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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 61 44 45
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Contract jobs citing HP 45 44 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.37% 3.33% 2.81%
As % of the Vendors category 5.36% 7.80% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 20
Average daily rate
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£313 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.10% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £449 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £337
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 5
Average hourly rate £17.75 £14.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.33% -7.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £12.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £32.50 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
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
839 564 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 44.23% 42.69% 45.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 334 251
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 51
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.14%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Altrincham - 3 £350 -
Sale - 2 £362 -
Salford - 1 £275 - 1
HP
North West

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 38 (49.35%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (32.47%) Windows
3 21 (27.27%) VMware
4 16 (20.78%) Finance
4 16 (20.78%) Test Scripting
5 15 (19.48%) Performance Testing
6 14 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (18.18%) SQL
6 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 13 (16.88%) ISEB
7 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (15.58%) System Integration Testing
8 12 (15.58%) Active Directory
9 11 (14.29%) ITIL
9 11 (14.29%) Oracle
9 11 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (12.99%) Non-Functional Testing
10 10 (12.99%) Security Testing
10 10 (12.99%) Citrix
11 9 (11.69%) SAN
11 9 (11.69%) Release Management
11 9 (11.69%) ISEB Practitioner
11 9 (11.69%) ISTQB
11 9 (11.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 8 (10.39%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (10.39%) Oracle General Ledger
12 8 (10.39%) Linux
13 7 (9.09%) Cisco
13 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (5.19%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.19%) Lync
1 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (3.90%) Exstream Dialogue
2 3 (3.90%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.60%) Apache
3 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.60%) WebLogic Integration
3 2 (2.60%) LiveLink
3 2 (2.60%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.30%) WorkSite
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MS Office
2 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) PrintSoft PReS
2 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (5.19%) Exstream
3 2 (2.60%) HFM
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.60%) Agresso
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Office 365
1 1 (1.30%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.69%) SAN
2 6 (7.79%) LAN
2 6 (7.79%) DNS
3 5 (6.49%) Firewall
4 4 (5.19%) WAN
4 4 (5.19%) DHCP
4 4 (5.19%) FTP
5 3 (3.90%) VPN
5 3 (3.90%) VLAN
5 3 (3.90%) iSCSI
5 3 (3.90%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (2.60%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.60%) RTP
7 1 (1.30%) Internet
7 1 (1.30%) NAS
7 1 (1.30%) WLAN
7 1 (1.30%) SNMP
7 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.60%) MS Access
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Navigator
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (2.60%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Toad
2 3 (3.90%) HP UFT
3 2 (2.60%) Selenium
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.30%) Lombardi
General
1 16 (20.78%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Banking
2 4 (5.19%) General Ledger
3 2 (2.60%) Local Government
3 2 (2.60%) Retail
4 1 (1.30%) Billing
4 1 (1.30%) Marketing
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Electronics
4 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (25.97%) Analyst
2 12 (15.58%) Test Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) Test Manager
4 8 (10.39%) Test Leader
5 6 (7.79%) Tester
6 5 (6.49%) Architect
7 4 (5.19%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.19%) Administrator
7 4 (5.19%) Server Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Network Administrator
8 3 (3.90%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.60%) Technical Architect
9 2 (2.60%) Consultant
9 2 (2.60%) Support Engineer
9 2 (2.60%) Server Support
9 2 (2.60%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.60%) Storage Engineer
9 2 (2.60%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) XML
2 1 (1.30%) DOM
2 1 (1.30%) Middleware
2 1 (1.30%) Ajax
2 1 (1.30%) JSON
2 1 (1.30%) jQuery
2 1 (1.30%) HTML5
2 1 (1.30%) CSS3
2 1 (1.30%) HTML
2 1 (1.30%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.90%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.60%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.30%) PMI
4 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.30%) DTV
4 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) Replication
4 1 (1.30%) Clustering
4 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.30%) FMCG
4 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.47%) Windows
2 11 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (10.39%) Linux
4 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.19%) HPUX
6 3 (3.90%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.60%) SUSE
7 2 (2.60%) UNIX
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.78%) Test Scripting
2 15 (19.48%) Performance Testing
3 12 (15.58%) System Integration Testing
4 11 (14.29%) ITIL
5 10 (12.99%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (12.99%) Security Testing
6 9 (11.69%) Release Management
7 8 (10.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (9.09%) Integration Testing
8 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
9 5 (6.49%) Migration
9 5 (6.49%) Project Management
9 5 (6.49%) Change Management
9 5 (6.49%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (5.19%) Test Management
10 4 (5.19%) PRINCE2
10 4 (5.19%) Incident Management
10 4 (5.19%) Problem Management
11 3 (3.90%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.18%) SQL
2 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.90%) C
4 2 (2.60%) Java
4 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.60%) VB
4 2 (2.60%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.30%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (16.88%) ISEB
2 9 (11.69%) ISEB Practitioner
2 9 (11.69%) ISTQB
2 9 (11.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.19%) MCSE
5 4 (5.19%) CCNA
5 4 (5.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (5.19%) BC Cleared
6 3 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.90%) MCSA
7 1 (1.30%) MCP
7 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.30%) MCITP
7 1 (1.30%) Degree
7 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 14 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (15.58%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.19%) vSphere
4 3 (3.90%) NFS
4 3 (3.90%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (3.90%) Xen
5 2 (2.60%) XenServer
6 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.30%) XenApp
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.30%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.30%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 38 (49.35%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.90%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.90%) SCCM
3 2 (2.60%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.30%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (1.30%) OpenView
4 1 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (27.27%) VMware
2 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 11 (14.29%) Oracle
4 10 (12.99%) Citrix
5 7 (9.09%) Cisco
6 6 (7.79%) IBM
6 6 (7.79%) NetApp
7 5 (6.49%) SAP
7 5 (6.49%) 3PAR
8 3 (3.90%) Lotus
9 2 (2.60%) TIBCO
9 2 (2.60%) Symantec
9 2 (2.60%) McAfee
9 2 (2.60%) Dell
9 2 (2.60%) OpenText
9 2 (2.60%) Siebel
9 2 (2.60%) Veeam
10 1 (1.30%) Mitel
10 1 (1.30%) Brocade
10 1 (1.30%) Polycom
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