The table below looks at the statistics for HP APS in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP APS over the 3 months to 18 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Accredited Platform Specialist (HP APS)
Rank 604 567 541
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -26
Contract jobs citing HP APS 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.035% 0.022% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.25 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11413 9164 8889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.63% 17.73% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6633 5091 4657
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 547 394 612
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -21.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

HP APS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP APS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HP APS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HP APS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP APS within the UK.

HP APS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

HP APS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP APS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

HP APS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

HP APS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP APS within the UK.

HP APS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

HP APS
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP APS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England -27 4 £300 - 2
Berkshire - 2 £498 -
South East - 2 £498 -
South West - - - -
Bristol - - - -
London - - - - 2
Greenwich - - - -

HP APS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing HP APS 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 APS.

1 6 (100.00%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (50.00%) Dell
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
4 2 (33.33%) NetApp
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) AS400
4 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (33.33%) iSeries
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) MCITP
4 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM

HP APS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing HP APS 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 APS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (16.67%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (16.67%) Kerberos
3 1 (16.67%) SNMP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) IT Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Hardware Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Customer Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) AS400
1 2 (33.33%) iSeries
2 1 (16.67%) CMDB
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
2 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Docker
3 1 (16.67%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (16.67%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (50.00%) Dell
4 2 (33.33%) NetApp
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
5 1 (16.67%) Infoblox
5 1 (16.67%) Computacenter
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) Sun
5 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (16.67%) webMethods
5 1 (16.67%) Symantec
5 1 (16.67%) Remedy
5 1 (16.67%) Compaq
5 1 (16.67%) BMC
5 1 (16.67%) EMC