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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 39 65 59
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -6
Contract jobs citing HP 119 61 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.29% 2.29% 2.88%
As % of the Vendors category 8.73% 4.58% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 29 34
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £181 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £442 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 2
Average hourly rate £18.55 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.80 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £21.00 £28.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £13.75 £13.13
% change year-on-year
+16.36% +4.76%
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
1363 1331 1232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 49.13% 50.08% 49.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 620 483
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 54 62
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.25 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £27.88 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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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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
Reading +19 43 £363 +20.83% 10
Bracknell +13 26 £393 +15.44%
Slough -9 8 £288 +22.34% 4
Newbury -3 6 £135 +20.00%
Maidenhead +6 5 £382 - 1
Windsor - 1 £305 - 1
Wokingham - 1 - - 2
HP
South East

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 86 (40.57%) Windows
2 64 (30.19%) Security Cleared
3 63 (29.72%) Microsoft
4 46 (21.70%) VMware
4 46 (21.70%) SC Cleared
5 41 (19.34%) Active Directory
6 40 (18.87%) DV Cleared
7 38 (17.92%) Windows 7
8 37 (17.45%) HP Quality Center
9 35 (16.51%) Telecoms
10 34 (16.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 32 (15.09%) ITIL
11 32 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
12 27 (12.74%) Migration
13 26 (12.26%) TCP/IP
13 26 (12.26%) Windows Server 2008
14 25 (11.79%) IBM
15 24 (11.32%) Firewall
15 24 (11.32%) Test Scripting
16 22 (10.38%) Finance
16 22 (10.38%) Cisco
16 22 (10.38%) Windows Server 2003
17 21 (9.91%) Symantec
17 21 (9.91%) SAN
17 21 (9.91%) SQL
17 21 (9.91%) MS Excel
18 20 (9.43%) MCSE
18 20 (9.43%) ISEB
18 20 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
18 20 (9.43%) vSphere

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 9 (4.25%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.36%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.89%) Lync
5 4 (1.89%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.42%) MS Project Server
6 3 (1.42%) CMS
6 3 (1.42%) IIS
6 3 (1.42%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.47%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 21 (9.91%) MS Excel
2 19 (8.96%) MS Office
3 14 (6.60%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Changepoint
2 2 (0.94%) CODA-Financials
2 2 (0.94%) Exstream
3 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.47%) Endur
3 1 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.47%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.89%) Mimecast
2 3 (1.42%) SaaS
3 2 (0.94%) Office 365
4 1 (0.47%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.26%) TCP/IP
2 24 (11.32%) Firewall
3 21 (9.91%) SAN
4 18 (8.49%) GSM
5 17 (8.02%) SMS
6 15 (7.08%) LAN
7 13 (6.13%) 3G
7 13 (6.13%) SS7
7 13 (6.13%) SIGTRAN
8 12 (5.66%) 4G
8 12 (5.66%) 2G
8 12 (5.66%) DNS
9 11 (5.19%) WAN
10 10 (4.72%) DHCP
10 10 (4.72%) Ethernet
10 10 (4.72%) VoIP
10 10 (4.72%) VPN
10 10 (4.72%) Wireless
11 7 (3.30%) MVNO
12 6 (2.83%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.19%) DB2
2 6 (2.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.83%) SAP BW
3 5 (2.36%) SAP Data Services
3 5 (2.36%) SAP HANA
3 5 (2.36%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.89%) Big Data
4 4 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.89%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.42%) DbVisualizer
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.83%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (2.36%) JIRA
3 4 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (1.42%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.94%) Selenium
5 2 (0.94%) MSI
5 2 (0.94%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.47%) Subversion
6 1 (0.47%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.47%) ProC
6 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (16.51%) Telecoms
2 22 (10.38%) Finance
3 11 (5.19%) Billing
4 7 (3.30%) Retail
5 6 (2.83%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.42%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.94%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) Publishing
8 1 (0.47%) Games
8 1 (0.47%) Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (14.15%) Support Engineer
2 18 (8.49%) Applications Packager
2 18 (8.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (8.02%) 2nd Line Support
3 17 (8.02%) Consultant
3 17 (8.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 14 (6.60%) Analyst
5 12 (5.66%) Tester
5 12 (5.66%) Architect
6 10 (4.72%) Server Engineer
7 9 (4.25%) Server Support Engineer
7 9 (4.25%) Server Support
7 9 (4.25%) Test Leader
7 9 (4.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 8 (3.77%) Test Analyst
8 8 (3.77%) Technical Architect
8 8 (3.77%) Network Engineer
9 7 (3.30%) Administrator
9 7 (3.30%) Test Engineer
10 6 (2.83%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.08%) Application Packaging
2 7 (3.30%) HTML
2 7 (3.30%) XML
3 4 (1.89%) Middleware
4 3 (1.42%) Flash
4 3 (1.42%) J2EE
4 3 (1.42%) CSS
5 2 (0.94%) .NET
5 2 (0.94%) WAP
5 2 (0.94%) APPC
6 1 (0.47%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.47%) XSL
6 1 (0.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.83%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.89%) Smart Meter
4 3 (1.42%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (1.42%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.42%) CMDB
5 2 (0.94%) Replication
5 2 (0.94%) CLARiiON
5 2 (0.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.94%) AS400
5 2 (0.94%) EqualLogic
5 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (0.94%) Celerra
5 2 (0.94%) iSeries
6 1 (0.47%) Xbox
6 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.47%) Handset
6 1 (0.47%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.47%) DTV
6 1 (0.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 86 (40.57%) Windows
2 38 (17.92%) Windows 7
3 26 (12.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (10.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (8.96%) Linux
6 17 (8.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (6.60%) UNIX
8 7 (3.30%) AIX
9 6 (2.83%) Solaris
10 5 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.89%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.42%) VMS
12 3 (1.42%) HPUX
13 2 (0.94%) OS/400
13 2 (0.94%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.94%) Windows CE
13 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.94%) i5/OS
13 2 (0.94%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.09%) ITIL
2 27 (12.74%) Migration
3 24 (11.32%) Test Scripting
4 19 (8.96%) Configuration Management
5 18 (8.49%) Software Delivery
6 16 (7.55%) Software Deployment
6 16 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (7.08%) Service Management
8 14 (6.60%) Project Management
9 13 (6.13%) Software Distribution
10 11 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (4.25%) System Testing
11 9 (4.25%) Integration Testing
12 8 (3.77%) Release Management
12 8 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (3.30%) CRM
13 7 (3.30%) Incident Management
14 6 (2.83%) Use Case
14 6 (2.83%) TOGAF
15 5 (2.36%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.91%) SQL
2 13 (6.13%) Java
3 6 (2.83%) ABAP
4 4 (1.89%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.89%) C
4 4 (1.89%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.42%) VBScript
5 3 (1.42%) C#
5 3 (1.42%) VBA
6 2 (0.94%) RPG
6 2 (0.94%) COBOL
7 1 (0.47%) VB
7 1 (0.47%) C++
7 1 (0.47%) Python
7 1 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 64 (30.19%) Security Cleared
2 46 (21.70%) SC Cleared
3 40 (18.87%) DV Cleared
4 20 (9.43%) MCSE
4 20 (9.43%) ISEB
4 20 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (7.55%) MCP
6 10 (4.72%) Degree
7 8 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (3.77%) CCNP
7 8 (3.77%) CCNA
7 8 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (3.30%) ISTQB
8 7 (3.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (1.89%) Sun Certification
9 4 (1.89%) SCSA
9 4 (1.89%) MCSA
10 2 (0.94%) CCSP
10 2 (0.94%) CISSP
10 2 (0.94%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.96%) SLA
2 8 (3.77%) QA
3 2 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.47%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.47%) GxP
System Software
1 41 (19.34%) Active Directory
2 32 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (9.43%) vSphere
4 9 (4.25%) XenServer
5 8 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.83%) XenApp
7 5 (2.36%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.89%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.89%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.42%) Samba
9 3 (1.42%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.94%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.94%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.94%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.47%) vCloud
11 1 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.47%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 37 (17.45%) HP Quality Center
2 34 (16.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (5.66%) HP Data Protector
4 11 (5.19%) SCCM
5 4 (1.89%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 4 (1.89%) HP SIM
6 3 (1.42%) vMotion
6 3 (1.42%) Netcool
7 2 (0.94%) OpenView
7 2 (0.94%) Tivoli NetView
7 2 (0.94%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.47%) WSUS
8 1 (0.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.47%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.47%) SCOM
8 1 (0.47%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.47%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 63 (29.72%) Microsoft
2 46 (21.70%) VMware
3 25 (11.79%) IBM
4 22 (10.38%) Cisco
5 21 (9.91%) Symantec
6 17 (8.02%) McAfee
7 16 (7.55%) Dell
8 15 (7.08%) 3PAR
9 14 (6.60%) SAP
10 12 (5.66%) Citrix
11 9 (4.25%) EMC
11 9 (4.25%) Oracle
12 8 (3.77%) CheckPoint
13 7 (3.30%) NetApp
14 6 (2.83%) Veritas
14 6 (2.83%) BMC
14 6 (2.83%) ProCurve
15 5 (2.36%) Business Objects
15 5 (2.36%) Red Hat
15 5 (2.36%) Brocade
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