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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 65 65 67
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing HP 1566 1550 1334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.81% 2.81% 2.75%
As % of the Vendors category 6.20% 6.17% 5.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 838 736
Average daily rate
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£375 £351 £367
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.83% -4.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £191 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 111 112
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £34.90 £27.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%

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
25269 25137 22645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.35% 45.52% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14362 14090 11990
Average daily rate £400 £392 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £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 1091 1071 1207
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £41.15 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 0 1412 £380 +8.41% 338
South East +10 490 £388 +19.23% 92
London -4 459 £408 +1.87% 99
Hampshire -6 152 £361 +11.05% 22
City of London +3 116 £450 +12.50% 26
Berkshire +23 111 £375 +25.00% 29
North West -6 105 £340 +7.93% 30
Scotland +6 97 £350 - 10
East of England 0 88 £350 +7.69% 35
Buckinghamshire +19 79 £344 +5.76% 10
West Midlands -17 68 £325 +2.76% 20
Yorkshire -34 62 £350 - 26
West Sussex +26 59 £415 +10.66% 6
Surrey +14 53 £395 +21.53% 7
East Midlands +3 53 £400 +33.22% 13
Milton Keynes +10 44 £325 +4.00% 6
Hertfordshire +3 42 £375 - 18
Manchester +1 42 £395 -12.22% 13
South West -26 42 £360 +1.40% 21
Reading +16 37 £400 +23.07% 18
Tyne and Wear +7 37 £300 +18.81% 1
North East -1 37 £300 +18.81% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 35 £300 +22.44% 1
West Yorkshire -25 35 £350 +10.89% 19
Hook +2 32 £400 +7.50%
Worthing +15 30 £440 +13.54%
Bracknell +15 29 £393 +15.44% 1
Southampton +8 29 £384 +21.82% 1
Leeds -15 26 £350 - 14
Cheshire -3 23 £242 -35.46% 11

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1187 (39.01%) Windows
2 862 (28.33%) Microsoft
3 838 (27.54%) VMware
4 687 (22.58%) Security Cleared
5 630 (20.70%) ITIL
6 589 (19.36%) Cisco
7 561 (18.44%) Active Directory
8 533 (17.52%) SAN
9 529 (17.38%) VMware Infrastructure
10 515 (16.92%) SC Cleared
11 497 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 475 (15.61%) SQL
13 464 (15.25%) Linux
14 461 (15.15%) Finance
15 419 (13.77%) HP Quality Center
16 400 (13.14%) Windows Server 2003
17 386 (12.68%) Oracle
18 383 (12.59%) UNIX
19 378 (12.42%) Citrix
20 376 (12.36%) MS Excel
21 352 (11.57%) Firewall
22 321 (10.55%) Migration
23 308 (10.12%) DNS
24 303 (9.96%) Windows Server 2012
25 286 (9.40%) Project Management
26 276 (9.07%) IBM
27 272 (8.94%) MS Office
28 257 (8.45%) Service Management
29 247 (8.12%) TCP/IP
30 243 (7.99%) DHCP

HP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 234 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 172 (5.65%) SharePoint
3 117 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 78 (2.56%) IIS
5 70 (2.30%) Lync
6 60 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 56 (1.84%) WebSphere
8 50 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
9 45 (1.48%) Apache
10 44 (1.45%) CMS
11 43 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
12 33 (1.08%) WebLogic
13 28 (0.92%) Tomcat
14 26 (0.85%) OpenStack
15 24 (0.79%) IBM Notes
16 23 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 18 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
17 18 (0.59%) WorkSite
18 15 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
19 13 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 376 (12.36%) MS Excel
2 272 (8.94%) MS Office
3 54 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 39 (1.28%) MS Project
5 35 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.033%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.033%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 76 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
2 37 (1.22%) Exstream
3 32 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.26%) Markit EDM
7 7 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.20%) Summit
8 6 (0.20%) SAP ERP
8 6 (0.20%) SAP BPC
9 5 (0.16%) Optimost
9 5 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
9 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.16%) BASE24
10 4 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
11 3 (0.099%) Oracle Payables
11 3 (0.099%) Oracle General Ledger
11 3 (0.099%) thinkFolio
11 3 (0.099%) SAP CO
11 3 (0.099%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 49 (1.61%) Office 365
2 41 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (0.59%) SaaS
5 13 (0.43%) PaaS
6 9 (0.30%) IaaS
7 5 (0.16%) HP Helion
7 5 (0.16%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.16%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.16%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.16%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.13%) Amazon Glacier
9 3 (0.099%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.066%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.066%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.066%) GitHub
11 1 (0.033%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.033%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 533 (17.52%) SAN
2 352 (11.57%) Firewall
3 308 (10.12%) DNS
4 247 (8.12%) TCP/IP
5 243 (7.99%) DHCP
6 218 (7.16%) LAN
7 202 (6.64%) WAN
8 134 (4.40%) VPN
9 123 (4.04%) Wireless
10 113 (3.71%) NAS
11 107 (3.52%) Cisco ASA
12 106 (3.48%) Network Security
13 102 (3.35%) VLAN
14 88 (2.89%) BGP
15 80 (2.63%) OSPF
16 78 (2.56%) MPLS
17 76 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
18 75 (2.46%) LDAP
19 74 (2.43%) NetScaler
20 72 (2.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 83 (2.73%) Oracle Database
2 83 (2.73%) Oracle Reports
3 67 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 43 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 36 (1.18%) Relational Database
6 35 (1.15%) MySQL
7 32 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
9 25 (0.82%) RDBMS
10 24 (0.79%) DB2
11 21 (0.69%) Big Data
11 21 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
13 17 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
14 13 (0.43%) MongoDB
14 13 (0.43%) Hadoop
14 13 (0.43%) SAP BW
15 9 (0.30%) SAP HANA
15 9 (0.30%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 107 (3.52%) LoadRunner
2 106 (3.48%) JIRA
3 81 (2.66%) QuickTest Pro
4 43 (1.41%) Selenium
5 38 (1.25%) JMeter
6 37 (1.22%) MSI
7 35 (1.15%) SoapUI
8 20 (0.66%) Jenkins
9 19 (0.62%) JUnit
10 18 (0.59%) Ant
10 18 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (0.56%) Subversion
12 16 (0.53%) StarTeam
12 16 (0.53%) Maven
13 13 (0.43%) Git (software)
13 13 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (0.43%) Eclipse
14 12 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
15 11 (0.36%) Visual Studio
16 10 (0.33%) Cucumber
General
1 461 (15.15%) Finance
2 160 (5.26%) Banking
3 130 (4.27%) Telecoms
4 45 (1.48%) Manufacturing
4 45 (1.48%) Retail
5 43 (1.41%) Investment Banking
6 36 (1.18%) Legal
7 25 (0.82%) Billing
8 23 (0.76%) Marketing
9 18 (0.59%) Law
10 15 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.39%) Automotive
11 12 (0.39%) Advertising
12 9 (0.30%) German Language
12 9 (0.30%) Back Office
13 8 (0.26%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.26%) Local Government
13 8 (0.26%) French Language
14 6 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 518 (17.02%) Analyst
2 253 (8.31%) Consultant
3 200 (6.57%) Test Analyst
4 186 (6.11%) Architect
5 160 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 154 (5.06%) Network Engineer
7 153 (5.03%) Support Engineer
8 136 (4.47%) Tester
9 127 (4.17%) Administrator
10 112 (3.68%) Test Manager
11 106 (3.48%) Project Manager
12 98 (3.22%) Support Analyst
13 89 (2.92%) Systems Administrator
14 87 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
15 84 (2.76%) Server Engineer
16 79 (2.60%) Developer
17 68 (2.23%) Wintel Engineer
18 60 (1.97%) Systems Engineer
19 54 (1.77%) Test Leader
20 53 (1.74%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (5.55%) HTML
2 154 (5.06%) .NET
3 149 (4.90%) XML
4 109 (3.58%) Web Services
5 102 (3.35%) JSP
6 93 (3.06%) ASP.NET
7 85 (2.79%) Middleware
8 73 (2.40%) SOAP
9 51 (1.68%) CSS
10 40 (1.31%) Application Packaging
11 24 (0.79%) J2EE
12 17 (0.56%) REST
13 15 (0.49%) HTML5
14 13 (0.43%) jQuery
14 13 (0.43%) JDBC
15 12 (0.39%) XSLT
15 12 (0.39%) XML Messaging
16 11 (0.36%) CSS3
16 11 (0.36%) SAP PI
16 11 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 238 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 176 (5.78%) Clustering
3 101 (3.32%) Replication
4 95 (3.12%) Management Information System
5 56 (1.84%) Computer Science
6 55 (1.81%) CMDB
7 52 (1.71%) Blackberry
8 48 (1.58%) Fat Client
8 48 (1.58%) Thin Client
9 39 (1.28%) PKI
10 37 (1.22%) Client/Server
10 37 (1.22%) Private Cloud
11 33 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
12 21 (0.69%) iPad
12 21 (0.69%) CLARiiON
13 18 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (0.56%) Open Source
14 17 (0.56%) Cryptography
15 16 (0.53%) Mobile App
16 15 (0.49%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 1187 (39.01%) Windows
2 497 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 464 (15.25%) Linux
4 400 (13.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 383 (12.59%) UNIX
6 303 (9.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 219 (7.20%) Windows 7
8 168 (5.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 140 (4.60%) Solaris
10 125 (4.11%) AIX
11 122 (4.01%) HPUX
12 91 (2.99%) Windows XP
13 31 (1.02%) SUSE
14 30 (0.99%) Windows Vista
15 27 (0.89%) Windows 8
16 26 (0.85%) Android
17 24 (0.79%) VMS
17 24 (0.79%) Windows 2000
18 22 (0.72%) CentOS
19 20 (0.66%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 630 (20.70%) ITIL
2 321 (10.55%) Migration
3 286 (9.40%) Project Management
4 257 (8.45%) Service Management
5 236 (7.76%) Test Scripting
6 197 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
7 147 (4.83%) Incident Management
8 143 (4.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 137 (4.50%) Knowledge Management
10 134 (4.40%) Change Management
11 123 (4.04%) ITSM
12 117 (3.84%) Service Delivery
12 117 (3.84%) Software Testing
13 111 (3.65%) Configuration Management
14 110 (3.61%) Test Strategy
15 99 (3.25%) Disaster Recovery
16 97 (3.19%) Stakeholder Management
17 95 (3.12%) Test Management
18 94 (3.09%) PRINCE2
19 88 (2.89%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 475 (15.61%) SQL
2 197 (6.47%) PowerShell
3 167 (5.49%) Java
4 140 (4.60%) JavaScript
5 111 (3.65%) C
6 104 (3.42%) Shell Script
7 96 (3.15%) Perl
8 95 (3.12%) VBScript
9 66 (2.17%) C#
10 59 (1.94%) PL/SQL
11 51 (1.68%) Python
12 46 (1.51%) VB
13 38 (1.25%) VBA
14 29 (0.95%) Bash Shell
15 19 (0.62%) Ruby
15 19 (0.62%) Korn
16 17 (0.56%) VB.NET
17 16 (0.53%) T-SQL
17 16 (0.53%) PHP
18 13 (0.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 687 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 515 (16.92%) SC Cleared
3 238 (7.82%) ISTQB
4 225 (7.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 223 (7.33%) Cisco Certification
6 203 (6.67%) DV Cleared
7 182 (5.98%) ISEB
8 137 (4.50%) Degree
9 135 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 127 (4.17%) MCSE
11 116 (3.81%) CCNP
12 94 (3.09%) CCNA
13 80 (2.63%) MCITP
14 72 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
15 66 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 64 (2.10%) MCP
17 56 (1.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 40 (1.31%) CCSE
19 39 (1.28%) MCSA
20 36 (1.18%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (4.67%) SLA
2 115 (3.78%) QA
3 24 (0.79%) JSP 440
4 16 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 12 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.30%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.26%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.20%) ISO 14001
9 6 (0.20%) WCAG
10 3 (0.099%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.066%) GAMP
11 2 (0.066%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.066%) COREP
11 2 (0.066%) FINREP
11 2 (0.066%) P3O
11 2 (0.066%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.033%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.033%) Basel III
12 1 (0.033%) DO-178B
System Software
1 561 (18.44%) Active Directory
2 529 (17.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 239 (7.85%) Hyper-V
4 221 (7.26%) vSphere
5 111 (3.65%) XenApp
6 98 (3.22%) VMware ESX
7 83 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
8 57 (1.87%) XenDesktop
9 43 (1.41%) XenServer
10 42 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 41 (1.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 37 (1.22%) NFS
13 26 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
13 26 (0.85%) vCloud
14 21 (0.69%) ISA Server
15 20 (0.66%) Firmware
15 20 (0.66%) Xen
16 17 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 16 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 13 (0.43%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 419 (13.77%) HP Quality Center
2 222 (7.30%) SCCM
3 110 (3.61%) OpenView
3 110 (3.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 84 (2.76%) SCOM
5 57 (1.87%) HP SIM
6 53 (1.74%) Puppet
7 52 (1.71%) HP Data Protector
7 52 (1.71%) NetBackup
8 49 (1.61%) Tivoli
9 45 (1.48%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 40 (1.31%) OVSD
11 33 (1.08%) Backup Exec
12 32 (1.05%) SCVMM
13 31 (1.02%) WSUS
14 29 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 29 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 28 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
16 23 (0.76%) EdgeSight
17 20 (0.66%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 862 (28.33%) Microsoft
2 838 (27.54%) VMware
3 589 (19.36%) Cisco
4 386 (12.68%) Oracle
5 378 (12.42%) Citrix
6 276 (9.07%) IBM
7 238 (7.82%) NetApp
8 234 (7.69%) Dell
9 224 (7.36%) Red Hat
10 194 (6.38%) EMC
11 167 (5.49%) 3PAR
12 156 (5.13%) CheckPoint
13 154 (5.06%) F5
14 118 (3.88%) Juniper
15 106 (3.48%) SAP
15 106 (3.48%) McAfee
16 101 (3.32%) CA
17 100 (3.29%) Symantec
18 97 (3.19%) BMC
19 90 (2.96%) Brocade
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates - UK Contracts
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £125 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £363.64 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita IT Professional Services
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita IT Professional Services
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £38 - £40.5 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £160 - £180 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £570 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago