The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 Berkshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 70 60 52
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing HP 61 62 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.12% 2.53% 2.93%
As % of the Vendors category 4.19% 5.26% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 37
Average daily rate £300 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £170 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £466 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.35% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £12.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +61.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £28.40 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.20 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1457 1179 1629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 50.71% 48.10% 52.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 441 570
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £185 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 72 58
Average hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +69.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £13.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.11 £51.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
HP
South East

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -13 18 £325 +23.80% 12
Bracknell -1 15 £340 +36.00% 3
Slough +10 13 £238 -49.60% 4
Maidenhead -10 3 £425 +161.53%
Newbury - 3 £113 - 2
Windsor - - - -
HP
South East

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 90 (56.60%) Windows
2 72 (45.28%) VMware
3 56 (35.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (31.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (30.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (30.19%) Active Directory
7 45 (28.30%) Cisco
8 39 (24.53%) Microsoft
9 37 (23.27%) Linux
9 37 (23.27%) Windows 7
10 36 (22.64%) SAN
11 31 (19.50%) LAN
12 30 (18.87%) DNS
13 29 (18.24%) UNIX
13 29 (18.24%) Security Cleared
14 26 (16.35%) Firewall
15 25 (15.72%) SCCM
16 24 (15.09%) vSphere
16 24 (15.09%) NetBackup
17 23 (14.47%) ITIL
18 21 (13.21%) WAN
19 20 (12.58%) Oracle
19 20 (12.58%) Project Management
19 20 (12.58%) Telecoms
19 20 (12.58%) SC Cleared
20 19 (11.95%) WSUS
20 19 (11.95%) Symantec
21 18 (11.32%) McAfee
21 18 (11.32%) SQL
21 18 (11.32%) VPN

