The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South Wales region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 46 35 26
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs citing HP 16 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.73% 1.80% 5.04%
As % of the Vendors category 6.84% 3.92% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 4
Average daily rate £400 £238 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -23.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £238 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £238 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £14.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Vendors Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
234 153 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 39.93% 45.95% 48.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 78 75
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £213 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 9
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
HP
Wales

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

HP Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

HP
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

HP Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

HP Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

HP
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -8 11 £400 +68.42% 2
Bridgend -8 4 £425 -
Caerphilly - - - -
Newport - - - -
HP
Wales

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 15 (46.88%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 13 (40.63%) Oracle
4 9 (28.13%) UNIX
5 8 (25.00%) Apache
5 8 (25.00%) Citrix
5 8 (25.00%) Finance
5 8 (25.00%) VMware
5 8 (25.00%) QA
5 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
6 7 (21.88%) Windows
7 6 (18.75%) MS Office
7 6 (18.75%) SQL
7 6 (18.75%) DNS
7 6 (18.75%) Symantec
7 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
8 5 (15.63%) JIRA
8 5 (15.63%) Selenium
8 5 (15.63%) Scrum
8 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (15.63%) Banking
8 5 (15.63%) Maven
8 5 (15.63%) SSL
8 5 (15.63%) Cisco
8 5 (15.63%) Ant
8 5 (15.63%) SOAP
8 5 (15.63%) Web Services
8 5 (15.63%) Toad
8 5 (15.63%) Test Automation

HP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 8 (25.00%) Apache
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
2 6 (18.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) DNS
2 5 (15.63%) SSL
3 4 (12.50%) 4G
3 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (12.50%) SMTP
3 4 (12.50%) SAN
3 4 (12.50%) 3G
3 4 (12.50%) 2G
4 3 (9.38%) Internet
4 3 (9.38%) LAN
5 2 (6.25%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (6.25%) NetScaler
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (6.25%) Unified Communications
5 2 (6.25%) VPN
5 2 (6.25%) WLAN
5 2 (6.25%) Firewall
5 2 (6.25%) Wireless
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) JIRA
1 5 (15.63%) Selenium
1 5 (15.63%) Maven
1 5 (15.63%) Ant
1 5 (15.63%) Toad
1 5 (15.63%) SoapUI
1 5 (15.63%) Apache Ivy
2 4 (12.50%) eggPlant
2 4 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 3 (9.38%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.13%) Subversion
4 1 (3.13%) JUnit
4 1 (3.13%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.13%) JBehave
4 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.13%) Hudson
4 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Support Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Test Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) QA Leader
3 4 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) UML Business Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) UNIX Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) UNIX Support
5 2 (6.25%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) SOAP
1 5 (15.63%) Web Services
2 4 (12.50%) REST
2 4 (12.50%) WAP
2 4 (12.50%) J2ME
3 1 (3.13%) JSON
3 1 (3.13%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) J2EE
3 1 (3.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Mobile App
2 4 (12.50%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (12.50%) Handset
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) AS400
3 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) UNIX
2 7 (21.88%) Windows
3 4 (12.50%) Solaris
3 4 (12.50%) Linux
3 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Scrum
1 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
2 4 (12.50%) SOA
2 4 (12.50%) UML
2 4 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 4 (12.50%) Use Case
2 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 3 (9.38%) ITIL
3 3 (9.38%) Automation Testing
4 2 (6.25%) Analytics
4 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
4 2 (6.25%) Workflow
4 2 (6.25%) Project Management
4 2 (6.25%) Automated Testing
4 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Test Management
5 1 (3.13%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 4 (12.50%) Perl
2 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.13%) XPath
3 1 (3.13%) Groovy
3 1 (3.13%) XQuery
3 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.13%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.50%) ISEB
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (12.50%) RHCE
3 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) SAP Certification
5 1 (3.13%) Degree
5 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) ISO 9001
2 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.50%) RHEV
2 4 (12.50%) vCloud
2 4 (12.50%) vSphere
2 4 (12.50%) XenServer
2 4 (12.50%) XenDesktop
2 4 (12.50%) NFS
2 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.13%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 15 (46.88%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Satellite
2 4 (12.50%) NetBackup
2 4 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 4 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (6.25%) SCOM
4 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 13 (40.63%) Oracle
3 8 (25.00%) Citrix
3 8 (25.00%) VMware
4 6 (18.75%) Symantec
5 5 (15.63%) Cisco
6 4 (12.50%) IBM
6 4 (12.50%) Sun
6 4 (12.50%) Remedy
6 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 4 (12.50%) Apple
7 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
7 2 (6.25%) SAP
7 2 (6.25%) Juniper
7 2 (6.25%) EMC
7 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
7 2 (6.25%) NetApp
8 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat