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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 51 48 70
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +22
Contract jobs citing HP 65 69 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.84% 3.11% 1.80%
As % of the Vendors category 5.56% 6.35% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 43 15
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.39% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £168 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £420 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 £155.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-83.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £16.25 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +18.18%
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
1170 1087 851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 51.09% 48.99% 46.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 509 344
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 62 112
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.48 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.75% -27.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £10.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £71.25 £37.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 3 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 March 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
Warwickshire +12 17 £300 +93.54% 5
Birmingham -6 15 £388 +58.16% 12
Coventry +8 11 £263 -25.00% 2
Staffordshire +1 5 £400 +53.84%
Worcestershire -2 2 £243 -27.61% 1
Wolverhampton -8 1 £170 -54.66%
Shropshire - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 49 (38.89%) Windows
2 29 (23.02%) ITIL
3 27 (21.43%) Linux
3 27 (21.43%) Cisco
3 27 (21.43%) VMware
4 24 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 20 (15.87%) LAN
6 20 (15.87%) SQL
7 17 (13.49%) HPUX
8 16 (12.70%) Active Directory
8 16 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (11.90%) Microsoft
9 15 (11.90%) WAN
9 15 (11.90%) DNS
10 14 (11.11%) DHCP
10 14 (11.11%) UNIX
10 14 (11.11%) Oracle
11 13 (10.32%) Firewall
11 13 (10.32%) SC Cleared
11 13 (10.32%) SCCM
12 12 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (9.52%) Middleware
13 11 (8.73%) Dell
13 11 (8.73%) AIX
13 11 (8.73%) Finance
13 11 (8.73%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (8.73%) F5
14 10 (7.94%) Hyper-V
14 10 (7.94%) Migration

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 6 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.38%) IIS
3 3 (2.38%) Exstream Dialogue
3 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (2.38%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.59%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.59%) Apache
4 2 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 10 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.17%) MS Office
3 2 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.79%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Exstream
2 2 (1.59%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.79%) Office 365
2 1 (0.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.87%) LAN
2 15 (11.90%) WAN
2 15 (11.90%) DNS
3 14 (11.11%) DHCP
4 13 (10.32%) Firewall
5 10 (7.94%) SAN
6 8 (6.35%) VPN
7 7 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (4.76%) Wireless
9 4 (3.17%) TCP/IP
9 4 (3.17%) OSPF
10 3 (2.38%) Internet
10 3 (2.38%) SSL
10 3 (2.38%) NAS
10 3 (2.38%) Network Security
11 2 (1.59%) Wireless Security
11 2 (1.59%) Junos
11 2 (1.59%) FCoE
11 2 (1.59%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.59%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.17%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (1.59%) DTS
5 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.79%) DB2
5 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Subversion
2 4 (3.17%) Maven
2 4 (3.17%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.17%) JMeter
3 3 (2.38%) JIRA
4 2 (1.59%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.59%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.59%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.59%) FishEye
5 1 (0.79%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.79%) JConsole
5 1 (0.79%) VisualVM
5 1 (0.79%) PVCS
5 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.79%) Selenium
5 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.79%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (0.79%) MSBuild
General
1 11 (8.73%) Finance
2 5 (3.97%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.38%) Automotive
4 1 (0.79%) Legal
4 1 (0.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (16.67%) Analyst
2 14 (11.11%) Consultant
2 14 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 12 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (8.73%) Network Engineer
5 10 (7.94%) Support Analyst
6 9 (7.14%) Server Support
7 8 (6.35%) Administrator
8 7 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (5.56%) Senior Server Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) Developer
9 6 (4.76%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.97%) Network Consultant
10 5 (3.97%) Technical Support
10 5 (3.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.97%) Designer
11 4 (3.17%) Installations Engineer
11 4 (3.17%) Data Centre Engineer
11 4 (3.17%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.52%) Middleware
2 6 (4.76%) JSP
3 5 (3.97%) XML
3 5 (3.97%) XSD
3 5 (3.97%) XSLT
4 3 (2.38%) .NET
5 2 (1.59%) J2EE
5 2 (1.59%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.59%) Spring
5 2 (1.59%) Java EE
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.79%) RESTful
6 1 (0.79%) WebCenter
6 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.79%) Web Services
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.97%) User Experience
3 5 (3.97%) PKI
4 3 (2.38%) Celerra
5 2 (1.59%) e-Health
5 2 (1.59%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.79%) Symmetrix
6 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.79%) NHS
6 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.79%) AS400
6 1 (0.79%) iPhone
6 1 (0.79%) DataPower
6 1 (0.79%) iSeries
6 1 (0.79%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 49 (38.89%) Windows
2 27 (21.43%) Linux
3 24 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (13.49%) HPUX
5 16 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (11.11%) UNIX
7 12 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (8.73%) AIX
9 8 (6.35%) Windows 7
10 7 (5.56%) Solaris
11 6 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (2.38%) VMS
13 2 (1.59%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.79%) zOS
14 1 (0.79%) Fedora
14 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.79%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.02%) ITIL
2 10 (7.94%) Migration
3 9 (7.14%) Network Management
3 9 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (6.35%) SOA
5 7 (5.56%) Mentoring
5 7 (5.56%) Test Scripting
6 6 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (4.76%) EAI
7 5 (3.97%) Network Design
7 5 (3.97%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (3.97%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (3.97%) Performance Management
8 4 (3.17%) Test Management
8 4 (3.17%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (3.17%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.38%) Validation
9 3 (2.38%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.87%) SQL
2 9 (7.14%) Java
3 6 (4.76%) PL/SQL
3 6 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.38%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.59%) VB
5 2 (1.59%) C
6 1 (0.79%) C#
6 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.32%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (5.56%) DV Cleared
5 6 (4.76%) ISTQB
5 6 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (4.76%) ISEB
6 5 (3.97%) CCNA
7 3 (2.38%) CCNP
7 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.59%) CCSE
8 2 (1.59%) JNCIS
8 2 (1.59%) MCSE
8 2 (1.59%) HP AIS
8 2 (1.59%) HP ASE
8 2 (1.59%) HP MASE
9 1 (0.79%) HP APS
9 1 (0.79%) VCP4
9 1 (0.79%) APMP
9 1 (0.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.56%) QA
2 5 (3.97%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.59%) SLA
4 1 (0.79%) BS7799
4 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (12.70%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.94%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.97%) vSphere
5 4 (3.17%) ProxySG
6 3 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.59%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.79%) Xen
8 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.79%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.79%) Postfix
8 1 (0.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (10.32%) SCCM
2 10 (7.94%) OpenView
3 8 (6.35%) NetBackup
3 8 (6.35%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (3.97%) SCOM
4 5 (3.97%) OPNET
4 5 (3.97%) SCOrch
5 4 (3.17%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (2.38%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (1.59%) Sysprep
7 2 (1.59%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.59%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.59%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.59%) WMI
7 2 (1.59%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.79%) WSUS
8 1 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.79%) EMC TimeFinder
Vendors
1 27 (21.43%) Cisco
1 27 (21.43%) VMware
2 15 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 14 (11.11%) Oracle
4 11 (8.73%) Dell
4 11 (8.73%) F5
5 10 (7.94%) EMC
5 10 (7.94%) Citrix
6 7 (5.56%) Blue Coat
6 7 (5.56%) CheckPoint
7 6 (4.76%) McAfee
7 6 (4.76%) BMC
7 6 (4.76%) IBM
8 5 (3.97%) Software AG
8 5 (3.97%) Juniper
8 5 (3.97%) webMethods
8 5 (3.97%) SolarWinds
9 4 (3.17%) Symantec
9 4 (3.17%) NetApp
10 3 (2.38%) CA
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