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 3 months to 24 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 Hewlett-Packard Company.

HP
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 95 69
Rank change year-on-year +16 -26  
Contract jobs citing HP 37 47 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.84% 1.56% 2.30%
As % of the Vendors category 4.09% 3.24% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 32
Median daily rate £375 £275 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -31.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £95 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £345
% change year-on-year +11.53% -5.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £26.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -35.36% +48.59%  

HP 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 advertised in the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 904 1452 1110
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 45.04% 48.10% 46.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 795 652
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 45 73
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -26.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

HP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 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
Birmingham +13 10 £300 +9.09% 3
Warwickshire +8 9 £389 -2.81% 1
Herefordshire 0 4 £375 -
Coventry +14 3 £400 +9.58% 2
Worcestershire +12 1 £250 - 1
Solihull +11 1 - -
Shropshire +10 1 £410 +272.72% 1
Staffordshire +1 1 - - 2
HP
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 19 (25.33%) Windows
1 19 (25.33%) Finance
2 18 (24.00%) IBM
3 17 (22.67%) SAN
3 17 (22.67%) ITIL
4 16 (21.33%) Migration
5 15 (20.00%) Linux
5 15 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (18.67%) Network Security
6 14 (18.67%) Dell
7 13 (17.33%) Microsoft
8 12 (16.00%) Change Management
8 12 (16.00%) Telecoms
8 12 (16.00%) Cisco
8 12 (16.00%) Incident Management
8 12 (16.00%) Problem Management
8 12 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (14.67%) Windows Server
9 11 (14.67%) 3PAR
9 11 (14.67%) NetApp
9 11 (14.67%) EMC
9 11 (14.67%) Unix
9 11 (14.67%) SQL
10 10 (13.33%) VMware
10 10 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
11 9 (12.00%) Escalation Management
11 9 (12.00%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (12.00%) Computer Science
11 9 (12.00%) Degree
11 9 (12.00%) 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 6 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2000
2 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 4 (5.33%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.67%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.33%) Exstream
2 1 (1.33%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.33%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.67%) SAN
2 14 (18.67%) Network Security
3 7 (9.33%) LAN
4 4 (5.33%) Firewall
4 4 (5.33%) WAN
5 3 (4.00%) Internet
5 3 (4.00%) TETRA
6 2 (2.67%) VoIP
7 1 (1.33%) 3G
7 1 (1.33%) BGP
7 1 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.33%) DHCP
7 1 (1.33%) DNS
7 1 (1.33%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.33%) OSPF
7 1 (1.33%) VLAN
7 1 (1.33%) VPN
7 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.33%) Wireless
7 1 (1.33%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.33%) IDOL
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (5.33%) HP UFT
3 3 (4.00%) JMeter
3 3 (4.00%) LoadUI
4 2 (2.67%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.33%) JIRA
5 1 (1.33%) Selenium
5 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (25.33%) Finance
2 12 (16.00%) Telecoms
3 8 (10.67%) Electronics
4 5 (6.67%) Banking
4 5 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 5 (6.67%) Retail
5 4 (5.33%) Financial Institution
5 4 (5.33%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (17.33%) Analyst
2 12 (16.00%) Test Analyst
3 11 (14.67%) Architect
4 8 (10.67%) Technical Architect
5 6 (8.00%) Bid Manager
5 6 (8.00%) Developer
5 6 (8.00%) Programme Manager
6 4 (5.33%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Storage Architect
6 4 (5.33%) Technical Developer
7 3 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) IT Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Performance Test Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Test Manager
8 2 (2.67%) CRM Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Data Centre Architect
8 2 (2.67%) HP Storage Architect
8 2 (2.67%) Unix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) SOAP
2 1 (1.33%) JSON
2 1 (1.33%) Middleware
2 1 (1.33%) Web Services
2 1 (1.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (9.33%) CLARiiON
3 7 (9.33%) Symmetrix DMX
4 5 (6.67%) HP Storage
5 4 (5.33%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.33%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.67%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.67%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.33%) CESG
7 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.33%) Windows
2 15 (20.00%) Linux
3 11 (14.67%) Unix
3 11 (14.67%) Windows Server
4 8 (10.67%) HPUX
5 5 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (5.33%) Solaris
7 3 (4.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.33%) AIX
9 1 (1.33%) Android
9 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.67%) ITIL
2 16 (21.33%) Migration
3 12 (16.00%) Change Management
3 12 (16.00%) Incident Management
3 12 (16.00%) Problem Management
4 10 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
5 9 (12.00%) Escalation Management
6 8 (10.67%) System Integration Testing
6 8 (10.67%) Test Automation
6 8 (10.67%) Workflow
7 7 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (9.33%) Defect Management
7 7 (9.33%) Trend Analysis
8 6 (8.00%) SDLC
8 6 (8.00%) Technical Analysis
8 6 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (6.67%) Integration Testing
9 5 (6.67%) Project Management
9 5 (6.67%) Regression Testing
9 5 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.67%) SQL
2 5 (6.67%) Perl
2 5 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.67%) Java
4 1 (1.33%) C
4 1 (1.33%) COBOL
4 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (12.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 9 (12.00%) Degree
2 8 (10.67%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.33%) PMI Certification
4 5 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.67%) PgMP
5 4 (5.33%) ISEB
5 4 (5.33%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.00%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.67%) PMP
8 1 (1.33%) CCDP
8 1 (1.33%) CCNA
8 1 (1.33%) CCNP
8 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.33%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.33%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.33%) MOS
8 1 (1.33%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) PMO
2 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 9 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.67%) Hyper-V
2 8 (10.67%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (9.33%) SRDF
4 6 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (6.67%) Samba
6 4 (5.33%) Active Directory
7 2 (2.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.00%) SCCM
3 2 (2.67%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.67%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.33%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.33%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (1.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 18 (24.00%) IBM
2 14 (18.67%) Dell
3 13 (17.33%) Microsoft
4 12 (16.00%) Cisco
5 11 (14.67%) 3PAR
5 11 (14.67%) EMC
5 11 (14.67%) NetApp
6 10 (13.33%) VMware
7 6 (8.00%) Brocade
7 6 (8.00%) Fujitsu
8 5 (6.67%) Oracle
9 4 (5.33%) Sun
10 3 (4.00%) Citrix
10 3 (4.00%) Hitachi
10 3 (4.00%) SAP
11 2 (2.67%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.67%) Remedy
11 2 (2.67%) Veritas
12 1 (1.33%) Kronos
12 1 (1.33%) Toshiba