The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 68 60 66
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing HP 1438 1519 1328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.78% 3.08% 2.85%
As % of the Vendors category 6.33% 6.86% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 797 722
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £491 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 83 134
Average hourly rate £18.77 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.72% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £27.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.52%
HP
UK

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

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22710 22144 21588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.94% 44.84% 46.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13715 12515 12014
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 980 1010 1121
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

HP Jobs Demand Trend in England

HP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

HP Daily Rate Trend in England

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in England

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

HP Hourly Rate Trend in England

HP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

HP Hourly Rate Histogram in England

HP
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
London +6 519 £400 - 102
South East 0 440 £370 +12.12% 66
East of England -4 123 £300 - 12
North West -16 98 £375 +24.82% 23
Yorkshire -28 66 £325 - 28
North East -16 56 £275 -22.53% 6
South West -33 49 £275 -21.42% 19
East Midlands -10 44 £400 +18.51% 17
West Midlands -12 40 £400 +45.45% 24
Midlands +1 2 £500 -
HP
UK

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1054 (37.24%) Windows
2 777 (27.46%) VMware
3 735 (25.97%) Microsoft
4 607 (21.45%) Security Cleared
5 576 (20.35%) ITIL
6 548 (19.36%) Cisco
7 535 (18.90%) Active Directory
8 521 (18.41%) SQL
9 508 (17.95%) SAN
10 499 (17.63%) VMware Infrastructure
11 493 (17.42%) Finance
12 438 (15.48%) Windows Server 2008
13 436 (15.41%) SC Cleared
14 428 (15.12%) HP Quality Center
15 413 (14.59%) Linux
16 390 (13.78%) Citrix
17 378 (13.36%) UNIX
18 348 (12.30%) Windows Server 2003
19 343 (12.12%) Oracle
20 322 (11.38%) Data Centre
21 307 (10.85%) MS Excel
22 293 (10.35%) Windows Server 2012
23 281 (9.93%) IBM
24 275 (9.72%) Firewall
25 274 (9.68%) DNS
26 268 (9.47%) Migration
27 257 (9.08%) SQL Server
28 255 (9.01%) Project Management
29 245 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
30 243 (8.59%) MS Office

