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 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 73 71 51
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -20
Contract jobs citing HP 73 53 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.22% 2.24% 3.34%
As % of the Vendors category 5.27% 5.37% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 27 46
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £284 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £458 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £13.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +5.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £22.50 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.90 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +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
1384 987 1232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 42.03% 41.79% 45.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 593 664
Average daily rate £375 £336 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.52% -7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £170 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 77 88
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.30 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.17% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £31.14 £50.00
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 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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 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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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 +13 32 £325 -13.33% 1
Somerset 0 11 £250 -37.50% 5
Bristol -11 10 £331 +11.34% 8
Wiltshire -20 9 £430 +7.50% 11
Gloucestershire -21 7 £325 -
Dorset +1 1 £375 -6.25% 6
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 96 (51.61%) Security Cleared
2 79 (42.47%) Windows
3 55 (29.57%) SC Cleared
4 51 (27.42%) Microsoft
5 50 (26.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 45 (24.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (23.66%) Firewall
7 44 (23.66%) VMware
8 42 (22.58%) Active Directory
9 41 (22.04%) HP Quality Center
9 41 (22.04%) DV Cleared
10 40 (21.51%) ITIL
11 35 (18.82%) MS Excel
11 35 (18.82%) DNS
12 34 (18.28%) Cisco
13 32 (17.20%) SAN
14 30 (16.13%) DHCP
14 30 (16.13%) Telecoms
15 29 (15.59%) MS Exchange
16 27 (14.52%) Linux
17 26 (13.98%) ISTQB
18 24 (12.90%) Software Testing
18 24 (12.90%) QuickTest Pro
18 24 (12.90%) ISEB
19 23 (12.37%) SLA
20 22 (11.83%) JIRA
20 22 (11.83%) HP SIM
21 21 (11.29%) Symantec
22 20 (10.75%) WAN
22 20 (10.75%) Automated Testing

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 29 (15.59%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2003
2 15 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (4.30%) Exstream Dialogue
6 6 (3.23%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.15%) Lync
7 4 (2.15%) MS Project Server
8 3 (1.61%) IIS
8 3 (1.61%) StreamWeaver
9 2 (1.08%) CMS
9 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 35 (18.82%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.91%) MS Office
3 9 (4.84%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.15%) MS Project
5 3 (1.61%) AutoCAD
5 3 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.54%) Windchill
6 1 (0.54%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 9 (4.84%) BASE24
2 8 (4.30%) Exstream
3 7 (3.76%) Summit
4 3 (1.61%) SAP HCM
4 3 (1.61%) assyst
5 2 (1.08%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.54%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (23.66%) Firewall
2 35 (18.82%) DNS
3 32 (17.20%) SAN
4 30 (16.13%) DHCP
5 20 (10.75%) WAN
6 17 (9.14%) TCP/IP
6 17 (9.14%) VPN
7 13 (6.99%) LAN
8 10 (5.38%) Wireless
8 10 (5.38%) Network Security
9 9 (4.84%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (4.30%) NAS
11 7 (3.76%) ATM
12 6 (3.23%) IP Telephony
12 6 (3.23%) VoIP
12 6 (3.23%) SNMP
12 6 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (3.23%) Cisco PIX
13 5 (2.69%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (2.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.69%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.54%) MySQL
3 1 (0.54%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 24 (12.90%) QuickTest Pro
2 22 (11.83%) JIRA
3 17 (9.14%) Selenium
4 8 (4.30%) LoadRunner
5 4 (2.15%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (1.61%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.54%) Maven
General
1 30 (16.13%) Telecoms
2 18 (9.68%) Finance
3 8 (4.30%) Back Office
4 4 (2.15%) Retail
4 4 (2.15%) Front Office
5 3 (1.61%) Military
5 3 (1.61%) Banking
6 2 (1.08%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.54%) Electronics
7 1 (0.54%) Billing
Job Titles
1 38 (20.43%) Analyst
2 26 (13.98%) Administrator
3 20 (10.75%) Systems Administrator
3 20 (10.75%) Tester
4 17 (9.14%) Test Analyst
5 15 (8.06%) Storage Administrator
6 14 (7.53%) Network Engineer
7 13 (6.99%) Developer
7 13 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (6.45%) Automation Tester
8 12 (6.45%) Storage Systems Administrator
9 8 (4.30%) Systems Analyst
9 8 (4.30%) Support Technician
10 7 (3.76%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.76%) Analyst Developer
11 6 (3.23%) Cisco Analyst
11 6 (3.23%) Consultant
11 6 (3.23%) Desktop Support
11 6 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
12 5 (2.69%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.61%) Web Services
2 1 (0.54%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.84%) Tandem
2 7 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.76%) Mainframe
3 5 (2.69%) Statistics
3 5 (2.69%) Blackberry
3 5 (2.69%) Clustering
4 4 (2.15%) EFT
5 3 (1.61%) iPhone
5 3 (1.61%) PDA
5 3 (1.61%) iPad
5 3 (1.61%) NHS
5 3 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.61%) IVR
6 2 (1.08%) Economics
6 2 (1.08%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.08%) User Experience
7 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.54%) Open Source
7 1 (0.54%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 79 (42.47%) Windows
2 50 (26.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 45 (24.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (14.52%) Linux
5 14 (7.53%) Windows 7
6 13 (6.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (5.91%) UNIX
9 10 (5.38%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.61%) MVS
11 2 (1.08%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.08%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.08%) Android
11 2 (1.08%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.54%) HPUX
12 1 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (21.51%) ITIL
2 24 (12.90%) Software Testing
3 20 (10.75%) Automated Testing
3 20 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (10.22%) User Stories
5 17 (9.14%) Test Scripting
6 13 (6.99%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (6.45%) Capacity Management
8 11 (5.91%) Network Management
8 11 (5.91%) Network Monitoring
8 11 (5.91%) Project Management
8 11 (5.91%) Migration
9 10 (5.38%) Service Management
10 9 (4.84%) OO
10 9 (4.84%) Service Delivery
11 7 (3.76%) Test Automation
12 6 (3.23%) Mentoring
12 6 (3.23%) Software Deployment
12 6 (3.23%) Problem Management
13 5 (2.69%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.45%) SQL
2 10 (5.38%) Java
3 7 (3.76%) COBOL
3 7 (3.76%) REXX
3 7 (3.76%) JCL
4 4 (2.15%) C
4 4 (2.15%) SELCOPY
5 3 (1.61%) VBScript
6 2 (1.08%) VB
6 2 (1.08%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.54%) R
7 1 (0.54%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.54%) Korn
Qualifications
1 96 (51.61%) Security Cleared
2 55 (29.57%) SC Cleared
3 41 (22.04%) DV Cleared
4 26 (13.98%) ISTQB
5 24 (12.90%) ISEB
6 17 (9.14%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (5.91%) CCNP
9 10 (5.38%) CCNA
10 9 (4.84%) MCSE
11 6 (3.23%) MCITP
11 6 (3.23%) MCP
12 4 (2.15%) CCSP
12 4 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (1.08%) MCTS
14 2 (1.08%) Degree
15 1 (0.54%) OCA
15 1 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.37%) SLA
2 7 (3.76%) QA
2 7 (3.76%) ISO 9001
2 7 (3.76%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 42 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.53%) vSphere
4 9 (4.84%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (2.69%) XenApp
6 5 (2.69%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (2.15%) Firmware
8 3 (1.61%) MetaFrame
8 3 (1.61%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.08%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.08%) Kerio MailServer
10 1 (0.54%) UAG
10 1 (0.54%) XenServer
10 1 (0.54%) NFS
Systems Management
1 41 (22.04%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (11.83%) HP SIM
3 17 (9.14%) NetBackup
3 17 (9.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 14 (7.53%) SCCM
5 8 (4.30%) OpenView
6 7 (3.76%) SCOM
7 5 (2.69%) CiscoWorks
7 5 (2.69%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (1.61%) Cisco IPCC
8 3 (1.61%) HP NNM
9 2 (1.08%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.08%) Nagios
10 1 (0.54%) WSUS
10 1 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 51 (27.42%) Microsoft
2 44 (23.66%) VMware
3 34 (18.28%) Cisco
4 21 (11.29%) Symantec
5 19 (10.22%) Citrix
6 17 (9.14%) IBM
7 14 (7.53%) ProCurve
8 12 (6.45%) 3PAR
9 11 (5.91%) Brocade
10 10 (5.38%) Dell
10 10 (5.38%) Oracle
11 9 (4.84%) SolarWinds
11 9 (4.84%) CheckPoint
12 8 (4.30%) Nokia
12 8 (4.30%) EMC
13 6 (3.23%) SAP
13 6 (3.23%) F5
14 5 (2.69%) Apple
14 5 (2.69%) NetApp
15 4 (2.15%) BT
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