The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 24 26 18
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing HP 1 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.66% 1.00% 3.57%
As % of the Vendors category 1.05% 1.80% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Average daily rate
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- - £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.88 £15.75 £13.98
% change year-on-year
-11.90% +12.70%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Vendors Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
95 111 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 62.91% 55.22% 53.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 36 34
Average daily rate £375 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £330 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

HP Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

HP
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

HP Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

HP Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Automotive
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) System Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) ProCurve
4 1 (16.67%) HP ASE
4 1 (16.67%) HP MASE
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (16.67%) XenApp
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) vSphere
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
General
1 2 (33.33%) Automotive
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Network Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) System Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) RUP
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) HP ASE
2 1 (16.67%) HP MASE
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) CCA
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCIE
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) CCDP
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) Xen
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) ProCurve
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) Sun
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco