The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 England 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 541 474 522
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +48
Contract jobs citing HP SIM 25 55 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.048% 0.13% 0.074%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.65% 1.90% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 31
Average daily rate £345 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £133 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £420 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £338 £258
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +30.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £22.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.75 -
Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3838 2901 3460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.33% 6.61% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2240 1698 1876
Average daily rate £395 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 154 146
Average hourly rate £22.75 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.60 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +18.91%
HP SIM
UK

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -46 16 £388 +24.00% 5
South East -34 5 £255 -24.44% 4
South West - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
North West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 3
HP SIM
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HP SIM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 66 (100.00%) HP
2 57 (86.36%) Windows
3 41 (62.12%) VMware
4 38 (57.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (53.03%) ITIL
6 32 (48.48%) Active Directory
6 32 (48.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (46.97%) Microsoft
8 26 (39.39%) SCOM
9 24 (36.36%) SCCM
10 23 (34.85%) Security Cleared
11 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (31.82%) DHCP
12 20 (30.30%) DNS
12 20 (30.30%) Firewall
13 17 (25.76%) DV Cleared
14 16 (24.24%) VMware ESX
14 16 (24.24%) SLA
14 16 (24.24%) Citrix
15 15 (22.73%) Symantec
16 14 (21.21%) NetBackup
16 14 (21.21%) SAN
16 14 (21.21%) SQL
16 14 (21.21%) PowerShell
17 13 (19.70%) TCP/IP
18 12 (18.18%) MS Excel
18 12 (18.18%) XenApp
19 11 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
19 11 (16.67%) Linux
19 11 (16.67%) IBM

HP SIM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.58%) Apache
2 5 (7.58%) IIS
3 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.55%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.52%) Site Server
6 1 (1.52%) Lync
6 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 21 (31.82%) DHCP
2 20 (30.30%) DNS
2 20 (30.30%) Firewall
3 14 (21.21%) SAN
4 13 (19.70%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.58%) LAN
6 4 (6.06%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (6.06%) NAS
7 3 (4.55%) HTTP
7 3 (4.55%) SNMP
7 3 (4.55%) SSL
8 2 (3.03%) iSCSI
8 2 (3.03%) Network Security
8 2 (3.03%) FTP
8 2 (3.03%) LDAP
8 2 (3.03%) SSH
9 1 (1.52%) Wireless
9 1 (1.52%) Internet
9 1 (1.52%) WLAN
9 1 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.03%) SQLPlus
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MSI
General
1 11 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.58%) Finance
3 4 (6.06%) Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Retail
4 3 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Legal
5 2 (3.03%) Law
5 2 (3.03%) Back Office
6 1 (1.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (27.27%) Administrator
2 14 (21.21%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (13.64%) Wintel Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Windows Administrator
4 7 (10.61%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 6 (9.09%) Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) Server Administrator
6 5 (7.58%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Senior Wintel Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.06%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Systems Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Monitoring Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Build Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) .NET
1 3 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Clustering
2 2 (3.03%) Firmware
2 2 (3.03%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.52%) iPhone
3 1 (1.52%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.52%) iPad
3 1 (1.52%) Open Source
3 1 (1.52%) Google Search Appliance
Operating Systems
1 57 (86.36%) Windows
2 38 (57.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (48.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (16.67%) Linux
5 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (10.61%) UNIX
7 5 (7.58%) Solaris
8 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
9 3 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.52%) SUSE
10 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.52%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (53.03%) ITIL
2 9 (13.64%) Change Management
3 8 (12.12%) Service Delivery
4 5 (7.58%) Capacity Management
5 3 (4.55%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (3.03%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (3.03%) Service Desk Management
6 2 (3.03%) Time Management
6 2 (3.03%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (3.03%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.52%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.52%) Validation
7 1 (1.52%) Migration
7 1 (1.52%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.52%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.52%) Change Control
7 1 (1.52%) Network Management
7 1 (1.52%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.21%) SQL
1 14 (21.21%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.61%) VBScript
3 6 (9.09%) C
4 5 (7.58%) VB
4 5 (7.58%) Perl
5 4 (6.06%) Java
6 3 (4.55%) Python
6 3 (4.55%) sed
7 2 (3.03%) AWK
7 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (34.85%) Security Cleared
2 17 (25.76%) DV Cleared
3 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (12.12%) SC Cleared
5 6 (9.09%) MCSE
6 3 (4.55%) MCITP
7 2 (3.03%) HP APS
7 2 (3.03%) MCTS
7 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.03%) CCNA
8 1 (1.52%) MCDBA
8 1 (1.52%) MCP
8 1 (1.52%) OCP
8 1 (1.52%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (24.24%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (48.48%) Active Directory
2 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (24.24%) VMware ESX
4 12 (18.18%) XenApp
5 10 (15.15%) vSphere
6 9 (13.64%) vCloud
7 8 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (7.58%) NFS
9 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 26 (39.39%) SCOM
2 24 (36.36%) SCCM
3 14 (21.21%) NetBackup
4 11 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 8 (12.12%) HP NNM
6 6 (9.09%) OpenView
7 3 (4.55%) MOM
7 3 (4.55%) BladeLogic
7 3 (4.55%) WSUS
7 3 (4.55%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (4.55%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (3.03%) SAP Afaria
8 2 (3.03%) WhatsUp Gold
8 2 (3.03%) OVPA
8 2 (3.03%) OVPI
8 2 (3.03%) Legato
8 2 (3.03%) Backup Exec
8 2 (3.03%) OVIS
8 2 (3.03%) OVSD
8 2 (3.03%) Foglight
Vendors
1 66 (100.00%) HP
2 41 (62.12%) VMware
3 31 (46.97%) Microsoft
4 16 (24.24%) Citrix
5 15 (22.73%) Symantec
6 11 (16.67%) IBM
7 8 (12.12%) EMC
8 7 (10.61%) SolarWinds
8 7 (10.61%) Cisco
9 6 (9.09%) Oracle
9 6 (9.09%) Dell
10 5 (7.58%) ServiceNow
11 4 (6.06%) Altiris
12 3 (4.55%) Sophos
12 3 (4.55%) BMC
12 3 (4.55%) CA
12 3 (4.55%) NetScout
12 3 (4.55%) Opsware
12 3 (4.55%) Nimsoft
13 2 (3.03%) Qualys