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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 63 60 61
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing HP 1494 1423 1349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.94% 2.92% 2.97%
As % of the Vendors category 6.42% 6.39% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 822 672
Average daily rate
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£365 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £125 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £301 £337
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -10.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 95 181
Average hourly rate £14.25 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% +10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £29.05 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.68 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-8.83% +9.09%

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
23272 22265 21520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 45.72% 47.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13609 12381 11250
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
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 £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 983 1335
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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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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 -3 1375 £365 -1.41% 427
London -6 447 £400 -2.43% 135
South East +9 438 £350 +2.18% 109
Hampshire +17 213 £362 +3.50% 34
East of England +7 107 £290 +3.57% 37
City of London -12 102 £413 -8.33% 46
North West +8 97 £279 +25.28% 31
Berkshire +3 95 £310 +3.33% 31
Yorkshire +23 88 £400 +23.07% 41
Scotland -7 78 £350 -0.14% 11
West Midlands +17 69 £300 -5.66% 17
South West -24 57 £325 -13.33% 30
West Yorkshire +25 53 £400 - 26
Hertfordshire +18 50 £388 +43.51% 18
Hook +7 47 £400 +15.94% 3
Gosport -2 45 £410 +9.18% 5
Buckinghamshire +12 44 £308 -5.38% 13
Milton Keynes +12 40 £295 -7.81% 10
Manchester -3 37 £298 +120.37% 17
Surrey -5 36 £413 +3.12% 14
East Midlands -33 35 £323 +193.18% 15
Reading +22 32 £188 -37.50% 15
North East -8 32 £275 -23.18% 4
Essex +26 30 £260 +116.66% 7
Cheshire +12 30 £130 -67.50% 8
Basingstoke +7 27 £278 -10.48% 5
Edinburgh -12 27 £370 -5.12% 2
Leeds +12 25 £350 -6.66% 11
Havant +9 25 £275 -38.88%
Tyne and Wear +1 24 £275 -10.42% 4

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1282 (40.04%) Windows
2 946 (29.54%) Microsoft
3 920 (28.73%) VMware
4 802 (25.05%) Security Cleared
5 641 (20.02%) ITIL
6 617 (19.27%) SC Cleared
7 609 (19.02%) Active Directory
8 586 (18.30%) Cisco
9 559 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 554 (17.30%) SAN
11 534 (16.68%) VMware Infrastructure
12 531 (16.58%) SQL
13 498 (15.55%) Linux
14 496 (15.49%) HP Quality Center
15 479 (14.96%) Finance
16 471 (14.71%) Oracle
17 445 (13.90%) UNIX
18 441 (13.77%) Windows Server 2003
19 411 (12.84%) Citrix
20 410 (12.80%) Firewall
21 406 (12.68%) MS Excel
22 375 (11.71%) DNS
23 318 (9.93%) MS Exchange
23 318 (9.93%) Migration
24 301 (9.40%) Project Management
25 293 (9.15%) TCP/IP
26 288 (8.99%) DHCP
27 282 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
28 280 (8.74%) IBM
28 280 (8.74%) MS Office

HP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 318 (9.93%) MS Exchange
2 247 (7.71%) SharePoint
3 161 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 117 (3.65%) IIS
5 78 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 71 (2.22%) Apache
7 69 (2.15%) Lync
8 64 (2.00%) WebSphere
9 61 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2007
10 52 (1.62%) IBM Notes
11 49 (1.53%) Tomcat
12 48 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
13 41 (1.28%) WebLogic
14 33 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 28 (0.87%) CMS
16 25 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
17 24 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
18 21 (0.66%) JBoss
19 20 (0.62%) OpenStack
20 18 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 406 (12.68%) MS Excel
2 280 (8.74%) MS Office
3 66 (2.06%) MS Project
4 61 (1.91%) MS Visio
5 38 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.062%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.031%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.031%) Windchill
8 1 (0.031%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.031%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 121 (3.78%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (0.62%) Exstream
3 17 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
5 13 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 11 (0.34%) BASE24
6 11 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (0.28%) Summit
8 8 (0.25%) Markit EDM
9 6 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
10 5 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
