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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 45 28 27
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs citing HP 4 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.89% 1.00% 2.50%
As % of the Vendors category 2.09% 3.57% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£410 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £301 £337
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -10.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.68 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-8.83% +9.09%
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
191 56 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 42.44% 27.86% 46.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 20 80
Average daily rate £325 £300 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -25.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £152 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £622 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 12
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.50 £19.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.67% -22.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £14.78 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £15.50 £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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 27 January 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 - 1 £420 -
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - - 1
Blackburn - - - - 1
HP
North West

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (63.16%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) VMware
3 7 (36.84%) Project Management
4 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
5 5 (26.32%) Finance
5 5 (26.32%) XenApp
5 5 (26.32%) XenServer
5 5 (26.32%) Citrix
5 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (26.32%) Oracle
5 5 (26.32%) DHCP
5 5 (26.32%) DNS
5 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
5 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
6 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
6 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
6 4 (21.05%) SQL
6 4 (21.05%) Web Services
6 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
6 4 (21.05%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (15.79%) Validation
7 3 (15.79%) PuTTY
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL
7 3 (15.79%) UNIX

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle 9iAS
3 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) DHCP
1 5 (26.32%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) PuTTY
2 3 (15.79%) FTP
2 3 (15.79%) HTTP
2 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.53%) Internet
3 2 (10.53%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Toad
1 3 (15.79%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.26%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Tester
2 2 (10.53%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Environment Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Technical Leader
2 2 (10.53%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Customer Service Representative
3 1 (5.26%) Services Delivery Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 1 (5.26%) Test Environment Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Tester
3 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Web Services
2 3 (15.79%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) Java EE
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Smartcard
2 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
5 3 (15.79%) UNIX
6 1 (5.26%) VME
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.26%) AIX
6 1 (5.26%) HPUX
6 1 (5.26%) Solaris
6 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Project Management
2 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Validation
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.26%) Release Management
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.26%) QMS
4 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.26%) People Management
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) SOA
4 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Security Management
4 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C
2 1 (5.26%) COBOL
2 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.53%) MCSE
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) XenApp
1 5 (26.32%) XenServer
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
2 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
2 1 (5.26%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (21.05%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (5.26%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) VMware
2 5 (26.32%) Citrix
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) Compaq
3 2 (10.53%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) Axway
4 1 (5.26%) Planview
4 1 (5.26%) MobileIron
4 1 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Borland
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) AppSense