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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 37 38 41
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing HP 19 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.21% 2.40% 1.88%
As % of the Vendors category 7.14% 4.70% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £245 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.26% -18.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £165 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £336
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -7.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.68 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-8.83% +9.09%
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
266 298 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 44.93% 51.03% 48.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 150 79
Average daily rate £360 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £160 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 24
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.85 £10.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.50 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 21 (43.75%) Windows
2 17 (35.42%) SCCM
3 16 (33.33%) VMware
4 15 (31.25%) ITIL
5 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
7 10 (20.83%) Cisco
7 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
8 9 (18.75%) DHCP
8 9 (18.75%) DNS
8 9 (18.75%) NetBackup
8 9 (18.75%) Migration
9 8 (16.67%) Dell
9 8 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (16.67%) SQL
9 8 (16.67%) DV Cleared
10 6 (12.50%) Firewall
10 6 (12.50%) Linux
10 6 (12.50%) SAN
10 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
11 5 (10.42%) F5
11 5 (10.42%) Tivoli
11 5 (10.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (10.42%) Workflow
12 4 (8.33%) Finance
12 4 (8.33%) JMeter
12 4 (8.33%) BMC
12 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (8.33%) EMC

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.08%) Apache
3 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) DHCP
1 9 (18.75%) DNS
2 6 (12.50%) Firewall
2 6 (12.50%) SAN
3 3 (6.25%) Wireless
4 2 (4.17%) MPLS
4 2 (4.17%) VPN
4 2 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (4.17%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.08%) Network Security
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.08%) LAN
5 1 (2.08%) VoIP
5 1 (2.08%) WAN
5 1 (2.08%) SSL
5 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.08%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) JMeter
2 2 (4.17%) LoadRunner
2 2 (4.17%) PVCS
2 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.17%) Maven
3 1 (2.08%) JConsole
3 1 (2.08%) VisualVM
3 1 (2.08%) JIRA
3 1 (2.08%) LoadUI
3 1 (2.08%) MSI
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (18.75%) Server Engineer
1 9 (18.75%) Senior Server Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (16.67%) Server Support
3 7 (14.58%) Analyst
3 7 (14.58%) Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Data Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.25%) Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Data Centre Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Storage Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Programme Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Network Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) EMC Storage Consultant
8 1 (2.08%) Data Storage Manager
8 1 (2.08%) Performance Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Java EE
1 3 (6.25%) Spring
2 2 (4.17%) Hibernate
2 2 (4.17%) Middleware
2 2 (4.17%) J2EE
3 1 (2.08%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.08%) Spring MVC
3 1 (2.08%) jQuery
3 1 (2.08%) JSP
3 1 (2.08%) Servlets
3 1 (2.08%) Struts
3 1 (2.08%) Web Services
3 1 (2.08%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Device Driver
2 2 (4.17%) User Experience
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.08%) iSeries
3 1 (2.08%) AS400
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 21 (43.75%) Windows
2 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (12.50%) Linux
4 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 4 (8.33%) Solaris
6 3 (6.25%) HPUX
6 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.08%) CentOS
7 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.08%) UNIX
7 1 (2.08%) AIX
7 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.08%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) ITIL
2 9 (18.75%) Migration
3 5 (10.42%) Workflow
4 4 (8.33%) Project Planning
5 3 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 3 (6.25%) Network Management
5 3 (6.25%) E-Discovery
6 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.17%) TDD
6 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.17%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.17%) Change Management
6 2 (4.17%) Scrum
6 2 (4.17%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (4.17%) OO
6 2 (4.17%) Memory Management
6 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.17%) Low Latency
6 2 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) VB
2 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.25%) MCSE
5 2 (4.17%) CCNA
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.17%) Degree
6 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) HP APS
6 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.08%) MCSA
6 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.08%) CCA
6 1 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.08%) ISEB
6 1 (2.08%) MCDST
6 1 (2.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.25%) vSphere
2 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.08%) Xen
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.08%) Postfix
3 1 (2.08%) XenApp
3 1 (2.08%) Firmware
3 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.08%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 17 (35.42%) SCCM
2 9 (18.75%) NetBackup
3 5 (10.42%) Tivoli
3 5 (10.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (6.25%) WMI
4 3 (6.25%) Sysprep
5 2 (4.17%) OPNET
5 2 (4.17%) OpenView
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (2.08%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) VMware
2 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
3 10 (20.83%) Cisco
4 8 (16.67%) Dell
5 5 (10.42%) F5
6 4 (8.33%) BMC
6 4 (8.33%) EMC
6 4 (8.33%) Oracle
7 3 (6.25%) Citrix
7 3 (6.25%) IBM
7 3 (6.25%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.17%) Remedy
8 2 (4.17%) CA
8 2 (4.17%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.17%) NetScout
9 1 (2.08%) ProCurve
9 1 (2.08%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.08%) Lotus
9 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.08%) Symantec
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