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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 39 55 39
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -16
Contract jobs citing HP 32 22 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.70% 2.20% 4.33%
As % of the Vendors category 8.06% 4.35% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 25
Average daily rate
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£300 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £400 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 7
Average hourly rate £17.07 £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.43% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.25 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.29 £14.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+19.20% -1.69%
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
397 506 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 45.84% 50.60% 55.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 211 213
Average daily rate £388 £380 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 20 19
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £45.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014, 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 28 (47.46%) Windows
2 25 (42.37%) Active Directory
3 19 (32.20%) Security Cleared
4 18 (30.51%) ITIL
5 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (27.12%) Windows 7
6 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (25.42%) Citrix
7 14 (23.73%) Linux
7 14 (23.73%) Configuration Management
7 14 (23.73%) SC Cleared
8 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
9 11 (18.64%) Red Hat
9 11 (18.64%) Thin Client
9 11 (18.64%) UNIX
9 11 (18.64%) Fat Client
10 10 (16.95%) MCSE
10 10 (16.95%) NFS
10 10 (16.95%) EMC
10 10 (16.95%) DNS
10 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (16.95%) VMware
11 9 (15.25%) NetBackup
11 9 (15.25%) Cisco
11 9 (15.25%) DHCP
11 9 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (15.25%) DV Cleared
12 8 (13.56%) Bourne shell
12 8 (13.56%) Isilon
12 8 (13.56%) ITIL V2

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 (8.47%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) MS Office
2 5 (8.47%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.69%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.95%) DNS
2 9 (15.25%) DHCP
3 5 (8.47%) Ethernet
3 5 (8.47%) LAN
4 4 (6.78%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.78%) VPN
4 4 (6.78%) Firewall
5 3 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (5.08%) VLAN
5 3 (5.08%) DMZ
5 3 (5.08%) VoIP
5 3 (5.08%) WAN
6 2 (3.39%) SMS
6 2 (3.39%) MPLS
6 2 (3.39%) OSPF
6 2 (3.39%) BGP
6 2 (3.39%) IPsec
6 2 (3.39%) SAN
6 2 (3.39%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.69%) Toad
General
1 5 (8.47%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.39%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (27.12%) Analyst
2 8 (13.56%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (11.86%) Support Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Configuration Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.47%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Tester
5 5 (8.47%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Technical Support
6 4 (6.78%) Junior
6 4 (6.78%) Consultant
6 4 (6.78%) Security Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Technical Support Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Linux Support
7 3 (5.08%) Linux Support Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Tester
7 3 (5.08%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Thin Client
1 11 (18.64%) Fat Client
2 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 28 (47.46%) Windows
2 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (27.12%) Windows 7
3 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (23.73%) Linux
5 11 (18.64%) UNIX
6 7 (11.86%) Windows XP
7 5 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.08%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.39%) AIX
10 1 (1.69%) Solaris
10 1 (1.69%) CentOS
10 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) ITIL
2 14 (23.73%) Configuration Management
3 8 (13.56%) Project Management
3 8 (13.56%) Asset Management
3 8 (13.56%) ITIL V2
3 8 (13.56%) Software Licensing
4 6 (10.17%) Test Scripting
4 6 (10.17%) PRINCE2
5 5 (8.47%) PRINCE
5 5 (8.47%) Incident Management
5 5 (8.47%) Time Management
5 5 (8.47%) Test Planning
6 3 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.08%) Regression Testing
7 2 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.39%) ITSM
7 2 (3.39%) Service Management
7 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.39%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.39%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.56%) C
1 8 (13.56%) Perl
1 8 (13.56%) SQL
1 8 (13.56%) VB
1 8 (13.56%) Korn
1 8 (13.56%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 19 (32.20%) Security Cleared
2 14 (23.73%) SC Cleared
3 10 (16.95%) MCSE
3 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (15.25%) DV Cleared
5 6 (10.17%) CCA
5 6 (10.17%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (10.17%) MCP
6 5 (8.47%) HNC
6 5 (8.47%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (3.39%) CCNA
9 1 (1.69%) VTSP
9 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.69%) MCDST
9 1 (1.69%) MCITP
9 1 (1.69%) MCSA
9 1 (1.69%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) SLA
2 3 (5.08%) COBIT
System Software
1 25 (42.37%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.95%) NFS
3 9 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (8.47%) XenApp
5 2 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (3.39%) vSphere
5 2 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.69%) KVM
6 1 (1.69%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.69%) XenServer
6 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) NetBackup
2 8 (13.56%) Nagios
2 8 (13.56%) HP UCMDB
3 6 (10.17%) WMI
3 6 (10.17%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (8.47%) SCCM
5 2 (3.39%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (3.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (25.42%) Citrix
2 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
3 11 (18.64%) Red Hat
4 10 (16.95%) EMC
4 10 (16.95%) VMware
5 9 (15.25%) Cisco
6 8 (13.56%) Serena
6 8 (13.56%) Isilon
7 6 (10.17%) Altiris
8 5 (8.47%) Symantec
8 5 (8.47%) Borland
9 4 (6.78%) Veritas
10 3 (5.08%) Juniper
11 2 (3.39%) BMC
11 2 (3.39%) CA
11 2 (3.39%) IBM
11 2 (3.39%) Oracle
11 2 (3.39%) Dell
11 2 (3.39%) NetIQ
11 2 (3.39%) Remedy
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