The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 47 45 73
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +28
Contract jobs citing HP 47 34 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.45% 2.80% 1.28%
As % of the Vendors category 7.59% 6.33% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 9
Average daily rate
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£323 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £135 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £400 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 4
Average hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +0.84%
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 Manchester region.

Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
619 537 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 45.45% 44.20% 43.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 239 268
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £222 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 48 66
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the Manchester region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the Manchester region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

HP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

HP Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

HP
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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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
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - - 2
Sale - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - -
HP
North West

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 28 (40.58%) Windows
2 21 (30.43%) Cisco
2 21 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 18 (26.09%) SAN
4 14 (20.29%) Linux
4 14 (20.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (18.84%) Oracle
6 12 (17.39%) Citrix
6 12 (17.39%) VMware
7 11 (15.94%) HPUX
7 11 (15.94%) 3PAR
8 10 (14.49%) SQL
8 10 (14.49%) ITIL
8 10 (14.49%) IBM
8 10 (14.49%) WAN
8 10 (14.49%) Finance
9 9 (13.04%) Service Management
9 9 (13.04%) Hyper-V
9 9 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (13.04%) MS Exchange
9 9 (13.04%) LAN
9 9 (13.04%) EMC
9 9 (13.04%) Apache
9 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (11.59%) Red Hat
10 8 (11.59%) Apple
10 8 (11.59%) Solaris
10 8 (11.59%) TCP/IP
10 8 (11.59%) DNS
10 8 (11.59%) SCCM

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 9 (13.04%) MS Exchange
1 9 (13.04%) Apache
2 7 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (10.14%) Tomcat
3 5 (7.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.25%) WebLogic
3 5 (7.25%) WebLogic Integration
4 4 (5.80%) IIS
5 3 (4.35%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.35%) CMS
5 3 (4.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.90%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.90%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.45%) Site Server
7 1 (1.45%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.09%) SAN
2 10 (14.49%) WAN
3 9 (13.04%) LAN
4 8 (11.59%) TCP/IP
4 8 (11.59%) DNS
4 8 (11.59%) Wireless
5 7 (10.14%) DHCP
5 7 (10.14%) HTTP
6 6 (8.70%) FTP
6 6 (8.70%) VPN
7 5 (7.25%) Network Security
7 5 (7.25%) Firewall
8 4 (5.80%) IPsec
9 3 (4.35%) SSH
9 3 (4.35%) SNMP
9 3 (4.35%) NetScaler
10 2 (2.90%) DMZ
10 2 (2.90%) Internet
10 2 (2.90%) SSL
10 2 (2.90%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) Oracle Database
2 6 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.25%) MS Access
4 1 (1.45%) DB2
4 1 (1.45%) MySQL
4 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.45%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Introscope
2 1 (1.45%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 10 (14.49%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.90%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (20.29%) Architect
2 12 (17.39%) Analyst
3 8 (11.59%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) Tester
5 5 (7.25%) Non-Functional Tester
5 5 (7.25%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (5.80%) Security Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Network Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Administrator
6 4 (5.80%) Network Security Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Consultant
8 2 (2.90%) Remote Desktop Support
8 2 (2.90%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.90%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) Middleware
2 5 (7.25%) SOAP
3 1 (1.45%) LAMP
3 1 (1.45%) XML
3 1 (1.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.25%) N-Tier
3 4 (5.80%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.80%) Mainframe
3 4 (5.80%) Clustering
4 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.90%) Firmware
5 2 (2.90%) Life Science
6 1 (1.45%) CMDB
6 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.45%) iPad
6 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.45%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 28 (40.58%) Windows
2 14 (20.29%) Linux
2 14 (20.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (15.94%) HPUX
4 8 (11.59%) Solaris
4 8 (11.59%) Windows 7
5 7 (10.14%) SUSE
5 7 (10.14%) Windows XP
6 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (8.70%) AIX
6 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.35%) Android
7 3 (4.35%) UNIX
8 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.90%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.90%) NetWare
8 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.90%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.49%) ITIL
2 9 (13.04%) Service Management
3 8 (11.59%) Migration
4 6 (8.70%) ITSM
5 5 (7.25%) Statistical Analysis
5 5 (7.25%) Release Management
5 5 (7.25%) Performance Testing
5 5 (7.25%) Security Testing
5 5 (7.25%) Integration Testing
5 5 (7.25%) Test Scripting
5 5 (7.25%) SOA
6 4 (5.80%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.80%) CRM
6 4 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (4.35%) People Management
8 2 (2.90%) Analytics
8 2 (2.90%) Test Strategy
8 2 (2.90%) SIEM
8 2 (2.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.49%) SQL
2 6 (8.70%) VB
3 5 (7.25%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.90%) VBScript
4 2 (2.90%) PHP
4 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.45%) Perl
5 1 (1.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (8.70%) ISEB
2 6 (8.70%) CCNA
2 6 (8.70%) MCITP
3 5 (7.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (7.25%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.25%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (7.25%) CCNP
3 5 (7.25%) MCSE
4 4 (5.80%) IBM Certification
4 4 (5.80%) RHCE
4 4 (5.80%) MCSA
4 4 (5.80%) CCIP
4 4 (5.80%) CCDP
4 4 (5.80%) ACSA
4 4 (5.80%) ACSP
4 4 (5.80%) MCDST
4 4 (5.80%) MCTS
5 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.45%) COBIT
2 1 (1.45%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (13.04%) Hyper-V
2 6 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.70%) XenApp
3 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.35%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (2.90%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (11.59%) SCCM
3 6 (8.70%) Backup Exec
4 5 (7.25%) SCSM
4 5 (7.25%) SCOM
4 5 (7.25%) NetBackup
5 3 (4.35%) WMI
5 3 (4.35%) OpenView
5 3 (4.35%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (4.35%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (2.90%) SAP Afaria
6 2 (2.90%) FortiGate
6 2 (2.90%) Puppet
6 2 (2.90%) Control-M
6 2 (2.90%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.90%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (2.90%) CA Wily
6 2 (2.90%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.45%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (30.43%) Cisco
1 21 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.84%) Oracle
3 12 (17.39%) Citrix
3 12 (17.39%) VMware
4 11 (15.94%) 3PAR
5 10 (14.49%) IBM
6 9 (13.04%) EMC
7 8 (11.59%) Red Hat
7 8 (11.59%) Apple
8 7 (10.14%) Symantec
8 7 (10.14%) Avaya
9 6 (8.70%) Juniper
10 5 (7.25%) TIBCO
10 5 (7.25%) CheckPoint
10 5 (7.25%) CA
11 4 (5.80%) Dell
11 4 (5.80%) SAP
11 4 (5.80%) Blue Coat
12 3 (4.35%) SolarWinds