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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ProCurve
Rank 574 576 547
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -29
Contract jobs citing ProCurve 19 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.041% 0.035%
As % of the Vendors category 0.075% 0.090% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £174 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £313 £238
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
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
25415 25693 22778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.47% 45.58% 46.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14468 14335 12108
Average daily rate £400 £397 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.75%
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 1091 1087 1211
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 £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 £313 -10.71% 11
South East -14 6 £344 -27.63% 3
Slough - 6 £344 -
Berkshire - 6 £344 - 1
London -7 5 £325 +8.33% 4
Yorkshire - 3 £120 - 3
North Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
City of London +18 1 £325 +3.17%
South West +4 1 - -
North West -17 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - -
Mayfair - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Newport - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Epsom - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -

ProCurve
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 30 (90.91%) HP
2 21 (63.64%) Windows
3 20 (60.61%) Cisco
4 17 (51.52%) Firewall
5 16 (48.48%) VMware
5 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
6 15 (45.45%) MS Exchange
7 14 (42.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (42.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (39.39%) WAN
9 12 (36.36%) DHCP
9 12 (36.36%) LAN
9 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (36.36%) vSphere
10 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
11 10 (30.30%) DNS
11 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
12 9 (27.27%) XenApp
13 8 (24.24%) MCSE
13 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (21.21%) Linux
14 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
14 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
14 7 (21.21%) VPN
14 7 (21.21%) Citrix
14 7 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (18.18%) VoIP
15 6 (18.18%) Juniper
15 6 (18.18%) SAN

ProCurve
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 15 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 14 (42.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (12.12%) Lync
6 2 (6.06%) OpenStack
6 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
7 1 (3.03%) IIS
7 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Office 365
2 2 (6.06%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (51.52%) Firewall
2 13 (39.39%) WAN
3 12 (36.36%) DHCP
3 12 (36.36%) LAN
4 10 (30.30%) DNS
5 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
5 7 (21.21%) VPN
6 6 (18.18%) VoIP
6 6 (18.18%) SAN
6 6 (18.18%) VLAN
6 6 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (15.15%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (15.15%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (12.12%) MPLS
8 4 (12.12%) OSPF
8 4 (12.12%) SNMP
9 3 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (6.06%) LDAP
10 2 (6.06%) IP Telephony
10 2 (6.06%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.12%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Support Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 3 (9.09%) Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) IT Support
6 2 (6.06%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Support
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.06%) Hedge funds
1 2 (6.06%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (3.03%) Cryptography
2 1 (3.03%) PKI
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 21 (63.64%) Windows
2 14 (42.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
5 7 (21.21%) Linux
6 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (9.09%) Windows 8
8 2 (6.06%) Windows Phone
8 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
8 2 (6.06%) Mac OS X
8 2 (6.06%) Windows CE
8 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
8 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
9 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) Migration
2 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (6.06%) Validation
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL
4 1 (3.03%) Change Management
4 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.03%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.03%) Information Security
4 1 (3.03%) Network Design
4 1 (3.03%) Time Management
4 1 (3.03%) Network Management
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.03%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) MCSE
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (15.15%) CCA
3 5 (15.15%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (12.12%) CCNP
5 2 (6.06%) CCNA
5 2 (6.06%) CCDP
5 2 (6.06%) MCSA
5 2 (6.06%) CCSP
5 2 (6.06%) Avaya Certification
5 2 (6.06%) JNCIA
5 2 (6.06%) JNCIS
5 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.03%) BS25999
System Software
1 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
2 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (36.36%) vSphere
3 9 (27.27%) XenApp
4 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
4 5 (15.15%) Xen
5 4 (12.12%) XenDesktop
5 4 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (9.09%) Samba
7 2 (6.06%) Firmware
8 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
8 1 (3.03%) DFS Replication
8 1 (3.03%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) FreeIPA
3 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.03%) HP SIM
3 1 (3.03%) SCDPM
3 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.03%) ARCserve
3 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 30 (90.91%) HP
2 20 (60.61%) Cisco
3 16 (48.48%) VMware
4 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (21.21%) Citrix
6 6 (18.18%) Juniper
6 6 (18.18%) SolarWinds
7 4 (12.12%) Blue Coat
7 4 (12.12%) Brocade
7 4 (12.12%) 3PAR
7 4 (12.12%) Avaya
8 3 (9.09%) F5
9 2 (6.06%) Aerohive Networks
9 2 (6.06%) Meru Networks
9 2 (6.06%) SonicWALL
9 2 (6.06%) Veeam
9 2 (6.06%) Google
9 2 (6.06%) McAfee
9 2 (6.06%) Intel
9 2 (6.06%) 3Com