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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 101 99 39
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -60
Contract jobs citing HP 38 46 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.26% 1.56% 4.12%
As % of the Vendors category 3.33% 3.63% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 60
Average daily rate
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£420 £338 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £175 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £470 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.01% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 3
Average hourly rate £20.19 £13.75 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.80% -9.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.35 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £18.00 £15.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £13.86 £13.25
% change year-on-year
+19.81% +4.62%
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
1141 1266 866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.73% 42.80% 43.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 832 505
Average daily rate £365 £350 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 77 51
Average hourly rate £20.19 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.34% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £37.50 £40.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -5 11 £600 +50.00% 7
Gloucestershire -13 11 £425 +70.00% 3
Bristol +3 6 £360 -22.24% 8
Somerset - 6 £525 - 3
Dorset -1 2 £290 +22.10% 2
Devon -4 2 £158 -60.56% 4
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 36 (38.30%) Security Cleared
2 29 (30.85%) VMware
3 28 (29.79%) Windows
4 26 (27.66%) HP Quality Center
5 24 (25.53%) SC Cleared
5 24 (25.53%) Cisco
6 23 (24.47%) Microsoft
6 23 (24.47%) Data Centre
7 21 (22.34%) Active Directory
7 21 (22.34%) Linux
8 16 (17.02%) ISEB
9 14 (14.89%) Citrix
9 14 (14.89%) Test Scripting
9 14 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (13.83%) ISTQB
11 12 (12.77%) Software Testing
11 12 (12.77%) DNS
12 11 (11.70%) Firewall
12 11 (11.70%) Red Hat
12 11 (11.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (11.70%) MS Exchange
12 11 (11.70%) DHCP
12 11 (11.70%) DV Cleared
13 10 (10.64%) JIRA
13 10 (10.64%) Automated Testing
14 9 (9.57%) Load Testing
14 9 (9.57%) vSphere
14 9 (9.57%) TCP/IP
14 9 (9.57%) VPN

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 11 (11.70%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.26%) Lync
4 1 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.06%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.06%) CMS
4 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.06%) IIS
4 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.06%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (9.57%) MS Office
2 8 (8.51%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.06%) Windchill
4 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.32%) Summit
2 1 (1.06%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.77%) DNS
2 11 (11.70%) DHCP
2 11 (11.70%) Firewall
3 9 (9.57%) TCP/IP
3 9 (9.57%) VPN
4 8 (8.51%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (8.51%) MPLS
5 7 (7.45%) OSPF
5 7 (7.45%) IP Telephony
5 7 (7.45%) LAN
6 6 (6.38%) Wireless
6 6 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (6.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (6.38%) Spanning Tree
7 5 (5.32%) WAN
7 5 (5.32%) Unified Communications
7 5 (5.32%) FWSM
7 5 (5.32%) Cisco IPT
7 5 (5.32%) BGP
7 5 (5.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.06%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.06%) Big Data
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.06%) SQLite
4 1 (1.06%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 10 (10.64%) JIRA
2 8 (8.51%) LoadRunner
3 4 (4.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.13%) Maven
4 2 (2.13%) Selenium
4 2 (2.13%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.13%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.06%) Ant
General
1 4 (4.26%) Finance
1 4 (4.26%) Banking
2 3 (3.19%) Retail
2 3 (3.19%) Retail Banking
2 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.06%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (13.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (12.77%) Analyst
2 12 (12.77%) Support Engineer
3 9 (9.57%) Tester
4 8 (8.51%) Network Engineer
4 8 (8.51%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (7.45%) Test Analyst
6 5 (5.32%) Architect
6 5 (5.32%) Test Manager
6 5 (5.32%) Network Analyst
6 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Senior Network Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Technical Architect
7 4 (4.26%) Administrator
7 4 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) Consultant
8 3 (3.19%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) SOAP
1 3 (3.19%) Middleware
1 3 (3.19%) JSON
1 3 (3.19%) REST
2 2 (2.13%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (2.13%) XML
3 1 (1.06%) XSD
3 1 (1.06%) JMS
3 1 (1.06%) WSDL
3 1 (1.06%) Java EE
3 1 (1.06%) Web Services
3 1 (1.06%) PostGIS
3 1 (1.06%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (24.47%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.45%) Clustering
3 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.19%) PKI
4 3 (3.19%) NHS
5 2 (2.13%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.13%) Replication
5 2 (2.13%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.06%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.06%) CMDB
6 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (29.79%) Windows
2 21 (22.34%) Linux
3 14 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (11.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (9.57%) UNIX
5 9 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (8.51%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.26%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.13%) AIX
9 1 (1.06%) HPUX
9 1 (1.06%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.89%) Test Scripting
2 12 (12.77%) Software Testing
3 10 (10.64%) Automated Testing
4 9 (9.57%) Load Testing
5 7 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (6.38%) Migration
6 6 (6.38%) Network Management
6 6 (6.38%) Kernel Tuning
6 6 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (6.38%) User Stories
6 6 (6.38%) Mentoring
7 5 (5.32%) Test Management
7 5 (5.32%) Network Load Balancing
7 5 (5.32%) Asset Management
7 5 (5.32%) Service Management
7 5 (5.32%) ITIL
8 4 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.26%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.26%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.57%) SQL
2 6 (6.38%) C
2 6 (6.38%) Shell Script
3 4 (4.26%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.26%) Java
4 1 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (38.30%) Security Cleared
2 24 (25.53%) SC Cleared
3 16 (17.02%) ISEB
4 13 (13.83%) ISTQB
5 11 (11.70%) DV Cleared
6 6 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (6.38%) CCNA
7 4 (4.26%) CCNP
8 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (3.19%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (3.19%) MCTS
8 3 (3.19%) MCITP
9 2 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.13%) RHCE
10 1 (1.06%) CCSP
10 1 (1.06%) OCA
10 1 (1.06%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.38%) ISO 9001
2 5 (5.32%) ISO 14001
3 3 (3.19%) QA
4 2 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (22.34%) Active Directory
2 14 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.57%) vSphere
4 8 (8.51%) Hyper-V
5 6 (6.38%) Firmware
6 4 (4.26%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.13%) ISA Server
7 2 (2.13%) XenApp
8 1 (1.06%) NDS
Systems Management
1 26 (27.66%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (8.51%) SCCM
3 5 (5.32%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (4.26%) SCOM
5 3 (3.19%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.13%) Puppet
6 2 (2.13%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.06%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (1.06%) WSUS
7 1 (1.06%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (1.06%) OpenView
Vendors
1 29 (30.85%) VMware
2 24 (25.53%) Cisco
3 23 (24.47%) Microsoft
4 14 (14.89%) Citrix
5 11 (11.70%) Red Hat
6 8 (8.51%) CheckPoint
7 7 (7.45%) Nokia
7 7 (7.45%) SolarWinds
8 6 (6.38%) Infoblox
8 6 (6.38%) Blue Coat
8 6 (6.38%) Symantec
8 6 (6.38%) Dell
8 6 (6.38%) IBM
9 5 (5.32%) Juniper
9 5 (5.32%) CA
9 5 (5.32%) McAfee
9 5 (5.32%) IronPort
9 5 (5.32%) TOWER Software
10 4 (4.26%) Teradata
11 3 (3.19%) Remedy
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