The first table below looks at the demand for HP SIM skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP SIM over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the City of London region.

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.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM)
Rank 208 197 215
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +18
Contract jobs citing HP SIM 7 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.13% 0.074%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.68% 1.96% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 6
Average daily rate £375 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £338 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £438 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £338 £258
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +30.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.75 -
Systems Management Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
416 408 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.28% 6.47% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 299 277
Average daily rate £414 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £280 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £541 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.30 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £30.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +18.91%
HP SIM
London

HP SIM
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP SIM across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

HP SIM Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

HP SIM
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP SIM across the City of London region.

HP SIM Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

HP SIM
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP SIM across the City of London region.

HP SIM Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

HP SIM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing HP SIM 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 SIM.

1 11 (100.00%) HP
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 6 (54.55%) HP NNM
4 5 (45.45%) DV Cleared
4 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
6 2 (18.18%) Perl
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (18.18%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
7 1 (9.09%) OpenView
7 1 (9.09%) OVIS
7 1 (9.09%) OVPA
7 1 (9.09%) OVPI
7 1 (9.09%) SCCM
7 1 (9.09%) SCOM
7 1 (9.09%) Clustering
7 1 (9.09%) AWK
7 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
7 1 (9.09%) Retail
7 1 (9.09%) OVSD
7 1 (9.09%) Altiris
7 1 (9.09%) Nimsoft

HP SIM
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing HP SIM 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 SIM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) SNMP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
General
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (18.18%) Monitoring Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
2 1 (9.09%) OpenView Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Server Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Wintel Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (9.09%) Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX
4 1 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) Perl
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) AWK
3 1 (9.09%) sed
3 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) VBScript
3 1 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) DV Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) HP NNM
2 1 (9.09%) OpenView
2 1 (9.09%) OVIS
2 1 (9.09%) OVPA
2 1 (9.09%) OVPI
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 1 (9.09%) OVSD
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Altiris
4 1 (9.09%) Nimsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Opsware
4 1 (9.09%) EMC
4 1 (9.09%) BMC
4 1 (9.09%) CA
4 1 (9.09%) Veritas
4 1 (9.09%) Apple
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) IBM