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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 41 23 23
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Contract jobs citing HP 7 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.54% 1.74% 4.44%
As % of the Vendors category 3.83% 5.08% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
Average daily rate
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£417 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.54% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £275 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £275 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £335
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.44%
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 £15.00 £15.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.72%
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
183 59 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 40.22% 34.30% 44.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 25 81
Average daily rate £310 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 12
Average hourly rate £31.20 £15.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.29% -31.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.00 £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £15.50 £28.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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 - 5 £417 -
Skelmersdale - 1 - -
Blackburn - - - -
HP
North West

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 13 (52.00%) VMware
3 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (36.00%) Project Management
4 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (36.00%) Citrix
4 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (36.00%) DHCP
4 9 (36.00%) DNS
5 8 (32.00%) XenApp
5 8 (32.00%) XenServer
6 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
6 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
7 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (24.00%) ITIL
7 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
8 5 (20.00%) HP Data Protector
8 5 (20.00%) Finance
8 5 (20.00%) SQL
8 5 (20.00%) Oracle
8 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (20.00%) Windows XP
9 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (16.00%) Compaq
9 4 (16.00%) Dell
9 4 (16.00%) Web Services
9 4 (16.00%) MCSE
9 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.00%) Lync
3 1 (4.00%) SAS
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle 9iAS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Project
1 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) DHCP
1 9 (36.00%) DNS
2 3 (12.00%) FTP
2 3 (12.00%) HTTP
2 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.00%) PuTTY
3 1 (4.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) Wireless
3 1 (4.00%) VLAN
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.00%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Toad
1 3 (12.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.00%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Local Government
2 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Tester
3 2 (8.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Environment Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Team Leader
3 2 (8.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 1 (4.00%) Test Environment Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Customer Service Representative
4 1 (4.00%) Network Specialist
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.00%) Services Delivery Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Web Services
2 3 (12.00%) SOAP
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (4.00%) Middleware
3 1 (4.00%) Java EE
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.00%) HP Superdome
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (12.00%) UNIX
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.00%) VME
7 1 (4.00%) AIX
7 1 (4.00%) HPUX
7 1 (4.00%) Solaris
7 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Project Management
2 6 (24.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Validation
5 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Use Case
5 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.00%) CRM
6 1 (4.00%) SOA
6 1 (4.00%) Quality Management
6 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.00%) Security Management
6 1 (4.00%) Release Management
6 1 (4.00%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.00%) Information Security
6 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) C
3 1 (4.00%) COBOL
3 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.00%) MCSE
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (4.00%) CCNP
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (32.00%) XenApp
2 8 (32.00%) XenServer
3 3 (12.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (12.00%) vSphere
3 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (4.00%) OpenView
3 1 (4.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) VMware
2 9 (36.00%) Citrix
3 5 (20.00%) Oracle
3 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.00%) Compaq
4 4 (16.00%) Dell
5 2 (8.00%) MobileIron
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco
5 2 (8.00%) IBM
6 1 (4.00%) SAP
6 1 (4.00%) NetApp
6 1 (4.00%) Borland
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.00%) Meru Networks
6 1 (4.00%) ScanSafe
6 1 (4.00%) AppSense
6 1 (4.00%) Curam
6 1 (4.00%) Axway
6 1 (4.00%) Planview