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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 90 62 57
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -5
Contract jobs citing HP 54 81 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.73% 2.80% 3.52%
As % of the Vendors category 4.35% 6.51% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 54
Average daily rate
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£330 £395 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.45% +22.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £332 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.44% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 5
Average hourly rate £20.19 £15.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.22% -1.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.35 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £27.00 £28.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-2.36% +5.83%
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
1242 1245 1101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.88% 43.09% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 700 637
Average daily rate £370 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 75 66
Average hourly rate £20.19 £15.50 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.22% +1.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £35.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 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
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 27 March 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
Bristol +6 14 £330 -28.72% 8
Wiltshire -9 14 £200 -52.38% 6
Devon -2 10 £300 -17.17% 1
Gloucestershire -27 8 £450 +25.00% 2
Dorset +2 5 £363 - 1
Somerset -3 3 £650 +109.67% 1
Cornwall - - - -
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 42 (35.90%) Security Cleared
2 35 (29.91%) SC Cleared
3 31 (26.50%) Windows
3 31 (26.50%) HP Quality Center
4 27 (23.08%) Cisco
5 24 (20.51%) Firewall
6 22 (18.80%) VMware
7 20 (17.09%) Microsoft
7 20 (17.09%) ISEB
8 19 (16.24%) Active Directory
8 19 (16.24%) ISTQB
9 17 (14.53%) Software Testing
9 17 (14.53%) Linux
10 16 (13.68%) MS Exchange
10 16 (13.68%) VPN
10 16 (13.68%) JIRA
10 16 (13.68%) Test Scripting
11 15 (12.82%) Automated Testing
12 14 (11.97%) Citrix
13 13 (11.11%) CheckPoint
13 13 (11.11%) SolarWinds
14 12 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (10.26%) SAN
14 12 (10.26%) Nokia
14 12 (10.26%) IBM
14 12 (10.26%) TCP/IP
14 12 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (9.40%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (9.40%) WAN

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 16 (13.68%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.85%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.85%) Lync
4 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.85%) CMS
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.85%) IIS
4 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (8.55%) MS Office
2 8 (6.84%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.85%) Windchill
4 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.98%) Summit
2 4 (3.42%) BASE24
3 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.85%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (20.51%) Firewall
2 16 (13.68%) VPN
3 12 (10.26%) SAN
3 12 (10.26%) TCP/IP
4 11 (9.40%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (9.40%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (9.40%) WAN
5 10 (8.55%) DNS
5 10 (8.55%) MPLS
5 10 (8.55%) Wireless
6 9 (7.69%) IP Telephony
6 9 (7.69%) DHCP
7 8 (6.84%) OSPF
8 7 (5.98%) BGP
8 7 (5.98%) VoIP
8 7 (5.98%) Cisco IPT
8 7 (5.98%) FWSM
8 7 (5.98%) Unified Communications
9 6 (5.13%) LAN
9 6 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.42%) NonStop SQL
2 3 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.85%) Big Data
4 1 (0.85%) SQLite
4 1 (0.85%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 16 (13.68%) JIRA
2 11 (9.40%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (7.69%) LoadRunner
4 8 (6.84%) Selenium
5 4 (3.42%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.71%) Maven
6 2 (1.71%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.85%) Ant
7 1 (0.85%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (8.55%) Finance
2 6 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.27%) Banking
4 4 (3.42%) Retail
5 3 (2.56%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) Electronics
6 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (19.66%) Analyst
2 12 (10.26%) Tester
2 12 (10.26%) Network Engineer
3 10 (8.55%) Test Analyst
3 10 (8.55%) Support Engineer
3 10 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (5.98%) Network Analyst
5 6 (5.13%) Senior Network Analyst
5 6 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (5.13%) Automation Tester
6 5 (4.27%) Test Manager
6 5 (4.27%) Cisco Analyst
7 4 (3.42%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (3.42%) Consultant
7 4 (3.42%) Administrator
8 3 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (2.56%) Support Specialist
8 3 (2.56%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (2.56%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.71%) SOAP
1 2 (1.71%) Web Services
1 2 (1.71%) XML
1 2 (1.71%) Middleware
1 2 (1.71%) JSON
1 2 (1.71%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (1.71%) REST
2 1 (0.85%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.42%) NHS
1 4 (3.42%) Tandem
1 4 (3.42%) Open Source
1 4 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.56%) Clustering
2 3 (2.56%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.71%) PKI
3 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.85%) Handset
4 1 (0.85%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.85%) CMDB
4 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.85%) DTV
4 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (26.50%) Windows
2 17 (14.53%) Linux
3 12 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (9.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (6.84%) Windows 7
6 6 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.13%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.42%) UNIX
7 4 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.71%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.85%) Android
9 1 (0.85%) AIX
9 1 (0.85%) HPUX
9 1 (0.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.53%) Software Testing
2 16 (13.68%) Test Scripting
3 15 (12.82%) Automated Testing
4 12 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (9.40%) Network Management
5 11 (9.40%) User Stories
6 9 (7.69%) Load Testing
6 9 (7.69%) ITIL
6 9 (7.69%) Migration
7 7 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (5.13%) Network Load Balancing
8 6 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (4.27%) Mentoring
9 5 (4.27%) Test Management
10 4 (3.42%) Asset Management
10 4 (3.42%) Data Management
10 4 (3.42%) OO
10 4 (3.42%) Service Management
10 4 (3.42%) Performance Management
10 4 (3.42%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.55%) SQL
2 7 (5.98%) C
3 6 (5.13%) Java
4 3 (2.56%) VBScript
5 2 (1.71%) VB
5 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (35.90%) Security Cleared
2 35 (29.91%) SC Cleared
3 20 (17.09%) ISEB
4 19 (16.24%) ISTQB
5 12 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (7.69%) CCNA
7 8 (6.84%) DV Cleared
8 6 (5.13%) CCNP
9 4 (3.42%) CCSP
10 3 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (1.71%) MCP
11 2 (1.71%) MCSE
11 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.85%) OCA
12 1 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.84%) ISO 9001
2 7 (5.98%) ISO 14001
3 4 (3.42%) QA
4 3 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (16.24%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.13%) Firmware
4 5 (4.27%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.42%) ISA Server
5 4 (3.42%) vSphere
6 2 (1.71%) XenApp
7 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.85%) Kerio MailServer
7 1 (0.85%) NDS
Systems Management
1 31 (26.50%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (6.84%) SCCM
3 7 (5.98%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (2.56%) SCOM
4 3 (2.56%) HP SIM
4 3 (2.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (2.56%) OpenView
5 1 (0.85%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.85%) Nagios
5 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (23.08%) Cisco
2 22 (18.80%) VMware
3 20 (17.09%) Microsoft
4 14 (11.97%) Citrix
5 13 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 13 (11.11%) SolarWinds
6 12 (10.26%) Nokia
6 12 (10.26%) IBM
7 8 (6.84%) CA
7 8 (6.84%) Blue Coat
8 7 (5.98%) IronPort
8 7 (5.98%) ProCurve
9 6 (5.13%) NetApp
9 6 (5.13%) Dell
10 5 (4.27%) Oracle
10 5 (4.27%) Juniper
11 4 (3.42%) Red Hat
11 4 (3.42%) EMC
11 4 (3.42%) Symantec
11 4 (3.42%) Teradata
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