The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of ProCurve 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 ProCurve over the 3 months to 26 May 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 HP ProCurve.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ProCurve
Rank 589 562 521
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -41
Contract jobs citing ProCurve 16 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.036% 0.058%
As % of the Vendors category 0.065% 0.080% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 16
Average daily rate
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£338 £278 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -10.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £178 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £423 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
+57.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
24465 23714 21743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.99% 45.02% 46.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14167 13478 11566
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1119 1048 1173
Average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

ProCurve
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ProCurve within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

ProCurve Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ProCurve
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ProCurve within the UK.

ProCurve Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ProCurve
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ProCurve within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

ProCurve Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ProCurve
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ProCurve within the UK.

ProCurve Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ProCurve
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ProCurve within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 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 14 £308 -15.17% 9
London +2 6 £308 -2.38% 3
South East -5 6 £344 -14.06% 4
Slough - 6 £344 -
Berkshire - 6 £344 - 3
Erskine - 2 £451 -
Scotland - 2 £451 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £451 -
City of London 0 1 £325 -18.75% 1
North West - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - - 1
Chorley - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 - -

ProCurve
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ProCurve 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 ProCurve.

1 29 (93.55%) HP
2 21 (67.74%) Cisco
3 17 (54.84%) Windows
3 17 (54.84%) Firewall
4 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
5 13 (41.94%) MS Exchange
5 13 (41.94%) WAN
5 13 (41.94%) VMware
6 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (38.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (35.48%) vSphere
8 10 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (32.26%) DHCP
8 10 (32.26%) LAN
8 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
9 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (25.81%) Juniper
10 8 (25.81%) DNS
10 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (25.81%) XenApp
10 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
11 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (22.58%) VPN
11 7 (22.58%) MCSE
12 6 (19.35%) Linux
12 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
12 6 (19.35%) Citrix
12 6 (19.35%) SAN
12 6 (19.35%) Blue Coat
12 6 (19.35%) Finance

ProCurve
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ProCurve 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 ProCurve. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (41.94%) MS Exchange
2 12 (38.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (12.90%) Lync
5 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
6 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
6 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Office
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (54.84%) Firewall
2 13 (41.94%) WAN
3 10 (32.26%) DHCP
3 10 (32.26%) LAN
4 8 (25.81%) DNS
5 7 (22.58%) VPN
6 6 (19.35%) SAN
7 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
7 5 (16.13%) VoIP
7 5 (16.13%) OSPF
7 5 (16.13%) VLAN
7 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (12.90%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (12.90%) HSRP
8 4 (12.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (12.90%) Multicast
8 4 (12.90%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (12.90%) BGP
8 4 (12.90%) SNMP
8 4 (12.90%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Network Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Support Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.68%) Implementation Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) IT Support
5 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Design Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) PKI
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) EqualLogic
2 1 (3.23%) Hedge funds
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (3.23%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (54.84%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
5 6 (19.35%) Linux
6 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Phone
7 2 (6.45%) Mac OS X
7 2 (6.45%) Windows CE
7 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
7 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) Migration
2 2 (6.45%) Validation
2 2 (6.45%) ITIL
2 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
2 2 (6.45%) Network Design
2 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
3 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (3.23%) Patch Management
3 1 (3.23%) Server Building
3 1 (3.23%) Change Management
3 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity
3 1 (3.23%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (22.58%) MCSE
3 4 (12.90%) CCA
3 4 (12.90%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
4 3 (9.68%) CCNP
4 3 (9.68%) Avaya Certification
5 2 (6.45%) JNCIA
5 2 (6.45%) JNCIS
5 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.45%) CCNA
5 2 (6.45%) CCDP
5 2 (6.45%) MCSA
6 1 (3.23%) CCSP
6 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
1 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.23%) BS25999
System Software
1 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 11 (35.48%) vSphere
3 10 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (25.81%) XenApp
5 4 (12.90%) XenDesktop
5 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
5 4 (12.90%) Xen
5 4 (12.90%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (9.68%) Samba
7 1 (3.23%) Firmware
7 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
7 1 (3.23%) DFS Replication
7 1 (3.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (3.23%) HP SIM
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.23%) SCDPM
2 1 (3.23%) FreeIPA
2 1 (3.23%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.23%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 29 (93.55%) HP
2 21 (67.74%) Cisco
3 13 (41.94%) VMware
4 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
5 8 (25.81%) Juniper
6 6 (19.35%) Citrix
6 6 (19.35%) Blue Coat
6 6 (19.35%) SolarWinds
7 5 (16.13%) F5
7 5 (16.13%) Avaya
8 4 (12.90%) 3PAR
8 4 (12.90%) Brocade
9 2 (6.45%) 3Com
9 2 (6.45%) Aerohive Networks
9 2 (6.45%) Meru Networks
9 2 (6.45%) Intel
9 2 (6.45%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (6.45%) NetApp
9 2 (6.45%) CODA
9 2 (6.45%) Sage