The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Northampton region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 30 19 28
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Contract jobs citing HP 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 0.50% 2.34% 0.89%
As % of the Vendors category 1.85% 8.57% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate £400 £345 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +12.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.20 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.72%
Vendors Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
54 35 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 26.87% 27.34% 29.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 38
Average daily rate £425 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £385 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £9.65 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £13.50 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
HP
Northamptonshire

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

HP Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

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

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 6 (75.00%) IBM
2 5 (62.50%) EDI
2 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) SAP SD
3 3 (37.50%) SAP
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) FMCG
5 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (12.50%) XenServer
5 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 1 (12.50%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) AIX
5 1 (12.50%) HPUX
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Apache
5 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) MySQL
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) MS Office
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) ISEB
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Consultant
2 4 (50.00%) Support Consultant
3 3 (37.50%) EDI Consultant
3 3 (37.50%) SAP EDI Consultant
4 2 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) SAP SD Consultant
5 1 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Tester
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) AIX
1 1 (12.50%) HPUX
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (12.50%) XenServer
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (37.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix