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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM)
Rank 584 535 552
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +17
Contract jobs citing HP SIM 16 53 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.10% 0.042%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.36% 1.28% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.97% -12.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £253 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £421 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £301 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -19.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £25.50 £24.13 £27.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% -13.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £24.13 £27.80
% change year-on-year
+5.69% -13.21%
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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
4462 4148 3687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.28% 8.10% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2776 2463 2166
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £240 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 147 156
Average hourly rate £21.51 £19.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.22% -8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.33 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £45.00 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -0.45%

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
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 1 September 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
London -13 9 £400 -4.64%
South East -34 3 £320 +6.37% 1
North East - 2 - -
Yorkshire -30 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 £335 -
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HP SIM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 34 (97.14%) HP
2 28 (80.00%) Windows
3 26 (74.29%) VMware
4 24 (68.57%) Active Directory
5 21 (60.00%) Citrix
6 20 (57.14%) Microsoft
6 20 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (45.71%) DNS
8 16 (45.71%) PowerShell
9 15 (42.86%) XenApp
9 15 (42.86%) vSphere
9 15 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (37.14%) Finance
11 12 (34.29%) SCCM
12 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (28.57%) SolarWinds
14 9 (25.71%) SAN
14 9 (25.71%) MS Excel
14 9 (25.71%) VMware ESX
14 9 (25.71%) Clustering
15 8 (22.86%) SharePoint
15 8 (22.86%) SQL
15 8 (22.86%) BMC
15 8 (22.86%) BMC PATROL
15 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (20.00%) Symantec
16 7 (20.00%) McAfee
16 7 (20.00%) VBScript
16 7 (20.00%) ITIL

HP SIM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 8 (22.86%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.71%) IIS
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.86%) Lync
4 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (45.71%) DNS
2 9 (25.71%) SAN
3 6 (17.14%) Firewall
4 5 (14.29%) LAN
4 5 (14.29%) WAN
4 5 (14.29%) DHCP
4 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 3 (8.57%) VLAN
5 3 (8.57%) Ethernet
5 3 (8.57%) SNMP
6 1 (2.86%) SMTP
6 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.86%) NAS
6 1 (2.86%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Subversion
1 2 (5.71%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 13 (37.14%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Law
3 1 (2.86%) Legal
3 1 (2.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Administrator
1 6 (17.14%) Systems Administrator
1 6 (17.14%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (8.57%) Wintel Administrator
2 3 (8.57%) Wintel Systems Administrator
2 3 (8.57%) Server Administrator
2 3 (8.57%) Windows Administrator
2 3 (8.57%) SAN Administrator
2 3 (8.57%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 3 (8.57%) Data Centre Engineer
2 3 (8.57%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (8.57%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (8.57%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) Analyst
3 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (5.71%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Application Packaging
2 3 (8.57%) XML
2 3 (8.57%) OLE
2 3 (8.57%) OLE DB
3 2 (5.71%) Software Packaging
4 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Clustering
2 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (14.29%) Fat Client
3 5 (14.29%) Thin Client
3 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 4 (11.43%) Replication
5 3 (8.57%) PKI
5 3 (8.57%) Private Cloud
6 2 (5.71%) EMC VNX
7 1 (2.86%) Online Games
7 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 20 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 4 (11.43%) UNIX
6 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
7 3 (8.57%) Linux
8 2 (5.71%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) ITIL
1 7 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (14.29%) Change Control
3 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
3 4 (11.43%) Business Continuity
4 3 (8.57%) Asset Management
4 3 (8.57%) Software Deployment
4 3 (8.57%) Malware Detection\Protection
4 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.57%) Server Building
5 2 (5.71%) Patch Management
5 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.71%) Line Management
6 1 (2.86%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.86%) Low Latency
6 1 (2.86%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (2.86%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) PowerShell
2 8 (22.86%) SQL
3 7 (20.00%) VBScript
4 4 (11.43%) VB
5 1 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (20.00%) MCSE
3 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
4 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (8.57%) MCITP
5 3 (8.57%) Degree
6 2 (5.71%) CCNA
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.86%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) SLA
2 3 (8.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.86%) BS25999
System Software
1 24 (68.57%) Active Directory
2 15 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (42.86%) XenApp
2 15 (42.86%) vSphere
3 9 (25.71%) VMware ESX
4 4 (11.43%) XenDesktop
5 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (8.57%) VMware Server
5 3 (8.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (8.57%) Xen
6 2 (5.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (5.71%) Terminal Services
6 2 (5.71%) ISA Server
6 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (2.86%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) SCCM
2 8 (22.86%) BMC PATROL
3 7 (20.00%) SCOM
4 5 (14.29%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (11.43%) SCVMM
5 4 (11.43%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (11.43%) NetBackup
6 3 (8.57%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (8.57%) ARCserve
6 3 (8.57%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (8.57%) Tivoli
6 3 (8.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (8.57%) SCOrch
7 2 (5.71%) WSUS
7 2 (5.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (5.71%) OpenView
7 2 (5.71%) Unicenter
7 2 (5.71%) Control-M
7 2 (5.71%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 34 (97.14%) HP
2 26 (74.29%) VMware
3 21 (60.00%) Citrix
4 20 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 10 (28.57%) SolarWinds
6 8 (22.86%) BMC
7 7 (20.00%) Symantec
7 7 (20.00%) McAfee
8 5 (14.29%) Cisco
9 4 (11.43%) IBM
9 4 (11.43%) Compaq
9 4 (11.43%) EMC
10 3 (8.57%) CA
10 3 (8.57%) Siemens
10 3 (8.57%) 3PAR
10 3 (8.57%) Fujitsu Siemens
11 2 (5.71%) Lumension
11 2 (5.71%) Websense
11 2 (5.71%) Brocade
12 1 (2.86%) Veritas