The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Midlands region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 68 38 45
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +7
Contract jobs citing HP 48 71 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.03% 3.83% 3.22%
As % of the Vendors category 4.10% 7.85% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 39 32
Average daily rate
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£300 £348 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% +35.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £175 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £548 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £13.75 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+3.63% -6.77%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1170 905 1092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.56% 48.81% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 380 453
Average daily rate £325 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £173 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 84 89
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £28.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.04 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -4.80%
HP
England

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 11 July 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
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 11 July 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
Coventry -3 11 £250 - 4
Birmingham -9 9 £348 -0.71% 10
Warwickshire -6 4 £175 -54.83%
Staffordshire +3 3 £300 +71.42% 1
Worcestershire 0 3 £370 -
Shropshire -11 3 £188 -50.65% 2
Wolverhampton 0 2 £275 +69.23%
Solihull - 1 £375 -
West Bromwich - - - -
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 55 (41.04%) Windows
2 38 (28.36%) ITIL
3 36 (26.87%) Microsoft
4 29 (21.64%) Active Directory
4 29 (21.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (20.90%) HP Quality Center
6 25 (18.66%) Oracle
7 24 (17.91%) UNIX
7 24 (17.91%) SAN
7 24 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (17.16%) Service Management
9 22 (16.42%) VMware
9 22 (16.42%) Security Cleared
10 21 (15.67%) Windows XP
11 19 (14.18%) Test Scripting
12 18 (13.43%) SC Cleared
12 18 (13.43%) Workflow
12 18 (13.43%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (12.69%) LAN
13 17 (12.69%) SCCM
13 17 (12.69%) Windows 7
14 16 (11.94%) Cisco
14 16 (11.94%) Finance
15 15 (11.19%) Linux
16 13 (9.70%) BMC
16 13 (9.70%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (9.70%) NetApp
16 13 (9.70%) VMware Infrastructure
17 12 (8.96%) 3PAR
17 12 (8.96%) Remedy

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 11 (8.21%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (2.24%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.75%) Apache
5 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.75%) IIS
5 1 (0.75%) Lync
5 1 (0.75%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 12 (8.96%) MS Office
2 7 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (7.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.75%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (0.75%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.75%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.75%) SAP WM
2 1 (0.75%) assyst
2 1 (0.75%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.97%) SaaS
2 7 (5.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (17.91%) SAN
2 17 (12.69%) LAN
3 11 (8.21%) WAN
3 11 (8.21%) DHCP
3 11 (8.21%) DNS
4 6 (4.48%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.99%) VPN
5 4 (2.99%) Wireless
6 2 (1.49%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.49%) DMZ
6 2 (1.49%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (1.49%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.49%) Broadband
7 1 (0.75%) FTP
7 1 (0.75%) HTTP
7 1 (0.75%) Firewall
7 1 (0.75%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.75%) MS Access
3 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.48%) MSI
2 3 (2.24%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (2.24%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.75%) JMeter
3 1 (0.75%) Selenium
General
1 16 (11.94%) Finance
2 8 (5.97%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.22%) Banking
4 4 (2.99%) Legal
5 2 (1.49%) Military
5 2 (1.49%) Retail
5 2 (1.49%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.49%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.75%) Automotive
6 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (20.15%) Analyst
2 16 (11.94%) Administrator
3 12 (8.96%) Tester
4 10 (7.46%) Test Analyst
5 8 (5.97%) Network Engineer
6 7 (5.22%) Developer
6 7 (5.22%) Support Analyst
6 7 (5.22%) ServiceNow Developer
7 6 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.48%) Architect
8 5 (3.73%) Consultant
8 5 (3.73%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (3.73%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.73%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 5 (3.73%) Storage Analyst
9 4 (2.99%) Data Centre Engineer
9 4 (2.99%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (2.99%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.46%) Web Services
2 9 (6.72%) XML
2 9 (6.72%) XSL
3 8 (5.97%) XML Schema
3 8 (5.97%) JSP
4 4 (2.99%) Software Packaging
5 2 (1.49%) HTML
6 1 (0.75%) .NET
6 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.97%) Client/Server
2 4 (2.99%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.24%) Replication
4 2 (1.49%) Clustering
4 2 (1.49%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.75%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.75%) EPoS
5 1 (0.75%) CMDB
5 1 (0.75%) LPAR
5 1 (0.75%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 55 (41.04%) Windows
2 29 (21.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (17.91%) UNIX
4 21 (15.67%) Windows XP
5 17 (12.69%) Windows 7
6 15 (11.19%) Linux
7 12 (8.96%) HPUX
8 8 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (3.73%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.99%) AIX
10 4 (2.99%) Windows NT
10 4 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.24%) Solaris
12 2 (1.49%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.49%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.49%) zOS
13 1 (0.75%) SUSE
13 1 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (28.36%) ITIL
2 23 (17.16%) Service Management
3 19 (14.18%) Test Scripting
4 18 (13.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (13.43%) Workflow
5 12 (8.96%) Migration
5 12 (8.96%) ITSM
6 9 (6.72%) SOA
6 9 (6.72%) Project Management
7 8 (5.97%) Network Design
7 8 (5.97%) Risk Management
7 8 (5.97%) Use Case
7 8 (5.97%) Test Strategy
8 7 (5.22%) Change Management
8 7 (5.22%) Problem Management
9 6 (4.48%) Load Balancing
9 6 (4.48%) Regression Testing
9 6 (4.48%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (4.48%) Data Protection
9 6 (4.48%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.21%) SQL
2 10 (7.46%) JavaScript
3 8 (5.97%) C
4 6 (4.48%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.24%) VB
6 2 (1.49%) Java
7 1 (0.75%) VBScript
7 1 (0.75%) Python
7 1 (0.75%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (16.42%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.43%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (8.21%) CCNA
4 11 (8.21%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (6.72%) MCSE
6 8 (5.97%) ISEB
7 6 (4.48%) ISTQB
8 5 (3.73%) MCITP
9 4 (2.99%) MCP
10 3 (2.24%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.49%) Degree
11 2 (1.49%) RHCE
12 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.75%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.21%) SLA
2 5 (3.73%) JSP 440
3 4 (2.99%) QA
4 2 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (21.64%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (3.73%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.99%) vSphere
6 3 (2.24%) Nmap
6 3 (2.24%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.49%) XenApp
8 1 (0.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.75%) SRDF
8 1 (0.75%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.75%) NFS
Systems Management
1 28 (20.90%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (12.69%) SCCM
3 9 (6.72%) NetBackup
4 8 (5.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 7 (5.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (4.48%) Tivoli
7 3 (2.24%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (2.24%) OpenView
7 3 (2.24%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.24%) Nessus
7 3 (2.24%) SCVMM
7 3 (2.24%) CORE IMPACT
8 2 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.49%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (1.49%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.49%) SCOM
8 2 (1.49%) WSUS
8 2 (1.49%) Control-M
9 1 (0.75%) Nagios
9 1 (0.75%) Legato
Vendors
1 36 (26.87%) Microsoft
2 25 (18.66%) Oracle
3 22 (16.42%) VMware
4 16 (11.94%) Cisco
5 13 (9.70%) BMC
5 13 (9.70%) NetApp
6 12 (8.96%) Remedy
6 12 (8.96%) 3PAR
7 10 (7.46%) McAfee
7 10 (7.46%) Dell
7 10 (7.46%) ServiceNow
8 9 (6.72%) Citrix
8 9 (6.72%) Symantec
9 8 (5.97%) Red Hat
10 7 (5.22%) StorageTek
10 7 (5.22%) Brocade
11 6 (4.48%) Blue Coat
11 6 (4.48%) EMC
12 5 (3.73%) IBM
13 4 (2.99%) Riverbed
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