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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ProCurve
Rank 613 585 546
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -39
Contract jobs citing ProCurve 20 25 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.045% 0.079%
As % of the Vendors category 0.078% 0.098% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 11
Average daily rate
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£320 £293 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.40% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £192 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £386 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £285 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.84% -28.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £44.49
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 - £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 - £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £44.49

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
25561 25504 24091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.74% 45.65% 46.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15156 14276 13340
Average daily rate £400 £383 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £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 1096 1113 1095
Average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ProCurve within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

ProCurve Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

ProCurve
Top 24 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 4 September 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 -8 20 £320 +6.66% 3
London +8 9 £320 -14.66% 1
South East -20 5 £319 - 1
Mayfair - 3 £320 -
Berkshire - 3 - -
Devon +8 2 - -
South West -10 2 - -
West Yorkshire -26 2 £250 +19.04% 1
Yorkshire -27 2 £250 +19.04% 1
Reading - 2 - -
Plymouth - 2 - -
City of London +5 1 £375 -
East of England +5 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £213 -
East Sussex - 1 £325 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £313 -
Birmingham - 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 £400 -
Brighton - 1 £325 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £313 -
Halifax - 1 - -
Huddersfield - 1 £250 -

ProCurve
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 34 (91.89%) HP
2 24 (64.86%) Firewall
3 22 (59.46%) Cisco
4 19 (51.35%) Windows
5 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
6 17 (45.95%) LAN
6 17 (45.95%) WAN
6 17 (45.95%) VMware
7 16 (43.24%) MS Exchange
8 14 (37.84%) SAN
9 13 (35.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (35.14%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (32.43%) DHCP
10 12 (32.43%) VLAN
11 11 (29.73%) VPN
11 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (29.73%) XenApp
12 10 (27.03%) DNS
12 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
13 9 (24.32%) Citrix
13 9 (24.32%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (24.32%) Wireless
13 9 (24.32%) SCCM
13 9 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (21.62%) vSphere
14 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (21.62%) Microsoft

ProCurve
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 16 (43.24%) MS Exchange
2 13 (35.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (35.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (18.92%) Lync
5 5 (13.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
6 4 (10.81%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (64.86%) Firewall
2 17 (45.95%) WAN
2 17 (45.95%) LAN
3 14 (37.84%) SAN
4 12 (32.43%) DHCP
4 12 (32.43%) VLAN
5 11 (29.73%) VPN
6 10 (27.03%) DNS
7 9 (24.32%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (24.32%) Wireless
8 7 (18.92%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (18.92%) MPLS
8 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
9 5 (13.51%) OSPF
9 5 (13.51%) BGP
9 5 (13.51%) Network Security
10 4 (10.81%) VoIP
10 4 (10.81%) Ethernet
11 3 (8.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Network Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 5 (13.51%) Consultant
3 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Design Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Network Technician
5 2 (5.41%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.41%) Network Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) AWS Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) IT Support
5 2 (5.41%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Blackberry
2 4 (10.81%) PKI
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.41%) iPhone
3 2 (5.41%) iPad
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.70%) EMC VNXe
4 1 (2.70%) HP Storage
4 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (51.35%) Windows
2 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
6 5 (13.51%) Linux
7 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
7 4 (10.81%) Windows 8
8 3 (8.11%) Mac OS X
9 2 (5.41%) Windows CE
9 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
9 2 (5.41%) Windows Vista
9 2 (5.41%) Android
9 2 (5.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.51%) Project Management
1 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
2 4 (10.81%) Patch Management
3 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (5.41%) ITIL
3 2 (5.41%) Network Design
3 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
3 2 (5.41%) Validation
4 1 (2.70%) Migration
4 1 (2.70%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.70%) Information Security
4 1 (2.70%) Data Management
4 1 (2.70%) Change Management
4 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (2.70%) CRM
4 1 (2.70%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
2 6 (16.22%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) VBScript
4 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (18.92%) MCSE
3 6 (16.22%) CCNP
4 5 (13.51%) CCNA
5 2 (5.41%) CCDP
5 2 (5.41%) Avaya Certification
5 2 (5.41%) JNCIA
5 2 (5.41%) JNCIS
5 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) MCSA
6 1 (2.70%) CCA
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.70%) BS25999
System Software
1 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
2 11 (29.73%) XenApp
3 9 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (21.62%) vSphere
5 5 (13.51%) XenDesktop
6 4 (10.81%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
7 3 (8.11%) Samba
8 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.70%) Xen
8 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.70%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) SCCM
2 4 (10.81%) Tivoli
2 4 (10.81%) SCDPM
3 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.70%) WSUS
3 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.70%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 34 (91.89%) HP
2 22 (59.46%) Cisco
3 17 (45.95%) VMware
4 9 (24.32%) Citrix
5 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
6 7 (18.92%) Juniper
6 7 (18.92%) SolarWinds
6 7 (18.92%) Aruba
7 5 (13.51%) F5
7 5 (13.51%) CheckPoint
8 4 (10.81%) EMC
8 4 (10.81%) Aerohive Networks
8 4 (10.81%) 3PAR
8 4 (10.81%) Veeam
8 4 (10.81%) Blue Coat
8 4 (10.81%) Sage
8 4 (10.81%) Brocade
9 3 (8.11%) SonicWALL
9 3 (8.11%) Meru Networks
9 3 (8.11%) Avaya