The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 51 52 42
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing HP 13 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.79% 1.35% 2.02%
As % of the Vendors category 3.94% 2.74% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £348 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% -0.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.88 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £13.73
% change year-on-year
+22.80% +3.78%
HP
West Midlands

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

Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
330 328 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 45.45% 49.03% 52.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 172 120
Average daily rate £340 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £171 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 11
Average hourly rate £21.50 £11.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.11% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £10.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £78.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

HP Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

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

HP Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 8 (24.24%) Finance
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (21.21%) Data Protection
2 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (15.15%) E-Discovery
4 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
4 5 (15.15%) ISEB
4 5 (15.15%) SQL
4 5 (15.15%) MS Office
5 4 (12.12%) ITIL
5 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.12%) Banking
5 4 (12.12%) VMware
6 3 (9.09%) Cisco
6 3 (9.09%) QA
6 3 (9.09%) Network Management
6 3 (9.09%) F5
6 3 (9.09%) SolarWinds
6 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 3 (9.09%) Firewall
6 3 (9.09%) Oracle
6 3 (9.09%) Dell
6 3 (9.09%) SAN
6 3 (9.09%) Linux
6 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
6 3 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (6.06%) Test Strategy

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (3.03%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Firewall
1 3 (9.09%) SAN
2 2 (6.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (6.06%) Wireless
2 2 (6.06%) VPN
3 1 (3.03%) SSL
3 1 (3.03%) LAN
3 1 (3.03%) WAN
3 1 (3.03%) Network Security
3 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.03%) NAS
3 1 (3.03%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) LoadRunner
1 2 (6.06%) JMeter
2 1 (3.03%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) LoadUI
2 1 (3.03%) JConsole
2 1 (3.03%) VisualVM
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Consultant
3 5 (15.15%) Test Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Network Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) IT Support
5 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Support Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Server Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) J2EE
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.06%) User Experience
4 1 (3.03%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.03%) NHS
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 3 (9.09%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.06%) HPUX
4 1 (3.03%) Solaris
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Data Protection
2 5 (15.15%) E-Discovery
2 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (12.12%) ITIL
4 3 (9.09%) Network Management
4 3 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (6.06%) Test Strategy
5 2 (6.06%) SDLC
5 2 (6.06%) Test Management
5 2 (6.06%) Time Management
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Management
5 2 (6.06%) Six Sigma
5 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.06%) Change Management
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.03%) Logistics
6 1 (3.03%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) ISEB
1 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) HP ASE
3 1 (3.03%) MCSA
3 1 (3.03%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.03%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (6.06%) OpenView
3 2 (6.06%) OPNET
4 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.03%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (3.03%) SCCM
4 1 (3.03%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
1 4 (12.12%) VMware
2 3 (9.09%) SolarWinds
2 3 (9.09%) F5
2 3 (9.09%) Dell
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
2 3 (9.09%) Cisco
3 2 (6.06%) Citrix
3 2 (6.06%) BMC
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.03%) Symantec
4 1 (3.03%) EMC
4 1 (3.03%) RedPrairie
4 1 (3.03%) Blue Coat