The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 34 21 26
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing HP 8 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.31% 3.65% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 5.63% 7.95% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
Average daily rate
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£323 £200 £520
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.25% -61.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -1.72%
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Oxfordshire

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

Vendors Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
142 88 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 41.04% 45.83% 54.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 41 69
Average daily rate £400 £394 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £478 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.75 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +41.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £10.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £24.88 £17.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

HP Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

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

HP Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) LoadRunner
1 5 (45.45%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
3 3 (27.27%) NetBackup
3 3 (27.27%) Backup Exec
3 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (27.27%) Infor
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 8
4 2 (18.18%) QA
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) DNS
4 2 (18.18%) DHCP
4 2 (18.18%) NetApp
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (9.09%) Firewall
5 1 (9.09%) Workflow
5 1 (9.09%) Publishing
5 1 (9.09%) Replication
5 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (9.09%) VoIP

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) VoIP
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (9.09%) OpenLDAP
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) LoadRunner
1 5 (45.45%) Selenium
General
1 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Test Leader
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Support
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Automated Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Replication
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (9.09%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
2 3 (27.27%) Windows 8
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) NetBackup
1 3 (27.27%) Backup Exec
2 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (9.09%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) Infor
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) NetApp
4 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 1 (9.09%) Dell
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco