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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 59 65 62
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing HP 1635 1406 1432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.95% 2.72% 2.87%
As % of the Vendors category 6.52% 5.87% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 837 696
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 106 188
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.98 £10.50 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £29.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.86
% change year-on-year
- +8.20%

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
25085 23954 23936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.24% 46.33% 47.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14957 13599 12427
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.09% +3.42%
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 £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1178 1128 1425
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £36.98 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +6 1501 £350 -0.14% 290
London +6 497 £375 -6.25% 97
South East +12 459 £339 +12.91% 74
Hampshire +16 219 £348 -0.57% 19
East of England +9 121 £290 +7.90% 23
City of London -8 112 £415 -2.35% 21
North West +6 95 £288 +11.65% 11
Berkshire +5 95 £325 +8.33% 22
Yorkshire +4 88 £363 +11.53% 24
South West -9 74 £325 -13.33% 27
Scotland -13 70 £350 -4.43% 7
West Midlands +33 63 £338 +2.27% 13
North East -3 58 £325 +5.34% 2
West Yorkshire +17 57 £325 -20.00% 17
Gosport -1 56 £390 +7.43% 7
Surrey -3 47 £238 -25.78% 12
Tyne and Wear -1 46 £325 +5.86% 1
Buckinghamshire +12 45 £285 +0.88% 11
East Midlands -29 45 £325 +195.45% 13
Hertfordshire +20 44 £338 +25.00% 13
Reading +25 43 £300 - 9
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 41 £313 +1.79% 1
Leeds +17 38 £320 -20.00% 11
Milton Keynes +11 35 £275 -2.65% 9
Essex +16 34 £275 +129.16% 4
Manchester -19 33 £338 +150.00% 7
Wales -16 32 £270 -12.19% 2
Devon +12 31 £325 -13.33% 2
Cheshire +13 29 £110 -74.11% 1
Exeter +8 25 £325 - 2

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 1327 (39.21%) Windows
2 1023 (30.23%) Microsoft
3 927 (27.39%) VMware
4 895 (26.45%) Security Cleared
5 678 (20.04%) Active Directory
6 676 (19.98%) SC Cleared
7 669 (19.77%) ITIL
8 626 (18.50%) Cisco
9 589 (17.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 572 (16.90%) SAN
11 563 (16.64%) SQL
12 547 (16.16%) Oracle
13 543 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
14 518 (15.31%) HP Quality Center
15 514 (15.19%) Linux
16 508 (15.01%) Finance
17 506 (14.95%) UNIX
18 458 (13.53%) Windows Server 2003
19 434 (12.83%) Firewall
20 425 (12.56%) Citrix
21 418 (12.35%) DNS
22 417 (12.32%) MS Excel
23 352 (10.40%) MS Exchange
24 310 (9.16%) MS Office
25 305 (9.01%) Migration
26 303 (8.95%) Project Management
26 303 (8.95%) TCP/IP
27 302 (8.92%) DHCP
27 302 (8.92%) Microsoft Certification
28 297 (8.78%) IBM

HP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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
1 352 (10.40%) MS Exchange
2 245 (7.24%) SharePoint
3 190 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 119 (3.52%) IIS
5 101 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2003
6 82 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 72 (2.13%) WebSphere
7 72 (2.13%) Lync
8 71 (2.10%) Apache
9 53 (1.57%) WebLogic
10 51 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
11 50 (1.48%) IBM Notes
12 47 (1.39%) Tomcat
13 34 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 29 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
15 26 (0.77%) CMS
16 24 (0.71%) JBoss
17 23 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
18 21 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
19 17 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 417 (12.32%) MS Excel
2 310 (9.16%) MS Office
3 79 (2.33%) MS Project
4 71 (2.10%) MS Visio
5 43 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.059%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.030%) Mingle
9 1 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.030%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.030%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 137 (4.05%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (0.77%) Exstream
3 22 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
4 21 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
5 19 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
6 17 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
7 12 (0.35%) BASE24
7 12 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 10 (0.30%) Markit EDM
9 8 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
9 8 (0.24%) Summit
9 8 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
9 8 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
9 8 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
10 6 (0.18%) assyst
10 6 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
11 5 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
11 5 (0.15%) SAP ERP
11 5 (0.15%) SAP CRM
