The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 39 38 44
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing HP 26 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.15% 3.58% 2.81%
As % of the Vendors category 6.82% 8.15% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 8
Average daily rate
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£285 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £268 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £441 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.29 £15.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
+15.23% +0.84%
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Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Vendors Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
381 319 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 46.13% 43.88% 51.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 140 183
Average daily rate £348 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 25
Average hourly rate £12.75 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £9.50 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

HP Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 27 (41.54%) Security Cleared
2 22 (33.85%) SC Cleared
3 20 (30.77%) ITIL
3 20 (30.77%) Finance
4 16 (24.62%) VMware
5 14 (21.54%) HP UCMDB
6 13 (20.00%) Service Management
7 12 (18.46%) Service Delivery
7 12 (18.46%) SQL
8 11 (16.92%) NetApp
8 11 (16.92%) DV Cleared
8 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (16.92%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (15.38%) Windows
10 9 (13.85%) Cisco
10 9 (13.85%) SAN
10 9 (13.85%) CMDB
11 8 (12.31%) Incident Management
11 8 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (12.31%) Fibre Channel
11 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
11 8 (12.31%) Configuration Management
11 8 (12.31%) Hitachi
12 7 (10.77%) OVSD
12 7 (10.77%) IBM
12 7 (10.77%) EMC
13 6 (9.23%) Oracle
13 6 (9.23%) EMC Centera
13 6 (9.23%) Waterfall
13 6 (9.23%) 3PAR

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 5 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.08%) Papyrus
2 2 (3.08%) Apache
3 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) PaaS
1 1 (1.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.85%) SAN
2 8 (12.31%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (7.69%) iSCSI
4 2 (3.08%) LDAP
4 2 (3.08%) WAN
5 1 (1.54%) SNMP
5 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.54%) NAS
5 1 (1.54%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.54%) DB2
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) LoadRunner
1 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.54%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.54%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.54%) JIRA
2 1 (1.54%) Selenium
2 1 (1.54%) WatiN
2 1 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
General
1 20 (30.77%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Automotive
3 4 (6.15%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (18.46%) Analyst
1 12 (18.46%) Consultant
2 8 (12.31%) Storage Engineer
3 7 (10.77%) Test Analyst
4 6 (9.23%) Incident Manager
5 4 (6.15%) Coordinator
5 4 (6.15%) Architect
6 3 (4.62%) Test Manager
6 3 (4.62%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (4.62%) ITIL Consultant
6 3 (4.62%) Incident Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) ITIL Manager
7 2 (3.08%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Capacity Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.08%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.08%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) .NET
2 3 (4.62%) Web Services
3 2 (3.08%) LAMP
3 2 (3.08%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.08%) WCF
4 1 (1.54%) Ajax
4 1 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) CMDB
2 6 (9.23%) EMC Centera
3 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.08%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.54%) EPoS
5 1 (1.54%) Clustering
5 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.38%) Windows
2 5 (7.69%) HPUX
2 5 (7.69%) Linux
3 3 (4.62%) Ubuntu
3 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.62%) CentOS
4 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.54%) UNIX
5 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.77%) ITIL
2 13 (20.00%) Service Management
3 12 (18.46%) Service Delivery
4 8 (12.31%) Configuration Management
4 8 (12.31%) Incident Management
4 8 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (9.23%) Waterfall
6 5 (7.69%) Web Testing
7 4 (6.15%) Software Testing
7 4 (6.15%) Project Management
7 4 (6.15%) PRINCE2
7 4 (6.15%) Change Control
8 3 (4.62%) Capacity Management
8 3 (4.62%) Change Management
8 3 (4.62%) Automated Testing
8 3 (4.62%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.62%) SOA
8 3 (4.62%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (4.62%) Performance Management
9 2 (3.08%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.46%) SQL
2 3 (4.62%) C
2 3 (4.62%) C#
3 2 (3.08%) Java
3 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.08%) VBA
4 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (41.54%) Security Cleared
2 22 (33.85%) SC Cleared
3 11 (16.92%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.69%) ISEB
4 5 (7.69%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.62%) Degree
5 3 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.54%) CISA
6 1 (1.54%) CISM
6 1 (1.54%) CISSP
6 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.54%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) QA
2 5 (7.69%) BS15000
3 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.69%) NFS
3 4 (6.15%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.08%) Squid
4 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.08%) Postfix
4 2 (3.08%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 14 (21.54%) HP UCMDB
2 11 (16.92%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (10.77%) OVSD
4 2 (3.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.54%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (1.54%) OpenView
5 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (24.62%) VMware
2 11 (16.92%) NetApp
3 9 (13.85%) Cisco
4 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
4 8 (12.31%) Hitachi
5 7 (10.77%) EMC
5 7 (10.77%) IBM
6 6 (9.23%) Oracle
6 6 (9.23%) Brocade
6 6 (9.23%) 3PAR
7 3 (4.62%) SAP
8 2 (3.08%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.08%) F5
9 1 (1.54%) Symantec
9 1 (1.54%) Sophos
9 1 (1.54%) Veeam
9 1 (1.54%) Telerik
9 1 (1.54%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.54%) Citrix
9 1 (1.54%) Cognizant