Period
to 19 August 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited HP over the 6 months to 19 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

HP
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 223 179 134
Rank change year-on-year -44 -45 -55
Contract jobs citing HP 1,137 1,594 1,901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.56% 1.97%
As % of the Vendors category 2.95% 3.73% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 979 1,115
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +4.46%
10th Percentile £170 £158 £178
90th Percentile £550 £521 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £343 £360
% change year-on-year +9.49% -4.86% +8.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 156 159
UK median hourly rate £15.40 £15.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% -2.50% -24.99%
10th Percentile £9.54 £10.21 £10.40
90th Percentile £35.53 £31.13 £32.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.07 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -9.24% -3.13% -30.43%

HP is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 38,603 42,720 42,168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.82% 41.79% 43.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,084 26,453 25,781
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +4.24%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,441 1,574 1,395
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +1.45% -1.43%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.01 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £46.93 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -5.04%

HP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing HP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for HP in the UK

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HP.

Contractor daily rate trend for HP in the UK

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP over the 6 months to 19 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP in the UK

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP in the UK

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP over the 6 months to 19 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HP in the UK

HP
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the UK over the 6 months to 19 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -33 1,033 £400 +10.34% 319
UK excluding London -32 821 £375 +9.49% 258
London -60 281 £425 +13.33% 71
South East -53 260 £400 +4.58% 73
South West +58 171 £450 +63.64% 29
North of England -16 160 £325 -4.41% 80
Midlands +20 95 £375 +7.14% 46
North West +11 83 £267 -20.89% 44
West Midlands +22 66 £413 +3.13% 29
Yorkshire +6 66 £388 +6.90% 27
East of England -16 57 £425 +21.43% 20
Wales +17 37 £370 +4.23% 4
Scotland -37 36 £328 +14.91% 5
East Midlands +23 29 £325 -3.70% 17
North East -36 11 £325 -4.06% 9
Northern Ireland +7 6 £263 +5.00% 1

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing HP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for HP.

1 470 (41.34%) Windows
2 349 (30.69%) Microsoft
3 321 (28.23%) VMware
4 291 (25.59%) Active Directory
5 280 (24.63%) Cisco
6 229 (20.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 217 (19.09%) ITIL
8 204 (17.94%) Windows Server
9 199 (17.50%) Security Cleared
10 184 (16.18%) Linux
11 180 (15.83%) Dell
12 174 (15.30%) SQL
13 171 (15.04%) SAN
14 161 (14.16%) Firewall
15 156 (13.72%) PowerShell
16 152 (13.37%) DNS
17 151 (13.28%) HP ALM
18 150 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
19 145 (12.75%) Finance
20 144 (12.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 142 (12.49%) Citrix
22 140 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
23 135 (11.87%) Oracle
24 133 (11.70%) Data Centre
25 132 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
26 131 (11.52%) Hyper-V
27 130 (11.43%) WAN
28 127 (11.17%) SC Cleared
28 127 (11.17%) Windows Server 2012
29 125 (10.99%) HP Quality Center

