The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 54 53 42
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing HP 103 74 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.35% 3.13% 4.21%
As % of the Vendors category 7.43% 6.80% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 35 65
Average daily rate
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£325 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £186 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.37% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% +81.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £38.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+13.80% +1.69%
HP
England

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

Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1387 1088 1493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 45.15% 45.95% 47.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 490 666
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £209 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 121 144
Average hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £20.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -0.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £37.45
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 the East of England

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

HP Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

HP
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

HP Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the East of England region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

HP Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

HP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the East of England region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

HP Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

HP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the East of England region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -15 30 £283 -24.60% 19
Cambridgeshire +14 29 £325 +12.55% 6
Norfolk 0 18 £300 +20.00% 3
Suffolk +1 9 £250 -28.57% 1
Essex -14 9 £375 +7.14% 2
Bedfordshire -20 4 - - 3
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 92 (42.01%) Windows
2 69 (31.51%) Active Directory
3 59 (26.94%) ITIL
4 58 (26.48%) VMware
5 52 (23.74%) SQL
6 47 (21.46%) Cisco
6 47 (21.46%) Microsoft
7 46 (21.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 43 (19.63%) SQL Server
9 42 (19.18%) Oracle
10 40 (18.26%) SAN
10 40 (18.26%) Finance
10 40 (18.26%) HP Quality Center
11 39 (17.81%) MS Excel
12 37 (16.89%) Linux
13 36 (16.44%) MS Exchange
13 36 (16.44%) OpenView
14 34 (15.53%) Firewall
15 31 (14.16%) IBM
15 31 (14.16%) Citrix
15 31 (14.16%) VPN
16 30 (13.70%) Windows 7
16 30 (13.70%) Windows Server 2008
16 30 (13.70%) Security Cleared
17 29 (13.24%) Windows XP
17 29 (13.24%) Migration
18 27 (12.33%) UNIX
19 26 (11.87%) Windows Server 2003
20 25 (11.42%) SLA
21 24 (10.96%) MS Office

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 36 (16.44%) MS Exchange
2 20 (9.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 19 (8.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (6.39%) SharePoint
5 11 (5.02%) IBM Notes
6 10 (4.57%) IIS
6 10 (4.57%) WebSphere
7 9 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (4.11%) Apache
8 6 (2.74%) MQSeries
9 5 (2.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.37%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.91%) Lync
11 2 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 39 (17.81%) MS Excel
2 24 (10.96%) MS Office
3 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.91%) Maximo
3 1 (0.46%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.46%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.46%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.46%) BASE24
3 1 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.37%) SaaS
2 2 (0.91%) Office 365
2 2 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (18.26%) SAN
2 34 (15.53%) Firewall
3 31 (14.16%) VPN
4 24 (10.96%) LAN
5 22 (10.05%) DNS
6 20 (9.13%) TCP/IP
7 18 (8.22%) DHCP
8 16 (7.31%) WAN
8 16 (7.31%) Wireless
8 16 (7.31%) Internet
9 11 (5.02%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (4.11%) MPLS
11 8 (3.65%) VLAN
12 7 (3.20%) Network Security
12 7 (3.20%) NAS
13 6 (2.74%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (2.74%) IPsec
13 6 (2.74%) LDAP
14 4 (1.83%) Ethernet
14 4 (1.83%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (19.63%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.31%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (6.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (6.39%) Oracle Database
4 10 (4.57%) DB2
5 7 (3.20%) Oracle Exadata
6 6 (2.74%) DbVisualizer
7 5 (2.28%) PowerCenter
7 5 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.46%) NonStop SQL
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (4.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (3.65%) LoadRunner
3 4 (1.83%) MSI
3 4 (1.83%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.91%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.91%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.46%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.46%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.46%) JMeter
5 1 (0.46%) Maven
5 1 (0.46%) QADirector
5 1 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 40 (18.26%) Finance
2 23 (10.50%) Manufacturing
3 14 (6.39%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.65%) Retail
5 6 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.91%) Advertising
7 1 (0.46%) Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Electronics
7 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 89 (40.64%) Analyst
2 28 (12.79%) Service Analyst
3 27 (12.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 24 (10.96%) Test Analyst
5 20 (9.13%) Support Analyst
6 17 (7.76%) Tester
7 13 (5.94%) Support Engineer
8 12 (5.48%) Consultant
9 11 (5.02%) Technical Analyst
10 10 (4.57%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (4.11%) Administrator
11 9 (4.11%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (3.65%) Network Engineer
12 8 (3.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 8 (3.65%) Technical Support
13 7 (3.20%) Technical Consultant
14 6 (2.74%) Business Analyst
14 6 (2.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 6 (2.74%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.11%) .NET
1 9 (4.11%) XML
2 8 (3.65%) Middleware
3 7 (3.20%) J2EE
4 6 (2.74%) Flash
4 6 (2.74%) HTML
5 3 (1.37%) Application Packaging
6 2 (0.91%) MDX
7 1 (0.46%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.46%) Web Services
7 1 (0.46%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.46%) Spring
7 1 (0.46%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.48%) Mainframe
2 9 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.65%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.65%) Clustering
4 7 (3.20%) CMDB
5 6 (2.74%) PKI
5 6 (2.74%) AS400
5 6 (2.74%) Replication
6 5 (2.28%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.28%) CCTV
7 4 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.83%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.83%) HP Superdome
7 4 (1.83%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.37%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.91%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.91%) IBM XIV
10 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.46%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 92 (42.01%) Windows
2 37 (16.89%) Linux
3 30 (13.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (13.70%) Windows 7
4 29 (13.24%) Windows XP
5 27 (12.33%) UNIX
6 26 (11.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (5.48%) Solaris
8 11 (5.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (4.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (3.65%) HPUX
11 7 (3.20%) MVS
12 6 (2.74%) AIX
13 4 (1.83%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.83%) zOS
14 2 (0.91%) Debian
14 2 (0.91%) Android
14 2 (0.91%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.91%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (26.94%) ITIL
2 29 (13.24%) Migration
3 20 (9.13%) ETL
4 18 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (7.76%) E-Commerce
6 16 (7.31%) ITIL V3
7 14 (6.39%) Incident Management
7 14 (6.39%) Problem Management
7 14 (6.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (6.39%) Change Management
8 13 (5.94%) Integration Testing
9 12 (5.48%) Knowledge Management
10 11 (5.02%) Service Delivery
11 10 (4.57%) Configuration Management
11 10 (4.57%) Test Management
11 10 (4.57%) Test Scripting
11 10 (4.57%) Change Control
11 10 (4.57%) System Testing
11 10 (4.57%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (4.11%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (23.74%) SQL
2 10 (4.57%) PowerShell
2 10 (4.57%) Java
3 7 (3.20%) Perl
4 6 (2.74%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.28%) VB
5 5 (2.28%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.83%) C
7 2 (0.91%) VBScript
7 2 (0.91%) Python
7 2 (0.91%) Tcl
7 2 (0.91%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.46%) Korn
8 1 (0.46%) PHP
8 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (13.70%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.22%) SC Cleared
2 18 (8.22%) ISEB
3 16 (7.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (5.48%) Degree
5 10 (4.57%) ISTQB
6 9 (4.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (3.65%) MCP
7 8 (3.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (3.20%) MCSE
8 7 (3.20%) CCNA
8 7 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (3.20%) MCDST
9 6 (2.74%) MCITP
10 5 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.91%) MCTS
11 2 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.91%) NCDA
11 2 (0.91%) NCIE
11 2 (0.91%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.42%) SLA
2 11 (5.02%) QA
3 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 69 (31.51%) Active Directory
2 46 (21.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (10.50%) Hyper-V
4 14 (6.39%) vSphere
5 10 (4.57%) Terminal Services
6 5 (2.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (1.83%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.37%) VMware Server
8 3 (1.37%) MetaFrame
8 3 (1.37%) VMFS
8 3 (1.37%) XenApp
9 2 (0.91%) XenServer
9 2 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.91%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.91%) Xen
10 1 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.46%) vCloud
10 1 (0.46%) KVM
10 1 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 40 (18.26%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (16.44%) OpenView
3 22 (10.05%) OVSD
4 9 (4.11%) HP SIM
5 8 (3.65%) Puppet
5 8 (3.65%) EMC NetWorker
5 8 (3.65%) Nagios
6 5 (2.28%) ARCserve
6 5 (2.28%) SCCM
7 4 (1.83%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (1.37%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.91%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.46%) MOM
10 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.46%) Netcool
10 1 (0.46%) WebInspect
10 1 (0.46%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.46%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 58 (26.48%) VMware
2 47 (21.46%) Cisco
2 47 (21.46%) Microsoft
3 42 (19.18%) Oracle
4 31 (14.16%) IBM
4 31 (14.16%) Citrix
5 22 (10.05%) EMC
6 16 (7.31%) NetApp
7 13 (5.94%) Red Hat
8 11 (5.02%) Lotus
9 9 (4.11%) Remedy
10 8 (3.65%) WatchGuard
10 8 (3.65%) 3PAR
11 7 (3.20%) McAfee
11 7 (3.20%) Informatica
11 7 (3.20%) Dell
11 7 (3.20%) Juniper
12 6 (2.74%) BMC
13 5 (2.28%) CA
13 5 (2.28%) CommVault
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