The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 38 29 28
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing HP 6 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.01% 3.52% 1.59%
As % of the Vendors category 4.20% 7.46% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
Average daily rate
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£180 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.54% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.29% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £96.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +10.34%
HP
South East

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

Vendors Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
143 134 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 47.83% 47.18% 45.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 82 58
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £513 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -43.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £8.50 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £21.80 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 21 August 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
Dartford - - - -
Dover - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
West Malling - - - -
HP
South East

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 6 (85.71%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) IBM Notes
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Lotus
2 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) ITSM
2 3 (42.86%) Asset Management
2 3 (42.86%) iPhone
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) iPad
2 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) ETL
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 2 (28.57%) System Testing
3 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (28.57%) Red Gate
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 3 (42.86%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) DMZ
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Deskside Support
2 2 (28.57%) Deskside Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Deskside Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
1 3 (42.86%) iPhone
1 3 (42.86%) iPad
2 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
3 1 (14.29%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
1 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
1 3 (42.86%) Asset Management
1 3 (42.86%) ITSM
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 2 (28.57%) System Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (14.29%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Lotus
2 2 (28.57%) Red Gate
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
3 1 (14.29%) 3PAR
3 1 (14.29%) EMC
3 1 (14.29%) NetApp