The table below looks at the statistics for OpenView skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OpenView over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView (HPOV)
Rank 521 511 428
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -83
Contract jobs citing OpenView 56 50 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.37% 1.40% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 27 56
Average daily rate
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£280 £348 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.42% -13.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £253 £313 £130
% change year-on-year
-19.20% +140.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 13
Average hourly rate £10.50 £10.83 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% -19.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £9.85 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.75 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £10.83 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-3.00% -19.81%

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
4096 3570 2964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.07% 7.33% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2490 2069 1605
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
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 £334 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 143 203
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £32.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -18.44%

OpenView
Jobs Demand Trend

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

OpenView Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OpenView
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OpenView within the UK.

OpenView Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OpenView
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OpenView within the UK over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

OpenView Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OpenView
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OpenView within the UK.

OpenView Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OpenView
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenView within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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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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 -21 55 £280 -19.42% 9
North West +4 15 £110 -
Cheshire +12 13 £110 -
Warrington +1 13 £110 -
East of England +5 12 £519 +332.29% 1
Yorkshire +6 7 £350 -12.50%
London -12 7 £488 +21.87% 5
West Yorkshire +1 6 £350 -12.50%
South East -24 6 £325 - 2
Leeds -1 5 £350 -12.50%
North East -11 5 £250 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £250 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £250 -
West Midlands +2 3 - -
Berkshire +2 3 £315 -3.07%
South West -25 3 £275 -21.42% 1
City of London +6 1 £425 +29.77% 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 £538 - 1
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 £538 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Exeter - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Devon - - - -
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
Warwickshire - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Corsham - - - -

OpenView
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 131 (89.12%) HP
2 77 (52.38%) ITIL
3 47 (31.97%) SLA
4 44 (29.93%) Windows
5 43 (29.25%) Security Cleared
6 42 (28.57%) Oracle
6 42 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 42 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 38 (25.85%) Middleware
7 38 (25.85%) MS Office
8 37 (25.17%) SC Cleared
9 36 (24.49%) IBM Notes
9 36 (24.49%) Lotus
10 33 (22.45%) Service Management
11 30 (20.41%) Cisco
12 28 (19.05%) Linux
13 27 (18.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 27 (18.37%) Network Management
14 26 (17.69%) MCP
14 26 (17.69%) Firewall
14 26 (17.69%) Finance
15 25 (17.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 24 (16.33%) Red Hat
17 22 (14.97%) SQL
17 22 (14.97%) Java
17 22 (14.97%) VMware
18 21 (14.29%) SOA
19 20 (13.61%) Problem Management
20 19 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
20 19 (12.93%) Oracle Database

OpenView
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 36 (24.49%) IBM Notes
2 19 (12.93%) WebLogic
3 16 (10.88%) IIS
4 15 (10.20%) AquaLogic
5 13 (8.84%) Apache
6 4 (2.72%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.36%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.36%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.36%) JBoss
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.68%) Confluence
8 1 (0.68%) Lync
8 1 (0.68%) MediaWiki
8 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 42 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 38 (25.85%) MS Office
3 4 (2.72%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.36%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.04%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.69%) Firewall
2 15 (10.20%) LDAP
2 15 (10.20%) DNS
2 15 (10.20%) SAN
3 14 (9.52%) VPN
4 13 (8.84%) Internet
5 12 (8.16%) DHCP
6 8 (5.44%) TCP/IP
6 8 (5.44%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (4.76%) TACACS
7 7 (4.76%) WAN
7 7 (4.76%) LAN
7 7 (4.76%) Network Security
7 7 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (4.08%) tcpdump
8 6 (4.08%) SMS
8 6 (4.08%) SSL
8 6 (4.08%) Cisco PIX
8 6 (4.08%) BIG-IP
8 6 (4.08%) Nortel Alteon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.93%) Oracle Database
2 12 (8.16%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.08%) MySQL
4 4 (2.72%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.04%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (1.36%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.36%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.36%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.36%) HBase
6 2 (1.36%) Big Data
7 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.40%) Ant
2 4 (2.72%) Subversion
3 3 (2.04%) PVCS
3 3 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.36%) MSI
4 2 (1.36%) JIRA
General
1 26 (17.69%) Finance
2 18 (12.24%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.48%) Manufacturing
4 9 (6.12%) Banking
5 4 (2.72%) French Language
6 3 (2.04%) Billing
6 3 (2.04%) Automotive
7 2 (1.36%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.36%) German Language
8 1 (0.68%) Law
8 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 44 (29.93%) Analyst
2 35 (23.81%) Service Analyst
3 34 (23.13%) Service Desk Analyst
4 16 (10.88%) Consultant
5 11 (7.48%) Network Engineer
6 10 (6.80%) Architect
6 10 (6.80%) Administrator
7 7 (4.76%) Network Consultant
8 6 (4.08%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (4.08%) Security Engineer
9 5 (3.40%) Wintel Support
9 5 (3.40%) Capacity Manager
9 5 (3.40%) OSS Architect
9 5 (3.40%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.40%) Data Network Engineer
10 4 (2.72%) Service Desk Team Leader
10 4 (2.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (2.72%) Support Analyst
10 4 (2.72%) DBA
10 4 (2.72%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (25.85%) Middleware
2 14 (9.52%) Java EE
3 9 (6.12%) Web Services
4 6 (4.08%) J2EE
4 6 (4.08%) WAP
5 5 (3.40%) JNDI
5 5 (3.40%) JDBC
5 5 (3.40%) SOAP
5 5 (3.40%) JMS
6 3 (2.04%) HTML
6 3 (2.04%) XML
6 3 (2.04%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.36%) Kafka
7 2 (1.36%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.68%) YAML
8 1 (0.68%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.84%) Clustering
3 11 (7.48%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.76%) User Experience
5 6 (4.08%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.40%) CMDB
7 2 (1.36%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.36%) Statistics
7 2 (1.36%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.36%) AS400
7 2 (1.36%) Replication
7 2 (1.36%) NHS
7 2 (1.36%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.36%) HACMP
7 2 (1.36%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.36%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.68%) e-Health
8 1 (0.68%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 44 (29.93%) Windows
2 28 (19.05%) Linux
3 27 (18.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (11.56%) UNIX
5 12 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (6.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (6.80%) Windows XP
7 8 (5.44%) Solaris
8 5 (3.40%) AIX
9 3 (2.04%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.36%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (1.36%) VMS
10 2 (1.36%) MVS
11 1 (0.68%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (52.38%) ITIL
2 33 (22.45%) Service Management
3 27 (18.37%) Network Management
4 21 (14.29%) SOA
5 20 (13.61%) Problem Management
6 19 (12.93%) Network Monitoring
7 17 (11.56%) Change Management
8 11 (7.48%) Incident Management
9 10 (6.80%) Performance Management
10 8 (5.44%) ITIL V3
10 8 (5.44%) Fault Management
10 8 (5.44%) Knowledge Management
10 8 (5.44%) Service Delivery
10 8 (5.44%) E-Commerce
11 7 (4.76%) Configuration Management
11 7 (4.76%) Change Control
12 6 (4.08%) Capacity Management
12 6 (4.08%) High Availability
13 5 (3.40%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (3.40%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.97%) Java
1 22 (14.97%) SQL
2 9 (6.12%) Shell Script
3 8 (5.44%) PL/SQL
4 5 (3.40%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 5 (3.40%) Perl
4 5 (3.40%) PHP
5 4 (2.72%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.72%) C
6 3 (2.04%) Python
6 3 (2.04%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.36%) Ruby
8 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.68%) C++
Qualifications
1 43 (29.25%) Security Cleared
2 37 (25.17%) SC Cleared
3 26 (17.69%) MCP
4 17 (11.56%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (8.84%) CCNA
6 10 (6.80%) Degree
6 10 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (6.80%) CCNP
7 6 (4.08%) CCSP
7 6 (4.08%) CCSA
7 6 (4.08%) CCSE
8 3 (2.04%) MCSE
9 2 (1.36%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.68%) MCDST
10 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (31.97%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (11.56%) Active Directory
3 11 (7.48%) Terminal Services
4 4 (2.72%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (2.04%) NFS
6 2 (1.36%) HDFS
6 2 (1.36%) vSphere
6 2 (1.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (1.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (1.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.36%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.68%) Firmware
7 1 (0.68%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.68%) vCloud
7 1 (0.68%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 25 (17.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 14 (9.52%) Tivoli
2 14 (9.52%) OVSD
3 9 (6.12%) HP SIM
4 7 (4.76%) OPNET
4 7 (4.76%) Netcool
4 7 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (4.08%) Puppet
6 5 (3.40%) SCOM
6 5 (3.40%) Nagios
7 4 (2.72%) Control-M
7 4 (2.72%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (2.04%) SCCM
8 3 (2.04%) HP NNM
8 3 (2.04%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.04%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (2.04%) CiscoWorks
8 3 (2.04%) Legato
8 3 (2.04%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 131 (89.12%) HP
2 42 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 42 (28.57%) Oracle
3 36 (24.49%) Lotus
4 30 (20.41%) Cisco
5 24 (16.33%) Red Hat
6 22 (14.97%) VMware
7 16 (10.88%) Citrix
8 14 (9.52%) BMC
8 14 (9.52%) F5
9 10 (6.80%) Splunk
9 10 (6.80%) EMC
10 9 (6.12%) CheckPoint
10 9 (6.12%) SolarWinds
11 6 (4.08%) Informatica
11 6 (4.08%) Radware
11 6 (4.08%) Crossbeam
11 6 (4.08%) Nortel
11 6 (4.08%) IBM
12 5 (3.40%) Business Objects