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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 33 48 42
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -6
Contract jobs citing HP 30 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.99% 1.54% 2.57%
As % of the Vendors category 8.17% 3.23% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £383 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +17.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £234 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £25.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -1.72%
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
367 310 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 48.80% 47.84% 47.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 190 125
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 £150 £172 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £500 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.40 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.30 £24.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 19 (47.50%) Windows
2 15 (37.50%) VMware
3 14 (35.00%) ITIL
4 13 (32.50%) SCCM
5 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (30.00%) DNS
5 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 10 (25.00%) DHCP
7 9 (22.50%) Cisco
8 8 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 7 (17.50%) DV Cleared
9 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (17.50%) SQL
9 7 (17.50%) SAN
9 7 (17.50%) NetBackup
10 6 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (15.00%) Dell
10 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (12.50%) Citrix
11 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
11 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
11 5 (12.50%) Wireless
11 5 (12.50%) Migration
12 4 (10.00%) Firewall
12 4 (10.00%) Workflow
12 4 (10.00%) Finance
12 4 (10.00%) Project Planning
12 4 (10.00%) MS Excel

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.50%) IIS
4 1 (2.50%) Apache
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.50%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.00%) DNS
2 10 (25.00%) DHCP
3 7 (17.50%) SAN
4 5 (12.50%) Wireless
5 4 (10.00%) Firewall
6 3 (7.50%) Wireshark
6 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.00%) MPLS
7 2 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (2.50%) VoIP
8 1 (2.50%) VPN
8 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) PVCS
1 2 (5.00%) MSI
1 2 (5.00%) JMeter
1 2 (5.00%) Maven
1 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (17.50%) Server Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Senior Server Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) Server Support
2 6 (15.00%) Administrator
3 5 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Data Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Programme Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Network Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Spring
1 3 (7.50%) Java EE
2 2 (5.00%) Middleware
2 2 (5.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (5.00%) J2EE
3 1 (2.50%) JSP
3 1 (2.50%) Servlets
3 1 (2.50%) Struts
3 1 (2.50%) JSF
3 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.50%) Spring MVC
3 1 (2.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Device Driver
2 2 (5.00%) Clustering
2 2 (5.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (47.50%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.00%) UNIX
7 2 (5.00%) Linux
7 2 (5.00%) Windows 2000
7 2 (5.00%) Windows NT
7 2 (5.00%) HPUX
8 1 (2.50%) Solaris
8 1 (2.50%) AIX
8 1 (2.50%) Fedora
8 1 (2.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) ITIL
2 5 (12.50%) Migration
3 4 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 4 (10.00%) Workflow
4 3 (7.50%) Data Migration
4 3 (7.50%) E-Discovery
5 2 (5.00%) Memory Management
5 2 (5.00%) Network Management
5 2 (5.00%) Fund Management
5 2 (5.00%) Wealth Management
5 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.00%) System Testing
5 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.00%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (5.00%) OO
5 2 (5.00%) TDD
5 2 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.00%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) VB
2 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.50%) C
3 3 (7.50%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.50%) DV Cleared
3 6 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (7.50%) CCNA
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.00%) MCSE
6 2 (5.00%) MCITP
6 2 (5.00%) Degree
7 1 (2.50%) RHCE
7 1 (2.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.00%) XenApp
4 2 (5.00%) vSphere
5 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.50%) Postfix
5 1 (2.50%) Firmware
5 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (32.50%) SCCM
2 7 (17.50%) NetBackup
3 4 (10.00%) Tivoli
3 4 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (7.50%) WMI
4 3 (7.50%) Sysprep
4 3 (7.50%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (5.00%) OpenView
5 2 (5.00%) OPNET
5 2 (5.00%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) VMware
2 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (22.50%) Cisco
4 6 (15.00%) Dell
5 5 (12.50%) Citrix
6 4 (10.00%) BMC
6 4 (10.00%) F5
7 3 (7.50%) NetScout
7 3 (7.50%) NetApp
7 3 (7.50%) Symantec
7 3 (7.50%) Remedy
7 3 (7.50%) EMC
7 3 (7.50%) IBM
8 2 (5.00%) Compaq
8 2 (5.00%) Juniper
8 2 (5.00%) Apple
8 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
8 2 (5.00%) CA
8 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.00%) Meru Networks
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