The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Bedfordshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 41 21 11
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -10
Contract jobs citing HP 11 9 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.15% 3.78% 11.51%
As % of the Vendors category 5.29% 8.57% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 22
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £281 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £350 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -3.44%
Vendors Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
208 105 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 40.70% 44.12% 56.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 51 99
Average daily rate £350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 10
Average hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £22.50 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £22.50 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
HP
East of England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

HP Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -12 6 £313 -2.34% 1
Bedford - 4 £425 - 1
Dunstable -1 1 - -
HP
East of England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
1 5 (41.67%) DNS
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (33.33%) NetApp
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) DHCP
3 3 (25.00%) SAN
3 3 (25.00%) VMware Server
3 3 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 3 (25.00%) SaaS
3 3 (25.00%) HP SIM
3 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
4 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 2 (16.67%) VMFS
4 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) DMZ
4 2 (16.67%) Finance

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) SaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
1 5 (41.67%) DNS
2 4 (33.33%) DHCP
3 3 (25.00%) SAN
3 3 (25.00%) iSCSI
4 2 (16.67%) DMZ
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) LAN
5 1 (8.33%) WAN
5 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
5 1 (8.33%) MPLS
5 1 (8.33%) OSPF
5 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
5 1 (8.33%) Firewall
5 1 (8.33%) NAS
5 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (8.33%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Test Architect
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) J2EE
1 1 (8.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (8.33%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) e-Health
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Sun Certification
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (8.33%) MCITP
3 1 (8.33%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Server
3 2 (16.67%) VMFS
3 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
4 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (8.33%) vSphere
4 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (8.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (25.00%) HP SIM
3 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) NetApp
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) Compuware
4 1 (8.33%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) EMC
4 1 (8.33%) 3Com
4 1 (8.33%) Veritas
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) SonicWALL
4 1 (8.33%) CA