The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 South West 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM)
Rank 124 112 133
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +21
Contract jobs citing HP SIM 14 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.46% 0.093% 0.065%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.86% 1.68% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.39% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.13 £20.15 -
% change year-on-year
+19.72% -
Systems Management Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
239 119 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.86% 5.55% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 61 113
Average daily rate £390 £351 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.03% +8.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £168 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £508 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 9
Average hourly rate £20.06 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.84% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £45.00 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.36% +25.71%
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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 31 July 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) HP
1 15 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 15 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (86.67%) ITIL
2 13 (86.67%) VMware
2 13 (86.67%) NetBackup
2 13 (86.67%) DHCP
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (86.67%) Symantec
2 13 (86.67%) DNS
2 13 (86.67%) SLA
2 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (86.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 12 (80.00%) Telecoms
4 10 (66.67%) MS Excel
5 8 (53.33%) Firewall
6 7 (46.67%) VMware ESX
6 7 (46.67%) SCCM
6 7 (46.67%) SCOM
7 6 (40.00%) Capacity Management
7 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (40.00%) vSphere
7 6 (40.00%) 3PAR
7 6 (40.00%) Linux
8 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) DHCP
1 13 (86.67%) DNS
2 8 (53.33%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) SNMP
General
1 12 (80.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Systems Administrator
1 13 (86.67%) Administrator
2 6 (40.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 6 (40.00%) Storage Administrator
2 6 (40.00%) Storage Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (40.00%) Linux
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 15 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (86.67%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (46.67%) VMware ESX
3 6 (40.00%) vSphere
4 2 (13.33%) vCloud
4 2 (13.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (86.67%) NetBackup
1 13 (86.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 7 (46.67%) SCCM
2 7 (46.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) HP
2 13 (86.67%) Symantec
2 13 (86.67%) VMware
2 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) 3PAR
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix