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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 25 19 22
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing HP 7 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.65% 6.02% 3.40%
As % of the Vendors category 6.93% 11.36% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £520 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+22.80% +3.63%
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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
101 88 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 52.60% 53.01% 54.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 25 18
Average daily rate £400 £333 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% +10.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £730 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 11
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.53% +8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £14.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.47 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -12.82%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the Chester region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

HP Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 July 2015, 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 10 (52.63%) Windows
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco
1 10 (52.63%) CMDB
2 9 (47.37%) Opsware
3 8 (42.11%) Network Management
3 8 (42.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (42.11%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (42.11%) NetScout
3 8 (42.11%) CCIE
3 8 (42.11%) CCNP
3 8 (42.11%) CCNA
3 8 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (42.11%) HP NNM
4 7 (36.84%) Change Management
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (31.58%) Citrix
5 6 (31.58%) Finance
5 6 (31.58%) Migration
5 6 (31.58%) VMware
6 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
7 4 (21.05%) IBM
7 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
7 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
8 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (15.79%) SCCM
8 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
8 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
8 3 (15.79%) Microsoft

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) DHCP
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
1 2 (10.53%) DNS
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
2 1 (5.26%) NAS
2 1 (5.26%) VPN
2 1 (5.26%) SNMP
2 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Network Specialist
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Wintel Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Services Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Network Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Catalyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) CMDB
2 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (15.79%) AIX
3 3 (15.79%) Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Solaris
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) SUSE
4 2 (10.53%) Debian
4 2 (10.53%) UNIX
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.26%) Android
5 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Network Management
1 8 (42.11%) Root Cause Analysis
1 8 (42.11%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (36.84%) Change Management
3 6 (31.58%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Service Management
4 2 (10.53%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (10.53%) Workflow
4 2 (10.53%) Web Development
5 1 (5.26%) Open Source
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Information Management
5 1 (5.26%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Perl
2 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) PHP
3 1 (5.26%) Jython
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) CCIE
1 8 (42.11%) CCNP
1 8 (42.11%) CCNA
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.53%) MCP
3 2 (10.53%) MCSE
3 2 (10.53%) MCITP
4 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
4 1 (5.26%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) HP NNM
2 3 (15.79%) SCCM
3 2 (10.53%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco
2 9 (47.37%) Opsware
3 8 (42.11%) NetScout
4 6 (31.58%) VMware
4 6 (31.58%) Citrix
5 4 (21.05%) IBM
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.79%) Sun
7 2 (10.53%) BMC
8 1 (5.26%) Remedy
8 1 (5.26%) Avaya
8 1 (5.26%) AppSense