Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 97 120
Rank change year-on-year -35 +23 -4
Contract jobs citing HP 70 90 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.39% 1.94% 1.61%
As % of the Vendors category 2.95% 4.35% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 53 51
West Midlands median daily rate £369 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% +10.29% -4.56%
10th Percentile £247 £108 £163
90th Percentile £506 £419 £525
England median daily rate £369 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +1.10% +4.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.14% -3.45% -13.43%
10th Percentile £12.15 £12.00 £13.55
90th Percentile £23.85 £16.00 £30.63
England median hourly rate £15.30 £15.89 £17.00
% change year-on-year -3.70% -6.54% -15.00%

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 2,375 2,071 2,902
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 47.06% 44.71% 46.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,349 1,227 1,571
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £219 £208 £238
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 92 91
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.82 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.19% +9.10% -12.12%
10th Percentile £10.92 £11.03 £10.00
90th Percentile £28.25 £50.00 £25.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -31 25 £445 +217.86% 4
Birmingham 0 20 £334 -1.11% 10
Solihull -3 5 £350 -12.50%
Coventry -14 4 £262 -26.90% 3
Warwickshire -13 2 £451 +14.41% 2
Staffordshire -6 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 -
HP
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 25 (35.71%) Windows
2 23 (32.86%) ITIL
2 23 (32.86%) Cisco
3 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 20 (28.57%) Firewall
3 20 (28.57%) VMware
4 17 (24.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 16 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (21.43%) WAN
6 15 (21.43%) Service Management
6 15 (21.43%) Aruba
7 14 (20.00%) Hyper-V
7 14 (20.00%) SQL
8 13 (18.57%) IBM
8 13 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (18.57%) HP ALM
8 13 (18.57%) Windows Server
9 12 (17.14%) Jenkins
9 12 (17.14%) Data Centre
9 12 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
9 12 (17.14%) JIRA
9 12 (17.14%) Wireless
9 12 (17.14%) CheckPoint
9 12 (17.14%) McAfee
10 11 (15.71%) XML
10 11 (15.71%) Atlassian
10 11 (15.71%) Bitbucket
10 11 (15.71%) SC Cleared

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 10 (14.29%) Confluence
2 9 (12.86%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.86%) IIS
5 2 (2.86%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.43%) JBoss
6 1 (1.43%) Mule
6 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.29%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Exstream
2 1 (1.43%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (1.43%) SAP EWM
2 1 (1.43%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 12 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.29%) IaaS
2 3 (4.29%) Office 365
3 1 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.43%) PaaS
3 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.57%) Firewall
2 15 (21.43%) WAN
3 12 (17.14%) Wireless
4 9 (12.86%) Internet
5 8 (11.43%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (10.00%) DNS
7 6 (8.57%) VPN
8 5 (7.14%) LAN
9 4 (5.71%) DHCP
9 4 (5.71%) iSCSI
9 4 (5.71%) SSL
10 3 (4.29%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (4.29%) IP Telephony
10 3 (4.29%) NAS
10 3 (4.29%) SAN
10 3 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (4.29%) WLAN
11 2 (2.86%) SNMP
11 2 (2.86%) Unified Communications
11 2 (2.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
1 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) MS Access
2 1 (1.43%) MySQL
2 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (17.14%) Jenkins
1 12 (17.14%) JIRA
2 11 (15.71%) Bitbucket
3 10 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.43%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.43%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.43%) Maven
4 1 (1.43%) Selenium
4 1 (1.43%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.43%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (5.71%) Automotive
1 4 (5.71%) Finance
1 4 (5.71%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (25.71%) Network Engineer
2 16 (22.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (15.71%) Consultant
4 8 (11.43%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) IT Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) JIRA Consultant
6 4 (5.71%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Architect
7 3 (4.29%) Business Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Design Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) DevOps Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Implementation Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Network Support
7 3 (4.29%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.71%) XML
2 10 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (2.86%) SOAP
3 2 (2.86%) WAP
3 2 (2.86%) Web Services
4 1 (1.43%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.43%) Java EE
4 1 (1.43%) Java SE
4 1 (1.43%) JSON
4 1 (1.43%) JSON Schema
4 1 (1.43%) LDAP
4 1 (1.43%) Middleware
4 1 (1.43%) OAuth
4 1 (1.43%) REST
4 1 (1.43%) Spring
4 1 (1.43%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.43%) WSDL
4 1 (1.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.57%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.71%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.71%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.71%) Thin Client
4 3 (4.29%) PKI
5 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.86%) Clustering
5 2 (2.86%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.86%) EMC VNXe
5 2 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.43%) Handset
6 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.43%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.71%) Windows
2 13 (18.57%) Windows Server
3 10 (14.29%) Linux
3 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (12.86%) Windows 10
4 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (11.43%) Windows 7
6 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.29%) Unix
8 2 (2.86%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.43%) AIX
9 1 (1.43%) HPUX
9 1 (1.43%) Solaris
9 1 (1.43%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.86%) ITIL
2 17 (24.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 15 (21.43%) Service Management
4 12 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
5 10 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (14.29%) Scrum
5 10 (14.29%) WAN Optimisation
6 9 (12.86%) Business Analysis
6 9 (12.86%) Presales
6 9 (12.86%) Translating Business Requirements
6 9 (12.86%) Waterfall
7 8 (11.43%) ITIL V3
7 8 (11.43%) Network Load Balancing
7 8 (11.43%) Network Packet Analysis
8 6 (8.57%) Integration Testing
9 5 (7.14%) DevOps
9 5 (7.14%) Line Management
10 3 (4.29%) Break/Fix
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.00%) SQL
2 8 (11.43%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.71%) VBScript
4 3 (4.29%) Java
4 3 (4.29%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.29%) VB
5 1 (1.43%) Groovy
5 1 (1.43%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (15.71%) SC Cleared
2 11 (15.71%) Security Cleared
3 10 (14.29%) CCNP
4 6 (8.57%) CCNA
4 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (5.71%) MCSA
7 2 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.86%) CCIE
7 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.43%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.43%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) SLA
2 2 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.43%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 13 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.86%) Active Directory
4 8 (11.43%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (7.14%) Firmware
5 5 (7.14%) vSphere
6 4 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (5.71%) XenApp
7 2 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.86%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.43%) iptables
8 1 (1.43%) Postfix
8 1 (1.43%) Samba
8 1 (1.43%) Squid
8 1 (1.43%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.43%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (18.57%) HP ALM
2 9 (12.86%) SCCM
3 8 (11.43%) WSUS
4 7 (10.00%) FortiGate
5 6 (8.57%) HP Data Protector
6 5 (7.14%) Backup Exec
6 5 (7.14%) SCOM
7 4 (5.71%) vCenter Server
8 3 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (2.86%) AirWatch
9 2 (2.86%) Ansible
9 2 (2.86%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (2.86%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (2.86%) Netcool
9 2 (2.86%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 2 (2.86%) Opsview
9 2 (2.86%) PowerCLI
9 2 (2.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (32.86%) Cisco
2 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 20 (28.57%) VMware
3 15 (21.43%) Aruba
4 13 (18.57%) IBM
5 12 (17.14%) CheckPoint
5 12 (17.14%) McAfee
6 11 (15.71%) Atlassian
7 10 (14.29%) BMC
7 10 (14.29%) Fortinet
8 9 (12.86%) F5
9 8 (11.43%) Blue Coat
10 7 (10.00%) NetApp
11 6 (8.57%) Dell
12 4 (5.71%) Citrix
12 4 (5.71%) Oracle
12 4 (5.71%) Palo Alto
12 4 (5.71%) Symantec
12 4 (5.71%) Wyse
13 3 (4.29%) Red Hat