The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 22 34 66
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +32
Contract jobs citing HP 48 32 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.20% 5.09% 0.63%
As % of the Vendors category 12.50% 10.29% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 1
Average daily rate
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£388 £270 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.51% +2.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £336
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -7.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.68 £15.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-11.77% +12.72%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
384 311 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 57.57% 49.44% 40.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 155 159
Average daily rate £425 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £187 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 22
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.61 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £20.00 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

HP Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

HP
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Watford - 14 £450 - 5
Hemel Hempstead -1 12 £218 - 2
Stevenage -4 1 - - 1
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Hertford - - - -
HP
East of England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 40 (52.63%) Windows
2 20 (26.32%) VMware
2 20 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 20 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 19 (25.00%) MS Office
4 18 (23.68%) OpenView
4 18 (23.68%) Windows XP
4 18 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (22.37%) Oracle
6 16 (21.05%) UNIX
7 13 (17.11%) ITIL
7 13 (17.11%) SQL
7 13 (17.11%) VPN
7 13 (17.11%) Security Cleared
8 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (14.47%) Hyper-V
9 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared
9 11 (14.47%) Migration
10 10 (13.16%) Finance
10 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (13.16%) Internet
10 10 (13.16%) SharePoint
10 10 (13.16%) OVSD
10 10 (13.16%) Oracle Database
11 9 (11.84%) Active Directory
11 9 (11.84%) Manufacturing
12 8 (10.53%) Dell
12 8 (10.53%) Lotus
12 8 (10.53%) IBM Notes
12 8 (10.53%) vSphere

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 10 (13.16%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.53%) IBM Notes
3 5 (6.58%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (2.63%) IIS
5 2 (2.63%) WorkSite
5 2 (2.63%) Lync
5 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.32%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 19 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Office 365
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon S3
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.11%) VPN
2 10 (13.16%) Internet
3 6 (7.89%) SAN
4 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.26%) LAN
5 3 (3.95%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (3.95%) WAN
6 2 (2.63%) Firewall
6 2 (2.63%) X.25
6 2 (2.63%) MPLS
6 2 (2.63%) DHCP
6 2 (2.63%) FTP
6 2 (2.63%) DNS
6 2 (2.63%) SMS
6 2 (2.63%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (2.63%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.63%) SSH
6 2 (2.63%) Wireless
7 1 (1.32%) VLAN
7 1 (1.32%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.16%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.95%) PowerCenter
4 2 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.63%) NonStop SQL
4 2 (2.63%) Big Data
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.32%) DbVisualizer
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.32%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (3.95%) JIRA
3 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.32%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (13.16%) Finance
2 9 (11.84%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.58%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.95%) Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.63%) French Language
5 2 (2.63%) German Language
6 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (28.95%) Analyst
2 14 (18.42%) Service Analyst
3 13 (17.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (10.53%) Consultant
5 7 (9.21%) Tester
6 5 (6.58%) Data Centre Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Architect
6 5 (6.58%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) UNIX Administrator
7 4 (5.26%) Administrator
7 4 (5.26%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Backup Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) VMware Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.95%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Service Manager
9 2 (2.63%) Junior Project Manager
9 2 (2.63%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) Web Services
1 4 (5.26%) Application Packaging
2 3 (3.95%) XML
3 1 (1.32%) SAP PI
3 1 (1.32%) HTML
3 1 (1.32%) .NET
3 1 (1.32%) J2EE
3 1 (1.32%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 4 (5.26%) HP Superdome
3 3 (3.95%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.63%) Clustering
4 2 (2.63%) PKI
4 2 (2.63%) Tandem
4 2 (2.63%) IBM XIV
5 1 (1.32%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (1.32%) Wiki
5 1 (1.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (52.63%) Windows
2 18 (23.68%) Windows XP
3 16 (21.05%) UNIX
4 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (7.89%) HPUX
7 6 (7.89%) Windows 7
8 5 (6.58%) Linux
9 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.95%) Solaris
9 3 (3.95%) VMS
10 1 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.11%) ITIL
2 11 (14.47%) Migration
3 7 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (9.21%) Service Management
4 5 (6.58%) Problem Management
4 5 (6.58%) Project Management
5 4 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (5.26%) ITIL V3
5 4 (5.26%) Software Deployment
5 4 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (3.95%) Test Planning
6 3 (3.95%) Mentoring
6 3 (3.95%) Software Testing
6 3 (3.95%) Test Management
6 3 (3.95%) Test Scripting
6 3 (3.95%) Manual Testing
6 3 (3.95%) ETL
6 3 (3.95%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.95%) Workflow
6 3 (3.95%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.11%) SQL
2 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.63%) Java
4 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.63%) C
4 2 (2.63%) COBOL
5 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.32%) Perl
5 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.58%) MCP
4 3 (3.95%) Degree
5 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) SLA
2 3 (3.95%) QA
System Software
1 18 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (14.47%) Hyper-V
3 9 (11.84%) Active Directory
4 8 (10.53%) vSphere
5 5 (6.58%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (2.63%) XenServer
7 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.32%) VMFS
7 1 (1.32%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (23.68%) OpenView
2 10 (13.16%) OVSD
3 7 (9.21%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (6.58%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (6.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (5.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.63%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.63%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.63%) HP SIM
6 2 (2.63%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (1.32%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (1.32%) SCCM
7 1 (1.32%) SCOM
7 1 (1.32%) MOM
Vendors
1 20 (26.32%) VMware
1 20 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.37%) Oracle
3 8 (10.53%) Dell
3 8 (10.53%) Lotus
4 6 (7.89%) NetApp
4 6 (7.89%) Cisco
5 5 (6.58%) Veeam
5 5 (6.58%) Citrix
5 5 (6.58%) IBM
6 4 (5.26%) Brocade
6 4 (5.26%) 3PAR
7 3 (3.95%) Informatica
8 1 (1.32%) Nintex
8 1 (1.32%) SAP
8 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.32%) Apple
8 1 (1.32%) EMC
8 1 (1.32%) Intel
8 1 (1.32%) Metastorm