11 5 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 40 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (1.15%) Office 365
3 23 (0.68%) IaaS
3 23 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (0.56%) PaaS
5 11 (0.33%) SaaS
6 7 (0.21%) Google Apps
7 6 (0.18%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.12%) GitHub
9 3 (0.089%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.059%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.030%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.030%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 572 (16.90%) SAN
2 434 (12.83%) Firewall
3 418 (12.35%) DNS
4 303 (8.95%) TCP/IP
5 302 (8.92%) DHCP
6 255 (7.54%) LAN
7 238 (7.03%) WAN
8 162 (4.79%) VPN
9 132 (3.90%) Wireless
10 105 (3.10%) Cisco ASA
11 102 (3.01%) Network Security
12 98 (2.90%) NAS
12 98 (2.90%) SSL
13 94 (2.78%) VLAN
14 75 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
15 74 (2.19%) Cisco Nexus
16 71 (2.10%) LDAP
17 68 (2.01%) MPLS
18 59 (1.74%) Internet
18 59 (1.74%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (8.69%) SQL Server
2 113 (3.34%) Oracle Reports
3 96 (2.84%) Oracle Database
4 61 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 46 (1.36%) Relational Database
6 35 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (1.00%) MySQL
8 33 (0.98%) RDBMS
9 29 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (0.65%) DB2
12 19 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
13 16 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
14 15 (0.44%) Hadoop
15 14 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
15 14 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
17 12 (0.35%) Big Data
18 10 (0.30%) SQLPlus
19 9 (0.27%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 160 (4.73%) QuickTest Pro
2 112 (3.31%) LoadRunner
3 106 (3.13%) JIRA
4 80 (2.36%) Selenium
5 49 (1.45%) SoapUI
6 43 (1.27%) Cucumber
7 41 (1.21%) Maven
8 37 (1.09%) MSI
9 32 (0.95%) JMeter
10 31 (0.92%) JUnit
11 21 (0.62%) Jenkins
11 21 (0.62%) Rational DOORS
11 21 (0.62%) Visual Studio
12 20 (0.59%) StarTeam
13 19 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
14 18 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
15 15 (0.44%) Subversion
16 13 (0.38%) ClearCase
17 11 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
17 11 (0.33%) Toad
General
1 508 (15.01%) Finance
2 204 (6.03%) Banking
3 150 (4.43%) Telecoms
4 70 (2.07%) Retail
5 60 (1.77%) Investment Banking
6 52 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 46 (1.36%) Legal
8 31 (0.92%) Financial Institution
9 30 (0.89%) Billing
10 28 (0.83%) Back Office
11 20 (0.59%) Law
12 16 (0.47%) Marketing
13 13 (0.38%) Electronics
14 10 (0.30%) Automotive
14 10 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.30%) German Language
15 9 (0.27%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.27%) Front Office
16 8 (0.24%) Advertising
16 8 (0.24%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 646 (19.09%) Analyst
2 282 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 241 (7.12%) Consultant
4 195 (5.76%) Network Engineer
5 187 (5.53%) Support Engineer
6 172 (5.08%) Administrator
6 172 (5.08%) Architect
7 165 (4.88%) Tester
8 158 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 117 (3.46%) Test Manager
10 112 (3.31%) Systems Administrator
11 98 (2.90%) Support Analyst
12 95 (2.81%) Systems Engineer
13 85 (2.51%) 2nd Line Support
13 85 (2.51%) Project Manager
14 84 (2.48%) Developer
15 80 (2.36%) Wintel Engineer
16 74 (2.19%) Server Engineer
17 73 (2.16%) Desktop Support
18 70 (2.07%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (6.80%) .NET
2 210 (6.21%) HTML
3 184 (5.44%) JSP
4 150 (4.43%) ASP.NET
5 133 (3.93%) XML
6 106 (3.13%) Middleware
7 96 (2.84%) Web Services
8 54 (1.60%) SOAP
9 36 (1.06%) Java EE
10 31 (0.92%) REST
10 31 (0.92%) J2EE
11 30 (0.89%) Application Packaging
12 29 (0.86%) CSS
13 23 (0.68%) jQuery
13 23 (0.68%) JSON
14 18 (0.53%) JMS
14 18 (0.53%) Spring
15 15 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
15 15 (0.44%) XSLT
16 11 (0.33%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 288 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 184 (5.44%) Clustering
3 110 (3.25%) Replication
4 105 (3.10%) Management Information System
5 91 (2.69%) Blackberry
6 61 (1.80%) Fat Client
6 61 (1.80%) Thin Client
7 43 (1.27%) Client/Server
8 40 (1.18%) CMDB
9 36 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
10 35 (1.03%) Computer Science
11 33 (0.98%) Mainframe
12 32 (0.95%) Open Source
13 28 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
14 27 (0.80%) PKI
15 25 (0.74%) iPad
16 23 (0.68%) AS400
17 22 (0.65%) Mobile App
18 21 (0.62%) Statistics
19 19 (0.56%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1327 (39.21%) Windows
2 589 (17.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 514 (15.19%) Linux
4 506 (14.95%) UNIX
5 458 (13.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 264 (7.80%) Windows 7
7 239 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 215 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 184 (5.44%) Windows XP
10 166 (4.91%) Solaris
11 125 (3.69%) AIX
12 113 (3.34%) HPUX
13 39 (1.15%) Windows 2000
14 37 (1.09%) Windows Vista
15 35 (1.03%) Windows 8
16 30 (0.89%) Apple iOS
17 28 (0.83%) VMS
18 27 (0.80%) Android
19 26 (0.77%) SUSE
20 12 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 669 (19.77%) ITIL
2 305 (9.01%) Migration
3 303 (8.95%) Project Management
4 268 (7.92%) Test Scripting
5 221 (6.53%) Service Management
6 216 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
7 166 (4.91%) Incident Management
8 161 (4.76%) Knowledge Management
9 159 (4.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 155 (4.58%) Change Management
11 151 (4.46%) Service Delivery
12 145 (4.28%) Software Testing
13 143 (4.23%) Problem Management
14 134 (3.96%) Configuration Management
15 130 (3.84%) Test Automation
16 125 (3.69%) Test Strategy
17 106 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
18 102 (3.01%) Load Balancing
19 101 (2.98%) CRM
20 99 (2.93%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 563 (16.64%) SQL
2 195 (5.76%) PowerShell
3 193 (5.70%) JavaScript
4 179 (5.29%) Java
5 104 (3.07%) VB
6 100 (2.96%) VBScript
7 88 (2.60%) Shell Script
7 88 (2.60%) C
8 87 (2.57%) C#
9 84 (2.48%) Perl
10 47 (1.39%) PL/SQL
11 43 (1.27%) VBA
12 34 (1.00%) Python
13 32 (0.95%) Korn
14 20 (0.59%) Bash Shell
15 17 (0.50%) T-SQL
16 16 (0.47%) PHP
17 15 (0.44%) COBOL
18 13 (0.38%) Ruby
19 11 (0.33%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 895 (26.45%) Security Cleared
2 676 (19.98%) SC Cleared
3 302 (8.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 295 (8.72%) ISTQB
5 256 (7.57%) DV Cleared
6 255 (7.54%) Cisco Certification
7 217 (6.41%) ISEB
8 187 (5.53%) MCSE
9 156 (4.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 142 (4.20%) CCNA
11 135 (3.99%) Degree
12 132 (3.90%) CCNP
13 109 (3.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 104 (3.07%) MCITP
15 100 (2.96%) MCP
16 87 (2.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 67 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
18 43 (1.27%) MCSA
19 32 (0.95%) CISSP
20 29 (0.86%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (6.03%) SLA
2 179 (5.29%) QA
3 36 (1.06%) JSP 440
4 15 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.33%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.24%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.18%) ISO 14001
9 5 (0.15%) P3O
9 5 (0.15%) WCAG
10 4 (0.12%) ISO 9000
10 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.089%) COBIT
12 2 (0.059%) BS15000
12 2 (0.059%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.030%) FATCA
13 1 (0.030%) EMIR
13 1 (0.030%) GxP
13 1 (0.030%) GAMP
System Software
1 678 (20.04%) Active Directory
2 543 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 259 (7.65%) vSphere
4 192 (5.67%) Hyper-V
5 146 (4.31%) XenApp
6 118 (3.49%) VMware ESX
7 115 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
8 58 (1.71%) XenDesktop
9 52 (1.54%) NFS
10 42 (1.24%) XenServer
11 33 (0.98%) Firmware
12 30 (0.89%) Terminal Services
13 28 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 26 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
14 26 (0.77%) vCloud
15 25 (0.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 22 (0.65%) ProxySG
17 20 (0.59%) Nmap
18 19 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
19 17 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 518 (15.31%) HP Quality Center
2 223 (6.59%) SCCM
3 143 (4.23%) OpenView
4 115 (3.40%) SCOM
5 112 (3.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 111 (3.28%) HP SIM
7 106 (3.13%) NetBackup
8 81 (2.39%) Tivoli
9 73 (2.16%) Backup Exec
10 50 (1.48%) HP Data Protector
11 46 (1.36%) Nagios
12 44 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 43 (1.27%) Puppet
14 31 (0.92%) SCVMM
15 29 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 27 (0.80%) ARCserve
17 26 (0.77%) Control-M
17 26 (0.77%) WSUS
18 23 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 23 (0.68%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1023 (30.23%) Microsoft
2 927 (27.39%) VMware
3 626 (18.50%) Cisco
4 547 (16.16%) Oracle
5 425 (12.56%) Citrix
6 297 (8.78%) IBM
7 249 (7.36%) Dell
8 244 (7.21%) EMC
9 242 (7.15%) Red Hat
10 186 (5.50%) NetApp
11 170 (5.02%) CheckPoint
12 156 (4.61%) 3PAR
13 154 (4.55%) Juniper
14 141 (4.17%) Symantec
15 136 (4.02%) McAfee
16 131 (3.87%) F5
17 97 (2.87%) BMC
17 97 (2.87%) SAP
18 94 (2.78%) Brocade
19 87 (2.57%) Veritas
Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 3 Months initially + extension
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £150 - £200 Per Day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 3 Months initially + extension
Posted: 10 hours ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £11 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £13 - £21.8 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leicestershire
TEKsystems
Posted: 15 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £139 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Livingston, West Lothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: Yesterday
London
Big Red Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £9 - £13.7 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago