Period
to 20 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 20 November 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 Hewlett-Packard Company.

HP
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 122 98
Rank change year-on-year +28 -24 -42
Contract jobs citing HP 98 91 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.04% 1.49% 1.59%
As % of the Vendors category 4.59% 3.16% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 45 43
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -6.21% +13.28%
10th Percentile £112 £161 £180
90th Percentile £431 £525 £470
England median daily rate £363 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 9
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -14.71% -10.53%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.66 £12.95
90th Percentile £16.00 £27.45 £23.75
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.73% -25.00% +14.29%

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 advertised in the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2136 2876 2181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.48% 46.96% 43.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1270 1560 1093
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £207 £250 £215
90th Percentile £569 £550 £540
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 92 139
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -8.52% -
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.29 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.05 £24.98 £33.31
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.06%

HP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing HP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for HP in the West Midlands

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP in the West Midlands

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP in the West Midlands

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP in the West Midlands

HP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Warwickshire +10 25 £381 +15.09%
Birmingham +8 21 £300 -7.69%
Shropshire +17 19 £166 -49.44% 1
Coventry +21 7 £325 +202.33% 1
Worcestershire +5 6 £250 -28.57%
Solihull +12 5 £400 - 1
Herefordshire - 5 £375 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £185 - 1
Staffordshire +4 1 £125 -68.35%
HP
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing HP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for HP.

1 32 (32.65%) Windows
2 24 (24.49%) SQL
2 24 (24.49%) Unix
3 21 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 21 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 20 (20.41%) Cisco
5 19 (19.39%) Incident Management
6 18 (18.37%) HP Quality Center
7 17 (17.35%) Windows Server
7 17 (17.35%) Firewall
7 17 (17.35%) Microsoft Office
7 17 (17.35%) Oracle
7 17 (17.35%) MS Exchange
8 15 (15.31%) VMware
9 14 (14.29%) SC Cleared
9 14 (14.29%) WAN
10 13 (13.27%) Perl
11 12 (12.24%) ITIL
11 12 (12.24%) Linux
11 12 (12.24%) CCNP
11 12 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (12.24%) Regression Testing
11 12 (12.24%) Test Automation
12 11 (11.22%) F5
12 11 (11.22%) Internet
12 11 (11.22%) Active Directory
12 11 (11.22%) Java
12 11 (11.22%) Wireless
13 10 (10.20%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (10.20%) Smart Meter

HP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 17 (17.35%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.20%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2000
4 5 (5.10%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 5 (5.10%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.06%) Apache Solr
5 3 (3.06%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.02%) Apache
7 1 (1.02%) IIS
7 1 (1.02%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 17 (17.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) iTrent
2 2 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.04%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.18%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.06%) Akamai
3 3 (3.06%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.35%) Firewall
2 14 (14.29%) WAN
3 11 (11.22%) Internet
3 11 (11.22%) Wireless
4 10 (10.20%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (10.20%) SAN
5 9 (9.18%) MPLS
5 9 (9.18%) TCP/IP
6 8 (8.16%) SSL
6 8 (8.16%) VPN
7 7 (7.14%) LAN
7 7 (7.14%) Network Security
7 7 (7.14%) OSPF
7 7 (7.14%) TETRA
7 7 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (6.12%) BGP
8 6 (6.12%) VLAN
9 5 (5.10%) DNS
10 4 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (4.08%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.16%) TimesTen
2 7 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.12%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.04%) MySQL
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.02%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (5.10%) HP UFT
1 5 (5.10%) JIRA
1 5 (5.10%) SoapUI
2 3 (3.06%) LoadUI
2 3 (3.06%) Selenium
3 2 (2.04%) JMeter
3 2 (2.04%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.02%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (10.20%) Finance
2 5 (5.10%) Banking
3 4 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.06%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.06%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.04%) Automotive
5 2 (2.04%) Electronics
6 1 (1.02%) Back Office
6 1 (1.02%) Legal
6 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.02%) Marketing
6 1 (1.02%) Military
6 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (33.67%) Analyst
2 18 (18.37%) Test Analyst
3 14 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 8 (8.16%) Support Analyst
5 7 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 7 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.12%) Operational Support Analyst
6 6 (6.12%) Operations Analyst
6 6 (6.12%) Operations Support Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 5 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.08%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Technical Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) Performance Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.02%) SOAP
1 1 (1.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.20%) Smart Meter
2 6 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.12%) Driving Licence
3 5 (5.10%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.06%) Clustering
4 3 (3.06%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.04%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (2.04%) HP Storage
5 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.04%) PKI
5 2 (2.04%) SCADA
6 1 (1.02%) CMDB
6 1 (1.02%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.02%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.02%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.02%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 32 (32.65%) Windows
2 24 (24.49%) Unix
3 17 (17.35%) Windows Server
4 12 (12.24%) Linux
5 9 (9.18%) Windows 7
5 9 (9.18%) Windows XP
6 8 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (7.14%) HPUX
8 6 (6.12%) Solaris
9 5 (5.10%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (3.06%) Android
10 3 (3.06%) Apple iOS
10 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.04%) AIX
11 2 (2.04%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.04%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.39%) Incident Management
2 12 (12.24%) ITIL
2 12 (12.24%) Regression Testing
2 12 (12.24%) Test Automation
3 10 (10.20%) Validation
4 9 (9.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (9.18%) Proactive Monitoring
4 9 (9.18%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (7.14%) Integration Testing
6 6 (6.12%) Break/Fix
6 6 (6.12%) Coaching
6 6 (6.12%) Network Load Balancing
6 6 (6.12%) Network Packet Analysis
6 6 (6.12%) Test Planning
6 6 (6.12%) WAN Optimisation
7 5 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.10%) CRM
7 5 (5.10%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (5.10%) SIEM
7 5 (5.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 24 (24.49%) SQL
2 13 (13.27%) Perl
3 11 (11.22%) Java
4 8 (8.16%) AWK
4 8 (8.16%) Bash Shell
4 8 (8.16%) Korn
4 8 (8.16%) sed
5 5 (5.10%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.06%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.02%) C#
7 1 (1.02%) COBOL
7 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 12 (12.24%) CCNP
3 12 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (6.12%) DV Cleared
5 5 (5.10%) CCIE
6 4 (4.08%) Degree
6 4 (4.08%) ISEB
6 4 (4.08%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.04%) CCIE Security
7 2 (2.04%) CCNA
7 2 (2.04%) CEH
7 2 (2.04%) CISM
7 2 (2.04%) CISSP
7 2 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.04%) GCIA
7 2 (2.04%) GIAC
7 2 (2.04%) GSEC
8 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.14%) SLA
2 3 (3.06%) QA
3 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (11.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.10%) Samba
4 4 (4.08%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (2.04%) Snort
6 1 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.02%) vSphere
6 1 (1.02%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (18.37%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (8.16%) Backup Exec
2 8 (8.16%) FortiGate
3 5 (5.10%) SCOM
4 4 (4.08%) WSUS
5 3 (3.06%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (3.06%) Nagios
6 2 (2.04%) Cisco LMS
6 2 (2.04%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.02%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.02%) Netcool
7 1 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (1.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.02%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 21 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 20 (20.41%) Cisco
3 17 (17.35%) Oracle
4 15 (15.31%) VMware
5 11 (11.22%) F5
6 10 (10.20%) McAfee
7 9 (9.18%) Aruba
7 9 (9.18%) CheckPoint
7 9 (9.18%) Fortinet
8 8 (8.16%) Blue Coat
8 8 (8.16%) Comptel
8 8 (8.16%) IBM
8 8 (8.16%) Remedy
9 6 (6.12%) BMC
9 6 (6.12%) Dell
10 5 (5.10%) Lotus
10 5 (5.10%) Sun
10 5 (5.10%) Symantec
11 4 (4.08%) NetApp
11 4 (4.08%) Red Hat