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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 70 58 63
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing HP 1580 1702 1513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.77% 3.11% 2.97%
As % of the Vendors category 6.32% 6.93% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 952 890 815
Average daily rate
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£364 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £217 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £331 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.74% +1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 95 144
Average hourly rate £17.74 £15.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.63% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.73 £26.50 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+16.65% +3.44%

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
25012 24551 23700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.84% 44.87% 46.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14745 13571 12809
Average daily rate £400 £376 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -2.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1081 1077 1191
Average hourly rate £18.07 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.25% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £40.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -8 1450 £375 +7.14% 301
London +12 524 £400 - 103
South East +3 439 £373 +7.20% 64
Berkshire +20 135 £311 +3.75% 28
East of England -2 126 £300 -2.04% 13
City of London +6 124 £414 +9.60% 30
North West -15 100 £375 +25.00% 26
Surrey +41 91 £413 +26.92% 10
Hampshire -33 89 £370 +6.48% 5
Scotland -25 84 £350 +1.44% 14
Buckinghamshire +19 76 £323 -11.03% 3
Yorkshire -27 68 £325 - 31
Milton Keynes +11 58 £310 -12.98% 2
Hertfordshire +6 55 £350 +12.00% 6
North East -17 53 £275 -21.98% 4
South West -21 51 £275 -21.42% 19
Leatherhead +6 49 £403 +15.00%
Tyne and Wear -13 49 £275 -23.07% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 47 £275 -23.07% 1
East Midlands -6 43 £400 +18.51% 15
West Midlands -11 43 £400 +33.33% 23
Reading +9 41 £313 +5.93% 13
West Yorkshire -22 41 £395 +21.53% 17
Manchester -15 35 £348 +7.75% 13
Edinburgh -5 28 £350 +5.66% 7
Leeds -24 26 £400 +23.07% 15
Renfrewshire -3 25 £375 +7.91%
Erskine 0 24 £375 +7.91%
Slough +7 23 £314 +34.94% 5
Cheshire -10 23 £364 +77.56% 6

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1163 (37.12%) Windows
2 835 (26.65%) VMware
3 832 (26.56%) Microsoft
4 686 (21.90%) Security Cleared
5 633 (20.20%) ITIL
6 610 (19.47%) Cisco
7 600 (19.15%) Active Directory
8 562 (17.94%) SQL
9 555 (17.71%) SAN
10 538 (17.17%) Finance
11 532 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
12 499 (15.93%) SC Cleared
13 493 (15.74%) Windows Server 2008
14 478 (15.26%) HP Quality Center
15 446 (14.24%) Linux
16 416 (13.28%) Citrix
17 403 (12.86%) UNIX
18 394 (12.58%) Windows Server 2003
19 366 (11.68%) Oracle
20 358 (11.43%) Data Centre
21 351 (11.20%) MS Excel
22 321 (10.25%) Firewall
23 318 (10.15%) Windows Server 2012
24 298 (9.51%) DNS
25 297 (9.48%) IBM
26 295 (9.42%) Migration
27 280 (8.94%) MS Office
28 275 (8.78%) SQL Server
29 270 (8.62%) Project Management
30 262 (8.36%) Service Management

HP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 235 (7.50%) MS Exchange
2 186 (5.94%) SharePoint
3 110 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 82 (2.62%) IIS
5 71 (2.27%) Lync
6 68 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 48 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 46 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
9 43 (1.37%) Apache
10 42 (1.34%) WebSphere
11 41 (1.31%) CMS
12 34 (1.09%) WebLogic
13 30 (0.96%) OpenStack
14 27 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 27 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
15 24 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
16 19 (0.61%) Tomcat
17 14 (0.45%) MQSeries
17 14 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
18 13 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 351 (11.20%) MS Excel
2 280 (8.94%) MS Office
3 71 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 40 (1.28%) MS Project
5 35 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.064%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.032%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.032%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.032%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 44 (1.40%) Exstream
2 41 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 36 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 36 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.32%) SAP CRM
4 10 (0.32%) SAP HR
5 9 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 6 (0.19%) Optimost
7 6 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
8 5 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.16%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
9 4 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 60 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (1.63%) Office 365
3 42 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (0.67%) IaaS
5 18 (0.57%) SaaS
6 16 (0.51%) PaaS
7 14 (0.45%) HP Helion
8 9 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
9 7 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.19%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.16%) Google Apps
12 4 (0.13%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.13%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.096%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.032%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.032%) IBM PureFlex
14 1 (0.032%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 555 (17.71%) SAN
2 321 (10.25%) Firewall
3 298 (9.51%) DNS
4 223 (7.12%) DHCP
5 217 (6.93%) LAN
6 216 (6.89%) WAN
7 198 (6.32%) TCP/IP
8 120 (3.83%) NAS
9 112 (3.57%) Network Security
10 107 (3.42%) VLAN
11 105 (3.35%) VPN
12 103 (3.29%) Wireless
13 92 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
14 89 (2.84%) Internet
15 70 (2.23%) LDAP
16 65 (2.07%) BGP
17 62 (1.98%) MPLS
18 57 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
19 56 (1.79%) NetScaler
20 55 (1.76%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (8.78%) SQL Server
2 98 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 73 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 70 (2.23%) Oracle Reports
5 62 (1.98%) MySQL
6 41 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 39 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
8 38 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
9 35 (1.12%) Big Data
10 29 (0.93%) Hadoop
11 25 (0.80%) Relational Database
12 24 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
13 20 (0.64%) MongoDB
14 19 (0.61%) DB2
15 15 (0.48%) RDBMS
16 12 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 11 (0.35%) IDOL
18 10 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
18 10 (0.32%) DbVisualizer
18 10 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 113 (3.61%) LoadRunner
2 108 (3.45%) HP UFT
2 108 (3.45%) JIRA
3 77 (2.46%) SoapUI
4 62 (1.98%) Selenium
5 33 (1.05%) Subversion
6 31 (0.99%) JMeter
7 29 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (0.83%) Git (software)
9 25 (0.80%) Jenkins
9 25 (0.80%) MSI
10 24 (0.77%) Eclipse
11 21 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 21 (0.67%) Cucumber
12 19 (0.61%) WebDriver
13 17 (0.54%) Ant
13 17 (0.54%) JUnit
14 16 (0.51%) Visual Studio
14 16 (0.51%) Gerrit
15 13 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
General
1 538 (17.17%) Finance
2 204 (6.51%) Banking
3 155 (4.95%) Telecoms
4 63 (2.01%) Retail
5 49 (1.56%) Investment Banking
6 44 (1.40%) Legal
7 43 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 24 (0.77%) Marketing
9 21 (0.67%) Billing
10 17 (0.54%) Publishing
11 16 (0.51%) Back Office
12 15 (0.48%) Advertising
12 15 (0.48%) Automotive
12 15 (0.48%) Law
13 12 (0.38%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.32%) Electronics
16 9 (0.29%) Front Office
16 9 (0.29%) Retail Banking
17 8 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 566 (18.07%) Analyst
2 244 (7.79%) Test Analyst
3 241 (7.69%) Consultant
4 219 (6.99%) Architect
5 149 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 148 (4.72%) Network Engineer
7 146 (4.66%) Administrator
8 143 (4.56%) Tester
9 132 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 119 (3.80%) Test Manager
11 102 (3.26%) Developer
12 100 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support
13 99 (3.16%) Systems Administrator
14 98 (3.13%) Support Analyst
15 96 (3.06%) Project Manager
16 80 (2.55%) Server Engineer
17 77 (2.46%) Test Leader
18 74 (2.36%) Wintel Engineer
19 66 (2.11%) Infrastructure Architect
20 63 (2.01%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (6.22%) XML
2 150 (4.79%) HTML
3 143 (4.56%) .NET
4 122 (3.89%) Web Services
5 108 (3.45%) SOAP
6 83 (2.65%) Middleware
7 69 (2.20%) JSP
8 60 (1.92%) CSS
9 59 (1.88%) ASP.NET
10 45 (1.44%) XML Messaging
11 36 (1.15%) J2EE
12 28 (0.89%) Application Packaging
13 17 (0.54%) JDBC
14 14 (0.45%) XSD
14 14 (0.45%) JMS
15 13 (0.41%) Flash
15 13 (0.41%) JNDI
16 11 (0.35%) SailPoint
17 9 (0.29%) Ajax
17 9 (0.29%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 358 (11.43%) Data Centre
2 261 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 160 (5.11%) Clustering
4 97 (3.10%) Management Information System
5 80 (2.55%) Replication
6 69 (2.20%) Computer Science
7 62 (1.98%) CMDB
8 56 (1.79%) Blackberry
9 53 (1.69%) HP Storage
10 49 (1.56%) Private Cloud
11 38 (1.21%) PKI
12 36 (1.15%) Client/Server
13 35 (1.12%) Thin Client
13 35 (1.12%) Fat Client
14 33 (1.05%) CLARiiON
15 30 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
16 28 (0.89%) HP StoreVirtual
17 27 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
18 26 (0.83%) EMC VNX
19 25 (0.80%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1163 (37.12%) Windows
2 493 (15.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 446 (14.24%) Linux
4 403 (12.86%) UNIX
5 394 (12.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 318 (10.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 248 (7.92%) Windows 7
8 160 (5.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 122 (3.89%) Solaris
10 105 (3.35%) AIX
11 101 (3.22%) HPUX
12 95 (3.03%) Windows XP
13 40 (1.28%) Android
14 33 (1.05%) Windows 8
15 31 (0.99%) SUSE
16 29 (0.93%) CentOS
17 27 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
17 27 (0.86%) Ubuntu
17 27 (0.86%) Data ONTAP
18 24 (0.77%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 633 (20.20%) ITIL
2 295 (9.42%) Migration
3 270 (8.62%) Project Management
4 262 (8.36%) Service Management
5 256 (8.17%) Test Scripting
6 213 (6.80%) Agile Software Development
7 157 (5.01%) User Acceptance Testing
8 143 (4.56%) Test Management
8 143 (4.56%) ITSM
9 139 (4.44%) Change Management
10 135 (4.31%) Incident Management
11 126 (4.02%) Service Delivery
12 110 (3.51%) Workflow
12 110 (3.51%) Change Control
13 109 (3.48%) Configuration Management
14 108 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
15 103 (3.29%) Stakeholder Management
16 102 (3.26%) Software Testing
17 101 (3.22%) Test Strategy
18 97 (3.10%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 562 (17.94%) SQL
2 243 (7.76%) PowerShell
3 208 (6.64%) Java
4 132 (4.21%) Perl
5 131 (4.18%) Shell Script
6 121 (3.86%) JavaScript
7 104 (3.32%) VBScript
8 83 (2.65%) PL/SQL
9 77 (2.46%) C
10 73 (2.33%) C#
11 62 (1.98%) Python
12 50 (1.60%) VB
13 46 (1.47%) Bash Shell
14 29 (0.93%) VBA
15 28 (0.89%) Ruby
16 23 (0.73%) Korn
17 22 (0.70%) PHP
18 21 (0.67%) VB.NET
19 15 (0.48%) C++
20 13 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 686 (21.90%) Security Cleared
2 499 (15.93%) SC Cleared
3 231 (7.37%) ISTQB
4 219 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 192 (6.13%) Cisco Certification
6 180 (5.75%) DV Cleared
7 172 (5.49%) ISEB
8 163 (5.20%) Degree
9 126 (4.02%) MCSE
10 111 (3.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 101 (3.22%) CCNA
12 90 (2.87%) CCNP
13 69 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
14 58 (1.85%) MCITP
15 56 (1.79%) MCP
16 54 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 46 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 38 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 36 (1.15%) PMI Certification
20 35 (1.12%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (5.65%) SLA
2 152 (4.85%) QA
3 20 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.61%) JSP 440
5 13 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.29%) Solvency II
7 7 (0.22%) EMIR
7 7 (0.22%) MiFID
7 7 (0.22%) GxP
8 6 (0.19%) GAMP
9 5 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 5 (0.16%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.096%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.096%) IEC 61508
10 3 (0.096%) DO-178B
10 3 (0.096%) DO-254
10 3 (0.096%) ARP4754
10 3 (0.096%) ARP4761
10 3 (0.096%) COBIT
System Software
1 600 (19.15%) Active Directory
2 532 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 245 (7.82%) vSphere
4 241 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 137 (4.37%) XenApp
6 113 (3.61%) VMware ESX
7 81 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
8 50 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 47 (1.50%) XenDesktop
10 46 (1.47%) NFS
11 41 (1.31%) XenServer
12 35 (1.12%) Xen
13 34 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 30 (0.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 29 (0.93%) vCloud
16 21 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
17 20 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 16 (0.51%) ISA Server
18 16 (0.51%) KVM
19 14 (0.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 478 (15.26%) HP Quality Center
2 211 (6.73%) SCCM
3 110 (3.51%) OpenView
4 84 (2.68%) SCOM
5 70 (2.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 68 (2.17%) NetBackup
6 68 (2.17%) Puppet
7 59 (1.88%) OVSD
8 52 (1.66%) Tivoli
9 49 (1.56%) HP Data Protector
10 45 (1.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 45 (1.44%) Backup Exec
11 44 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
12 40 (1.28%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 40 (1.28%) HP SIM
13 37 (1.18%) WSUS
14 26 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
15 23 (0.73%) SCVMM
16 21 (0.67%) ARCserve
17 19 (0.61%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 835 (26.65%) VMware
2 832 (26.56%) Microsoft
3 610 (19.47%) Cisco
4 416 (13.28%) Citrix
5 366 (11.68%) Oracle
6 297 (9.48%) IBM
7 232 (7.41%) Dell
8 228 (7.28%) NetApp
9 219 (6.99%) Red Hat
10 182 (5.81%) EMC
11 150 (4.79%) 3PAR
12 142 (4.53%) F5
13 140 (4.47%) Symantec
14 136 (4.34%) BMC
15 133 (4.25%) SAP
16 124 (3.96%) CheckPoint
17 112 (3.57%) CA
18 100 (3.19%) Brocade
19 99 (3.16%) Remedy
19 99 (3.16%) McAfee
Bath, Avon
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Rate: £110.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £275 - 300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Thebes IT
Rate: £50 - £70 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £90.00 - £110.00 per day + n/a
Posted: 4 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £90.00 - £110.00 per day + n/a
Posted: 4 days ago
Tadworth, Surrey
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £90.00 - £110.00 per day + n/a
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £120 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £420 to £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago