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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM)
Rank 588 554 504
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -50
Contract jobs citing HP SIM 19 28 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.053% 0.095%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.45% 0.69% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 22
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£400 £315 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £223 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £406 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £262 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.88% -22.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £15.91 - £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 - £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 - £22.50

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
4235 4040 3416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.82% 7.67% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2646 2386 1935
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 148 179
Average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £45.00 £40.00
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 22 May 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 13 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 22 May 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 -35 18 £400 +26.98% 9
London -14 10 £475 +18.75% 1
City of London +12 7 £475 +18.75%
South East -15 4 £288 +28.75% 3
North West - 3 £188 - 2
Hampshire -5 2 £300 +34.35% 1
Maidenhead - 2 £275 -
Manchester - 2 £188 - 2
Berkshire - 2 £275 - 2
East Midlands -10 1 £390 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £390 -
Chorley - 1 - -

HP SIM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 48 (100.00%) HP
2 39 (81.25%) Windows
3 38 (79.17%) VMware
4 34 (70.83%) Microsoft
5 30 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 29 (60.42%) SAN
7 25 (52.08%) IBM
8 24 (50.00%) Citrix
9 23 (47.92%) TCP/IP
10 22 (45.83%) ITIL
10 22 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (45.83%) XenApp
11 21 (43.75%) PowerShell
12 20 (41.67%) SCCM
12 20 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (39.58%) Active Directory
13 19 (39.58%) CA
14 18 (37.50%) SharePoint
15 17 (35.42%) VBScript
15 17 (35.42%) Replication
15 17 (35.42%) Incident Management
16 16 (33.33%) Dell
16 16 (33.33%) NAS
16 16 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
17 15 (31.25%) ServiceNow
17 15 (31.25%) SCOM
18 14 (29.17%) Hyper-V
18 14 (29.17%) EdgeSight
18 14 (29.17%) Veritas
18 14 (29.17%) Middleware

HP SIM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 18 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 13 (27.08%) OpenStack
3 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 5 (10.42%) IIS
5 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.08%) JBoss
7 1 (2.08%) Apache
7 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 29 (60.42%) SAN
2 23 (47.92%) TCP/IP
3 16 (33.33%) NAS
4 13 (27.08%) NetScaler
5 11 (22.92%) DNS
6 8 (16.67%) LAN
6 8 (16.67%) WAN
7 6 (12.50%) DHCP
8 4 (8.33%) SMTP
8 4 (8.33%) Ethernet
8 4 (8.33%) Firewall
9 2 (4.17%) X.25
9 2 (4.17%) FTP
9 2 (4.17%) VLAN
9 2 (4.17%) SSH
10 1 (2.08%) iSCSI
10 1 (2.08%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Subversion
1 2 (4.17%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Banking
2 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.17%) Law
4 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Administrator
2 12 (25.00%) Analyst
2 12 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 11 (22.92%) Wintel Analyst
4 8 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
5 6 (12.50%) Server Administrator
5 6 (12.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) SAN Administrator
7 3 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Citrix Support
7 3 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Hardware Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.17%) Citrix Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Wintel Support
8 2 (4.17%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.17%) Middleware
2 4 (8.33%) Application Packaging
3 2 (4.17%) XML
3 2 (4.17%) Software Packaging
4 1 (2.08%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 17 (35.42%) Replication
2 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (12.50%) Thin Client
3 6 (12.50%) Fat Client
4 5 (10.42%) Clustering
5 2 (4.17%) Tandem
6 1 (2.08%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 39 (81.25%) Windows
2 22 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.17%) Windows 2000
5 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.08%) UNIX
6 1 (2.08%) Solaris
6 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) ITIL
2 17 (35.42%) Incident Management
3 13 (27.08%) ITSM
3 13 (27.08%) Project Management
3 13 (27.08%) Low Latency
4 8 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (10.42%) Change Control
6 4 (8.33%) Migration
6 4 (8.33%) Asset Management
6 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.25%) Software Deployment
7 3 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (6.25%) Operations Management
7 3 (6.25%) Business Continuity
8 2 (4.17%) Change Management
8 2 (4.17%) Malware Detection\Protection
8 2 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (4.17%) Line Management
8 2 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 21 (43.75%) PowerShell
2 17 (35.42%) VBScript
3 13 (27.08%) C#
4 8 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (6.25%) C
6 2 (4.17%) COBOL
6 2 (4.17%) VB
7 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) MCSE
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.17%) CCNA
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.17%) MCITP
5 2 (4.17%) Degree
6 1 (2.08%) HP ASE
6 1 (2.08%) RHCSA
6 1 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.17%) SLA
3 1 (2.08%) BS25999
3 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (45.83%) XenApp
3 19 (39.58%) Active Directory
4 16 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (29.17%) Hyper-V
6 13 (27.08%) vSphere
6 13 (27.08%) XenDesktop
6 13 (27.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 10 (20.83%) VMware ESX
8 4 (8.33%) VMware Server
9 2 (4.17%) Terminal Services
9 2 (4.17%) ISA Server
9 2 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (2.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (2.08%) KVM
10 1 (2.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (41.67%) SCCM
2 15 (31.25%) SCOM
3 14 (29.17%) EdgeSight
4 13 (27.08%) SCVMM
5 6 (12.50%) ARCserve
5 6 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
6 5 (10.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (10.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (8.33%) Tivoli
8 3 (6.25%) vMotion
8 3 (6.25%) BladeLogic
8 3 (6.25%) OpenView
9 2 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (4.17%) Unicenter
9 2 (4.17%) NetBackup
9 2 (4.17%) WSUS
10 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (2.08%) Puppet
10 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
10 1 (2.08%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 48 (100.00%) HP
2 38 (79.17%) VMware
3 34 (70.83%) Microsoft
4 25 (52.08%) IBM
5 24 (50.00%) Citrix
6 19 (39.58%) CA
7 16 (33.33%) Dell
8 15 (31.25%) ServiceNow
9 14 (29.17%) Veritas
10 13 (27.08%) Nimsoft
10 13 (27.08%) Veeam
11 6 (12.50%) Symantec
11 6 (12.50%) SolarWinds
12 5 (10.42%) Cisco
13 4 (8.33%) BMC
13 4 (8.33%) Compaq
13 4 (8.33%) 3PAR
14 3 (6.25%) Fujitsu Siemens
14 3 (6.25%) EMC
14 3 (6.25%) Siemens
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