The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 22 17 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing HP 8 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 3.51% 8.27% 4.72%
As % of the Vendors category 7.34% 17.95% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Average hourly rate £13.98 £10.25 £13.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.34% -24.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.29 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+15.23% +1.69%
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South Yorkshire

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

Vendors Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
109 117 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 47.81% 46.06% 40.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 59 47
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £194 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £23.75 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% -15.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £11.40 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

HP Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) Windows XP
3 11 (50.00%) ITIL
4 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
4 9 (40.91%) MS Office
5 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 5 (22.73%) SQL
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
8 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
9 3 (13.64%) WFM
9 3 (13.64%) JIRA
9 3 (13.64%) QA
9 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (13.64%) XenServer
9 3 (13.64%) Veeam
9 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
9 3 (13.64%) Gherkin
9 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (13.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (13.64%) Validation
9 3 (13.64%) VMware
9 3 (13.64%) Dell
9 3 (13.64%) SAN
10 2 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (9.09%) Firmware
10 2 (9.09%) MySQL
10 2 (9.09%) Toshiba
10 2 (9.09%) Finance

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 (4.55%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) SAN
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) JIRA
1 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
2 2 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Mandarin Language
1 2 (9.09%) Cantonese Language
2 1 (4.55%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Build Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Service Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Field Service Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Field Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Firmware
2 1 (4.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) Windows XP
3 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 3 (13.64%) WFM
3 3 (13.64%) Validation
4 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.09%) Test Management
4 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) Content Management
5 1 (4.55%) Kanban
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Usability Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.09%) SCDPM
3 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Dell
2 3 (13.64%) VMware
2 3 (13.64%) Veeam
3 2 (9.09%) Toshiba
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) Compaq