The first table below looks at the demand for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the Lancashire 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.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 42 31 43
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 9 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.97% 2.57% 1.08%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.07% 21.21% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -
Systems Management Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
56 33 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.23% 12.13% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 9 2
Average daily rate £300 £325 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £329 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £342 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +5.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Average hourly rate £16.80 £20.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.04% -45.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £18.70 £31.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.44 £21.90 £38.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +28.57%
HP Quality Center
North West

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
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Job
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HP Quality Center
North West

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing HP Quality Center 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 Quality Center.

1 16 (72.73%) HP
2 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 9 (40.91%) VMware
2 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
3 7 (31.82%) Oracle
3 7 (31.82%) Telecoms
4 6 (27.27%) Firewall
4 6 (27.27%) Open Text
4 6 (27.27%) Wiki
4 6 (27.27%) Siebel
4 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
4 6 (27.27%) Citrix
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (27.27%) Informatica
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
5 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
6 4 (18.18%) Business Objects
6 4 (18.18%) IIS
6 4 (18.18%) SQL
6 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
6 4 (18.18%) LAN
6 4 (18.18%) WAN
6 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 4 (18.18%) SAN
6 4 (18.18%) Mainframe
6 4 (18.18%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (18.18%) VMware ESX
6 4 (18.18%) Clustering

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing HP Quality Center 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 Quality Center. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 4 (18.18%) IIS
2 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.55%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Firewall
2 4 (18.18%) SAN
2 4 (18.18%) LAN
2 4 (18.18%) WAN
3 3 (13.64%) FTP
3 3 (13.64%) HTTP
3 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 3 (13.64%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) CaliberRM
2 3 (13.64%) Toad
2 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Test Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Test Leader
3 3 (13.64%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Test Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Defect Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Problem Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
1 3 (13.64%) SOAP
1 3 (13.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Wiki
2 4 (18.18%) Mainframe
2 4 (18.18%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.64%) UNIX
5 1 (4.55%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
2 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Change Control
3 3 (13.64%) Validation
3 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (9.09%) Project Planning
4 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.09%) Quality Management
4 2 (9.09%) Campaign Management
5 1 (4.55%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
1 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) SELCOPY
2 1 (4.55%) REXX
2 1 (4.55%) JCL
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (9.09%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) VMware ESX
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) HP
2 9 (40.91%) VMware
3 7 (31.82%) Oracle
4 6 (27.27%) Siebel
4 6 (27.27%) Citrix
4 6 (27.27%) Informatica
4 6 (27.27%) Open Text
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 4 (18.18%) Business Objects
5 4 (18.18%) IronPort
6 2 (9.09%) Curam
6 2 (9.09%) Planview
7 1 (4.55%) CA