The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 26 19 35
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +16
Contract jobs citing HP 47 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.88% 6.37% 2.69%
As % of the Vendors category 12.63% 11.54% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 8 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £309 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.34% -1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £256 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £335
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £10.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -4.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +10.90%
HP
England

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

Vendors Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
372 208 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 46.50% 55.17% 52.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 100 90
Average daily rate £355 £307 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.63% -5.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £189 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £492 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 31
Average hourly rate £30.00 £10.50 £15.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -33.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £10.25 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £28.10 £35.50
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 the North East

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

HP Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

HP
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

HP Daily Rate Trend in the North East

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the North East region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

HP Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

HP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the North East region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

HP Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

HP
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the North East region over the 3 months to 22 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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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
Tyne and Wear -1 35 £325 +5.86% 2
Durham -9 9 £250 -3.84%
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 64 (52.46%) Security Cleared
2 51 (41.80%) Windows
3 50 (40.98%) SC Cleared
4 39 (31.97%) ITIL
5 36 (29.51%) Oracle
6 34 (27.87%) MS Excel
6 34 (27.87%) Problem Management
7 33 (27.05%) Microsoft
8 32 (26.23%) Firewall
8 32 (26.23%) Incident Management
9 31 (25.41%) SQL Server
9 31 (25.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (22.95%) Middleware
11 27 (22.13%) VMware
11 27 (22.13%) Analytical Skills
12 26 (21.31%) OpenView
12 26 (21.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (20.49%) SAN
14 24 (19.67%) Java
15 23 (18.85%) Finance
15 23 (18.85%) QA
16 22 (18.03%) Linux
16 22 (18.03%) Red Hat
16 22 (18.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 22 (18.03%) Oracle Database
17 21 (17.21%) WebLogic
18 20 (16.39%) SQL
18 20 (16.39%) DNS
18 20 (16.39%) Disaster Recovery
19 19 (15.57%) SOA

