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 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 64 63 64
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing HP 1474 1425 1241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.84% 2.85% 2.82%
As % of the Vendors category 6.26% 6.26% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 820 757 656
Average daily rate
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£380 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 98 152
Average hourly rate £14.93 £16.00 £13.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% +17.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.82 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.90 £34.50 £26.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.88 £15.75 £13.98
% change year-on-year
-11.90% +12.70%

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
23540 22753 20509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.38% 45.43% 46.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13422 12429 10882
Average daily rate £400 £390 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
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 954 969 1189
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 £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 5 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 5 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 5 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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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 -1 1338 £388 +4.72% 368
South East +10 454 £389 +11.07% 84
London -3 417 £410 -2.38% 121
Hampshire +7 185 £373 +6.42% 16
North West +11 112 £325 +18.18% 30
Berkshire +9 105 £350 +7.69% 30
City of London -7 94 £425 -5.55% 31
East of England -10 89 £319 -1.92% 26
Scotland -5 88 £350 -2.09% 8
Yorkshire -2 83 £370 +9.62% 25
West Midlands -9 64 £308 -5.24% 25
South West -28 51 £350 -2.77% 28
Manchester +8 49 £298 +120.37% 13
Hertfordshire +3 47 £363 -3.33% 17
West Yorkshire +9 46 £375 +11.11% 20
Surrey +22 44 £450 +12.50% 16
Buckinghamshire +10 44 £363 +9.02% 7
West Sussex +19 43 £420 +34.40% 2
Hook +3 35 £400 +14.28%
Gosport -3 34 £410 +17.14% 2
Milton Keynes +7 33 £349 +7.30% 4
Reading +18 32 £300 -23.07% 18
North East +8 31 £300 +1.69% 9
East Midlands -29 31 £350 +218.18% 15
Tyne and Wear +17 30 £300 +11.11% 8
Cheshire +12 30 £248 -34.00% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne +13 28 £300 +11.11% 8
Worthing +11 25 £445 +18.66%
Bracknell +4 25 £338 +11.57% 1
Southampton -3 22 £381 +19.14% 2

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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 1266 (40.31%) Windows
2 902 (28.72%) Microsoft
3 897 (28.56%) VMware
4 776 (24.71%) Security Cleared
5 636 (20.25%) ITIL
6 595 (18.94%) SC Cleared
7 583 (18.56%) Active Directory
8 577 (18.37%) Cisco
9 552 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 539 (17.16%) SAN
11 535 (17.03%) VMware Infrastructure
12 484 (15.41%) HP Quality Center
13 479 (15.25%) Linux
14 476 (15.15%) SQL
15 472 (15.03%) Finance
16 423 (13.47%) Oracle
17 419 (13.34%) Windows Server 2003
18 403 (12.83%) UNIX
19 402 (12.80%) Citrix
20 393 (12.51%) MS Excel
21 380 (12.10%) Firewall
22 334 (10.63%) Migration
23 327 (10.41%) DNS
24 284 (9.04%) MS Exchange
25 279 (8.88%) Project Management
26 272 (8.66%) TCP/IP
27 271 (8.63%) Windows Server 2012
28 267 (8.50%) MS Office
29 260 (8.28%) IBM
30 257 (8.18%) ISTQB

HP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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
1 284 (9.04%) MS Exchange
2 197 (6.27%) SharePoint
3 145 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 111 (3.53%) IIS
5 70 (2.23%) Lync
6 65 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
7 61 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
8 55 (1.75%) WebSphere
9 54 (1.72%) Apache
10 46 (1.46%) IBM Notes
11 43 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
12 39 (1.24%) WebLogic
13 34 (1.08%) Tomcat
14 32 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 29 (0.92%) CMS
16 23 (0.73%) OpenStack
17 18 (0.57%) AquaLogic
18 16 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
18 16 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
19 15 (0.48%) WorkSite
Applications
1 393 (12.51%) MS Excel
2 267 (8.50%) MS Office
3 54 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 48 (1.53%) MS Project
5 27 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.032%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.032%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.032%) Windchill
8 1 (0.032%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 105 (3.34%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
3 25 (0.80%) Exstream
4 15 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (0.32%) BASE24
7 8 (0.25%) Summit
8 7 (0.22%) Markit EDM
9 6 (0.19%) SAP BPC
9 6 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
10 5 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
10 5 (0.16%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.13%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.13%) Optimost
12 3 (0.096%) Oracle 11i
12 3 (0.096%) BusinessWorks
12 3 (0.096%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 42 (1.34%) Office 365
2 37 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (0.54%) PaaS
3 17 (0.54%) IaaS
4 15 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (0.45%) SaaS
6 7 (0.22%) Google Apps
7 6 (0.19%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.096%) GitHub
8 3 (0.096%) HP Helion
9 2 (0.064%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.064%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.064%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 539 (17.16%) SAN
2 380 (12.10%) Firewall
3 327 (10.41%) DNS
4 272 (8.66%) TCP/IP
5 252 (8.02%) DHCP
6 215 (6.84%) LAN
7 198 (6.30%) WAN
8 133 (4.23%) VPN
9 110 (3.50%) Wireless
10 104 (3.31%) Cisco ASA
11 102 (3.25%) Network Security
12 100 (3.18%) NAS
13 94 (2.99%) VLAN
14 76 (2.42%) BGP
15 74 (2.36%) Cisco Nexus
15 74 (2.36%) LDAP
16 73 (2.32%) OSPF
17 69 (2.20%) SSL
18 68 (2.16%) MPLS
19 64 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (8.02%) SQL Server
2 96 (3.06%) Oracle Reports
3 83 (2.64%) Oracle Database
4 65 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 41 (1.31%) Relational Database
6 33 (1.05%) MySQL
7 32 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
9 30 (0.96%) RDBMS
10 20 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (0.57%) Hadoop
11 18 (0.57%) DB2
12 17 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (0.45%) Big Data
13 14 (0.45%) NonStop SQL
13 14 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
14 12 (0.38%) MongoDB
14 12 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (0.38%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 126 (4.01%) JIRA
2 114 (3.63%) QuickTest Pro
3 110 (3.50%) LoadRunner
4 80 (2.55%) Selenium
5 47 (1.50%) SoapUI
6 41 (1.31%) MSI
7 37 (1.18%) Cucumber
7 37 (1.18%) Maven
8 36 (1.15%) JMeter
9 25 (0.80%) JUnit
10 19 (0.60%) Jenkins
11 18 (0.57%) StarTeam
12 17 (0.54%) Subversion
13 15 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
14 14 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (0.45%) Ant
14 14 (0.45%) Visual Studio
15 11 (0.35%) ClearCase
15 11 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
15 11 (0.35%) Eclipse
General
1 472 (15.03%) Finance
2 194 (6.18%) Banking
3 131 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 56 (1.78%) Investment Banking
5 54 (1.72%) Retail
6 45 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 36 (1.15%) Legal
8 33 (1.05%) Billing
9 21 (0.67%) Marketing
10 17 (0.54%) Law
11 13 (0.41%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.38%) Retail Banking
12 12 (0.38%) Advertising
13 11 (0.35%) German Language
14 10 (0.32%) French Language
14 10 (0.32%) Automotive
15 9 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.25%) Back Office
17 6 (0.19%) Local Government
18 5 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 563 (17.92%) Analyst
2 248 (7.90%) Test Analyst
3 244 (7.77%) Consultant
4 179 (5.70%) Support Engineer
5 165 (5.25%) Architect
6 158 (5.03%) Tester
6 158 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 153 (4.87%) Network Engineer
8 134 (4.27%) Administrator
9 103 (3.28%) Test Manager
10 90 (2.87%) Support Analyst
10 90 (2.87%) Project Manager
11 88 (2.80%) 2nd Line Support
12 84 (2.67%) Systems Administrator
13 79 (2.52%) Server Engineer
14 78 (2.48%) Wintel Engineer
15 71 (2.26%) Systems Engineer
16 61 (1.94%) 3rd Line Support
17 60 (1.91%) Service Analyst
17 60 (1.91%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (5.32%) .NET
2 158 (5.03%) HTML
3 133 (4.23%) XML
4 130 (4.14%) JSP
5 107 (3.41%) ASP.NET
6 103 (3.28%) Middleware
7 86 (2.74%) Web Services
8 84 (2.67%) SOAP
9 40 (1.27%) Application Packaging
10 34 (1.08%) REST
11 26 (0.83%) JSON
12 25 (0.80%) CSS
13 18 (0.57%) Java EE
14 17 (0.54%) J2EE
14 17 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
14 17 (0.54%) jQuery
15 14 (0.45%) XSLT
16 12 (0.38%) Spring
17 11 (0.35%) JMS
18 10 (0.32%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 244 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 201 (6.40%) Clustering
3 113 (3.60%) Replication
4 94 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 60 (1.91%) Blackberry
6 57 (1.81%) Fat Client
6 57 (1.81%) Thin Client
7 44 (1.40%) Computer Science
8 43 (1.37%) CMDB
9 37 (1.18%) Client/Server
10 35 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
11 32 (1.02%) Open Source
12 28 (0.89%) PKI
13 22 (0.70%) iPad
14 21 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (0.60%) CLARiiON
16 17 (0.54%) AS400
17 16 (0.51%) Mobile App
17 16 (0.51%) EMC Centera
18 15 (0.48%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1266 (40.31%) Windows
2 552 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 479 (15.25%) Linux
4 419 (13.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 403 (12.83%) UNIX
6 271 (8.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 221 (7.04%) Windows 7
8 188 (5.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 154 (4.90%) Solaris
10 123 (3.92%) AIX
11 119 (3.79%) HPUX
12 111 (3.53%) Windows XP
13 41 (1.31%) Windows Vista
