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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 40 29 19
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing HP 22 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.44% 4.61% 6.55%
As % of the Vendors category 10.48% 8.88% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 4
Average daily rate
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£418 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.81% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £236 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £359 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.07 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.51% +5.04%
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
210 214 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 42.42% 51.94% 44.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 123 51
Average daily rate £440 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.38% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% +46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.49
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.51%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -29 10 £400 +40.35%
Preston - 8 £438 - 1
Lytham St Annes +10 2 £340 +23.63%
HP
North West

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 19 (48.72%) Security Cleared
2 15 (38.46%) SC Cleared
2 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 13 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (30.77%) VMware
5 11 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (28.21%) Windows
6 10 (25.64%) SAP
6 10 (25.64%) ISTQB
7 9 (23.08%) ITIL
7 9 (23.08%) SAP HR
7 9 (23.08%) SuccessFactors
8 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
8 8 (20.51%) Citrix
8 8 (20.51%) MCSE
8 8 (20.51%) XenServer
8 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (17.95%) DNS
9 7 (17.95%) vSphere
10 6 (15.38%) Server Building
10 6 (15.38%) DHCP
10 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
11 5 (12.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (12.82%) Symantec
11 5 (12.82%) SQL
11 5 (12.82%) XenApp
12 4 (10.26%) VBScript

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Office
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (23.08%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.08%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) DNS
2 6 (15.38%) DHCP
3 2 (5.13%) SAN
4 1 (2.56%) X.500
4 1 (2.56%) Firewall
4 1 (2.56%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.56%) FTP
4 1 (2.56%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.56%) LDAP
4 1 (2.56%) LAN
4 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.56%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Analyst
2 13 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Security Support Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Performance Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Network Specialist
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%) 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%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.56%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.56%) User Experience
2 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.56%) PMI
2 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) Replication
2 1 (2.56%) Economics
2 1 (2.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.26%) UNIX
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.56%) HPUX
6 1 (2.56%) Solaris
6 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 9 (23.08%) ITIL
3 6 (15.38%) Server Building
4 4 (10.26%) Validation
5 3 (7.69%) Migration
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 3 (7.69%) Change Management
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.13%) SDLC
6 2 (5.13%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (5.13%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Test Management
6 2 (5.13%) Project Management
6 2 (5.13%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.13%) Software Deployment
6 2 (5.13%) Analytics
6 2 (5.13%) Automation Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.82%) SQL
3 4 (10.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (48.72%) Security Cleared
2 15 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (25.64%) ISTQB
5 8 (20.51%) MCSE
6 5 (12.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (10.26%) Degree
8 3 (7.69%) MCITP
8 3 (7.69%) MCSA
8 3 (7.69%) CCNA
8 3 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (5.13%) VCP5
9 2 (5.13%) ISEB
9 2 (5.13%) CCNP
9 2 (5.13%) VCP4
10 1 (2.56%) CCEE
10 1 (2.56%) CCIA
10 1 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (2.56%) PMP
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 11 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (20.51%) XenServer
2 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
3 7 (17.95%) vSphere
4 5 (12.82%) XenApp
5 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (33.33%) 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 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.77%) VMware
3 10 (25.64%) SAP
4 8 (20.51%) Citrix
5 5 (12.82%) Symantec
6 3 (7.69%) McAfee
6 3 (7.69%) Altiris
6 3 (7.69%) Compaq
6 3 (7.69%) Dell
6 3 (7.69%) Lumension
7 2 (5.13%) 3PAR
7 2 (5.13%) AppSense
7 2 (5.13%) IBM
8 1 (2.56%) Oracle
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco
8 1 (2.56%) Intel
8 1 (2.56%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.56%) ProCurve
8 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.56%) Juniper
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