The table below looks at the statistics for HP SIM skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM)
Rank 123 116 135
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +19
Contract jobs citing HP SIM 16 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.49% 0.045% 0.063%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.87% 0.99% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
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£500 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £363 £175
% change year-on-year
-14.13% +107.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.80 -
% change year-on-year
-9.17% -
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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 South West region.

Systems Management Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
233 101 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.09% 4.51% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 50 122
Average daily rate £399 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £135 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +9.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 13
Average hourly rate £20.06 £17.90 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% +13.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.30 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £40.50 £24.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +17.56%

HP SIM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

HP SIM Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

HP SIM
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

HP SIM Daily Rate Trend in the South West

HP SIM
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

HP SIM Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

HP SIM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
1 19 (100.00%) HP
1 19 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 19 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (89.47%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (89.47%) ITIL
2 17 (89.47%) VMware
2 17 (89.47%) NetBackup
2 17 (89.47%) DHCP
2 17 (89.47%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (89.47%) Symantec
2 17 (89.47%) DNS
2 17 (89.47%) SLA
2 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 17 (89.47%) Active Directory
2 17 (89.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 16 (84.21%) Telecoms
4 14 (73.68%) MS Excel
5 11 (57.89%) Firewall
6 10 (52.63%) Linux
6 10 (52.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (52.63%) vSphere
6 10 (52.63%) 3PAR
6 10 (52.63%) Capacity Management
7 7 (36.84%) SCCM
7 7 (36.84%) SCOM
7 7 (36.84%) VMware ESX
8 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010

HP SIM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (31.58%) MS Exchange
1 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2007
1 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (73.68%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (89.47%) DHCP
1 17 (89.47%) DNS
2 11 (57.89%) Firewall
3 2 (10.53%) SNMP
General
1 16 (84.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Systems Administrator
1 17 (89.47%) Administrator
2 10 (52.63%) Storage Administrator
2 10 (52.63%) Storage Systems Administrator
3 6 (31.58%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (89.47%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (89.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (52.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (52.63%) Linux
4 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) ITIL
2 10 (52.63%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 19 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (89.47%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (89.47%) Active Directory
2 10 (52.63%) vSphere
3 7 (36.84%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.26%) XenApp
4 1 (5.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (89.47%) NetBackup
1 17 (89.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 7 (36.84%) SCCM
2 7 (36.84%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) HP
2 17 (89.47%) Symantec
2 17 (89.47%) VMware
2 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
3 10 (52.63%) 3PAR
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix