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 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 35 54 39
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -15
Contract jobs citing HP 41 30 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.59% 2.76% 4.53%
As % of the Vendors category 9.98% 5.22% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 18
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £380 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 8
Average hourly rate £17.04 £11.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.13% +9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -1.72%
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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
411 575 783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 46.02% 53.00% 58.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 286 230
Average daily rate £375 £390 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 27
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -30.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.40 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £45.00 £22.50
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 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 37 (52.86%) Windows
2 32 (45.71%) Active Directory
3 24 (34.29%) Windows 7
4 22 (31.43%) Security Cleared
4 22 (31.43%) ITIL
5 21 (30.00%) Citrix
6 19 (27.14%) Microsoft
7 18 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (24.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (24.29%) Linux
8 17 (24.29%) MCSE
9 15 (21.43%) EMC
9 15 (21.43%) SC Cleared
9 15 (21.43%) DV Cleared
10 14 (20.00%) Red Hat
10 14 (20.00%) UNIX
11 13 (18.57%) Configuration Management
11 13 (18.57%) NetBackup
12 12 (17.14%) Nagios
12 12 (17.14%) Thin Client
12 12 (17.14%) DHCP
12 12 (17.14%) Fat Client
13 11 (15.71%) DNS
13 11 (15.71%) SLA
13 11 (15.71%) NFS
13 11 (15.71%) VMware
14 10 (14.29%) MCP
14 10 (14.29%) Perl
14 10 (14.29%) Isilon

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (11.43%) MS Visio
2 7 (10.00%) MS Office
3 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.43%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.14%) DHCP
2 11 (15.71%) DNS
3 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.14%) Ethernet
4 5 (7.14%) SAN
5 4 (5.71%) LAN
6 3 (4.29%) VoIP
6 3 (4.29%) VPN
6 3 (4.29%) DMZ
6 3 (4.29%) VLAN
6 3 (4.29%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (4.29%) Firewall
6 3 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.86%) 4G
7 2 (2.86%) WAN
7 2 (2.86%) SMS
8 1 (1.43%) FTP
8 1 (1.43%) Network Security
8 1 (1.43%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.43%) IDOL
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.43%) Toad
1 1 (1.43%) StarTeam
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.43%) Retail
3 1 (1.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (20.00%) Analyst
2 13 (18.57%) Support Engineer
3 12 (17.14%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Support Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Linux Support
5 6 (8.57%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Linux Support Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Windows Support Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Technical Support
6 5 (7.14%) Tester
6 5 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Security Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Technical Support Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Junior
7 4 (5.71%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (4.29%) Architect
8 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) Web Services
1 1 (1.43%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.14%) Thin Client
1 12 (17.14%) Fat Client
2 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 37 (52.86%) Windows
2 24 (34.29%) Windows 7
3 18 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (24.29%) Linux
5 14 (20.00%) UNIX
6 7 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (8.57%) Windows XP
8 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.29%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.43%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.43%) ITIL
2 13 (18.57%) Configuration Management
3 9 (12.86%) Incident Management
4 6 (8.57%) Test Scripting
4 6 (8.57%) Project Management
4 6 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (7.14%) Service Management
5 5 (7.14%) Test Planning
6 4 (5.71%) Coaching
6 4 (5.71%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.71%) Performance Management
6 4 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (5.71%) Capacity Management
7 3 (4.29%) ITIL V2
7 3 (4.29%) Requirements Management
7 3 (4.29%) Time Management
7 3 (4.29%) System Testing
7 3 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (4.29%) Asset Management
7 3 (4.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.29%) Perl
2 9 (12.86%) VB
2 9 (12.86%) Korn
2 9 (12.86%) Bourne shell
2 9 (12.86%) C
3 4 (5.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (31.43%) Security Cleared
2 17 (24.29%) MCSE
2 17 (24.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 15 (21.43%) DV Cleared
4 10 (14.29%) MCP
5 8 (11.43%) HNC
5 8 (11.43%) CCA
5 8 (11.43%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (8.57%) CCNA
7 2 (2.86%) MCSA
7 2 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.43%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.43%) MCDST
8 1 (1.43%) MCITP
8 1 (1.43%) VTSP
8 1 (1.43%) CCNP
8 1 (1.43%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.71%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) COBIT
System Software
1 32 (45.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.71%) NFS
3 7 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.14%) XenApp
5 2 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.43%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (1.43%) KVM
6 1 (1.43%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.43%) XenServer
6 1 (1.43%) vSphere
6 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (18.57%) NetBackup
2 12 (17.14%) Nagios
3 7 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (7.14%) SCCM
5 3 (4.29%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (2.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.86%) WMI
7 1 (1.43%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.43%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.43%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.43%) OpenView
7 1 (1.43%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 21 (30.00%) Citrix
2 19 (27.14%) Microsoft
3 15 (21.43%) EMC
4 14 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 11 (15.71%) VMware
6 10 (14.29%) Isilon
7 9 (12.86%) Altiris
8 8 (11.43%) Symantec
8 8 (11.43%) Cisco
9 6 (8.57%) BMC
9 6 (8.57%) Veritas
10 5 (7.14%) Juniper
11 4 (5.71%) Remedy
11 4 (5.71%) Serena
12 2 (2.86%) AppSense
12 2 (2.86%) McAfee
12 2 (2.86%) Fortinet
12 2 (2.86%) Dell
12 2 (2.86%) IBM
12 2 (2.86%) Oracle
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