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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 84 62 53
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -9
Contract jobs citing HP 56 65 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.75% 2.65% 3.54%
As % of the Vendors category 4.39% 6.30% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 37 46
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £275 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £458 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £330
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.75 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.60% +14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £14.98 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £24.65 £23.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.70 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-8.66% +9.09%
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
1275 1031 1155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.96% 42.05% 46.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 605 647
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 60 72
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.30 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.53% -10.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.01 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Devon -1 18 £413 +10.00% 2
Bristol +4 13 £320 -8.57% 13
Gloucestershire -20 8 £325 -9.72% 1
Dorset 0 6 £463 - 2
Wiltshire -24 6 £313 -23.31% 5
Somerset -4 4 £275 -11.29% 2
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 69 (46.00%) Security Cleared
2 50 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 46 (30.67%) Windows
4 43 (28.67%) HP Quality Center
5 35 (23.33%) Firewall
6 32 (21.33%) ISEB
6 32 (21.33%) Microsoft
7 31 (20.67%) Cisco
8 30 (20.00%) ISTQB
9 29 (19.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 28 (18.67%) Active Directory
10 28 (18.67%) VMware
11 27 (18.00%) Software Testing
11 27 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 26 (17.33%) JIRA
13 25 (16.67%) ITIL
14 24 (16.00%) Linux
14 24 (16.00%) Automated Testing
15 23 (15.33%) DNS
16 22 (14.67%) MS Excel
16 22 (14.67%) QuickTest Pro
16 22 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
16 22 (14.67%) DV Cleared
17 21 (14.00%) User Stories
17 21 (14.00%) MS Exchange
18 20 (13.33%) VPN
18 20 (13.33%) DHCP
18 20 (13.33%) SAN
18 20 (13.33%) Test Scripting
19 19 (12.67%) Selenium

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 21 (14.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.67%) Exstream Dialogue
4 4 (2.67%) Lync
4 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.00%) StreamWeaver
6 2 (1.33%) IIS
6 2 (1.33%) CMS
6 2 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.67%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 22 (14.67%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.33%) MS Office
3 3 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.67%) Windchill
5 1 (0.67%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.67%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (6.00%) Summit
2 7 (4.67%) BASE24
3 4 (2.67%) Exstream
4 2 (1.33%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.67%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (23.33%) Firewall
2 23 (15.33%) DNS
3 20 (13.33%) VPN
3 20 (13.33%) DHCP
3 20 (13.33%) SAN
4 17 (11.33%) WAN
4 17 (11.33%) TCP/IP
5 10 (6.67%) LAN
6 9 (6.00%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (6.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (6.00%) Wireless
6 9 (6.00%) VoIP
7 8 (5.33%) MPLS
7 8 (5.33%) IP Telephony
7 8 (5.33%) Network Security
8 6 (4.00%) Cisco IPT
8 6 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (4.00%) Cisco PIX
9 5 (3.33%) Unified Communications
9 5 (3.33%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.33%) NonStop SQL
1 5 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.67%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 26 (17.33%) JIRA
2 22 (14.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 19 (12.67%) Selenium
4 10 (6.67%) LoadRunner
5 5 (3.33%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.00%) Maven
7 2 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (1.33%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 14 (9.33%) Finance
3 5 (3.33%) Back Office
4 4 (2.67%) Banking
5 3 (2.00%) Military
5 3 (2.00%) Retail
6 2 (1.33%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.67%) Electronics
7 1 (0.67%) Front Office
7 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.67%) Billing
7 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (22.00%) Analyst
2 22 (14.67%) Tester
3 16 (10.67%) Test Analyst
4 13 (8.67%) Network Engineer
4 13 (8.67%) Administrator
5 12 (8.00%) Automation Tester
6 10 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 10 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (6.00%) Storage Administrator
8 8 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.67%) Storage Systems Administrator
9 7 (4.67%) Cisco Analyst
9 7 (4.67%) Developer
10 6 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (4.00%) Desktop Support
10 6 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
11 5 (3.33%) Network Analyst
11 5 (3.33%) Test Manager
11 5 (3.33%) Consultant
12 4 (2.67%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.00%) Web Services
2 2 (1.33%) XML
2 2 (1.33%) SOAP
2 2 (1.33%) Middleware
2 2 (1.33%) JSON
2 2 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (1.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.67%) Tandem
1 7 (4.67%) Blackberry
2 4 (2.67%) Mainframe
2 4 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.00%) Open Source
3 3 (2.00%) iPhone
3 3 (2.00%) iPad
3 3 (2.00%) PDA
3 3 (2.00%) NHS
4 2 (1.33%) EFT
4 2 (1.33%) Clustering
4 2 (1.33%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.67%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.67%) User Experience
5 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.67%) Handset
5 1 (0.67%) Statistics
5 1 (0.67%) DTV
5 1 (0.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (30.67%) Windows
2 29 (19.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (16.00%) Linux
5 9 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (5.33%) Windows XP
6 8 (5.33%) Windows 7
7 7 (4.67%) UNIX
8 5 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.00%) MVS
10 2 (1.33%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.33%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.33%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.33%) Mac OS X Server
10 2 (1.33%) Android
11 1 (0.67%) HPUX
11 1 (0.67%) Solaris
11 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.00%) Software Testing
2 25 (16.67%) ITIL
3 24 (16.00%) Automated Testing
4 22 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (14.00%) User Stories
6 20 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 11 (7.33%) Network Management
8 10 (6.67%) Service Delivery
9 9 (6.00%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (6.00%) OO
10 8 (5.33%) Migration
10 8 (5.33%) Load Testing
11 7 (4.67%) Test Management
11 7 (4.67%) Capacity Management
11 7 (4.67%) Service Management
12 6 (4.00%) Mentoring
13 5 (3.33%) Performance Management
13 5 (3.33%) Software Deployment
13 5 (3.33%) Scrum
13 5 (3.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.67%) Java
1 10 (6.67%) SQL
2 8 (5.33%) C
3 3 (2.00%) JCL
3 3 (2.00%) REXX
3 3 (2.00%) COBOL
3 3 (2.00%) VBScript
4 2 (1.33%) VB
4 2 (1.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.67%) R
5 1 (0.67%) Bourne shell
5 1 (0.67%) Korn
Qualifications
1 69 (46.00%) Security Cleared
2 50 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 32 (21.33%) ISEB
4 30 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 22 (14.67%) DV Cleared
6 16 (10.67%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (8.00%) CCNA
8 8 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (5.33%) CCNP
9 5 (3.33%) MCSE
10 4 (2.67%) CCSP
11 3 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (2.00%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (1.33%) MCP
12 2 (1.33%) MCTS
12 2 (1.33%) Degree
12 2 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.67%) MCITP
13 1 (0.67%) OCA
13 1 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.33%) SLA
2 10 (6.67%) ISO 9001
3 9 (6.00%) QA
3 9 (6.00%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 28 (18.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.67%) vSphere
3 9 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.67%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.33%) Firmware
6 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (2.00%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.00%) MetaFrame
8 2 (1.33%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.33%) Kerio MailServer
8 2 (1.33%) XenApp
9 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.67%) UAG
9 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 43 (28.67%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (7.33%) HP SIM
3 10 (6.67%) SCCM
4 8 (5.33%) NetBackup
4 8 (5.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 6 (4.00%) CiscoWorks
6 4 (2.67%) OpenView
7 3 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.33%) Nagios
9 1 (0.67%) WSUS
9 1 (0.67%) SCOM
9 1 (0.67%) HP NNM
9 1 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 32 (21.33%) Microsoft
2 31 (20.67%) Cisco
3 28 (18.67%) VMware
4 14 (9.33%) Citrix
4 14 (9.33%) IBM
5 12 (8.00%) CheckPoint
5 12 (8.00%) SolarWinds
6 11 (7.33%) Nokia
7 10 (6.67%) Symantec
8 9 (6.00%) Dell
9 8 (5.33%) ProCurve
10 7 (4.67%) 3PAR
11 6 (4.00%) Oracle
11 6 (4.00%) CA
11 6 (4.00%) Blue Coat
12 5 (3.33%) IronPort
12 5 (3.33%) Brocade
12 5 (3.33%) NetApp
12 5 (3.33%) Avaya
13 4 (2.67%) SAP
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