The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP
England / West Midlands
Rank 80 83 43
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -40
Contract jobs citing HP 39 40 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.65% 1.65% 3.20%
As % of the Vendors category 3.64% 3.54% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 43
Median daily rate £319 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £297 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.21% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
Median hourly rate £14.50 £22.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.26 £12.99 £15.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £22.50 £27.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +167.85%

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

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1072 1131 1022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 45.48% 46.60% 48.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 554 532
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 42 99
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £23.70 £28.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing HP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

HP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

HP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

HP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

HP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 18 £338 -10.00% 3
Warwickshire +3 12 £313 +0.96% 2
Staffordshire +6 3 £128 -
Coventry -24 3 £305 -10.29% 1
Shropshire - 3 £438 - 3
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing HP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for HP.

1 30 (33.71%) ITIL
2 26 (29.21%) Windows
3 23 (25.84%) Microsoft
4 21 (23.60%) Dell
4 21 (23.60%) SAN
5 20 (22.47%) IBM
6 19 (21.35%) Cisco
6 19 (21.35%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (19.10%) Migration
8 16 (17.98%) Linux
8 16 (17.98%) Windows Server
9 15 (16.85%) Active Directory
9 15 (16.85%) SC Cleared
9 15 (16.85%) Security Cleared
10 14 (15.73%) Degree
10 14 (15.73%) Problem Management
10 14 (15.73%) Incident Management
11 13 (14.61%) VMware
11 13 (14.61%) Unix
12 12 (13.48%) Finance
12 12 (13.48%) Change Management
12 12 (13.48%) Network Security
12 12 (13.48%) Mentoring
13 11 (12.36%) EMC
13 11 (12.36%) SLA
13 11 (12.36%) NetApp
14 10 (11.24%) Service Management
14 10 (11.24%) Firewall
14 10 (11.24%) Project Management
14 10 (11.24%) Test Scripting

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (10.11%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (7.87%) MS Office
2 6 (6.74%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.12%) assyst
3 1 (1.12%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Office 365
2 3 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (3.37%) IBM PureFlex
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.60%) SAN
2 12 (13.48%) Network Security
3 10 (11.24%) Firewall
4 7 (7.87%) LAN
5 5 (5.62%) DHCP
5 5 (5.62%) NAS
6 4 (4.49%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (4.49%) DNS
6 4 (4.49%) IP Telephony
6 4 (4.49%) VLAN
6 4 (4.49%) WAN
7 3 (3.37%) BIG-IP
7 3 (3.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (3.37%) Wireless
8 2 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (2.25%) Junos
8 2 (2.25%) OSPF
8 2 (2.25%) Skype
8 2 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (7.87%) LoadRunner
2 3 (3.37%) HP UFT
3 2 (2.25%) Selenium
4 1 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.12%) JIRA
4 1 (1.12%) JMeter
4 1 (1.12%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (1.12%) Subversion
4 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.12%) VersionOne
4 1 (1.12%) WinRunner
4 1 (1.12%) Zephyr
General
1 12 (13.48%) Finance
2 9 (10.11%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.87%) Retail
4 6 (6.74%) Electronics
5 5 (5.62%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.37%) Banking
7 2 (2.25%) Automotive
7 2 (2.25%) Legal
7 2 (2.25%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (13.48%) Architect
2 11 (12.36%) Field Engineer
3 9 (10.11%) Analyst
3 9 (10.11%) Field Service Engineer
3 9 (10.11%) Technical Architect
3 9 (10.11%) Test Manager
4 8 (8.99%) Network Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Field Hardware Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Hardware Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) HP Printer Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Printer Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Tester
6 5 (5.62%) Storage Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Break Fix Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Storage Architect
8 3 (3.37%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
8 3 (3.37%) LoadRunner Tester
8 3 (3.37%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.37%) Middleware
2 1 (1.12%) .NET
2 1 (1.12%) CSS
2 1 (1.12%) SOAP
2 1 (1.12%) XML
2 1 (1.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.35%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.24%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.87%) Blackberry
3 7 (7.87%) CLARiiON
3 7 (7.87%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.87%) Symmetrix DMX
4 5 (5.62%) HP Storage
5 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.37%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.37%) PDA
5 3 (3.37%) PKI
5 3 (3.37%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.25%) CMDB
6 2 (2.25%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.12%) Economics
7 1 (1.12%) Replication
7 1 (1.12%) User Experience
7 1 (1.12%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (29.21%) Windows
2 16 (17.98%) Linux
2 16 (17.98%) Windows Server
3 13 (14.61%) Unix
4 7 (7.87%) Android
5 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (5.62%) HPUX
7 4 (4.49%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.49%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.37%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.37%) Solaris
8 3 (3.37%) SUSE
9 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (33.71%) ITIL
2 17 (19.10%) Migration
3 14 (15.73%) Incident Management
3 14 (15.73%) Problem Management
4 12 (13.48%) Change Management
4 12 (13.48%) Mentoring
5 10 (11.24%) Project Management
5 10 (11.24%) Service Management
5 10 (11.24%) Test Scripting
5 10 (11.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (10.11%) Escalation Management
7 8 (8.99%) Test Strategy
8 7 (7.87%) Functional Testing
8 7 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (7.87%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (7.87%) Trend Analysis
8 7 (7.87%) Workflow
9 6 (6.74%) Network Design
9 6 (6.74%) PRINCE
9 6 (6.74%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.74%) SQL
2 3 (3.37%) C
3 2 (2.25%) Java
3 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.25%) Perl
3 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.25%) Python
4 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.12%) C++
4 1 (1.12%) Jython
4 1 (1.12%) Prolog
4 1 (1.12%) Ruby
4 1 (1.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (16.85%) SC Cleared
1 15 (16.85%) Security Cleared
2 14 (15.73%) Degree
3 6 (6.74%) DV Cleared
3 6 (6.74%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (5.62%) BICSI Certification
4 5 (5.62%) BICSI RCDD
4 5 (5.62%) CCNP
4 5 (5.62%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (4.49%) MOS
6 3 (3.37%) PMI Certification
6 3 (3.37%) PMP
6 3 (3.37%) RHCE
7 2 (2.25%) ISEB
7 2 (2.25%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.12%) CCNA
8 1 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.36%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) QA
System Software
1 15 (16.85%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.11%) VMware ESX
3 7 (7.87%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.87%) SRDF
3 7 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.74%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (3.37%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.12%) vSphere
6 1 (1.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (11.24%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.49%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (4.49%) SCCM
3 2 (2.25%) BladeLogic
3 2 (2.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 2 (2.25%) OpenView
3 2 (2.25%) Puppet
3 2 (2.25%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.12%) Ansible
4 1 (1.12%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (1.12%) OPNET
4 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.12%) SCOM
4 1 (1.12%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 23 (25.84%) Microsoft
2 21 (23.60%) Dell
3 20 (22.47%) IBM
4 19 (21.35%) Cisco
5 13 (14.61%) VMware
6 11 (12.36%) EMC
6 11 (12.36%) NetApp
7 10 (11.24%) 3PAR
8 8 (8.99%) Avaya
8 8 (8.99%) Brocade
8 8 (8.99%) CheckPoint
9 7 (7.87%) Citrix
9 7 (7.87%) Oracle
9 7 (7.87%) SAP
10 6 (6.74%) Juniper
11 5 (5.62%) BMC
12 4 (4.49%) Aruba
12 4 (4.49%) Fortinet
12 4 (4.49%) LANDesk
12 4 (4.49%) Toshiba
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