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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 53 63 56
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing HP 36 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.37% 1.75% 2.04%
As % of the Vendors category 5.40% 3.99% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 11
Average daily rate
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£340 £450 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £403 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £466 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.45% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £17.16 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.36% -3.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £13.86 £13.71
% change year-on-year
+17.22% +1.11%
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
667 552 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 43.88% 43.88% 41.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 269 164
Average daily rate £338 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 37 28
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.85% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £40.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 27 May 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 27 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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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
Oldham - 2 £470 -
Sale - 1 £330 -
HP
North West

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 21 (25.61%) Windows
2 19 (23.17%) HPUX
2 19 (23.17%) Oracle
3 18 (21.95%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (20.73%) Migration
5 16 (19.51%) Linux
6 15 (18.29%) ITIL
7 14 (17.07%) Veritas
8 13 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (14.63%) Finance
9 12 (14.63%) SQL
10 11 (13.41%) Microsoft
10 11 (13.41%) VMware
10 11 (13.41%) Oracle Database
11 8 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (9.76%) MS Office
11 8 (9.76%) Citrix
11 8 (9.76%) SAN
12 7 (8.54%) SQL Server
12 7 (8.54%) Java
12 7 (8.54%) JavaScript
12 7 (8.54%) LAN
12 7 (8.54%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (8.54%) Security Cleared
12 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (7.32%) SDLC
13 6 (7.32%) Windows 7
13 6 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (4.88%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.66%) Site Server
2 3 (3.66%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (3.66%) Exstream Dialogue
3 2 (2.44%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.44%) JBoss
3 2 (2.44%) Apache
3 2 (2.44%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.44%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (1.22%) WorkSite
4 1 (1.22%) Lync
4 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (9.76%) MS Office
2 4 (4.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.22%) PrintSoft PReS
3 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (4.88%) Exstream
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle iProcurement
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Office 365
1 1 (1.22%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.76%) SAN
2 7 (8.54%) LAN
3 6 (7.32%) Firewall
4 4 (4.88%) WAN
4 4 (4.88%) FTP
4 4 (4.88%) VLAN
5 3 (3.66%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.44%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.44%) RTP
6 2 (2.44%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.44%) DNS
6 2 (2.44%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.22%) SSH
7 1 (1.22%) Telnet
7 1 (1.22%) Internet
7 1 (1.22%) NAS
7 1 (1.22%) Softswitch
7 1 (1.22%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.22%) VPN
7 1 (1.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.41%) Oracle Database
2 7 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.54%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (7.32%) SQLPlus
4 5 (6.10%) Oracle Discoverer
5 4 (4.88%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.88%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (4.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (4.88%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (3.66%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.66%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.44%) SQL Navigator
7 2 (2.44%) MS Access
8 1 (1.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (4.88%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (3.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (3.66%) JIRA
3 3 (3.66%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.44%) Toad
5 1 (1.22%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.22%) Lombardi
General
1 12 (14.63%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Banking
3 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.44%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.44%) Local Government
5 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.22%) Advertising
5 1 (1.22%) Retail
5 1 (1.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (19.51%) Analyst
1 16 (19.51%) Consultant
2 8 (9.76%) Test Manager
3 7 (8.54%) Support Analyst
4 4 (4.88%) Network Engineer
4 4 (4.88%) Test Analyst
4 4 (4.88%) Developer
4 4 (4.88%) Architect
4 4 (4.88%) Tester
4 4 (4.88%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (3.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (3.66%) Functional Analyst
5 3 (3.66%) Functional Test Analyst
5 3 (3.66%) Desktop Support
5 3 (3.66%) Project Manager
5 3 (3.66%) Support Engineer
5 3 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (3.66%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (3.66%) Test Engineer
5 3 (3.66%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.88%) XML
2 2 (2.44%) Ajax
2 2 (2.44%) jQuery
2 2 (2.44%) Web Services
3 1 (1.22%) HTML5
3 1 (1.22%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.22%) CSS3
3 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.22%) JSON
3 1 (1.22%) DOM
3 1 (1.22%) Middleware
3 1 (1.22%) HTML
3 1 (1.22%) .NET
3 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.10%) Thin Client
2 5 (6.10%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.88%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.88%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.66%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.66%) CMDB
5 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.44%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.44%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.22%) PMI
6 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.22%) Replication
6 1 (1.22%) Clustering
6 1 (1.22%) FMCG
6 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.22%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.61%) Windows
2 19 (23.17%) HPUX
3 16 (19.51%) Linux
4 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (7.32%) Windows 7
5 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.88%) Apple iOS
7 4 (4.88%) VMS
8 3 (3.66%) UNIX
8 3 (3.66%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.44%) SUSE
9 2 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.22%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.22%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.73%) Migration
2 15 (18.29%) ITIL
3 13 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (7.32%) Scrum
4 6 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (7.32%) Test Management
4 6 (7.32%) Test Scripting
4 6 (7.32%) SDLC
5 5 (6.10%) Performance Testing
5 5 (6.10%) Software Testing
5 5 (6.10%) Service Management
6 4 (4.88%) OO
6 4 (4.88%) RAD
6 4 (4.88%) Change Management
6 4 (4.88%) Workflow
6 4 (4.88%) Security Testing
6 4 (4.88%) Unit Testing
6 4 (4.88%) Integration Testing
6 4 (4.88%) Line Management
7 3 (3.66%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.63%) SQL
2 7 (8.54%) Java
2 7 (8.54%) JavaScript
3 6 (7.32%) PL/SQL
4 5 (6.10%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.88%) C#
6 3 (3.66%) Perl
6 3 (3.66%) VBA
6 3 (3.66%) Python
7 2 (2.44%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 2 (2.44%) VB
7 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.22%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (8.54%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.10%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.66%) DV Cleared
3 3 (3.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.44%) ISEB
4 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.22%) MCP
5 1 (1.22%) MCSE
5 1 (1.22%) MCSA
5 1 (1.22%) CCNA
5 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.10%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.22%) SLA
3 1 (1.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.22%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.22%) Xen
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.22%) XenApp
3 1 (1.22%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.22%) vSphere
3 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (21.95%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.88%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (3.66%) Puppet
3 3 (3.66%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.44%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (2.44%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.22%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.22%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.22%) SCCM
5 1 (1.22%) OpenView
5 1 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 19 (23.17%) Oracle
2 14 (17.07%) Veritas
3 11 (13.41%) Microsoft
3 11 (13.41%) VMware
4 8 (9.76%) Citrix
5 6 (7.32%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.10%) Cisco
7 4 (4.88%) Dell
7 4 (4.88%) Apple
7 4 (4.88%) NetApp
7 4 (4.88%) Symantec
7 4 (4.88%) 3PAR
8 3 (3.66%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.66%) SAP
9 2 (2.44%) IBM
9 2 (2.44%) TIBCO
9 2 (2.44%) Veeam
9 2 (2.44%) Novell
9 2 (2.44%) Wyse
10 1 (1.22%) McAfee