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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM)
Rank 546 523 516
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -7
Contract jobs citing HP SIM 45 41 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.080% 0.080%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.01% 1.12% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 15 19
Average daily rate
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£425 £378 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% +16.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Average hourly rate £23.25 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £14.00 -
% change year-on-year
+105.35% -

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
4463 3667 3159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.27% 7.16% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2785 2205 1668
Average daily rate £418 £388 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 139 208
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.06 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.29% -12.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £12.42 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.84 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -14.68%

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 29 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP SIM within the UK over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

HP SIM Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 December 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
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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 -12 45 £425 +12.58% 6
London +13 25 £475 +26.66% 1
South East -24 8 £360 -10.00% 1
Hampshire -18 7 £360 - 1
City of London +3 3 £475 +54.47%
South West -33 3 £500 +17.64% 3
East Midlands +9 2 - -
East of England -9 2 £350 +34.61% 1
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Berkshire -2 1 - -
Wiltshire -17 1 £500 +17.64% 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Luton - - - -
Andover - - - - 1
Basildon - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Scotland - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

HP SIM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 108 (99.08%) HP
2 98 (89.91%) Windows
3 87 (79.82%) VMware
4 69 (63.30%) Microsoft
5 64 (58.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 63 (57.80%) Active Directory
7 52 (47.71%) DNS
8 47 (43.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 46 (42.20%) ITIL
10 44 (40.37%) Citrix
11 42 (38.53%) MS Excel
12 38 (34.86%) DHCP
13 37 (33.94%) Security Cleared
14 35 (32.11%) SCOM
15 34 (31.19%) VMware Infrastructure
15 34 (31.19%) XenApp
15 34 (31.19%) MS Exchange
15 34 (31.19%) SharePoint
16 33 (30.28%) SQL
16 33 (30.28%) vSphere
17 32 (29.36%) SCCM
18 30 (27.52%) PowerShell
19 27 (24.77%) SLA
19 27 (24.77%) CA
20 23 (21.10%) Symantec
20 23 (21.10%) Finance
21 22 (20.18%) VMware ESX
21 22 (20.18%) DV Cleared
22 21 (19.27%) XenDesktop
22 21 (19.27%) Clustering

HP SIM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 34 (31.19%) SharePoint
1 34 (31.19%) MS Exchange
2 20 (18.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (12.84%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (11.01%) IIS
6 9 (8.26%) OpenStack
6 9 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (6.42%) IBM Notes
7 7 (6.42%) Apache
8 4 (3.67%) Lync
9 3 (2.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.92%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 42 (38.53%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (47.71%) DNS
2 38 (34.86%) DHCP
3 21 (19.27%) SAN
4 20 (18.35%) TCP/IP
5 18 (16.51%) Firewall
6 14 (12.84%) NetScaler
7 13 (11.93%) SMTP
8 10 (9.17%) NAS
9 6 (5.50%) SNMP
10 3 (2.75%) VLAN
11 2 (1.83%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.83%) SSH
11 2 (1.83%) X.25
11 2 (1.83%) FTP
11 2 (1.83%) LAN
11 2 (1.83%) WAN
11 2 (1.83%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (1.83%) OpenLDAP
12 1 (0.92%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.83%) NonStop SQL
2 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.75%) MSI
2 2 (1.83%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 23 (21.10%) Finance
2 17 (15.60%) Telecoms
3 11 (10.09%) Banking
4 4 (3.67%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.83%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Law
6 1 (0.92%) Legal
6 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (36.70%) Administrator
2 36 (33.03%) Systems Administrator
3 20 (18.35%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 15 (13.76%) Wintel Engineer
5 12 (11.01%) Storage Systems Administrator
5 12 (11.01%) Storage Administrator
5 12 (11.01%) Analyst
6 11 (10.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (8.26%) Wintel Analyst
8 7 (6.42%) Wintel Administrator
8 7 (6.42%) Wintel Systems Administrator
8 7 (6.42%) Support Engineer
9 6 (5.50%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (4.59%) Wintel Support
11 4 (3.67%) Consultant
11 4 (3.67%) Senior Wintel Engineer
12 3 (2.75%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
12 3 (2.75%) Citrix Engineer
13 2 (1.83%) Technical Specialist
13 2 (1.83%) Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.60%) Middleware
2 12 (11.01%) Application Packaging
3 4 (3.67%) XML
4 2 (1.83%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.83%) OLE
4 2 (1.83%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.27%) Clustering
2 16 (14.68%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (13.76%) Replication
4 6 (5.50%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.67%) Thin Client
5 4 (3.67%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.75%) CMDB
6 3 (2.75%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.75%) AS400
7 2 (1.83%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.83%) Tandem
7 2 (1.83%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.92%) iPad
8 1 (0.92%) HP StorageWorks
8 1 (0.92%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.92%) iPhone
8 1 (0.92%) Open Source
8 1 (0.92%) SecurID
8 1 (0.92%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 98 (89.91%) Windows
2 64 (58.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (43.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (16.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (11.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (11.93%) Linux
6 4 (3.67%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.75%) Windows 2000
7 3 (2.75%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.75%) UNIX
8 2 (1.83%) MVS
9 1 (0.92%) Solaris
9 1 (0.92%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (42.20%) ITIL
2 20 (18.35%) Incident Management
3 16 (14.68%) Capacity Management
4 14 (12.84%) Mentoring
5 10 (9.17%) Low Latency
5 10 (9.17%) ITSM
6 9 (8.26%) Project Management
7 8 (7.34%) Change Management
8 6 (5.50%) E-Commerce
8 6 (5.50%) Knowledge Management
8 6 (5.50%) Problem Management
8 6 (5.50%) Change Control
9 5 (4.59%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (4.59%) Service Delivery
10 4 (3.67%) CRM
11 3 (2.75%) Configuration Management
11 3 (2.75%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (2.75%) Asset Management
11 3 (2.75%) Migration
11 3 (2.75%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 33 (30.28%) SQL
2 30 (27.52%) PowerShell
3 12 (11.01%) VBScript
4 10 (9.17%) VB
5 9 (8.26%) C#
6 6 (5.50%) C
7 2 (1.83%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 37 (33.94%) Security Cleared
2 22 (20.18%) DV Cleared
3 19 (17.43%) SC Cleared
4 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.59%) MCSE
6 4 (3.67%) CCA
6 4 (3.67%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (3.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.67%) MCITP
6 4 (3.67%) Degree
7 3 (2.75%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.75%) CCEA
7 3 (2.75%) VCP5
8 1 (0.92%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (24.77%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (57.80%) Active Directory
2 34 (31.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (31.19%) XenApp
3 33 (30.28%) vSphere
4 22 (20.18%) VMware ESX
5 21 (19.27%) XenDesktop
6 18 (16.51%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (11.01%) Hyper-V
8 10 (9.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (6.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (6.42%) Terminal Services
10 4 (3.67%) XenServer
11 3 (2.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.92%) vCloud
12 1 (0.92%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (32.11%) SCOM
2 32 (29.36%) SCCM
3 21 (19.27%) NetBackup
4 17 (15.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 16 (14.68%) ARCserve
6 13 (11.93%) BMC PATROL
7 11 (10.09%) OpenView
8 10 (9.17%) SCVMM
8 10 (9.17%) EdgeSight
9 9 (8.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 8 (7.34%) Control-M
11 6 (5.50%) Backup Exec
12 5 (4.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 4 (3.67%) HP Data Protector
13 4 (3.67%) SolarWinds Orion
14 3 (2.75%) CA SiteMinder
14 3 (2.75%) WSUS
14 3 (2.75%) Unicenter
15 2 (1.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 2 (1.83%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 108 (99.08%) HP
2 87 (79.82%) VMware
3 69 (63.30%) Microsoft
4 44 (40.37%) Citrix
5 27 (24.77%) CA
6 23 (21.10%) Symantec
7 15 (13.76%) Veritas
8 14 (12.84%) 3PAR
9 13 (11.93%) Dell
9 13 (11.93%) IBM
10 12 (11.01%) BMC
10 12 (11.01%) Veeam
11 11 (10.09%) ServiceNow
12 10 (9.17%) Nimsoft
12 10 (9.17%) Cisco
13 8 (7.34%) Oracle
13 8 (7.34%) Altiris
14 7 (6.42%) SolarWinds
14 7 (6.42%) Lotus
15 6 (5.50%) EMC