The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 52 40 21
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -19
Contract jobs citing HP 13 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.18% 2.73% 5.29%
As % of the Vendors category 6.74% 6.28% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 4
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -3.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.25 £16.16 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.38% -2.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -3.38%
HP
Wales

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

Vendors Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
193 207 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 32.38% 43.40% 42.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 119 76
Average daily rate £331 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £206 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 4
Average hourly rate £29.50 £17.57 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.94% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £13.51 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £19.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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
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 21 October 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -3 12 £275 -16.03% 4
Newport - - - -
Bridgend - - - - 4
Caerphilly - - - - 1
HP
Wales

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 14 (51.85%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (37.04%) Workflow
3 9 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (33.33%) Oracle
3 9 (33.33%) MS Office
3 9 (33.33%) Windows
3 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (29.63%) ISEB
4 8 (29.63%) Web Services
4 8 (29.63%) LoadRunner
4 8 (29.63%) Finance
4 8 (29.63%) AS400
5 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 6 (22.22%) UNIX
5 6 (22.22%) SQL
5 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 6 (22.22%) Banking
5 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 5 (18.52%) JIRA
6 5 (18.52%) Selenium
6 5 (18.52%) Maven
6 5 (18.52%) Scrum
6 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (18.52%) SoapUI
6 5 (18.52%) Test Management
6 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
6 5 (18.52%) Ant
6 5 (18.52%) ITIL
6 5 (18.52%) SOAP
6 5 (18.52%) MS Excel

HP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3 (11.11%) Apache
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) MS Office
2 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) VoIP
1 3 (11.11%) SAN
1 3 (11.11%) 3G
1 3 (11.11%) 2G
1 3 (11.11%) 4G
2 2 (7.41%) Internet
2 2 (7.41%) HTTP
2 2 (7.41%) SSL
3 1 (3.70%) PABX
3 1 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (29.63%) LoadRunner
3 5 (18.52%) Ant
3 5 (18.52%) SoapUI
3 5 (18.52%) Apache Ivy
3 5 (18.52%) Maven
3 5 (18.52%) JIRA
3 5 (18.52%) Selenium
4 3 (11.11%) eggPlant
4 3 (11.11%) Toad
5 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
5 2 (7.41%) JUnit
5 2 (7.41%) Subversion
5 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
5 2 (7.41%) Mercurial
5 2 (7.41%) JBehave
5 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
5 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
5 2 (7.41%) Hudson
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
2 11 (40.74%) Test Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 3 (11.11%) QA Leader
4 2 (7.41%) Automated Test Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Designer
4 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner Test Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Test Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) Web Services
2 5 (18.52%) SOAP
3 3 (11.11%) REST
3 3 (11.11%) J2ME
3 3 (11.11%) WAP
4 2 (7.41%) JSON
4 2 (7.41%) RESTful
4 2 (7.41%) XML
4 2 (7.41%) HTML
4 2 (7.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) AS400
2 5 (18.52%) Mobile App
3 3 (11.11%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (11.11%) Handset
3 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) UNIX
3 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Workflow
2 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
2 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
2 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 5 (18.52%) Test Management
3 5 (18.52%) Analytics
3 5 (18.52%) Project Management
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL
3 5 (18.52%) Scrum
3 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
4 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
4 4 (14.81%) Test Planning
5 3 (11.11%) Software Asset Management
5 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Asset Management
5 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) VBScript
2 2 (7.41%) XQuery
2 2 (7.41%) XPath
2 2 (7.41%) Groovy
2 2 (7.41%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) ISEB
2 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.70%) MCSE
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (3.70%) MCITP
4 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 3 (11.11%) XenDesktop
1 3 (11.11%) vSphere
2 1 (3.70%) vCloud
2 1 (3.70%) MetaFrame
2 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (51.85%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (11.11%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.70%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Oracle
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Sun
2 3 (11.11%) Cisco
2 3 (11.11%) Citrix
2 3 (11.11%) Apple
2 3 (11.11%) VMware
3 2 (7.41%) Mitel
3 2 (7.41%) ProCurve
3 2 (7.41%) Dell
4 1 (3.70%) Symantec
4 1 (3.70%) Remedy