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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 40 41 33
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing HP 15 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.09% 2.68% 1.55%
As % of the Vendors category 7.21% 6.79% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 1
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£300 £400 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +68.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £357 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.70% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.75 - £13.43
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 - £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 - £15.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.20
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
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
208 221 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 42.89% 39.53% 46.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 134 81
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.50 £10.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £14.50 £16.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015. 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
Bridgend +5 3 £350 -17.64%
Cardiff +2 3 £238 -40.62% 2
Newport - 2 £300 - 1
Caerphilly - 1 £165 -
HP
Wales

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 10 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
2 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (40.00%) Use Case
3 8 (40.00%) XML
4 6 (30.00%) Cisco
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (25.00%) SQL
5 5 (25.00%) UNIX
5 5 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 5 (25.00%) Test Management
6 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (20.00%) User Stories
6 4 (20.00%) Oracle
6 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
6 4 (20.00%) SOAP
6 4 (20.00%) CCNA
6 4 (20.00%) Firewall
6 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (20.00%) XML Messaging
7 3 (15.00%) CCNP
7 3 (15.00%) Finance
7 3 (15.00%) ISEB
7 3 (15.00%) SLA
7 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (15.00%) MS Office
7 3 (15.00%) UML

HP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) VRRP
3 1 (5.00%) VLAN
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.00%) HSRP
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (15.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.00%) Maven
General
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Design Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Installations Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) UML Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) XML
2 4 (20.00%) XML Messaging
2 4 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) JSON
3 1 (5.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) CESG
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
2 1 (5.00%) iPad
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) AIX
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Use Case
2 5 (25.00%) Test Management
3 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) User Stories
4 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (15.00%) UML
4 3 (15.00%) SOA
4 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.00%) Network Design
5 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
6 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.00%) PRINCE
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) Workflow
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (20.00%) CCNA
4 3 (15.00%) ISEB
4 3 (15.00%) CCNP
5 2 (10.00%) HNC
5 2 (10.00%) CBAP
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (10.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (10.00%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) Riverbed
4 2 (10.00%) Dell
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) McAfee
4 2 (10.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.00%) WatchGuard
5 1 (5.00%) SonicWALL
5 1 (5.00%) Sun
5 1 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint