The table below looks at the statistics for OpenView skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OpenView over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView (HPOV)
Rank 128 135 122
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs citing OpenView 16 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.035% 0.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.77% 0.49% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 5
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UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £360 £240
% change year-on-year
-30.55% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £10.25 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+168.29% -38.80%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
206 206 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.38% 7.27% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 99 88
Average daily rate £350 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £160 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 18
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.56 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.77% +40.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £15.30 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.42% -6.66%

OpenView
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OpenView across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

OpenView Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

OpenView
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OpenView across the North West region.

OpenView Daily Rate Trend in the North West

OpenView
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OpenView across the North West region.

OpenView Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

OpenView
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenView within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 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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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
Cheshire +25 16 £110 -
OpenView
England

OpenView
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing OpenView 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 OpenView.

1 26 (96.30%) HP
2 24 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 23 (85.19%) ITIL
4 22 (81.48%) MCP
4 22 (81.48%) IBM Notes
4 22 (81.48%) MS Excel
4 22 (81.48%) SLA
4 22 (81.48%) Lotus
4 22 (81.48%) MS Office
4 22 (81.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 22 (81.48%) Service Management
5 17 (62.96%) Security Cleared
6 15 (55.56%) SC Cleared
7 10 (37.04%) Telecoms
8 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
8 3 (11.11%) Firewall
8 3 (11.11%) Cisco
8 3 (11.11%) Oracle
9 2 (7.41%) SQL
9 2 (7.41%) Sun
9 2 (7.41%) AIX
9 2 (7.41%) Solaris
9 2 (7.41%) Linux
9 2 (7.41%) VPN
9 2 (7.41%) SSL
9 2 (7.41%) Apple
9 2 (7.41%) EMC
9 2 (7.41%) Juniper
9 2 (7.41%) SAN
9 2 (7.41%) StorageTek

OpenView
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing OpenView 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 OpenView. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (81.48%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (81.48%) MS Excel
1 22 (81.48%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) VPN
2 2 (7.41%) SSL
2 2 (7.41%) SAN
2 2 (7.41%) NAS
3 1 (3.70%) EIGRP
3 1 (3.70%) MPLS
3 1 (3.70%) BGP
3 1 (3.70%) Wireless
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) PSTN
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (37.04%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Automotive
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (81.48%) Analyst
2 20 (74.07%) Service Desk Analyst
2 20 (74.07%) Service Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (3.70%) Middleware
1 1 (3.70%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) AIX
1 2 (7.41%) Solaris
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.70%) UNIX
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (85.19%) ITIL
2 22 (81.48%) Service Management
3 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
3 2 (7.41%) Migration
3 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
3 2 (7.41%) Coaching
3 2 (7.41%) SIEM
4 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.70%) Network Management
4 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.70%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
4 1 (3.70%) ERP
4 1 (3.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (81.48%) MCP
2 17 (62.96%) Security Cleared
3 15 (55.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (81.48%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (81.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (7.41%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (7.41%) SAP Afaria
2 2 (7.41%) SCCM
3 1 (3.70%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 26 (96.30%) HP
2 24 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 22 (81.48%) Lotus
4 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (7.41%) Sun
5 2 (7.41%) Apple
5 2 (7.41%) EMC
5 2 (7.41%) Juniper
5 2 (7.41%) StorageTek
5 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
5 2 (7.41%) Axway
5 2 (7.41%) VMware
5 2 (7.41%) MobileIron
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat