The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 22 October 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 Hewlett-Packard Company.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 21 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing HP 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 2.86% 4.12% 2.08%
As % of the Vendors category 6.15% 7.14% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£255 £225 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -27.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.88 £14.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+23.27% -1.69%
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Hertfordshire

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

Vendors Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
65 56 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 46.43% 57.73% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 26 21
Average daily rate £350 £299 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.15% -27.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £169 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £19.50 £46.00 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.60% +384.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

HP Daily Rate Trend in Watford

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 8 (66.67%) UNIX
2 7 (58.33%) IBM
2 7 (58.33%) Degree
2 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 6 (50.00%) DbVisualizer
3 6 (50.00%) ISEB
3 6 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 6 (50.00%) Flash
3 6 (50.00%) MQSeries
3 6 (50.00%) XML
3 6 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) J2EE
3 6 (50.00%) HTML
3 6 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) DB2
3 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 6 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 6 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Retail
3 6 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (50.00%) System Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) LAN
5 3 (25.00%) WAN

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 6 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 6 (50.00%) MQSeries
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (8.33%) Lync
3 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) LAN
1 3 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) VPN
2 2 (16.67%) SMS
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) BGP
3 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
3 1 (8.33%) ATM
3 1 (8.33%) MPLS
3 1 (8.33%) OSPF
3 1 (8.33%) VoIP
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) PPP
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) DbVisualizer
1 6 (50.00%) DB2
2 2 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (50.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
1 6 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 6 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Service Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Support
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) Flash
1 6 (50.00%) XML
1 6 (50.00%) J2EE
1 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) UNIX
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 6 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 6 (50.00%) System Testing
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) High Availability
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) Workflow
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) BCP
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
2 6 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) MOM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Mitel
3 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
3 1 (8.33%) Aruba
3 1 (8.33%) Intel