The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 Kent 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 35 19 34
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Contract jobs citing HP 2 25 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.92% 7.20% 1.68%
As % of the Vendors category 1.85% 14.53% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 3
Average daily rate £394 £258 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.91% -14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £240 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £323 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £90.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.20 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.72%
Vendors Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
108 172 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 49.77% 49.57% 50.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 92 93
Average daily rate £388 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £500 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £54.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.96% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
HP
South East

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

HP Daily Rate Trend in Kent

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

HP
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the Kent 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
Dartford - - - -
Dover - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
West Malling - - - -
HP
South East

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (63.64%) VMware
3 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 7 (63.64%) vSphere
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (45.45%) Citrix
5 5 (45.45%) SAN
5 5 (45.45%) Mercator
5 5 (45.45%) MPLS
5 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
6 4 (36.36%) Cisco
7 3 (27.27%) XenApp
7 3 (27.27%) XenDesktop
7 3 (27.27%) SCCM
7 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (27.27%) Change Control
7 3 (27.27%) XenMobile
8 2 (18.18%) Lync
8 2 (18.18%) Unified Communications
8 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
8 2 (18.18%) iSCSI
8 2 (18.18%) DFS Replication
8 2 (18.18%) NAS
8 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
8 2 (18.18%) Wireless
8 2 (18.18%) Microsoft

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (18.18%) Lync
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (18.18%) IIS
4 1 (9.09%) Apache
4 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) SAN
1 5 (45.45%) MPLS
2 2 (18.18%) Unified Communications
2 2 (18.18%) iSCSI
2 2 (18.18%) NAS
2 2 (18.18%) Wireless
2 2 (18.18%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) SMTP
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) FTP
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) VLAN
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Network Engineer
1 6 (54.55%) Support Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Network Support
2 5 (45.45%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix Support
3 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) UNIX
5 1 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Change Control
2 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
1 7 (63.64%) vSphere
2 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (27.27%) XenApp
3 3 (27.27%) XenDesktop
4 2 (18.18%) DFS Replication
4 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
5 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
1 3 (27.27%) XenMobile
2 1 (9.09%) OpenView
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) Citrix
2 5 (45.45%) Mercator
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Dell
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 1 (9.09%) Sun
5 1 (9.09%) ProCurve