The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 44 37 27
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Contract jobs citing HP 15 16 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.40% 3.31% 6.55%
As % of the Vendors category 5.42% 6.35% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 14
Average daily rate
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£218 £313 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.40% -24.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £206 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £408 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £329 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £24.12 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £13.88
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +17.11%
HP
East of England

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

Vendors Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
277 252 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 44.39% 52.17% 46.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 127 76
Average daily rate £363 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 41 50
Average hourly rate £19.00 £24.12 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.22% -3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £15.00 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.30 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

HP Daily Rate Trend in Essex

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

HP
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 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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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
Chelmsford - 5 £210 -
Harlow - 2 £262 -
Colchester +6 1 £500 +17.64%
HP
East of England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 15 (55.56%) VMware
2 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
3 12 (44.44%) Windows
4 10 (37.04%) Finance
5 9 (33.33%) Citrix
6 8 (29.63%) HP UFT
6 8 (29.63%) DHCP
6 8 (29.63%) DNS
6 8 (29.63%) XenApp
7 7 (25.93%) Selenium
7 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (25.93%) Cisco
7 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
7 7 (25.93%) NetApp
8 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 6 (22.22%) SOAP
8 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
8 6 (22.22%) SAN
8 6 (22.22%) 3PAR
8 6 (22.22%) SoapUI
8 6 (22.22%) NetScaler
9 5 (18.52%) HP Storage
9 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
9 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (18.52%) SQL
9 5 (18.52%) LoadRunner
10 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
10 4 (14.81%) ITIL
10 4 (14.81%) IBM
10 4 (14.81%) Test Automation

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (11.11%) IIS
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) DHCP
1 8 (29.63%) DNS
2 6 (22.22%) SAN
2 6 (22.22%) NetScaler
3 3 (11.11%) SMTP
3 3 (11.11%) Wireless
3 3 (11.11%) IP Telephony
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (7.41%) Firewall
4 2 (7.41%) Internet
4 2 (7.41%) LDAP
5 1 (3.70%) ISDN
5 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.70%) BGP
5 1 (3.70%) EIGRP
5 1 (3.70%) MGCP
5 1 (3.70%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (3.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) HP UFT
2 7 (25.93%) Selenium
3 6 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 5 (18.52%) LoadRunner
5 2 (7.41%) JMeter
5 2 (7.41%) Subversion
5 2 (7.41%) Maven
5 2 (7.41%) JIRA
5 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
5 2 (7.41%) AccuRev
5 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
5 2 (7.41%) Hudson
5 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
5 2 (7.41%) Ant
5 2 (7.41%) JUnit
5 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.70%) eggPlant
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Legal
2 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
4 2 (7.41%) Testing Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix Support Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Break Fix Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Test Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix Support
5 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) SOAP
2 2 (7.41%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) XML
2 2 (7.41%) Java SE
2 2 (7.41%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) HP Storage
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.70%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (7.41%) Solaris
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) UNIX
3 2 (7.41%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
3 4 (14.81%) Scrum
3 4 (14.81%) ITIL
3 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
3 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
4 3 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 3 (11.11%) TDD
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Test Management
5 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Web Development
5 2 (7.41%) Information Management
5 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
5 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.41%) BDD
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.41%) VBScript
3 2 (7.41%) VB
4 1 (3.70%) VBA
4 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) CCEE
3 1 (3.70%) CCIE
3 1 (3.70%) ISEB
3 1 (3.70%) CCA
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.70%) CCEA
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 8 (29.63%) XenApp
3 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (11.11%) VMware ESX
5 2 (7.41%) XenServer
6 1 (3.70%) DFS Replication
6 1 (3.70%) vSphere
6 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (3.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) VMware
2 9 (33.33%) Citrix
3 7 (25.93%) NetApp
3 7 (25.93%) Cisco
4 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 6 (22.22%) 3PAR
5 4 (14.81%) IBM
6 3 (11.11%) Clearswift
7 2 (7.41%) EMC
8 1 (3.70%) Oracle
8 1 (3.70%) Adobe
8 1 (3.70%) Sun
8 1 (3.70%) Dell
8 1 (3.70%) Apple
8 1 (3.70%) NetIQ
8 1 (3.70%) Juniper
8 1 (3.70%) Altiris
8 1 (3.70%) Tripwire
8 1 (3.70%) Qualys
8 1 (3.70%) Veeam