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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 31 26 28
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing HP 14 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.22% 3.97% 3.27%
As % of the Vendors category 9.59% 8.55% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £315 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £285 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £342 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £335
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.72%
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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
146 117 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 43.98% 46.43% 48.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 75 58
Average daily rate £325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £250 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.17 £9.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.53% +98.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.17 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £19.17 £26.95
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

HP Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 December 2014, 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 (70.59%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (58.82%) ISEB
2 10 (58.82%) Workflow
3 9 (52.94%) Finance
4 8 (47.06%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (47.06%) AS400
5 6 (35.29%) Oracle
6 5 (29.41%) MS Office
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (29.41%) Project Management
6 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Analytics
6 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (23.53%) User Stories
7 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
7 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
7 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (23.53%) Windows
8 3 (17.65%) UML
8 3 (17.65%) SOA
8 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (17.65%) Web Services
8 3 (17.65%) XML
8 3 (17.65%) ITIL
8 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
8 3 (17.65%) UNIX
8 3 (17.65%) Banking
8 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
8 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
8 3 (17.65%) Use Case

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (11.76%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) VoIP
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) PABX
1 1 (5.88%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (17.65%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.88%) Maven
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Analyst
2 9 (52.94%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) UML Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Designer
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Service Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner Test Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
1 3 (17.65%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) JSON
2 1 (5.88%) REST
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) AS400
2 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) UNIX
3 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Workflow
2 5 (29.41%) Project Management
2 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Analytics
3 4 (23.53%) User Stories
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
3 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
4 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
4 3 (17.65%) Software Asset Management
4 3 (17.65%) Use Case
4 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Test Management
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
4 3 (17.65%) UML
4 3 (17.65%) SOA
4 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) ISEB
2 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.76%) CBAP
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Systems Management
1 12 (70.59%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (17.65%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco