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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 33 8 16
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +8
Contract jobs citing HP 15 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.64% 10.26% 7.71%
As % of the Vendors category 7.25% 22.73% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 18
Average daily rate
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£310 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £270 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £375 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -1.72%
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
207 88 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 50.24% 45.13% 55.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 38 116
Average daily rate £325 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £243 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £388 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 9
Average hourly rate £22.00 £11.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -51.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 October 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 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Skelmersdale -1 2 - -
Preston - - - -
HP
North West

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 25 (54.35%) Windows
2 21 (45.65%) VMware
3 18 (39.13%) Active Directory
3 18 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (36.96%) Citrix
5 15 (32.61%) DHCP
5 15 (32.61%) DNS
6 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
6 14 (30.43%) XenApp
6 14 (30.43%) XenServer
7 12 (26.09%) MS Exchange
7 12 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (23.91%) SharePoint
8 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
8 11 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (21.74%) ITIL
9 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
10 9 (19.57%) Project Management
10 9 (19.57%) Windows XP
10 9 (19.57%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (17.39%) HP Data Protector
11 8 (17.39%) MCSE
11 8 (17.39%) SQL
11 8 (17.39%) Oracle
11 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (15.22%) Compaq
12 7 (15.22%) Dell
13 6 (13.04%) Finance
13 6 (13.04%) XenDesktop

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 12 (26.09%) MS Exchange
1 12 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2003
2 11 (23.91%) SharePoint
2 11 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.52%) Lync
4 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.17%) SAS
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle 9iAS
5 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Project
2 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (32.61%) DHCP
1 15 (32.61%) DNS
2 2 (4.35%) SAN
2 2 (4.35%) Firewall
2 2 (4.35%) FTP
2 2 (4.35%) HTTP
2 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.35%) SMS
2 2 (4.35%) VoIP
2 2 (4.35%) PuTTY
3 1 (2.17%) Wireless
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.17%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) CaliberRM
2 2 (4.35%) Toad
2 2 (4.35%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.17%) StarTeam
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) Analyst
2 5 (10.87%) Tester
2 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Security Advisor
5 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.35%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Environment Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Integration Tester
5 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Test Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) Server Support
5 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) Web Services
2 2 (4.35%) SOAP
3 1 (2.17%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.17%) Middleware
3 1 (2.17%) Java EE
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) RMADS
3 1 (2.17%) HP Superdome
3 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.17%) CESG
3 1 (2.17%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 25 (54.35%) Windows
2 18 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
2 18 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (19.57%) Windows XP
4 3 (6.52%) UNIX
5 2 (4.35%) AIX
5 2 (4.35%) HPUX
5 2 (4.35%) Solaris
5 2 (4.35%) Linux
5 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.17%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) ITIL
2 9 (19.57%) Project Management
3 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing
3 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
4 4 (8.70%) Automated Testing
4 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
4 4 (8.70%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.52%) Security Architecture
5 3 (6.52%) Use Case
5 3 (6.52%) Performance Testing
5 3 (6.52%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.35%) People Management
6 2 (4.35%) Release Management
6 2 (4.35%) Project Planning
6 2 (4.35%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.35%) Quality Management
6 2 (4.35%) Validation
7 1 (2.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) C
3 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.17%) VB
4 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.17%) COBOL
4 1 (2.17%) Java
4 1 (2.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
3 8 (17.39%) MCSE
3 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.52%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.52%) ISEB
4 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.17%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) QA
System Software
1 18 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 14 (30.43%) XenApp
2 14 (30.43%) XenServer
3 6 (13.04%) XenDesktop
3 6 (13.04%) vSphere
3 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (10.87%) ISA Server
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.35%) Brightmail
6 1 (2.17%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (17.39%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (6.52%) SCCM
4 2 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.17%) SCOM
5 1 (2.17%) OpenView
5 1 (2.17%) Unicenter
5 1 (2.17%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 21 (45.65%) VMware
2 17 (36.96%) Citrix
3 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 8 (17.39%) Oracle
5 7 (15.22%) Compaq
5 7 (15.22%) Dell
6 4 (8.70%) Curam
7 3 (6.52%) BT
8 2 (4.35%) Planview
8 2 (4.35%) IronPort
8 2 (4.35%) 3PAR
8 2 (4.35%) F5
8 2 (4.35%) AppSense
8 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.35%) Symantec
8 2 (4.35%) Cisco
8 2 (4.35%) IBM
9 1 (2.17%) SAP
9 1 (2.17%) CA
9 1 (2.17%) NetApp