The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 16 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing HP 8 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.97% 4.74% -
As % of the Vendors category 12.50% 8.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.29 £15.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
+15.23% +0.84%
HP
Cheshire

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

Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
64 124 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 47.76% 58.77% 38.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 31 20
Average daily rate £388 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £225 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £16.84 £37.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

HP Daily Rate Trend in Chester

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Linux
3 8 (47.06%) AIX
3 8 (47.06%) SQL
4 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (41.18%) Clustering
5 6 (35.29%) Perl
5 6 (35.29%) RDBMS
5 6 (35.29%) Sun
5 6 (35.29%) SAN
5 6 (35.29%) Relational Database
5 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (29.41%) Web Development
6 5 (29.41%) YUI
6 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (29.41%) BMC
6 5 (29.41%) IBM
6 5 (29.41%) HTML
6 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
6 5 (29.41%) CSS
6 5 (29.41%) ITIL
6 5 (29.41%) Apache
7 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
7 4 (23.53%) Dell
7 4 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (23.53%) MVC
7 4 (23.53%) SCVMM
7 4 (23.53%) SCCM
7 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
7 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 5 (29.41%) Apache
2 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (11.76%) Lync
2 2 (11.76%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) PaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) SAN
2 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
3 3 (17.65%) DNS
3 3 (17.65%) DHCP
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) RDBMS
1 6 (35.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
1 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Project Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Wintel Server Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (5.88%) Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Wintel Support
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Wintel Support Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) HTML
1 5 (29.41%) CSS
1 5 (29.41%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Clustering
2 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Replication
4 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Linux
3 8 (47.06%) AIX
4 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (11.76%) UNIX
6 2 (11.76%) HPUX
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
7 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
1 5 (29.41%) Web Development
2 4 (23.53%) MVC
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.88%) High Availability
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) Perl
3 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
5 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
2 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.88%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
1 4 (23.53%) SCVMM
2 2 (11.76%) Tivoli
2 2 (11.76%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.88%) WSUS
3 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Sun
2 5 (29.41%) BMC
2 5 (29.41%) IBM
3 4 (23.53%) Dell
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) Remedy
4 3 (17.65%) VMware
5 2 (11.76%) Brocade
5 2 (11.76%) 3PAR
5 2 (11.76%) SAP
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco
5 2 (11.76%) NetApp
6 1 (5.88%) EMC
6 1 (5.88%) McAfee