The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView (HPOV)
Rank 501 497 432
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -65
Contract jobs citing OpenView 71 69 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.28%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.78% 1.84% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 59
Average daily rate
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£450 £344 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% +18.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £90 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £184 £294 £275
% change year-on-year
-37.44% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 19
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £17.50 £15.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3986 3750 3816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.51% 7.37% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2344 2109 1925
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 171 182
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.70 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £41.13 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +17.14%

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 22 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OpenView within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

OpenView Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 July 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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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 -1 68 £450 +30.90% 9
London +28 31 £450 +12.50% 4
East of England -14 18 £148 +63.88%
Hertfordshire +12 9 - -
North West - 9 £100 - 2
Cheshire - 8 £100 -
Warrington - 8 £100 -
South West - 4 £488 -
West Yorkshire +2 2 - -
Yorkshire -5 2 - -
South East -26 2 - - 3
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
City of London +21 1 £235 -32.85%
Berkshire -6 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Reading - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Corsham - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -

OpenView
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

1 102 (89.47%) HP
2 46 (40.35%) ITIL
2 46 (40.35%) Security Cleared
3 42 (36.84%) Windows
4 36 (31.58%) MS Excel
4 36 (31.58%) SLA
5 35 (30.70%) Active Directory
6 32 (28.07%) MS Office
6 32 (28.07%) SC Cleared
7 31 (27.19%) Microsoft
8 28 (24.56%) OVSD
9 25 (21.93%) Finance
10 24 (21.05%) UNIX
11 22 (19.30%) MCP
11 22 (19.30%) Windows XP
12 20 (17.54%) Linux
13 19 (16.67%) IBM
14 18 (15.79%) Cisco
14 18 (15.79%) Service Management
15 17 (14.91%) SQL
16 16 (14.04%) DNS
17 15 (13.16%) Firewall
18 14 (12.28%) LAN
18 14 (12.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 14 (12.28%) Remedy
19 13 (11.40%) McAfee
19 13 (11.40%) Microsoft Certification
19 13 (11.40%) MS Exchange
19 13 (11.40%) VPN
19 13 (11.40%) Oracle

