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 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 35 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing HP 6 9 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.07% 3.17% 7.00%
As % of the Vendors category 3.90% 6.52% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 16
Average daily rate
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£350 £250 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +56.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £234 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £286 £267
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £11.50 £13.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% -28.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.90 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +9.09%
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
154 138 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 53.10% 48.59% 51.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 71 100
Average daily rate £388 £370 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +48.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £575 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 41
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.35 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.63 £18.60 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the Kent region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

HP Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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
Maidstone +1 1 - -
West Malling - 1 £350 -
Snodland - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Faversham - - - -
HP
South East

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 9 (52.94%) MS Office
4 7 (41.18%) ITIL
4 7 (41.18%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) VMware
5 5 (29.41%) ITSM
5 5 (29.41%) Service Management
5 5 (29.41%) Asset Management
5 5 (29.41%) IBM Notes
5 5 (29.41%) VPN
5 5 (29.41%) Lotus
5 5 (29.41%) Blackberry
5 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (29.41%) iPhone
5 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
5 5 (29.41%) iPad
5 5 (29.41%) vSphere
5 5 (29.41%) Apple iOS
6 4 (23.53%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (17.65%) Migration
7 3 (17.65%) Citrix
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) Degree
8 2 (11.76%) SCOM
8 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (29.41%) IBM Notes
2 2 (11.76%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (52.94%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) VPN
2 2 (11.76%) VLAN
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) NAS
3 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
1 5 (29.41%) Deskside Support
2 4 (23.53%) Deskside Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Support Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support
3 3 (17.65%) Deskside Support Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Test Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Blackberry
1 5 (29.41%) iPhone
1 5 (29.41%) iPad
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) CLARiiON
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
2 5 (29.41%) Apple iOS
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (11.76%) UNIX
4 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) ITSM
2 5 (29.41%) Service Management
2 5 (29.41%) Asset Management
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
4 2 (11.76%) System Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Operations Management
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.76%) SOA
4 2 (11.76%) ETL
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.88%) HP ASE
3 1 (5.88%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (29.41%) vSphere
2 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (11.76%) XenApp
2 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.88%) Snort
3 1 (5.88%) DFS Replication
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCOM
1 2 (11.76%) HP SIM
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) Lotus
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Veeam
4 2 (11.76%) Red Gate
4 2 (11.76%) IBM
4 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
4 2 (11.76%) EMC
4 2 (11.76%) NetApp
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco
5 1 (5.88%) Intel
5 1 (5.88%) Splunk
5 1 (5.88%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.88%) TippingPoint