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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 50 40 21
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -19
Contract jobs citing HP 10 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.04% 2.83% 6.17%
As % of the Vendors category 4.31% 6.14% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 20
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +59.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £18.81 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.69% -10.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +0.84%
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
232 228 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 47.44% 46.15% 51.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 71 112
Average daily rate £400 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £155 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 59 33
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -39.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £9.23 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £28.90 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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
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 19 September 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
Brentwood - 5 - - 1
Colchester - 1 - - 2
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Witham - - - -
HP
East of England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
1 17 (42.50%) VMware
2 13 (32.50%) Windows
3 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (30.00%) Finance
3 12 (30.00%) Migration
3 12 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (25.00%) DHCP
4 10 (25.00%) DNS
4 10 (25.00%) ITIL
5 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
5 9 (22.50%) SLA
5 9 (22.50%) EMC
5 9 (22.50%) SAN
5 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (20.00%) OpenView
6 8 (20.00%) Cisco
6 8 (20.00%) SQL
6 8 (20.00%) QA
7 7 (17.50%) Test Scripting
7 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
7 7 (17.50%) Citrix
7 7 (17.50%) Firewall
8 6 (15.00%) CCNA
8 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (15.00%) Linux
8 6 (15.00%) MCP
8 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
8 6 (15.00%) Windows 7
8 6 (15.00%) ISTQB

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (22.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.50%) BASE24
1 1 (2.50%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.50%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.50%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) DHCP
1 10 (25.00%) DNS
2 9 (22.50%) SAN
3 7 (17.50%) Firewall
4 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 4 (10.00%) VPN
6 3 (7.50%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (7.50%) iSCSI
6 3 (7.50%) Broadband
6 3 (7.50%) SSL
6 3 (7.50%) Wireless
7 2 (5.00%) FirePass
7 2 (5.00%) IP Telephony
7 2 (5.00%) Network Security
8 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.50%) ISDN
8 1 (2.50%) LAN
8 1 (2.50%) WAN
8 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (10.00%) DB2
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.50%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) QADirector
1 1 (2.50%) TestDirector
1 1 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (2.50%) MSI
General
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Local Government
3 1 (2.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Analyst
2 5 (12.50%) Tester
2 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) QA Tester
3 4 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (7.50%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (5.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Clustering
2 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.50%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) AS400
3 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Linux
2 6 (15.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (12.50%) AIX
3 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.00%) Solaris
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.00%) UNIX
6 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Migration
2 10 (25.00%) ITIL
3 7 (17.50%) Test Scripting
4 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (7.50%) TOGAF
8 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
8 2 (5.00%) Software Deployment
9 1 (2.50%) Security Architecture
9 1 (2.50%) Load Balancing
9 1 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (2.50%) Stress Testing
9 1 (2.50%) Security Testing
9 1 (2.50%) Unit Testing
9 1 (2.50%) Integration Testing
9 1 (2.50%) Test Management
9 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.50%) Project Planning
9 1 (2.50%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (15.00%) CCNA
2 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (15.00%) MCP
2 6 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (12.50%) MCDST
4 4 (10.00%) MCSE
5 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.50%) CCNP
6 2 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (5.00%) MCITP
7 1 (2.50%) CSSLP
7 1 (2.50%) Degree
7 1 (2.50%) CEH
7 1 (2.50%) CISSP
7 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.50%) ISEB
7 1 (2.50%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) SLA
2 8 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
2 12 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.50%) vSphere
4 4 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (7.50%) XenApp
5 3 (7.50%) MetaFrame
6 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (2.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) OpenView
2 5 (12.50%) OVSD
3 3 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (5.00%) SCCM
5 1 (2.50%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) VMware
2 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (22.50%) EMC
4 8 (20.00%) Cisco
5 7 (17.50%) Citrix
6 5 (12.50%) Oracle
6 5 (12.50%) McAfee
6 5 (12.50%) Dell
6 5 (12.50%) IBM
7 3 (7.50%) 3PAR
7 3 (7.50%) Remedy
8 2 (5.00%) SAP
8 2 (5.00%) Zeacom
8 2 (5.00%) F5
8 2 (5.00%) Altiris
9 1 (2.50%) Business Objects
9 1 (2.50%) Progress
9 1 (2.50%) Juniper
9 1 (2.50%) NetApp
9 1 (2.50%) Sun