The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Essex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 34 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing HP 32 19 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 4.23% 4.62% 6.99%
As % of the Vendors category 8.96% 10.00% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 18
Average daily rate £370 £95 £178
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+289.47% -46.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £85 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £260 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £90.00 £26.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +242.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.20 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.72%
Vendors Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
357 190 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 47.16% 46.23% 49.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 90 95
Average daily rate £400 £256 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.09% +22.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £103 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 45 28
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £26.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% +4.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.30 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £37.50 £41.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
HP
East of England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Basildon +5 17 £370 +335.29%
Brentwood -8 1 £165 -63.33%
Chelmsford -8 1 £90 -
Stanford-le-Hope - - - - 1
Witham - - - -
HP
East of England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 13 (31.71%) Active Directory
1 13 (31.71%) QA
2 11 (26.83%) Finance
2 11 (26.83%) MS Excel
3 10 (24.39%) ITIL
3 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (24.39%) McAfee
3 10 (24.39%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (21.95%) SCCM
4 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
4 9 (21.95%) MCP
4 9 (21.95%) OpenView
4 9 (21.95%) SLA
4 9 (21.95%) MS Exchange
4 9 (21.95%) Migration
4 9 (21.95%) OVSD
4 9 (21.95%) MCDST
5 8 (19.51%) SQL
5 8 (19.51%) Test Scripting
6 7 (17.07%) ISEB
6 7 (17.07%) ISTQB
7 6 (14.63%) Software Testing
8 5 (12.20%) VMware
8 5 (12.20%) SAN
8 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
8 5 (12.20%) Data Migration
8 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
9 4 (9.76%) Cisco
9 4 (9.76%) Dell
9 4 (9.76%) Windows

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 9 (21.95%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) CICS
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (26.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Office
3 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) VisionPLUS
2 2 (4.88%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) SAN
2 3 (7.32%) Firewall
2 3 (7.32%) DHCP
2 3 (7.32%) VPN
2 3 (7.32%) DNS
2 3 (7.32%) SSL
2 3 (7.32%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (4.88%) Network Security
3 2 (4.88%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.44%) FirePass
4 1 (2.44%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.88%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (4.88%) NonStop SQL
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.44%) DB2
2 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.44%) JIRA
2 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (26.83%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Banking
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Local Government
3 1 (2.44%) Billing
3 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Service Desk Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Service Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Test Manager
3 5 (12.20%) Test Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Tester
4 4 (9.76%) Defect Manager
4 4 (9.76%) QA Tester
5 2 (4.88%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Server Support
6 1 (2.44%) Performance Test Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Network Security Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) QA Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Server Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Senior QA Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Performance Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) MDX
1 1 (2.44%) Middleware
1 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Mainframe
1 2 (4.88%) AS400
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.44%) STB
2 1 (2.44%) Tandem
2 1 (2.44%) Replication
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.44%) NHS
2 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.44%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Android
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) zOS
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.44%) UNIX
3 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) ITIL
2 9 (21.95%) Migration
3 8 (19.51%) Test Scripting
4 6 (14.63%) Software Testing
5 5 (12.20%) Data Migration
5 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
6 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.32%) ETL
7 3 (7.32%) Dependency Management
8 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (2.44%) Performance Testing
9 1 (2.44%) Stress Testing
9 1 (2.44%) Integration Testing
9 1 (2.44%) Project Planning
9 1 (2.44%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 1 (2.44%) Automated Testing
9 1 (2.44%) Software Engineering
9 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) SQL
2 1 (2.44%) JCL
2 1 (2.44%) C
2 1 (2.44%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.95%) MCP
2 9 (21.95%) MCDST
3 7 (17.07%) ISEB
3 7 (17.07%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (7.32%) CCNA
5 2 (4.88%) CCNP
6 1 (2.44%) Degree
6 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.44%) MCSE
6 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (31.71%) QA
2 9 (21.95%) SLA
3 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (31.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (21.95%) SCCM
2 9 (21.95%) OpenView
2 9 (21.95%) OVSD
3 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) McAfee
2 5 (12.20%) VMware
2 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.76%) Cisco
3 4 (9.76%) Dell
4 3 (7.32%) EMC
5 2 (4.88%) F5
5 2 (4.88%) Business Objects
5 2 (4.88%) IBM
5 2 (4.88%) SAP
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle
6 1 (2.44%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.44%) Altiris
6 1 (2.44%) NetApp
6 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.44%) Sun
6 1 (2.44%) Zeacom
6 1 (2.44%) TippingPoint