OpenView
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 13 (11.40%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.77%) IBM Notes
3 7 (6.14%) WebLogic
3 7 (6.14%) IIS
4 6 (5.26%) Apache
5 4 (3.51%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.75%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.88%) CMS
7 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 36 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 32 (28.07%) MS Office
3 2 (1.75%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.04%) DNS
2 15 (13.16%) Firewall
3 14 (12.28%) LAN
4 13 (11.40%) VPN
5 12 (10.53%) Internet
6 11 (9.65%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (7.89%) SAN
8 8 (7.02%) WAN
8 8 (7.02%) DHCP
9 7 (6.14%) HTTP
9 7 (6.14%) Network Security
9 7 (6.14%) NAS
10 6 (5.26%) IPv4
10 6 (5.26%) TCP/IP
11 5 (4.39%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (3.51%) SSL
12 4 (3.51%) FTP
13 3 (2.63%) RTSP
13 3 (2.63%) IPsec
13 3 (2.63%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.14%) MySQL
3 4 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (2.63%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (4.39%) JMeter
1 5 (4.39%) LoadRunner
2 3 (2.63%) Selenium
2 3 (2.63%) JIRA
2 3 (2.63%) Maven
2 3 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.63%) Hudson
2 3 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.75%) MSI
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
General
1 25 (21.93%) Finance
2 10 (8.77%) Financial Institution
2 10 (8.77%) Manufacturing
2 10 (8.77%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.89%) Back Office
4 6 (5.26%) Retail
5 4 (3.51%) Banking
5 4 (3.51%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.88%) French Language
6 1 (0.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 50 (43.86%) Analyst
2 28 (24.56%) Service Analyst
2 28 (24.56%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (7.89%) Consultant
4 8 (7.02%) Support Engineer
4 8 (7.02%) Operations Analyst
5 6 (5.26%) Test Analyst
5 6 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (4.39%) Help Desk Support
6 5 (4.39%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (4.39%) Network Engineer
6 5 (4.39%) Support Analyst
6 5 (4.39%) Network Consultant
7 4 (3.51%) Architect
7 4 (3.51%) Security Consultant
7 4 (3.51%) Network Security Consultant
7 4 (3.51%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (3.51%) Performance Analyst
7 4 (3.51%) Performance Test Analyst
8 3 (2.63%) Capacity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.51%) J2EE
2 3 (2.63%) Middleware
3 2 (1.75%) .NET
3 2 (1.75%) CSS
3 2 (1.75%) HTML
4 1 (0.88%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.88%) Java EE
4 1 (0.88%) WAP
4 1 (0.88%) Flash
4 1 (0.88%) Servlets
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.77%) AS400
2 8 (7.02%) Hedge funds
2 8 (7.02%) Clustering
2 8 (7.02%) Statistics
2 8 (7.02%) SecurID
2 8 (7.02%) VAX
3 7 (6.14%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.63%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.63%) NHS
5 2 (1.75%) Open Source
5 2 (1.75%) Replication
5 2 (1.75%) CESG
5 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) FMCG
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 42 (36.84%) Windows
2 24 (21.05%) UNIX
3 22 (19.30%) Windows XP
4 20 (17.54%) Linux
5 10 (8.77%) Solaris
6 8 (7.02%) VMS
7 6 (5.26%) Windows 2000
8 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (4.39%) Windows 7
9 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.75%) MVS
11 2 (1.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (40.35%) ITIL
2 18 (15.79%) Service Management
3 8 (7.02%) Service Delivery
3 8 (7.02%) Change Management
4 7 (6.14%) Incident Management
5 6 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
5 6 (5.26%) Problem Management
6 5 (4.39%) Business Continuity
6 5 (4.39%) Project Management
6 5 (4.39%) Load Testing
6 5 (4.39%) Stress Testing
6 5 (4.39%) Volume Testing
6 5 (4.39%) Scalability Testing
6 5 (4.39%) Test Scripting
6 5 (4.39%) Analytics
6 5 (4.39%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (3.51%) Test Strategy
7 4 (3.51%) Network Management
7 4 (3.51%) Quantitative Analysis
7 4 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.91%) SQL
2 9 (7.89%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.39%) VBScript
3 5 (4.39%) PHP
3 5 (4.39%) C#
4 4 (3.51%) Perl
5 2 (1.75%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.75%) sed
5 2 (1.75%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.75%) C
5 2 (1.75%) Java
5 2 (1.75%) AWK
5 2 (1.75%) Korn
6 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (40.35%) Security Cleared
2 32 (28.07%) SC Cleared
3 22 (19.30%) MCP
4 13 (11.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (8.77%) MCDST
6 8 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (6.14%) CCNP
8 4 (3.51%) CCNA
9 3 (2.63%) Degree
10 2 (1.75%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.75%) PMP
10 2 (1.75%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.75%) CISSP
10 2 (1.75%) MCSE
10 2 (1.75%) CISM
11 1 (0.88%) CCSE
11 1 (0.88%) CCSA
11 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.88%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (31.58%) SLA
2 2 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (30.70%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.26%) ISA Server
3 4 (3.51%) NFS
4 2 (1.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (1.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 28 (24.56%) OVSD
2 14 (12.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (10.53%) HP SIM
4 10 (8.77%) Netcool
5 9 (7.89%) Tivoli
5 9 (7.89%) Nagios
5 9 (7.89%) Control-M
5 9 (7.89%) SCCM
6 8 (7.02%) Tivoli NetView
6 8 (7.02%) BMC PATROL
6 8 (7.02%) Legato
6 8 (7.02%) NetBackup
6 8 (7.02%) Backup Exec
7 7 (6.14%) DameWare
7 7 (6.14%) CiscoWorks
8 6 (5.26%) Cacti
9 5 (4.39%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (4.39%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (3.51%) ServiceCenter
11 3 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 102 (89.47%) HP
2 31 (27.19%) Microsoft
3 19 (16.67%) IBM
4 18 (15.79%) Cisco
5 14 (12.28%) Remedy
6 13 (11.40%) McAfee
6 13 (11.40%) Oracle
7 10 (8.77%) Veritas
7 10 (8.77%) Lotus
7 10 (8.77%) CheckPoint
8 9 (7.89%) F5
9 8 (7.02%) Wall Street Systems
10 7 (6.14%) VMware
11 6 (5.26%) Citrix
11 6 (5.26%) Nokia
11 6 (5.26%) Clearswift
12 5 (4.39%) EMC
13 4 (3.51%) Dell
14 3 (2.63%) JBoss
14 3 (2.63%) BMC
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