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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 51 54 57
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing HP 47 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.87% 2.20% 1.78%
As % of the Vendors category 6.82% 4.80% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 2
Average daily rate
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£390 £450 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +51.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £83 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.07% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £17.16 £12.58 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.48% -16.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.89 £10.65 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £14.50 £21.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +5.00%
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
689 583 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 42.14% 45.87% 40.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 261 164
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £189 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 34
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -15.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £24.74 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - - 2
HP
North West

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 31 (36.47%) Windows
2 22 (25.88%) Migration
3 21 (24.71%) Linux
4 19 (22.35%) HPUX
5 18 (21.18%) Oracle
6 16 (18.82%) Microsoft
6 16 (18.82%) Veritas
7 15 (17.65%) ITIL
7 15 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
8 14 (16.47%) LAN
9 13 (15.29%) SQL
9 13 (15.29%) SAN
9 13 (15.29%) VMware
10 11 (12.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (12.94%) Citrix
10 11 (12.94%) Oracle Database
11 10 (11.76%) Cisco
11 10 (11.76%) Finance
12 9 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (10.59%) WAN
13 8 (9.41%) Firewall
13 8 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (9.41%) Windows 7
14 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (8.24%) Security Cleared
14 7 (8.24%) Test Management
14 7 (8.24%) Test Scripting
14 7 (8.24%) Symantec
14 7 (8.24%) MS Office
15 6 (7.06%) SQL Server

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (4.71%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.53%) Site Server
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (3.53%) Apache
2 3 (3.53%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.35%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.35%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.35%) JBoss
3 2 (2.35%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (1.18%) Exstream Dialogue
4 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) MS Office
2 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.18%) Exstream
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.47%) LAN
2 13 (15.29%) SAN
3 9 (10.59%) WAN
4 8 (9.41%) Firewall
5 5 (5.88%) NetScaler
6 4 (4.71%) VLAN
6 4 (4.71%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.53%) FTP
7 3 (3.53%) NAS
8 2 (2.35%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.35%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.35%) DNS
8 2 (2.35%) DHCP
8 2 (2.35%) Wireless
8 2 (2.35%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.18%) SSH
9 1 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.18%) OSPF
9 1 (1.18%) BGP
9 1 (1.18%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.94%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.06%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (5.88%) SQLPlus
4 4 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (4.71%) Oracle Discoverer
4 4 (4.71%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 3 (3.53%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.53%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.35%) MS Access
7 1 (1.18%) SQL Navigator
7 1 (1.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (4.71%) JIRA
2 4 (4.71%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (3.53%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.18%) Toad
4 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (11.76%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Banking
3 3 (3.53%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.18%) Back Office
5 1 (1.18%) Advertising
5 1 (1.18%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (22.35%) Consultant
2 13 (15.29%) Analyst
3 7 (8.24%) Test Manager
4 6 (7.06%) Support Engineer
5 5 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 5 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 5 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.71%) Administrator
6 4 (4.71%) Data Architect
6 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Test Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Desktop Support
6 4 (4.71%) Architect
6 4 (4.71%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.71%) Technical Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Functional Test Analyst
7 3 (3.53%) Systems Developer
7 3 (3.53%) Server Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) XML
2 3 (3.53%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (3.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 3 (3.53%) Web Services
3 2 (2.35%) Middleware
4 1 (1.18%) Ajax
4 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.18%) jQuery
4 1 (1.18%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.18%) .NET
4 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.71%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (4.71%) Thin Client
2 4 (4.71%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.71%) Replication
2 4 (4.71%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.53%) CMDB
4 2 (2.35%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.35%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.35%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.18%) FMCG
5 1 (1.18%) Open Source
5 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.18%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.18%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.18%) Clustering
5 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (36.47%) Windows
2 21 (24.71%) Linux
3 19 (22.35%) HPUX
4 11 (12.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (9.41%) Windows 7
6 6 (7.06%) UNIX
6 6 (7.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.88%) Apple iOS
7 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (4.71%) VMS
8 4 (4.71%) Solaris
8 4 (4.71%) AIX
9 3 (3.53%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.35%) SUSE
10 2 (2.35%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.35%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.88%) Migration
2 15 (17.65%) ITIL
3 9 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (8.24%) Test Management
4 7 (8.24%) Test Scripting
5 5 (5.88%) Integration Testing
5 5 (5.88%) Scrum
5 5 (5.88%) Software Testing
5 5 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (5.88%) Performance Testing
5 5 (5.88%) Service Management
6 4 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.71%) OO
6 4 (4.71%) RAD
6 4 (4.71%) Line Management
6 4 (4.71%) Unit Testing
7 3 (3.53%) Capacity Management
7 3 (3.53%) Functional Testing
7 3 (3.53%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (3.53%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.29%) SQL
2 6 (7.06%) PL/SQL
2 6 (7.06%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.88%) Java
3 5 (5.88%) Shell Script
3 5 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.71%) C#
5 3 (3.53%) Perl
5 3 (3.53%) VBA
5 3 (3.53%) Python
6 2 (2.35%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 2 (2.35%) VB
7 1 (1.18%) PHP
7 1 (1.18%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.06%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.53%) MCP
4 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.53%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.53%) ISEB
5 2 (2.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.35%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.35%) MCSE
5 2 (2.35%) CCNP
5 2 (2.35%) CCNA
5 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.35%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.18%) CCSE
6 1 (1.18%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) QA
2 2 (2.35%) SLA
2 2 (2.35%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.06%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.18%) NFS
4 1 (1.18%) Xen
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.18%) XenApp
4 1 (1.18%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.71%) NetBackup
2 4 (4.71%) SCCM
2 4 (4.71%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (3.53%) Puppet
4 2 (2.35%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (1.18%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.18%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (21.18%) Oracle
2 16 (18.82%) Microsoft
2 16 (18.82%) Veritas
3 13 (15.29%) VMware
4 11 (12.94%) Citrix
5 10 (11.76%) Cisco
6 7 (8.24%) Symantec
7 6 (7.06%) Red Hat
8 5 (5.88%) Dell
9 4 (4.71%) Apple
9 4 (4.71%) Veeam
9 4 (4.71%) 3PAR
9 4 (4.71%) SAP
10 3 (3.53%) NetApp
10 3 (3.53%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.35%) Novell
11 2 (2.35%) TIBCO
11 2 (2.35%) IBM
11 2 (2.35%) Sun
11 2 (2.35%) Meraki
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