The first table below looks at the demand 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 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.

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 577 496 546
Rank change year-on-year
-81 +50
Contract jobs citing HP SIM 26 56 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.12% 0.076%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.62% 1.75% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 30 34
Average daily rate £360 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £133 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4210 3199 3738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.32% 6.58% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2432 1841 2005
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 157 159 158
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.90 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +18.91%

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 16 April 2014.

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 30 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 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
England -67 25 £345 +6.15% 12
London -46 16 £388 +24.00% 5
City of London -11 7 £375 -3.22% 1
South East -34 5 £255 -24.44% 3
Berkshire -12 2 £193 -50.32% 1
South West - 2 - -
Hampshire -12 1 £300 -11.11% 2
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
East of England - - - - 2
Lancashire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Essex - - - -
Luton - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Andover - - - - 1
Basildon - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - -

HP SIM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 69 (100.00%) HP
2 60 (86.96%) Windows
3 41 (59.42%) VMware
4 40 (57.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (50.72%) ITIL
6 34 (49.28%) Active Directory
6 34 (49.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (47.83%) Microsoft
8 28 (40.58%) SCOM
9 26 (37.68%) SCCM
10 23 (33.33%) Security Cleared
11 21 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (30.43%) DHCP
12 20 (28.99%) DNS
12 20 (28.99%) Firewall
13 18 (26.09%) Citrix
14 17 (24.64%) PowerShell
14 17 (24.64%) DV Cleared
15 16 (23.19%) SAN
15 16 (23.19%) SLA
15 16 (23.19%) VMware ESX
16 15 (21.74%) Symantec
17 14 (20.29%) NetBackup
17 14 (20.29%) SQL
17 14 (20.29%) XenApp
18 13 (18.84%) MS Excel
18 13 (18.84%) TCP/IP
19 12 (17.39%) Linux
20 11 (15.94%) Telecoms
20 11 (15.94%) IBM

HP SIM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 6 (8.70%) Apache
1 6 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.25%) IIS
3 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.45%) Site Server
6 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.45%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (18.84%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.43%) DHCP
2 20 (28.99%) DNS
2 20 (28.99%) Firewall
3 16 (23.19%) SAN
4 13 (18.84%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.25%) LAN
6 4 (5.80%) SNMP
6 4 (5.80%) NAS
6 4 (5.80%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (4.35%) HTTP
7 3 (4.35%) SSL
8 2 (2.90%) SSH
8 2 (2.90%) Network Security
8 2 (2.90%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.90%) LDAP
8 2 (2.90%) FTP
9 1 (1.45%) WLAN
9 1 (1.45%) WAN
9 1 (1.45%) Wireless
9 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.90%) SQLPlus
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.45%) MySQL
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MSI
General
1 11 (15.94%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.14%) Finance
3 4 (5.80%) Banking
4 3 (4.35%) Retail
4 3 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.35%) Legal
5 2 (2.90%) Back Office
5 2 (2.90%) Law
6 1 (1.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (26.09%) Administrator
2 14 (20.29%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (13.04%) Wintel Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 7 (10.14%) Windows Administrator
5 6 (8.70%) Consultant
6 5 (7.25%) Server Administrator
6 5 (7.25%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Senior Wintel Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.80%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Systems Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Monitoring Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Security Specialist
9 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) .NET
1 3 (4.35%) Web Services
2 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.45%) CSS
2 1 (1.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Clustering
2 2 (2.90%) Firmware
2 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.90%) Open Source
3 1 (1.45%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.45%) iPad
3 1 (1.45%) Google Search Appliance
3 1 (1.45%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 60 (86.96%) Windows
2 40 (57.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (49.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (17.39%) Linux
5 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (11.59%) UNIX
7 5 (7.25%) Solaris
8 4 (5.80%) Windows 7
9 3 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.45%) HPUX
10 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.45%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (50.72%) ITIL
2 9 (13.04%) Change Management
3 8 (11.59%) Service Delivery
4 5 (7.25%) Capacity Management
5 3 (4.35%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.90%) Asset Management
6 2 (2.90%) Service Desk Management
6 2 (2.90%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (2.90%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (2.90%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (2.90%) Time Management
7 1 (1.45%) Network Management
7 1 (1.45%) Change Control
7 1 (1.45%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.45%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (1.45%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.45%) Validation
7 1 (1.45%) Migration
7 1 (1.45%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.64%) PowerShell
2 14 (20.29%) SQL
3 8 (11.59%) VBScript
4 6 (8.70%) C
4 6 (8.70%) Perl
5 5 (7.25%) VB
6 4 (5.80%) Java
6 4 (5.80%) sed
7 3 (4.35%) Python
7 3 (4.35%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.35%) AWK
8 1 (1.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 17 (24.64%) DV Cleared
3 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (11.59%) SC Cleared
5 6 (8.70%) MCSE
6 3 (4.35%) MCITP
7 2 (2.90%) HP APS
7 2 (2.90%) CCNA
7 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.90%) MCTS
8 1 (1.45%) MCP
8 1 (1.45%) OCP
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.45%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (23.19%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (49.28%) Active Directory
2 21 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (23.19%) VMware ESX
4 14 (20.29%) XenApp
5 10 (14.49%) vSphere
5 10 (14.49%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (13.04%) vCloud
7 5 (7.25%) NFS
8 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (40.58%) SCOM
2 26 (37.68%) SCCM
3 14 (20.29%) NetBackup
4 11 (15.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 8 (11.59%) HP NNM
6 7 (10.14%) OpenView
7 3 (4.35%) MOM
7 3 (4.35%) BladeLogic
7 3 (4.35%) WSUS
7 3 (4.35%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (4.35%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (2.90%) SAP Afaria
8 2 (2.90%) WhatsUp Gold
8 2 (2.90%) OVIS
8 2 (2.90%) Foglight
8 2 (2.90%) OVPA
8 2 (2.90%) OVPI
8 2 (2.90%) Legato
8 2 (2.90%) Backup Exec
8 2 (2.90%) OVSD
Vendors
1 69 (100.00%) HP
2 41 (59.42%) VMware
3 33 (47.83%) Microsoft
4 18 (26.09%) Citrix
5 15 (21.74%) Symantec
6 11 (15.94%) IBM
7 8 (11.59%) EMC
8 7 (10.14%) Cisco
8 7 (10.14%) SolarWinds
9 6 (8.70%) Oracle
9 6 (8.70%) Dell
10 5 (7.25%) ServiceNow
11 4 (5.80%) Altiris
12 3 (4.35%) Sophos
12 3 (4.35%) Nimsoft
12 3 (4.35%) NetScout
12 3 (4.35%) Opsware
12 3 (4.35%) BMC
12 3 (4.35%) CA
13 2 (2.90%) Apple