The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 43 46 52
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing HP 95 94 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.62% 3.57% 3.01%
As % of the Vendors category 7.56% 7.50% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 43 22
Average daily rate
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£310 £300 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £205 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £301 £337
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -10.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 15
Average hourly rate £15.08 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.63% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.48 £20.40 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.68 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-8.83% +9.09%
HP
South East

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

Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1256 1253 1054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 47.92% 47.62% 48.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 608 411
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 62 70
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.11 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.10% -9.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £27.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

HP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

HP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

HP Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

HP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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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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
Reading +22 32 £188 -37.50% 15
Bracknell +2 18 £438 +113.41% 6
Slough 0 17 £500 +66.66% 3
Newbury -2 4 - - 3
Maidenhead - - - -
HP
South East

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 81 (41.33%) Windows
2 55 (28.06%) Security Cleared
3 50 (25.51%) Microsoft
4 48 (24.49%) ITIL
5 47 (23.98%) VMware
6 45 (22.96%) Active Directory
7 42 (21.43%) SC Cleared
8 39 (19.90%) Linux
9 38 (19.39%) Windows 7
10 35 (17.86%) UNIX
11 34 (17.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 32 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 30 (15.31%) Microsoft Certification
13 30 (15.31%) HP Quality Center
14 29 (14.80%) MCSE
15 28 (14.29%) IBM
15 28 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 28 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
16 27 (13.78%) DV Cleared
16 27 (13.78%) Cisco
17 26 (13.27%) DNS
17 26 (13.27%) TCP/IP
18 24 (12.24%) SMS
18 24 (12.24%) EMC
18 24 (12.24%) Red Hat
19 23 (11.73%) Finance
20 22 (11.22%) Telecoms
20 22 (11.22%) SAN
20 22 (11.22%) DHCP
21 21 (10.71%) SLA

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 14 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.06%) IIS
3 5 (2.55%) Lync
3 5 (2.55%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.02%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (7.65%) MS Visio
2 14 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 13 (6.63%) MS Office
4 1 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.53%) Exstream
2 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.51%) assyst
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.51%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.55%) SaaS
2 1 (0.51%) PaaS
2 1 (0.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.27%) DNS
1 26 (13.27%) TCP/IP
2 24 (12.24%) SMS
3 22 (11.22%) SAN
3 22 (11.22%) DHCP
4 20 (10.20%) Firewall
5 14 (7.14%) LAN
6 11 (5.61%) 3G
6 11 (5.61%) WAN
7 10 (5.10%) 4G
8 8 (4.08%) Wireshark
9 7 (3.57%) VLAN
9 7 (3.57%) tcpdump
9 7 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (3.57%) 2G
9 7 (3.57%) Ethernet
9 7 (3.57%) SS7
10 6 (3.06%) TACACS
10 6 (3.06%) Internet
10 6 (3.06%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.59%) DB2
2 7 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.55%) SAP Data Services
3 5 (2.55%) SAP HANA
3 5 (2.55%) SAP BW
3 5 (2.55%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.02%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.51%) MySQL
6 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.51%) JIRA
General
1 23 (11.73%) Finance
2 22 (11.22%) Telecoms
3 13 (6.63%) Billing
4 9 (4.59%) Retail
5 7 (3.57%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.53%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.51%) Marketing
7 1 (0.51%) German Language
7 1 (0.51%) Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Electronics
7 1 (0.51%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (13.27%) Support Engineer
2 22 (11.22%) Architect
3 18 (9.18%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (7.65%) Network Engineer
5 13 (6.63%) Technical Architect
5 13 (6.63%) Linux Engineer
6 11 (5.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 11 (5.61%) Analyst
6 11 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (4.59%) Consultant
8 8 (4.08%) Tester
8 8 (4.08%) Test Manager
8 8 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (4.08%) Server Engineer
9 7 (3.57%) Linux Support Engineer
9 7 (3.57%) Security Engineer
9 7 (3.57%) Linux Support
9 7 (3.57%) Administrator
9 7 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
9 7 (3.57%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.06%) WAP
1 6 (3.06%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.04%) Middleware
3 3 (1.53%) Software Packaging
3 3 (1.53%) XML
4 2 (1.02%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.02%) APPC
4 2 (1.02%) Web Services
4 2 (1.02%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.51%) SPML
5 1 (0.51%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.51%) HTML
5 1 (0.51%) JSP
5 1 (0.51%) Servlets
5 1 (0.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.59%) Fat Client
2 9 (4.59%) Thin Client
3 6 (3.06%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.06%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.53%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.53%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.02%) Replication
5 2 (1.02%) AS400
5 2 (1.02%) iSeries
6 1 (0.51%) CMDB
6 1 (0.51%) PKI
6 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.51%) Open Source
6 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.51%) Xbox
6 1 (0.51%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 81 (41.33%) Windows
2 39 (19.90%) Linux
3 38 (19.39%) Windows 7
4 35 (17.86%) UNIX
5 34 (17.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (9.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (5.61%) AIX
10 4 (2.04%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.04%) VMS
11 3 (1.53%) Solaris
12 2 (1.02%) HPUX
12 2 (1.02%) OS/400
12 2 (1.02%) i5/OS
13 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (24.49%) ITIL
2 19 (9.69%) Software Deployment
2 19 (9.69%) Software Distribution
3 17 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (8.16%) Migration
5 14 (7.14%) Problem Management
6 13 (6.63%) Configuration Management
6 13 (6.63%) Project Management
7 11 (5.61%) Test Management
8 10 (5.10%) eTOM
8 10 (5.10%) Incident Management
8 10 (5.10%) Mentoring
9 9 (4.59%) Coaching
9 9 (4.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (4.08%) Service Management
10 8 (4.08%) TOGAF
10 8 (4.08%) Release Management
10 8 (4.08%) Performance Management
11 7 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (3.06%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.63%) C
2 12 (6.12%) Perl
2 12 (6.12%) SQL
3 9 (4.59%) Korn
3 9 (4.59%) Bourne shell
3 9 (4.59%) VB
4 7 (3.57%) Java
5 5 (2.55%) ABAP
6 2 (1.02%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.02%) VBScript
6 2 (1.02%) RPG
6 2 (1.02%) COBOL
7 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.51%) BeanShell
7 1 (0.51%) Python
7 1 (0.51%) C#
7 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 55 (28.06%) Security Cleared
2 42 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 30 (15.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (14.80%) MCSE
5 27 (13.78%) DV Cleared
6 15 (7.65%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (7.65%) CCNA
6 15 (7.65%) MCP
7 11 (5.61%) Degree
8 9 (4.59%) HNC
8 9 (4.59%) CCNP
9 7 (3.57%) CCA
9 7 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (3.06%) ISEB
10 6 (3.06%) CCSP
10 6 (3.06%) CCSA
10 6 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (3.06%) CCSE
11 5 (2.55%) MCITP
11 5 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.71%) SLA
2 5 (2.55%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) Solvency II
System Software
1 45 (22.96%) Active Directory
2 28 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.65%) vSphere
4 11 (5.61%) NFS
5 7 (3.57%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.55%) KVM
7 3 (1.53%) XenServer
7 3 (1.53%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.02%) PowerHA
8 2 (1.02%) XenApp
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.51%) Xen
9 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.51%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.51%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.51%) LXC
Systems Management
1 30 (15.31%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 15 (7.65%) NetBackup
4 13 (6.63%) Nagios
5 12 (6.12%) OpenView
6 7 (3.57%) Netcool
7 6 (3.06%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (1.53%) NSN NetAct
8 3 (1.53%) HP SIM
8 3 (1.53%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.02%) Tivoli NetView
9 2 (1.02%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (1.02%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.51%) SCCM
10 1 (0.51%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.51%) WSUS
10 1 (0.51%) Puppet
10 1 (0.51%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.51%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.51%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 50 (25.51%) Microsoft
2 47 (23.98%) VMware
3 28 (14.29%) IBM
4 27 (13.78%) Cisco
5 24 (12.24%) EMC
5 24 (12.24%) Red Hat
6 21 (10.71%) Citrix
7 20 (10.20%) Dell
7 20 (10.20%) McAfee
8 15 (7.65%) Symantec
9 14 (7.14%) BMC
10 13 (6.63%) CheckPoint
10 13 (6.63%) SAP
11 11 (5.61%) Isilon
12 8 (4.08%) Juniper
12 8 (4.08%) Veritas
12 8 (4.08%) Oracle
12 8 (4.08%) Altiris
12 8 (4.08%) Fortinet
13 7 (3.57%) F5
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