The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for HP SIM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited HP SIM over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM)
UK
Rank 595 619 595
Rank change year-on-year +24 -24  
Contract jobs citing HP SIM 1 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.043% 0.049%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.022% 0.47% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 18
Median daily rate £402 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.47% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £14.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.63%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £63.00 £13.65
% change year-on-year - +361.53%  

HP SIM is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4531 4903 4388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.00% 9.25% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3031 3106 2595
Median daily rate £465 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 132 167
Median hourly rate £23.88 £22.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.11% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

HP SIM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing HP SIM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for HP SIM in the UK

HP SIM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HP SIM.

Contractor daily rate trend for HP SIM in the UK

HP SIM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP SIM.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP SIM in the UK

HP SIM
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP SIM within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 1 £402 -15.47% 1
London +11 1 £402 -15.47% 1
City of London +2 1 £402 +12.30%

HP SIM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing HP SIM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for HP SIM.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Huawei
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) HSRP
3 2 (50.00%) DFS Replication
3 2 (50.00%) BGP
3 2 (50.00%) VRRP
3 2 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) NetApp
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) VBScript
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) SMTP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) Intel Security
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery

HP SIM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) BGP
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) HSRP
1 2 (50.00%) OSPF
1 2 (50.00%) VRRP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) NAS
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Support
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Support
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (25.00%) People Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) DFS Replication
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Huawei
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Clearswift
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) Intel Security