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 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView (HPOV)
Rank 527 522 424
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -98
Contract jobs citing OpenView 85 64 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.93% 1.71% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 21 62
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£408 £425 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% +32.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £313 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £435 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £425 £278
% change year-on-year
-37.64% +53.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 12
Average hourly rate £21.75 £14.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.63% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.65 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £17.50 £15.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £14.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -5.00%

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
4396 3745 3697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.63% 7.10% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2621 2209 1935
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 155 172
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +13 81 £408 -4.11% 9
London +18 22 £425 - 4
South East -8 11 £510 +19.29% 1
East of England -17 11 - - 1
North West - 11 £136 -
Berkshire +11 8 £510 +45.71%
Cheshire - 6 £110 -
Warrington - 6 £110 -
Hertfordshire -19 5 - - 1
South West - 5 £488 -
West Midlands -20 4 - - 2
Slough - 4 £370 -
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Leeds - 2 - - 1
City of London +28 1 £400 - 2
Warwickshire - 1 - - 2
Warwick - 1 - - 1
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Reading - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hertford - - - - 1

OpenView
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 130 (88.44%) HP
2 61 (41.50%) ITIL
3 55 (37.41%) Security Cleared
4 50 (34.01%) Windows
5 45 (30.61%) SLA
6 41 (27.89%) MS Excel
7 40 (27.21%) SC Cleared
8 38 (25.85%) MS Office
9 37 (25.17%) Active Directory
10 36 (24.49%) Microsoft
11 34 (23.13%) OVSD
12 32 (21.77%) Linux
13 31 (21.09%) Finance
14 29 (19.73%) Firewall
15 28 (19.05%) Cisco
16 26 (17.69%) Oracle
16 26 (17.69%) Windows XP
17 25 (17.01%) UNIX
18 23 (15.65%) SQL
19 22 (14.97%) MCP
19 22 (14.97%) VPN
19 22 (14.97%) IBM
20 21 (14.29%) Middleware
21 20 (13.61%) DNS
22 18 (12.24%) Internet
22 18 (12.24%) Service Management
23 17 (11.56%) Telecoms
23 17 (11.56%) VMware
23 17 (11.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
23 17 (11.56%) Lotus

