The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 March 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.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM)
Rank 182 195 187
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Contract jobs citing HP SIM 3 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.061% 0.070% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.84% 1.11% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£431 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £10.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+36.50% -56.04%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Systems Management Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
358 359 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.24% 6.30% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 246 245
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% +6.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £244 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 9
Average hourly rate £18.70 £16.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.87% -39.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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 6 March 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) XenApp
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) VMware ESX
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Asset Management
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) SAN
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) 3PAR
4 2 (28.57%) Change Control
4 2 (28.57%) BMC
4 2 (28.57%) Siemens
4 2 (28.57%) Symantec
4 2 (28.57%) Compaq
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 2 (28.57%) Replication
4 2 (28.57%) Clustering
4 2 (28.57%) vSphere
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Fujitsu Siemens
4 2 (28.57%) SCCM
4 2 (28.57%) SCOM

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
3 1 (14.29%) NAS
3 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Hardware Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Wintel Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Backup Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) SAN Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Packager
2 1 (14.29%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 1 (14.29%) EqualLogic
2 1 (14.29%) HP StorageWorks
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Asset Management
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
3 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (14.29%) VCP4
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) VMware ESX
2 3 (42.86%) XenApp
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) vSphere
4 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) SCOM
2 1 (14.29%) PureDisk
2 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
2 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (14.29%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 1 (14.29%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec
3 2 (28.57%) Fujitsu Siemens
3 2 (28.57%) 3PAR
3 2 (28.57%) BMC
3 2 (28.57%) Siemens
3 2 (28.57%) Compaq
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
4 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Brocade