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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 71 65 38
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -27
Contract jobs citing HP 45 51 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.94% 2.18% 3.72%
As % of the Vendors category 4.29% 4.32% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 32 37
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£395 £315 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.39% -9.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £400 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £21.20 £21.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £13.99 £13.73
% change year-on-year
+25.11% +1.87%
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
1048 1180 866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 45.29% 50.43% 48.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 540 364
Average daily rate £350 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 98 83
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.80 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +6 12 £400 +15.10% 9
Shropshire 0 8 - - 1
Warwickshire 0 8 £275 +57.14% 3
Staffordshire -5 3 £535 +78.33% 2
Coventry +2 2 £488 +95.00% 3
Dudley - 2 £125 -
West Bromwich - 2 £130 -
Worcestershire +4 1 - -
Solihull 0 1 - -
Wolverhampton -1 1 £125 -32.43% 2
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 44 (36.07%) Windows
2 27 (22.13%) ITIL
2 27 (22.13%) Microsoft
3 26 (21.31%) VMware
4 25 (20.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (18.85%) Linux
6 22 (18.03%) Cisco
6 22 (18.03%) Active Directory
7 21 (17.21%) Finance
7 21 (17.21%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (14.75%) LAN
8 18 (14.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (13.93%) WAN
9 17 (13.93%) HPUX
9 17 (13.93%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
12 13 (10.66%) Windows 7
12 13 (10.66%) SQL
13 12 (9.84%) MS Excel
14 11 (9.02%) Firewall
15 10 (8.20%) Windows XP
15 10 (8.20%) Capacity Planning
15 10 (8.20%) Data Centre
16 9 (7.38%) SCCM
16 9 (7.38%) DNS
16 9 (7.38%) Citrix
16 9 (7.38%) UNIX
16 9 (7.38%) Oracle
16 9 (7.38%) MS Office

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (4.10%) IIS
2 2 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.82%) SAS
3 1 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.82%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (9.84%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.38%) MS Office
3 2 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Exstream
1 3 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.46%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.82%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.10%) Office 365
2 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.75%) LAN
2 17 (13.93%) WAN
3 11 (9.02%) Firewall
4 9 (7.38%) DNS
5 8 (6.56%) VPN
5 8 (6.56%) DHCP
6 7 (5.74%) SAN
6 7 (5.74%) Wireless
7 4 (3.28%) VLAN
7 4 (3.28%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (3.28%) Intranet
7 4 (3.28%) Internet
7 4 (3.28%) MPLS
7 4 (3.28%) OSPF
8 3 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.46%) VoIP
8 3 (2.46%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.64%) Wireshark
9 2 (1.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.64%) MySQL
3 2 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (3.28%) JIRA
1 4 (3.28%) TeamCity
2 3 (2.46%) Subversion
2 3 (2.46%) LoadRunner
2 3 (2.46%) MSI
3 2 (1.64%) JMeter
3 2 (1.64%) Maven
3 2 (1.64%) Selenium
3 2 (1.64%) FishEye
3 2 (1.64%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.82%) Grunt
4 1 (0.82%) LoadUI
4 1 (0.82%) JConsole
4 1 (0.82%) VisualVM
4 1 (0.82%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.82%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.82%) HP UFT
General
1 21 (17.21%) Finance
2 5 (4.10%) Automotive
2 5 (4.10%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.10%) Banking
3 3 (2.46%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.82%) Advertising
4 1 (0.82%) Games
4 1 (0.82%) Military
4 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.82%) Law
4 1 (0.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (27.05%) Analyst
2 15 (12.30%) Support Analyst
3 10 (8.20%) Test Analyst
4 8 (6.56%) Consultant
4 8 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (6.56%) Server Engineer
5 7 (5.74%) Technical Support
5 7 (5.74%) Support Engineer
5 7 (5.74%) Architect
6 6 (4.92%) Test Manager
6 6 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (4.92%) Administrator
6 6 (4.92%) Windows Server Engineer
7 5 (4.10%) Network Engineer
7 5 (4.10%) Network Consultant
7 5 (4.10%) Tester
8 4 (3.28%) Developer
8 4 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.28%) Technical Support Analyst
8 4 (3.28%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.10%) .NET
2 3 (2.46%) Middleware
2 3 (2.46%) Software Packaging
2 3 (2.46%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.64%) J2EE
4 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.82%) CSS
4 1 (0.82%) JSP
4 1 (0.82%) SOAP
4 1 (0.82%) Web Services
4 1 (0.82%) jQuery
4 1 (0.82%) RESTful
4 1 (0.82%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.82%) Sass
4 1 (0.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.21%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.20%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.28%) NHS
3 4 (3.28%) PKI
4 3 (2.46%) HP Superdome
5 2 (1.64%) User Experience
5 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.82%) Clustering
6 1 (0.82%) e-Health
6 1 (0.82%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.82%) CMDB
6 1 (0.82%) Statistics
6 1 (0.82%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.82%) PMI
6 1 (0.82%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.82%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 44 (36.07%) Windows
2 25 (20.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (18.85%) Linux
4 18 (14.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (13.93%) HPUX
6 16 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (10.66%) Windows 7
8 10 (8.20%) Windows XP
9 9 (7.38%) UNIX
10 5 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (4.10%) Windows 8
10 5 (4.10%) AIX
11 3 (2.46%) Solaris
12 1 (0.82%) VMS
12 1 (0.82%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.82%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.13%) ITIL
2 10 (8.20%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (5.74%) Migration
4 7 (5.74%) Test Scripting
4 7 (5.74%) Data Protection
5 6 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (4.92%) Knowledge Management
6 5 (4.10%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (4.10%) Project Management
6 5 (4.10%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.10%) PRINCE2
6 5 (4.10%) CRM
6 5 (4.10%) E-Discovery
7 4 (3.28%) Network Management
7 4 (3.28%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (3.28%) Test Management
7 4 (3.28%) Patch Management
8 3 (2.46%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.66%) SQL
2 4 (3.28%) C
2 4 (3.28%) Java
3 2 (1.64%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.64%) C#
4 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.82%) PHP
4 1 (0.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.74%) ISTQB
2 7 (5.74%) ISEB
3 5 (4.10%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.10%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.28%) CCNP
5 3 (2.46%) HP ASE
6 2 (1.64%) Degree
6 2 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.82%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.82%) MCITP
7 1 (0.82%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.82%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.82%) HP AIS
7 1 (0.82%) CCNA
7 1 (0.82%) CISSP
7 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.56%) QA
2 7 (5.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.82%) BS7799
3 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.82%) JSP 440
System Software
1 22 (18.03%) Active Directory
2 17 (13.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.10%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (3.28%) vCloud
5 3 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.64%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.64%) vSphere
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.82%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (7.38%) SCCM
3 7 (5.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (4.92%) ServiceCenter
5 4 (3.28%) SCOrch
5 4 (3.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (3.28%) SCOM
5 4 (3.28%) Puppet
6 3 (2.46%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (2.46%) OpenView
7 2 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.64%) DameWare
7 2 (1.64%) OPNET
7 2 (1.64%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.82%) WSUS
8 1 (0.82%) Nagios
8 1 (0.82%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.82%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.82%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 27 (22.13%) Microsoft
2 26 (21.31%) VMware
3 22 (18.03%) Cisco
4 9 (7.38%) Citrix
4 9 (7.38%) Oracle
5 7 (5.74%) Juniper
6 6 (4.92%) Dell
6 6 (4.92%) NetApp
7 5 (4.10%) Veritas
7 5 (4.10%) Red Hat
7 5 (4.10%) F5
8 4 (3.28%) Remedy
9 3 (2.46%) BT
9 3 (2.46%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.46%) Symantec
9 3 (2.46%) Blue Coat
9 3 (2.46%) EMC
9 3 (2.46%) Motorola
9 3 (2.46%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.64%) Panasonic
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