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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 36 41 38
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing HP 19 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.02% 2.17% 2.01%
As % of the Vendors category 7.51% 4.22% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 4
Average daily rate
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£394 £300 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £200 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £443 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £335
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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 £15.00 £15.25 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +10.90%
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
253 308 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 40.22% 51.42% 49.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 158 95
Average daily rate £325 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 16
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.70 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 21 (45.65%) Windows
2 17 (36.96%) VMware
2 17 (36.96%) SCCM
3 16 (34.78%) ITIL
4 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (26.09%) DHCP
5 12 (26.09%) DNS
5 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
6 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
6 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (21.74%) Cisco
7 10 (21.74%) NetBackup
7 10 (21.74%) DV Cleared
8 9 (19.57%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (17.39%) Dell
10 7 (15.22%) SQL
10 7 (15.22%) Migration
10 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
11 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (10.87%) SAN
12 5 (10.87%) Tivoli
12 5 (10.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (10.87%) Firewall
12 5 (10.87%) Workflow
13 4 (8.70%) VB
13 4 (8.70%) MCSE
13 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
13 4 (8.70%) Citrix
13 4 (8.70%) BMC
13 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (8.70%) MS Exchange
1 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.17%) IIS
3 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.17%) Apache
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.09%) DHCP
1 12 (26.09%) DNS
2 5 (10.87%) SAN
2 5 (10.87%) Firewall
3 4 (8.70%) Wireless
4 3 (6.52%) Wireshark
5 2 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (4.35%) MPLS
6 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.17%) VPN
6 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.17%) VoIP
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) PVCS
1 2 (4.35%) JMeter
1 2 (4.35%) Maven
1 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.17%) MSI
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Server Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Senior Server Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Server Support
3 8 (17.39%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (15.22%) Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Network Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Data Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Data Centre Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.52%) Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Network Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Programme Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Systems Support Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Migration Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) Spring
1 3 (6.52%) Java EE
2 2 (4.35%) Middleware
2 2 (4.35%) Hibernate
2 2 (4.35%) J2EE
3 1 (2.17%) JSP
3 1 (2.17%) Servlets
3 1 (2.17%) Struts
3 1 (2.17%) JSF
3 1 (2.17%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.17%) Spring MVC
3 1 (2.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Device Driver
2 2 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (2.17%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.17%) iSeries
3 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.17%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 21 (45.65%) Windows
2 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.35%) Solaris
6 2 (4.35%) Linux
6 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.17%) AIX
7 1 (2.17%) HPUX
7 1 (2.17%) Fedora
7 1 (2.17%) CentOS
7 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) ITIL
2 7 (15.22%) Migration
3 5 (10.87%) Workflow
4 4 (8.70%) Project Planning
5 3 (6.52%) Data Migration
5 3 (6.52%) E-Discovery
6 2 (4.35%) Memory Management
6 2 (4.35%) Network Management
6 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.35%) Low Latency
6 2 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.35%) System Testing
6 2 (4.35%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.35%) TDD
6 2 (4.35%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.35%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (4.35%) OO
7 1 (2.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) SQL
2 4 (8.70%) VB
2 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.52%) Java
4 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
2 10 (21.74%) DV Cleared
3 9 (19.57%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (8.70%) MCSE
6 3 (6.52%) CCNA
6 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (4.35%) Degree
7 2 (4.35%) MCITP
8 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
8 1 (2.17%) MCDST
8 1 (2.17%) ISEB
8 1 (2.17%) CCA
8 1 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.17%) MCSA
8 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.17%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.52%) vSphere
2 3 (6.52%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.35%) XenApp
4 1 (2.17%) Firmware
4 1 (2.17%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.17%) Xen
4 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.17%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 17 (36.96%) SCCM
2 10 (21.74%) NetBackup
3 5 (10.87%) Tivoli
3 5 (10.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (6.52%) Sysprep
4 3 (6.52%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (6.52%) WMI
5 2 (4.35%) OpenView
5 2 (4.35%) OPNET
6 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (36.96%) VMware
2 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 10 (21.74%) Cisco
4 8 (17.39%) Dell
5 4 (8.70%) Citrix
5 4 (8.70%) BMC
5 4 (8.70%) F5
6 3 (6.52%) NetScout
6 3 (6.52%) Remedy
6 3 (6.52%) EMC
6 3 (6.52%) IBM
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle
7 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.35%) Symantec
7 2 (4.35%) CA
7 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.17%) Meru Networks
8 1 (2.17%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.17%) ProCurve
8 1 (2.17%) CommVault