Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 115 116
Rank change year-on-year -12 +1 -38
Contract jobs citing HP 75 63 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.44% 1.43% 1.60%
As % of the Vendors category 3.18% 3.30% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 35 53
West Midlands median daily rate £394 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +25.00% -9.77%
10th Percentile £227 £228 £106
90th Percentile £550 £417 £450
England median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £14.63 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -35.00% +34.33%
10th Percentile £12.55 £13.71 £12.10
90th Percentile £21.75 £15.54 £38.30
England median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £20.05
% change year-on-year +17.24% -27.68% +14.59%

HP is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all 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 2,358 1,910 2,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.34% 43.23% 48.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,371 1,141 1,565
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £233 £231 £225
90th Percentile £575 £553 £525
England median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 81 85
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.99 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.77% +25.85% -18.18%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.50 £9.59
90th Percentile £29.65 £45.00 £25.07
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% -

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 July 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 20 July 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
Birmingham -11 22 £330 +25.71% 14
Shropshire -8 20 £513 +25.00% 1
Solihull -11 7 £340 -
Warwickshire -8 5 £463 +32.21% 3
Coventry -14 5 £250 -37.50% 2
Staffordshire -4 2 - - 2
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
HP
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 30 (40.00%) Windows
2 26 (34.67%) Cisco
3 22 (29.33%) Microsoft
3 22 (29.33%) Firewall
4 18 (24.00%) Data Centre
5 17 (22.67%) ITIL
6 16 (21.33%) VPN
6 16 (21.33%) VMware
6 16 (21.33%) Security Cleared
7 15 (20.00%) McAfee
7 15 (20.00%) WAN
8 14 (18.67%) Oracle
8 14 (18.67%) SQL
8 14 (18.67%) SC Cleared
8 14 (18.67%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (18.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (18.67%) Amazon AWS
9 13 (17.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (17.33%) Aruba
9 13 (17.33%) Wireless
10 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
10 12 (16.00%) CheckPoint
10 12 (16.00%) Windows 7
10 12 (16.00%) WAN Optimisation
10 12 (16.00%) Hyper-V
10 12 (16.00%) Fortinet
10 12 (16.00%) FortiGate
11 11 (14.67%) Windows Server
11 11 (14.67%) Nokia
11 11 (14.67%) Cisco Certification

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 9 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.67%) Confluence
3 3 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.33%) IIS
5 1 (1.33%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Exstream
1 2 (2.67%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (1.33%) SAP EWM
2 1 (1.33%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.67%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (18.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.67%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.33%) G Suite
3 1 (1.33%) IaaS
3 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (29.33%) Firewall
2 16 (21.33%) VPN
3 15 (20.00%) WAN
4 14 (18.67%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (17.33%) Wireless
6 10 (13.33%) DNS
7 6 (8.00%) DHCP
8 4 (5.33%) 802.11
9 3 (4.00%) Internet
9 3 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (4.00%) LAN
10 2 (2.67%) SAN
10 2 (2.67%) SNMP
10 2 (2.67%) SSL
10 2 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (1.33%) Asterisk PBX
11 1 (1.33%) DMZ
11 1 (1.33%) MPLS
11 1 (1.33%) NAS
11 1 (1.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.67%) MS Access
2 2 (2.67%) MySQL
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) JIRA
2 5 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (6.67%) Bitbucket
2 5 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (8.00%) Automotive
2 5 (6.67%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (18.67%) Network Engineer
2 12 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (10.67%) Design Engineer
3 8 (10.67%) Implementation Engineer
3 8 (10.67%) Network Design Engineer
3 8 (10.67%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) Consultant
6 5 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Architect
7 4 (5.33%) Citrix Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.33%) Exchange Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Test Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Network Architect
8 3 (4.00%) Network Designer
8 3 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.67%) WAP
2 5 (6.67%) HTML
2 5 (6.67%) XML
3 4 (5.33%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.33%) .NET
4 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.33%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.33%) Driving Licence
4 6 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (6.67%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.00%) Blackberry
6 3 (4.00%) Fat Client
6 3 (4.00%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.67%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.33%) BYOD
8 1 (1.33%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (1.33%) Clustering
8 1 (1.33%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.33%) EMC VNXe
8 1 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.33%) PKI
8 1 (1.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 30 (40.00%) Windows
2 12 (16.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (14.67%) Windows Server
4 10 (13.33%) Linux
4 10 (13.33%) Windows 10
5 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (8.00%) Windows 8
8 5 (6.67%) Windows Vista
9 4 (5.33%) Windows XP
10 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (4.00%) Unix
11 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.67%) ITIL
2 12 (16.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 10 (13.33%) Service Management
4 8 (10.67%) Network Design
4 8 (10.67%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (9.33%) Incident Management
5 7 (9.33%) Waterfall
6 6 (8.00%) Scrum
7 5 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 5 (6.67%) Continuous Deployment
7 5 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (6.67%) Presales
7 5 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
8 4 (5.33%) Integration Testing
8 4 (5.33%) Line Management
8 4 (5.33%) Patch Management
8 4 (5.33%) Workflow
9 3 (4.00%) Migration
9 3 (4.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.67%) SQL
2 5 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.00%) VB
4 2 (2.67%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.67%) VBScript
5 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.33%) C#
5 1 (1.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (21.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (18.67%) SC Cleared
3 11 (14.67%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (8.00%) CCNA
4 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.33%) CCIE
5 4 (5.33%) CCNP
5 4 (5.33%) MCSA
5 4 (5.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.67%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.67%) MCSE
8 1 (1.33%) CISSP
8 1 (1.33%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.33%) Degree
8 1 (1.33%) MCP
8 1 (1.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.67%) SLA
2 2 (2.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.33%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (17.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (16.00%) Hyper-V
3 9 (12.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (6.67%) vSphere
5 4 (5.33%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.33%) XenApp
6 3 (4.00%) Firmware
6 3 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.33%) iptables
8 1 (1.33%) Postfix
8 1 (1.33%) Samba
8 1 (1.33%) Squid
8 1 (1.33%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (16.00%) FortiGate
2 10 (13.33%) HP ALM
3 9 (12.00%) SCCM
4 8 (10.67%) HP Data Protector
5 6 (8.00%) Backup Exec
6 5 (6.67%) WSUS
7 3 (4.00%) SCOM
7 3 (4.00%) vCenter Server
8 2 (2.67%) BladeLogic
8 2 (2.67%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (2.67%) HP NNM
8 2 (2.67%) Netcool
8 2 (2.67%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.67%) Opsview
8 2 (2.67%) PowerCLI
8 2 (2.67%) Tivoli
9 1 (1.33%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.33%) Nessus
9 1 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 26 (34.67%) Cisco
2 22 (29.33%) Microsoft
3 16 (21.33%) VMware
4 15 (20.00%) McAfee
5 14 (18.67%) Oracle
6 13 (17.33%) Aruba
7 12 (16.00%) CheckPoint
7 12 (16.00%) Fortinet
8 11 (14.67%) Nokia
9 7 (9.33%) Fujitsu
9 7 (9.33%) NetApp
10 5 (6.67%) Atlassian
10 5 (6.67%) Dell
10 5 (6.67%) Symantec
11 4 (5.33%) Citrix
11 4 (5.33%) Palo Alto
12 3 (4.00%) BMC
12 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
12 3 (4.00%) SAP
12 3 (4.00%) Wyse