The table below looks at the statistics for HP SIM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP SIM over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM)
Rank 580 579 491
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -88
Contract jobs citing HP SIM 22 25 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.044% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.51% 0.59% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 31
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£475 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £222 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £417 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £255 £338
% change year-on-year
+35.29% -24.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £22.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.19 - £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.23 - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.24 - £22.75

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4347 4239 3259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.77% 7.54% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2651 2426 1872
Average daily rate £408 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.16% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 161 163
Average hourly rate £20.19 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £36.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

HP SIM
Jobs Demand Trend

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

HP SIM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HP SIM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP SIM within the UK.

HP SIM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

HP SIM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP SIM within the UK over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

HP SIM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

HP SIM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP SIM within the UK.

HP SIM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

HP SIM
Top 23 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 21 April 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
England +1 21 £475 +50.79% 4
London +2 15 £475 +22.58% 2
City of London +20 8 £475 +26.66% 2
South East -6 4 £300 +42.85% 1
Hampshire -11 3 £300 -
Berkshire -4 1 - - 1
Devon - - - -
Essex - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Andover - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Chatham - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Kent - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -

HP SIM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 57 (100.00%) HP
2 45 (78.95%) Windows
3 44 (77.19%) VMware
4 37 (64.91%) Microsoft
5 33 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 31 (54.39%) SAN
7 29 (50.88%) ITIL
8 28 (49.12%) TCP/IP
8 28 (49.12%) IBM
8 28 (49.12%) Citrix
9 27 (47.37%) XenApp
10 24 (42.11%) PowerShell
10 24 (42.11%) SCCM
11 23 (40.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (40.35%) Replication
11 23 (40.35%) Incident Management
12 22 (38.60%) Dell
12 22 (38.60%) CA
12 22 (38.60%) SCOM
13 21 (36.84%) SharePoint
14 20 (35.09%) Active Directory
14 20 (35.09%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (35.09%) NAS
14 20 (35.09%) VMware ESXi
15 19 (33.33%) NetScaler
15 19 (33.33%) Veritas
15 19 (33.33%) VBScript
16 18 (31.58%) ServiceNow
16 18 (31.58%) Hyper-V
16 18 (31.58%) EdgeSight

HP SIM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (36.84%) SharePoint
2 16 (28.07%) OpenStack
3 7 (12.28%) MS Exchange
4 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (7.02%) IIS
5 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.51%) Lync
7 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (19.30%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.02%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (54.39%) SAN
2 28 (49.12%) TCP/IP
3 20 (35.09%) NAS
4 19 (33.33%) NetScaler
5 10 (17.54%) DNS
5 10 (17.54%) DHCP
6 8 (14.04%) LAN
6 8 (14.04%) WAN
7 4 (7.02%) SMTP
7 4 (7.02%) Ethernet
8 2 (3.51%) FTP
8 2 (3.51%) SNMP
8 2 (3.51%) X.25
8 2 (3.51%) Firewall
8 2 (3.51%) SSH
9 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.75%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.51%) Law
3 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Analyst
2 14 (24.56%) Administrator
2 14 (24.56%) Wintel Analyst
3 11 (19.30%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (14.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) Windows Administrator
5 6 (10.53%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 6 (10.53%) Wintel Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Server Administrator
6 5 (8.77%) Hardware Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Citrix Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) SAN Administrator
8 3 (5.26%) Citrix Support
9 2 (3.51%) Storage Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) VMware Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) VMware Architect
9 2 (3.51%) Citrix Architect
9 2 (3.51%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Backup Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.82%) Middleware
2 3 (5.26%) Application Packaging
2 3 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (1.75%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.75%) OLE
3 1 (1.75%) OLE DB
3 1 (1.75%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 23 (40.35%) Replication
2 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.53%) Thin Client
3 6 (10.53%) Fat Client
4 4 (7.02%) Clustering
5 2 (3.51%) Tandem
5 2 (3.51%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.75%) HP StorageWorks
6 1 (1.75%) Open Source
6 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (78.95%) Windows
2 23 (40.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (35.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.75%) Linux
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.88%) ITIL
2 23 (40.35%) Incident Management
3 17 (29.82%) ITSM
3 17 (29.82%) Low Latency
4 16 (28.07%) Project Management
5 7 (12.28%) Change Control
6 6 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (10.53%) Asset Management
7 5 (8.77%) Migration
8 4 (7.02%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.26%) Operations Management
10 2 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (3.51%) Change Management
10 2 (3.51%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (3.51%) Server Monitoring
11 1 (1.75%) Vulnerability Management
11 1 (1.75%) Software Deployment
11 1 (1.75%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (1.75%) Business Continuity
11 1 (1.75%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.11%) PowerShell
2 19 (33.33%) VBScript
3 16 (28.07%) C#
4 8 (14.04%) SQL
5 3 (5.26%) C
6 2 (3.51%) COBOL
7 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) MCSE
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.02%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (5.26%) CCA
5 3 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (5.26%) MCITP
6 2 (3.51%) Degree
6 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.51%) VCP5
6 2 (3.51%) CCEA
6 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.51%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.51%) CCNA
7 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.75%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.75%) BS25999
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (47.37%) XenApp
3 20 (35.09%) Active Directory
3 20 (35.09%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (31.58%) Hyper-V
5 17 (29.82%) XenDesktop
5 17 (29.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 13 (22.81%) vSphere
7 8 (14.04%) VMware ESX
8 4 (7.02%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (7.02%) VMware Server
9 2 (3.51%) XenServer
10 1 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 24 (42.11%) SCCM
2 22 (38.60%) SCOM
3 18 (31.58%) EdgeSight
4 17 (29.82%) SCVMM
5 5 (8.77%) HP Data Protector
5 5 (8.77%) ARCserve
6 4 (7.02%) Tivoli
6 4 (7.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (5.26%) BladeLogic
7 3 (5.26%) vMotion
8 2 (3.51%) WSUS
8 2 (3.51%) OpenView
8 2 (3.51%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (1.75%) Nagios
9 1 (1.75%) Unicenter
9 1 (1.75%) Legato
9 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 57 (100.00%) HP
2 44 (77.19%) VMware
3 37 (64.91%) Microsoft
4 28 (49.12%) IBM
4 28 (49.12%) Citrix
5 22 (38.60%) CA
5 22 (38.60%) Dell
6 19 (33.33%) Veritas
7 18 (31.58%) ServiceNow
8 17 (29.82%) Veeam
8 17 (29.82%) Nimsoft
9 7 (12.28%) Cisco
10 6 (10.53%) Compaq
11 5 (8.77%) Siemens
11 5 (8.77%) 3PAR
11 5 (8.77%) Symantec
11 5 (8.77%) Fujitsu Siemens
12 4 (7.02%) SolarWinds
13 3 (5.26%) Altiris
13 3 (5.26%) BMC