The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 38 56 40
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -16
Contract jobs citing HP 31 19 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.60% 1.92% 3.70%
As % of the Vendors category 8.03% 3.83% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 8
Average daily rate
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£150 £300 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +11.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £280 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £450 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £330
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
Average hourly rate £10.96 £10.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.95% -17.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.70 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-8.66% +9.09%
HP
Berkshire

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

Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
386 496 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 44.88% 50.15% 51.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 252 159
Average daily rate £375 £390 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +20.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 34
Average hourly rate £55.65 £19.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+192.89% +2.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

HP Daily Rate Trend in Reading

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 42 (59.15%) Windows
2 31 (43.66%) Active Directory
3 28 (39.44%) Windows 7
4 26 (36.62%) ITIL
5 23 (32.39%) Linux
6 22 (30.99%) MCSE
6 22 (30.99%) Microsoft
6 22 (30.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (29.58%) Security Cleared
8 20 (28.17%) DV Cleared
9 19 (26.76%) UNIX
10 18 (25.35%) Red Hat
11 17 (23.94%) Citrix
11 17 (23.94%) EMC
11 17 (23.94%) SLA
11 17 (23.94%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (19.72%) NetBackup
13 13 (18.31%) Nagios
13 13 (18.31%) Symantec
13 13 (18.31%) Configuration Management
13 13 (18.31%) DHCP
13 13 (18.31%) MCP
13 13 (18.31%) MS Visio
13 13 (18.31%) SC Cleared
14 12 (16.90%) DNS
15 11 (15.49%) NFS
15 11 (15.49%) TCP/IP
15 11 (15.49%) VMware
15 11 (15.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (7.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (18.31%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.23%) MS Office
3 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.31%) DHCP
2 12 (16.90%) DNS
3 11 (15.49%) TCP/IP
4 7 (9.86%) SAN
5 5 (7.04%) Firewall
5 5 (7.04%) Ethernet
6 3 (4.23%) 3G
6 3 (4.23%) VLAN
6 3 (4.23%) 4G
7 2 (2.82%) SSH
7 2 (2.82%) SIGTRAN
7 2 (2.82%) FTP
7 2 (2.82%) GSM
7 2 (2.82%) VoIP
7 2 (2.82%) 2G
7 2 (2.82%) SS7
8 1 (1.41%) WAN
8 1 (1.41%) LAN
8 1 (1.41%) Broadband
8 1 (1.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) DB2
2 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.41%) JIRA
General
1 9 (12.68%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Support Engineer
2 13 (18.31%) 2nd Line Support
2 13 (18.31%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (12.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Linux Support Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Linux Support
5 6 (8.45%) Windows Support Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Network Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Tester
6 5 (7.04%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) Technical Support
8 3 (4.23%) Security Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Technical Support Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) SAP Basis
1 1 (1.41%) Web Services
1 1 (1.41%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (1.41%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Thin Client
1 9 (12.68%) Fat Client
2 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (59.15%) Windows
2 28 (39.44%) Windows 7
3 23 (32.39%) Linux
4 19 (26.76%) UNIX
5 17 (23.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (15.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.23%) Solaris
9 3 (4.23%) VMS
10 2 (2.82%) AIX
10 2 (2.82%) HPUX
10 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (36.62%) ITIL
2 13 (18.31%) Configuration Management
3 9 (12.68%) Incident Management
4 7 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (9.86%) Coaching
5 6 (8.45%) Performance Management
5 6 (8.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (8.45%) Project Management
5 6 (8.45%) Service Management
6 5 (7.04%) Capacity Management
6 5 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (7.04%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.63%) Time Management
7 4 (5.63%) Test Scripting
7 4 (5.63%) System Testing
8 3 (4.23%) Requirements Management
9 2 (2.82%) Migration
10 1 (1.41%) Regression Testing
10 1 (1.41%) Validation
10 1 (1.41%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.08%) Perl
2 9 (12.68%) C
2 9 (12.68%) VB
2 9 (12.68%) Bourne shell
2 9 (12.68%) Korn
3 1 (1.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (30.99%) MCSE
1 22 (30.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (29.58%) Security Cleared
3 20 (28.17%) DV Cleared
4 13 (18.31%) MCP
4 13 (18.31%) SC Cleared
5 9 (12.68%) HNC
6 7 (9.86%) CCA
6 7 (9.86%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (7.04%) CCNA
8 3 (4.23%) RHCSA
9 2 (2.82%) Degree
10 1 (1.41%) MCSA
10 1 (1.41%) CCNP
10 1 (1.41%) ISEB
10 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.41%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.94%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) Solvency II
System Software
1 31 (43.66%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.49%) NFS
3 5 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.23%) XenServer
5 2 (2.82%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.41%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.41%) Xen
6 1 (1.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.41%) Veritas File System
6 1 (1.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.41%) XenApp
6 1 (1.41%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 14 (19.72%) NetBackup
2 13 (18.31%) Nagios
3 8 (11.27%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.41%) OpenView
4 1 (1.41%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (1.41%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 22 (30.99%) Microsoft
2 18 (25.35%) Red Hat
3 17 (23.94%) Citrix
3 17 (23.94%) EMC
4 13 (18.31%) Symantec
5 11 (15.49%) VMware
5 11 (15.49%) Isilon
6 8 (11.27%) Altiris
6 8 (11.27%) Veritas
6 8 (11.27%) BMC
7 5 (7.04%) Juniper
7 5 (7.04%) Cisco
8 4 (5.63%) Remedy
9 3 (4.23%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.82%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.82%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.82%) Oracle
10 2 (2.82%) Cognos
11 1 (1.41%) McAfee
11 1 (1.41%) Serena
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