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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 64 61 69
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing HP 1504 1514 1239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.80% 2.92% 2.69%
As % of the Vendors category 6.18% 6.41% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 812 808 687
Average daily rate
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£388 £370 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £182 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £332 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.44% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 113 133
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +11.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £10.30 £10.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.65 £35.00 £27.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-2.36% +5.83%

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
24335 23603 21491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 45.47% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13863 12950 11452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £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 1039 1048 1185
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 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 March 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 March 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 1363 £390 +5.40% 332
South East +10 450 £389 +12.68% 86
London -6 433 £413 -1.55% 115
Hampshire -3 156 £375 +11.60% 24
North West +2 108 £375 +31.69% 20
Berkshire +9 105 £350 +6.87% 24
City of London +1 105 £450 +5.88% 25
Scotland -8 91 £350 - 9
Yorkshire -3 81 £350 -12.50% 35
East of England -17 79 £350 +7.69% 17
West Midlands -10 73 £325 +4.50% 21
Buckinghamshire +5 55 £375 +15.38% 5
South West -28 54 £330 -16.45% 18
Surrey +20 50 £425 +13.33% 12
West Sussex +21 49 £415 +10.66% 5
Manchester +8 46 £395 -7.05% 11
West Yorkshire +1 44 £350 -12.50% 21
East Midlands -19 43 £400 +263.63% 16
Hertfordshire -2 41 £350 +16.66% 4
Milton Keynes +4 35 £338 +8.00% 1
Reading +18 33 £375 +20.00% 10
North East +6 33 £324 +11.63%
Hook -2 33 £400 +17.30%
Tyne and Wear +17 32 £324 +22.16%
Newcastle upon Tyne +17 32 £300 +13.20%
Worthing +12 29 £440 +13.54% 1
Cheshire +3 29 £364 +4.74% 4
Southampton 0 25 £381 +20.07% 1
Warwickshire +18 24 £319 +105.64% 3
Bracknell +12 24 £338 -15.62% 4

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1183 (38.94%) Windows
2 851 (28.01%) Microsoft
3 840 (27.65%) VMware
4 717 (23.60%) Security Cleared
5 613 (20.18%) ITIL
6 565 (18.60%) Cisco
7 552 (18.17%) Active Directory
8 548 (18.04%) SC Cleared
9 521 (17.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 509 (16.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 505 (16.62%) SAN
12 467 (15.37%) Linux
13 461 (15.17%) Finance
14 453 (14.91%) HP Quality Center
15 450 (14.81%) SQL
16 398 (13.10%) Oracle
17 393 (12.94%) UNIX
18 383 (12.61%) Windows Server 2003
19 371 (12.21%) Citrix
20 368 (12.11%) MS Excel
21 336 (11.06%) Firewall
22 321 (10.57%) Migration
23 298 (9.81%) DNS
24 291 (9.58%) Windows Server 2012
25 283 (9.32%) Project Management
26 269 (8.85%) MS Office
27 255 (8.39%) ISTQB
28 254 (8.36%) TCP/IP
29 251 (8.26%) MS Exchange
30 247 (8.13%) IBM

HP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 251 (8.26%) MS Exchange
2 176 (5.79%) SharePoint
3 129 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 84 (2.76%) IIS
5 72 (2.37%) Lync
6 66 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 49 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
8 48 (1.58%) Apache
9 47 (1.55%) WebSphere
10 43 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
11 35 (1.15%) WebLogic
11 35 (1.15%) IBM Notes
12 34 (1.12%) CMS
13 33 (1.09%) Tomcat
14 27 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 20 (0.66%) OpenStack
16 16 (0.53%) WorkSite
17 15 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
18 14 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
19 13 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 368 (12.11%) MS Excel
2 269 (8.85%) MS Office
3 48 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 39 (1.28%) MS Project
5 27 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.033%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 98 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
2 32 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
3 28 (0.92%) Exstream
4 11 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
5 10 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 9 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (0.30%) BASE24
7 7 (0.23%) Summit
7 7 (0.23%) SAP ERP
7 7 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.23%) Markit EDM
8 6 (0.20%) SAP BPC
