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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 54 77 68
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -9
Contract jobs citing HP 64 25 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.65% 1.23% 2.12%
As % of the Vendors category 5.44% 2.63% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 18 21
Average daily rate
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£350 £358 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £246 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +88.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.01 £42.50 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £42.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -5.08%
HP
England

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
1177 949 1018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.74% 46.61% 48.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 481 464
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 82 101
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.52 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 November 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

HP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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
Birmingham +9 22 £450 +36.36% 8
Shropshire +2 15 £286 -27.59% 3
Coventry -1 10 £413 +17.85% 3
Warwickshire -2 7 £373 +53.60% 2
Wolverhampton - 4 £180 -
Staffordshire 0 3 £300 +27.65%
Worcestershire - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 48 (33.80%) Windows
2 38 (26.76%) ITIL
3 30 (21.13%) SQL
3 30 (21.13%) VMware
4 28 (19.72%) UNIX
5 27 (19.01%) Cisco
6 26 (18.31%) Security Cleared
7 22 (15.49%) HPUX
8 21 (14.79%) Microsoft
9 20 (14.08%) Oracle
10 19 (13.38%) Linux
10 19 (13.38%) SCCM
11 18 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (12.68%) Active Directory
11 18 (12.68%) Dell
12 17 (11.97%) DHCP
12 17 (11.97%) LAN
13 16 (11.27%) DNS
13 16 (11.27%) Firewall
13 16 (11.27%) SC Cleared
14 14 (9.86%) Red Hat
15 12 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (8.45%) Middleware
15 12 (8.45%) Java
15 12 (8.45%) Migration
15 12 (8.45%) NetBackup
15 12 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 11 (7.75%) DV Cleared
16 11 (7.75%) Windows 7
16 11 (7.75%) Windows Server 2012

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 10 (7.04%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.23%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (4.23%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (2.11%) Exstream Dialogue
3 3 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (2.11%) IIS
4 2 (1.41%) Apache
4 2 (1.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.70%) CICS
5 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.70%) TPMS
Applications
1 7 (4.93%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.52%) MS Office
2 5 (3.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.70%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Exstream
2 2 (1.41%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.70%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.41%) Office 365
2 2 (1.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.97%) LAN
1 17 (11.97%) DHCP
2 16 (11.27%) DNS
2 16 (11.27%) Firewall
3 11 (7.75%) SAN
4 10 (7.04%) WAN
5 8 (5.63%) Wireless
5 8 (5.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (3.52%) Wireshark
6 5 (3.52%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.52%) VPN
7 4 (2.82%) VoIP
7 4 (2.82%) OSPF
8 3 (2.11%) WLAN
9 2 (1.41%) Broadband
9 2 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.41%) MPLS
9 2 (1.41%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.70%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.23%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.41%) DTS
3 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.70%) MySQL
4 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.70%) DB2
4 1 (0.70%) Informix
Development Applications
1 6 (4.23%) JMeter
1 6 (4.23%) Maven
1 6 (4.23%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.41%) MSBuild
2 2 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.41%) Subversion
2 2 (1.41%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.41%) PVCS
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.70%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.70%) MSI
3 1 (0.70%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (2.82%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.11%) Finance
3 1 (0.70%) Automotive
3 1 (0.70%) Legal
3 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (14.08%) Analyst
2 15 (10.56%) Network Engineer
3 12 (8.45%) Consultant
3 12 (8.45%) Support Analyst
3 12 (8.45%) Server Engineer
4 11 (7.75%) 3rd Line Support
4 11 (7.75%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (7.04%) Administrator
5 10 (7.04%) Server Support
6 9 (6.34%) Developer
6 9 (6.34%) Senior Server Engineer
7 7 (4.93%) Java Developer
7 7 (4.93%) Technical Support
8 6 (4.23%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) Network Consultant
8 6 (4.23%) Installations Engineer
9 5 (3.52%) Data Analyst
9 5 (3.52%) Architect
9 5 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.52%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.45%) Middleware
2 9 (6.34%) JSP
3 7 (4.93%) Java EE
3 7 (4.93%) Spring
4 6 (4.23%) Hibernate
4 6 (4.23%) J2EE
5 5 (3.52%) XML
5 5 (3.52%) XSD
5 5 (3.52%) XSLT
6 1 (0.70%) JavaBeans
6 1 (0.70%) Servlets
6 1 (0.70%) SOAP
6 1 (0.70%) Struts
6 1 (0.70%) EJB
6 1 (0.70%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.70%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.70%) jQuery
6 1 (0.70%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.93%) User Experience
2 5 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.11%) Device Driver
4 2 (1.41%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.70%) Symmetrix
5 1 (0.70%) PKI
5 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.70%) iPhone
5 1 (0.70%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 48 (33.80%) Windows
2 28 (19.72%) UNIX
3 22 (15.49%) HPUX
4 19 (13.38%) Linux
5 18 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (7.75%) Windows 7
7 11 (7.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (7.04%) Windows XP
8 10 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (6.34%) AIX
10 8 (5.63%) Solaris
11 3 (2.11%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.41%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.70%) CentOS
13 1 (0.70%) Fedora
13 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.76%) ITIL
2 12 (8.45%) Migration
3 9 (6.34%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (4.93%) Network Management
4 7 (4.93%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (4.93%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (4.93%) Mentoring
4 7 (4.93%) TDD
4 7 (4.93%) Performance Management
5 6 (4.23%) Network Design
5 6 (4.23%) OOA/OOD
5 6 (4.23%) OO
5 6 (4.23%) Low Latency
5 6 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (4.23%) Memory Management
5 6 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (3.52%) EAI
6 5 (3.52%) SOA
6 5 (3.52%) Workflow
7 4 (2.82%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.13%) SQL
2 12 (8.45%) Java
3 6 (4.23%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.23%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.82%) VB
5 2 (1.41%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.41%) R
5 2 (1.41%) C
6 1 (0.70%) C#
6 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (18.31%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.27%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (7.75%) CCNA
4 11 (7.75%) DV Cleared
5 9 (6.34%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.82%) MCSE
8 3 (2.11%) Degree
9 2 (1.41%) MCITP
10 1 (0.70%) HP AIS
10 1 (0.70%) HP ASE
10 1 (0.70%) HP MASE
10 1 (0.70%) MCSA
10 1 (0.70%) CCIE
10 1 (0.70%) CCNP
10 1 (0.70%) CCSE
10 1 (0.70%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.70%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.04%) SLA
2 6 (4.23%) JSP 440
3 3 (2.11%) QA
System Software
1 18 (12.68%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.23%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.82%) vSphere
5 3 (2.11%) XenApp
6 2 (1.41%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.70%) Postfix
7 1 (0.70%) Firmware
7 1 (0.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (13.38%) SCCM
2 12 (8.45%) NetBackup
3 9 (6.34%) OpenView
4 7 (4.93%) OPNET
4 7 (4.93%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (3.52%) Tivoli
5 5 (3.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (3.52%) Backup Exec
5 5 (3.52%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (2.82%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (2.11%) Sysprep
7 3 (2.11%) WMI
7 3 (2.11%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.41%) Nagios
9 1 (0.70%) EMC TimeFinder
9 1 (0.70%) EMC Navisphere
9 1 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.70%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.70%) WSUS
9 1 (0.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 30 (21.13%) VMware
2 27 (19.01%) Cisco
3 21 (14.79%) Microsoft
4 20 (14.08%) Oracle
5 18 (12.68%) Dell
6 14 (9.86%) Red Hat
7 10 (7.04%) EMC
7 10 (7.04%) F5
8 9 (6.34%) Citrix
8 9 (6.34%) BMC
9 7 (4.93%) Juniper
9 7 (4.93%) IBM
9 7 (4.93%) Symantec
9 7 (4.93%) McAfee
9 7 (4.93%) SolarWinds
10 6 (4.23%) 3PAR
11 5 (3.52%) NetScout
11 5 (3.52%) Remedy
11 5 (3.52%) webMethods
11 5 (3.52%) Software AG