The table below looks at the statistics for HP SIM skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP SIM over the 3 months to 2 October 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM)
Rank 520 538 511
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -27
Contract jobs citing HP SIM 64 16 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.034% 0.10%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.55% 0.47% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 10 34
Average daily rate
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£315 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £173 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £348 £338
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.80 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.07% -4.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.80 -
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -
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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 England region.

Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4128 3426 3396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.82% 7.22% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2477 2059 1817
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £312
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +11.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 155 177
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.94%

HP SIM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

HP SIM Jobs Demand Trend in England

HP SIM
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

HP SIM Daily Rate Trend in England

HP SIM
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP SIM across the England region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

HP SIM Daily Rate Histogram in England

HP SIM
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

HP SIM Hourly Rate Trend in England

HP SIM
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP SIM within the England region over the 3 months to 2 October 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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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
London +21 21 £245 +22.50% 4
South East +9 19 £315 -9.35% 3
East of England -21 4 - -
North West -9 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
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HP SIM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 112 (98.25%) HP
2 98 (85.96%) Windows
3 84 (73.68%) Active Directory
4 80 (70.18%) VMware
5 68 (59.65%) Microsoft
6 67 (58.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 56 (49.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 55 (48.25%) DNS
9 48 (42.11%) ITIL
10 42 (36.84%) Security Cleared
11 40 (35.09%) DHCP
11 40 (35.09%) MS Excel
12 39 (34.21%) vSphere
13 37 (32.46%) SLA
14 33 (28.95%) MS Exchange
14 33 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
15 31 (27.19%) SCOM
15 31 (27.19%) NetBackup
16 29 (25.44%) Citrix
16 29 (25.44%) SCCM
17 28 (24.56%) Symantec
18 27 (23.68%) SQL
18 27 (23.68%) Clustering
18 27 (23.68%) Finance
18 27 (23.68%) PowerShell
19 25 (21.93%) DV Cleared
20 22 (19.30%) XenApp
20 22 (19.30%) VMware ESX
20 22 (19.30%) SharePoint
21 21 (18.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection

HP SIM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 33 (28.95%) MS Exchange
2 22 (19.30%) SharePoint
3 18 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 18 (15.79%) IIS
4 15 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (11.40%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (6.14%) Apache
8 6 (5.26%) IBM Notes
9 4 (3.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.88%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.88%) Lync
Applications
1 40 (35.09%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (48.25%) DNS
2 40 (35.09%) DHCP
3 19 (16.67%) Firewall
4 16 (14.04%) TCP/IP
5 13 (11.40%) SAN
6 9 (7.89%) SMTP
7 4 (3.51%) SNMP
8 3 (2.63%) LAN
8 3 (2.63%) WAN
8 3 (2.63%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.63%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (1.75%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.75%) VLAN
10 1 (0.88%) SSH
10 1 (0.88%) DMZ
10 1 (0.88%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.63%) MSI
1 3 (2.63%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 27 (23.68%) Finance
2 18 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 11 (9.65%) Banking
4 8 (7.02%) Financial Institution
5 5 (4.39%) Retail
6 2 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (45.61%) Administrator
2 41 (35.96%) Systems Administrator
3 19 (16.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 13 (11.40%) Storage Administrator
4 13 (11.40%) Windows Administrator
4 13 (11.40%) Storage Systems Administrator
5 11 (9.65%) Analyst
5 11 (9.65%) Support Engineer
5 11 (9.65%) Wintel Engineer
6 9 (7.89%) Server Administrator
7 8 (7.02%) Operations Analyst
8 7 (6.14%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) Wintel Administrator
8 7 (6.14%) Wintel Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.39%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.39%) Wintel Support
9 5 (4.39%) VMware Engineer
10 4 (3.51%) Senior Wintel Engineer
10 4 (3.51%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.40%) Application Packaging
2 6 (5.26%) Middleware
3 3 (2.63%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.88%) OLE
4 1 (0.88%) OLE DB
4 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (23.68%) Clustering
2 21 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (10.53%) AS400
4 8 (7.02%) Hedge funds
4 8 (7.02%) SecurID
4 8 (7.02%) VAX
5 7 (6.14%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.39%) Replication
7 4 (3.51%) Blackberry
7 4 (3.51%) Mainframe
8 3 (2.63%) CMDB
8 3 (2.63%) iPad
8 3 (2.63%) iPhone
9 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 98 (85.96%) Windows
2 67 (58.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (49.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (16.67%) Linux
5 17 (14.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (9.65%) UNIX
8 9 (7.89%) Solaris
9 8 (7.02%) VMS
10 6 (5.26%) Windows 7
11 4 (3.51%) MVS
11 4 (3.51%) Windows 2000
11 4 (3.51%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.88%) SUSE
12 1 (0.88%) HPUX
12 1 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (42.11%) ITIL
2 20 (17.54%) Capacity Management
3 14 (12.28%) Change Management
4 13 (11.40%) Incident Management
5 11 (9.65%) Mentoring
6 7 (6.14%) Knowledge Management
6 7 (6.14%) E-Commerce
6 7 (6.14%) Problem Management
7 6 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
7 6 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.39%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.39%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (3.51%) ITIL V3
9 4 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (3.51%) CRM
9 4 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.63%) Asset Management
10 3 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (1.75%) Change Control
11 2 (1.75%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.68%) SQL
1 27 (23.68%) PowerShell
2 10 (8.77%) VBScript
2 10 (8.77%) VB
3 6 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 42 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 25 (21.93%) DV Cleared
3 19 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.75%) Degree
5 2 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.88%) MCSE
6 1 (0.88%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (32.46%) SLA
System Software
1 84 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 39 (34.21%) vSphere
3 33 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (19.30%) XenApp
4 22 (19.30%) VMware ESX
5 11 (9.65%) XenDesktop
6 7 (6.14%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (5.26%) Terminal Services
8 4 (3.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.75%) vCloud
9 2 (1.75%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.88%) Xen
10 1 (0.88%) VMFS
10 1 (0.88%) XenServer
10 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 31 (27.19%) SCOM
1 31 (27.19%) NetBackup
2 29 (25.44%) SCCM
3 21 (18.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 20 (17.54%) BMC PATROL
5 18 (15.79%) OpenView
6 15 (13.16%) Control-M
7 14 (12.28%) Backup Exec
8 13 (11.40%) ARCserve
9 9 (7.89%) Tivoli
9 9 (7.89%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 8 (7.02%) Tivoli NetView
10 8 (7.02%) Netcool
10 8 (7.02%) Legato
11 6 (5.26%) SAP Afaria
11 6 (5.26%) MOM
12 5 (4.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 4 (3.51%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (3.51%) HP Data Protector
13 4 (3.51%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 112 (98.25%) HP
2 80 (70.18%) VMware
3 68 (59.65%) Microsoft
4 29 (25.44%) Citrix
5 28 (24.56%) Symantec
6 17 (14.91%) IBM
7 14 (12.28%) 3PAR
7 14 (12.28%) CA
8 12 (10.53%) BMC
8 12 (10.53%) Cisco
9 10 (8.77%) Remedy
9 10 (8.77%) Altiris
9 10 (8.77%) Sophos
10 9 (7.89%) Veritas
11 8 (7.02%) Wall Street Systems
11 8 (7.02%) Oracle
11 8 (7.02%) EMC
12 6 (5.26%) ServiceNow
12 6 (5.26%) Qualys
12 6 (5.26%) SolarWinds