Period
to 20 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 107 113
Rank change year-on-year +29 +6 -62
Contract jobs citing HP 101 92 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.17% 1.68% 1.35%
As % of the Vendors category 4.95% 3.66% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 47 39
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -10.34% +3.87%
10th Percentile £112 £129 £204
90th Percentile £460 £460 £455
England median daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year -2.64% -4.13% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £10.35 £14.50 £18.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.62% -20.98% -18.44%
10th Percentile £8.83 £14.10 £11.29
90th Percentile £15.01 £14.85 £23.75
England median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year +3.45% -32.71% +23.85%

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 2,042 2,511 2,237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 43.87% 45.84% 45.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,220 1,359 1,112
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £208 £213 £225
90th Percentile £563 £563 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 91 114
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -5.84% -2.22%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.60 £10.54
90th Percentile £48.75 £26.00 £33.69
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.76
% change year-on-year - -1.46% +7.64%

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 January 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 January 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
Warwickshire +20 30 £381 +12.96% 4
Shropshire +23 29 £265 -17.96% 1
Birmingham -24 12 £390 +20.00% 3
Coventry +13 9 £301 +0.42% 3
Solihull - 6 £395 -
Worcestershire -1 5 £225 -43.69% 3
Wolverhampton - 3 £185 - 1
Staffordshire +5 1 £125 -46.52% 1
Walsall - 1 - - 2
HP
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 33 (32.67%) Windows
2 26 (25.74%) SQL
2 26 (25.74%) Cisco
3 24 (23.76%) ITIL
4 22 (21.78%) Microsoft
4 22 (21.78%) Security Cleared
5 21 (20.79%) Incident Management
5 21 (20.79%) VMware
6 20 (19.80%) WAN
6 20 (19.80%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (19.80%) Firewall
7 19 (18.81%) Oracle
7 19 (18.81%) Microsoft Office
7 19 (18.81%) SC Cleared
7 19 (18.81%) Amazon AWS
8 18 (17.82%) Unix
8 18 (17.82%) CCNP
8 18 (17.82%) Wireless
9 17 (16.83%) McAfee
9 17 (16.83%) Internet
9 17 (16.83%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (16.83%) Windows Server
10 16 (15.84%) Microsoft Azure
10 16 (15.84%) Aruba
10 16 (15.84%) F5
10 16 (15.84%) CheckPoint
10 16 (15.84%) Fortinet
10 16 (15.84%) Intrusion Detection
11 14 (13.86%) Blue Coat
12 13 (12.87%) IBM

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 13 (12.87%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.92%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.95%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.97%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.98%) IIS
7 1 (0.99%) Apache
7 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.99%) Live Communications Server
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 19 (18.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.99%) EngageOne
2 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.99%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.98%) iTrent
1 2 (1.98%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (18.81%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (15.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.97%) Akamai
3 3 (2.97%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (2.97%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.97%) Office 365
4 2 (1.98%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.98%) G Suite
4 2 (1.98%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 20 (19.80%) Firewall
1 20 (19.80%) WAN
2 18 (17.82%) Wireless
3 17 (16.83%) Internet
4 16 (15.84%) Intrusion Detection
5 12 (11.88%) VPN
6 10 (9.90%) MPLS
7 9 (8.91%) DNS
7 9 (8.91%) TCP/IP
8 8 (7.92%) OSPF
8 8 (7.92%) SAN
9 7 (6.93%) BGP
9 7 (6.93%) Network Security
9 7 (6.93%) SSL
9 7 (6.93%) VLAN
9 7 (6.93%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (5.94%) DHCP
11 5 (4.95%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (4.95%) LAN
11 5 (4.95%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.92%) Oracle Database
2 8 (7.92%) TimesTen
3 5 (4.95%) MySQL
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.99%) MS Access
5 1 (0.99%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Selenium
2 4 (3.96%) HP UFT
3 3 (2.97%) JIRA
3 3 (2.97%) LoadRunner
3 3 (2.97%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.99%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.99%) JMeter
4 1 (0.99%) LoadUI
4 1 (0.99%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (3.96%) Finance
2 2 (1.98%) Automotive
2 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.99%) Legal
3 1 (0.99%) Marketing
3 1 (0.99%) Military
3 1 (0.99%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (26.73%) Analyst
2 19 (18.81%) Network Engineer
3 14 (13.86%) Support Engineer
4 13 (12.87%) Test Analyst
5 8 (7.92%) Network Support
5 8 (7.92%) Network Support Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) Incident Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) Service Analyst
6 7 (6.93%) Support Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.94%) Operational Support Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Operations Support Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.95%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Tester
9 4 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (2.97%) Administrator
10 3 (2.97%) Architect
10 3 (2.97%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.97%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.98%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.99%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.99%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.88%) Smart Meter
2 8 (7.92%) Driving Licence
3 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.94%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.95%) Clustering
6 4 (3.96%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.98%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.98%) PKI
7 2 (1.98%) SCADA
8 1 (0.99%) CMDB
8 1 (0.99%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.99%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.99%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.99%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (32.67%) Windows
2 18 (17.82%) Unix
3 17 (16.83%) Windows Server
4 13 (12.87%) Windows 7
5 12 (11.88%) Linux
6 10 (9.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (8.91%) Windows XP
8 5 (4.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.97%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.97%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.97%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.98%) Android
10 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.98%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.98%) Solaris
11 1 (0.99%) AIX
11 1 (0.99%) CentOS
11 1 (0.99%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.76%) ITIL
2 21 (20.79%) Incident Management
3 13 (12.87%) WAN Optimisation
4 12 (11.88%) Network Load Balancing
4 12 (11.88%) Network Packet Analysis
4 12 (11.88%) Regression Testing
5 9 (8.91%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (8.91%) ITIL V3
5 9 (8.91%) Proactive Monitoring
5 9 (8.91%) Test Automation
6 8 (7.92%) Migration
6 8 (7.92%) Validation
7 7 (6.93%) Test Planning
8 6 (5.94%) Break/Fix
8 6 (5.94%) Coaching
8 6 (5.94%) Integration Testing
8 6 (5.94%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (5.94%) Scenario Testing
8 6 (5.94%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (4.95%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.74%) SQL
2 13 (12.87%) Java
3 8 (7.92%) AWK
3 8 (7.92%) Bash Shell
3 8 (7.92%) Korn
3 8 (7.92%) Perl
3 8 (7.92%) sed
4 6 (5.94%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.98%) VB
6 1 (0.99%) C#
6 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (21.78%) Security Cleared
2 20 (19.80%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (18.81%) SC Cleared
4 18 (17.82%) CCNP
5 5 (4.95%) CCIE
6 4 (3.96%) CCNA
7 3 (2.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.98%) CCIE Security
8 2 (1.98%) CEH
8 2 (1.98%) CISM
8 2 (1.98%) CISSP
8 2 (1.98%) Degree
8 2 (1.98%) GCIA
8 2 (1.98%) GIAC
8 2 (1.98%) GSEC
8 2 (1.98%) ISEB
8 2 (1.98%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.98%) MCSE
9 1 (0.99%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.90%) SLA
2 5 (4.95%) QA
3 2 (1.98%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (12.87%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.96%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (3.96%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.97%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.98%) Snort
5 2 (1.98%) XenApp
5 2 (1.98%) XenServer
6 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.99%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (16.83%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (12.87%) FortiGate
3 7 (6.93%) Backup Exec
4 5 (4.95%) SCOM
4 5 (4.95%) WSUS
5 4 (3.96%) SCCM
6 3 (2.97%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (2.97%) Nagios
6 3 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.98%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.98%) Cisco LMS
7 2 (1.98%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.98%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.99%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.99%) Netcool
8 1 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.99%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 26 (25.74%) Cisco
2 22 (21.78%) Microsoft
3 21 (20.79%) VMware
4 19 (18.81%) Oracle
5 17 (16.83%) McAfee
6 16 (15.84%) Aruba
6 16 (15.84%) CheckPoint
6 16 (15.84%) F5
6 16 (15.84%) Fortinet
7 14 (13.86%) Blue Coat
8 13 (12.87%) IBM
9 12 (11.88%) BMC
10 8 (7.92%) Comptel
10 8 (7.92%) Dell
10 8 (7.92%) Remedy
11 6 (5.94%) Red Hat
12 5 (4.95%) Google
12 5 (4.95%) Lotus
13 4 (3.96%) NetApp
13 4 (3.96%) Symantec