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 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 54 39 15
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -24
Contract jobs citing HP 2 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.35% 3.14% 6.93%
As % of the Vendors category 1.08% 6.48% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 8
Average daily rate
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£135 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.42% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.29 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+15.23% +1.69%
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
186 216 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 32.69% 48.43% 42.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 138 84
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.30 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £19.00 £21.00
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 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 22 September 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 -14 2 £135 -64.00% 3
Newport - - - - 3
Bridgend - - - -
Caerphilly - - - - 1
HP
Wales

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 9 (42.86%) Oracle
1 9 (42.86%) LoadRunner
2 8 (38.10%) Citrix
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) SQL
3 7 (33.33%) Windows
3 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 7 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (28.57%) SoapUI
4 6 (28.57%) Maven
4 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (28.57%) JIRA
4 6 (28.57%) Selenium
4 6 (28.57%) SOAP
4 6 (28.57%) Web Services
4 6 (28.57%) Ant
4 6 (28.57%) Cisco
4 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Scrum
4 6 (28.57%) VMware
4 6 (28.57%) Mobile App
4 6 (28.57%) Apache Ivy
5 5 (23.81%) SAN
5 5 (23.81%) UNIX
5 5 (23.81%) vSphere
5 5 (23.81%) QA
5 5 (23.81%) XenDesktop
6 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
6 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure

HP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 4 (19.05%) Apache
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) SAN
2 4 (19.05%) 3G
2 4 (19.05%) 2G
2 4 (19.05%) 4G
3 3 (14.29%) LAN
3 3 (14.29%) VoIP
4 2 (9.52%) WLAN
4 2 (9.52%) HTTP
4 2 (9.52%) VPN
4 2 (9.52%) DNS
4 2 (9.52%) SSL
4 2 (9.52%) Firewall
4 2 (9.52%) Wireless
4 2 (9.52%) Internet
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (9.52%) NetScaler
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (9.52%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
5 1 (4.76%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) LoadRunner
2 6 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 6 (28.57%) Ant
2 6 (28.57%) Maven
2 6 (28.57%) JIRA
2 6 (28.57%) Selenium
2 6 (28.57%) Apache Ivy
3 4 (19.05%) eggPlant
3 4 (19.05%) Toad
4 2 (9.52%) JUnit
4 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
4 2 (9.52%) Subversion
4 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
4 2 (9.52%) Mercurial
4 2 (9.52%) JBehave
4 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
4 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
4 2 (9.52%) Hudson
5 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (19.05%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Test Leader
2 4 (19.05%) QA Leader
3 3 (14.29%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Test Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) LoadRunner Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) LoadRunner Test Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Automated Test Developer
5 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) SOAP
1 6 (28.57%) Web Services
2 4 (19.05%) J2ME
2 4 (19.05%) WAP
2 4 (19.05%) REST
3 2 (9.52%) JSON
3 2 (9.52%) RESTful
3 2 (9.52%) XML
3 2 (9.52%) HTML
3 2 (9.52%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 4 (19.05%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (19.05%) Handset
3 1 (4.76%) Statistics
3 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) UNIX
3 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
4 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 6 (28.57%) Scrum
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Test Planning
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.52%) Test Management
5 2 (9.52%) TDD
5 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
5 2 (9.52%) BDD
6 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.76%) Line Management
6 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.52%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) VBScript
3 2 (9.52%) XQuery
3 2 (9.52%) XPath
3 2 (9.52%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) MCITP
4 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) MCSE
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) XenDesktop
1 5 (23.81%) vSphere
2 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 3 (14.29%) XenServer
3 3 (14.29%) vCloud
4 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
4 2 (9.52%) MetaFrame
4 2 (9.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 3 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 3 (14.29%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (9.52%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (9.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Oracle
2 8 (38.10%) Citrix
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) Cisco
3 6 (28.57%) VMware
4 4 (19.05%) Apple
4 4 (19.05%) Symantec
4 4 (19.05%) Sun
5 3 (14.29%) Remedy
6 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
6 2 (9.52%) Mitel
6 2 (9.52%) ProCurve
6 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
6 2 (9.52%) Dell
6 2 (9.52%) Juniper
7 1 (4.76%) NetApp
7 1 (4.76%) EMC
7 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat