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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 21 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing HP 7 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 5.07% 4.88% 2.63%
As % of the Vendors category 12.07% 7.55% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£260 £225 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -27.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +0.84%
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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
58 53 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 42.03% 64.63% 56.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 17 17
Average daily rate £335 £350 £196
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +78.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £165 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £475 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Average hourly rate £13.75 £46.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.10% +162.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the Watford region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

HP Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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 (72.73%) IBM
1 8 (72.73%) Degree
2 7 (63.64%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) UNIX
3 6 (54.55%) E-Commerce
3 6 (54.55%) J2EE
3 6 (54.55%) HTML
3 6 (54.55%) Java
3 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 6 (54.55%) DB2
3 6 (54.55%) XML
3 6 (54.55%) Flash
3 6 (54.55%) MQSeries
3 6 (54.55%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (54.55%) LoadRunner
3 6 (54.55%) ISEB
3 6 (54.55%) Finance
3 6 (54.55%) Manufacturing
3 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Retail
3 6 (54.55%) Automated Testing
3 6 (54.55%) System Testing
3 6 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (54.55%) DbVisualizer
3 6 (54.55%) WebSphere
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
4 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) LAN
4 3 (27.27%) WAN

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (54.55%) MQSeries
1 6 (54.55%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) Lync
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) LAN
1 3 (27.27%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) PPP
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP
3 1 (9.09%) MPLS
3 1 (9.09%) OSPF
3 1 (9.09%) BGP
3 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
3 1 (9.09%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) DB2
1 6 (54.55%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (54.55%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
1 6 (54.55%) Manufacturing
1 6 (54.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) J2EE
1 6 (54.55%) HTML
1 6 (54.55%) XML
1 6 (54.55%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) UNIX
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) AIX
3 1 (9.09%) HPUX
3 1 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) E-Commerce
1 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
1 6 (54.55%) Automated Testing
1 6 (54.55%) System Testing
2 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
3 1 (9.09%) BCP
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) Degree
2 6 (54.55%) ISEB
2 6 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (9.09%) MBA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (9.09%) MOM
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Dell
4 1 (9.09%) EMC
4 1 (9.09%) Intel
4 1 (9.09%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) Hitachi
4 1 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Mitel
4 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
4 1 (9.09%) Aruba
4 1 (9.09%) Symantec
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) Sybase