The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 72 58 68
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs citing HP 1530 1745 1471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.61% 3.14% 2.79%
As % of the Vendors category 5.95% 6.86% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 941 805
Average daily rate
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£358 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £209 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £475 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 104 118
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £30.00 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.29 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.24% +8.03%

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25732 25448 24415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.93% 45.76% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15200 14185 13493
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1100 1086 1100
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.46 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% -5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

HP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HP
Daily Rate Trend

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

HP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

HP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

HP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

HP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

HP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

HP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

HP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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 -16 1388 £363 +3.78% 308
London -10 510 £400 - 102
South East -8 400 £361 +11.66% 68
City of London +23 133 £413 - 27
North West -23 114 £350 +16.66% 25
Berkshire 0 108 £323 +7.50% 21
Hampshire -29 99 £373 +9.96% 13
Scotland -26 89 £349 +0.28% 15
East of England -7 87 £375 +11.94% 24
Surrey +34 84 £400 +33.33% 10
Yorkshire -23 74 £328 +2.34% 34
North East -13 69 £300 -14.28% 2
Tyne and Wear -8 63 £310 -12.67% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 60 £310 -12.67% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 57 £310 -11.42% 5
South West -43 53 £250 -28.57% 21
Leatherhead - 48 £400 - 1
East Midlands -14 46 £360 +3.22% 9
Milton Keynes +4 45 £310 -12.98% 4
Manchester -18 43 £345 +6.97% 17
Edinburgh +11 41 £350 +7.69% 10
West Yorkshire -31 40 £390 +20.00% 21
West Midlands -32 39 £340 +13.33% 20
Hertfordshire +8 38 £413 +18.27% 14
Gosport 0 29 £375 -5.06%
Cheshire -5 29 £357 +164.44% 4
Reading -12 27 £356 +18.75% 7
Renfrewshire -2 26 £338 -2.87%
Erskine +1 25 £338 -2.87%
Slough +5 24 £315 +35.48%

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1118 (36.72%) Windows
2 819 (26.90%) VMware
3 814 (26.73%) Microsoft
4 650 (21.35%) Security Cleared
5 611 (20.07%) Cisco
6 602 (19.77%) ITIL
7 583 (19.15%) Active Directory
8 582 (19.11%) SQL
9 539 (17.70%) Finance
10 538 (17.67%) SAN
11 523 (17.18%) VMware Infrastructure
12 489 (16.06%) SC Cleared
13 485 (15.93%) HP Quality Center
14 451 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
15 432 (14.19%) Linux
16 412 (13.53%) Citrix
17 398 (13.07%) UNIX
18 361 (11.86%) Oracle
19 356 (11.69%) Data Centre
20 351 (11.53%) MS Excel
21 346 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
22 341 (11.20%) Firewall
23 312 (10.25%) IBM
24 304 (9.98%) Windows Server 2012
25 295 (9.69%) DNS
26 277 (9.10%) Migration
27 276 (9.06%) Project Management
28 274 (9.00%) MS Office
29 268 (8.80%) SQL Server
30 265 (8.70%) Test Scripting

HP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 239 (7.85%) MS Exchange
2 184 (6.04%) SharePoint
3 119 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 69 (2.27%) Lync
4 69 (2.27%) IIS
5 58 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 47 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 43 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
8 40 (1.31%) WebSphere
9 38 (1.25%) CMS
10 37 (1.22%) Apache
11 28 (0.92%) OpenStack
12 26 (0.85%) WebLogic
13 25 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 24 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
15 20 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
15 20 (0.66%) WorkSite
16 18 (0.59%) Tomcat
17 17 (0.56%) MQSeries
18 14 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 351 (11.53%) MS Excel
2 274 (9.00%) MS Office
3 79 (2.59%) MS Visio
4 38 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 35 (1.15%) MS Project
6 10 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.066%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.033%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.033%) DOC1
8 1 (0.033%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.033%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 42 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.25%) Exstream
3 26 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
4 11 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.33%) SAP CRM
5 10 (0.33%) SAP HR
6 9 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
7 8 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 8 (0.26%) SAP FI
8 7 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
8 7 (0.23%) SAP CO
9 6 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (0.16%) assyst
10 5 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
10 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.16%) SAP BPC
10 5 (0.16%) Markit EDM
10 5 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 72 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (1.81%) Office 365
4 24 (0.79%) IaaS
5 22 (0.72%) SaaS
6 17 (0.56%) PaaS
7 15 (0.49%) HP Helion
8 9 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
9 7 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.20%) Google Apps
10 6 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.16%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.13%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.066%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.066%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.033%) IBM PureFlex
14 1 (0.033%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 538 (17.67%) SAN
2 341 (11.20%) Firewall
3 295 (9.69%) DNS
4 245 (8.05%) WAN
5 244 (8.01%) LAN
6 220 (7.22%) DHCP
7 218 (7.16%) TCP/IP
8 125 (4.11%) VLAN
9 124 (4.07%) VPN
10 116 (3.81%) NAS
11 111 (3.65%) Network Security
12 108 (3.55%) Wireless
13 98 (3.22%) Internet
14 80 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
15 74 (2.43%) BGP
16 72 (2.36%) MPLS
17 68 (2.23%) LDAP
18 62 (2.04%) OSPF
19 57 (1.87%) VoIP
19 57 (1.87%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 92 (3.02%) Oracle Database
3 75 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 72 (2.36%) MySQL
5 67 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
6 43 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 39 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 36 (1.18%) Big Data
9 32 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
11 24 (0.79%) Relational Database
12 22 (0.72%) Hadoop
12 22 (0.72%) DB2
13 18 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (0.43%) MongoDB
14 13 (0.43%) DbVisualizer
14 13 (0.43%) RDBMS
15 12 (0.39%) SAP BW
15 12 (0.39%) IDOL
15 12 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 117 (3.84%) HP UFT
2 115 (3.78%) LoadRunner
3 108 (3.55%) JIRA
4 84 (2.76%) SoapUI
5 80 (2.63%) Selenium
6 35 (1.15%) Subversion
7 32 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 30 (0.99%) Jenkins
9 28 (0.92%) WebDriver
10 25 (0.82%) Git (software)
11 23 (0.76%) Cucumber
11 23 (0.76%) JMeter
11 23 (0.76%) MSI
11 23 (0.76%) Eclipse
12 18 (0.59%) Ant
13 17 (0.56%) JUnit
14 16 (0.53%) Visual Studio
14 16 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 14 (0.46%) Gerrit
15 14 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
General
1 539 (17.70%) Finance
2 221 (7.26%) Banking
3 149 (4.89%) Telecoms
4 69 (2.27%) Retail
5 61 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 49 (1.61%) Legal
7 44 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 22 (0.72%) Back Office
9 21 (0.69%) Marketing
10 20 (0.66%) Law
11 17 (0.56%) Billing
12 16 (0.53%) Advertising
12 16 (0.53%) Publishing
13 13 (0.43%) Automotive
13 13 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.39%) Electronics
14 12 (0.39%) Retail Banking
14 12 (0.39%) Military
15 9 (0.30%) Front Office
16 8 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 583 (19.15%) Analyst
2 270 (8.87%) Test Analyst
3 241 (7.91%) Consultant
4 221 (7.26%) Architect
5 154 (5.06%) Network Engineer
6 143 (4.70%) Support Engineer
7 140 (4.60%) Administrator
8 138 (4.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 137 (4.50%) Tester
10 133 (4.37%) Test Manager
11 108 (3.55%) Developer
12 95 (3.12%) Systems Administrator
13 93 (3.05%) Project Manager
14 92 (3.02%) Support Analyst
15 78 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
16 70 (2.30%) Wintel Engineer
16 70 (2.30%) Test Leader
17 65 (2.13%) Desktop Support
17 65 (2.13%) Server Engineer
18 63 (2.07%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (6.96%) XML
2 162 (5.32%) HTML
3 139 (4.56%) .NET
4 126 (4.14%) Web Services
5 109 (3.58%) SOAP
6 72 (2.36%) JSP
7 71 (2.33%) Middleware
8 63 (2.07%) CSS
9 54 (1.77%) ASP.NET
10 49 (1.61%) XML Messaging
11 38 (1.25%) J2EE
12 20 (0.66%) Flash
12 20 (0.66%) Application Packaging
13 16 (0.53%) SailPoint
14 15 (0.49%) JDBC
15 14 (0.46%) JSON
16 13 (0.43%) Software Packaging
16 13 (0.43%) Servlets
16 13 (0.43%) XSD
17 12 (0.39%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 356 (11.69%) Data Centre
2 234 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
3 124 (4.07%) Clustering
4 91 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 85 (2.79%) Replication
6 57 (1.87%) Computer Science
6 57 (1.87%) CMDB
7 53 (1.74%) Blackberry
8 50 (1.64%) HP Storage
9 37 (1.22%) PKI
10 35 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
11 34 (1.12%) Client/Server
12 32 (1.05%) Mainframe
12 32 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
13 30 (0.99%) Thin Client
13 30 (0.99%) Fat Client
14 29 (0.95%) Private Cloud
15 25 (0.82%) Fixed Income
16 24 (0.79%) NHS
17 23 (0.76%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1118 (36.72%) Windows
2 451 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 432 (14.19%) Linux
4 398 (13.07%) UNIX
5 346 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 304 (9.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 245 (8.05%) Windows 7
8 170 (5.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 119 (3.91%) Solaris
10 111 (3.65%) AIX
11 86 (2.82%) Windows XP
12 74 (2.43%) HPUX
13 46 (1.51%) Android
14 39 (1.28%) Windows 8
15 29 (0.95%) SUSE
16 24 (0.79%) Data ONTAP
17 23 (0.76%) CentOS
18 22 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
18 22 (0.72%) Windows Vista
19 21 (0.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (19.77%) ITIL
2 277 (9.10%) Migration
3 276 (9.06%) Project Management
4 265 (8.70%) Test Scripting
5 217 (7.13%) Service Management
6 215 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
7 159 (5.22%) Test Management
8 157 (5.16%) User Acceptance Testing
9 137 (4.50%) Change Management
10 132 (4.33%) ITSM
11 125 (4.11%) Service Delivery
12 119 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
13 116 (3.81%) Incident Management
14 107 (3.51%) Change Control
15 103 (3.38%) Configuration Management
16 102 (3.35%) Performance Testing
17 99 (3.25%) Software Testing
18 96 (3.15%) Workflow
19 95 (3.12%) Test Automation
20 93 (3.05%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 582 (19.11%) SQL
2 237 (7.78%) PowerShell
3 220 (7.22%) Java
4 130 (4.27%) JavaScript
5 128 (4.20%) Perl
6 115 (3.78%) Shell Script
7 100 (3.28%) VBScript
8 77 (2.53%) PL/SQL
9 68 (2.23%) C
10 66 (2.17%) C#
11 62 (2.04%) VB
12 53 (1.74%) Python
13 40 (1.31%) Bash Shell
14 34 (1.12%) VBA
15 31 (1.02%) Ruby
16 22 (0.72%) T-SQL
16 22 (0.72%) PHP
17 20 (0.66%) VB.NET
18 17 (0.56%) Korn
19 16 (0.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 650 (21.35%) Security Cleared
2 489 (16.06%) SC Cleared
3 213 (7.00%) ISTQB
4 201 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 182 (5.98%) Cisco Certification
6 171 (5.62%) ISEB
7 153 (5.02%) Degree
8 136 (4.47%) DV Cleared
9 120 (3.94%) MCSE
10 110 (3.61%) CCNA
11 105 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 82 (2.69%) CCNP
13 78 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
14 57 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 53 (1.74%) MCP
16 47 (1.54%) MCITP
17 42 (1.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 39 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 39 (1.28%) MCSA
19 35 (1.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (5.71%) QA
2 157 (5.16%) SLA
3 16 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.49%) JSP 440
5 13 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.26%) Solvency II
6 8 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.23%) GxP
7 7 (0.23%) EMIR
7 7 (0.23%) MiFID
8 5 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 5 (0.16%) GAMP
9 4 (0.13%) COBIT
9 4 (0.13%) IEC 61508
9 4 (0.13%) DO-178B
9 4 (0.13%) DO-254
9 4 (0.13%) ARP4754
9 4 (0.13%) ARP4761
10 3 (0.099%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 583 (19.15%) Active Directory
2 523 (17.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 255 (8.37%) vSphere
4 199 (6.54%) Hyper-V
5 138 (4.53%) XenApp
6 123 (4.04%) VMware ESX
7 85 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
8 42 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 42 (1.38%) NFS
8 42 (1.38%) XenDesktop
9 37 (1.22%) Xen
10 36 (1.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 36 (1.18%) vCloud
11 35 (1.15%) XenServer
12 33 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 23 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 20 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
15 18 (0.59%) SRDF
16 16 (0.53%) Docker
17 15 (0.49%) KVM
Systems Management
1 485 (15.93%) HP Quality Center
2 198 (6.50%) SCCM
3 91 (2.99%) OpenView
4 79 (2.59%) SCOM
5 77 (2.53%) NetBackup
6 67 (2.20%) Puppet
7 58 (1.90%) Tivoli
8 50 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 49 (1.61%) Backup Exec
10 48 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
11 47 (1.54%) HP Data Protector
12 45 (1.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 43 (1.41%) OVSD
14 37 (1.22%) HP SIM
15 36 (1.18%) HP Operations Orchestration
16 33 (1.08%) WSUS
17 25 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
18 23 (0.76%) vMotion
19 21 (0.69%) SCVMM
20 20 (0.66%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 819 (26.90%) VMware
2 814 (26.73%) Microsoft
3 611 (20.07%) Cisco
4 412 (13.53%) Citrix
5 361 (11.86%) Oracle
6 312 (10.25%) IBM
7 227 (7.45%) Red Hat
8 224 (7.36%) Dell
9 214 (7.03%) NetApp
10 176 (5.78%) EMC
11 160 (5.25%) 3PAR
12 134 (4.40%) Symantec
13 130 (4.27%) SAP
14 123 (4.04%) F5
15 119 (3.91%) BMC
16 115 (3.78%) CheckPoint
17 109 (3.58%) CA
17 109 (3.58%) Brocade
18 101 (3.32%) Juniper
19 88 (2.89%) Remedy
Hove, East Sussex
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £90.00 - £110.00 per day + n/a
Posted: 18 hours ago
East Riding
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Laptop & Phone
Posted: 19 hours ago
Peterlee, County Durham
Synergize Consulting Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Daresbury, Cheshire
SQ Computer Personnel
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hayes, Middlesex
@ITS
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Pesaro Limited
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £25 to £33 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £470 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hudson IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Client Server
Rate: £350 to £400 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago