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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 19 24 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing HP 21 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.34% 5.98% 6.81%
As % of the Vendors category 14.38% 12.38% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 7
Average daily rate
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£438 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £329 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £13.88
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +17.11%
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
146 210 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 44.11% 48.28% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 118 52
Average daily rate £400 £341 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.21% +10.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £238 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 18
Average hourly rate £21.91 £21.87 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.20% +6.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £18.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £125.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
Preston +19 9 £438 -
Blackpool -11 7 £398 +32.50%
HP
North West

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
3 13 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 12 (30.77%) VMware
4 12 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (28.21%) Windows
6 10 (25.64%) ITIL
6 10 (25.64%) Citrix
7 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
7 9 (23.08%) SAP
7 9 (23.08%) MCSE
7 9 (23.08%) ISTQB
7 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (23.08%) vSphere
8 8 (20.51%) SuccessFactors
8 8 (20.51%) XenServer
8 8 (20.51%) SAP HR
8 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (17.95%) DHCP
9 7 (17.95%) DNS
9 7 (17.95%) XenApp
10 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
10 6 (15.38%) Validation
11 5 (12.82%) UNIX
11 5 (12.82%) Compaq
11 5 (12.82%) Dell
11 5 (12.82%) McAfee

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.56%) SAS
3 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Office
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (20.51%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) DHCP
1 7 (17.95%) DNS
2 1 (2.56%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.56%) FTP
2 1 (2.56%) LAN
2 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.56%) Selenium
General
1 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Analyst
2 12 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Security Support Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Lead Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Integration Tester
6 1 (2.56%) SAP Tester
6 1 (2.56%) Software Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (2.56%) Performance Test Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Technical Director
6 1 (2.56%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) .NET
1 2 (5.13%) ODBC
2 1 (2.56%) HTML
2 1 (2.56%) JSP
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.13%) Visualisation
2 2 (5.13%) User Experience
2 2 (5.13%) Data Structures
2 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.56%) PMI
3 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.56%) Economics
3 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.56%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (12.82%) UNIX
5 2 (5.13%) HPUX
6 1 (2.56%) Solaris
6 1 (2.56%) Linux
6 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Test Scripting
2 10 (25.64%) ITIL
3 6 (15.38%) Validation
4 4 (10.26%) Migration
4 4 (10.26%) Server Building
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 3 (7.69%) Change Management
6 2 (5.13%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.13%) UML
6 2 (5.13%) OO
6 2 (5.13%) Content Management
6 2 (5.13%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (5.13%) Requirements Management
6 2 (5.13%) Business Development
6 2 (5.13%) Test Management
6 2 (5.13%) Analytics
6 2 (5.13%) Automation Testing
6 2 (5.13%) SDLC
6 2 (5.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.26%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) VBScript
4 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 13 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (23.08%) MCSE
4 9 (23.08%) ISTQB
5 4 (10.26%) Degree
5 4 (10.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (5.13%) MCITP
6 2 (5.13%) MCSA
6 2 (5.13%) CCNA
6 2 (5.13%) ISEB
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.56%) CCNP
7 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.56%) PMP
7 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.56%) VCP4
7 1 (2.56%) CCEE
7 1 (2.56%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.56%) BS25999
2 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.08%) vSphere
3 8 (20.51%) XenServer
4 7 (17.95%) XenApp
5 4 (10.26%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (7.69%) EdgeSight
2 3 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.56%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.77%) VMware
3 10 (25.64%) Citrix
4 9 (23.08%) SAP
5 5 (12.82%) Compaq
5 5 (12.82%) Dell
5 5 (12.82%) McAfee
6 4 (10.26%) Symantec
7 3 (7.69%) Lumension
8 2 (5.13%) Stellent
8 2 (5.13%) AppSense
8 2 (5.13%) Oracle
8 2 (5.13%) IBM
9 1 (2.56%) Cisco
9 1 (2.56%) Intel
9 1 (2.56%) Altiris
9 1 (2.56%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.56%) ProCurve
9 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.56%) Juniper