The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Cardiff 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 35 27 24
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing HP 11 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.06% 1.20% 2.87%
As % of the Vendors category 8.73% 2.41% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 2
Average daily rate £400 £238 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -45.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £238 £432
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £238 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.20 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.72%
Vendors Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
126 83 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 35.10% 50.00% 42.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 51 41
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.62 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.87% -12.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
HP
South Wales

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 11 (57.89%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (42.11%) Apache
3 6 (31.58%) Oracle
3 6 (31.58%) DNS
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 5 (26.32%) Scrum
4 5 (26.32%) SSL
4 5 (26.32%) Ant
4 5 (26.32%) SQL
4 5 (26.32%) SOAP
4 5 (26.32%) Web Services
4 5 (26.32%) UNIX
4 5 (26.32%) SoapUI
4 5 (26.32%) Mobile App
4 5 (26.32%) Apache Ivy
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) Banking
4 5 (26.32%) Maven
4 5 (26.32%) JIRA
4 5 (26.32%) QA
4 5 (26.32%) Selenium
4 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
5 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 4 (21.05%) eggPlant
5 4 (21.05%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (21.05%) 4G
5 4 (21.05%) REST
5 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Satellite

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (42.11%) Apache
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) DNS
2 5 (26.32%) SSL
3 4 (21.05%) 4G
3 4 (21.05%) SMTP
3 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
3 4 (21.05%) 2G
3 4 (21.05%) 3G
4 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications
4 2 (10.53%) NetScaler
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (10.53%) Firewall
4 2 (10.53%) Wireless
4 2 (10.53%) VPN
4 2 (10.53%) LAN
4 2 (10.53%) WLAN
5 1 (5.26%) HTTP
5 1 (5.26%) Internet
5 1 (5.26%) Structured Cabling
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Ant
1 5 (26.32%) SoapUI
1 5 (26.32%) Apache Ivy
1 5 (26.32%) Maven
1 5 (26.32%) JIRA
1 5 (26.32%) Selenium
2 4 (21.05%) eggPlant
2 4 (21.05%) Toad
2 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
3 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (5.26%) JUnit
4 1 (5.26%) Mercurial
4 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.26%) Subversion
4 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.26%) Hudson
4 1 (5.26%) JBehave
4 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (26.32%) Banking
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) QA Leader
4 3 (15.79%) Administrator
4 3 (15.79%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (10.53%) UNIX Support
5 2 (10.53%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Process Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) UML Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Automated Test Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) SOAP
1 5 (26.32%) Web Services
2 4 (21.05%) REST
2 4 (21.05%) J2ME
2 4 (21.05%) WAP
3 1 (5.26%) J2EE
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) RESTful
3 1 (5.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Mobile App
2 4 (21.05%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (21.05%) Handset
3 2 (10.53%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) UNIX
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Solaris
2 4 (21.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Scrum
1 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
2 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Workflow
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) SOA
5 1 (5.26%) UML
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Test Management
5 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.26%) Time Management
5 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Bash Shell
2 4 (21.05%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) XQuery
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Groovy
3 1 (5.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ISEB
1 4 (21.05%) RHCE
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) NFS
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (57.89%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (10.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) IBM
2 4 (21.05%) Sun
2 4 (21.05%) Citrix
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
2 4 (21.05%) Apple
3 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) NetApp
3 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
3 2 (10.53%) Juniper
3 2 (10.53%) Symantec
3 2 (10.53%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat