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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 47 27 41
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +14
Contract jobs citing HP 17 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.16% 4.09% 2.59%
As % of the Vendors category 8.02% 9.44% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £323 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £288 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £350 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £11.25 £15.83 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.90 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +9.09%
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
212 180 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 39.41% 43.27% 47.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 98 96
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £474 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 14
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.97 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.29% +18.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £14.16 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.05 £19.10 £22.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -6 15 £275 -12.69% 2
Newport -8 1 - -
Caerphilly - - - - 1
HP
Wales

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (63.16%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (52.63%) Workflow
2 10 (52.63%) ISEB
3 9 (47.37%) Finance
4 8 (42.11%) AS400
4 8 (42.11%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (36.84%) MS Office
6 6 (31.58%) Oracle
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
7 5 (26.32%) Project Management
7 5 (26.32%) Windows
7 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Analytics
7 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
8 4 (21.05%) User Stories
8 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
8 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (15.79%) Banking
9 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
9 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
9 3 (15.79%) Use Case
9 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (15.79%) Test Management
9 3 (15.79%) UML
9 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
9 3 (15.79%) UNIX
9 3 (15.79%) SOA
9 3 (15.79%) Web Services
9 3 (15.79%) XML

HP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (10.53%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) VoIP
2 1 (5.26%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (5.26%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (15.79%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Maven
3 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Analyst
2 9 (47.37%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Designer
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) UML Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Service Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Installations Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
1 3 (15.79%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) AS400
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) CESG
4 1 (5.26%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) UNIX
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Workflow
2 5 (26.32%) Project Management
2 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Analytics
3 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
3 4 (21.05%) User Stories
3 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
4 3 (15.79%) Use Case
4 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Test Management
4 3 (15.79%) UML
4 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
4 3 (15.79%) SOA
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.79%) Software Asset Management
5 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) ISEB
2 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (10.53%) CBAP
4 1 (5.26%) HNC
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.26%) CCNP
4 1 (5.26%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (63.16%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (15.79%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat
3 1 (5.26%) Riverbed
3 1 (5.26%) McAfee