8 6 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
9 5 (0.16%) Optimost
9 5 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
9 5 (0.16%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
11 3 (0.099%) Oracle Receivables
11 3 (0.099%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 40 (1.32%) Office 365
2 39 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.43%) PaaS
4 12 (0.39%) SaaS
5 10 (0.33%) IaaS
6 6 (0.20%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.20%) Google Apps
7 4 (0.13%) Amazon Glacier
7 4 (0.13%) HP Helion
8 3 (0.099%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.099%) GitHub
8 3 (0.099%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.066%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 505 (16.62%) SAN
2 336 (11.06%) Firewall
3 298 (9.81%) DNS
4 254 (8.36%) TCP/IP
5 231 (7.60%) DHCP
6 193 (6.35%) LAN
7 181 (5.96%) WAN
8 131 (4.31%) VPN
9 116 (3.82%) Wireless
10 98 (3.23%) NAS
11 93 (3.06%) Cisco ASA
12 92 (3.03%) Network Security
13 81 (2.67%) VLAN
14 77 (2.53%) BGP
15 76 (2.50%) LDAP
16 74 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
17 73 (2.40%) OSPF
18 66 (2.17%) MPLS
19 64 (2.11%) SSL
20 61 (2.01%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 92 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
3 74 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 50 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (1.18%) MySQL
6 35 (1.15%) Relational Database
7 34 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 24 (0.79%) RDBMS
10 22 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
11 19 (0.63%) DB2
12 18 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (0.59%) Hadoop
13 15 (0.49%) Big Data
14 14 (0.46%) MongoDB
14 14 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
15 13 (0.43%) NonStop SQL
15 13 (0.43%) SAP BW
16 12 (0.39%) Oracle Database 12c
17 11 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 108 (3.55%) JIRA
2 106 (3.49%) LoadRunner
3 98 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
4 48 (1.58%) Selenium
5 38 (1.25%) MSI
6 36 (1.18%) JMeter
7 35 (1.15%) SoapUI
8 21 (0.69%) JUnit
9 18 (0.59%) StarTeam
9 18 (0.59%) Jenkins
10 17 (0.56%) Subversion
10 17 (0.56%) Maven
11 16 (0.53%) Ant
12 15 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (0.46%) Cucumber
14 13 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
15 11 (0.36%) Eclipse
16 10 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
17 9 (0.30%) Git (software)
General
1 461 (15.17%) Finance
2 173 (5.69%) Banking
3 126 (4.15%) Telecoms
4 50 (1.65%) Retail
5 43 (1.42%) Manufacturing
5 43 (1.42%) Investment Banking
6 32 (1.05%) Billing
7 28 (0.92%) Legal
8 20 (0.66%) Marketing
9 17 (0.56%) Law
10 14 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.43%) Automotive
11 13 (0.43%) Advertising
12 11 (0.36%) French Language
12 11 (0.36%) German Language
12 11 (0.36%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.26%) Local Government
13 8 (0.26%) Back Office
14 7 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 539 (17.74%) Analyst
2 249 (8.20%) Consultant
3 223 (7.34%) Test Analyst
4 165 (5.43%) Architect
5 159 (5.23%) Support Engineer
6 157 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 151 (4.97%) Tester
8 146 (4.81%) Network Engineer
9 118 (3.88%) Administrator
10 112 (3.69%) Test Manager
11 97 (3.19%) Project Manager
12 95 (3.13%) Support Analyst
13 83 (2.73%) 2nd Line Support
14 79 (2.60%) Server Engineer
15 76 (2.50%) Systems Administrator
16 67 (2.21%) Wintel Engineer
17 65 (2.14%) Systems Engineer
18 64 (2.11%) Developer
19 61 (2.01%) Service Analyst
20 56 (1.84%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (5.50%) HTML
2 166 (5.46%) .NET
3 135 (4.44%) XML
4 121 (3.98%) JSP
5 106 (3.49%) ASP.NET
6 90 (2.96%) Middleware
7 88 (2.90%) Web Services
8 70 (2.30%) SOAP
9 38 (1.25%) Application Packaging
10 35 (1.15%) CSS
11 22 (0.72%) J2EE
12 16 (0.53%) XSLT
13 15 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
13 15 (0.49%) REST
14 12 (0.39%) jQuery
15 11 (0.36%) XSD
15 11 (0.36%) JDBC
16 10 (0.33%) Spring
16 10 (0.33%) CSS3
16 10 (0.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 226 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 179 (5.89%) Clustering
3 104 (3.42%) Replication
4 91 (3.00%) Management Information System
5 55 (1.81%) Blackberry
6 51 (1.68%) Computer Science
7 49 (1.61%) Fat Client
7 49 (1.61%) Thin Client
8 39 (1.28%) CMDB
9 32 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
10 31 (1.02%) PKI
11 29 (0.95%) Client/Server
12 21 (0.69%) Open Source
12 21 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (0.59%) iPad
13 18 (0.59%) CLARiiON
14 16 (0.53%) EMC Centera
14 16 (0.53%) AS400
14 16 (0.53%) User Experience
15 15 (0.49%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 1183 (38.94%) Windows
