The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Cambridge region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 40 39 47
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing HP 4 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.07% 1.28% 1.06%
As % of the Vendors category 2.33% 2.53% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate £370 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +21.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.83% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.20 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
Vendors Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
172 198 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 45.99% 50.64% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 67 90
Average daily rate £375 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £417 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 29 27
Average hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -41.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.50 £11.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £42.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
HP
Cambridgeshire

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

HP Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 11 (57.89%) SAN
2 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 10 (52.63%) VMware
3 9 (47.37%) Backup Exec
3 9 (47.37%) IIS
4 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
4 8 (42.11%) Firewall
5 7 (36.84%) NetApp
5 7 (36.84%) Cisco
5 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (31.58%) XenApp
6 6 (31.58%) FTP
6 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
6 6 (31.58%) Windows
6 6 (31.58%) Finance
6 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
6 6 (31.58%) NetBackup
7 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
7 4 (21.05%) WAN
8 3 (15.79%) DHCP
8 3 (15.79%) LAN
8 3 (15.79%) VoIP
8 3 (15.79%) MS Office
8 3 (15.79%) DNS
8 3 (15.79%) IBM
8 3 (15.79%) Dell
8 3 (15.79%) Citrix
8 3 (15.79%) Brocade
8 3 (15.79%) VLAN

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 9 (47.37%) IIS
2 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
3 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (15.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) SAN
2 8 (42.11%) Firewall
3 6 (31.58%) FTP
4 4 (21.05%) WAN
5 3 (15.79%) DHCP
5 3 (15.79%) LAN
5 3 (15.79%) VoIP
5 3 (15.79%) DNS
5 3 (15.79%) VLAN
6 2 (10.53%) VPN
7 1 (5.26%) ADSL
7 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Wintel Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Wintel Systems Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (5.26%) Backup Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Mac OS X
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.26%) Migration
1 1 (5.26%) Scrum
1 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
1 1 (5.26%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) MCP
1 1 (5.26%) MCSA
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 6 (31.58%) XenApp
3 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) Backup Exec
2 6 (31.58%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.26%) SCCM
3 1 (5.26%) SCOM
3 1 (5.26%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (5.26%) Puppet
3 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) VMware
2 7 (36.84%) NetApp
2 7 (36.84%) Cisco
3 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
4 3 (15.79%) Brocade
4 3 (15.79%) Red Gate
4 3 (15.79%) IBM
4 3 (15.79%) Dell
4 3 (15.79%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) Hitachi
5 1 (5.26%) EMC
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.26%) Sun
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat