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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 74 58 71
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +13
Contract jobs citing HP 1359 1582 1337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.61% 3.10% 2.74%
As % of the Vendors category 5.91% 6.81% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 858 734
Average daily rate
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£364 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £337
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 100 115
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £30.15 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.07 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+2.51% +6.68%
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
22992 23230 22501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.12% 45.58% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13871 13236 12767
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 985 1027 1038
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -5 496 £400 - 97
South East -8 396 £361 +11.41% 73
North West -14 111 £350 +16.66% 28
East of England -9 86 £375 +11.94% 30
Yorkshire -21 74 £328 +2.34% 33
North East -12 67 £300 -14.28% 2
South West -44 51 £255 -27.14% 21
East Midlands -19 43 £360 +3.59% 8
West Midlands -22 39 £340 +13.33% 19
Midlands +1 1 £500 +42.85%
HP
UK

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1026 (36.76%) Windows
2 775 (27.77%) VMware
3 735 (26.33%) Microsoft
4 600 (21.50%) Security Cleared
5 561 (20.10%) ITIL
6 548 (19.63%) Cisco
7 544 (19.49%) SQL
8 529 (18.95%) Active Directory
9 498 (17.84%) VMware Infrastructure
10 494 (17.70%) SAN
11 493 (17.66%) Finance
12 455 (16.30%) HP Quality Center
13 447 (16.02%) SC Cleared
14 402 (14.40%) Windows Server 2008
15 400 (14.33%) Linux
16 394 (14.12%) Citrix
17 372 (13.33%) UNIX
18 341 (12.22%) Oracle
19 321 (11.50%) Data Centre
20 311 (11.14%) Windows Server 2003
21 308 (11.04%) MS Excel
22 291 (10.43%) Firewall
23 290 (10.39%) IBM
24 282 (10.10%) Windows Server 2012
25 274 (9.82%) DNS
26 268 (9.60%) Project Management
27 252 (9.03%) SQL Server
28 251 (8.99%) Test Scripting
29 247 (8.85%) Migration
30 244 (8.74%) MS Office

HP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 226 (8.10%) MS Exchange
2 173 (6.20%) SharePoint
3 109 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 68 (2.44%) IIS
5 57 (2.04%) Lync
6 56 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
7 43 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 41 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
9 38 (1.36%) WebSphere
10 37 (1.33%) CMS
11 36 (1.29%) Apache
12 28 (1.00%) WebLogic
12 28 (1.00%) OpenStack
13 24 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
14 23 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 22 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
15 22 (0.79%) WorkSite
16 17 (0.61%) MQSeries
17 16 (0.57%) Tomcat
18 14 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 308 (11.04%) MS Excel
2 244 (8.74%) MS Office
3 76 (2.72%) MS Visio
4 37 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 34 (1.22%) MS Project
6 9 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.072%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.036%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.036%) DOC1
8 1 (0.036%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.036%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 42 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.36%) Exstream
3 28 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
4 25 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
5 11 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (0.36%) SAP HR
6 10 (0.36%) SAP CRM
7 9 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
8 8 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 8 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
8 8 (0.29%) SAP FI
9 7 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
9 7 (0.25%) SAP CO
10 6 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
11 5 (0.18%) SAP BPC
11 5 (0.18%) Markit EDM
11 5 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
11 5 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
12 4 (0.14%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 69 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (1.90%) Office 365
4 24 (0.86%) IaaS
5 21 (0.75%) SaaS
6 16 (0.57%) PaaS
7 10 (0.36%) HP Helion
8 9 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
9 6 (0.21%) Google Apps
9 6 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.14%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.14%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.072%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.072%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.036%) IBM PureFlex
12 1 (0.036%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 494 (17.70%) SAN
2 291 (10.43%) Firewall
3 274 (9.82%) DNS
4 219 (7.85%) WAN
4 219 (7.85%) LAN
5 215 (7.70%) TCP/IP
6 206 (7.38%) DHCP
7 111 (3.98%) NAS
8 108 (3.87%) VLAN
8 108 (3.87%) VPN
9 101 (3.62%) Wireless
10 94 (3.37%) Network Security
11 89 (3.19%) Internet
12 75 (2.69%) Cisco ASA
13 69 (2.47%) MPLS
14 59 (2.11%) BGP
15 56 (2.01%) LDAP
16 54 (1.93%) Cisco Nexus
17 53 (1.90%) VoIP
17 53 (1.90%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (9.03%) SQL Server
2 86 (3.08%) Oracle Database
3 75 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 69 (2.47%) MySQL
5 67 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
6 43 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 38 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 35 (1.25%) Big Data
9 27 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
11 23 (0.82%) Hadoop
12 22 (0.79%) Relational Database
13 21 (0.75%) DB2
14 18 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 15 (0.54%) MongoDB
16 13 (0.47%) DbVisualizer
17 12 (0.43%) IDOL
18 11 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
18 11 (0.39%) SAP BW
18 11 (0.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 113 (4.05%) LoadRunner
2 112 (4.01%) HP UFT
3 104 (3.73%) JIRA
4 82 (2.94%) SoapUI
5 78 (2.79%) Selenium
6 34 (1.22%) Subversion
7 31 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (1.00%) WebDriver
8 28 (1.00%) Jenkins
9 25 (0.90%) JMeter
10 23 (0.82%) Cucumber
11 22 (0.79%) Git (software)
12 21 (0.75%) Eclipse
13 18 (0.64%) Ant
14 17 (0.61%) JUnit
14 17 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 14 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
16 13 (0.47%) MSI
17 12 (0.43%) Visual Studio
17 12 (0.43%) Gerrit
General
1 493 (17.66%) Finance
2 199 (7.13%) Banking
3 135 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 59 (2.11%) Retail
5 56 (2.01%) Investment Banking
6 48 (1.72%) Legal
7 42 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 21 (0.75%) Back Office
9 20 (0.72%) Law
9 20 (0.72%) Marketing
10 16 (0.57%) Advertising
10 16 (0.57%) Publishing
11 14 (0.50%) Billing
12 13 (0.47%) Automotive
13 12 (0.43%) Electronics
13 12 (0.43%) Military
14 11 (0.39%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.32%) Front Office
16 8 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.25%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 530 (18.99%) Analyst
2 246 (8.81%) Test Analyst
3 221 (7.92%) Consultant
4 198 (7.09%) Architect
5 134 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 130 (4.66%) Test Manager
7 129 (4.62%) Administrator
8 126 (4.51%) Tester
9 125 (4.48%) Support Engineer
10 115 (4.12%) Network Engineer
11 104 (3.73%) Developer
12 93 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
13 89 (3.19%) Project Manager
14 76 (2.72%) Support Analyst
15 67 (2.40%) Wintel Engineer
15 67 (2.40%) Test Leader
16 64 (2.29%) 2nd Line Support
17 60 (2.15%) Server Engineer
18 56 (2.01%) 3rd Line Support
19 55 (1.97%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (7.06%) XML
2 156 (5.59%) HTML
3 131 (4.69%) .NET
4 119 (4.26%) Web Services
5 105 (3.76%) SOAP
6 71 (2.54%) JSP
7 69 (2.47%) Middleware
8 59 (2.11%) CSS
9 50 (1.79%) ASP.NET
10 46 (1.65%) XML Messaging
11 39 (1.40%) J2EE
12 20 (0.72%) Flash
13 16 (0.57%) SailPoint
14 15 (0.54%) JDBC
14 15 (0.54%) Application Packaging
15 14 (0.50%) Software Packaging
16 13 (0.47%) Servlets
16 13 (0.47%) JMS
17 12 (0.43%) JNDI
18 11 (0.39%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 321 (11.50%) Data Centre
2 224 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
3 122 (4.37%) Clustering
4 88 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 79 (2.83%) Replication
6 56 (2.01%) CMDB
7 51 (1.83%) Blackberry
8 49 (1.76%) Computer Science
9 48 (1.72%) HP Storage
10 35 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
10 35 (1.25%) PKI
11 34 (1.22%) Client/Server
12 26 (0.93%) Mainframe
13 25 (0.90%) Fixed Income
14 24 (0.86%) Private Cloud
15 23 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
16 22 (0.79%) Thin Client
16 22 (0.79%) Fat Client
17 21 (0.75%) Smart Meter
17 21 (0.75%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1026 (36.76%) Windows
2 402 (14.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 400 (14.33%) Linux
4 372 (13.33%) UNIX
5 311 (11.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 282 (10.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 229 (8.20%) Windows 7
8 146 (5.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 106 (3.80%) Solaris
10 92 (3.30%) AIX
11 89 (3.19%) Windows XP
12 66 (2.36%) HPUX
13 47 (1.68%) Android
14 37 (1.33%) Windows 8
15 29 (1.04%) SUSE
16 25 (0.90%) CentOS
17 24 (0.86%) Data ONTAP
18 23 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
19 20 (0.72%) Ubuntu
19 20 (0.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 561 (20.10%) ITIL
2 268 (9.60%) Project Management
3 251 (8.99%) Test Scripting
4 247 (8.85%) Migration
5 207 (7.42%) Service Management
6 201 (7.20%) Agile Software Development
7 157 (5.63%) Test Management
8 151 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
9 128 (4.59%) ITSM
10 122 (4.37%) Service Delivery
11 120 (4.30%) Change Management
12 111 (3.98%) Disaster Recovery
13 110 (3.94%) Incident Management
14 102 (3.65%) Configuration Management
15 98 (3.51%) Software Testing
16 94 (3.37%) Change Control
17 93 (3.33%) Test Automation
17 93 (3.33%) Workflow
18 92 (3.30%) Test Strategy
19 89 (3.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 544 (19.49%) SQL
2 217 (7.77%) Java
3 216 (7.74%) PowerShell
4 127 (4.55%) Perl
5 125 (4.48%) JavaScript
6 116 (4.16%) Shell Script
7 88 (3.15%) VBScript
8 75 (2.69%) PL/SQL
9 63 (2.26%) C
10 59 (2.11%) VB
11 56 (2.01%) C#
12 55 (1.97%) Python
13 40 (1.43%) Bash Shell
14 30 (1.07%) Ruby
15 28 (1.00%) VBA
16 22 (0.79%) T-SQL
17 20 (0.72%) VB.NET
18 19 (0.68%) PHP
19 14 (0.50%) C++
19 14 (0.50%) Korn
Qualifications
1 600 (21.50%) Security Cleared
2 447 (16.02%) SC Cleared
3 210 (7.52%) ISTQB
4 180 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 167 (5.98%) ISEB
6 163 (5.84%) Cisco Certification
7 142 (5.09%) DV Cleared
8 137 (4.91%) Degree
9 109 (3.91%) MCSE
10 105 (3.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 98 (3.51%) CCNA
12 77 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
13 76 (2.72%) CCNP
14 56 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 47 (1.68%) MCITP
16 45 (1.61%) MCP
17 41 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 38 (1.36%) MCSA
19 32 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 31 (1.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (5.91%) QA
2 152 (5.45%) SLA
3 15 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.50%) JSP 440
5 12 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.29%) Solvency II
7 7 (0.25%) EMIR
7 7 (0.25%) MiFID
8 6 (0.21%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.21%) GxP
9 5 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 5 (0.18%) GAMP
10 4 (0.14%) COBIT
10 4 (0.14%) IEC 61508
10 4 (0.14%) DO-178B
10 4 (0.14%) DO-254
10 4 (0.14%) ARP4754
10 4 (0.14%) ARP4761
11 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 529 (18.95%) Active Directory
2 498 (17.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 238 (8.53%) vSphere
4 174 (6.23%) Hyper-V
5 138 (4.94%) XenApp
6 109 (3.91%) VMware ESX
7 85 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
8 39 (1.40%) NFS
8 39 (1.40%) XenDesktop
9 36 (1.29%) XenServer
9 36 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 36 (1.29%) Xen
10 35 (1.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 33 (1.18%) vCloud
12 32 (1.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 23 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 21 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
15 15 (0.54%) ISA Server
15 15 (0.54%) VMware Server
15 15 (0.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 455 (16.30%) HP Quality Center
2 177 (6.34%) SCCM
3 91 (3.26%) OpenView
4 80 (2.87%) SCOM
5 71 (2.54%) NetBackup
6 67 (2.40%) Puppet
7 52 (1.86%) Tivoli
8 49 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
9 48 (1.72%) Backup Exec
10 45 (1.61%) OVSD
11 39 (1.40%) HP Data Protector
12 37 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 37 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 36 (1.29%) HP SIM
14 35 (1.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
15 28 (1.00%) WSUS
16 24 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
17 23 (0.82%) vMotion
18 21 (0.75%) SCVMM
18 21 (0.75%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 775 (27.77%) VMware
2 735 (26.33%) Microsoft
3 548 (19.63%) Cisco
4 394 (14.12%) Citrix
5 341 (12.22%) Oracle
6 290 (10.39%) IBM
7 210 (7.52%) Red Hat
8 205 (7.35%) NetApp
9 197 (7.06%) Dell
10 155 (5.55%) EMC
11 144 (5.16%) 3PAR
12 130 (4.66%) Symantec
13 127 (4.55%) SAP
14 113 (4.05%) BMC
15 108 (3.87%) F5
16 106 (3.80%) CA
17 104 (3.73%) Brocade
18 89 (3.19%) CheckPoint
19 79 (2.83%) Veritas
19 79 (2.83%) Juniper
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