The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 89 63 54
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -9
Contract jobs citing HP 51 82 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.60% 2.69% 2.89%
As % of the Vendors category 4.07% 6.54% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 43 39
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £209 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £332 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.50% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.11 £12.33 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.80 £19.80 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.52%
HP
England

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

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1254 1254 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.25% 41.16% 42.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 798 537
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 66 66
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.06 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.19% +16.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

HP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the South West region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the South West region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

HP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

HP Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

HP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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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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
Wiltshire -15 15 £215 -46.25% 5
Bristol -11 13 £275 -15.38% 5
Gloucestershire -17 8 £425 +17.24%
Devon 0 5 £155 -48.33% 1
Somerset +3 4 £503 +54.61% 2
Dorset -1 3 £200 -11.11% 1
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 34 (37.78%) Windows
1 34 (37.78%) VMware
2 31 (34.44%) Security Cleared
3 25 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 22 (24.44%) Active Directory
5 20 (22.22%) Data Centre
6 19 (21.11%) HP Quality Center
7 18 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (18.89%) SC Cleared
8 17 (18.89%) Cisco
9 16 (17.78%) Citrix
10 14 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (14.44%) Hyper-V
11 13 (14.44%) Linux
12 12 (13.33%) Dell
12 12 (13.33%) MS Exchange
13 11 (12.22%) SQL
13 11 (12.22%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (12.22%) Windows 7
13 11 (12.22%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (11.11%) Red Hat
14 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (11.11%) vSphere
15 9 (10.00%) SAN
15 9 (10.00%) DNS
15 9 (10.00%) DV Cleared
16 8 (8.89%) Clustering
16 8 (8.89%) Migration
16 8 (8.89%) DHCP
16 8 (8.89%) MS Office

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 12 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.67%) Lync
2 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.11%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.11%) Documentum
5 1 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.11%) CMS
5 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.11%) IIS
5 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.11%) MQSeries
Applications
1 8 (8.89%) MS Office
2 6 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Exstream
2 2 (2.22%) thinkFolio
2 2 (2.22%) LatentZero
3 1 (1.11%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.00%) DNS
1 9 (10.00%) SAN
2 8 (8.89%) DHCP
3 7 (7.78%) Firewall
4 5 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.56%) LAN
5 4 (4.44%) VPN
5 4 (4.44%) Wireless
5 4 (4.44%) OSPF
6 3 (3.33%) Spanning Tree
6 3 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (3.33%) NAS
6 3 (3.33%) Unified Communications
6 3 (3.33%) IP Telephony
6 3 (3.33%) VLAN
6 3 (3.33%) Internet
6 3 (3.33%) WAN
7 2 (2.22%) VoIP
7 2 (2.22%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.11%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.11%) Big Data
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.11%) SQLite
4 1 (1.11%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) HP UFT
1 5 (5.56%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.11%) Ant
General
1 7 (7.78%) Banking
2 6 (6.67%) Finance
3 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.33%) Retail
3 3 (3.33%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Front Office
5 1 (1.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (14.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (12.22%) Analyst
3 10 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 7 (7.78%) Architect
4 7 (7.78%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (5.56%) Test Manager
6 4 (4.44%) Test Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) Consultant
6 4 (4.44%) Network Engineer
6 4 (4.44%) Test Leader
6 4 (4.44%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Testing Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.33%) Desktop Support
7 3 (3.33%) Customer Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Administrator
7 3 (3.33%) Field Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) Web Services
2 1 (1.11%) XSD
2 1 (1.11%) JMS
2 1 (1.11%) WSDL
2 1 (1.11%) Middleware
2 1 (1.11%) Java EE
2 1 (1.11%) JSON
2 1 (1.11%) WCF
2 1 (1.11%) REST
2 1 (1.11%) PostGIS
2 1 (1.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.89%) Clustering
3 5 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.33%) PKI
5 2 (2.22%) Replication
5 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.22%) NHS
5 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.22%) iPhone
6 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.11%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.11%) Statistics
6 1 (1.11%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.11%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 34 (37.78%) Windows
2 14 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (14.44%) Linux
4 11 (12.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (12.22%) Windows 7
5 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (8.89%) UNIX
7 7 (7.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.44%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.22%) AIX
10 1 (1.11%) HPUX
10 1 (1.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (12.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (8.89%) Migration
3 6 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (5.56%) Kernel Tuning
4 5 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (5.56%) ITIL
4 5 (5.56%) UML
4 5 (5.56%) Asset Management
4 5 (5.56%) Data Management
4 5 (5.56%) Software Testing
5 4 (4.44%) Service Management
5 4 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (4.44%) Test Management
5 4 (4.44%) Test Scripting
6 3 (3.33%) Data Migration
6 3 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.33%) Functional Testing
6 3 (3.33%) Patch Management
6 3 (3.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.22%) SQL
2 5 (5.56%) Shell Script
3 4 (4.44%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.22%) Java
5 1 (1.11%) C
5 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (34.44%) Security Cleared
2 17 (18.89%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.33%) CCNA
4 3 (3.33%) ISEB
4 3 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.33%) MCTS
4 3 (3.33%) MCITP
5 2 (2.22%) RHCE
5 2 (2.22%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.11%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) SLA
1 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.22%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) TickIT
System Software
1 22 (24.44%) Active Directory
2 18 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (14.44%) Hyper-V
4 10 (11.11%) vSphere
5 4 (4.44%) XenDesktop
5 4 (4.44%) Firmware
6 3 (3.33%) XenApp
7 2 (2.22%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.11%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.11%) NDS
8 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (21.11%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (7.78%) SCCM
3 4 (4.44%) SCOM
3 4 (4.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (3.33%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.22%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.22%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (2.22%) Puppet
5 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.11%) Cisco LMS
6 1 (1.11%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (1.11%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (1.11%) Nessus
6 1 (1.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (37.78%) VMware
2 25 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 17 (18.89%) Cisco
4 16 (17.78%) Citrix
5 12 (13.33%) Dell
6 10 (11.11%) Red Hat
7 7 (7.78%) Symantec
8 6 (6.67%) CheckPoint
9 5 (5.56%) IBM
9 5 (5.56%) TOWER Software
9 5 (5.56%) Infoblox
10 4 (4.44%) Veeam
10 4 (4.44%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.44%) Splunk
10 4 (4.44%) Nokia
10 4 (4.44%) McAfee
11 3 (3.33%) Websense
11 3 (3.33%) Remedy
11 3 (3.33%) Teradata
11 3 (3.33%) Oracle
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