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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 79 49 64
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +15
Contract jobs citing HP 36 84 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.46% 3.29% 2.37%
As % of the Vendors category 3.38% 6.57% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 56 31
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £156 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £14.20 £20.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.87% +62.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £18.45 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £22.05 £23.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.07 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.51% +5.04%
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
1065 1279 909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 43.15% 50.04% 43.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 624 455
Average daily rate £375 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 97 55
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £31.50 £26.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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 -8 10 £340 +1.49% 7
Worcestershire +9 7 £310 -22.50% 2
Warwickshire -4 5 £380 +8.57% 3
Staffordshire -16 3 £288 -36.11% 1
Solihull -4 2 £288 +43.75%
Coventry -11 1 £275 +10.00% 6
Shropshire -16 1 - -
Dudley - 1 £120 -
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 34 (33.01%) Windows
2 33 (32.04%) Microsoft
3 25 (24.27%) Cisco
4 23 (22.33%) VMware
5 22 (21.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (18.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (17.48%) Active Directory
8 17 (16.50%) WAN
8 17 (16.50%) LAN
8 17 (16.50%) Finance
9 15 (14.56%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (14.56%) ITIL
10 14 (13.59%) Windows 7
10 14 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (12.62%) Firewall
12 12 (11.65%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (10.68%) Windows XP
14 10 (9.71%) Linux
14 10 (9.71%) SQL
14 10 (9.71%) Data Centre
15 9 (8.74%) HP Quality Center
15 9 (8.74%) Capacity Planning
15 9 (8.74%) MS Office
15 9 (8.74%) HPUX
15 9 (8.74%) Internet
15 9 (8.74%) SCCM
16 8 (7.77%) MS Excel
16 8 (7.77%) UNIX
16 8 (7.77%) Oracle
16 8 (7.77%) DNS

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 4 (3.88%) MS Exchange
1 4 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.91%) IIS
2 3 (2.91%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.94%) Lync
4 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.97%) SAS
4 1 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (8.74%) MS Office
2 8 (7.77%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Exstream
1 3 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.91%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.97%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.85%) Office 365
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.50%) LAN
1 17 (16.50%) WAN
2 13 (12.62%) Firewall
3 9 (8.74%) Internet
4 8 (7.77%) DNS
5 7 (6.80%) DHCP
5 7 (6.80%) Intranet
6 6 (5.83%) VPN
6 6 (5.83%) SAN
7 5 (4.85%) MPLS
7 5 (4.85%) Telnet
7 5 (4.85%) Wireless
8 4 (3.88%) VLAN
8 4 (3.88%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (3.88%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (2.91%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.94%) VoIP
10 2 (1.94%) OSPF
10 2 (1.94%) NAS
10 2 (1.94%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (3.88%) TeamCity
2 3 (2.91%) MSI
3 1 (0.97%) JIRA
3 1 (0.97%) Selenium
3 1 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.97%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.97%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (16.50%) Finance
2 5 (4.85%) Banking
3 3 (2.91%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.91%) Automotive
3 3 (2.91%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.97%) Advertising
4 1 (0.97%) Games
4 1 (0.97%) Military
4 1 (0.97%) Law
4 1 (0.97%) Legal
4 1 (0.97%) Retail
4 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.97%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (21.36%) Analyst
2 9 (8.74%) Support Analyst
3 8 (7.77%) Support Engineer
3 8 (7.77%) Architect
4 7 (6.80%) Network Consultant
4 7 (6.80%) Consultant
4 7 (6.80%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (5.83%) Network Engineer
5 6 (5.83%) Test Manager
5 6 (5.83%) Test Analyst
6 5 (4.85%) Project Manager
6 5 (4.85%) Administrator
6 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (3.88%) IT Support
7 4 (3.88%) Technical Support
7 4 (3.88%) IT Support Analyst
8 3 (2.91%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (2.91%) Network Analyst
8 3 (2.91%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.88%) Middleware
2 3 (2.91%) Software Packaging
2 3 (2.91%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.94%) .NET
3 2 (1.94%) J2EE
4 1 (0.97%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.71%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.91%) NHS
3 3 (2.91%) CMDB
3 3 (2.91%) HP Superdome
4 2 (1.94%) Statistics
4 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.94%) User Experience
5 1 (0.97%) PMI
5 1 (0.97%) Clustering
5 1 (0.97%) PKI
5 1 (0.97%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.97%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 34 (33.01%) Windows
2 22 (21.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (18.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (13.59%) Windows 7
5 12 (11.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (10.68%) Windows XP
7 10 (9.71%) Linux
8 9 (8.74%) HPUX
9 8 (7.77%) UNIX
10 5 (4.85%) AIX
10 5 (4.85%) Windows 8
11 4 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.94%) Solaris
13 1 (0.97%) VMS
13 1 (0.97%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (14.56%) ITIL
2 9 (8.74%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (6.80%) Data Protection
3 7 (6.80%) Project Management
3 7 (6.80%) Migration
3 7 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (5.83%) PRINCE2
4 6 (5.83%) CRM
4 6 (5.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (4.85%) Service Delivery
5 5 (4.85%) E-Discovery
5 5 (4.85%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (3.88%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (3.88%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (3.88%) Network Management
6 4 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (3.88%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (3.88%) Document Management
7 3 (2.91%) Change Management
7 3 (2.91%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.71%) SQL
2 4 (3.88%) C
3 2 (1.94%) Java
4 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.97%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (5.83%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.88%) ISEB
3 4 (3.88%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.91%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.91%) CCNP
5 2 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.94%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.94%) Degree
5 2 (1.94%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.94%) HP ASE
6 1 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.97%) MCITP
6 1 (0.97%) CCA
6 1 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.97%) PMP
6 1 (0.97%) CCNA
6 1 (0.97%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.80%) SLA
2 6 (5.83%) QA
System Software
1 18 (17.48%) Active Directory
2 15 (14.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (3.88%) vSphere
4 4 (3.88%) vCloud
5 3 (2.91%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.94%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.94%) XenApp
6 2 (1.94%) IAG
6 2 (1.94%) UAG
7 1 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.97%) Xen
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.97%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (8.74%) SCCM
1 9 (8.74%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (6.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (4.85%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (3.88%) SCVMM
4 4 (3.88%) Puppet
5 3 (2.91%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (2.91%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.94%) OpenView
6 2 (1.94%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.94%) DameWare
6 2 (1.94%) OPNET
6 2 (1.94%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (1.94%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.97%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.97%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.97%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.97%) Nagios
Vendors
1 33 (32.04%) Microsoft
2 25 (24.27%) Cisco
3 23 (22.33%) VMware
4 8 (7.77%) Citrix
4 8 (7.77%) Oracle
5 7 (6.80%) Dell
6 6 (5.83%) NetApp
6 6 (5.83%) Juniper
7 5 (4.85%) Veritas
8 4 (3.88%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.88%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.91%) F5
9 3 (2.91%) Remedy
9 3 (2.91%) BMC
9 3 (2.91%) IBM
10 2 (1.94%) Sun
10 2 (1.94%) Misys
10 2 (1.94%) EMC
10 2 (1.94%) Motorola
10 2 (1.94%) BT
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