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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 63 48 65
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +17
Contract jobs citing HP 69 75 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.58% 3.19% 2.25%
As % of the Vendors category 5.13% 6.27% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 41 19
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -11.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £213 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £13.75 £13.13
% change year-on-year
+16.36% +4.76%
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
1346 1197 875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.28% 50.89% 50.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 574 370
Average daily rate £360 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 79 107
Average hourly rate £23.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.87% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -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 5 May 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
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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 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 20 £325 +109.67% 4
Birmingham -4 17 £400 +22.13% 3
Coventry +2 5 £325 -7.14% 1
Shropshire -14 5 - - 1
Staffordshire -13 4 £363 +45.00% 2
Dudley - 4 £125 -
Wolverhampton -1 3 £125 -67.74%
West Bromwich - 2 £130 -
Worcestershire -1 1 - -
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 47 (34.56%) Windows
2 31 (22.79%) Linux
3 29 (21.32%) ITIL
3 29 (21.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (20.59%) VMware
5 26 (19.12%) Microsoft
6 25 (18.38%) Cisco
7 23 (16.91%) LAN
8 22 (16.18%) Finance
9 21 (15.44%) HPUX
9 21 (15.44%) Active Directory
10 20 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (13.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (13.97%) WAN
12 18 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (13.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (11.03%) MS Excel
13 15 (11.03%) SQL
14 13 (9.56%) Security Cleared
14 13 (9.56%) Windows 7
15 12 (8.82%) SCCM
15 12 (8.82%) Firewall
15 12 (8.82%) Oracle
15 12 (8.82%) UNIX
15 12 (8.82%) DNS
16 11 (8.09%) DHCP
16 11 (8.09%) SAN
16 11 (8.09%) QA
16 11 (8.09%) HP Quality Center
17 10 (7.35%) User Acceptance Testing

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 5 (3.68%) IIS
2 3 (2.21%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.21%) Exstream Dialogue
3 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.47%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 15 (11.03%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.88%) MS Office
3 3 (2.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.41%) Exstream
2 2 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.47%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (3.68%) Office 365
2 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (16.91%) LAN
2 19 (13.97%) WAN
3 12 (8.82%) DNS
3 12 (8.82%) Firewall
4 11 (8.09%) DHCP
4 11 (8.09%) SAN
5 9 (6.62%) VPN
6 8 (5.88%) Wireless
7 5 (3.68%) OSPF
8 4 (2.94%) Intranet
8 4 (2.94%) Internet
8 4 (2.94%) MPLS
8 4 (2.94%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (2.94%) NAS
9 3 (2.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (2.21%) VLAN
9 3 (2.21%) Network Security
9 3 (2.21%) SSL
9 3 (2.21%) VoIP
10 2 (1.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.47%) MySQL
4 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.47%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (1.47%) DTS
5 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.74%) DB2
5 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Subversion
1 4 (2.94%) TeamCity
2 3 (2.21%) JIRA
2 3 (2.21%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.47%) MSI
3 2 (1.47%) JMeter
3 2 (1.47%) Selenium
3 2 (1.47%) Maven
3 2 (1.47%) FishEye
3 2 (1.47%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.47%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.74%) Grunt
4 1 (0.74%) LoadUI
4 1 (0.74%) JConsole
4 1 (0.74%) VisualVM
4 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.74%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.74%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.74%) ClearCase
General
1 22 (16.18%) Finance
2 6 (4.41%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.68%) Automotive
4 3 (2.21%) Banking
5 2 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.74%) Games
6 1 (0.74%) Military
Job Titles
1 33 (24.26%) Analyst
2 15 (11.03%) Support Analyst
3 13 (9.56%) Consultant
4 12 (8.82%) Server Engineer
5 11 (8.09%) Test Analyst
6 10 (7.35%) Administrator
7 9 (6.62%) Network Engineer
7 9 (6.62%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (5.88%) Technical Support
9 6 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.41%) Windows Server Engineer
10 5 (3.68%) Server Support
10 5 (3.68%) Network Consultant
10 5 (3.68%) Tester
10 5 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.68%) Technical Support Analyst
10 5 (3.68%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (2.94%) IT Support Analyst
11 4 (2.94%) Developer
11 4 (2.94%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.68%) .NET
2 4 (2.94%) JSP
2 4 (2.94%) Middleware
3 2 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.47%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (0.74%) jQuery
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.74%) RESTful
4 1 (0.74%) WebCenter
4 1 (0.74%) Sass
4 1 (0.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.74%) SOAP
4 1 (0.74%) Web Services
4 1 (0.74%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.74%) J2EE
4 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.74%) CSS
4 1 (0.74%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.68%) PKI
3 4 (2.94%) NHS
4 3 (2.21%) Celerra
4 3 (2.21%) HP Superdome
5 2 (1.47%) User Experience
5 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.47%) e-Health
5 2 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.74%) Statistics
6 1 (0.74%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.74%) AS400
6 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.74%) DataPower
6 1 (0.74%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 47 (34.56%) Windows
2 31 (22.79%) Linux
3 29 (21.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (15.44%) HPUX
5 20 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (13.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (9.56%) Windows 7
8 12 (8.82%) UNIX
9 9 (6.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (6.62%) Windows XP
10 7 (5.15%) AIX
11 6 (4.41%) Solaris
12 4 (2.94%) VMS
12 4 (2.94%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.47%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.74%) zOS
14 1 (0.74%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.32%) ITIL
2 10 (7.35%) Migration
2 10 (7.35%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (5.88%) Test Scripting
3 8 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (5.15%) Data Protection
4 7 (5.15%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (4.41%) Network Management
5 6 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (4.41%) Knowledge Management
6 5 (3.68%) PRINCE2
6 5 (3.68%) Service Delivery
6 5 (3.68%) E-Discovery
6 5 (3.68%) Mentoring
7 4 (2.94%) Test Management
7 4 (2.94%) Project Management
7 4 (2.94%) Network Design
8 3 (2.21%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.21%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.21%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.03%) SQL
2 5 (3.68%) PL/SQL
3 3 (2.21%) Shell Script
3 3 (2.21%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.21%) Java
4 2 (1.47%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.47%) C
4 2 (1.47%) C#
5 1 (0.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (9.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.35%) ISEB
2 10 (7.35%) ISTQB
3 8 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.94%) CCNP
5 4 (2.94%) CCNA
5 4 (2.94%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.21%) HP ASE
6 3 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.47%) Degree
7 2 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.47%) MCSE
7 2 (1.47%) HP AIS
7 2 (1.47%) MCITP
8 1 (0.74%) HP MASE
8 1 (0.74%) HP APS
8 1 (0.74%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.09%) QA
2 8 (5.88%) SLA
3 4 (2.94%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.74%) BS7799
4 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (15.44%) Active Directory
2 18 (13.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.62%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.94%) ProxySG
4 4 (2.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (2.94%) vSphere
4 4 (2.94%) vCloud
5 3 (2.21%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.74%) XenApp
7 1 (0.74%) Xen
7 1 (0.74%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (8.82%) SCCM
2 11 (8.09%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (4.41%) ServiceCenter
5 5 (3.68%) SCOrch
5 5 (3.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (3.68%) OpenView
5 5 (3.68%) NetBackup
5 5 (3.68%) SCOM
6 4 (2.94%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (2.94%) Puppet
7 2 (1.47%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (1.47%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.47%) DameWare
7 2 (1.47%) OPNET
7 2 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.47%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.74%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.74%) Nagios
Vendors
1 28 (20.59%) VMware
2 26 (19.12%) Microsoft
3 25 (18.38%) Cisco
4 12 (8.82%) Oracle
5 9 (6.62%) NetApp
6 8 (5.88%) Dell
6 8 (5.88%) EMC
6 8 (5.88%) Citrix
7 6 (4.41%) Juniper
7 6 (4.41%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.41%) F5
8 5 (3.68%) CheckPoint
8 5 (3.68%) Blue Coat
9 4 (2.94%) IBM
9 4 (2.94%) Veritas
9 4 (2.94%) Remedy
9 4 (2.94%) McAfee
10 3 (2.21%) BT
10 3 (2.21%) Motorola
10 3 (2.21%) Symantec
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