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 16 (10.06%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (5.03%) IIS
5 7 (4.40%) Apache
5 7 (4.40%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.52%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.52%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.26%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.26%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.63%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.63%) CMS
8 1 (0.63%) Lync
8 1 (0.63%) Confluence
8 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (8.18%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.92%) MS Office
3 3 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.14%) Office 365
2 3 (1.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (22.64%) SAN
2 31 (19.50%) LAN
3 30 (18.87%) DNS
4 26 (16.35%) Firewall
5 21 (13.21%) WAN
6 18 (11.32%) VPN
7 17 (10.69%) MPLS
8 15 (9.43%) Internet
9 14 (8.81%) HTTP
10 11 (6.92%) TCP/IP
10 11 (6.92%) SMTP
10 11 (6.92%) DHCP
11 10 (6.29%) LDAP
12 9 (5.66%) SMS
12 9 (5.66%) SSL
13 7 (4.40%) Wireless
14 6 (3.77%) Fibre Channel
14 6 (3.77%) VLAN
15 4 (2.52%) OSPF
15 4 (2.52%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.77%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.14%) DB2
3 5 (3.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.52%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.63%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.63%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 5 (3.14%) StarTeam
2 3 (1.89%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.89%) Ant
2 3 (1.89%) MSI
3 2 (1.26%) JMeter
3 2 (1.26%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.26%) TestDirector
3 2 (1.26%) LoadUI
4 1 (0.63%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (0.63%) Gradle
4 1 (0.63%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.63%) JIRA
4 1 (0.63%) Selenium
4 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.63%) Hudson
4 1 (0.63%) Subversion
4 1 (0.63%) Maven
4 1 (0.63%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 20 (12.58%) Telecoms
2 15 (9.43%) Finance
3 10 (6.29%) Marketing
4 7 (4.40%) Japanese Language
5 4 (2.52%) French Language
5 4 (2.52%) German Language
5 4 (2.52%) Italian Language
5 4 (2.52%) Legal
6 3 (1.89%) Advertising
7 2 (1.26%) Banking
7 2 (1.26%) Retail
7 2 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Billing
8 1 (0.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (14.47%) Support Engineer
2 16 (10.06%) Analyst
3 15 (9.43%) Architect
3 15 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (8.18%) Server Engineer
5 12 (7.55%) Consultant
6 11 (6.92%) Team Leader
7 10 (6.29%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 9 (5.66%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 9 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (5.03%) Server Support
9 8 (5.03%) Server Support Engineer
9 8 (5.03%) Operations Team Leader
9 8 (5.03%) Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (4.40%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
10 7 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (4.40%) Linux Support Engineer
10 7 (4.40%) Windows Support Engineer
10 7 (4.40%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (4.40%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.52%) HTML
2 3 (1.89%) Web Services
2 3 (1.89%) XML
3 2 (1.26%) .NET
3 2 (1.26%) X-Windows
3 2 (1.26%) XMPP
3 2 (1.26%) SOAP
4 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.63%) JSON
4 1 (0.63%) REST
4 1 (0.63%) J2EE
4 1 (0.63%) CSS
4 1 (0.63%) JDBC
4 1 (0.63%) CGI
4 1 (0.63%) Middleware
4 1 (0.63%) CPAN
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.40%) Blackberry
1 7 (4.40%) Blog
2 6 (3.77%) Clustering
3 3 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.89%) AS400
3 3 (1.89%) Handset
3 3 (1.89%) Fat Client
3 3 (1.89%) Thin Client
3 3 (1.89%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (1.26%) FMCG
4 2 (1.26%) Replication
4 2 (1.26%) IVR
5 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.63%) Wiki
5 1 (0.63%) DTV
5 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.63%) iPhone
5 1 (0.63%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 90 (56.60%) Windows
2 50 (31.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (30.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 37 (23.27%) Windows 7
4 37 (23.27%) Linux
5 29 (18.24%) UNIX
6 17 (10.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (10.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (7.55%) Solaris
9 11 (6.92%) AIX
9 11 (6.92%) HPUX
10 10 (6.29%) Windows XP
11 9 (5.66%) Windows 2000
12 6 (3.77%) Windows NT
13 4 (2.52%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.89%) OpenVMS
14 3 (1.89%) CentOS
14 3 (1.89%) Android
15 2 (1.26%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (1.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.47%) ITIL
2 20 (12.58%) Project Management
3 14 (8.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (6.29%) Migration
4 10 (6.29%) Configuration Management
4 10 (6.29%) PRINCE2
5 9 (5.66%) Software Distribution
6 8 (5.03%) Problem Management
6 8 (5.03%) Release Management
6 8 (5.03%) Test Scripting
7 7 (4.40%) Asset Management
7 7 (4.40%) ITIL V2
8 6 (3.77%) Software Deployment
8 6 (3.77%) OO
8 6 (3.77%) Data Modelling
8 6 (3.77%) Service Management
8 6 (3.77%) Incident Management
8 6 (3.77%) Facility Management
9 5 (3.14%) Time Management
9 5 (3.14%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.32%) SQL
2 7 (4.40%) C
3 6 (3.77%) Perl
4 5 (3.14%) VB
5 4 (2.52%) Korn
6 3 (1.89%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.89%) Bourne shell
7 2 (1.26%) Java
7 2 (1.26%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.63%) VBScript
8 1 (0.63%) Python
8 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.63%) Jython
8 1 (0.63%) Ruby
8 1 (0.63%) C-shell
8 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (18.24%) Security Cleared
2 20 (12.58%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.92%) DV Cleared
4 10 (6.29%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.14%) RHCE
7 5 (3.14%) MCSE
8 4 (2.52%) CCNA
9 3 (1.89%) CCA
9 3 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.89%) Degree
9 3 (1.89%) CCSA
10 2 (1.26%) CCVP
10 2 (1.26%) ISEB
10 2 (1.26%) CCIE
10 2 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.26%) MBA
11 1 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.63%) CNE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.77%) QA
2 5 (3.14%) SLA
3 4 (2.52%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.89%) COBIT
5 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 56 (35.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (30.19%) Active Directory
3 24 (15.09%) vSphere
4 7 (4.40%) VMware ESX
5 6 (3.77%) NFS
6 5 (3.14%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.52%) KVM
8 3 (1.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (1.89%) Veritas File System
8 3 (1.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (1.89%) XenApp
9 2 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.63%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.63%) Nmap
10 1 (0.63%) Xen
10 1 (0.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (15.72%) SCCM
2 24 (15.09%) NetBackup
3 19 (11.95%) WSUS
4 17 (10.69%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (8.81%) Norton AntiVirus
6 13 (8.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 10 (6.29%) HP Data Protector
8 8 (5.03%) Tivoli
9 7 (4.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (4.40%) HP UCMDB
10 6 (3.77%) CiscoWorks
11 5 (3.14%) WMI
11 5 (3.14%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (2.52%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (2.52%) HP SIM
13 3 (1.89%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 2 (1.26%) Backup Exec
14 2 (1.26%) SCOM
14 2 (1.26%) Unicenter
14 2 (1.26%) Foglight
Vendors
1 72 (45.28%) VMware
2 45 (28.30%) Cisco
3 39 (24.53%) Microsoft
4 20 (12.58%) Oracle
5 19 (11.95%) Symantec
6 18 (11.32%) McAfee
7 17 (10.69%) Red Hat
8 15 (9.43%) CheckPoint
9 13 (8.18%) Sun
10 12 (7.55%) Citrix
11 11 (6.92%) IBM
11 11 (6.92%) Brocade
12 10 (6.29%) Blue Coat
12 10 (6.29%) EMC
12 10 (6.29%) Veritas
13 9 (5.66%) Dell
14 6 (3.77%) NetApp
14 6 (3.77%) Nokia
14 6 (3.77%) Remedy
14 6 (3.77%) Serena
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