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 23 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 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 42 56 46
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing HP 85 64 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.44% 2.64% 3.35%
As % of the Vendors category 7.23% 5.50% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 28 42
Average daily rate
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£300 £265 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -20.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £380 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 14
Average hourly rate £17.07 £12.63 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.20% -15.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.13 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £98.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.03% -
Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1175 1163 1574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 47.57% 47.94% 49.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 436 537
Average daily rate £363 £364 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 48 68
Average hourly rate £18.36 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.40% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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 23 July 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
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 23 July 2014.

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 23 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
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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 +1 29 £295 +20.40% 7
Slough +18 17 £233 -19.13% 5
Bracknell +8 16 £400 +56.86% 3
Maidenhead +3 9 £270 -38.28% 1
Newbury - 1 £90 -
Windsor - - - -
HP
South East

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 56 (38.36%) Windows
2 40 (27.40%) Security Cleared
3 38 (26.03%) Telecoms
4 34 (23.29%) VMware
5 31 (21.23%) ITIL
6 30 (20.55%) Active Directory
7 29 (19.86%) HP Quality Center
8 28 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 28 (19.18%) SC Cleared
8 28 (19.18%) Microsoft
8 28 (19.18%) Linux
9 26 (17.81%) Cisco
10 25 (17.12%) Finance
11 23 (15.75%) Oracle
12 22 (15.07%) UNIX
13 21 (14.38%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (13.70%) SQL
15 19 (13.01%) Windows Server 2008
16 18 (12.33%) ISEB
17 17 (11.64%) DNS
17 17 (11.64%) Software Testing
17 17 (11.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 16 (10.96%) SAN
19 15 (10.27%) Project Management
19 15 (10.27%) Test Scripting
20 14 (9.59%) Configuration Management
20 14 (9.59%) Firewall
21 13 (8.90%) SMS
22 12 (8.22%) HPUX
22 12 (8.22%) Citrix

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 9 (6.16%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.74%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.74%) Apache
2 4 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.37%) Lync
4 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.68%) Confluence
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.68%) IIS
5 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.68%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 10 (6.85%) MS Office
2 9 (6.16%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.11%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.68%) MS Project
5 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (6.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.74%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (1.37%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.68%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle TCA
4 1 (0.68%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.42%) Office 365
2 2 (1.37%) IaaS
2 2 (1.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.64%) DNS
2 16 (10.96%) SAN
3 14 (9.59%) Firewall
4 13 (8.90%) SMS
5 11 (7.53%) TCP/IP
6 10 (6.85%) 4G
7 9 (6.16%) LAN
7 9 (6.16%) DHCP
8 8 (5.48%) HTTP
8 8 (5.48%) VPN
8 8 (5.48%) LTE
8 8 (5.48%) IPv6
9 7 (4.79%) Wireless
9 7 (4.79%) SSL
9 7 (4.79%) Internet
9 7 (4.79%) GPRS
10 6 (4.11%) Network Security
10 6 (4.11%) DAB
11 5 (3.42%) IPsec
11 5 (3.42%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.48%) Oracle Database
2 7 (4.79%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.74%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.68%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.68%) DataStage
5 1 (0.68%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 7 (4.79%) StarTeam
2 4 (2.74%) TestDirector
2 4 (2.74%) Selenium
3 3 (2.05%) TestNG
3 3 (2.05%) WebDriver
3 3 (2.05%) JUnit
4 1 (0.68%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.68%) Toad
4 1 (0.68%) JIRA
4 1 (0.68%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.68%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.68%) Subversion
4 1 (0.68%) Hudson
4 1 (0.68%) Gradle
4 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.68%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (0.68%) Ant
General
1 38 (26.03%) Telecoms
2 25 (17.12%) Finance
3 11 (7.53%) Marketing
4 10 (6.85%) Electronics
5 9 (6.16%) Manufacturing
6 6 (4.11%) Retail
7 5 (3.42%) Legal
7 5 (3.42%) Billing
8 1 (0.68%) Back Office
8 1 (0.68%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.68%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (22.60%) Analyst
2 17 (11.64%) Support Engineer
3 12 (8.22%) Consultant
4 11 (7.53%) Architect
5 10 (6.85%) Test Analyst
5 10 (6.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (5.48%) Configuration Analyst
7 7 (4.79%) Test Engineer
8 6 (4.11%) Tester
8 6 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.42%) Technical Support
9 5 (3.42%) Junior
9 5 (3.42%) Network Engineer
9 5 (3.42%) Network Analyst
9 5 (3.42%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 5 (3.42%) Test Consultant
10 4 (2.74%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (2.74%) Server Engineer
10 4 (2.74%) Administrator
10 4 (2.74%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.42%) WAP
2 4 (2.74%) WML
2 4 (2.74%) XML
3 3 (2.05%) REST
3 3 (2.05%) JSON
4 2 (1.37%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.68%) SOAP
5 1 (0.68%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.68%) Middleware
5 1 (0.68%) CPAN
5 1 (0.68%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.68%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.16%) DTV
2 8 (5.48%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.79%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.05%) Learning Management System
4 3 (2.05%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.05%) AS400
4 3 (2.05%) Clustering
4 3 (2.05%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.05%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.37%) Firmware
5 2 (1.37%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.37%) Handset
6 1 (0.68%) Replication
6 1 (0.68%) IVR
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.68%) Wiki
6 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.68%) FMCG
6 1 (0.68%) iPhone
6 1 (0.68%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 56 (38.36%) Windows
2 28 (19.18%) Linux
3 22 (15.07%) UNIX
4 21 (14.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (13.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (8.22%) HPUX
7 11 (7.53%) Solaris
7 11 (7.53%) Windows XP
8 10 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (6.16%) Windows 7
10 8 (5.48%) AIX
11 6 (4.11%) Windows 2000
12 4 (2.74%) Windows NT
12 4 (2.74%) Windows 8
13 3 (2.05%) Android
13 3 (2.05%) OpenVMS
14 2 (1.37%) CentOS
14 2 (1.37%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.37%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.23%) ITIL
2 17 (11.64%) Software Testing
3 15 (10.27%) Test Scripting
3 15 (10.27%) Project Management
4 14 (9.59%) Configuration Management
5 11 (7.53%) Asset Management
5 11 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (7.53%) Software Deployment
6 10 (6.85%) Software Distribution
6 10 (6.85%) ITIL V2
6 10 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (6.85%) PRINCE2
6 10 (6.85%) Programme Management
7 9 (6.16%) Digital Marketing
8 8 (5.48%) Service Delivery
9 7 (4.79%) PRINCE
9 7 (4.79%) Release Management
9 7 (4.79%) Time Management
9 7 (4.79%) Change Control
10 6 (4.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.70%) SQL
2 5 (3.42%) C
2 5 (3.42%) Perl
2 5 (3.42%) VB
3 4 (2.74%) Python
3 4 (2.74%) Ruby
3 4 (2.74%) Java
4 3 (2.05%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.05%) C#
5 2 (1.37%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.68%) Korn
6 1 (0.68%) C-shell
6 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (27.40%) Security Cleared
2 28 (19.18%) SC Cleared
3 18 (12.33%) ISEB
4 17 (11.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (8.22%) DV Cleared
6 10 (6.85%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (6.85%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (4.11%) MCSE
9 5 (3.42%) MCP
9 5 (3.42%) Degree
10 4 (2.74%) CCNA
10 4 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (2.74%) MCITP
11 3 (2.05%) ISTQB
12 2 (1.37%) CCNP
12 2 (1.37%) CCA
12 2 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.68%) MCSA
13 1 (0.68%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.85%) QA
2 5 (3.42%) SLA
3 4 (2.74%) COBIT
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (20.55%) Active Directory
2 28 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.79%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.79%) XenApp
3 7 (4.79%) vSphere
4 5 (3.42%) NFS
4 5 (3.42%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.05%) XenServer
6 3 (2.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (2.05%) Veritas File System
6 3 (2.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.68%) Nmap
8 1 (0.68%) Xen
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.68%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.68%) Samba
Systems Management
1 29 (19.86%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (8.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (7.53%) HP UCMDB
4 9 (6.16%) SCCM
5 8 (5.48%) WMI
5 8 (5.48%) WSUS
6 5 (3.42%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (2.74%) CiscoWorks
7 4 (2.74%) Tivoli
7 4 (2.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (2.74%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (2.05%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 3 (2.05%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.05%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.37%) SCOM
9 2 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.37%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.68%) Puppet
10 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 34 (23.29%) VMware
2 28 (19.18%) Microsoft
3 26 (17.81%) Cisco
4 23 (15.75%) Oracle
5 12 (8.22%) Citrix
5 12 (8.22%) McAfee
6 11 (7.53%) SAP
6 11 (7.53%) Red Hat
7 10 (6.85%) Serena
8 7 (4.79%) F5
8 7 (4.79%) Borland
9 6 (4.11%) Symantec
9 6 (4.11%) CheckPoint
9 6 (4.11%) Juniper
9 6 (4.11%) IBM
10 5 (3.42%) Sun
10 5 (3.42%) EMC
11 4 (2.74%) Dell
11 4 (2.74%) Remedy
11 4 (2.74%) NetApp
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