The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 22 28 25
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing HP 14 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.04% 1.42% 3.26%
As % of the Vendors category 8.75% 2.63% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Average daily rate
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£210 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £335
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £11.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.72%
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 Merseyside region.

Vendors Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
160 114 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 57.55% 54.03% 39.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 65 35
Average daily rate £283 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £421 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +34.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £18.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

HP Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

HP
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 December 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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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
Liverpool +4 7 £275 -
HP
North West

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) ITIL
2 10 (45.45%) UNIX
2 10 (45.45%) SAN
2 10 (45.45%) Firmware
3 7 (31.82%) HPUX
4 6 (27.27%) Linux
4 6 (27.27%) Shell Script
4 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 6 (27.27%) Dell
5 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
5 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
5 5 (22.73%) DMZ
5 5 (22.73%) Windows 2000
5 5 (22.73%) DHCP
5 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
5 5 (22.73%) DNS
5 5 (22.73%) Finance
5 5 (22.73%) Clustering
5 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (22.73%) SCCM
5 5 (22.73%) SCVMM
5 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
5 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
5 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (22.73%) DFS Replication
5 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (22.73%) High Availability

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (18.18%) Tomcat
1 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) SAN
2 5 (22.73%) DMZ
2 5 (22.73%) DHCP
2 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
2 5 (22.73%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) SNMP
3 1 (4.55%) LAN
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Automotive
2 1 (4.55%) Law
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (22.73%) Administrator
2 5 (22.73%) HPUX Systems Administrator
2 5 (22.73%) HPUX Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Wintel Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (13.64%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Project Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) UNIX
3 7 (31.82%) HPUX
4 6 (27.27%) Linux
5 5 (22.73%) Windows 2000
5 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) High Availability
2 5 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
2 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (13.64%) Wealth Management
4 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.55%) CRM
5 1 (4.55%) Web Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Information Security
5 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Shell Script
2 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISEB
1 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Firmware
2 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
3 5 (22.73%) DFS Replication
4 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) SCCM
1 5 (22.73%) SCVMM
2 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (4.55%) Nagios
3 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Dell
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 4 (18.18%) EMC
3 4 (18.18%) IBM
3 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
3 4 (18.18%) Remedy
4 2 (9.09%) Brocade
5 1 (4.55%) VMware
5 1 (4.55%) Siebel
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) Motorola