14 34 (1.08%) Windows 2000
15 32 (1.02%) Android
16 28 (0.89%) Apple iOS
17 24 (0.76%) VMS
18 20 (0.64%) SUSE
19 19 (0.60%) Windows 8
20 18 (0.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 636 (20.25%) ITIL
2 334 (10.63%) Migration
3 279 (8.88%) Project Management
4 245 (7.80%) Test Scripting
5 229 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
6 224 (7.13%) Service Management
7 146 (4.65%) Incident Management
8 144 (4.58%) Knowledge Management
9 141 (4.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 140 (4.46%) Change Management
11 139 (4.43%) Software Testing
12 128 (4.08%) Configuration Management
13 123 (3.92%) Test Strategy
14 116 (3.69%) Service Delivery
15 106 (3.37%) Problem Management
16 104 (3.31%) Load Balancing
17 101 (3.22%) Stakeholder Management
17 101 (3.22%) Disaster Recovery
18 100 (3.18%) Test Management
19 95 (3.02%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 476 (15.15%) SQL
2 194 (6.18%) PowerShell
3 173 (5.51%) Java
4 153 (4.87%) JavaScript
5 109 (3.47%) C
6 99 (3.15%) VBScript
7 95 (3.02%) Shell Script
8 85 (2.71%) Perl
9 67 (2.13%) C#
10 55 (1.75%) VB
11 49 (1.56%) PL/SQL
12 46 (1.46%) VBA
13 40 (1.27%) Python
14 22 (0.70%) Bash Shell
15 21 (0.67%) PHP
16 19 (0.60%) Korn
17 14 (0.45%) C++
18 13 (0.41%) Lisp
19 12 (0.38%) Ruby
19 12 (0.38%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 776 (24.71%) Security Cleared
2 595 (18.94%) SC Cleared
3 257 (8.18%) ISTQB
4 237 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
5 236 (7.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 220 (7.00%) DV Cleared
7 207 (6.59%) ISEB
8 147 (4.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 145 (4.62%) MCSE
10 127 (4.04%) CCNP
11 114 (3.63%) CCNA
12 113 (3.60%) Degree
13 91 (2.90%) VCP4
14 87 (2.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 86 (2.74%) MCITP
16 74 (2.36%) MCP
17 63 (2.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 61 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
19 39 (1.24%) MCSA
20 37 (1.18%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (5.25%) SLA
2 124 (3.95%) QA
3 25 (0.80%) JSP 440
4 17 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 15 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.25%) ISO 14001
7 7 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.19%) WCAG
9 5 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.13%) P3O
11 3 (0.096%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.064%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.064%) COBIT
12 2 (0.064%) GAMP
12 2 (0.064%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.032%) GxP
13 1 (0.032%) BS15000
13 1 (0.032%) BS7799
13 1 (0.032%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 583 (18.56%) Active Directory
2 535 (17.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 229 (7.29%) Hyper-V
4 227 (7.23%) vSphere
5 109 (3.47%) XenApp
6 102 (3.25%) VMware ESX
7 89 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
8 48 (1.53%) NFS
8 48 (1.53%) XenDesktop
9 34 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 32 (1.02%) XenServer
11 31 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
12 26 (0.83%) Firmware
13 25 (0.80%) Terminal Services
14 19 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
15 18 (0.57%) vCloud
15 18 (0.57%) ProxySG
16 17 (0.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 16 (0.51%) Nmap
17 16 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 484 (15.41%) HP Quality Center
2 216 (6.88%) SCCM
3 128 (4.08%) OpenView
4 123 (3.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 90 (2.87%) SCOM
6 88 (2.80%) HP SIM
7 73 (2.32%) NetBackup
8 57 (1.81%) Tivoli
9 51 (1.62%) Backup Exec
10 49 (1.56%) HP Data Protector
11 44 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 40 (1.27%) Puppet
13 39 (1.24%) SCVMM
14 32 (1.02%) HP Operations Orchestration
15 28 (0.89%) WSUS
16 27 (0.86%) OVSD
17 24 (0.76%) Nagios
17 24 (0.76%) ARCserve
18 21 (0.67%) OPNET
18 21 (0.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 902 (28.72%) Microsoft
2 897 (28.56%) VMware
3 577 (18.37%) Cisco
4 423 (13.47%) Oracle
5 402 (12.80%) Citrix
6 260 (8.28%) IBM
7 235 (7.48%) Red Hat
8 218 (6.94%) EMC
9 215 (6.84%) Dell
10 208 (6.62%) NetApp
11 156 (4.97%) CheckPoint
12 139 (4.43%) 3PAR
13 136 (4.33%) F5
14 117 (3.72%) McAfee
15 112 (3.57%) Symantec
16 110 (3.50%) SAP
17 109 (3.47%) Juniper
18 94 (2.99%) Veritas
19 83 (2.64%) Brocade
20 82 (2.61%) BMC
Wiltshire
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 20 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £13 - £21.75 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £8 - £12.5 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £540 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £410 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £381.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
St Hugh's College
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Evermore Global
Rate: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum £65k-£75k + excellent package + bonu
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £125 - £145 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago