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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM)
Rank 550 550 486
Rank change year-on-year
0 -64
Contract jobs citing HP SIM 28 25 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.048% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.67% 0.64% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 29
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£475 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £163 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £416 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -45.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £10.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.16 £10.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £10.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+36.50% -45.94%

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
4179 3929 3018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.72% 7.49% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2533 2225 1732
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% +6.66%
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 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 169 171
Average hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +12.50%

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 30 March 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 27 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 30 March 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 -11 27 £475 +25.00% 5
London +14 19 £475 +18.75% 1
City of London +24 9 £475 +22.58%
South East -21 6 £300 +17.64% 3
Hampshire -8 4 £300 -11.76% 2
Berkshire -2 2 - - 1
Devon - - - -
Essex - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
Andover - - - - 1
Basildon - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Chatham - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Exeter - - - -
South West - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -

HP SIM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 67 (100.00%) HP
2 54 (80.60%) Windows
2 54 (80.60%) VMware
3 44 (65.67%) Microsoft
4 36 (53.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 33 (49.25%) ITIL
6 32 (47.76%) Citrix
7 31 (46.27%) SAN
8 29 (43.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (41.79%) XenApp
9 28 (41.79%) TCP/IP
10 27 (40.30%) IBM
11 26 (38.81%) Active Directory
12 25 (37.31%) CA
12 25 (37.31%) PowerShell
13 24 (35.82%) SCCM
14 23 (34.33%) Incident Management
14 23 (34.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (34.33%) Replication
15 22 (32.84%) SharePoint
15 22 (32.84%) SCOM
16 21 (31.34%) VMware ESXi
16 21 (31.34%) Dell
17 20 (29.85%) MS Excel
18 19 (28.36%) Middleware
18 19 (28.36%) Veritas
18 19 (28.36%) NAS
18 19 (28.36%) NetScaler
19 18 (26.87%) Hyper-V
19 18 (26.87%) VBScript

HP SIM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 22 (32.84%) SharePoint
2 15 (22.39%) OpenStack
3 11 (16.42%) MS Exchange
4 7 (10.45%) IIS
5 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (4.48%) Lync
7 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (4.48%) IBM Notes
7 3 (4.48%) Apache
8 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (29.85%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.46%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (46.27%) SAN
2 28 (41.79%) TCP/IP
3 19 (28.36%) NAS
3 19 (28.36%) NetScaler
4 15 (22.39%) DNS
4 15 (22.39%) DHCP
5 8 (11.94%) LAN
5 8 (11.94%) WAN
6 6 (8.96%) SMTP
7 4 (5.97%) Ethernet
7 4 (5.97%) Firewall
8 2 (2.99%) SSH
8 2 (2.99%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.99%) X.25
8 2 (2.99%) FTP
8 2 (2.99%) SNMP
8 2 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.49%) Network Security
9 1 (1.49%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) NonStop SQL
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 10 (14.93%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Financial Institution
2 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.99%) Law
4 1 (1.49%) Legal
4 1 (1.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (26.87%) Administrator
2 15 (22.39%) Systems Administrator
3 14 (20.90%) Analyst
4 13 (19.40%) Wintel Analyst
5 9 (13.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (11.94%) Windows Administrator
6 8 (11.94%) Wintel Engineer
7 7 (10.45%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 6 (8.96%) Server Administrator
9 5 (7.46%) Citrix Engineer
9 5 (7.46%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (7.46%) Hardware Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 4 (5.97%) Wintel Support
10 4 (5.97%) SAN Administrator
11 3 (4.48%) Citrix Support
11 3 (4.48%) Consultant
11 3 (4.48%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
12 2 (2.99%) Backup Engineer
12 2 (2.99%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.36%) Middleware
2 3 (4.48%) Application Packaging
2 3 (4.48%) XML
3 1 (1.49%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.49%) OLE
3 1 (1.49%) OLE DB
3 1 (1.49%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 23 (34.33%) Replication
2 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.45%) Clustering
3 7 (10.45%) Thin Client
3 7 (10.45%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.99%) EqualLogic
4 2 (2.99%) Tandem
5 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.49%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (1.49%) Open Source
5 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 54 (80.60%) Windows
2 29 (43.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (34.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.99%) Linux
5 2 (2.99%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (49.25%) ITIL
2 23 (34.33%) Incident Management
3 16 (23.88%) ITSM
3 16 (23.88%) Low Latency
4 15 (22.39%) Project Management
5 8 (11.94%) Change Control
6 6 (8.96%) Mentoring
6 6 (8.96%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (8.96%) Asset Management
7 5 (7.46%) Migration
8 4 (5.97%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (4.48%) Operations Management
10 2 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (2.99%) Change Management
10 2 (2.99%) Server Monitoring
11 1 (1.49%) Line Management
11 1 (1.49%) Vulnerability Management
11 1 (1.49%) Capacity Management
11 1 (1.49%) Software Deployment
11 1 (1.49%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.31%) PowerShell
2 18 (26.87%) VBScript
3 15 (22.39%) C#
4 14 (20.90%) SQL
5 3 (4.48%) C
6 2 (2.99%) COBOL
6 2 (2.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
3 9 (13.43%) MCSE
4 8 (11.94%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (5.97%) MCITP
5 4 (5.97%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (5.97%) CCA
5 4 (5.97%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (4.48%) CCEA
6 3 (4.48%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (4.48%) Degree
6 3 (4.48%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.48%) VCP5
7 2 (2.99%) CCNA
7 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.49%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (4.48%) SLA
3 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.49%) BS25999
System Software
1 36 (53.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (41.79%) XenApp
3 26 (38.81%) Active Directory
4 21 (31.34%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (26.87%) Hyper-V
6 16 (23.88%) XenDesktop
6 16 (23.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 15 (22.39%) vSphere
8 11 (16.42%) VMware ESX
9 5 (7.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (5.97%) VMware Server
11 3 (4.48%) Terminal Services
11 3 (4.48%) XenServer
12 2 (2.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 24 (35.82%) SCCM
2 22 (32.84%) SCOM
3 17 (25.37%) EdgeSight
4 16 (23.88%) SCVMM
5 8 (11.94%) ARCserve
6 6 (8.96%) HP Data Protector
7 5 (7.46%) OpenView
8 4 (5.97%) Tivoli
8 4 (5.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (4.48%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (4.48%) NetBackup
9 3 (4.48%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (4.48%) BladeLogic
9 3 (4.48%) vMotion
10 2 (2.99%) WSUS
10 2 (2.99%) Unicenter
11 1 (1.49%) Legato
11 1 (1.49%) PureDisk
11 1 (1.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (1.49%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 67 (100.00%) HP
2 54 (80.60%) VMware
3 44 (65.67%) Microsoft
4 32 (47.76%) Citrix
5 27 (40.30%) IBM
6 25 (37.31%) CA
7 21 (31.34%) Dell
8 19 (28.36%) Veritas
9 17 (25.37%) ServiceNow
10 16 (23.88%) Nimsoft
10 16 (23.88%) Veeam
11 10 (14.93%) Cisco
12 7 (10.45%) 3PAR
13 6 (8.96%) SolarWinds
13 6 (8.96%) Symantec
13 6 (8.96%) Compaq
14 5 (7.46%) Siemens
14 5 (7.46%) Fujitsu Siemens
15 4 (5.97%) Altiris
15 4 (5.97%) Oracle