HP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 224 (7.92%) MS Exchange
2 173 (6.11%) SharePoint
3 102 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 81 (2.86%) IIS
5 65 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 59 (2.08%) Lync
7 45 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
8 41 (1.45%) Apache
8 41 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 40 (1.41%) CMS
10 36 (1.27%) WebSphere
11 35 (1.24%) WebLogic
12 30 (1.06%) OpenStack
13 27 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
14 25 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 23 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
16 18 (0.64%) Tomcat
17 14 (0.49%) MQSeries
17 14 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
17 14 (0.49%) WorkSite
Applications
1 307 (10.85%) MS Excel
2 243 (8.59%) MS Office
3 69 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 39 (1.38%) MS Project
5 34 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.071%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.035%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.035%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.035%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 43 (1.52%) Exstream
2 41 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 35 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
4 33 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.35%) SAP HR
5 10 (0.35%) SAP CRM
6 9 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
7 8 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 6 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
9 5 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.18%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.18%) Markit EDM
9 5 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.18%) Optimost
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 60 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (1.77%) Office 365
3 40 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (0.74%) IaaS
5 18 (0.64%) SaaS
6 15 (0.53%) PaaS
7 10 (0.35%) HP Helion
8 9 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
9 6 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.18%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.18%) Google Apps
11 4 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.14%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.035%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.035%) IBM PureFlex
13 1 (0.035%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 508 (17.95%) SAN
2 275 (9.72%) Firewall
3 274 (9.68%) DNS
4 205 (7.24%) DHCP
5 198 (7.00%) LAN
6 197 (6.96%) WAN
7 195 (6.89%) TCP/IP
8 117 (4.13%) NAS
9 98 (3.46%) VPN
10 96 (3.39%) VLAN
11 93 (3.29%) Wireless
12 92 (3.25%) Network Security
13 82 (2.90%) Internet
14 79 (2.79%) Cisco ASA
15 58 (2.05%) MPLS
16 56 (1.98%) LDAP
17 54 (1.91%) BGP
18 53 (1.87%) Cisco Nexus
19 49 (1.73%) Fibre Channel
20 45 (1.59%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (9.08%) SQL Server
2 93 (3.29%) Oracle Database
3 72 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 69 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
5 60 (2.12%) MySQL
6 39 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 39 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 33 (1.17%) Big Data
7 33 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
8 28 (0.99%) Hadoop
9 23 (0.81%) Relational Database
9 23 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
10 20 (0.71%) MongoDB
11 17 (0.60%) DB2
12 13 (0.46%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.39%) IDOL
15 10 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (0.35%) DbVisualizer
15 10 (0.35%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 101 (3.57%) JIRA
2 100 (3.53%) LoadRunner
3 99 (3.50%) HP UFT
4 74 (2.61%) SoapUI
5 58 (2.05%) Selenium
6 33 (1.17%) Subversion
7 30 (1.06%) JMeter
8 26 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (0.88%) Git (software)
10 24 (0.85%) Jenkins
11 23 (0.81%) Eclipse
12 21 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 20 (0.71%) Cucumber
14 18 (0.64%) WebDriver
15 17 (0.60%) Ant
16 16 (0.57%) JUnit
16 16 (0.57%) MSI
17 15 (0.53%) Gerrit
18 13 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
19 11 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 493 (17.42%) Finance
2 187 (6.61%) Banking
3 140 (4.95%) Telecoms
4 55 (1.94%) Retail
5 44 (1.55%) Legal
6 43 (1.52%) Investment Banking
7 40 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 21 (0.74%) Marketing
9 18 (0.64%) Billing
10 17 (0.60%) Publishing
11 16 (0.57%) Back Office
12 15 (0.53%) Advertising
12 15 (0.53%) Automotive
12 15 (0.53%) Law
13 12 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.35%) Electronics
16 9 (0.32%) Front Office
17 8 (0.28%) Military
18 7 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 506 (17.88%) Analyst
2 217 (7.67%) Consultant
3 216 (7.63%) Test Analyst
4 204 (7.21%) Architect
5 139 (4.91%) Administrator
6 127 (4.49%) Support Engineer
7 126 (4.45%) Tester
8 125 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 114 (4.03%) Test Manager
9 114 (4.03%) Network Engineer
10 100 (3.53%) Developer
11 98 (3.46%) Systems Administrator
12 92 (3.25%) Project Manager
13 81 (2.86%) Support Analyst
14 79 (2.79%) 2nd Line Support
15 74 (2.61%) Server Engineer
16 70 (2.47%) Test Leader
17 68 (2.40%) Wintel Engineer
18 60 (2.12%) Infrastructure Architect
19 56 (1.98%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (6.29%) XML
2 142 (5.02%) HTML
3 133 (4.70%) .NET
4 118 (4.17%) Web Services
5 103 (3.64%) SOAP
6 80 (2.83%) Middleware
7 66 (2.33%) JSP
8 56 (1.98%) CSS
9 54 (1.91%) ASP.NET
10 41 (1.45%) XML Messaging
11 36 (1.27%) J2EE
12 21 (0.74%) Application Packaging
13 15 (0.53%) JDBC
14 14 (0.49%) JMS
15 13 (0.46%) Flash
15 13 (0.46%) JNDI
16 12 (0.42%) SailPoint
17 9 (0.32%) Ajax
17 9 (0.32%) Software Packaging
17 9 (0.32%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 322 (11.38%) Data Centre
2 245 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
3 147 (5.19%) Clustering
4 90 (3.18%) Management Information System
5 71 (2.51%) Replication
6 61 (2.16%) Computer Science
6 61 (2.16%) CMDB
7 54 (1.91%) Blackberry
8 51 (1.80%) HP Storage
9 36 (1.27%) Private Cloud
9 36 (1.27%) Client/Server
10 35 (1.24%) PKI
11 29 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
12 28 (0.99%) Fat Client
12 28 (0.99%) Thin Client
12 28 (0.99%) CLARiiON
13 27 (0.95%) HP StoreVirtual
14 23 (0.81%) EMC VNX
15 22 (0.78%) Fixed Income
16 21 (0.74%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1054 (37.24%) Windows
2 438 (15.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 413 (14.59%) Linux
4 378 (13.36%) UNIX
5 348 (12.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 293 (10.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 230 (8.13%) Windows 7
8 139 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 112 (3.96%) Solaris
10 95 (3.36%) Windows XP
11 90 (3.18%) AIX
11 90 (3.18%) HPUX
12 37 (1.31%) Android
13 31 (1.10%) SUSE
13 31 (1.10%) Windows 8
14 27 (0.95%) CentOS
14 27 (0.95%) Data ONTAP
15 26 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
16 25 (0.88%) Ubuntu
17 21 (0.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (20.35%) ITIL
2 268 (9.47%) Migration
3 255 (9.01%) Project Management
4 239 (8.45%) Test Scripting
5 237 (8.37%) Service Management
6 192 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
7 148 (5.23%) User Acceptance Testing
8 138 (4.88%) Test Management
9 136 (4.81%) ITSM
10 122 (4.31%) Incident Management
11 121 (4.28%) Change Management
12 114 (4.03%) Service Delivery
13 106 (3.75%) Configuration Management
14 104 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
15 103 (3.64%) Workflow
16 98 (3.46%) Stakeholder Management
17 95 (3.36%) Software Testing
18 93 (3.29%) Change Control
18 93 (3.29%) Test Strategy
19 88 (3.11%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 521 (18.41%) SQL
2 221 (7.81%) PowerShell
3 202 (7.14%) Java
4 129 (4.56%) Perl
4 129 (4.56%) Shell Script
5 115 (4.06%) JavaScript
6 92 (3.25%) VBScript
7 79 (2.79%) PL/SQL
8 71 (2.51%) C
9 63 (2.23%) C#
10 62 (2.19%) Python
11 48 (1.70%) VB
12 43 (1.52%) Bash Shell
13 28 (0.99%) Ruby
14 25 (0.88%) VBA
15 20 (0.71%) VB.NET
15 20 (0.71%) PHP
16 19 (0.67%) Korn
17 14 (0.49%) T-SQL
18 12 (0.42%) C++
Qualifications
1 607 (21.45%) Security Cleared
2 436 (15.41%) SC Cleared
3 219 (7.74%) ISTQB
4 190 (6.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 172 (6.08%) DV Cleared
6 168 (5.94%) Cisco Certification
7 165 (5.83%) ISEB
8 145 (5.12%) Degree
9 112 (3.96%) MCSE
10 108 (3.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 90 (3.18%) CCNA
12 82 (2.90%) CCNP
13 66 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
14 52 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 52 (1.84%) MCITP
15 50 (1.77%) MCP
16 44 (1.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 32 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 32 (1.13%) MCSA
17 32 (1.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (5.94%) SLA
2 144 (5.09%) QA
3 19 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.53%) JSP 440
4 15 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.32%) Solvency II
7 7 (0.25%) EMIR
7 7 (0.25%) MiFID
8 6 (0.21%) GAMP
8 6 (0.21%) GxP
9 5 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 3 (0.11%) IEC 61508
10 3 (0.11%) DO-178B
10 3 (0.11%) DO-254
10 3 (0.11%) ARP4754
10 3 (0.11%) ARP4761
10 3 (0.11%) COBIT
10 3 (0.11%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 535 (18.90%) Active Directory
2 499 (17.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 221 (7.81%) vSphere
4 208 (7.35%) Hyper-V
5 132 (4.66%) XenApp
6 97 (3.43%) VMware ESX
7 78 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
8 44 (1.55%) NFS
9 43 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 43 (1.52%) XenDesktop
10 41 (1.45%) XenServer
11 35 (1.24%) Xen
12 34 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 29 (1.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 26 (0.92%) vCloud
15 21 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
16 20 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 16 (0.57%) ISA Server
18 15 (0.53%) KVM
19 14 (0.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 428 (15.12%) HP Quality Center
2 186 (6.57%) SCCM
3 108 (3.82%) OpenView
4 84 (2.97%) SCOM
5 68 (2.40%) Puppet
6 63 (2.23%) NetBackup
7 58 (2.05%) OVSD
8 53 (1.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 48 (1.70%) Tivoli
10 44 (1.55%) Backup Exec
10 44 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
10 44 (1.55%) HP Data Protector
11 38 (1.34%) HP SIM
12 37 (1.31%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 36 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 31 (1.10%) WSUS
15 25 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
16 23 (0.81%) SCVMM
17 21 (0.74%) ARCserve
18 19 (0.67%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 777 (27.46%) VMware
2 735 (25.97%) Microsoft
3 548 (19.36%) Cisco
4 390 (13.78%) Citrix
5 343 (12.12%) Oracle
6 281 (9.93%) IBM
7 220 (7.77%) NetApp
8 210 (7.42%) Dell
9 199 (7.03%) Red Hat
10 159 (5.62%) EMC
11 143 (5.05%) 3PAR
12 135 (4.77%) Symantec
13 127 (4.49%) SAP
14 126 (4.45%) BMC
15 124 (4.38%) F5
16 108 (3.82%) CA
17 98 (3.46%) Brocade
18 96 (3.39%) CheckPoint
19 88 (3.11%) McAfee
19 88 (3.11%) Veritas
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