The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 39 25 32
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Contract jobs citing HP 4 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.28% 3.83% 0.91%
As % of the Vendors category 2.52% 8.82% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Average daily rate
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£394 £320 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.04% -5.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £336
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -7.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.68 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-8.83% +9.09%
HP
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Vendors Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
159 102 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 50.96% 43.40% 50.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 71 58
Average daily rate £375 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £90.00 £9.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.22% +865.66%
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 Cardiff

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

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

HP Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 12 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (66.67%) Workflow
2 10 (66.67%) ISEB
3 9 (60.00%) Finance
4 8 (53.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (53.33%) AS400
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle
6 5 (33.33%) MS Office
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (33.33%) Project Management
6 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (33.33%) Analytics
6 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 4 (26.67%) User Stories
7 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
7 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
7 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (20.00%) Banking
8 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
8 3 (20.00%) Web Services
8 3 (20.00%) XML
8 3 (20.00%) SOA
8 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
8 3 (20.00%) UNIX
8 3 (20.00%) Windows
8 3 (20.00%) UML
8 3 (20.00%) Software Asset Management
8 3 (20.00%) HP UCMDB
8 3 (20.00%) JIRA

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 2 (13.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Maven
3 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Analyst
2 9 (60.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Designer
4 2 (13.33%) UML Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
1 3 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) AS400
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Workflow
2 5 (33.33%) Project Management
2 5 (33.33%) Analytics
2 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (26.67%) User Stories
3 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (20.00%) SOA
4 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (20.00%) UML
4 3 (20.00%) Software Asset Management
4 3 (20.00%) Use Case
4 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Test Management
5 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) BCP
5 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) ISEB
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (13.33%) CBAP
Systems Management
1 12 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (20.00%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft