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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM)
Rank 547 507 495
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -12
Contract jobs citing HP SIM 36 46 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.096% 0.099%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.87% 1.31% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 24
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£500 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.94% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.65 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £10.00 -
% change year-on-year
+36.50% -

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
4122 3508 2895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.08% 7.28% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2501 2015 1567
Average daily rate £425 £387 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.74% +3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 139 204
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% -22.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £33.78 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -16.83%

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 January 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 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -27 35 £500 +32.89% 9
London -1 23 £500 +37.93% 2
South East -11 6 £380 -2.56% 2
City of London +9 3 £431 +38.55% 1
Berkshire +4 3 - - 1
Hampshire -25 3 £380 - 1
East Midlands +14 2 - - 1
East of England 0 2 £350 +34.61% 2
South West -18 2 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Nottingham - 1 - - 1
Reading - - - - 1
Devon - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 2
Andover - - - -
Basildon - - - - 1
Bradford - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 2
Exeter - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
Scotland - - - - 2

HP SIM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 95 (98.96%) HP
2 87 (90.63%) Windows
3 77 (80.21%) VMware
4 64 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 53 (55.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (53.13%) Active Directory
7 45 (46.88%) Citrix
8 42 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 41 (42.71%) DNS
10 40 (41.67%) ITIL
11 37 (38.54%) VMware Infrastructure
11 37 (38.54%) XenApp
12 33 (34.38%) MS Excel
12 33 (34.38%) SharePoint
13 32 (33.33%) SCOM
14 31 (32.29%) PowerShell
15 30 (31.25%) TCP/IP
16 29 (30.21%) DHCP
16 29 (30.21%) CA
16 29 (30.21%) SCCM
17 28 (29.17%) vSphere
17 28 (29.17%) SAN
18 27 (28.13%) SQL
19 26 (27.08%) MS Exchange
20 24 (25.00%) XenDesktop
20 24 (25.00%) Incident Management
21 23 (23.96%) Security Cleared
22 22 (22.92%) VMware ESXi
22 22 (22.92%) IBM
23 21 (21.88%) Middleware

HP SIM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 33 (34.38%) SharePoint
2 26 (27.08%) MS Exchange
3 14 (14.58%) OpenStack
4 13 (13.54%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (13.54%) IIS
5 10 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (6.25%) Apache
7 6 (6.25%) IBM Notes
8 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (4.17%) Lync
10 2 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.04%) WorkSite
Applications
1 33 (34.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (42.71%) DNS
2 30 (31.25%) TCP/IP
3 29 (30.21%) DHCP
4 28 (29.17%) SAN
5 19 (19.79%) NetScaler
6 18 (18.75%) NAS
7 13 (13.54%) Firewall
8 10 (10.42%) SMTP
9 4 (4.17%) SNMP
10 3 (3.13%) LAN
10 3 (3.13%) WAN
11 2 (2.08%) FTP
11 2 (2.08%) X.25
11 2 (2.08%) VLAN
11 2 (2.08%) SSH
11 2 (2.08%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (1.04%) iSCSI
12 1 (1.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.08%) NonStop SQL
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) MSI
1 2 (2.08%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 20 (20.83%) Finance
2 10 (10.42%) Banking
2 10 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.13%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.08%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Law
5 1 (1.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (33.33%) Administrator
2 28 (29.17%) Systems Administrator
3 14 (14.58%) Analyst
3 14 (14.58%) Wintel Engineer
4 13 (13.54%) Wintel Analyst
4 13 (13.54%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 8 (8.33%) Storage Administrator
5 8 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (8.33%) Storage Systems Administrator
6 6 (6.25%) Wintel Support
7 5 (5.21%) Wintel Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.21%) Wintel Administrator
7 5 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.17%) Windows Administrator
8 4 (4.17%) Citrix Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Consultant
9 3 (3.13%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 2 (2.08%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.88%) Middleware
2 9 (9.38%) Application Packaging
3 4 (4.17%) XML
4 2 (2.08%) OLE
4 2 (2.08%) OLE DB
4 2 (2.08%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.83%) Replication
2 16 (16.67%) Clustering
3 13 (13.54%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.17%) Thin Client
5 4 (4.17%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.13%) CMDB
7 2 (2.08%) Tandem
7 2 (2.08%) AS400
7 2 (2.08%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.08%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.08%) EqualLogic
8 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.04%) HP StorageWorks
8 1 (1.04%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 87 (90.63%) Windows
2 53 (55.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (13.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (9.38%) Linux
6 3 (3.13%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.13%) Windows 2000
6 3 (3.13%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.08%) UNIX
7 2 (2.08%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (41.67%) ITIL
2 24 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 15 (15.63%) Low Latency
3 15 (15.63%) ITSM
4 14 (14.58%) Project Management
5 11 (11.46%) Mentoring
6 9 (9.38%) Capacity Management
7 6 (6.25%) Change Management
7 6 (6.25%) Problem Management
7 6 (6.25%) Change Control
8 5 (5.21%) Knowledge Management
8 5 (5.21%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.17%) Migration
9 4 (4.17%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.13%) ITIL V3
10 3 (3.13%) Server Monitoring
10 3 (3.13%) Operations Management
10 3 (3.13%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 31 (32.29%) PowerShell
2 27 (28.13%) SQL
3 17 (17.71%) VBScript
4 14 (14.58%) C#
5 8 (8.33%) VB
6 3 (3.13%) C
7 2 (2.08%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 23 (23.96%) Security Cleared
2 15 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 12 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 11 (11.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.21%) MCSE
6 4 (4.17%) CCA
6 4 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (4.17%) MCITP
7 3 (3.13%) VCP5
7 3 (3.13%) Degree
7 3 (3.13%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (3.13%) CCEA
8 1 (1.04%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (17.71%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (53.13%) Active Directory
2 37 (38.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (38.54%) XenApp
3 28 (29.17%) vSphere
4 24 (25.00%) XenDesktop
5 22 (22.92%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (19.79%) VMware ESX
7 17 (17.71%) Hyper-V
8 15 (15.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (6.25%) Terminal Services
9 6 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (4.17%) XenServer
11 3 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (1.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (33.33%) SCOM
2 29 (30.21%) SCCM
3 15 (15.63%) EdgeSight
3 15 (15.63%) SCVMM
4 13 (13.54%) ARCserve
5 12 (12.50%) NetBackup
6 10 (10.42%) BMC PATROL
7 9 (9.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 9 (9.38%) OpenView
8 7 (7.29%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 6 (6.25%) HP Data Protector
10 5 (5.21%) Backup Exec
10 5 (5.21%) Control-M
11 4 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 4 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (4.17%) SolarWinds Orion
12 3 (3.13%) BladeLogic
12 3 (3.13%) Unicenter
12 3 (3.13%) CA SiteMinder
13 2 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 95 (98.96%) HP
2 77 (80.21%) VMware
3 64 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 45 (46.88%) Citrix
5 29 (30.21%) CA
6 22 (22.92%) IBM
7 20 (20.83%) Dell
8 19 (19.79%) Veritas
9 17 (17.71%) Veeam
9 17 (17.71%) Symantec
10 16 (16.67%) ServiceNow
11 15 (15.63%) Nimsoft
12 13 (13.54%) BMC
13 10 (10.42%) 3PAR
14 8 (8.33%) Altiris
15 7 (7.29%) SolarWinds
15 7 (7.29%) Oracle
15 7 (7.29%) Cisco
16 6 (6.25%) Lotus
17 5 (5.21%) NetApp
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