10 5 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
10 5 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.16%) SAP ERP
10 5 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (0.16%) SAP BPC
10 5 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
11 4 (0.12%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 39 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (1.16%) Office 365
3 18 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.53%) IaaS
5 15 (0.47%) SaaS
6 14 (0.44%) PaaS
7 9 (0.28%) Google Apps
8 6 (0.19%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.19%) GitHub
9 3 (0.094%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.062%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.031%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.031%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 554 (17.30%) SAN
2 410 (12.80%) Firewall
3 375 (11.71%) DNS
4 293 (9.15%) TCP/IP
5 288 (8.99%) DHCP
6 233 (7.28%) LAN
7 207 (6.46%) WAN
8 149 (4.65%) VPN
9 122 (3.81%) Wireless
10 107 (3.34%) NAS
11 103 (3.22%) Network Security
12 95 (2.97%) Cisco ASA
13 94 (2.94%) VLAN
14 86 (2.69%) SSL
15 72 (2.25%) LDAP
15 72 (2.25%) Cisco Nexus
16 69 (2.15%) Fibre Channel
17 68 (2.12%) OSPF
18 67 (2.09%) BGP
19 65 (2.03%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 104 (3.25%) Oracle Reports
3 81 (2.53%) Oracle Database
4 65 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 51 (1.59%) Relational Database
6 37 (1.16%) RDBMS
7 35 (1.09%) MySQL
8 32 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 28 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (0.72%) DB2
11 20 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
13 14 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (0.37%) Big Data
14 12 (0.37%) NonStop SQL
15 11 (0.34%) SAP BW
15 11 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
15 11 (0.34%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 127 (3.97%) JIRA
2 119 (3.72%) QuickTest Pro
3 112 (3.50%) LoadRunner
4 84 (2.62%) Selenium
5 47 (1.47%) SoapUI
6 41 (1.28%) Maven
7 39 (1.22%) MSI
7 39 (1.22%) Cucumber
8 33 (1.03%) JMeter
9 29 (0.91%) JUnit
10 25 (0.78%) Jenkins
11 20 (0.62%) Rational DOORS
11 20 (0.62%) Subversion
12 19 (0.59%) Visual Studio
12 19 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (0.53%) StarTeam
14 14 (0.44%) ClearCase
15 13 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
16 12 (0.37%) Ant
17 10 (0.31%) DbUnit
General
1 479 (14.96%) Finance
2 205 (6.40%) Banking
3 132 (4.12%) Telecoms
4 60 (1.87%) Investment Banking
5 56 (1.75%) Retail
6 50 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 42 (1.31%) Legal
8 29 (0.91%) Billing
9 23 (0.72%) Back Office
10 19 (0.59%) Law
11 15 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.44%) Marketing
13 11 (0.34%) Retail Banking
13 11 (0.34%) German Language
14 9 (0.28%) French Language
15 8 (0.25%) Advertising
15 8 (0.25%) Automotive
16 7 (0.22%) Electronics
17 6 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 578 (18.05%) Analyst
2 257 (8.03%) Consultant
3 249 (7.78%) Test Analyst
4 171 (5.34%) Support Engineer
5 167 (5.22%) Architect
6 165 (5.15%) Network Engineer
7 164 (5.12%) Tester
8 150 (4.68%) Administrator
9 144 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 109 (3.40%) Test Manager
11 90 (2.81%) 2nd Line Support
11 90 (2.81%) Systems Administrator
12 87 (2.72%) Support Analyst
13 86 (2.69%) Wintel Engineer
14 85 (2.65%) Project Manager
15 79 (2.47%) Systems Engineer
16 77 (2.40%) Developer
17 72 (2.25%) Server Engineer
18 65 (2.03%) Desktop Support
19 62 (1.94%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (6.21%) .NET
2 191 (5.97%) HTML
3 163 (5.09%) JSP
4 132 (4.12%) ASP.NET
5 130 (4.06%) XML
6 106 (3.31%) Middleware
7 98 (3.06%) Web Services
8 71 (2.22%) SOAP
9 36 (1.12%) REST
10 34 (1.06%) Application Packaging
11 32 (1.00%) CSS
12 28 (0.87%) Java EE
13 26 (0.81%) JSON
14 20 (0.62%) jQuery
15 19 (0.59%) J2EE
16 18 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
17 17 (0.53%) JMS
18 16 (0.50%) Spring
19 14 (0.44%) XSLT
20 10 (0.31%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 252 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 177 (5.53%) Clustering
3 126 (3.94%) Replication
4 98 (3.06%) Management Information System
5 84 (2.62%) Blackberry
6 66 (2.06%) Thin Client
6 66 (2.06%) Fat Client
7 45 (1.41%) CMDB
8 38 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
8 38 (1.19%) Client/Server
9 36 (1.12%) Open Source
10 34 (1.06%) Computer Science
11 30 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
12 29 (0.91%) iPad
13 27 (0.84%) PKI
14 21 (0.66%) Mainframe
15 20 (0.62%) Mobile App
16 19 (0.59%) AS400
17 18 (0.56%) Statistics
18 17 (0.53%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1282 (40.04%) Windows
2 559 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 498 (15.55%) Linux
4 445 (13.90%) UNIX
5 441 (13.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 241 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 234 (7.31%) Windows 7
8 211 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 164 (5.12%) Solaris
10 143 (4.47%) Windows XP
11 136 (4.25%) AIX
12 111 (3.47%) HPUX
13 40 (1.25%) Windows 2000
14 37 (1.16%) Windows Vista
15 31 (0.97%) Apple iOS
16 30 (0.94%) VMS
17 26 (0.81%) Android
18 25 (0.78%) Windows 8
19 20 (0.62%) SUSE
20 13 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 641 (20.02%) ITIL
2 318 (9.93%) Migration
3 301 (9.40%) Project Management
4 250 (7.81%) Test Scripting
5 235 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
6 210 (6.56%) Service Management
7 165 (5.15%) Knowledge Management
8 159 (4.97%) Incident Management
9 146 (4.56%) Software Testing
10 143 (4.47%) Change Management
11 142 (4.43%) User Acceptance Testing
12 131 (4.09%) Configuration Management
12 131 (4.09%) Problem Management
13 127 (3.97%) Service Delivery
14 112 (3.50%) Test Strategy
15 103 (3.22%) Test Automation
16 102 (3.19%) Disaster Recovery
16 102 (3.19%) Load Balancing
17 99 (3.09%) Test Management
17 99 (3.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 531 (16.58%) SQL
2 187 (5.84%) PowerShell
3 171 (5.34%) JavaScript
4 166 (5.18%) Java
5 106 (3.31%) C
6 89 (2.78%) VBScript
7 86 (2.69%) Shell Script
8 81 (2.53%) Perl
9 71 (2.22%) C#
10 69 (2.15%) VB
11 37 (1.16%) PL/SQL
12 36 (1.12%) VBA
12 36 (1.12%) Python
13 31 (0.97%) Korn
14 21 (0.66%) Bash Shell
15 19 (0.59%) PHP
15 19 (0.59%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.37%) COBOL
16 12 (0.37%) ABAP
16 12 (0.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 802 (25.05%) Security Cleared
2 617 (19.27%) SC Cleared
3 282 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 253 (7.90%) Cisco Certification
5 251 (7.84%) ISTQB
6 212 (6.62%) DV Cleared
7 203 (6.34%) ISEB
8 176 (5.50%) MCSE
9 144 (4.50%) CCNA
10 141 (4.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 127 (3.97%) CCNP
12 119 (3.72%) Degree
13 92 (2.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 91 (2.84%) MCITP
15 85 (2.65%) MCP
16 78 (2.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 61 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
18 43 (1.34%) MCSA
19 39 (1.22%) CCIE
20 32 (1.00%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (5.40%) SLA
2 139 (4.34%) QA
3 30 (0.94%) JSP 440
4 18 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.28%) ISO 14001
6 9 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.19%) WCAG
9 4 (0.12%) P3O
10 3 (0.094%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.062%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.031%) COBIT
12 1 (0.031%) GxP
12 1 (0.031%) GAMP
12 1 (0.031%) BS15000
12 1 (0.031%) FATCA
12 1 (0.031%) EMIR
12 1 (0.031%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 609 (19.02%) Active Directory
2 534 (16.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 238 (7.43%) vSphere
4 181 (5.65%) Hyper-V
5 128 (4.00%) XenApp
6 110 (3.44%) VMware ESX
7 108 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
8 57 (1.78%) XenDesktop
9 50 (1.56%) NFS
10 37 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 32 (1.00%) XenServer
11 32 (1.00%) Terminal Services
12 31 (0.97%) Firmware
13 26 (0.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 25 (0.78%) ProxySG
15 24 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
16 23 (0.72%) vCloud
17 20 (0.62%) Nmap
18 18 (0.56%) ISA Server
19 16 (0.50%) KVM
Systems Management
1 496 (15.49%) HP Quality Center
2 203 (6.34%) SCCM
3 128 (4.00%) OpenView
4 117 (3.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 97 (3.03%) HP SIM
6 94 (2.94%) SCOM
7 91 (2.84%) NetBackup
8 69 (2.15%) Tivoli
9 65 (2.03%) Backup Exec
10 46 (1.44%) HP Data Protector
10 46 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 43 (1.34%) Puppet
12 39 (1.22%) Nagios
13 36 (1.12%) SCVMM
14 31 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 27 (0.84%) ARCserve
16 25 (0.78%) WSUS
17 24 (0.75%) Nessus
18 21 (0.66%) OPNET
19 19 (0.59%) OVSD
Vendors
1 946 (29.54%) Microsoft
2 920 (28.73%) VMware
3 586 (18.30%) Cisco
4 471 (14.71%) Oracle
5 411 (12.84%) Citrix
6 280 (8.74%) IBM
7 248 (7.75%) Red Hat
8 233 (7.28%) Dell
9 227 (7.09%) EMC
10 188 (5.87%) NetApp
11 173 (5.40%) CheckPoint
12 150 (4.68%) 3PAR
13 120 (3.75%) McAfee
13 120 (3.75%) Symantec
14 119 (3.72%) F5
15 115 (3.59%) Juniper
16 101 (3.15%) SAP
17 96 (3.00%) Veritas
18 86 (2.69%) BMC
19 84 (2.62%) Brocade
Gosport, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £417 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 250 to 350 per day GBP
Posted: 19 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £11 - £14.15 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
LA International
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: Excellent Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: negotiable DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £18 - £19 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
AB Recruit
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago