The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 currently tracked.

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 57 64 60
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing HP 1711 1468 1658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.13% 2.87% 2.87%
As % of the Vendors category 6.84% 6.10% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 782 838
Average daily rate
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£348 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 131 162
Average hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -3.44%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25024 24051 26881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 47.04% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13872 13054 13605
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1195 1394
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014.

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 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 1501 £348 -0.64% 322
London +14 496 £400 +6.66% 99
South East +12 447 £326 +1.95% 90
Hampshire +20 244 £325 -16.39% 21
Scotland +9 144 £347 -10.90% 9
East of England +8 126 £300 -11.11% 15
City of London +23 112 £378 -6.79% 27
North West +14 104 £301 -7.44% 22
Berkshire +18 88 £300 +6.66% 28
South West -4 83 £350 +3.70% 37
Gosport -2 75 £365 -16.09% 5
Yorkshire -17 71 £325 +0.77% 22
West Midlands -11 57 £275 -15.38% 21
Glasgow +25 50 £300 - 3
North East +15 50 £355 +1.42% 4
Buckinghamshire -15 50 £356 +9.61% 9
Tyne and Wear +9 45 £368 +5.00% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 45 £368 +5.00% 3
East Midlands -14 45 £338 +37.75% 11
West Yorkshire -15 44 £325 -1.88% 13
Milton Keynes -8 40 £363 +20.83% 4
Manchester -6 36 £323 -0.76% 10
Hertfordshire +4 31 £231 -16.18% 6
Cambridgeshire +5 30 £325 +45.25% 2
Cheshire +4 30 £118 -63.84% 6
Reading -2 28 £300 +9.09% 9
Leeds -6 27 £325 - 11
Hook +9 26 £300 -22.97%
Wiltshire +5 26 £400 +20.30% 6
Lancashire -5 26 £300 -7.69% 1

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 1279 (39.16%) Windows
2 960 (29.39%) Microsoft
3 909 (27.83%) Security Cleared
4 823 (25.20%) VMware
5 696 (21.31%) SC Cleared
6 687 (21.03%) Active Directory
7 642 (19.66%) Oracle
8 611 (18.71%) ITIL
9 608 (18.62%) HP Quality Center
10 593 (18.16%) Cisco
11 570 (17.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 545 (16.69%) SAN
13 540 (16.53%) Finance
14 531 (16.26%) SQL
15 516 (15.80%) UNIX
16 500 (15.31%) VMware Infrastructure
17 467 (14.30%) Linux
18 456 (13.96%) Windows Server 2003
19 430 (13.17%) ISTQB
20 399 (12.22%) Citrix
21 366 (11.21%) DNS
22 352 (10.78%) MS Excel
23 342 (10.47%) MS Exchange
24 322 (9.86%) Firewall
25 306 (9.37%) MS Office
26 288 (8.82%) IBM
26 288 (8.82%) DV Cleared
27 287 (8.79%) Windows 7
28 285 (8.73%) Windows XP
29 281 (8.60%) .NET

HP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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
1 342 (10.47%) MS Exchange
2 187 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 173 (5.30%) SharePoint
4 115 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 80 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 78 (2.39%) IIS
7 76 (2.33%) WebSphere
8 53 (1.62%) Apache
9 52 (1.59%) Lync
10 50 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 45 (1.38%) WebLogic
12 41 (1.26%) IBM Notes
13 39 (1.19%) Tomcat
14 35 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
15 28 (0.86%) CMS
16 27 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
17 25 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
18 24 (0.73%) MQSeries
19 15 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
20 12 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 352 (10.78%) MS Excel
2 306 (9.37%) MS Office
3 68 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 59 (1.81%) MS Project
5 38 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 15 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.092%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.061%) Mingle
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.031%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 136 (4.16%) Oracle EBS
2 43 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 40 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
4 25 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
5 13 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
5 13 (0.40%) SAP FI
6 12 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
6 12 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
6 12 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
7 11 (0.34%) Markit EDM
7 11 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 10 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
8 10 (0.31%) VisionPLUS
8 10 (0.31%) SAP CO
9 9 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
9 9 (0.28%) BASE24
9 9 (0.28%) SAP CRM
10 8 (0.24%) Exstream
11 7 (0.21%) Magento
12 5 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (1.26%) SaaS
2 25 (0.77%) Office 365
3 23 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (0.55%) IaaS
5 17 (0.52%) PaaS
6 7 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.061%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 545 (16.69%) SAN
2 366 (11.21%) DNS
3 322 (9.86%) Firewall
4 280 (8.57%) TCP/IP
5 267 (8.18%) DHCP
6 234 (7.16%) LAN
7 208 (6.37%) WAN
8 169 (5.17%) VPN
9 133 (4.07%) Wireless
10 89 (2.73%) HTTP
11 87 (2.66%) Network Security
12 83 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
13 81 (2.48%) SSL
14 78 (2.39%) iSCSI
15 75 (2.30%) VLAN
16 66 (2.02%) Internet
16 66 (2.02%) NAS
17 60 (1.84%) LDAP
18 58 (1.78%) MPLS
19 52 (1.59%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 102 (3.12%) Oracle Reports
3 88 (2.69%) Oracle Database
4 53 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 43 (1.32%) Relational Database
6 42 (1.29%) DB2
7 38 (1.16%) MySQL
8 35 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
9 32 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
10 22 (0.67%) RDBMS
11 20 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
12 18 (0.55%) DbVisualizer
13 17 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
14 15 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
15 12 (0.37%) SAP BW
15 12 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
15 12 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (0.34%) MS Access
17 10 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 257 (7.87%) QuickTest Pro
2 183 (5.60%) LoadRunner
3 81 (2.48%) JIRA
4 71 (2.17%) Selenium
5 46 (1.41%) SoapUI
6 34 (1.04%) Cucumber
7 33 (1.01%) JMeter
7 33 (1.01%) WebDriver
8 28 (0.86%) Maven
9 25 (0.77%) Toad
10 21 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 21 (0.64%) Apache Ivy
10 21 (0.64%) Ant
11 19 (0.58%) MSI
12 17 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
13 16 (0.49%) Jenkins
13 16 (0.49%) eggPlant
14 14 (0.43%) TestDirector
14 14 (0.43%) JUnit
14 14 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 540 (16.53%) Finance
2 202 (6.18%) Banking
3 136 (4.16%) Telecoms
4 98 (3.00%) Retail
5 71 (2.17%) Investment Banking
6 66 (2.02%) Financial Institution
7 63 (1.93%) Manufacturing
8 45 (1.38%) Legal
9 31 (0.95%) Back Office
10 30 (0.92%) Marketing
11 19 (0.58%) Billing
12 16 (0.49%) Electronics
13 13 (0.40%) Military
14 12 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (0.37%) Law
15 11 (0.34%) German Language
15 11 (0.34%) Front Office
16 10 (0.31%) General Ledger
17 9 (0.28%) Automotive
18 8 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 678 (20.76%) Analyst
2 284 (8.70%) Test Analyst
3 268 (8.21%) Tester
4 210 (6.43%) Consultant
5 185 (5.66%) Architect
6 181 (5.54%) Administrator
7 163 (4.99%) Support Engineer
8 129 (3.95%) Network Engineer
9 128 (3.92%) Test Manager
9 128 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 105 (3.21%) Systems Administrator
11 96 (2.94%) Test Leader
12 95 (2.91%) Support Analyst
13 86 (2.63%) Service Analyst
14 82 (2.51%) Project Manager
15 77 (2.36%) Service Desk Analyst
16 76 (2.33%) Developer
17 69 (2.11%) 2nd Line Support
18 64 (1.96%) Infrastructure Architect
19 62 (1.90%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (8.60%) .NET
2 258 (7.90%) HTML
3 213 (6.52%) ASP.NET
3 213 (6.52%) JSP
4 107 (3.28%) XML
5 101 (3.09%) Web Services
6 67 (2.05%) Middleware
7 48 (1.47%) SOAP
8 46 (1.41%) J2EE
9 31 (0.95%) CSS
10 23 (0.70%) Flash
11 22 (0.67%) WAP
12 21 (0.64%) REST
13 17 (0.52%) Software Packaging
13 17 (0.52%) XSL
14 16 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
15 14 (0.43%) J2ME
16 13 (0.40%) JSON
16 13 (0.40%) Application Packaging
17 12 (0.37%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 142 (4.35%) Clustering
2 97 (2.97%) Blackberry
3 91 (2.79%) Management Information System
4 89 (2.73%) Replication
5 62 (1.90%) Fat Client
5 62 (1.90%) Thin Client
6 53 (1.62%) CMDB
7 51 (1.56%) Computer Science
8 42 (1.29%) Client/Server
9 39 (1.19%) Mainframe
9 39 (1.19%) Mobile App
10 33 (1.01%) Hedge funds
10 33 (1.01%) Open Source
11 30 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
12 24 (0.73%) Firmware
12 24 (0.73%) iPad
13 23 (0.70%) Statistics
13 23 (0.70%) PKI
14 21 (0.64%) EqualLogic
14 21 (0.64%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 1279 (39.16%) Windows
2 570 (17.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 516 (15.80%) UNIX
4 467 (14.30%) Linux
5 456 (13.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 287 (8.79%) Windows 7
7 285 (8.73%) Windows XP
8 173 (5.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 164 (5.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 129 (3.95%) Solaris
11 102 (3.12%) AIX
12 94 (2.88%) HPUX
13 86 (2.63%) Windows 2000
14 44 (1.35%) Windows 8
15 34 (1.04%) SUSE
16 24 (0.73%) Android
17 21 (0.64%) CentOS
18 20 (0.61%) Windows Vista
19 19 (0.58%) Apple iOS
20 17 (0.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 611 (18.71%) ITIL
2 276 (8.45%) Test Scripting
3 241 (7.38%) Migration
4 238 (7.29%) Project Management
5 227 (6.95%) Service Management
6 196 (6.00%) Test Automation
7 172 (5.27%) User Acceptance Testing
8 162 (4.96%) Software Testing
9 160 (4.90%) Service Delivery
10 156 (4.78%) Performance Testing
11 152 (4.65%) CRM
12 143 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
13 140 (4.29%) Knowledge Management
14 133 (4.07%) Test Strategy
15 125 (3.83%) Change Management
16 116 (3.55%) Configuration Management
17 103 (3.15%) Test Management
18 100 (3.06%) Agile Software Development
19 99 (3.03%) Workflow
20 88 (2.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 531 (16.26%) SQL
2 261 (7.99%) JavaScript
3 211 (6.46%) VB
4 186 (5.70%) Java
5 181 (5.54%) PowerShell
6 155 (4.75%) C#
7 117 (3.58%) VBScript
8 116 (3.55%) Perl
9 113 (3.46%) C
10 54 (1.65%) VBA
11 50 (1.53%) Shell Script
12 48 (1.47%) Python
13 38 (1.16%) Bash Shell
14 26 (0.80%) PL/SQL
14 26 (0.80%) Korn
15 22 (0.67%) C++
16 21 (0.64%) PHP
17 16 (0.49%) COBOL
18 15 (0.46%) Ruby
19 9 (0.28%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 909 (27.83%) Security Cleared
2 696 (21.31%) SC Cleared
3 430 (13.17%) ISTQB
4 288 (8.82%) DV Cleared
5 226 (6.92%) Cisco Certification
6 213 (6.52%) ISEB
7 211 (6.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 210 (6.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 186 (5.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 119 (3.64%) Degree
11 113 (3.46%) MCSE
12 111 (3.40%) CCNP
13 109 (3.34%) CCNA
14 97 (2.97%) MCITP
15 71 (2.17%) MCP
16 62 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
17 55 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 23 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 23 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
18 23 (0.70%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 243 (7.44%) QA
2 194 (5.94%) SLA
3 27 (0.83%) JSP 440
4 15 (0.46%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.40%) COBIT
6 10 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.15%) BS15000
8 3 (0.092%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.092%) Basel III
8 3 (0.092%) ISO 9002
9 2 (0.061%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.031%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.031%) P3O
10 1 (0.031%) FINREP
10 1 (0.031%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.031%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.031%) Basel II
10 1 (0.031%) GAAP
System Software
1 687 (21.03%) Active Directory
2 500 (15.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 218 (6.67%) vSphere
4 215 (6.58%) Hyper-V
5 146 (4.47%) XenApp
6 120 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
7 105 (3.21%) VMware ESX
8 63 (1.93%) XenDesktop
9 54 (1.65%) NFS
9 54 (1.65%) XenServer
10 48 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
11 37 (1.13%) vCloud
12 36 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
13 29 (0.89%) Nmap
14 22 (0.67%) Terminal Services
15 20 (0.61%) ISA Server
15 20 (0.61%) Xen
16 17 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 15 (0.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 15 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 608 (18.62%) HP Quality Center
2 223 (6.83%) SCCM
3 124 (3.80%) NetBackup
4 123 (3.77%) SCOM
5 106 (3.25%) OpenView
6 88 (2.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 87 (2.66%) Backup Exec
8 81 (2.48%) HP SIM
9 66 (2.02%) Tivoli
10 62 (1.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 54 (1.65%) HP UCMDB
12 51 (1.56%) HP Data Protector
13 48 (1.47%) WSUS
14 36 (1.10%) Nagios
15 33 (1.01%) OVSD
15 33 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
16 31 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 29 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 28 (0.86%) Control-M
18 28 (0.86%) Nessus
Vendors
1 960 (29.39%) Microsoft
2 823 (25.20%) VMware
3 642 (19.66%) Oracle
4 593 (18.16%) Cisco
5 399 (12.22%) Citrix
6 288 (8.82%) IBM
7 237 (7.26%) EMC
8 219 (6.71%) Dell
9 187 (5.73%) NetApp
10 172 (5.27%) Red Hat
11 144 (4.41%) Symantec
12 135 (4.13%) Juniper
13 123 (3.77%) F5
14 110 (3.37%) SAP
14 110 (3.37%) 3PAR
15 96 (2.94%) McAfee
16 91 (2.79%) BMC
16 91 (2.79%) CheckPoint
17 86 (2.63%) Sun
18 82 (2.51%) Remedy
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