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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 78 67 49
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -18
Contract jobs citing HP 43 52 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.80% 2.16% 3.05%
As % of the Vendors category 4.10% 4.40% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 35 35
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £373 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £331 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.74% +1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.04% +42.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £13.15 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £22.35 £21.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+16.65% +3.44%
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 1182 904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 43.85% 49.17% 45.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 551 381
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 87 70
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.90 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% -15.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £34.24 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 28 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
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 28 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 +3 12 £400 +19.85% 12
Warwickshire +2 7 £275 +32.53% 2
Worcestershire +6 6 £318 -20.62% 1
Shropshire +1 5 - -
Staffordshire -5 3 £535 +78.33% 3
Coventry -5 2 £488 +85.71% 4
Solihull 0 1 - -
Dudley - 1 £125 -
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 37 (33.33%) Windows
2 29 (26.13%) Microsoft
3 24 (21.62%) Cisco
3 24 (21.62%) VMware
4 21 (18.92%) ITIL
4 21 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (17.12%) Active Directory
5 19 (17.12%) Finance
6 18 (16.22%) LAN
7 17 (15.32%) WAN
7 17 (15.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (14.41%) Linux
9 13 (11.71%) HPUX
9 13 (11.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (11.71%) Data Centre
10 12 (10.81%) Windows 7
11 10 (9.01%) Windows XP
11 10 (9.01%) SQL
12 9 (8.11%) UNIX
12 9 (8.11%) MS Excel
12 9 (8.11%) Intranet
12 9 (8.11%) Internet
12 9 (8.11%) Firewall
12 9 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
13 8 (7.21%) Security Cleared
13 8 (7.21%) SCCM
13 8 (7.21%) Citrix

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (4.50%) IIS
2 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.90%) SAS
3 1 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.90%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.21%) MS Office
3 2 (1.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Exstream
1 3 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.90%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.50%) Office 365
2 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.22%) LAN
2 17 (15.32%) WAN
3 9 (8.11%) Intranet
3 9 (8.11%) Internet
3 9 (8.11%) Firewall
4 7 (6.31%) DNS
5 6 (5.41%) DHCP
6 5 (4.50%) VPN
6 5 (4.50%) SAN
6 5 (4.50%) Wireless
6 5 (4.50%) Telnet
7 4 (3.60%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (3.60%) VLAN
7 4 (3.60%) MPLS
7 4 (3.60%) OSPF
8 3 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.70%) VoIP
8 3 (2.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.80%) Wireshark
9 2 (1.80%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.80%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.60%) TeamCity
2 3 (2.70%) MSI
3 1 (0.90%) Subversion
3 1 (0.90%) JIRA
3 1 (0.90%) Selenium
3 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.90%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.90%) Grunt
3 1 (0.90%) LoadRunner
General
1 19 (17.12%) Finance
2 5 (4.50%) Banking
3 4 (3.60%) Automotive
4 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.90%) Retail
5 1 (0.90%) Advertising
5 1 (0.90%) Games
5 1 (0.90%) Military
5 1 (0.90%) Law
5 1 (0.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (22.52%) Analyst
2 12 (10.81%) Support Analyst
3 8 (7.21%) Architect
3 8 (7.21%) Network Consultant
3 8 (7.21%) Consultant
4 7 (6.31%) Test Analyst
4 7 (6.31%) Server Engineer
5 6 (5.41%) Support Engineer
5 6 (5.41%) Windows Server Engineer
5 6 (5.41%) Test Manager
5 6 (5.41%) Technical Support
6 5 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (4.50%) Administrator
6 5 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (3.60%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (3.60%) Network Engineer
7 4 (3.60%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.60%) IT Support
8 3 (2.70%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.50%) .NET
2 4 (3.60%) Middleware
3 3 (2.70%) Software Packaging
3 3 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.80%) J2EE
5 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.90%) CSS
5 1 (0.90%) JSP
5 1 (0.90%) SOAP
5 1 (0.90%) jQuery
5 1 (0.90%) RESTful
5 1 (0.90%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.90%) Sass
5 1 (0.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.90%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.71%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.60%) NHS
4 3 (2.70%) HP Superdome
5 2 (1.80%) User Experience
5 2 (1.80%) PKI
5 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.80%) CMDB
6 1 (0.90%) Statistics
6 1 (0.90%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.90%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.90%) Clustering
6 1 (0.90%) PMI
6 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 37 (33.33%) Windows
2 21 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (15.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (14.41%) Linux
5 13 (11.71%) HPUX
5 13 (11.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (10.81%) Windows 7
7 10 (9.01%) Windows XP
8 9 (8.11%) UNIX
9 5 (4.50%) Windows 8
9 5 (4.50%) AIX
10 4 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.80%) Solaris
12 1 (0.90%) VMS
12 1 (0.90%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.90%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.92%) ITIL
2 9 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (6.31%) Data Protection
3 7 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (6.31%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (5.41%) Migration
4 6 (5.41%) PRINCE2
4 6 (5.41%) Project Management
5 5 (4.50%) Service Delivery
5 5 (4.50%) CRM
5 5 (4.50%) E-Discovery
6 4 (3.60%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (3.60%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (3.60%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (3.60%) Document Management
7 3 (2.70%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (2.70%) Application Discovery
7 3 (2.70%) Test Strategy
7 3 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.01%) SQL
2 4 (3.60%) C
3 2 (1.80%) C#
3 2 (1.80%) Java
3 2 (1.80%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.90%) PHP
4 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (7.21%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.50%) ISEB
2 5 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (4.50%) ISTQB
2 5 (4.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.60%) CCNP
4 3 (2.70%) HP ASE
5 2 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.80%) Degree
5 2 (1.80%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.90%) JNCIS
6 1 (0.90%) MCITP
6 1 (0.90%) CCSE
6 1 (0.90%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.90%) PMP
6 1 (0.90%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.31%) SLA
1 7 (6.31%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.90%) BS7799
2 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (17.12%) Active Directory
2 16 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (3.60%) vCloud
5 3 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.70%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.80%) vSphere
7 1 (0.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.90%) XenApp
7 1 (0.90%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (7.21%) SCCM
3 7 (6.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (3.60%) Puppet
4 4 (3.60%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.70%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (2.70%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.80%) DameWare
6 2 (1.80%) OPNET
6 2 (1.80%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.80%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.80%) SCOM
6 2 (1.80%) OpenView
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.90%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.90%) WSUS
7 1 (0.90%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.90%) Nagios
7 1 (0.90%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 29 (26.13%) Microsoft
2 24 (21.62%) Cisco
2 24 (21.62%) VMware
3 8 (7.21%) Citrix
3 8 (7.21%) Oracle
4 7 (6.31%) Dell
5 6 (5.41%) NetApp
5 6 (5.41%) Juniper
6 5 (4.50%) Veritas
7 4 (3.60%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.70%) Motorola
8 3 (2.70%) BMC
8 3 (2.70%) IBM
8 3 (2.70%) Remedy
8 3 (2.70%) BT
8 3 (2.70%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.70%) F5
9 2 (1.80%) Symantec
9 2 (1.80%) Panasonic
9 2 (1.80%) NetScout
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