The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 31 19 19
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing HP 17 40 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.87% 7.74% 6.40%
As % of the Vendors category 8.99% 19.32% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 23 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.06% -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £328 £328
% change year-on-year
+6.10% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £32.47 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.75 £13.71
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +0.29%
HP
North West

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

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
189 207 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 43.05% 40.04% 50.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 109 43
Average daily rate £301 £280 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £425 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 30 18
Average hourly rate £13.00 £28.50 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.38% +49.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.03 £33.00 £29.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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
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 22 May 2015. 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
Blackpool -13 6 £270 +2.49%
Preston +10 4 £302 +14.85% 1
Lytham St Annes +6 3 £307 +11.49%
Chorley - 1 - -
HP
North West

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
3 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (37.50%) VMware
5 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 8 (33.33%) Citrix
5 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (29.17%) DNS
6 7 (29.17%) DHCP
6 7 (29.17%) ITIL
6 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
6 7 (29.17%) XenServer
6 7 (29.17%) vSphere
7 6 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (25.00%) UNIX
7 6 (25.00%) MCSE
7 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (20.83%) McAfee
8 5 (20.83%) Compaq
8 5 (20.83%) Dell
8 5 (20.83%) XenApp
9 4 (16.67%) XenDesktop
9 4 (16.67%) Validation
9 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
10 3 (12.50%) Symantec
10 3 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (12.50%) SharePoint

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.17%) SAS
3 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP HR
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) SaaS
2 1 (4.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) DNS
1 7 (29.17%) DHCP
2 2 (8.33%) VLAN
2 2 (8.33%) FTP
2 2 (8.33%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) HTTP
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) LAN
3 1 (4.17%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (4.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
1 1 (4.17%) Toad
1 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) Publishing
1 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Tester
3 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Security Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) DBA
5 1 (4.17%) Server Support
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) User Experience
1 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (8.33%) Visualisation
1 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
1 2 (8.33%) Smartcard
2 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) PMI
2 1 (4.17%) Economics
2 1 (4.17%) HP Superdome
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (25.00%) UNIX
5 2 (8.33%) HPUX
6 1 (4.17%) Solaris
6 1 (4.17%) Linux
6 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (16.67%) Validation
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.33%) Business Development
5 2 (8.33%) Test Management
5 2 (8.33%) Requirements Management
5 2 (8.33%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Content Management
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) UML
5 2 (8.33%) OO
5 2 (8.33%) Change Management
6 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.17%) Security Management
6 1 (4.17%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) SOA
6 1 (4.17%) ETL
6 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
2 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
3 6 (25.00%) MCSE
3 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 2 (8.33%) ISEB
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.17%) PMP
6 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
6 1 (4.17%) CCNA
6 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) BS25999
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (29.17%) XenServer
2 7 (29.17%) vSphere
3 5 (20.83%) XenApp
4 4 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.17%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (12.50%) EdgeSight
3 1 (4.17%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) VMware
3 8 (33.33%) Citrix
4 5 (20.83%) McAfee
4 5 (20.83%) Compaq
4 5 (20.83%) Dell
5 3 (12.50%) Symantec
5 3 (12.50%) Oracle
5 3 (12.50%) Lumension
6 2 (8.33%) Stellent
6 2 (8.33%) AppSense
6 2 (8.33%) SAP
6 2 (8.33%) IBM
7 1 (4.17%) Juniper
7 1 (4.17%) Intel
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco
7 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.17%) ProCurve
7 1 (4.17%) SonicWALL
7 1 (4.17%) MobileIron