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 22 August 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 HP ProCurve.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ProCurve
Rank 570 533 578
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +45
Contract jobs citing ProCurve 25 45 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.084% 0.033%
As % of the Vendors category 0.096% 0.18% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £223 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £400 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
-20.83% -0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 5
Average hourly rate - £44.49 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +122.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £44.49 £19.50
% change year-on-year
- +128.12%

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
26028 25021 26921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.18% 46.94% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14561 13847 13670
Average daily rate £385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1102 1116 1369
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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
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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 -40 24 £278 -7.50% 7
London +11 9 £315 -3.07% 6
City of London +34 5 £255 -32.00% 3
East Midlands +2 2 £388 +12.31%
East of England -31 2 £190 -52.50%
Yorkshire +1 1 £210 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £210 -
Leeds - 1 £210 -
South Wales - 1 £200 - 2
Wales - 1 £200 - 2
West Midlands - - - -
Leicester - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Andover - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bridgend - - - -

ProCurve
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 44 (100.00%) HP
2 33 (75.00%) Firewall
3 30 (68.18%) Cisco
4 23 (52.27%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (50.00%) WAN
6 21 (47.73%) Juniper
7 19 (43.18%) CCNP
8 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
9 15 (34.09%) F5
10 13 (29.55%) Windows
11 12 (27.27%) Wireless
11 12 (27.27%) Financial Institution
11 12 (27.27%) Finance
11 12 (27.27%) VMware
11 12 (27.27%) JNCIS
11 12 (27.27%) Blue Coat
11 12 (27.27%) Change Control
11 12 (27.27%) Multicast
12 11 (25.00%) Problem Management
12 11 (25.00%) ITIL
13 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
13 10 (22.73%) LAN
13 10 (22.73%) VPN
13 10 (22.73%) McAfee
13 10 (22.73%) NetScreen
14 9 (20.45%) Service Delivery
14 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
14 9 (20.45%) MS Exchange
15 8 (18.18%) SAN
15 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure

ProCurve
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 9 (20.45%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
3 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 33 (75.00%) Firewall
2 22 (50.00%) WAN
3 12 (27.27%) Wireless
3 12 (27.27%) Multicast
4 10 (22.73%) LAN
4 10 (22.73%) VPN
4 10 (22.73%) NetScreen
5 8 (18.18%) SAN
6 6 (13.64%) VoIP
6 6 (13.64%) IP Telephony
7 5 (11.36%) ADSL
7 5 (11.36%) BGP
7 5 (11.36%) MPLS
8 4 (9.09%) WLAN
8 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
8 4 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (4.55%) DNS
9 2 (4.55%) DHCP
9 2 (4.55%) SNMP
9 2 (4.55%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 12 (27.27%) Financial Institution
1 12 (27.27%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.82%) Legal
4 2 (4.55%) Banking
4 2 (4.55%) German Language
5 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Network Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (11.36%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Network Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Designer
6 4 (9.09%) Designer
7 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Administrator
8 2 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Security Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Security Support Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) 3rd Line Technical Support
9 1 (2.27%) Implementation Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) IP Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Systems Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) CCTV
2 1 (2.27%) EqualLogic
2 1 (2.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (13.64%) Linux
4 5 (11.36%) Windows 7
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.55%) Android
5 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.27%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Change Control
2 11 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 11 (25.00%) ITIL
3 9 (20.45%) Service Delivery
4 4 (9.09%) Project Management
4 4 (9.09%) SSADM
4 4 (9.09%) UML
4 4 (9.09%) TOGAF
4 4 (9.09%) DoDAF
4 4 (9.09%) MODAF
4 4 (9.09%) SysML
4 4 (9.09%) ArchiMate
4 4 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.55%) Change Management
5 2 (4.55%) Network Design
5 2 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.27%) Integration Testing
6 1 (2.27%) Information Security
6 1 (2.27%) Information Security Management
6 1 (2.27%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (52.27%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (43.18%) CCNP
3 12 (27.27%) JNCIS
4 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (13.64%) MCSE
5 6 (13.64%) CCNA
5 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
6 4 (9.09%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.55%) CCDP
7 2 (4.55%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.27%) JNCIE
8 1 (2.27%) MCITP
8 1 (2.27%) MCSA
8 1 (2.27%) CCIE
8 1 (2.27%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (15.91%) vSphere
4 3 (6.82%) UAG
5 2 (4.55%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.27%) XenServer
6 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) WSUS
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
1 1 (2.27%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 44 (100.00%) HP
2 30 (68.18%) Cisco
3 21 (47.73%) Juniper
4 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
5 15 (34.09%) F5
6 12 (27.27%) VMware
6 12 (27.27%) Blue Coat
7 10 (22.73%) McAfee
8 6 (13.64%) Avaya
9 5 (11.36%) Symantec
10 4 (9.09%) Citrix
10 4 (9.09%) Mitel
10 4 (9.09%) Brocade
10 4 (9.09%) Riverbed
11 3 (6.82%) Dell
12 2 (4.55%) EMC
12 2 (4.55%) Fortinet
13 1 (2.27%) Meraki
13 1 (2.27%) SonicWALL
13 1 (2.27%) Barracuda Networks