The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of ProCurve products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ProCurve over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 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 HP ProCurve.

ProCurve
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 601 636 623
Rank change year-on-year +35 -13  
Contract jobs citing ProCurve 1 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.013% 0.028%
As % of the Vendors category 0.005% 0.029% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 14
Median daily rate £175 £310 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.54% +0.81%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £298 £400
% change year-on-year -41.17% -25.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

ProCurve is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20514 24183 25039
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.82% 44.94% 44.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12454 14905 14646
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 709 826 1130
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +5.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

ProCurve
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ProCurve as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for ProCurve in the UK

ProCurve
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ProCurve in the UK

ProCurve
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ProCurve in the UK

ProCurve
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ProCurve within the UK over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 1 £175 -43.54% 3
Bristol - 1 £175 -
South West - 1 £175 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ProCurve also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ProCurve.

1 13 (92.86%) Cisco
1 13 (92.86%) HP
2 11 (78.57%) LAN
3 8 (57.14%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (42.86%) WAN
5 6 (42.86%) ITIL
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (42.86%) Firewall
5 6 (42.86%) ITIL V3
5 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
6 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (28.57%) Network Architecture
7 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
7 4 (28.57%) Palo Alto
8 2 (14.29%) Ubiquiti
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
8 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (14.29%) Wireless
8 2 (14.29%) Windows
8 2 (14.29%) BGP
8 2 (14.29%) Network Design
9 1 (7.14%) Brocade
9 1 (7.14%) VLAN
9 1 (7.14%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (7.14%) VPLS
9 1 (7.14%) SonicWALL
9 1 (7.14%) Draytek
9 1 (7.14%) iSCSI

ProCurve
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 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) LAN
2 8 (57.14%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (42.86%) Firewall
3 6 (42.86%) WAN
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (14.29%) BGP
5 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (14.29%) Wireless
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (7.14%) DHCP
6 1 (7.14%) DNS
6 1 (7.14%) IPv4
6 1 (7.14%) IPv6
6 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
6 1 (7.14%) Junos
6 1 (7.14%) MPLS
6 1 (7.14%) OSPF
6 1 (7.14%) SAN
6 1 (7.14%) SNMP
6 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Network Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Design Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Configuration Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Switch Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL V3
2 4 (28.57%) Network Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Network Design
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Cisco
1 13 (92.86%) HP
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 4 (28.57%) Palo Alto
4 2 (14.29%) Ubiquiti
5 1 (7.14%) Apple
5 1 (7.14%) Aruba
5 1 (7.14%) Brocade
5 1 (7.14%) Dell
5 1 (7.14%) Draytek
5 1 (7.14%) EqualLogic
5 1 (7.14%) Juniper
5 1 (7.14%) Nokia
5 1 (7.14%) Remedy
5 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.14%) SonicWALL
5 1 (7.14%) VMware