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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 59 65 64
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing HP 1681 1419 1369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.91% 2.74% 2.68%
As % of the Vendors category 6.53% 5.93% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 953 825 686
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £301 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.97% -8.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 129 158
Average hourly rate £17.40 £15.00 £15.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -0.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £10.27 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £31.50 £35.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+12.48% -3.44%

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
25756 23945 24354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.65% 46.26% 47.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15204 13647 12559
Average daily rate £385 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.28% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1263 1170 1383
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 £39.00 £36.96 £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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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 1535 £350 - 355
London +3 529 £390 -1.26% 106
South East +19 453 £345 +13.11% 94
Hampshire +23 197 £350 - 29
City of London -7 122 £413 +3.12% 32
East of England +2 110 £300 +0.84% 30
Berkshire +17 107 £325 +8.33% 28
North West +6 94 £305 +10.90% 19
South West +12 87 £325 -18.49% 28
Scotland -8 78 £350 -3.44% 20
Yorkshire -4 76 £313 +4.16% 37
North East +3 71 £325 +8.33% 2
West Midlands +21 61 £350 -2.09% 23
Surrey 0 56 £225 -26.22% 10
Tyne and Wear -3 53 £328 +7.54% 2
West Yorkshire +13 50 £300 -14.28% 24
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 48 £325 +6.55% 2
East Midlands -28 48 £388 +252.27% 14
Gosport -1 46 £406 +11.91% 6
Reading +18 45 £300 - 12
Buckinghamshire +5 39 £275 -3.50% 10
Wales -8 37 £275 +6.28% 7
Hertfordshire +4 36 £228 -12.50% 18
Leeds +5 35 £300 -25.00% 13
Devon +9 33 £325 +8.33% 2
Manchester -15 33 £350 +159.25% 12
Milton Keynes +4 30 £270 -4.42% 5
Essex +3 28 £325 +38.29% 1
Cheshire +12 27 £110 -74.11% 2
Cambridgeshire 0 27 £323 +51.76% 3

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 1312 (38.28%) Windows
2 1023 (29.85%) Microsoft
3 940 (27.43%) Security Cleared
4 895 (26.12%) VMware
5 709 (20.69%) SC Cleared
6 704 (20.54%) Active Directory
7 664 (19.38%) ITIL
8 617 (18.00%) Cisco
9 595 (17.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 591 (17.25%) SQL
11 581 (16.95%) Oracle
12 569 (16.60%) SAN
13 555 (16.19%) HP Quality Center
14 537 (15.67%) Finance
15 525 (15.32%) VMware Infrastructure
16 515 (15.03%) UNIX
17 506 (14.77%) Linux
18 450 (13.13%) Windows Server 2003
19 427 (12.46%) MS Excel
20 426 (12.43%) DNS
21 424 (12.37%) Citrix
21 424 (12.37%) Firewall
22 355 (10.36%) MS Exchange
23 346 (10.10%) ISTQB
24 323 (9.43%) MS Office
25 313 (9.13%) TCP/IP
26 303 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
27 302 (8.81%) DHCP
28 299 (8.72%) Project Management
29 296 (8.64%) IBM

HP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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
1 355 (10.36%) MS Exchange
2 229 (6.68%) SharePoint
3 193 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 114 (3.33%) IIS
5 107 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2003
6 81 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 74 (2.16%) WebSphere
7 74 (2.16%) Apache
8 62 (1.81%) Lync
9 57 (1.66%) IBM Notes
10 56 (1.63%) WebLogic
11 48 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
11 48 (1.40%) Tomcat
12 33 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 30 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
14 26 (0.76%) JBoss
15 22 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
16 19 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
17 18 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
18 16 (0.47%) CMS
Applications
1 427 (12.46%) MS Excel
2 323 (9.43%) MS Office
3 86 (2.51%) MS Project
4 80 (2.33%) MS Visio
5 46 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.058%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.058%) Mingle
9 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.029%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.029%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 149 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
2 30 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
3 23 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 21 (0.61%) Exstream
5 17 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
6 16 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 16 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
7 12 (0.35%) BASE24