2 509 (16.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 467 (15.37%) Linux
4 393 (12.94%) UNIX
5 383 (12.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 291 (9.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 210 (6.91%) Windows 7
8 173 (5.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 150 (4.94%) Solaris
10 128 (4.21%) HPUX
11 126 (4.15%) AIX
12 100 (3.29%) Windows XP
13 34 (1.12%) Windows Vista
14 27 (0.89%) Android
14 27 (0.89%) Windows 2000
15 25 (0.82%) SUSE
16 24 (0.79%) VMS
16 24 (0.79%) CentOS
17 23 (0.76%) Apple iOS
18 20 (0.66%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 613 (20.18%) ITIL
2 321 (10.57%) Migration
3 283 (9.32%) Project Management
4 245 (8.06%) Test Scripting
5 232 (7.64%) Service Management
6 203 (6.68%) Agile Software Development
7 144 (4.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 144 (4.74%) Knowledge Management
8 136 (4.48%) Incident Management
9 133 (4.38%) Change Management
10 128 (4.21%) Software Testing
11 114 (3.75%) Test Strategy
12 107 (3.52%) Configuration Management
13 104 (3.42%) Service Delivery
14 98 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
15 97 (3.19%) ITSM
16 95 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
17 93 (3.06%) Test Management
18 91 (3.00%) PRINCE2
19 87 (2.86%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 450 (14.81%) SQL
2 197 (6.48%) PowerShell
3 164 (5.40%) Java
4 152 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 101 (3.32%) C
6 97 (3.19%) Shell Script
7 91 (3.00%) Perl
7 91 (3.00%) VBScript
8 64 (2.11%) C#
9 56 (1.84%) PL/SQL
10 49 (1.61%) VB
10 49 (1.61%) Python
11 43 (1.42%) VBA
12 25 (0.82%) Bash Shell
13 17 (0.56%) Korn
14 15 (0.49%) PHP
15 14 (0.46%) C++
15 14 (0.46%) VB.NET
15 14 (0.46%) Ruby
15 14 (0.46%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 717 (23.60%) Security Cleared
2 548 (18.04%) SC Cleared
3 255 (8.39%) ISTQB
4 226 (7.44%) Cisco Certification
5 218 (7.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 215 (7.08%) DV Cleared
7 205 (6.75%) ISEB
8 149 (4.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 126 (4.15%) MCSE
10 123 (4.05%) CCNP
11 118 (3.88%) Degree
12 96 (3.16%) CCNA
13 82 (2.70%) MCITP
14 76 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 69 (2.27%) MCP
16 67 (2.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 64 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
18 38 (1.25%) MCSA
19 37 (1.22%) CCSE
20 30 (0.99%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (4.81%) SLA
2 113 (3.72%) QA
3 20 (0.66%) JSP 440
4 14 (0.46%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.23%) ISO 14001
9 6 (0.20%) WCAG
10 4 (0.13%) P3O
11 3 (0.099%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.066%) GAMP
12 2 (0.066%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.066%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.066%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.033%) BS25999
13 1 (0.033%) COREP
13 1 (0.033%) FINREP
13 1 (0.033%) GxP
13 1 (0.033%) BS15000
System Software
1 552 (18.17%) Active Directory
2 521 (17.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 222 (7.31%) Hyper-V
4 203 (6.68%) vSphere
5 101 (3.32%) XenApp
6 88 (2.90%) VMware ESX
7 82 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
8 45 (1.48%) XenDesktop
9 41 (1.35%) NFS
10 35 (1.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 33 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
12 30 (0.99%) XenServer
13 23 (0.76%) Firmware
14 21 (0.69%) ISA Server
14 21 (0.69%) vCloud
15 19 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
16 17 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 17 (0.56%) Xen
17 14 (0.46%) ProxySG
17 14 (0.46%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 453 (14.91%) HP Quality Center
2 216 (7.11%) SCCM
3 116 (3.82%) OpenView
4 110 (3.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 80 (2.63%) SCOM
6 71 (2.34%) HP SIM
7 62 (2.04%) NetBackup
8 54 (1.78%) HP Data Protector
9 49 (1.61%) Puppet
9 49 (1.61%) Tivoli
10 41 (1.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 39 (1.28%) Backup Exec
12 35 (1.15%) OVSD
12 35 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 30 (0.99%) SCVMM
14 27 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 27 (0.89%) WSUS
15 23 (0.76%) Nagios
15 23 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
16 22 (0.72%) OPNET
Vendors
1 851 (28.01%) Microsoft
2 840 (27.65%) VMware
3 565 (18.60%) Cisco
4 398 (13.10%) Oracle
5 371 (12.21%) Citrix
6 247 (8.13%) IBM
7 220 (7.24%) Red Hat
8 217 (7.14%) Dell
9 206 (6.78%) NetApp
10 197 (6.48%) EMC
11 148 (4.87%) F5
12 137 (4.51%) CheckPoint
13 133 (4.38%) 3PAR
14 111 (3.65%) SAP
15 106 (3.49%) Juniper
16 104 (3.42%) McAfee
17 97 (3.19%) Symantec
18 93 (3.06%) Veritas
19 86 (2.83%) BMC
19 86 (2.83%) Remedy
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