The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 58 54 52
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing HP 83 62 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.71% 2.89% 2.99%
As % of the Vendors category 6.57% 6.72% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 40 44
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £139 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 12
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £13.93 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £17.50 £24.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -3.44%
Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1263 922 1255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.21% 43.02% 41.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 542 680
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 67 100
Average hourly rate £20.06 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.62% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £11.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £41.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
HP
England

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 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Wiltshire +5 26 £400 +20.30% 7
Gloucestershire -8 19 £364 -19.22% 5
Bristol -25 14 £325 +4.83% 7
Somerset -16 5 £325 - 15
Dorset -1 3 £225 -31.29%
Devon -11 3 £300 -14.28%
Cornwall - 2 £120 - 1
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 82 (55.03%) Windows
2 66 (44.30%) Security Cleared
3 52 (34.90%) Microsoft
4 40 (26.85%) VMware
5 36 (24.16%) DV Cleared
6 35 (23.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (22.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (22.15%) HP Quality Center
8 32 (21.48%) Active Directory
9 30 (20.13%) Cisco
10 29 (19.46%) MS Excel
11 28 (18.79%) ITIL
11 28 (18.79%) Telecoms
12 26 (17.45%) SAN
12 26 (17.45%) SC Cleared
13 25 (16.78%) Windows 7
14 22 (14.77%) Firewall
15 21 (14.09%) SLA
16 20 (13.42%) MS Exchange
16 20 (13.42%) User Acceptance Testing
17 19 (12.75%) Windows Server 2012
17 19 (12.75%) DNS
17 19 (12.75%) Linux
18 17 (11.41%) MS Visio
18 17 (11.41%) DHCP
18 17 (11.41%) VMware Infrastructure
18 17 (11.41%) Test Automation
19 16 (10.74%) Performance Testing
20 15 (10.07%) Citrix
20 15 (10.07%) Symantec

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 20 (13.42%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (4.70%) Lync
7 5 (3.36%) MS Project Server
8 4 (2.68%) Exstream Dialogue
9 3 (2.01%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.34%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.34%) IIS
11 1 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 29 (19.46%) MS Excel
2 17 (11.41%) MS Visio
3 14 (9.40%) MS Office
4 6 (4.03%) MS Project
5 4 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (2.01%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (3.36%) BASE24
2 4 (2.68%) Exstream
3 3 (2.01%) assyst
4 2 (1.34%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.67%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.45%) SAN
2 22 (14.77%) Firewall
3 19 (12.75%) DNS
4 17 (11.41%) DHCP
5 13 (8.72%) WAN
6 11 (7.38%) LAN
7 9 (6.04%) IP Telephony
8 7 (4.70%) ATM
9 6 (4.03%) NAS
10 5 (3.36%) Wireless
11 4 (2.68%) TCP/IP
11 4 (2.68%) VPN
12 3 (2.01%) HTTP
12 3 (2.01%) Multicast
12 3 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (2.01%) Network Security
13 2 (1.34%) SNMP
13 2 (1.34%) VoIP
13 2 (1.34%) ADSL
13 2 (1.34%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.68%) MySQL
3 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.67%) DataStage
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (9.40%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (4.70%) LoadRunner
3 6 (4.03%) JIRA
4 4 (2.68%) JMeter
5 3 (2.01%) Selenium
5 3 (2.01%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.34%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.67%) Concordion
General
1 28 (18.79%) Telecoms
2 15 (10.07%) Finance
3 4 (2.68%) Retail
4 3 (2.01%) Front Office
4 3 (2.01%) Back Office
5 2 (1.34%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.34%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (17.45%) Analyst
2 21 (14.09%) Administrator
3 16 (10.74%) Systems Administrator
4 13 (8.72%) Test Manager
5 12 (8.05%) Test Analyst
6 10 (6.71%) Deployment Engineer
7 9 (6.04%) Developer
8 8 (5.37%) Storage Administrator
8 8 (5.37%) Project Manager
9 7 (4.70%) Network Engineer
10 6 (4.03%) Storage Systems Administrator
10 6 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.03%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 6 (4.03%) Tester
11 5 (3.36%) Desktop Support
11 5 (3.36%) Consultant
11 5 (3.36%) Support Engineer
12 4 (2.68%) Server Engineer
12 4 (2.68%) Analyst Developer
12 4 (2.68%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.01%) .NET
2 2 (1.34%) WCF
2 2 (1.34%) SOAP
2 2 (1.34%) XML
3 1 (0.67%) Middleware
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.04%) NHS
1 9 (6.04%) IVR
2 6 (4.03%) Economics
3 5 (3.36%) Tandem
3 5 (3.36%) Statistics
4 4 (2.68%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.68%) Clustering
4 4 (2.68%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.68%) EFT
5 3 (2.01%) Open Source
6 2 (1.34%) Wiki
7 1 (0.67%) EPoS
7 1 (0.67%) CESG
7 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.67%) CMDB
7 1 (0.67%) APACS
7 1 (0.67%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.67%) Replication
7 1 (0.67%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 82 (55.03%) Windows
2 35 (23.49%) Windows Server 2003
3 33 (22.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (16.78%) Windows 7
5 19 (12.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (12.75%) Linux
6 14 (9.40%) UNIX
7 13 (8.72%) Windows XP
8 11 (7.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.34%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.34%) Solaris
10 1 (0.67%) AIX
10 1 (0.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.79%) ITIL
2 20 (13.42%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (11.41%) Test Automation
4 16 (10.74%) Performance Testing
5 15 (10.07%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (8.72%) Project Management
6 13 (8.72%) Waterfall
7 9 (6.04%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (6.04%) WFM
7 9 (6.04%) System Testing
7 9 (6.04%) Matrix Management
8 7 (4.70%) SOA
8 7 (4.70%) PRINCE2
8 7 (4.70%) Software Engineering
8 7 (4.70%) Software Testing
8 7 (4.70%) Project Planning
8 7 (4.70%) Change Management
8 7 (4.70%) Test Management
9 6 (4.03%) Test Scripting
9 6 (4.03%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.38%) SQL
2 9 (6.04%) Python
3 7 (4.70%) Perl
3 7 (4.70%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.03%) Ruby
4 6 (4.03%) VBScript
5 5 (3.36%) VB
6 4 (2.68%) SELCOPY
6 4 (2.68%) COBOL
6 4 (2.68%) JCL
6 4 (2.68%) REXX
7 2 (1.34%) Java
7 2 (1.34%) C#
7 2 (1.34%) C++
8 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (44.30%) Security Cleared
2 36 (24.16%) DV Cleared
3 26 (17.45%) SC Cleared
4 11 (7.38%) ISTQB
5 10 (6.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (6.04%) ISEB
7 7 (4.70%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (4.70%) CCNP
7 7 (4.70%) MCSE
8 6 (4.03%) MCP
9 5 (3.36%) MCITP
9 5 (3.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (2.68%) CCNA
11 2 (1.34%) OCA
11 2 (1.34%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.67%) RHCE
12 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.67%) OCP
12 1 (0.67%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.09%) SLA
2 6 (4.03%) QA
3 2 (1.34%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 32 (21.48%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.04%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.37%) vCloud
5 7 (4.70%) VMware ESX
5 7 (4.70%) vSphere
6 5 (3.36%) XenApp
7 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (2.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (2.01%) NFS
9 2 (1.34%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.34%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.67%) Samba
10 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (22.15%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (10.07%) HP SIM
3 14 (9.40%) NetBackup
4 13 (8.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 13 (8.72%) SCOM
5 12 (8.05%) SCCM
6 9 (6.04%) Cisco IPCC
7 7 (4.70%) SCOrch
8 6 (4.03%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (3.36%) OpenView
10 4 (2.68%) Tivoli
11 3 (2.01%) CiscoWorks
11 3 (2.01%) HP NNM
11 3 (2.01%) WSUS
11 3 (2.01%) Backup Exec
11 3 (2.01%) SCSM
12 1 (0.67%) nmon
12 1 (0.67%) SCDPM
12 1 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 52 (34.90%) Microsoft
2 40 (26.85%) VMware
3 30 (20.13%) Cisco
4 15 (10.07%) Citrix
4 15 (10.07%) Symantec
5 14 (9.40%) 3PAR
5 14 (9.40%) Oracle
6 11 (7.38%) IBM
7 10 (6.71%) Dell
8 9 (6.04%) Genesys
8 9 (6.04%) Siemens
8 9 (6.04%) Empirix
8 9 (6.04%) Verint
9 7 (4.70%) EMC
9 7 (4.70%) Brocade
9 7 (4.70%) ProCurve
10 6 (4.03%) NetApp
11 5 (3.36%) Primavera
12 4 (2.68%) F5
13 3 (2.01%) Juniper
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