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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 35 42 38
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing HP 18 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.73% 1.63% 2.48%
As % of the Vendors category 6.52% 3.28% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £212 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £431 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £25.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +67.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+12.32% -3.44%
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
276 305 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 41.82% 49.76% 48.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 169 112
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.90 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £23.50 £41.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 2014, 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 20 (47.62%) Windows
2 17 (40.48%) SCCM
3 16 (38.10%) ITIL
3 16 (38.10%) VMware
4 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (30.95%) DHCP
5 13 (30.95%) DNS
6 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
6 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
6 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (23.81%) DV Cleared
7 10 (23.81%) Cisco
7 10 (23.81%) NetBackup
8 9 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (16.67%) SQL
9 7 (16.67%) Windows 7
10 6 (14.29%) Dell
11 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (11.90%) SAN
11 5 (11.90%) Tivoli
11 5 (11.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (11.90%) Migration
11 5 (11.90%) Firewall
11 5 (11.90%) Wireless
11 5 (11.90%) Workflow
12 4 (9.52%) Project Planning
12 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (9.52%) BMC
12 4 (9.52%) VB
12 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.38%) Apache
4 1 (2.38%) IIS
4 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) DHCP
1 13 (30.95%) DNS
2 5 (11.90%) SAN
2 5 (11.90%) Firewall
2 5 (11.90%) Wireless
3 3 (7.14%) Wireshark
4 2 (4.76%) MPLS
4 2 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.38%) VPN
5 1 (2.38%) VoIP
5 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.38%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Maven
1 2 (4.76%) JMeter
1 2 (4.76%) PVCS
1 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.38%) MSI
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Server Engineer
2 9 (21.43%) Senior Server Engineer
2 9 (21.43%) Server Support
3 8 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (16.67%) Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Network Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Data Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.14%) Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Data Centre Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Support
7 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) Java EE
1 3 (7.14%) Spring
2 2 (4.76%) Hibernate
2 2 (4.76%) Middleware
2 2 (4.76%) J2EE
3 1 (2.38%) JSP
3 1 (2.38%) Servlets
3 1 (2.38%) Struts
3 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.38%) Spring MVC
3 1 (2.38%) jQuery
3 1 (2.38%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Device Driver
2 2 (4.76%) User Experience
3 1 (2.38%) iSeries
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.38%) AS400
3 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 20 (47.62%) Windows
2 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.38%) CentOS
7 1 (2.38%) UNIX
7 1 (2.38%) AIX
7 1 (2.38%) HPUX
7 1 (2.38%) Solaris
7 1 (2.38%) Linux
7 1 (2.38%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) ITIL
2 5 (11.90%) Migration
2 5 (11.90%) Workflow
3 4 (9.52%) Project Planning
4 3 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 3 (7.14%) E-Discovery
5 2 (4.76%) TDD
5 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
5 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (4.76%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (4.76%) OO
5 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.76%) Memory Management
5 2 (4.76%) Network Management
5 2 (4.76%) Low Latency
5 2 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (4.76%) System Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.38%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) VB
2 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
2 10 (23.81%) DV Cleared
3 9 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.14%) MCSE
5 3 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (7.14%) CCNA
5 3 (7.14%) MCITP
6 2 (4.76%) Degree
7 1 (2.38%) HP APS
7 1 (2.38%) MCSA
7 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.76%) XenApp
4 1 (2.38%) Postfix
4 1 (2.38%) vSphere
4 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.38%) Firmware
4 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (40.48%) SCCM
2 10 (23.81%) NetBackup
3 5 (11.90%) Tivoli
3 5 (11.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Sysprep
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (7.14%) WMI
5 2 (4.76%) Backup Exec
5 2 (4.76%) OPNET
5 2 (4.76%) OpenView
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) VMware
2 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
3 10 (23.81%) Cisco
4 6 (14.29%) Dell
5 4 (9.52%) BMC
5 4 (9.52%) F5
6 3 (7.14%) IBM
6 3 (7.14%) EMC
6 3 (7.14%) Citrix
6 3 (7.14%) Symantec
6 3 (7.14%) Remedy
6 3 (7.14%) NetScout
7 2 (4.76%) Juniper
7 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.76%) Apple
7 2 (4.76%) CA
7 2 (4.76%) Oracle
7 2 (4.76%) Meru Networks
7 2 (4.76%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.38%) CommVault
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