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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM)
Rank 560 549 494
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -55
Contract jobs citing HP SIM 20 23 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.039% 0.046% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.50% 0.60% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 26
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £224 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £418 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £255 £338
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -24.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £15.91 - £22.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 - £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 - £22.75
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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
3983 3816 3084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.86% 7.69% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2466 2207 1811
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 155 159
Average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.45 £45.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +22.50%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 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 -7 12 £475 +18.75% 1
South East -9 4 £300 +42.85% 1
North West - 3 £188 -
East Midlands -5 1 £390 -
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HP SIM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 56 (100.00%) HP
2 44 (78.57%) Windows
2 44 (78.57%) VMware
3 37 (66.07%) Microsoft
4 33 (58.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 31 (55.36%) SAN
6 28 (50.00%) Citrix
6 28 (50.00%) ITIL
7 27 (48.21%) TCP/IP
7 27 (48.21%) IBM
7 27 (48.21%) XenApp
8 24 (42.86%) PowerShell
8 24 (42.86%) SCCM
9 22 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (39.29%) Dell
9 22 (39.29%) Replication
10 21 (37.50%) Incident Management
10 21 (37.50%) CA
10 21 (37.50%) Active Directory
10 21 (37.50%) SharePoint
11 20 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (35.71%) SCOM
11 20 (35.71%) VMware ESXi
12 19 (33.93%) VBScript
13 18 (32.14%) Veritas
13 18 (32.14%) NetScaler
13 18 (32.14%) ServiceNow
13 18 (32.14%) NAS
14 17 (30.36%) Hyper-V
14 17 (30.36%) EdgeSight

HP SIM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 21 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 16 (28.57%) OpenStack
3 7 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (7.14%) IIS
4 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.57%) Lync
6 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (55.36%) SAN
2 27 (48.21%) TCP/IP
3 18 (32.14%) NetScaler
3 18 (32.14%) NAS
4 11 (19.64%) DNS
5 9 (16.07%) DHCP
6 8 (14.29%) LAN
6 8 (14.29%) WAN
7 4 (7.14%) SMTP
7 4 (7.14%) Ethernet
7 4 (7.14%) Firewall
8 2 (3.57%) X.25
8 2 (3.57%) FTP
8 2 (3.57%) SNMP
8 2 (3.57%) SSH
9 1 (1.79%) VLAN
9 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Subversion
1 1 (1.79%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 8 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.57%) Law
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (26.79%) Analyst
2 14 (25.00%) Wintel Analyst
3 13 (23.21%) Administrator
4 11 (19.64%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
6 6 (10.71%) Wintel Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Server Administrator
6 6 (10.71%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 4 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Hardware Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) SAN Administrator
8 3 (5.36%) Citrix Support
8 3 (5.36%) Consultant
9 2 (3.57%) Backup Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) VMware Architect
9 2 (3.57%) Citrix Architect
9 2 (3.57%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.57%) Middleware
2 3 (5.36%) Application Packaging
3 2 (3.57%) XML
4 1 (1.79%) X-Windows
4 1 (1.79%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (39.29%) Replication
2 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (12.50%) Thin Client
3 7 (12.50%) Fat Client
4 4 (7.14%) Clustering
5 2 (3.57%) EqualLogic
5 2 (3.57%) Tandem
6 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.79%) Open Source
6 1 (1.79%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 44 (78.57%) Windows
2 22 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.79%) Linux
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.00%) ITIL
2 21 (37.50%) Incident Management
3 16 (28.57%) Low Latency
3 16 (28.57%) Project Management
3 16 (28.57%) ITSM
4 7 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (12.50%) Change Control
5 5 (8.93%) Asset Management
5 5 (8.93%) Migration
6 4 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.36%) Operations Management
7 3 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.36%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (3.57%) Server Monitoring
8 2 (3.57%) Software Deployment
8 2 (3.57%) Business Continuity
8 2 (3.57%) Change Management
9 1 (1.79%) Service Management
9 1 (1.79%) Information Security
9 1 (1.79%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 19 (33.93%) VBScript
3 16 (28.57%) C#
4 8 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (5.36%) C
6 2 (3.57%) COBOL
7 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) MCSE
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (7.14%) MCITP
5 3 (5.36%) Degree
5 3 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (5.36%) CCA
5 3 (5.36%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (3.57%) VCP5
6 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.57%) CCEA
6 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.57%) CCNA
6 2 (3.57%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.79%) HP ASE
7 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.79%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) BS25999
System Software
1 33 (58.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (48.21%) XenApp
3 21 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 20 (35.71%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (30.36%) Hyper-V
6 16 (28.57%) XenDesktop
6 16 (28.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 13 (23.21%) vSphere
8 9 (16.07%) VMware ESX
9 4 (7.14%) VMware Server
9 4 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (3.57%) XenServer
11 1 (1.79%) ISA Server
11 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 24 (42.86%) SCCM
2 20 (35.71%) SCOM
3 17 (30.36%) EdgeSight
4 16 (28.57%) SCVMM
5 5 (8.93%) ARCserve
5 5 (8.93%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (7.14%) Tivoli
6 4 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (5.36%) NetBackup
7 3 (5.36%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (5.36%) WSUS
7 3 (5.36%) vMotion
8 2 (3.57%) OpenView
8 2 (3.57%) BladeLogic
9 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (1.79%) Nagios
9 1 (1.79%) Legato
9 1 (1.79%) Unicenter
9 1 (1.79%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 56 (100.00%) HP
2 44 (78.57%) VMware
3 37 (66.07%) Microsoft
4 28 (50.00%) Citrix
5 27 (48.21%) IBM
6 22 (39.29%) Dell
7 21 (37.50%) CA
8 18 (32.14%) Veritas
8 18 (32.14%) ServiceNow
9 16 (28.57%) Veeam
9 16 (28.57%) Nimsoft
10 7 (12.50%) Cisco
11 5 (8.93%) Symantec
11 5 (8.93%) Compaq
11 5 (8.93%) SolarWinds
11 5 (8.93%) 3PAR
12 4 (7.14%) Fujitsu Siemens
12 4 (7.14%) Siemens
13 3 (5.36%) Altiris
13 3 (5.36%) McAfee
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