The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 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 Chester 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 15 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing HP 9 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.43% 3.18% 2.27%
As % of the Vendors category 11.84% 5.88% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
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£310 - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £13.75 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+3.63% -6.77%
Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
76 85 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 54.29% 54.14% 46.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 18
Average daily rate £310 £350 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £425 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 2
Average hourly rate £24.17 £29.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.65% -29.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £15.00 £39.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.04 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -4.80%
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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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 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 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 8 (57.14%) SAN
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (50.00%) DHCP
3 7 (50.00%) DNS
3 7 (50.00%) Clustering
4 6 (42.86%) VMware
4 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 6 (42.86%) IBM
5 5 (35.71%) Dell
5 5 (35.71%) Linux
5 5 (35.71%) NetBackup
5 5 (35.71%) SCCM
5 5 (35.71%) SCVMM
5 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
5 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (28.57%) Project Management
6 4 (28.57%) SQL
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 4 (28.57%) NetApp
7 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
7 3 (21.43%) Remedy
7 3 (21.43%) IIS
7 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
7 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
7 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
7 3 (21.43%) Firewall

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 3 (21.43%) IIS
1 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
1 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
1 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (21.43%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (21.43%) Lync
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) PaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) SAN
2 7 (50.00%) DHCP
2 7 (50.00%) DNS
3 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 3 (21.43%) Firewall
5 2 (14.29%) VLAN
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (14.29%) VPN
5 2 (14.29%) LAN
5 2 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Project Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Server Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Storage Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Wintel Server Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Clustering
2 3 (21.43%) Replication
3 2 (14.29%) EqualLogic
4 1 (7.14%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (35.71%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) AIX
4 2 (14.29%) HPUX
4 2 (14.29%) UNIX
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.14%) MCITP
2 1 (7.14%) MCP
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
2 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.14%) XenApp
4 1 (7.14%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) NetBackup
1 5 (35.71%) SCCM
1 5 (35.71%) SCVMM
2 2 (14.29%) Tivoli
3 1 (7.14%) SCOM
3 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) IBM
1 6 (42.86%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Dell
3 4 (28.57%) NetApp
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Remedy
5 2 (14.29%) EMC
5 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) SAP
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 2 (14.29%) Brocade
5 2 (14.29%) 3PAR
6 1 (7.14%) McAfee