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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP
Rank 88 60 47
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -13
Contract jobs citing HP 49 69 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.69% 2.58% 3.36%
As % of the Vendors category 3.47% 5.10% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 48 41
Average daily rate £115 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.61% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £146 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £327
% change year-on-year
- +7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £11.60 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £27.05 £113.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+43.75% +10.34%
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
1414 1354 1181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.89% 50.56% 50.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 755 568
Average daily rate £380 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £525 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 86 86
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £11.03 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham +4 16 £177 -55.75% 5
Shropshire -30 8 £110 - 1
Dudley +4 5 £95 -24.00%
Coventry -9 5 £220 -32.30% 2
Warwickshire -17 4 £350 +7.69%
Solihull -9 2 - -
West Bromwich +5 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £375 -
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 27 (29.35%) Windows
2 17 (18.48%) VMware
2 17 (18.48%) Security Cleared
3 16 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 16 (17.39%) Active Directory
3 16 (17.39%) Data Centre
4 15 (16.30%) ITIL
5 14 (15.22%) Windows Server
5 14 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (14.13%) Cisco
7 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
7 12 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (13.04%) Finance
8 11 (11.96%) Migration
8 11 (11.96%) WAN
8 11 (11.96%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (10.87%) LAN
9 10 (10.87%) MS Office
9 10 (10.87%) SAN
9 10 (10.87%) Service Management
9 10 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (9.78%) Dell
11 8 (8.70%) SC Cleared
12 7 (7.61%) Change Management
12 7 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (7.61%) Unix
12 7 (7.61%) Linux
12 7 (7.61%) Windows XP

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (5.43%) IIS
1 5 (5.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.35%) CMS
2 4 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (3.26%) IBM Notes
3 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.17%) SAS
4 2 (2.17%) Sitefinity
4 2 (2.17%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.17%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.09%) Confluence
5 1 (1.09%) Documentum
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (10.87%) MS Office
2 5 (5.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (1.09%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) Google Apps
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.17%) SaaS
2 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.09%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.96%) WAN
2 10 (10.87%) LAN
2 10 (10.87%) SAN
3 6 (6.52%) DNS
3 6 (6.52%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.43%) DHCP
4 5 (5.43%) Internet
5 4 (4.35%) Intranet
5 4 (4.35%) Wireless
6 3 (3.26%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (3.26%) Firewall
6 3 (3.26%) IP Telephony
6 3 (3.26%) VPN
7 2 (2.17%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.17%) LDAP
7 2 (2.17%) Network Security
8 1 (1.09%) FTP
8 1 (1.09%) VPLS
8 1 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.09%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.09%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.09%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.26%) HP UFT
2 3 (3.26%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.09%) Gatling
3 1 (1.09%) JIRA
3 1 (1.09%) Selenium
General
1 12 (13.04%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Billing
3 4 (4.35%) Military
4 3 (3.26%) Marketing
5 2 (2.17%) Legal
6 1 (1.09%) Automotive
6 1 (1.09%) Games
6 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.09%) Retail
6 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (32.61%) Analyst
2 10 (10.87%) Test Analyst
3 9 (9.78%) Architect
3 9 (9.78%) Business Analyst
4 7 (7.61%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (7.61%) Support Analyst
5 6 (6.52%) Consultant
5 6 (6.52%) Hardware Engineer
5 6 (6.52%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.43%) Break Fix Engineer
6 5 (5.43%) Desktop Analyst
6 5 (5.43%) HP Printer Engineer
6 5 (5.43%) Printer Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Field Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Server Support
7 4 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.26%) Field Service Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Junior
8 3 (3.26%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.52%) .NET
2 5 (5.43%) Web Services
2 5 (5.43%) XML
3 2 (2.17%) ISPF
4 1 (1.09%) Middleware
4 1 (1.09%) RESTful
4 1 (1.09%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.52%) HP Storage
3 5 (5.43%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.26%) EPoS
4 3 (3.26%) Statistics
5 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.17%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.17%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.17%) PKI
5 2 (2.17%) User Experience
6 1 (1.09%) CMDB
6 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.09%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.09%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.09%) Health Informatics
6 1 (1.09%) HP Superdome
6 1 (1.09%) Informatics
6 1 (1.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.35%) Windows
2 14 (15.22%) Windows Server
2 14 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (7.61%) Linux
5 7 (7.61%) Unix
5 7 (7.61%) Windows 7
5 7 (7.61%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.43%) AIX
6 5 (5.43%) HPUX
7 4 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.17%) Android
8 2 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.30%) ITIL
2 11 (11.96%) Migration
3 10 (10.87%) Service Management
4 7 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (7.61%) Change Management
4 7 (7.61%) Configuration Management
5 6 (6.52%) Presales
6 5 (5.43%) Time Management
6 5 (5.43%) Validation
7 4 (4.35%) Content Management
7 4 (4.35%) Defect Management
7 4 (4.35%) Enterprise Content Management
7 4 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (4.35%) Logistics
7 4 (4.35%) Test Scripting
7 4 (4.35%) Translating Business Requirements
8 3 (3.26%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.26%) Use Case
8 3 (3.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.43%) SQL
2 4 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.17%) JCL
3 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.09%) C#
4 1 (1.09%) Java
4 1 (1.09%) Korn
Qualifications
1 17 (18.48%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (6.52%) ISTQB
5 5 (5.43%) ISEB
5 5 (5.43%) MCSE
6 4 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (3.26%) MCSA
8 2 (2.17%) CCNA
8 2 (2.17%) CCNP
8 2 (2.17%) Degree
8 2 (2.17%) MCITP
8 2 (2.17%) MCP
8 2 (2.17%) MOS
9 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (1.09%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) QA
2 2 (2.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.09%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.43%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.26%) vSphere
4 3 (3.26%) XenApp
5 2 (2.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 2 (2.17%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (1.09%) KVM
6 1 (1.09%) NFS
6 1 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.09%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (11.96%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.35%) MAILsweeper
3 3 (3.26%) OpenView
3 3 (3.26%) SCCM
3 3 (3.26%) SCOM
4 2 (2.17%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.17%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.17%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (2.17%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.17%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.17%) WSUS
5 1 (1.09%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.09%) Simpana
5 1 (1.09%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.09%) vRealize
Vendors
1 17 (18.48%) VMware
2 16 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 13 (14.13%) Cisco
4 9 (9.78%) Dell
5 7 (7.61%) 3PAR
6 6 (6.52%) Citrix
6 6 (6.52%) IBM
6 6 (6.52%) Oracle
6 6 (6.52%) Red Hat
6 6 (6.52%) SAP
7 5 (5.43%) Fujitsu
8 4 (4.35%) Adobe
8 4 (4.35%) Interwoven
8 4 (4.35%) NetApp
8 4 (4.35%) Sitecore
9 3 (3.26%) Avaya
9 3 (3.26%) EMC
9 3 (3.26%) Intel Security
9 3 (3.26%) Lotus
10 2 (2.17%) arcserve