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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 64 65 60
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing HP 1445 1264 1315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.91% 2.70% 2.97%
As % of the Vendors category 6.41% 5.86% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 767 657
Average daily rate
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£349 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £120 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £522 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £335
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 99 174
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £13.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +11.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.97 £10.46 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.38 £29.30 £29.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.72%
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
22556 21567 20997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.50% 46.05% 47.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13730 12523 11265
Average daily rate £388 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £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 1073 1022 1287
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
London -2 464 £375 -6.25% 79
South East +13 459 £338 +8.87% 67
East of England +6 119 £290 -2.52% 16
North West +7 95 £283 +34.52% 9
Yorkshire +3 87 £350 +7.69% 34
West Midlands +28 67 £338 -1.09% 19
South West -13 66 £325 -13.33% 27
North East -10 43 £328 +6.32% 2
East Midlands -30 43 £325 +195.45% 13
Midlands +3 4 £220 -
HP
UK

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1220 (40.21%) Windows
2 908 (29.93%) Microsoft
3 868 (28.61%) VMware
4 779 (25.68%) Security Cleared
5 626 (20.63%) Active Directory
6 615 (20.27%) ITIL
7 587 (19.35%) Cisco
8 574 (18.92%) SC Cleared
9 535 (17.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 510 (16.81%) SAN
11 501 (16.51%) VMware Infrastructure
12 496 (16.35%) SQL
13 478 (15.75%) Linux
14 470 (15.49%) Oracle
15 461 (15.19%) Finance
15 461 (15.19%) HP Quality Center
16 448 (14.77%) UNIX
17 417 (13.74%) Windows Server 2003
18 395 (13.02%) Citrix
19 385 (12.69%) MS Excel
20 380 (12.52%) Firewall
21 374 (12.33%) DNS
22 324 (10.68%) MS Exchange
23 283 (9.33%) TCP/IP
24 277 (9.13%) Migration
25 275 (9.06%) Project Management
26 271 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
27 270 (8.90%) DHCP
27 270 (8.90%) IBM
28 262 (8.64%) MS Office

HP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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
1 324 (10.68%) MS Exchange
2 217 (7.15%) SharePoint
3 174 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 113 (3.72%) IIS
5 83 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2003
6 76 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 66 (2.18%) Apache
8 65 (2.14%) Lync
9 63 (2.08%) WebSphere
10 52 (1.71%) IBM Notes
11 49 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
12 45 (1.48%) WebLogic
13 42 (1.38%) Tomcat
14 33 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 25 (0.82%) CMS
16 24 (0.79%) JBoss
17 23 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
18 20 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
19 17 (0.56%) OpenStack
19 17 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 385 (12.69%) MS Excel
2 262 (8.64%) MS Office
3 66 (2.18%) MS Visio
4 63 (2.08%) MS Project
5 36 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.066%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.033%) Windchill
9 1 (0.033%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 131 (4.32%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (0.63%) Exstream
2 19 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 18 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
4 17 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
5 11 (0.36%) BASE24
6 9 (0.30%) Summit
6 9 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
7 8 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
7 8 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
8 6 (0.20%) Markit EDM
9 5 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
10 4 (0.13%) SAP HCM
10 4 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
10 4 (0.13%) SAP CRM
10 4 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 35 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (1.05%) Office 365
3 23 (0.76%) IaaS
4 21 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (0.63%) PaaS
6 13 (0.43%) SaaS
7 8 (0.26%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.13%) GitHub
8 4 (0.13%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.099%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.066%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.033%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 510 (16.81%) SAN
2 380 (12.52%) Firewall
3 374 (12.33%) DNS
4 283 (9.33%) TCP/IP
5 270 (8.90%) DHCP
6 218 (7.19%) LAN
7 202 (6.66%) WAN
8 148 (4.88%) VPN
9 118 (3.89%) Wireless
10 102 (3.36%) Cisco ASA
11 93 (3.07%) SSL
12 91 (3.00%) NAS
13 90 (2.97%) Network Security
14 84 (2.77%) VLAN
15 74 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
16 73 (2.41%) Fibre Channel
17 69 (2.27%) LDAP
18 63 (2.08%) MPLS
19 60 (1.98%) BGP
20 57 (1.88%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (8.17%) SQL Server
2 112 (3.69%) Oracle Reports
3 85 (2.80%) Oracle Database
4 59 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 46 (1.52%) Relational Database
6 34 (1.12%) MySQL
7 33 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
8 32 (1.05%) RDBMS
9 29 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (0.66%) DB2
12 16 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
13 14 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
13 14 (0.46%) Hadoop
14 12 (0.40%) Big Data
15 11 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
16 10 (0.33%) NonStop SQL
16 10 (0.33%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 128 (4.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 102 (3.36%) JIRA
3 100 (3.30%) LoadRunner
4 57 (1.88%) Selenium
5 36 (1.19%) MSI
6 35 (1.15%) SoapUI
7 32 (1.05%) JMeter
8 30 (0.99%) JUnit
9 23 (0.76%) Maven
10 22 (0.73%) Jenkins
10 22 (0.73%) Rational DOORS
11 20 (0.66%) StarTeam
12 19 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (0.59%) Visual Studio
14 17 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
15 16 (0.53%) Subversion
15 16 (0.53%) Cucumber
16 13 (0.43%) ClearCase
17 10 (0.33%) Ant
17 10 (0.33%) DbUnit
General
1 461 (15.19%) Finance
2 186 (6.13%) Banking
3 137 (4.52%) Telecoms
4 65 (2.14%) Retail
5 57 (1.88%) Investment Banking
6 51 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 42 (1.38%) Legal
8 29 (0.96%) Billing
9 27 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 20 (0.66%) Law
11 18 (0.59%) Back Office
12 14 (0.46%) Marketing
13 9 (0.30%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.30%) Electronics
13 9 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.30%) Automotive
14 8 (0.26%) General Ledger
15 7 (0.23%) German Language
15 7 (0.23%) Advertising
16 5 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 569 (18.75%) Analyst
2 228 (7.51%) Test Analyst
3 206 (6.79%) Consultant
4 173 (5.70%) Network Engineer
5 165 (5.44%) Support Engineer
6 160 (5.27%) Architect
7 156 (5.14%) Administrator
8 152 (5.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 148 (4.88%) Tester
10 110 (3.63%) Test Manager
11 100 (3.30%) Systems Administrator
12 89 (2.93%) Support Analyst
13 83 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support
13 83 (2.74%) Systems Engineer
14 76 (2.50%) Project Manager
15 75 (2.47%) Wintel Engineer
16 74 (2.44%) Server Engineer
17 65 (2.14%) Desktop Support
17 65 (2.14%) Service Analyst
18 62 (2.04%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (6.36%) .NET
2 185 (6.10%) HTML
3 167 (5.50%) JSP
4 136 (4.48%) ASP.NET
5 96 (3.16%) Middleware
6 92 (3.03%) XML
7 87 (2.87%) Web Services
8 36 (1.19%) SOAP
9 33 (1.09%) Java EE
10 30 (0.99%) J2EE
11 27 (0.89%) CSS
11 27 (0.89%) Application Packaging
12 20 (0.66%) jQuery
13 17 (0.56%) JMS
14 16 (0.53%) Spring
14 16 (0.53%) REST
15 12 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
16 11 (0.36%) OLE
16 11 (0.36%) XSLT
17 9 (0.30%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 250 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 175 (5.77%) Clustering
3 87 (2.87%) Management Information System
4 86 (2.83%) Blackberry
4 86 (2.83%) Replication
5 58 (1.91%) Thin Client
5 58 (1.91%) Fat Client
6 41 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 31 (1.02%) Mainframe
8 29 (0.96%) CMDB
9 27 (0.89%) Computer Science
10 26 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (0.79%) PKI
11 24 (0.79%) iPad
12 23 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
13 20 (0.66%) Statistics
14 19 (0.63%) Mobile App
15 18 (0.59%) User Experience
15 18 (0.59%) Open Source
16 14 (0.46%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1220 (40.21%) Windows
2 535 (17.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 478 (15.75%) Linux
