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 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 47 61 60
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Contract jobs citing HP 83 50 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.21% 2.40% 2.29%
As % of the Vendors category 6.37% 5.35% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 32 26
Average daily rate
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£300 £333 £219
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.77% +52.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £166 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £427 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 14
Average hourly rate £20.25 £12.50 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.00% -14.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 £11.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £23.03 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.29 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+8.03% +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
1303 935 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.43% 44.93% 48.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 464 521
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 59 94
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.16% -13.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £28.35 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 August 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 29 August 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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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 +5 24 £335 +34.00% 6
Coventry +3 14 £250 - 3
Warwickshire +2 14 £350 +112.12% 2
Shropshire 0 10 £250 -34.21% 1
Staffordshire +5 7 £450 +98.89% 1
Walsall -6 2 - -
Solihull - 2 £288 -
Worcestershire -5 1 £400 +68.42% 1
Herefordshire - - - - 1
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 62 (43.97%) Windows
2 40 (28.37%) ITIL
3 36 (25.53%) Active Directory
4 33 (23.40%) Microsoft
4 33 (23.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (23.40%) VMware
5 29 (20.57%) UNIX
6 27 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (17.73%) SAN
8 24 (17.02%) HPUX
8 24 (17.02%) Oracle
9 23 (16.31%) Windows XP
10 22 (15.60%) Linux
11 20 (14.18%) SQL
11 20 (14.18%) SCCM
12 19 (13.48%) HP Quality Center
12 19 (13.48%) Windows 7
13 18 (12.77%) Cisco
14 17 (12.06%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (11.35%) 3PAR
15 16 (11.35%) SLA
15 16 (11.35%) Migration
16 15 (10.64%) Service Management
16 15 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (10.64%) Red Hat
16 15 (10.64%) MS Exchange
16 15 (10.64%) Security Cleared
17 14 (9.93%) Dell
18 13 (9.22%) DNS
18 13 (9.22%) LAN

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 15 (10.64%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.84%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (2.84%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.13%) IIS
5 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.71%) Apache
5 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.71%) CICS
5 1 (0.71%) WebLogic Integration
5 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.71%) TPMS
5 1 (0.71%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (4.26%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.55%) MS Office
3 3 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.71%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.71%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.71%) SAP WM
2 1 (0.71%) assyst
2 1 (0.71%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.71%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.96%) Office 365
2 1 (0.71%) GitHub
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (17.73%) SAN
2 13 (9.22%) DNS
2 13 (9.22%) LAN
2 13 (9.22%) DHCP
3 10 (7.09%) WAN
3 10 (7.09%) Firewall
4 7 (4.96%) Wireless
5 6 (4.26%) VPN
6 5 (3.55%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.55%) Wireshark
7 3 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (2.13%) OSPF
7 3 (2.13%) VoIP
7 3 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.42%) DMZ
8 2 (1.42%) WLAN
8 2 (1.42%) Broadband
8 2 (1.42%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.71%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.71%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.84%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.42%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.71%) MySQL
4 1 (0.71%) DB2
4 1 (0.71%) Informix
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.71%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (3.55%) MSI
1 5 (3.55%) JMeter
2 4 (2.84%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.84%) LoadRunner
2 4 (2.84%) Maven
3 2 (1.42%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.71%) PVCS
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.71%) Selenium
4 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.71%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.71%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.71%) Subversion
General
1 8 (5.67%) Finance
2 7 (4.96%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.13%) Banking
4 2 (1.42%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.42%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Retail
5 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.71%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (19.15%) Analyst
2 14 (9.93%) Administrator
3 11 (7.80%) Support Analyst
4 10 (7.09%) Tester
5 9 (6.38%) Network Engineer
5 9 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (4.96%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (4.96%) Consultant
7 6 (4.26%) Architect
7 6 (4.26%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.26%) Technical Support
7 6 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.26%) UNIX Administrator
8 5 (3.55%) Java Developer
8 5 (3.55%) Team Leader
8 5 (3.55%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 5 (3.55%) Developer
8 5 (3.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (3.55%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.55%) JSP
1 5 (3.55%) Spring
1 5 (3.55%) Java EE
2 4 (2.84%) Hibernate
2 4 (2.84%) J2EE
3 3 (2.13%) Middleware
3 3 (2.13%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.42%) HTML
5 1 (0.71%) .NET
5 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.71%) EJB
5 1 (0.71%) JSF
5 1 (0.71%) Servlets
5 1 (0.71%) SOAP
5 1 (0.71%) Struts
5 1 (0.71%) Web Services
5 1 (0.71%) XML
5 1 (0.71%) XSL
5 1 (0.71%) XML Schema
5 1 (0.71%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.55%) Blackberry
2 2 (1.42%) Replication
2 2 (1.42%) Clustering
3 1 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (0.71%) EqualLogic
3 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
3 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.71%) Device Driver
3 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.71%) N-Tier
3 1 (0.71%) EPoS
3 1 (0.71%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 62 (43.97%) Windows
2 33 (23.40%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (20.57%) UNIX
4 27 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (17.02%) HPUX
6 23 (16.31%) Windows XP
7 22 (15.60%) Linux
8 19 (13.48%) Windows 7
9 11 (7.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (7.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (5.67%) Solaris
12 6 (4.26%) AIX
12 6 (4.26%) Windows 8
13 4 (2.84%) Windows NT
14 3 (2.13%) Windows Vista
15 2 (1.42%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.71%) Android
16 1 (0.71%) zOS
16 1 (0.71%) SUSE
16 1 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (28.37%) ITIL
2 16 (11.35%) Migration
3 15 (10.64%) Service Management
4 10 (7.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (5.67%) Change Management
5 8 (5.67%) Test Strategy
6 7 (4.96%) Workflow
6 7 (4.96%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (4.96%) Problem Management
6 7 (4.96%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (4.96%) Test Scripting
6 7 (4.96%) Project Management
7 6 (4.26%) Data Protection
8 5 (3.55%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (3.55%) Project Planning
8 5 (3.55%) Regression Testing
8 5 (3.55%) TDD
8 5 (3.55%) Business Transformation
9 4 (2.84%) PRINCE2
9 4 (2.84%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.18%) SQL
2 9 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.96%) Java
4 5 (3.55%) VB
5 4 (2.84%) C
6 3 (2.13%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.13%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.42%) R
8 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.71%) C#
8 1 (0.71%) Python
8 1 (0.71%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 1 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
1 15 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.80%) MCSE
3 10 (7.09%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.67%) CCNA
4 8 (5.67%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.96%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.26%) ISTQB
6 6 (4.26%) ISEB
7 5 (3.55%) MCITP
8 4 (2.84%) MCP
9 3 (2.13%) Degree
9 3 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.42%) RHCE
11 1 (0.71%) MCSA
11 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.71%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.35%) SLA
2 5 (3.55%) QA
3 3 (2.13%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (25.53%) Active Directory
2 17 (12.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.96%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.96%) vSphere
4 5 (3.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.13%) Nmap
5 3 (2.13%) Terminal Server
5 3 (2.13%) XenApp
6 2 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.42%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (14.18%) SCCM
2 19 (13.48%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (7.80%) NetBackup
4 6 (4.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (3.55%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (2.84%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.84%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (2.84%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (2.13%) Nagios
7 3 (2.13%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (2.13%) OPNET
7 3 (2.13%) SCVMM
7 3 (2.13%) Nessus
7 3 (2.13%) OpenView
7 3 (2.13%) Tivoli
7 3 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (2.13%) CORE IMPACT
8 2 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.42%) SCOM
8 2 (1.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (23.40%) Microsoft
1 33 (23.40%) VMware
2 24 (17.02%) Oracle
3 18 (12.77%) Cisco
4 16 (11.35%) 3PAR
5 15 (10.64%) Red Hat
6 14 (9.93%) Dell
7 11 (7.80%) NetApp
7 11 (7.80%) Symantec
8 10 (7.09%) Citrix
9 9 (6.38%) EMC
10 7 (4.96%) StorageTek
10 7 (4.96%) Brocade
11 6 (4.26%) Remedy
11 6 (4.26%) Juniper
12 5 (3.55%) BMC
12 5 (3.55%) IBM
12 5 (3.55%) McAfee
12 5 (3.55%) NetScout
13 4 (2.84%) F5
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