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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 42 57 62
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +5
Contract jobs citing HP 110 75 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.69% 2.59% 2.28%
As % of the Vendors category 7.77% 5.23% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 30 20
Average daily rate
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£375 £328 £274
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% +19.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £181 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.32% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.62 £11.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £17.50 £26.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +5.00%
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
1415 1433 1087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 47.45% 49.55% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 672 397
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 76 70
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.59 £11.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £27.88 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%

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 31 March 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
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 31 March 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 +18 35 £375 +20.00% 13
Bracknell +12 27 £393 -1.87% 5
Slough -2 11 £500 +110.52% 2
Newbury -3 8 £135 +20.00%
Maidenhead +4 4 £391 -5.21% 1
Hungerford - - - -
HP
South East

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 84 (41.79%) Windows
2 65 (32.34%) Security Cleared
3 57 (28.36%) Microsoft
4 49 (24.38%) VMware
5 46 (22.89%) SC Cleared
6 43 (21.39%) Active Directory
7 38 (18.91%) DV Cleared
7 38 (18.91%) Windows 7
8 36 (17.91%) HP Quality Center
9 35 (17.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 33 (16.42%) Telecoms
11 32 (15.92%) VMware Infrastructure
12 31 (15.42%) ITIL
13 30 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
14 28 (13.93%) TCP/IP
15 25 (12.44%) Linux
15 25 (12.44%) Windows Server 2003
16 24 (11.94%) Migration
17 22 (10.95%) IBM
18 21 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
18 21 (10.45%) MCSE
19 20 (9.95%) MS Excel
19 20 (9.95%) SMS
19 20 (9.95%) Finance
19 20 (9.95%) Software Delivery
20 19 (9.45%) Windows Server 2012
20 19 (9.45%) UNIX
20 19 (9.45%) SAN
20 19 (9.45%) McAfee
21 18 (8.96%) GSM

