The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 30 January 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 Hewlett-Packard Company.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 56 31 46
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +15
Contract jobs citing HP 9 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.30% 3.98% 0.80%
As % of the Vendors category 2.75% 8.93% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 0
Average daily rate
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£394 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £330
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £12.35 £15.25 £11.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.01% +34.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.70 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-8.66% +9.09%
HP
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Vendors Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
327 224 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 47.32% 44.53% 48.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 113 117
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £11.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +30.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £15.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.03 £90.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the Wales region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in Wales

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the Wales region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

HP
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South Wales -25 6 £394 +15.80% 6
West Wales - 3 - -
HP
UK

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing HP 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 HP.

1 22 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (48.78%) Selenium
2 20 (48.78%) Waterfall
2 20 (48.78%) Cucumber
3 19 (46.34%) Test Scripting
3 19 (46.34%) Maven
4 18 (43.90%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (43.90%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (43.90%) XML
5 16 (39.02%) SOAP
5 16 (39.02%) JSON
5 16 (39.02%) REST
6 14 (34.15%) User Stories
6 14 (34.15%) SoapUI
6 14 (34.15%) Load Balancing
6 14 (34.15%) Firewall
7 12 (29.27%) Scrum
7 12 (29.27%) Open Source
8 11 (26.83%) Test Strategy
9 10 (24.39%) Workflow
9 10 (24.39%) MS Office
9 10 (24.39%) ISEB
10 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
10 9 (21.95%) Finance
11 8 (19.51%) AS400
11 8 (19.51%) QuickTest Pro
12 7 (17.07%) Windows
12 7 (17.07%) QA
13 6 (14.63%) Oracle
13 6 (14.63%) Service Management

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing HP 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 HP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) MS Office
2 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) PaaS
1 1 (2.44%) GitHub
1 1 (2.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (34.15%) Firewall
2 2 (4.88%) AMQP
3 1 (2.44%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) MongoDB
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (48.78%) Selenium
1 20 (48.78%) Cucumber
2 19 (46.34%) Maven
3 14 (34.15%) SoapUI
4 8 (19.51%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (7.32%) JIRA
6 2 (4.88%) GitLab
6 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (65.85%) Analyst
2 23 (56.10%) Test Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Integration Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Integration Test Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Business Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Tester
5 2 (4.88%) 1st Line Support Technician
5 2 (4.88%) Service Desk Technician
5 2 (4.88%) IT Support
5 2 (4.88%) Designer
5 2 (4.88%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) UML Business Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Support Technician
5 2 (4.88%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (43.90%) XML
2 16 (39.02%) SOAP
2 16 (39.02%) JSON
2 16 (39.02%) REST
3 3 (7.32%) Web Services
4 2 (4.88%) Spring
5 1 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) Open Source
2 8 (19.51%) AS400
3 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) CESG
4 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) UNIX
3 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (48.78%) Waterfall
3 19 (46.34%) Test Scripting
4 18 (43.90%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (34.15%) User Stories
5 14 (34.15%) Load Balancing
6 12 (29.27%) Scrum
7 11 (26.83%) Test Strategy
8 10 (24.39%) Workflow
9 6 (14.63%) Service Management
10 5 (12.20%) Project Management
10 5 (12.20%) Analytics
10 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
11 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (9.76%) Asset Management
12 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
12 3 (7.32%) UML
12 3 (7.32%) SOA
12 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (7.32%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) ISEB
2 5 (12.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (4.88%) CBAP
4 1 (2.44%) HNC
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.44%) CCNP
4 1 (2.44%) CCNA
4 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (43.90%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (7.32%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) Blue Coat
3 1 (2.44%) McAfee
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco
3 1 (2.44%) Riverbed