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 21 (17.21%) WebLogic
2 18 (14.75%) IIS
3 16 (13.11%) AquaLogic
4 14 (11.48%) SharePoint
5 11 (9.02%) MS Exchange
6 9 (7.38%) Apache
7 7 (5.74%) IBM Notes
8 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (3.28%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.64%) Oracle 10gAS
10 1 (0.82%) Lync
10 1 (0.82%) JBoss
10 1 (0.82%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (27.87%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.74%) MS Office
3 1 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (7.38%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (4.92%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (3.28%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (3.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (3.28%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (3.28%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (2.46%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 32 (26.23%) Firewall
2 25 (20.49%) SAN
3 20 (16.39%) DNS
4 14 (11.48%) SSL
4 14 (11.48%) TCP/IP
4 14 (11.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 14 (11.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 12 (9.84%) Cisco IOS
5 12 (9.84%) Network Security
6 11 (9.02%) LAN
6 11 (9.02%) WAN
7 8 (6.56%) LDAP
7 8 (6.56%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (6.56%) Junos
8 5 (4.10%) DHCP
9 4 (3.28%) SMS
10 1 (0.82%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.82%) Internet
10 1 (0.82%) Wireless
10 1 (0.82%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (25.41%) SQL Server
2 22 (18.03%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.92%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.92%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (4.92%) RDBMS
5 5 (4.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.28%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (2.46%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Ant
2 4 (3.28%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.64%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.82%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.82%) MSI
4 1 (0.82%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.82%) JIRA
4 1 (0.82%) Selenium
4 1 (0.82%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 23 (18.85%) Finance
2 4 (3.28%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 16 (13.11%) Wintel Engineer
2 15 (12.30%) Analyst
3 14 (11.48%) Network Engineer
4 13 (10.66%) Support Engineer
5 9 (7.38%) Applications Support
5 9 (7.38%) Test Analyst
6 8 (6.56%) Consultant
7 7 (5.74%) Administrator
8 6 (4.92%) DBA
8 6 (4.92%) Wintel Support
9 5 (4.10%) Oracle DBA
9 5 (4.10%) Coordinator
10 4 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Team Leader
10 4 (3.28%) Linux Administrator
10 4 (3.28%) Service Desk Team Leader
10 4 (3.28%) Messaging Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) SAN Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Wintel Support Engineer
11 3 (2.46%) Messaging Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (22.95%) Middleware
2 15 (12.30%) Java EE
3 8 (6.56%) Web Services
4 7 (5.74%) SOAP
5 6 (4.92%) J2EE
6 5 (4.10%) JDBC
6 5 (4.10%) JNDI
6 5 (4.10%) JMS
7 4 (3.28%) XML
8 3 (2.46%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.82%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.13%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (15.57%) Clustering
3 11 (9.02%) Cryptography
4 8 (6.56%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.46%) Life Science
6 2 (1.64%) CMDB
6 2 (1.64%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.82%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.82%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.82%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.82%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.82%) Open Source
7 1 (0.82%) iPad
7 1 (0.82%) User Experience
7 1 (0.82%) Replication
7 1 (0.82%) NHS
7 1 (0.82%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 51 (41.80%) Windows
2 31 (25.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (21.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (18.03%) Linux
4 22 (18.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (12.30%) UNIX
6 14 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.10%) Solaris
8 3 (2.46%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.64%) VME
10 1 (0.82%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.82%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (31.97%) ITIL
2 34 (27.87%) Problem Management
3 32 (26.23%) Incident Management
4 20 (16.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (15.57%) SOA
5 19 (15.57%) Time Management
6 18 (14.75%) Service Management
7 17 (13.93%) Network Management
8 14 (11.48%) Knowledge Management
8 14 (11.48%) Network Design
9 13 (10.66%) Load Balancing
9 13 (10.66%) Change Management
9 13 (10.66%) Configuration Management
9 13 (10.66%) Network Monitoring
10 12 (9.84%) Change Control
10 12 (9.84%) Service Delivery
11 8 (6.56%) Automated Testing
11 8 (6.56%) Test Scripting
12 6 (4.92%) High Availability
12 6 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.67%) Java
2 20 (16.39%) SQL
3 10 (8.20%) PL/SQL
4 5 (4.10%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 5 (4.10%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.46%) C
6 2 (1.64%) C#
7 1 (0.82%) COBOL
7 1 (0.82%) Perl
7 1 (0.82%) Korn
7 1 (0.82%) VBScript
7 1 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 64 (52.46%) Security Cleared
2 50 (40.98%) SC Cleared
3 19 (15.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (11.48%) MCSE
5 9 (7.38%) ISEB
6 7 (5.74%) ISTQB
7 6 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (4.10%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.82%) Degree
10 1 (0.82%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.82%) IIBA
10 1 (0.82%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (18.85%) QA
2 16 (13.11%) SLA
3 7 (5.74%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (12.30%) vSphere
2 14 (11.48%) Active Directory
3 13 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (8.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 9 (7.38%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (5.74%) Hyper-V
6 7 (5.74%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.46%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.64%) XenApp
8 2 (1.64%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.82%) NFS
Systems Management
1 26 (21.31%) OpenView
2 12 (9.84%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (9.02%) NetBackup
3 11 (9.02%) WhatsUp Gold
4 9 (7.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (5.74%) HP SIM
6 4 (3.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (1.64%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.64%) OVSD
8 1 (0.82%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 36 (29.51%) Oracle
2 33 (27.05%) Microsoft
3 27 (22.13%) VMware
4 22 (18.03%) Red Hat
5 19 (15.57%) Citrix
5 19 (15.57%) Cisco
6 14 (11.48%) Juniper
6 14 (11.48%) CheckPoint
6 14 (11.48%) F5
7 12 (9.84%) McAfee
7 12 (9.84%) EMC
8 11 (9.02%) Veritas
9 8 (6.56%) TippingPoint
10 7 (5.74%) 3PAR
10 7 (5.74%) Lotus
11 6 (4.92%) Informatica
11 6 (4.92%) Splunk
12 4 (3.28%) Business Objects
13 2 (1.64%) CA
13 2 (1.64%) SolarWinds