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 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 HP ProCurve.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ProCurve
Rank 566 544 496
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -48
Contract jobs citing ProCurve 13 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.040% 0.061%
As % of the Vendors category 0.055% 0.088% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 21
Average daily rate
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£190 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £170 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £430 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £170 £325
% change year-on-year
-29.41% -47.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £21.50

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%

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 5 March 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 30 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 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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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 -16 12 £190 -39.68% 11
Yorkshire - 5 £120 -
South West -5 3 - - 5
London -12 2 £328 +3.96%
Wales - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Scotland - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Swindon - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Glamorgan - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Stirlingshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 2
City of London - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 2
South Wales - - - -
Barnsley - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 2
Edgware - - - -
Fareham - - - -

ProCurve
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 32 (94.12%) HP
2 22 (64.71%) Cisco
3 18 (52.94%) Windows
4 17 (50.00%) Firewall
5 13 (38.24%) VMware
6 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
6 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (29.41%) MS Exchange
8 10 (29.41%) LAN
8 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (26.47%) Active Directory
9 9 (26.47%) WAN
9 9 (26.47%) OSPF
10 8 (23.53%) DHCP
10 8 (23.53%) CCNP
10 8 (23.53%) DNS
10 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
10 8 (23.53%) Windows 7
10 8 (23.53%) vSphere
11 7 (20.59%) CCNA
11 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
11 7 (20.59%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (17.65%) VLAN
12 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (17.65%) XenApp
12 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP

ProCurve
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 10 (29.41%) MS Exchange
1 10 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.88%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.94%) IIS
4 1 (2.94%) Lync
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Office
2 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Google Apps
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (50.00%) Firewall
2 10 (29.41%) LAN
3 9 (26.47%) WAN
3 9 (26.47%) OSPF
4 8 (23.53%) DHCP
4 8 (23.53%) DNS
5 7 (20.59%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (17.65%) VLAN
6 6 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
7 5 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (14.71%) VoIP
8 4 (11.76%) Wireless
8 4 (11.76%) Network Security
8 4 (11.76%) LDAP
8 4 (11.76%) SAN
9 3 (8.82%) BGP
9 3 (8.82%) EIGRP
9 3 (8.82%) RIP
9 3 (8.82%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Support
4 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 2 (5.88%) Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) IT Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Cryptography
1 3 (8.82%) e-Health
2 2 (5.88%) Hedge funds
2 2 (5.88%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.94%) PKI
3 1 (2.94%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 18 (52.94%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 5 (14.71%) Windows XP
6 4 (11.76%) Linux
7 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
7 2 (5.88%) Android
7 2 (5.88%) Ubuntu
7 2 (5.88%) Mac OS X Server
7 2 (5.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Network Management
2 5 (14.71%) Migration
3 2 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (5.88%) Capacity Management
3 2 (5.88%) Software Licensing
3 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.88%) Security Management
3 2 (5.88%) Fault Management
3 2 (5.88%) Time Management
3 2 (5.88%) Performance Management
3 2 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
1 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (23.53%) CCNP
2 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 7 (20.59%) CCNA
3 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
4 6 (17.65%) MCSE
4 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (14.71%) CCA
5 5 (14.71%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (14.71%) CCSP
6 1 (2.94%) Avaya Certification
6 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (26.47%) Active Directory
3 8 (23.53%) vSphere
4 6 (17.65%) XenApp
5 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
5 5 (14.71%) Xen
6 4 (11.76%) Firmware
7 2 (5.88%) Kerio MailServer
8 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.94%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (5.88%) FreeIPA
2 2 (5.88%) Nagios
3 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.94%) ARCserve
3 1 (2.94%) OpenView
3 1 (2.94%) SCCM
3 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.94%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 32 (94.12%) HP
2 22 (64.71%) Cisco
3 13 (38.24%) VMware
4 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
5 6 (17.65%) Citrix
6 3 (8.82%) McAfee
6 3 (8.82%) CA
6 3 (8.82%) Avaya
6 3 (8.82%) SonicWALL
6 3 (8.82%) Riverbed
6 3 (8.82%) CheckPoint
6 3 (8.82%) Mitel
7 2 (5.88%) F5
7 2 (5.88%) Kerio
7 2 (5.88%) Blue Coat
7 2 (5.88%) BT
7 2 (5.88%) NEC
7 2 (5.88%) Infor
7 2 (5.88%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.88%) Veeam