The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 47 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -1
Contract jobs citing HP 4 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.97% 4.36% 4.64%
As % of the Vendors category 2.31% 9.68% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 6
Average daily rate
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£240 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £192 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £430 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
HP
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
173 124 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 41.89% 45.09% 42.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 81 82
Average daily rate £335 £300 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -9.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £450 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the Bedfordshire region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the Bedfordshire region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

HP
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -17 2 £270 +45.94%
Dunstable - 1 - -
Bedford - - - -
HP
East of England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP.

1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) Sun Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
3 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (11.11%) NetBackup

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) VPN
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) Frame Relay
2 1 (11.11%) xDSL
2 1 (11.11%) ATM
2 1 (11.11%) ISDN
2 1 (11.11%) VoIP
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) SMTP
2 1 (11.11%) MPLS
2 1 (11.11%) OSPF
2 1 (11.11%) BGP
2 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
2 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) SecurID
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
2 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) ISA Server
2 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Symantec
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Veritas
2 1 (11.11%) Lotus
2 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
2 1 (11.11%) BT
2 1 (11.11%) 3Com
2 1 (11.11%) Brocade
2 1 (11.11%) SonicWALL
2 1 (11.11%) Aruba
2 1 (11.11%) F5
2 1 (11.11%) Sophos
2 1 (11.11%) Websense
2 1 (11.11%) Avaya
2 1 (11.11%) Juniper
2 1 (11.11%) CommVault
2 1 (11.11%) Dell