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 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 36 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 13 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.10% - 1.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.84% - 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Average daily rate £320 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £132.50 £36.00 £27.32
% change year-on-year
+268.05% +31.79%
Systems Management Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
69 22 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 16.43% 10.53% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 8 7
Average daily rate £253 £240 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.20% -34.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £183 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £264 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (76.92%) HP
2 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) VMware
3 7 (53.85%) Oracle
4 6 (46.15%) Siebel
4 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (46.15%) Citrix
4 6 (46.15%) Informatica
4 6 (46.15%) Wiki
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (46.15%) Open Text
5 5 (38.46%) Firewall
6 4 (30.77%) VMware ESX
6 4 (30.77%) Clustering
6 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
6 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
6 4 (30.77%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (30.77%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) QlikView
6 4 (30.77%) IronPort
6 4 (30.77%) SAN
6 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
6 4 (30.77%) LAN
6 4 (30.77%) WAN
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
6 4 (30.77%) Business Objects
6 4 (30.77%) IIS
6 4 (30.77%) SQL

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 4 (30.77%) IIS
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) SAN
2 4 (30.77%) LAN
2 4 (30.77%) WAN
3 3 (23.08%) FTP
3 3 (23.08%) HTTP
3 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) QlikView
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Toad
1 3 (23.08%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
3 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Test Leader
4 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) SOAP
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Wiki
2 4 (30.77%) Clustering
3 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (23.08%) UNIX
5 1 (7.69%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
1 3 (23.08%) Validation
1 3 (23.08%) Change Control
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
2 1 (7.69%) Campaign Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) JCL
2 1 (7.69%) REXX
2 1 (7.69%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) VMware ESX
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) HP
2 9 (69.23%) VMware
3 7 (53.85%) Oracle
4 6 (46.15%) Siebel
4 6 (46.15%) Citrix
4 6 (46.15%) Informatica
4 6 (46.15%) Open Text
5 4 (30.77%) IronPort
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) Business Objects
6 1 (7.69%) CA
6 1 (7.69%) Planview