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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 49 34 16
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -18
Contract jobs citing HP 9 18 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.54% 3.80% 6.81%
As % of the Vendors category 4.23% 8.00% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 8
Average daily rate
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£326 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.90% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £275 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £500 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.93% +10.34%
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
213 225 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 36.41% 47.47% 42.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 142 91
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.63 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 -2 7 £340 -9.33% 4
Bridgend -7 1 - -
Caerphilly - - - -
HP
Wales

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (50.00%) Oracle
2 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (39.29%) Citrix
2 11 (39.29%) LoadRunner
2 11 (39.29%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
3 9 (32.14%) VMware
3 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
3 9 (32.14%) SQL
3 9 (32.14%) Windows
4 8 (28.57%) SOAP
4 8 (28.57%) Web Services
4 8 (28.57%) Ant
4 8 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (28.57%) Maven
4 8 (28.57%) JIRA
4 8 (28.57%) Scrum
4 8 (28.57%) Selenium
4 8 (28.57%) SoapUI
4 8 (28.57%) Mobile App
4 8 (28.57%) Apache Ivy
5 7 (25.00%) QA
5 7 (25.00%) XenDesktop
5 7 (25.00%) vSphere
5 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (25.00%) UNIX
5 7 (25.00%) Cisco
5 7 (25.00%) SAN
5 7 (25.00%) Symantec

HP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (21.43%) Apache
2 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) SAN
2 6 (21.43%) 3G
2 6 (21.43%) 2G
2 6 (21.43%) 4G
3 3 (10.71%) LAN
3 3 (10.71%) VoIP
4 2 (7.14%) Firewall
4 2 (7.14%) Wireless
4 2 (7.14%) Internet
4 2 (7.14%) WLAN
4 2 (7.14%) DNS
4 2 (7.14%) SSL
4 2 (7.14%) HTTP
4 2 (7.14%) VPN
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (7.14%) Unified Communications
4 2 (7.14%) NetScaler
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (7.14%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (3.57%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) LoadRunner
2 8 (28.57%) Ant
2 8 (28.57%) Maven
2 8 (28.57%) JIRA
2 8 (28.57%) Selenium
2 8 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 8 (28.57%) Apache Ivy
3 6 (21.43%) Toad
3 6 (21.43%) eggPlant
4 2 (7.14%) JUnit
4 2 (7.14%) JBehave
4 2 (7.14%) WebDriver
4 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 2 (7.14%) Hudson
4 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.14%) Mercurial
4 2 (7.14%) Subversion
4 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (17.86%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) QA Leader
3 5 (17.86%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 3 (10.71%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Test Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Automated Test Developer
6 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner Test Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) SOAP
1 8 (28.57%) Web Services
2 6 (21.43%) J2ME
2 6 (21.43%) WAP
2 6 (21.43%) REST
3 2 (7.14%) J2EE
3 2 (7.14%) HTML
3 2 (7.14%) XML
3 2 (7.14%) RESTful
3 2 (7.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 6 (21.43%) Handset
3 5 (17.86%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Statistics
4 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) UNIX
3 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
2 8 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) Scrum
3 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
4 5 (17.86%) Automation Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 3 (10.71%) ITIL
7 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.14%) Test Management
7 2 (7.14%) BDD
7 2 (7.14%) TDD
7 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
8 1 (3.57%) Network Design
8 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
8 1 (3.57%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.14%) XQuery
3 2 (7.14%) VBScript
3 2 (7.14%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.14%) Groovy
3 2 (7.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) MCITP
5 1 (3.57%) MCSE
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) XenDesktop
1 7 (25.00%) vSphere
1 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (17.86%) vCloud
2 5 (17.86%) XenServer
2 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.14%) MetaFrame
3 2 (7.14%) Terminal Services
3 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (39.29%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (17.86%) NetBackup
2 5 (17.86%) Backup Exec
2 5 (17.86%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Oracle
2 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (39.29%) Citrix
3 9 (32.14%) VMware
4 7 (25.00%) Cisco
4 7 (25.00%) Symantec
5 6 (21.43%) Apple
5 6 (21.43%) Sun
6 5 (17.86%) Remedy
7 2 (7.14%) NetApp
7 2 (7.14%) Juniper
7 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
7 2 (7.14%) Dell
7 2 (7.14%) EMC
7 2 (7.14%) ProCurve
7 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
7 2 (7.14%) Mitel
8 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat