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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 25 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing HP 22 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.37% 6.41% 4.92%
As % of the Vendors category 10.33% 14.52% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 13
Average daily rate
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£273 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.25% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.29 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+8.03% +10.34%
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
213 124 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 51.95% 44.13% 53.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 52 112
Average daily rate £325 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 13
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £26.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -43.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £13.10 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £24.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Blackburn +3 1 £268 +7.00%
Preston - - - -
HP
North West

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 43 (68.25%) Windows
2 37 (58.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 35 (55.56%) VMware
5 31 (49.21%) Citrix
6 29 (46.03%) Active Directory
7 26 (41.27%) DNS
7 26 (41.27%) DHCP
8 25 (39.68%) Microsoft
8 25 (39.68%) XenApp
8 25 (39.68%) XenServer
9 23 (36.51%) Security Cleared
10 20 (31.75%) SC Cleared
10 20 (31.75%) Compaq
10 20 (31.75%) Dell
10 20 (31.75%) ITIL
11 19 (30.16%) MCSE
11 19 (30.16%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (26.98%) vSphere
12 17 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
12 17 (26.98%) XenDesktop
13 16 (25.40%) SharePoint
13 16 (25.40%) MS Exchange
14 14 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
14 14 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
15 13 (20.63%) HP Quality Center
16 12 (19.05%) Oracle
17 11 (17.46%) SQL
18 9 (14.29%) Windows XP
19 8 (12.70%) HP Data Protector

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 16 (25.40%) SharePoint
1 16 (25.40%) MS Exchange
2 14 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
2 14 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (4.76%) Lync
5 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.59%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Project
2 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (41.27%) DHCP
1 26 (41.27%) DNS
2 4 (6.35%) Firewall
3 3 (4.76%) SAN
4 2 (3.17%) SMS
4 2 (3.17%) VoIP
4 2 (3.17%) FTP
4 2 (3.17%) HTTP
4 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.17%) PuTTY
5 1 (1.59%) LAN
5 1 (1.59%) Wireless
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.59%) FWSM
5 1 (1.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.59%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) CaliberRM
2 2 (3.17%) Toad
2 2 (3.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (7.94%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.59%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (15.87%) Analyst
2 8 (12.70%) Server Engineer
3 5 (7.94%) Tester
3 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Support Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Consultant
4 4 (6.35%) Server Support
4 4 (6.35%) Business Analyst
4 4 (6.35%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Security Advisor
5 3 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) IT Consultant
6 2 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Test Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Team Leader
6 2 (3.17%) Senior Support Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Test Leader
6 2 (3.17%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (3.17%) .NET
2 2 (3.17%) SOAP
3 1 (1.59%) Middleware
3 1 (1.59%) Java EE
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Wiki
2 2 (3.17%) RMADS
2 2 (3.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.59%) Clustering
3 1 (1.59%) CESG
3 1 (1.59%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 43 (68.25%) Windows
2 37 (58.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 5 (7.94%) UNIX
6 4 (6.35%) Linux
6 4 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.76%) AIX
7 3 (4.76%) HPUX
7 3 (4.76%) Solaris
8 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.75%) ITIL
2 6 (9.52%) Project Management
3 5 (7.94%) Integration Testing
3 5 (7.94%) Test Scripting
4 4 (6.35%) Change Control
4 4 (6.35%) PRINCE2
4 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (6.35%) Automated Testing
4 4 (6.35%) Business Analysis
4 4 (6.35%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (4.76%) Project Planning
5 3 (4.76%) Quality Management
5 3 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.76%) Server Monitoring
5 3 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (4.76%) Security Architecture
5 3 (4.76%) Use Case
5 3 (4.76%) Migration
6 2 (3.17%) Release Management
6 2 (3.17%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.46%) SQL
2 5 (7.94%) C
2 5 (7.94%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.76%) Perl
3 3 (4.76%) VB
3 3 (4.76%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.17%) COBOL
5 1 (1.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (36.51%) Security Cleared
2 20 (31.75%) SC Cleared
3 19 (30.16%) MCSE
3 19 (30.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.76%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (4.76%) ISEB
4 3 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.59%) CCNP
5 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) QA
System Software
1 29 (46.03%) Active Directory
2 25 (39.68%) XenApp
2 25 (39.68%) XenServer
3 17 (26.98%) XenDesktop
3 17 (26.98%) vSphere
3 17 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.94%) ISA Server
5 2 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.17%) Brightmail
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.59%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 13 (20.63%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (12.70%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (4.76%) SCCM
3 3 (4.76%) Unicenter
3 3 (4.76%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.59%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.59%) SCOM
5 1 (1.59%) OpenView
Vendors
1 35 (55.56%) VMware
2 31 (49.21%) Citrix
3 25 (39.68%) Microsoft
4 20 (31.75%) Compaq
4 20 (31.75%) Dell
5 12 (19.05%) Oracle
6 4 (6.35%) Red Hat
6 4 (6.35%) Curam
6 4 (6.35%) IronPort
7 3 (4.76%) Planview
7 3 (4.76%) F5
7 3 (4.76%) Symantec
7 3 (4.76%) BT
7 3 (4.76%) Open Text
7 3 (4.76%) Siebel
7 3 (4.76%) CA
7 3 (4.76%) Informatica
8 2 (3.17%) Cisco
8 2 (3.17%) AppSense
8 2 (3.17%) 3PAR