HP
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 105 (9.23%) MS Exchange
2 53 (4.66%) SharePoint
3 52 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 44 (3.87%) IIS
5 43 (3.78%) Skype for Business
6 27 (2.37%) Confluence
7 14 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (1.06%) OpenStack
9 8 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.62%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.53%) Apache
11 6 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.53%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2000
14 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 100 (8.80%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.18%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.18%) Shockwave
6 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.088%) FileZilla
7 1 (0.088%) LightWave 3D
7 1 (0.088%) Notepad++
7 1 (0.088%) SPSS
7 1 (0.088%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (1.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (1.23%) BASE24
4 6 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.44%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.44%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.44%) Workday HCM
6 3 (0.26%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.18%) Changepoint
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.18%) SAP SCM
7 2 (0.18%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.088%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.088%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.088%) SAP FSCM
8 1 (0.088%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.088%) SAP GTM
8 1 (0.088%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 123 (10.82%) Office 365
2 114 (10.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (6.07%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.50%) GitHub
5 13 (1.14%) IaaS
6 11 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.88%) PaaS
8 9 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.70%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.62%) OneDrive
10 7 (0.62%) SaaS
11 5 (0.44%) Heroku
12 3 (0.26%) Akamai
12 3 (0.26%) OpenDNS
12 3 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.18%) Power Platform
14 1 (0.088%) Dropbox
14 1 (0.088%) Google Drive
14 1 (0.088%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 171 (15.04%) SAN
2 161 (14.16%) Firewall
3 152 (13.37%) DNS
4 130 (11.43%) WAN
5 120 (10.55%) LAN
6 116 (10.20%) DHCP
7 89 (7.83%) VPN
8 72 (6.33%) Wireless
9 69 (6.07%) NAS
10 53 (4.66%) TCP/IP
11 39 (3.43%) BGP
12 37 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
12 37 (3.25%) Skype
13 34 (2.99%) Internet
14 30 (2.64%) MPLS
14 30 (2.64%) VLAN
15 29 (2.55%) NetScaler
16 27 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
17 26 (2.29%) OSPF
17 26 (2.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (9.06%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.34%) Oracle Database
3 32 (2.81%) MySQL
4 31 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (2.11%) Big Data
6 20 (1.76%) MongoDB
7 19 (1.67%) NonStop SQL
7 19 (1.67%) Relational Database
8 18 (1.58%) DB2
9 15 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (1.23%) DataStage
11 11 (0.97%) Informix
11 11 (0.97%) QualityStage
12 10 (0.88%) IBM InfoSphere
13 8 (0.70%) SAP BW
13 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (0.53%) Blockchain
15 6 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
16 5 (0.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 99 (8.71%) JIRA
2 58 (5.10%) Selenium
3 48 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 47 (4.13%) LoadRunner
5 36 (3.17%) HP UFT
6 25 (2.20%) Jenkins
7 22 (1.93%) Cucumber
8 21 (1.85%) JMeter
9 19 (1.67%) WebDriver
10 17 (1.50%) Git (software)
11 16 (1.41%) Metasploit
11 16 (1.41%) SpecFlow
12 15 (1.32%) SoapUI
12 15 (1.32%) Visual Studio
13 10 (0.88%) LoadUI
13 10 (0.88%) NeoLoad
13 10 (0.88%) TestComplete
14 9 (0.79%) TestRail
14 9 (0.79%) WebLOAD
15 7 (0.62%) MSI
General
1 145 (12.75%) Finance
2 70 (6.16%) Telecoms
3 61 (5.36%) Public Sector
4 56 (4.93%) Banking
5 27 (2.37%) Back Office
5 27 (2.37%) Retail
6 22 (1.93%) Publishing
7 19 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.14%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.62%) Electronics
10 7 (0.62%) Online Betting
11 6 (0.53%) Advertising
11 6 (0.53%) General Ledger
11 6 (0.53%) Legal
12 5 (0.44%) Automotive
12 5 (0.44%) French Language
12 5 (0.44%) Law
12 5 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.44%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 157 (13.81%) Analyst
2 110 (9.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 80 (7.04%) Support Engineer
4 77 (6.77%) Network Engineer
5 67 (5.89%) Tester
6 66 (5.80%) Consultant
7 57 (5.01%) Developer
7 57 (5.01%) Test Analyst
8 54 (4.75%) Test Manager
9 49 (4.31%) Administrator
10 43 (3.78%) Systems Engineer
11 41 (3.61%) IT Engineer
11 41 (3.61%) Windows Engineer
12 36 (3.17%) IT Support
12 36 (3.17%) Test Leader
13 34 (2.99%) Architect
14 33 (2.90%) Support Analyst
15 32 (2.81%) Server Engineer
16 30 (2.64%) Service Analyst
17 28 (2.46%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (3.34%) Web Services
1 38 (3.34%) XML
2 35 (3.08%) RESTful
3 34 (2.99%) .NET
4 26 (2.29%) Gherkin
5 16 (1.41%) JSON
5 16 (1.41%) Middleware
6 15 (1.32%) SOAP
7 14 (1.23%) Swagger
8 11 (0.97%) LDAP
8 11 (0.97%) XML Schema
9 10 (0.88%) Django
9 10 (0.88%) REST
10 9 (0.79%) HTML
11 7 (0.62%) YAML
12 6 (0.53%) SAP Fiori
