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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 32 17 22
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +5
Contract jobs citing HP 19 39 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.19% 8.63% 4.62%
As % of the Vendors category 8.72% 22.16% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 0
Average daily rate
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£301 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.59% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £32.47 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +42.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £13.75 £13.13
% change year-on-year
+16.36% +4.76%
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
218 176 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 48.02% 38.94% 54.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 91 43
Average daily rate £323 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.43% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £390 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 18
Average hourly rate £13.00 £28.50 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.38% +49.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.00 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.05 £33.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -10 9 £301 +20.20%
Preston +8 4 £302 +14.85%
Lytham St Annes +5 4 £307 +16.80%
Chorley - 1 - -
HP
North West

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (54.55%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (40.91%) VMware
5 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 8 (36.36%) Citrix
5 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (31.82%) DNS
6 7 (31.82%) DHCP
6 7 (31.82%) ITIL
6 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
6 7 (31.82%) XenServer
6 7 (31.82%) vSphere
7 6 (27.27%) UNIX
7 6 (27.27%) MCSE
7 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (22.73%) McAfee
8 5 (22.73%) Compaq
8 5 (22.73%) Dell
8 5 (22.73%) XenApp
9 4 (18.18%) XenDesktop
9 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
9 4 (18.18%) Validation
9 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (13.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (13.64%) EdgeSight
10 3 (13.64%) Norton AntiVirus

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.55%) SAS
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) DHCP
1 7 (31.82%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) Internet
2 2 (9.09%) FTP
2 2 (9.09%) VLAN
3 1 (4.55%) PuTTY
3 1 (4.55%) HTTP
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) LAN
3 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Toad
1 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
1 1 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Publishing
1 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Tester
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Leader
3 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Security Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Network Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) SAS Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Integration Tester
4 1 (4.55%) SAP Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Software Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Director
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Smartcard
1 2 (9.09%) Visualisation
1 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (9.09%) User Experience
1 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.55%) PMI
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.55%) Economics
2 1 (4.55%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (27.27%) UNIX
5 2 (9.09%) HPUX
6 1 (4.55%) Solaris
6 1 (4.55%) Linux
6 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Validation
2 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (9.09%) Test Management
4 2 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
4 2 (9.09%) Business Development
4 2 (9.09%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Content Management
4 2 (9.09%) UML
4 2 (9.09%) OO
4 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.55%) Security Management
5 1 (4.55%) SOA
5 1 (4.55%) ETL
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
3 6 (27.27%) MCSE
3 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (9.09%) ISEB
4 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.55%) CCNA
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.55%) PMP
5 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) BS25999
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
1 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (31.82%) XenServer
2 7 (31.82%) vSphere
3 5 (22.73%) XenApp
4 4 (18.18%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.55%) BitLocker
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (13.64%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (13.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (13.64%) EdgeSight
2 3 (13.64%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.55%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 9 (40.91%) VMware
3 8 (36.36%) Citrix
4 5 (22.73%) Compaq
4 5 (22.73%) Dell
4 5 (22.73%) McAfee
5 3 (13.64%) Symantec
5 3 (13.64%) Oracle
5 3 (13.64%) Lumension
6 2 (9.09%) IBM
6 2 (9.09%) Stellent
6 2 (9.09%) AppSense
7 1 (4.55%) SonicWALL
7 1 (4.55%) ProCurve
7 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.55%) SAP
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco
7 1 (4.55%) Juniper
7 1 (4.55%) Intel
7 1 (4.55%) MobileIron