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 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 56 69 64
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -5
Contract jobs citing HP 1554 1331 1537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.09% 2.73% 2.85%
As % of the Vendors category 6.70% 5.85% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 734 778
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 113 156
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +11.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.30 £37.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.29 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+8.03% +10.34%
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
23192 22746 24950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 46.11% 46.64% 46.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13297 12926 13098
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1015 1045 1274
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.93 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.59% +2.52%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +16 514 £400 +6.66% 66
South East +10 445 £324 -0.46% 74
North West +4 113 £300 -7.69% 7
East of England -1 105 £335 -4.28% 15
South West +4 103 £350 +7.69% 14
West Midlands +17 80 £300 -9.77% 12
Yorkshire -11 69 £320 -1.53% 12
East Midlands -2 60 £349 +42.34% 6
North East +14 53 £350 -3.44% 4
Midlands -13 3 £350 -6.66%
HP
UK

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1161 (39.26%) Windows
2 841 (28.44%) Microsoft
3 774 (26.18%) Security Cleared
4 753 (25.46%) VMware
5 638 (21.58%) Active Directory
6 575 (19.45%) ITIL
7 568 (19.21%) Oracle
8 566 (19.14%) Cisco
9 565 (19.11%) SC Cleared
10 536 (18.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 517 (17.48%) HP Quality Center
12 500 (16.91%) SAN
13 491 (16.60%) Finance
14 461 (15.59%) SQL
15 455 (15.39%) UNIX
16 447 (15.12%) Linux
17 445 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
18 433 (14.64%) Windows Server 2003
19 388 (13.12%) ISTQB
20 359 (12.14%) DNS
21 337 (11.40%) Citrix
22 327 (11.06%) MS Exchange
22 327 (11.06%) Firewall
23 320 (10.82%) MS Excel
24 275 (9.30%) IBM
25 268 (9.06%) TCP/IP
26 265 (8.96%) .NET
26 265 (8.96%) DV Cleared
27 264 (8.93%) Windows 7
28 259 (8.76%) MS Office

HP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 327 (11.06%) MS Exchange
2 183 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 172 (5.82%) SharePoint
4 112 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 77 (2.60%) IIS
6 76 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 65 (2.20%) WebSphere
8 63 (2.13%) Apache
9 47 (1.59%) Lync
10 43 (1.45%) WebLogic
11 42 (1.42%) Tomcat
12 39 (1.32%) IBM Notes
13 36 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
14 33 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 27 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
16 23 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
17 19 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
18 17 (0.57%) MQSeries
18 17 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
19 15 (0.51%) CMS
Applications
1 320 (10.82%) MS Excel
2 259 (8.76%) MS Office
3 65 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 51 (1.72%) MS Project
5 37 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.17%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.068%) Mingle
9 1 (0.034%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 137 (4.63%) Oracle EBS
2 37 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
3 27 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
4 24 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
5 16 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
6 15 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
6 15 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
7 13 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
8 11 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 9 (0.30%) Exstream
9 9 (0.30%) SAP CRM
9 9 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
10 8 (0.27%) SAP FI
11 7 (0.24%) SAP CO
11 7 (0.24%) BASE24
11 7 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
12 6 (0.20%) VisionPLUS
12 6 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
12 6 (0.20%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 5 (0.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 27 (0.91%) Office 365
2 24 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (0.68%) SaaS
4 18 (0.61%) IaaS
5 17 (0.57%) PaaS
6 10 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.10%) Google Apps
7 3 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.068%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 500 (16.91%) SAN
2 359 (12.14%) DNS
3 327 (11.06%) Firewall
4 268 (9.06%) TCP/IP
5 257 (8.69%) DHCP
6 208 (7.03%) LAN
7 197 (6.66%) WAN
8 155 (5.24%) VPN
9 125 (4.23%) Wireless
10 90 (3.04%) Network Security
11 83 (2.81%) Cisco ASA
12 81 (2.74%) SSL
13 72 (2.43%) HTTP
14 68 (2.30%) iSCSI
15 64 (2.16%) NAS
16 61 (2.06%) VLAN
17 58 (1.96%) Fibre Channel
17 58 (1.96%) LDAP
18 55 (1.86%) MPLS
19 53 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 109 (3.69%) Oracle Reports
3 86 (2.91%) Oracle Database
4 45 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 42 (1.42%) Relational Database
6 39 (1.32%) MySQL
7 34 (1.15%) DB2
8 32 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
10 24 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 24 (0.81%) RDBMS
11 16 (0.54%) Oracle BI EE
12 15 (0.51%) DbVisualizer
12 15 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
13 13 (0.44%) Oracle Exadata
14 12 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (0.37%) MS Access
16 10 (0.34%) SAP BW
16 10 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
17 9 (0.30%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 215 (7.27%) QuickTest Pro
2 140 (4.73%) LoadRunner
3 60 (2.03%) JIRA
4 52 (1.76%) Selenium
5 33 (1.12%) JMeter
6 29 (0.98%) SoapUI
7 22 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (0.74%) WebDriver
8 21 (0.71%) Cucumber
9 20 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
10 16 (0.54%) Maven
11 14 (0.47%) Jenkins
12 13 (0.44%) JUnit
12 13 (0.44%) Toad
13 11 (0.37%) Visual Studio
13 11 (0.37%) StarTeam
13 11 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
14 10 (0.34%) Rational Performance Tester
15 9 (0.30%) Subversion
15 9 (0.30%) FitNesse
General
1 491 (16.60%) Finance
2 172 (5.82%) Banking
3 127 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 86 (2.91%) Retail
5 65 (2.20%) Investment Banking
6 58 (1.96%) Manufacturing
7 56 (1.89%) Financial Institution
8 41 (1.39%) Legal
9 31 (1.05%) Back Office
10 20 (0.68%) Billing
11 18 (0.61%) Marketing
12 17 (0.57%) Electronics
13 14 (0.47%) Front Office
13 14 (0.47%) Military
13 14 (0.47%) General Ledger
14 12 (0.41%) Law
15 11 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.34%) German Language
17 7 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
17 7 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 638 (21.58%) Analyst
2 252 (8.52%) Test Analyst
3 225 (7.61%) Tester
4 198 (6.70%) Consultant
5 186 (6.29%) Administrator
6 167 (5.65%) Architect
7 136 (4.60%) Support Engineer
8 130 (4.40%) Network Engineer
9 114 (3.86%) Test Manager
10 110 (3.72%) Systems Administrator
11 105 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 93 (3.15%) Support Analyst
13 88 (2.98%) Service Analyst
14 86 (2.91%) Test Leader
15 84 (2.84%) 2nd Line Support
16 78 (2.64%) Service Desk Analyst
17 68 (2.30%) Project Manager
18 64 (2.16%) Server Engineer
19 58 (1.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
20 57 (1.93%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (8.96%) .NET
2 235 (7.95%) HTML
3 200 (6.76%) ASP.NET
4 196 (6.63%) JSP
5 75 (2.54%) XML
6 70 (2.37%) Web Services
7 66 (2.23%) Middleware
8 33 (1.12%) J2EE
9 26 (0.88%) SOAP
10 23 (0.78%) CSS
11 18 (0.61%) Flash
12 16 (0.54%) Java EE
13 13 (0.44%) REST
13 13 (0.44%) WAP
14 12 (0.41%) OLE
14 12 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
14 12 (0.41%) Application Packaging
15 10 (0.34%) Software Packaging
15 10 (0.34%) LAMP
15 10 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 121 (4.09%) Clustering
2 92 (3.11%) Blackberry
3 77 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 75 (2.54%) Replication
5 50 (1.69%) Thin Client
5 50 (1.69%) Fat Client
6 42 (1.42%) Computer Science
7 41 (1.39%) Mainframe
8 37 (1.25%) CMDB
9 35 (1.18%) Hedge funds
10 30 (1.01%) Open Source
10 30 (1.01%) Client/Server
11 25 (0.85%) Firmware
11 25 (0.85%) Statistics
12 22 (0.74%) iPad
13 21 (0.71%) Mobile App
13 21 (0.71%) NHS
14 19 (0.64%) AS400
14 19 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
15 18 (0.61%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1161 (39.26%) Windows
2 536 (18.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 455 (15.39%) UNIX
4 447 (15.12%) Linux
5 433 (14.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 264 (8.93%) Windows 7
7 254 (8.59%) Windows XP
8 151 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 147 (4.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 130 (4.40%) Solaris
11 106 (3.58%) HPUX
12 96 (3.25%) AIX
13 72 (2.43%) Windows 2000
14 39 (1.32%) Windows 8
15 24 (0.81%) SUSE
16 18 (0.61%) CentOS
16 18 (0.61%) VMS
17 16 (0.54%) Ubuntu
18 14 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
19 13 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 575 (19.45%) ITIL
2 258 (8.73%) Test Scripting
3 229 (7.74%) Project Management
4 228 (7.71%) Migration
5 206 (6.97%) Service Management
6 169 (5.72%) Test Automation
7 161 (5.44%) User Acceptance Testing
8 153 (5.17%) Knowledge Management
9 152 (5.14%) Service Delivery
10 147 (4.97%) Software Testing
11 145 (4.90%) CRM
12 125 (4.23%) Test Strategy
13 123 (4.16%) Disaster Recovery
14 116 (3.92%) Performance Testing
15 104 (3.52%) Change Management
16 103 (3.48%) Problem Management
17 98 (3.31%) Incident Management
18 94 (3.18%) Configuration Management
19 93 (3.15%) Test Management
20 86 (2.91%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 461 (15.59%) SQL
2 233 (7.88%) JavaScript
3 187 (6.32%) VB
4 153 (5.17%) C#
5 147 (4.97%) Java
6 142 (4.80%) PowerShell
7 99 (3.35%) C
8 89 (3.01%) Perl
9 80 (2.71%) VBScript
10 56 (1.89%) Shell Script
11 51 (1.72%) VBA
12 42 (1.42%) Python
13 38 (1.29%) Bash Shell
14 31 (1.05%) Korn
15 28 (0.95%) PL/SQL
16 20 (0.68%) C++
17 16 (0.54%) COBOL
18 13 (0.44%) PHP
18 13 (0.44%) Ruby
19 11 (0.37%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 774 (26.18%) Security Cleared
2 565 (19.11%) SC Cleared
3 388 (13.12%) ISTQB
4 265 (8.96%) DV Cleared
5 226 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 212 (7.17%) Cisco Certification
7 201 (6.80%) ISEB
8 189 (6.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 171 (5.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 137 (4.63%) MCSE
11 114 (3.86%) CCNA
12 107 (3.62%) CCNP
13 96 (3.25%) Degree
14 85 (2.87%) MCITP
15 77 (2.60%) MCP
16 60 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
17 57 (1.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 23 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
19 22 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 22 (0.74%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (7.41%) QA
2 199 (6.73%) SLA
3 21 (0.71%) JSP 440
4 13 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.27%) COBIT
7 5 (0.17%) BS15000
8 2 (0.068%) ISO 9002
8 2 (0.068%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.034%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.034%) P3O
9 1 (0.034%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.034%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.034%) Basel II
9 1 (0.034%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 638 (21.58%) Active Directory
2 445 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 208 (7.03%) vSphere
4 183 (6.19%) Hyper-V
5 135 (4.57%) XenApp
6 99 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
7 85 (2.87%) VMware ESX
8 55 (1.86%) NFS
9 54 (1.83%) XenServer
10 51 (1.72%) XenDesktop
11 32 (1.08%) vCloud
12 27 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
12 27 (0.91%) Nmap
13 24 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
14 23 (0.78%) ISA Server
15 20 (0.68%) Xen
15 20 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 16 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 16 (0.54%) Terminal Services
17 15 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 517 (17.48%) HP Quality Center
2 196 (6.63%) SCCM
3 125 (4.23%) NetBackup
4 113 (3.82%) OpenView
5 106 (3.58%) SCOM
6 80 (2.71%) HP SIM
7 76 (2.57%) Backup Exec
8 50 (1.69%) Tivoli
8 50 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 47 (1.59%) HP UCMDB
10 44 (1.49%) Nagios
11 40 (1.35%) OVSD
11 40 (1.35%) HP Data Protector
12 31 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
13 30 (1.01%) Control-M
14 29 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 27 (0.91%) Nessus
15 27 (0.91%) Puppet
16 25 (0.85%) WSUS
17 21 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 841 (28.44%) Microsoft
2 753 (25.46%) VMware
3 568 (19.21%) Oracle
4 566 (19.14%) Cisco
5 337 (11.40%) Citrix
6 275 (9.30%) IBM
7 215 (7.27%) EMC
8 211 (7.14%) Dell
9 179 (6.05%) NetApp
10 163 (5.51%) Red Hat
11 133 (4.50%) 3PAR
12 132 (4.46%) Juniper
13 126 (4.26%) Symantec
14 122 (4.13%) F5
15 104 (3.52%) CheckPoint
16 96 (3.25%) SAP
17 85 (2.87%) Brocade
18 79 (2.67%) McAfee
19 76 (2.57%) BMC
20 72 (2.43%) Sun
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