7 12 (0.35%) Markit EDM
8 10 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
8 10 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
8 10 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
9 8 (0.23%) Summit
10 7 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
11 6 (0.18%) SAP CRM
11 6 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
12 5 (0.15%) SAP ERP
12 5 (0.15%) assyst
13 4 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
13 4 (0.12%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 37 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (0.99%) Office 365
3 26 (0.76%) IaaS
4 22 (0.64%) PaaS
5 19 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (0.35%) SaaS
7 6 (0.18%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.12%) GitHub
9 3 (0.088%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.029%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.029%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.029%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.029%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 569 (16.60%) SAN
2 426 (12.43%) DNS
3 424 (12.37%) Firewall
4 313 (9.13%) TCP/IP
5 302 (8.81%) DHCP
6 249 (7.27%) LAN
7 232 (6.77%) WAN
8 153 (4.46%) VPN
9 130 (3.79%) Wireless
10 101 (2.95%) Cisco ASA
11 94 (2.74%) Network Security
12 93 (2.71%) SSL
13 92 (2.68%) NAS
14 89 (2.60%) VLAN
15 76 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
16 67 (1.96%) LDAP
16 67 (1.96%) MPLS
17 64 (1.87%) Cisco Nexus
18 59 (1.72%) Internet
18 59 (1.72%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (8.46%) SQL Server
2 112 (3.27%) Oracle Reports
3 91 (2.66%) Oracle Database
4 59 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 41 (1.20%) Relational Database
6 34 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
6 34 (0.99%) MySQL
7 28 (0.82%) DB2
8 27 (0.79%) RDBMS
8 27 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 26 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 17 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
11 16 (0.47%) Hadoop
12 15 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
14 12 (0.35%) MS Access
15 11 (0.32%) Big Data
15 11 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
16 9 (0.26%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 200 (5.84%) QuickTest Pro
2 127 (3.71%) LoadRunner
3 105 (3.06%) JIRA
4 81 (2.36%) Selenium
5 48 (1.40%) SoapUI
6 46 (1.34%) Cucumber
7 38 (1.11%) Maven
8 34 (0.99%) JMeter
9 32 (0.93%) MSI
10 30 (0.88%) JUnit
11 21 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
11 21 (0.61%) Visual Studio
12 20 (0.58%) Jenkins
13 16 (0.47%) StarTeam
14 15 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (0.44%) Subversion
15 13 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
15 13 (0.38%) ClearCase
16 12 (0.35%) FitNesse
17 11 (0.32%) WebDriver
General
1 537 (15.67%) Finance
2 208 (6.07%) Banking
3 159 (4.64%) Telecoms
4 72 (2.10%) Retail
5 64 (1.87%) Investment Banking
6 55 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 50 (1.46%) Legal
8 42 (1.23%) Financial Institution
9 37 (1.08%) Back Office
10 31 (0.90%) Billing
11 19 (0.55%) Marketing
11 19 (0.55%) Electronics
12 18 (0.53%) Law
13 12 (0.35%) Automotive
14 11 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.29%) General Ledger
15 10 (0.29%) German Language
16 9 (0.26%) French Language
16 9 (0.26%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 691 (20.16%) Analyst
2 294 (8.58%) Test Analyst
3 233 (6.80%) Consultant
4 192 (5.60%) Network Engineer
5 182 (5.31%) Tester
6 179 (5.22%) Support Engineer
7 174 (5.08%) Administrator
8 165 (4.81%) Architect
9 141 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 132 (3.85%) Test Manager
11 114 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
12 104 (3.03%) Support Analyst
13 91 (2.66%) Systems Engineer
14 87 (2.54%) 2nd Line Support
15 80 (2.33%) Service Analyst
16 79 (2.31%) Project Manager
17 78 (2.28%) Test Leader
18 77 (2.25%) Developer
19 75 (2.19%) Service Desk Analyst
20 74 (2.16%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (7.32%) .NET
2 220 (6.42%) HTML
3 208 (6.07%) JSP
4 172 (5.02%) ASP.NET
5 120 (3.50%) XML
6 106 (3.09%) Middleware
7 85 (2.48%) Web Services
8 52 (1.52%) SOAP
9 33 (0.96%) Java EE
10 30 (0.88%) J2EE
11 29 (0.85%) REST
11 29 (0.85%) Application Packaging
12 23 (0.67%) CSS
13 22 (0.64%) JSON
14 21 (0.61%) jQuery
15 19 (0.55%) WebSphere MQ
15 19 (0.55%) JMS
16 15 (0.44%) Spring
17 13 (0.38%) XSLT
18 12 (0.35%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 287 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 185 (5.40%) Clustering
3 117 (3.41%) Replication
4 102 (2.98%) Management Information System
5 92 (2.68%) Blackberry
6 61 (1.78%) Fat Client
6 61 (1.78%) Thin Client
7 47 (1.37%) Client/Server
8 41 (1.20%) Computer Science
9 39 (1.14%) CMDB
10 38 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
11 34 (0.99%) Mainframe
11 34 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
12 31 (0.90%) Open Source
13 29 (0.85%) Hedge funds
14 25 (0.73%) iPad
15 24 (0.70%) AS400
15 24 (0.70%) Statistics
16 22 (0.64%) PKI
16 22 (0.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1312 (38.28%) Windows
2 595 (17.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 515 (15.03%) UNIX
4 506 (14.77%) Linux
5 450 (13.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 266 (7.76%) Windows 7
7 231 (6.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 204 (5.95%) Windows XP
9 203 (5.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 159 (4.64%) Solaris
11 123 (3.59%) AIX
12 116 (3.38%) HPUX
13 51 (1.49%) Windows 2000
14 36 (1.05%) Windows 8
15 34 (0.99%) Windows Vista
16 27 (0.79%) Apple iOS
17 26 (0.76%) Android
18 25 (0.73%) VMS
19 24 (0.70%) SUSE
20 12 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 664 (19.38%) ITIL
2 299 (8.72%) Project Management
3 289 (8.43%) Migration
4 279 (8.14%) Test Scripting
5 223 (6.51%) Service Management
6 216 (6.30%) Agile Software Development
7 166 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
8 162 (4.73%) Knowledge Management
9 161 (4.70%) Software Testing
10 159 (4.64%) Incident Management
10 159 (4.64%) Service Delivery
11 158 (4.61%) Test Automation
12 143 (4.17%) Problem Management
13 142 (4.14%) Change Management
14 136 (3.97%) Configuration Management
15 131 (3.82%) Test Strategy
16 125 (3.65%) CRM
17 115 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
18 108 (3.15%) Validation
19 106 (3.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 591 (17.25%) SQL
2 209 (6.10%) JavaScript
3 189 (5.52%) Java
4 183 (5.34%) PowerShell
5 137 (4.00%) VB
6 110 (3.21%) C#
7 104 (3.03%) VBScript
8 87 (2.54%) Perl
9 81 (2.36%) Shell Script
10 79 (2.31%) C
11 49 (1.43%) PL/SQL
12 47 (1.37%) VBA
13 37 (1.08%) Python
14 33 (0.96%) Korn
15 18 (0.53%) Bash Shell
16 17 (0.50%) T-SQL
17 15 (0.44%) PHP
18 13 (0.38%) Ruby
19 12 (0.35%) COBOL
20 11 (0.32%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 940 (27.43%) Security Cleared
2 709 (20.69%) SC Cleared
3 346 (10.10%) ISTQB
4 303 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 278 (8.11%) DV Cleared
6 254 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
7 235 (6.86%) ISEB
8 184 (5.37%) MCSE
9 171 (4.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 144 (4.20%) CCNA
11 140 (4.09%) Degree
12 135 (3.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 128 (3.74%) CCNP
14 107 (3.12%) MCITP
15 105 (3.06%) MCP
16 81 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 65 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
18 36 (1.05%) MCSA
19 31 (0.90%) CISSP
20 26 (0.76%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (6.45%) SLA
2 196 (5.72%) QA
3 37 (1.08%) JSP 440
4 15 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.18%) ISO 14001
9 5 (0.15%) P3O
10 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.12%) COBIT
11 3 (0.088%) WCAG
11 3 (0.088%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.058%) BS15000
12 2 (0.058%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.029%) FATCA
13 1 (0.029%) EMIR
13 1 (0.029%) GAMP
13 1 (0.029%) GxP
System Software
1 704 (20.54%) Active Directory
2 525 (15.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 255 (7.44%) vSphere
4 177 (5.16%) Hyper-V
5 158 (4.61%) XenApp
6 121 (3.53%) VMware ESX
7 116 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
8 58 (1.69%) NFS
8 58 (1.69%) XenDesktop
9 46 (1.34%) XenServer
10 39 (1.14%) Firmware
11 29 (0.85%) Terminal Services
12 28 (0.82%) vCloud
13 26 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
14 25 (0.73%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 24 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 19 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
16 19 (0.55%) ISA Server
17 18 (0.53%) ProxySG
18 17 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 555 (16.19%) HP Quality Center
2 220 (6.42%) SCCM
3 140 (4.09%) OpenView
4 119 (3.47%) SCOM
5 118 (3.44%) NetBackup
6 117 (3.41%) HP SIM
7 113 (3.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 83 (2.42%) Backup Exec
9 79 (2.31%) Tivoli
10 51 (1.49%) Nagios
11 46 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 38 (1.11%) Puppet
13 37 (1.08%) HP Data Protector
14 32 (0.93%) Control-M
15 29 (0.85%) SCVMM
15 29 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 26 (0.76%) ARCserve
17 25 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 25 (0.73%) WSUS
17 25 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1023 (29.85%) Microsoft
2 895 (26.12%) VMware
3 617 (18.00%) Cisco
4 581 (16.95%) Oracle
5 424 (12.37%) Citrix
6 296 (8.64%) IBM
7 246 (7.18%) EMC
8 236 (6.89%) Dell
9 228 (6.65%) Red Hat
10 170 (4.96%) NetApp
11 154 (4.49%) CheckPoint
12 153 (4.46%) 3PAR
13 150 (4.38%) Juniper
13 150 (4.38%) Symantec
14 126 (3.68%) McAfee
15 123 (3.59%) F5
16 105 (3.06%) SAP
17 103 (3.01%) BMC
18 87 (2.54%) Sun
19 86 (2.51%) Veritas
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