Period
to 23 April 2018

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 23 April 2018 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 114 109
Rank change year-on-year +15 -5 -48
Contract jobs citing HP 82 67 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.72% 1.45% 1.67%
As % of the Vendors category 3.95% 3.32% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 33 46
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% +4.84% -4.62%
10th Percentile £243 £168 £100
90th Percentile £540 £438 £448
England median daily rate £375 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £14.56 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.61% -35.28% -13.46%
10th Percentile £9.36 £13.83 £10.79
90th Percentile £18.40 £15.38 £24.88
England median hourly rate £15.12 £14.50 £21.34
% change year-on-year +4.29% -32.05% +34.53%

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 2,078 2,016 2,517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 43.52% 43.50% 47.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,252 1,158 1,289
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.84%
10th Percentile £244 £213 £220
90th Percentile £578 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 90 82
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -4.15% -2.19%
10th Percentile £10.07 £10.57 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.05 £31.17 £25.90
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +9.11%

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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 2018. 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
Shropshire +7 26 £460 +5.14% 1
Warwickshire -3 16 £475 +50.20% 1
Birmingham -28 12 £330 +1.54% 2
Coventry -3 7 £301 -15.14% 4
Solihull -5 4 £340 - 1
Wolverhampton - 4 - -
Worcestershire - 2 £250 - 6
Staffordshire +1 1 - - 3
Walsall - 1 - -
HP
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for HP.

1 32 (39.02%) Cisco
2 31 (37.80%) Windows
3 29 (35.37%) Firewall
4 28 (34.15%) Security Cleared
5 27 (32.93%) ITIL
6 26 (31.71%) WAN
6 26 (31.71%) SC Cleared
6 26 (31.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 26 (31.71%) Amazon AWS
7 25 (30.49%) McAfee
8 23 (28.05%) Aruba
9 22 (26.83%) WAN Optimisation
9 22 (26.83%) Fortinet
9 22 (26.83%) Wireless
9 22 (26.83%) VPN
9 22 (26.83%) CheckPoint
9 22 (26.83%) FortiGate
10 19 (23.17%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (21.95%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (20.73%) Microsoft
12 17 (20.73%) Oracle
13 16 (19.51%) CCNP
13 16 (19.51%) VMware
14 15 (18.29%) SQL
14 15 (18.29%) Blue Coat
14 15 (18.29%) HP ALM
15 14 (17.07%) Data Centre
15 14 (17.07%) Windows Server
15 14 (17.07%) Intrusion Detection
16 13 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure

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 8 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.44%) IIS
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.22%) EngageOne
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.22%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.44%) iTrent
2 1 (1.22%) OpenText VIM for SAP
Cloud Services
1 26 (31.71%) Amazon AWS
1 26 (31.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.88%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (4.88%) Office 365
3 3 (3.66%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (3.66%) G Suite
4 2 (2.44%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 29 (35.37%) Firewall
2 26 (31.71%) WAN
3 22 (26.83%) VPN
3 22 (26.83%) Wireless
4 14 (17.07%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (15.85%) Internet
6 12 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (13.41%) DNS
8 10 (12.20%) DHCP
9 7 (8.54%) 802.11
10 5 (6.10%) LAN
10 5 (6.10%) MPLS
10 5 (6.10%) VLAN
11 4 (4.88%) BGP
11 4 (4.88%) HSRP
11 4 (4.88%) OSPF
12 3 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (2.44%) SSL
13 2 (2.44%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) MySQL
3 5 (6.10%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.22%) MS Access
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.22%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Selenium
2 3 (3.66%) HP UFT
2 3 (3.66%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.44%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.44%) SOAtest
4 1 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 4 (4.88%) Finance
2 2 (2.44%) Automotive
2 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.22%) Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (26.83%) Network Engineer
2 12 (14.63%) Support Engineer
3 10 (12.20%) Analyst
4 8 (9.76%) Network Support
4 8 (9.76%) Network Support Engineer
4 8 (9.76%) Test Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Architect
5 7 (8.54%) Design Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Implementation Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Incident Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Network Design Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.10%) Tester
7 4 (4.88%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (4.88%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Network Designer
8 3 (3.66%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.98%) WAP
2 7 (8.54%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.44%) X-Windows
4 1 (1.22%) .NET
4 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.22%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.07%) Data Centre
2 12 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (12.20%) Driving Licence
4 7 (8.54%) Management Information System
5 5 (6.10%) Public Cloud
5 5 (6.10%) Smart Meter
6 3 (3.66%) Clustering
7 2 (2.44%) Cyberattack
7 2 (2.44%) SCADA
7 2 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.44%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.22%) BYOD
8 1 (1.22%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (1.22%) CMDB
8 1 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (37.80%) Windows
2 14 (17.07%) Windows Server
3 11 (13.41%) Linux
3 11 (13.41%) Windows 7
4 9 (10.98%) Windows 8
5 8 (9.76%) Windows Vista
6 7 (8.54%) Windows 10
7 6 (7.32%) Unix
7 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (6.10%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.22%) CentOS
11 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.93%) ITIL
2 22 (26.83%) WAN Optimisation
3 18 (21.95%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (14.63%) Incident Management
4 12 (14.63%) Network Load Balancing
4 12 (14.63%) Network Packet Analysis
5 10 (12.20%) ITIL V3
6 8 (9.76%) Migration
7 7 (8.54%) Network Design
7 7 (8.54%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (8.54%) Workflow
8 6 (7.32%) Regression Testing
9 5 (6.10%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (6.10%) Test Automation
10 4 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (4.88%) Asset Management
10 4 (4.88%) Coaching
10 4 (4.88%) Data Analysis
10 4 (4.88%) Disk Encryption
10 4 (4.88%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.29%) SQL
2 6 (7.32%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.88%) Java
4 3 (3.66%) VB
5 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.22%) C#
5 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (34.15%) Security Cleared
2 26 (31.71%) SC Cleared
3 19 (23.17%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (19.51%) CCNP
5 6 (7.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (6.10%) CCNA
6 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (4.88%) CCIE
7 4 (4.88%) MCSE
8 3 (3.66%) CISSP
8 3 (3.66%) Degree
8 3 (3.66%) ISTQB
9 2 (2.44%) CCIE Security
9 2 (2.44%) CEH
9 2 (2.44%) CISM
9 2 (2.44%) GCIA
9 2 (2.44%) GIAC
9 2 (2.44%) GSEC
9 2 (2.44%) MCP
10 1 (1.22%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.76%) SLA
2 4 (4.88%) QA
3 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (13.41%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.88%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.88%) XenApp
4 2 (2.44%) Snort
4 2 (2.44%) vSphere
4 2 (2.44%) XenServer
5 1 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (26.83%) FortiGate
2 15 (18.29%) HP ALM
3 8 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (9.76%) SCCM
4 4 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.66%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.44%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.44%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (2.44%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (39.02%) Cisco
2 25 (30.49%) McAfee
3 23 (28.05%) Aruba
4 22 (26.83%) CheckPoint
4 22 (26.83%) Fortinet
5 17 (20.73%) Microsoft
5 17 (20.73%) Oracle
6 16 (19.51%) VMware
7 15 (18.29%) Blue Coat
8 12 (14.63%) BMC
8 12 (14.63%) F5
8 12 (14.63%) IBM
9 10 (12.20%) Nokia
10 7 (8.54%) Fujitsu
10 7 (8.54%) Google
11 6 (7.32%) Red Hat
12 5 (6.10%) Dell
13 4 (4.88%) Citrix
13 4 (4.88%) Kronos
14 3 (3.66%) SAP