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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 51 43 61
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +18
Contract jobs citing HP 35 41 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.55% 3.66% 1.97%
As % of the Vendors category 5.99% 7.58% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 7
Average daily rate
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£293 £135 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -56.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £135 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £295 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £336
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -7.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Average hourly rate £14.75 £10.65 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.49% -26.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £8.53 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £13.33 £19.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.68 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-8.83% +9.09%
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
584 541 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 42.57% 48.26% 47.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 278 236
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £135 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 23 41
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.15 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.45% -23.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.65 £10.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 29 January 2015.

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
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 29 January 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
Bolton - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - -
HP
North West

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 29 (42.03%) Windows
2 22 (31.88%) Migration
3 18 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 17 (24.64%) Linux
4 17 (24.64%) VMware
5 15 (21.74%) SAN
5 15 (21.74%) HPUX
6 14 (20.29%) ITIL
6 14 (20.29%) Cisco
6 14 (20.29%) Veritas
6 14 (20.29%) Citrix
7 13 (18.84%) LAN
7 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (15.94%) WAN
8 11 (15.94%) SQL
9 10 (14.49%) Oracle
9 10 (14.49%) Red Hat
10 9 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (13.04%) Active Directory
10 9 (13.04%) Dell
11 8 (11.59%) IBM
11 8 (11.59%) Firewall
12 7 (10.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (10.14%) PowerShell
12 7 (10.14%) MCSE
12 7 (10.14%) UNIX
12 7 (10.14%) CCNA
13 6 (8.70%) CCNP

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 5 (7.25%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.80%) Site Server
2 4 (5.80%) Apache
2 4 (5.80%) JBoss
3 3 (4.35%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (2.90%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.90%) CMS
4 2 (2.90%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) MS Office
2 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.74%) SAN
2 13 (18.84%) LAN
3 11 (15.94%) WAN
4 8 (11.59%) Firewall
5 5 (7.25%) NetScaler
6 4 (5.80%) VPN
6 4 (5.80%) NAS
7 3 (4.35%) Wireless
7 3 (4.35%) Network Security
7 3 (4.35%) VLAN
7 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.35%) DNS
7 3 (4.35%) DHCP
7 3 (4.35%) HTTP
8 2 (2.90%) DMZ
8 2 (2.90%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.90%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.45%) Softswitch
9 1 (1.45%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.45%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.80%) SQLPlus
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (5.80%) RDBMS
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.80%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.45%) DB2
5 1 (1.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (5.80%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (2.90%) Introscope
3 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.45%) JIRA
3 1 (1.45%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (8.70%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.90%) Retail
5 1 (1.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (23.19%) Consultant
2 8 (11.59%) Support Engineer
3 6 (8.70%) Administrator
3 6 (8.70%) Desktop Support
4 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Architect
4 5 (7.25%) Analyst
5 4 (5.80%) Data Architect
5 4 (5.80%) Network Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Network Security Manager
5 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.80%) Network Manager
5 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Security Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Systems Developer
6 3 (4.35%) WebSphere Administrator
6 3 (4.35%) Server Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) Middleware
1 4 (5.80%) WebSphere MQ
1 4 (5.80%) XML
2 3 (4.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 3 (4.35%) Web Services
3 2 (2.90%) SOAP
4 1 (1.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (1.45%) Ajax
4 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.45%) jQuery
4 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) Thin Client
1 4 (5.80%) CMDB
1 4 (5.80%) Fat Client
1 4 (5.80%) Replication
1 4 (5.80%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.90%) Life Science
3 2 (2.90%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.45%) iPad
4 1 (1.45%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.45%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.45%) Open Source
4 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (42.03%) Windows
2 17 (24.64%) Linux
3 15 (21.74%) HPUX
4 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (10.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (10.14%) UNIX
6 6 (8.70%) Solaris
6 6 (8.70%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.80%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.80%) VMS
7 4 (5.80%) AIX
7 4 (5.80%) Android
8 3 (4.35%) Apple iOS
8 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.90%) NetWare
9 2 (2.90%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.90%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.90%) SUSE
9 2 (2.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.88%) Migration
2 14 (20.29%) ITIL
3 6 (8.70%) Configuration Management
3 6 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (5.80%) RAD
4 4 (5.80%) Unit Testing
4 4 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (5.80%) Service Management
4 4 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (5.80%) Line Management
5 3 (4.35%) Analytics
5 3 (4.35%) People Management
5 3 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (2.90%) Data Modelling
6 2 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.90%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.90%) Software Testing
6 2 (2.90%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.90%) Scrum
6 2 (2.90%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.94%) SQL
2 7 (10.14%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.25%) PL/SQL
4 4 (5.80%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.90%) PHP
6 2 (2.90%) VBScript
6 2 (2.90%) Java
7 1 (1.45%) VB
7 1 (1.45%) C
7 1 (1.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.14%) MCSE
2 7 (10.14%) CCNA
3 6 (8.70%) CCNP
4 5 (7.25%) MCSA
5 4 (5.80%) CCIP
5 4 (5.80%) CCDP
5 4 (5.80%) RHCE
5 4 (5.80%) IBM Certification
5 4 (5.80%) MCP
5 4 (5.80%) ACSP
5 4 (5.80%) ACSA
5 4 (5.80%) MCDST
5 4 (5.80%) MCTS
5 4 (5.80%) MCITP
5 4 (5.80%) RHCSA
6 2 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.45%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.45%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) QA
2 4 (5.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.90%) SLA
3 2 (2.90%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.90%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.35%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.90%) Firmware
4 2 (2.90%) XenApp
5 1 (1.45%) vSphere
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.45%) Xen
5 1 (1.45%) NFS
5 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) SCCM
2 4 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.80%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.90%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.90%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (2.90%) Puppet
3 2 (2.90%) CA Wily
4 1 (1.45%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.45%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.45%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.45%) OpenView
Vendors
1 18 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 17 (24.64%) VMware
3 14 (20.29%) Cisco
3 14 (20.29%) Veritas
3 14 (20.29%) Citrix
4 10 (14.49%) Oracle
4 10 (14.49%) Red Hat
5 9 (13.04%) Dell
6 8 (11.59%) IBM
7 6 (8.70%) EMC
8 5 (7.25%) SolarWinds
8 5 (7.25%) Symantec
8 5 (7.25%) Apple
9 4 (5.80%) Novell
9 4 (5.80%) Sun
9 4 (5.80%) Veeam
9 4 (5.80%) 3PAR
10 3 (4.35%) NetApp
10 3 (4.35%) Avaya
10 3 (4.35%) StorageTek