OpenView
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 17 (11.56%) IBM Notes
1 17 (11.56%) WebLogic
2 11 (7.48%) IIS
2 11 (7.48%) MS Exchange
3 9 (6.12%) Apache
4 8 (5.44%) AquaLogic
5 5 (3.40%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.36%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.68%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 41 (27.89%) MS Excel
2 38 (25.85%) MS Office
3 5 (3.40%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.72%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.36%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (19.73%) Firewall
2 22 (14.97%) VPN
3 20 (13.61%) DNS
4 18 (12.24%) Internet
5 17 (11.56%) LAN
6 16 (10.88%) SAN
7 11 (7.48%) WAN
7 11 (7.48%) NAS
8 10 (6.80%) Cisco IOS
8 10 (6.80%) DHCP
9 9 (6.12%) Network Security
10 8 (5.44%) HTTP
10 8 (5.44%) LDAP
11 7 (4.76%) TCP/IP
11 7 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (4.08%) SSL
12 6 (4.08%) IPv4
13 5 (3.40%) BIG-IP
13 5 (3.40%) TACACS
14 4 (2.72%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.52%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.76%) MySQL
4 3 (2.04%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.04%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (3.40%) LoadRunner
1 5 (3.40%) JMeter
2 4 (2.72%) JIRA
3 3 (2.04%) Maven
3 3 (2.04%) Hudson
3 3 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.04%) Selenium
4 2 (1.36%) MSI
4 2 (1.36%) Ant
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 31 (21.09%) Finance
2 17 (11.56%) Telecoms
3 16 (10.88%) Manufacturing
4 12 (8.16%) Financial Institution
5 6 (4.08%) Back Office
6 4 (2.72%) Banking
7 3 (2.04%) Retail
7 3 (2.04%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.04%) French Language
8 2 (1.36%) Dutch Language
8 2 (1.36%) Billing
9 1 (0.68%) Local Government
9 1 (0.68%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 55 (37.41%) Analyst
2 32 (21.77%) Service Analyst
3 31 (21.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (8.84%) Consultant
5 10 (6.80%) Network Engineer
5 10 (6.80%) Architect
6 9 (6.12%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.44%) Capacity Manager
7 8 (5.44%) Operations Analyst
8 7 (4.76%) Network Consultant
9 6 (4.08%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 6 (4.08%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.08%) Help Desk Analyst
9 6 (4.08%) Team Leader
10 5 (3.40%) Help Desk Support
10 5 (3.40%) 1st Line Support
11 4 (2.72%) Performance Test Analyst
11 4 (2.72%) Data Network Engineer
11 4 (2.72%) Test Analyst
11 4 (2.72%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.29%) Middleware
2 10 (6.80%) Java EE
3 7 (4.76%) J2EE
4 5 (3.40%) Web Services
5 4 (2.72%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (2.72%) WAP
6 3 (2.04%) SOAP
7 2 (1.36%) Application Packaging
7 2 (1.36%) JNDI
7 2 (1.36%) JDBC
7 2 (1.36%) .NET
7 2 (1.36%) JMS
8 1 (0.68%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.68%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.16%) AS400
2 11 (7.48%) Clustering
2 11 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.80%) Statistics
4 9 (6.12%) Management Information System
5 8 (5.44%) Hedge funds
5 8 (5.44%) SecurID
5 8 (5.44%) VAX
6 5 (3.40%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.72%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.72%) Replication
8 3 (2.04%) CESG
8 3 (2.04%) User Experience
9 2 (1.36%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.36%) CMDB
9 2 (1.36%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.36%) NHS
9 2 (1.36%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.36%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 50 (34.01%) Windows
2 32 (21.77%) Linux
3 26 (17.69%) Windows XP
4 25 (17.01%) UNIX
5 17 (11.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (8.84%) Solaris
7 9 (6.12%) VMS
8 6 (4.08%) Windows 2000
9 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.72%) MVS
11 3 (2.04%) AIX
11 3 (2.04%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.36%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.36%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (41.50%) ITIL
2 18 (12.24%) Service Management
3 15 (10.20%) Network Management
4 14 (9.52%) SOA
5 13 (8.84%) Problem Management
6 12 (8.16%) Service Delivery
6 12 (8.16%) Incident Management
7 11 (7.48%) Change Management
8 10 (6.80%) Mentoring
9 9 (6.12%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (4.08%) Network Load Balancing
10 6 (4.08%) Capacity Management
10 6 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (4.08%) E-Commerce
11 5 (3.40%) Knowledge Management
11 5 (3.40%) ITIL V3
11 5 (3.40%) Analytics
11 5 (3.40%) Performance Management
11 5 (3.40%) Load Testing
11 5 (3.40%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.65%) SQL
2 13 (8.84%) Java
3 6 (4.08%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.40%) C
4 5 (3.40%) C#
4 5 (3.40%) PHP
5 4 (2.72%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.72%) Perl
6 3 (2.04%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.36%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.36%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 2 (1.36%) Korn
8 1 (0.68%) Python
8 1 (0.68%) C++
8 1 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (37.41%) Security Cleared
2 40 (27.21%) SC Cleared
3 22 (14.97%) MCP
4 14 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (7.48%) CCNP
7 9 (6.12%) CCNA
7 9 (6.12%) MCDST
8 8 (5.44%) Degree
9 4 (2.72%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.72%) CCSA
9 4 (2.72%) CCSE
9 4 (2.72%) CCSP
10 2 (1.36%) CISM
10 2 (1.36%) MCSE
10 2 (1.36%) CISSP
10 2 (1.36%) PMP
10 2 (1.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (30.61%) SLA
2 2 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (25.17%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.08%) NFS
3 6 (4.08%) ISA Server
4 4 (2.72%) Terminal Services
5 3 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
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%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.68%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.68%) vSphere
7 1 (0.68%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (23.13%) OVSD
2 17 (11.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 15 (10.20%) HP SIM
4 14 (9.52%) Tivoli
5 13 (8.84%) Netcool
6 10 (6.80%) Control-M
7 9 (6.12%) BMC PATROL
7 9 (6.12%) NetBackup
7 9 (6.12%) SCCM
8 8 (5.44%) Backup Exec
8 8 (5.44%) Tivoli NetView
8 8 (5.44%) Legato
8 8 (5.44%) CiscoWorks
9 7 (4.76%) Nagios
10 6 (4.08%) EMC NetWorker
10 6 (4.08%) DameWare
11 4 (2.72%) SCOM
11 4 (2.72%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (2.72%) HP NNM
12 3 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 130 (88.44%) HP
2 36 (24.49%) Microsoft
3 28 (19.05%) Cisco
4 26 (17.69%) Oracle
5 22 (14.97%) IBM
6 17 (11.56%) VMware
6 17 (11.56%) Lotus
6 17 (11.56%) Red Hat
7 15 (10.20%) CheckPoint
7 15 (10.20%) F5
8 13 (8.84%) Remedy
9 11 (7.48%) EMC
9 11 (7.48%) Veritas
9 11 (7.48%) McAfee
10 10 (6.80%) BMC
11 9 (6.12%) Citrix
12 8 (5.44%) Wall Street Systems
13 7 (4.76%) Dell
14 6 (4.08%) SolarWinds
14 6 (4.08%) Clearswift
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