The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 30 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 Vendors 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.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 24 19 41
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +22
Contract jobs citing HP 26 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.99% 6.57% 1.61%
As % of the Vendors category 12.50% 14.40% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £368 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -3.44%
Vendors Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
208 125 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 47.93% 45.62% 49.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 50 104
Average daily rate £345 £310 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.29% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £350 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 11
Average hourly rate £21.87 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.65% -41.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £14.40 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £32.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
HP
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HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

HP Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

HP
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 within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Blackpool - 21 £300 -
Lytham St Annes 0 2 £285 -
Blackburn +1 1 £268 +7.00%
Preston -8 1 - -
Chorley - - - -
HP
North West

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 46 (70.77%) Windows
2 37 (56.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (52.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 34 (52.31%) VMware
4 32 (49.23%) Citrix
5 29 (44.62%) Microsoft
6 24 (36.92%) Active Directory
7 23 (35.38%) DNS
7 23 (35.38%) DHCP
7 23 (35.38%) XenApp
8 22 (33.85%) Security Cleared
9 20 (30.77%) XenServer
9 20 (30.77%) ITIL
10 18 (27.69%) MS Exchange
10 18 (27.69%) Compaq
10 18 (27.69%) Dell
10 18 (27.69%) SC Cleared
10 18 (27.69%) vSphere
11 17 (26.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (26.15%) MCSE
12 16 (24.62%) HP Quality Center
12 16 (24.62%) XenDesktop
12 16 (24.62%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (23.08%) SharePoint
13 15 (23.08%) Oracle
14 10 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
14 10 (15.38%) SQL
14 10 (15.38%) Windows XP
14 10 (15.38%) Windows 7
14 10 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 18 (27.69%) MS Exchange
2 15 (23.08%) SharePoint
3 10 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (10.77%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (9.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (6.15%) IIS
7 3 (4.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (4.62%) Lync
8 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.54%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) MS Office
2 2 (3.08%) MS Project
3 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (35.38%) DNS
1 23 (35.38%) DHCP
2 7 (10.77%) Firewall
3 6 (9.23%) SAN
4 4 (6.15%) WAN
4 4 (6.15%) LAN
5 3 (4.62%) FTP
5 3 (4.62%) HTTP
5 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.62%) VPN
5 3 (4.62%) PuTTY
6 2 (3.08%) SMS
6 2 (3.08%) VoIP
7 1 (1.54%) Wireless
7 1 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.54%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) QlikView
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) CaliberRM
2 3 (4.62%) LoadRunner
2 3 (4.62%) Toad
General
1 3 (4.62%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.54%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (21.54%) Analyst
2 8 (12.31%) Server Engineer
3 7 (10.77%) Support Engineer
4 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (6.15%) Server Support
4 4 (6.15%) Business Analyst
4 4 (6.15%) Tester
4 4 (6.15%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (4.62%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.62%) Support Analyst
5 3 (4.62%) IT Consultant
5 3 (4.62%) Consultant
5 3 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (4.62%) Security Advisor
6 2 (3.08%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) Test Leader
6 2 (3.08%) Performance Test Leader
6 2 (3.08%) Data Migration Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) Web Services
2 3 (4.62%) .NET
2 3 (4.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Wiki
2 5 (7.69%) Thin Client
2 5 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.69%) Fat Client
3 4 (6.15%) Clustering
4 3 (4.62%) iPhone
4 3 (4.62%) iPad
5 2 (3.08%) RMADS
6 1 (1.54%) CESG
6 1 (1.54%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 46 (70.77%) Windows
2 37 (56.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (52.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 10 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 6 (9.23%) UNIX
6 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.62%) AIX
7 3 (4.62%) HPUX
7 3 (4.62%) Solaris
7 3 (4.62%) Linux
7 3 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.08%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.54%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.77%) ITIL
2 6 (9.23%) Change Control
3 5 (7.69%) Migration
3 5 (7.69%) Integration Testing
3 5 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 4 (6.15%) Automated Testing
4 4 (6.15%) Business Analysis
4 4 (6.15%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (4.62%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.62%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.62%) Use Case
5 3 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.62%) Validation
5 3 (4.62%) Performance Testing
5 3 (4.62%) Security Architecture
5 3 (4.62%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (3.08%) Campaign Management
6 2 (3.08%) Release Management
6 2 (3.08%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.08%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.38%) SQL
2 8 (12.31%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.69%) C
4 3 (4.62%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.62%) VB
4 3 (4.62%) Perl
5 2 (3.08%) COBOL
6 1 (1.54%) JCL
6 1 (1.54%) REXX
6 1 (1.54%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 22 (33.85%) Security Cleared
2 18 (27.69%) SC Cleared
3 17 (26.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (26.15%) MCSE
4 3 (4.62%) ISEB
4 3 (4.62%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.54%) CCNP
6 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) QA
2 4 (6.15%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (36.92%) Active Directory
2 23 (35.38%) XenApp
3 20 (30.77%) XenServer
4 18 (27.69%) vSphere
5 16 (24.62%) XenDesktop
5 16 (24.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (6.15%) VMware ESX
7 4 (6.15%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (6.15%) ISA Server
8 2 (3.08%) Brightmail
9 1 (1.54%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 16 (24.62%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.15%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (4.62%) Tivoli
3 3 (4.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (4.62%) Unicenter
3 3 (4.62%) SCCM
4 2 (3.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (3.08%) PureDisk
5 1 (1.54%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (52.31%) VMware
2 32 (49.23%) Citrix
3 29 (44.62%) Microsoft
4 18 (27.69%) Compaq
4 18 (27.69%) Dell
5 15 (23.08%) Oracle
6 7 (10.77%) IronPort
7 6 (9.23%) Open Text
7 6 (9.23%) Siebel
7 6 (9.23%) Informatica
8 5 (7.69%) AppSense
9 4 (6.15%) Curam
9 4 (6.15%) Business Objects
9 4 (6.15%) CA
10 3 (4.62%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.62%) Apple
10 3 (4.62%) Symantec
10 3 (4.62%) BT
10 3 (4.62%) F5
11 2 (3.08%) 3PAR