4 448 (14.77%) UNIX
5 417 (13.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 246 (8.11%) Windows 7
7 227 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 204 (6.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 166 (5.47%) Windows XP
10 149 (4.91%) Solaris
11 118 (3.89%) AIX
12 104 (3.43%) HPUX
13 37 (1.22%) Windows Vista
14 34 (1.12%) Windows 2000
15 30 (0.99%) Apple iOS
15 30 (0.99%) Windows 8
16 27 (0.89%) Android
16 27 (0.89%) VMS
17 23 (0.76%) SUSE
18 12 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 615 (20.27%) ITIL
2 277 (9.13%) Migration
3 275 (9.06%) Project Management
4 225 (7.42%) Test Scripting
5 195 (6.43%) Service Management
6 185 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
7 161 (5.31%) Knowledge Management
8 150 (4.94%) Incident Management
9 142 (4.68%) User Acceptance Testing
10 140 (4.61%) Service Delivery
11 134 (4.42%) Problem Management
12 132 (4.35%) Software Testing
13 130 (4.28%) Change Management
14 120 (3.96%) Configuration Management
15 113 (3.72%) Test Automation
16 104 (3.43%) Test Strategy
17 95 (3.13%) Mentoring
18 91 (3.00%) Test Management
19 89 (2.93%) Disaster Recovery
20 88 (2.90%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 496 (16.35%) SQL
2 175 (5.77%) JavaScript
3 161 (5.31%) PowerShell
4 153 (5.04%) Java
5 86 (2.83%) Shell Script
6 82 (2.70%) C
6 82 (2.70%) VB
7 74 (2.44%) C#
8 72 (2.37%) VBScript
9 63 (2.08%) Perl
10 45 (1.48%) PL/SQL
11 39 (1.29%) VBA
12 31 (1.02%) Python
12 31 (1.02%) Korn
13 19 (0.63%) Bash Shell
14 15 (0.49%) COBOL
15 12 (0.40%) PHP
15 12 (0.40%) Lisp
15 12 (0.40%) Ruby
16 11 (0.36%) Jython
Qualifications
1 779 (25.68%) Security Cleared
2 574 (18.92%) SC Cleared
3 271 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 262 (8.64%) ISTQB
5 234 (7.71%) DV Cleared
5 234 (7.71%) Cisco Certification
6 190 (6.26%) ISEB
7 176 (5.80%) MCSE
8 130 (4.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 128 (4.22%) CCNA
10 119 (3.92%) CCNP
11 114 (3.76%) Degree
12 91 (3.00%) MCITP
12 91 (3.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 83 (2.74%) MCP
14 80 (2.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 68 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
16 36 (1.19%) MCSA
17 30 (0.99%) CCIE
18 29 (0.96%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (6.13%) SLA
2 156 (5.14%) QA
3 31 (1.02%) JSP 440
4 14 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.23%) ISO 14001
7 7 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.16%) WCAG
8 5 (0.16%) P3O
9 3 (0.099%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.099%) COBIT
9 3 (0.099%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.066%) BS15000
10 2 (0.066%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.033%) FATCA
11 1 (0.033%) EMIR
11 1 (0.033%) GAMP
11 1 (0.033%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.033%) DO-178B
System Software
1 626 (20.63%) Active Directory
2 501 (16.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 236 (7.78%) vSphere
4 177 (5.83%) Hyper-V
5 138 (4.55%) XenApp
6 103 (3.39%) VMware ESX
7 99 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
8 54 (1.78%) XenDesktop
9 51 (1.68%) NFS
10 41 (1.35%) XenServer
11 29 (0.96%) Firmware
11 29 (0.96%) Terminal Services
12 28 (0.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 23 (0.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 23 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
14 22 (0.73%) ProxySG
14 22 (0.73%) vCloud
15 19 (0.63%) Nmap
16 16 (0.53%) VMware Server
17 14 (0.46%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 461 (15.19%) HP Quality Center
2 202 (6.66%) SCCM
3 139 (4.58%) OpenView
4 105 (3.46%) HP SIM
5 101 (3.33%) SCOM
6 92 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 92 (3.03%) NetBackup
7 66 (2.18%) Backup Exec
7 66 (2.18%) Tivoli
8 43 (1.42%) HP Data Protector
9 42 (1.38%) Nagios
10 41 (1.35%) Puppet
11 37 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 31 (1.02%) SCVMM
13 28 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 27 (0.89%) ARCserve
15 24 (0.79%) OPNET
15 24 (0.79%) WSUS
16 22 (0.73%) Nessus
17 21 (0.69%) Control-M
Vendors
1 908 (29.93%) Microsoft
2 868 (28.61%) VMware
3 587 (19.35%) Cisco
4 470 (15.49%) Oracle
5 395 (13.02%) Citrix
6 270 (8.90%) IBM
7 233 (7.68%) Red Hat
8 227 (7.48%) EMC
9 225 (7.42%) Dell
10 174 (5.74%) NetApp
11 156 (5.14%) CheckPoint
12 144 (4.75%) 3PAR
13 135 (4.45%) Juniper
14 125 (4.12%) F5
15 124 (4.09%) McAfee
16 122 (4.02%) Symantec
17 84 (2.77%) BMC
17 84 (2.77%) SAP
18 82 (2.70%) Brocade
19 79 (2.60%) Sun
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