12 6 (0.53%) SAPUI5
13 5 (0.44%) 802.1X
13 5 (0.44%) BAPI
13 5 (0.44%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 133 (11.70%) Data Centre
2 112 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (8.18%) Clustering
4 51 (4.49%) Replication
5 50 (4.40%) Driving Licence
6 49 (4.31%) NHS
7 44 (3.87%) Management Information System
8 25 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
9 22 (1.93%) User Experience
9 22 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
10 19 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.50%) Fat Client
11 17 (1.50%) Thin Client
12 15 (1.32%) Blackberry
12 15 (1.32%) Tandem
12 15 (1.32%) Virtual Team
13 12 (1.06%) iPad
14 11 (0.97%) Blog
14 11 (0.97%) PKI
14 11 (0.97%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 470 (41.34%) Windows
2 204 (17.94%) Windows Server
3 184 (16.18%) Linux
4 140 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 127 (11.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 106 (9.32%) Windows 10
7 95 (8.36%) Windows 7
8 89 (7.83%) Unix
9 70 (6.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 40 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 37 (3.25%) HPUX
11 37 (3.25%) Solaris
12 20 (1.76%) Ubuntu
13 18 (1.58%) CentOS
14 17 (1.50%) AIX
14 17 (1.50%) Windows XP
15 14 (1.23%) Windows 8
16 13 (1.14%) Android
16 13 (1.14%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (19.09%) ITIL
2 150 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (12.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 132 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
5 114 (10.03%) Test Automation
6 113 (9.94%) Migration
7 95 (8.36%) Test Management
8 94 (8.27%) Test Scripting
9 79 (6.95%) Test Strategy
10 76 (6.68%) Defect Management
11 61 (5.36%) Incident Management
12 55 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
13 52 (4.57%) Service Management
14 50 (4.40%) Configuration Management
15 49 (4.31%) Task Automation
16 47 (4.13%) Project Management
17 45 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
17 45 (3.96%) Regression Testing
18 44 (3.87%) Change Management
18 44 (3.87%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 174 (15.30%) SQL
2 156 (13.72%) PowerShell
3 92 (8.09%) Python
4 81 (7.12%) Java
5 55 (4.84%) Perl
6 41 (3.61%) C#
7 37 (3.25%) Shell Script
8 30 (2.64%) Bash Shell
9 29 (2.55%) C
10 26 (2.29%) JavaScript
11 23 (2.02%) PL/SQL
12 18 (1.58%) VB
12 18 (1.58%) VBScript
13 9 (0.79%) VBA
14 8 (0.70%) C++
14 8 (0.70%) Korn
14 8 (0.70%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.62%) ABAP
15 7 (0.62%) PHP
15 7 (0.62%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 199 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 127 (11.17%) SC Cleared
3 78 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
3 78 (6.86%) ISTQB
4 74 (6.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 71 (6.24%) ISEB
6 61 (5.36%) DV Cleared
7 53 (4.66%) CCNP
8 48 (4.22%) CCNA
9 47 (4.13%) Degree
10 45 (3.96%) MCSE
11 37 (3.25%) MCP
12 25 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 23 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 22 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
15 21 (1.85%) CCIE
16 13 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
17 12 (1.06%) CCSP
17 12 (1.06%) MCSA
18 10 (0.88%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.72%) QA
2 62 (5.45%) SLA
3 19 (1.67%) PMO
4 17 (1.50%) Data Quality
5 12 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.62%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
7 4 (0.35%) GxP
8 3 (0.26%) HL7
9 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.18%) NCSC
9 2 (0.18%) NIST
9 2 (0.18%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.18%) SEPA
10 1 (0.088%) COSHH
10 1 (0.088%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.088%) PSD2
System Software
1 291 (25.59%) Active Directory
2 229 (20.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (11.52%) Hyper-V
4 97 (8.53%) VMware ESXi
5 78 (6.86%) vSphere
6 58 (5.10%) XenApp
7 47 (4.13%) XenDesktop
8 29 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (1.76%) Oracle RAC
10 19 (1.67%) Terminal Services
11 17 (1.50%) Firmware
12 14 (1.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 14 (1.23%) vCloud
13 13 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (1.06%) ISA Server
14 12 (1.06%) NFS
15 9 (0.79%) VMware Server
15 9 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
16 8 (0.70%) DFS Replication
16 8 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 151 (13.28%) HP ALM
2 125 (10.99%) HP Quality Center
3 118 (10.38%) SCCM
4 64 (5.63%) Ansible
5 51 (4.49%) WSUS
6 50 (4.40%) SCOM
7 45 (3.96%) vCenter Server
8 40 (3.52%) Puppet
9 33 (2.90%) NetBackup
10 32 (2.81%) OpenView
11 30 (2.64%) Microsoft Clustering
12 27 (2.37%) Netcool
13 18 (1.58%) Nagios
13 18 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
13 18 (1.58%) Red Hat Satellite
14 17 (1.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 16 (1.41%) HP SIM
15 16 (1.41%) Nessus
15 16 (1.41%) Nmap
16 14 (1.23%) vMotion
Vendors
1 349 (30.69%) Microsoft
2 321 (28.23%) VMware
3 280 (24.63%) Cisco
4 180 (15.83%) Dell
5 142 (12.49%) Citrix
6 135 (11.87%) Oracle
7 93 (8.18%) IBM
8 77 (6.77%) EMC
9 74 (6.51%) SAP
10 66 (5.80%) NetApp
11 63 (5.54%) Aruba
12 59 (5.19%) CheckPoint
13 56 (4.93%) 3PAR
14 55 (4.84%) Red Hat
15 54 (4.75%) F5
16 50 (4.40%) Juniper
17 44 (3.87%) Palo Alto
18 41 (3.61%) BMC
19 39 (3.43%) Meraki
20 35 (3.08%) Remedy