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 7 (3.48%) SharePoint
1 7 (3.48%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.49%) Lync
4 3 (1.49%) IIS
4 3 (1.49%) MS Project Server
4 3 (1.49%) CMS
5 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.50%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 20 (9.95%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.47%) MS Office
3 10 (4.98%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.49%) MS Project
5 4 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.49%) Exstream
2 3 (1.49%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.50%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.50%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.50%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.99%) SaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Office 365
2 1 (0.50%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 28 (13.93%) TCP/IP
2 20 (9.95%) SMS
3 19 (9.45%) SAN
4 18 (8.96%) GSM
5 17 (8.46%) Firewall
6 14 (6.97%) LAN
7 13 (6.47%) SS7
7 13 (6.47%) 3G
7 13 (6.47%) SIGTRAN
8 12 (5.97%) 2G
8 12 (5.97%) 4G
8 12 (5.97%) DNS
8 12 (5.97%) DHCP
9 10 (4.98%) WAN
9 10 (4.98%) Wireless
10 9 (4.48%) VoIP
11 8 (3.98%) Ethernet
12 7 (3.48%) MVNO
13 6 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (2.99%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.48%) DB2
2 6 (2.99%) SAP BW
3 5 (2.49%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (2.49%) SAP Data Services
3 5 (2.49%) SAP HANA
4 4 (1.99%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.99%) JIRA
2 3 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.00%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.50%) MSI
General
1 33 (16.42%) Telecoms
2 20 (9.95%) Finance
3 12 (5.97%) Billing
4 5 (2.49%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.99%) Retail
6 3 (1.49%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.00%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Publishing
8 1 (0.50%) Games
8 1 (0.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (14.93%) Support Engineer
2 18 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (8.46%) Applications Packager
4 15 (7.46%) Architect
5 12 (5.97%) Tester
5 12 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 11 (5.47%) Consultant
6 11 (5.47%) Server Engineer
7 10 (4.98%) Technical Architect
8 9 (4.48%) Network Engineer
8 9 (4.48%) Server Support
8 9 (4.48%) Server Support Engineer
8 9 (4.48%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 8 (3.98%) Test Engineer
9 8 (3.98%) Analyst
10 7 (3.48%) Administrator
11 6 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (2.99%) Designer
12 5 (2.49%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.97%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.99%) Middleware
2 4 (1.99%) HTML
2 4 (1.99%) XML
3 3 (1.49%) WAP
3 3 (1.49%) CSS
4 2 (1.00%) .NET
4 2 (1.00%) APPC
4 2 (1.00%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.50%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.50%) Web Services
5 1 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.50%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.99%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.49%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.49%) CMDB
3 3 (1.49%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.00%) iSeries
4 2 (1.00%) AS400
4 2 (1.00%) Replication
5 1 (0.50%) PKI
5 1 (0.50%) Handset
5 1 (0.50%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.50%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.50%) Xbox
5 1 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 84 (41.79%) Windows
2 38 (18.91%) Windows 7
3 30 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (12.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (12.44%) Linux
5 19 (9.45%) UNIX
5 19 (9.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (3.98%) AIX
8 6 (2.99%) Solaris
9 3 (1.49%) HPUX
9 3 (1.49%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.49%) VMS
10 2 (1.00%) OS/400
10 2 (1.00%) i5/OS
11 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.50%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.42%) ITIL
2 24 (11.94%) Migration
3 20 (9.95%) Software Delivery
4 17 (8.46%) Test Scripting
4 17 (8.46%) Software Deployment
5 16 (7.96%) Software Distribution
5 16 (7.96%) Configuration Management
6 13 (6.47%) Project Management
6 13 (6.47%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (3.48%) Service Management
8 7 (3.48%) CRM
8 7 (3.48%) Incident Management
9 6 (2.99%) System Testing
9 6 (2.99%) TOGAF
10 5 (2.49%) Software Testing
10 5 (2.49%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (2.49%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (2.49%) Performance Testing
10 5 (2.49%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.46%) SQL
2 9 (4.48%) Java
3 6 (2.99%) ABAP
4 5 (2.49%) C
5 3 (1.49%) VBA
6 2 (1.00%) C#
6 2 (1.00%) COBOL
6 2 (1.00%) VBScript
6 2 (1.00%) VB
6 2 (1.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.00%) RPG
7 1 (0.50%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.50%) Perl
7 1 (0.50%) Korn
7 1 (0.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 65 (32.34%) Security Cleared
2 46 (22.89%) SC Cleared
3 38 (18.91%) DV Cleared
4 21 (10.45%) MCSE
4 21 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (6.47%) MCP
6 12 (5.97%) CCNA
6 12 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (4.98%) ISEB
7 10 (4.98%) Degree
8 8 (3.98%) CCNP
9 4 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.99%) HNC
9 4 (1.99%) MCSA
9 4 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.49%) MCITP
10 3 (1.49%) RHCSA
10 3 (1.49%) CCSP
10 3 (1.49%) CCSA
10 3 (1.49%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.96%) SLA
2 2 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.00%) QA
3 1 (0.50%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.50%) GxP
System Software
1 43 (21.39%) Active Directory
2 32 (15.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (8.46%) vSphere
4 7 (3.48%) XenServer
5 6 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.49%) XenApp
7 3 (1.49%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.49%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.00%) NFS
8 2 (1.00%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.00%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.00%) Samba
8 2 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.00%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.50%) vCloud
9 1 (0.50%) KVM
9 1 (0.50%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.50%) Xen
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 36 (17.91%) HP Quality Center
2 35 (17.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (5.97%) HP Data Protector
4 7 (3.48%) SCCM
5 5 (2.49%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.49%) Nagios
6 4 (1.99%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 4 (1.99%) Netcool
7 3 (1.49%) HP SIM
7 3 (1.49%) vMotion
7 3 (1.49%) OpenView
8 2 (1.00%) Tivoli NetView
8 2 (1.00%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.50%) SCOM
9 1 (0.50%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 57 (28.36%) Microsoft
2 49 (24.38%) VMware
3 22 (10.95%) IBM
4 19 (9.45%) McAfee
5 17 (8.46%) Dell
6 15 (7.46%) Citrix
6 15 (7.46%) Cisco
7 14 (6.97%) Symantec
8 12 (5.97%) Red Hat
8 12 (5.97%) SAP
9 11 (5.47%) 3PAR
10 9 (4.48%) EMC
10 9 (4.48%) CheckPoint
11 8 (3.98%) Veritas
11 8 (3.98%) BMC
11 8 (3.98%) Oracle
12 5 (2.49%) Business Objects
12 5 (2.49%) Sun
12 5 (2.49%) CA
13 4 (1.99%) Juniper
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