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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView (HPOV)
Rank 543 463 442
Rank change year-on-year
-80 -21
Contract jobs citing OpenView 44 81 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.07% 2.56% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 43 57
Average daily rate £313 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £95 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £556 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £235 £313 £258
% change year-on-year
-24.80% +21.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £10.65 £32.00 £12.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.71% +155.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.53 £19.74 £11.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £78.40 £16.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.65 £32.00 £12.53
% change year-on-year
-66.71% +155.38%
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4115 3159 3757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.31% 6.62% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2371 1814 2011
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 158 161
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -122 41 £325 -18.75% 12
London -40 13 £500 +21.21% 3
East of England -27 9 £105 +23.52% 1
Tyne and Wear - 6 £223 -
North East - 6 £223 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £223 -
North West -18 5 - - 1
South East -22 5 £338 -8.47%
Buckinghamshire -22 5 £338 -20.58%
Cheshire -11 4 - -
City of London -20 4 £338 -20.58%
Milton Keynes -20 4 £338 -20.58%
Essex -31 4 £105 +23.52%
Scotland -6 2 £330 -
Manchester -16 1 - - 1
Chelmsford - 1 £90 -
Chesterfield - - - -
Corsham - - - - 3
Folkestone - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Liverpool - - - -
Reading - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Bristol - - - -

OpenView
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 90 (93.75%) HP
2 43 (44.79%) ITIL
2 43 (44.79%) Windows
3 41 (42.71%) Security Cleared
4 34 (35.42%) MS Excel
5 29 (30.21%) SC Cleared
6 27 (28.13%) OVSD
6 27 (28.13%) Active Directory
7 23 (23.96%) SLA
7 23 (23.96%) Cisco
8 22 (22.92%) Microsoft
9 19 (19.79%) MS Office
9 19 (19.79%) SQL
10 18 (18.75%) MCP
11 17 (17.71%) UNIX
12 15 (15.63%) MS Exchange
13 13 (13.54%) Service Management
13 13 (13.54%) Finance
14 12 (12.50%) VMware
14 12 (12.50%) Firewall
14 12 (12.50%) McAfee
14 12 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (12.50%) LAN
15 11 (11.46%) Windows XP
15 11 (11.46%) DNS
15 11 (11.46%) IIS
15 11 (11.46%) Linux
15 11 (11.46%) Oracle
15 11 (11.46%) Telecoms
15 11 (11.46%) SCCM

OpenView
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.46%) IIS
3 5 (5.21%) WebLogic
3 5 (5.21%) IBM Notes
4 4 (4.17%) Apache
5 3 (3.13%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.04%) CMS
6 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 34 (35.42%) MS Excel
2 19 (19.79%) MS Office
3 1 (1.04%) MS Project
3 1 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (2.08%) Teamcenter
1 2 (2.08%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.08%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.50%) Firewall
1 12 (12.50%) LAN
2 11 (11.46%) DNS
3 10 (10.42%) Cisco IOS
4 9 (9.38%) SNMP
4 9 (9.38%) Network Security
5 7 (7.29%) Internet
5 7 (7.29%) WAN
6 6 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (6.25%) DHCP
6 6 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 6 (6.25%) VPN
7 5 (5.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (5.21%) IPv4
8 3 (3.13%) Intranet
8 3 (3.13%) SAN
8 3 (3.13%) LDAP
9 2 (2.08%) NAS
9 2 (2.08%) IPsec
9 2 (2.08%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (5.21%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.13%) MySQL
4 3 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.08%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 4 (4.17%) JMeter
1 4 (4.17%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.08%) MSI
General
1 13 (13.54%) Finance
2 11 (11.46%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.33%) Back Office
4 5 (5.21%) Financial Institution
5 4 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.17%) Banking
6 3 (3.13%) Retail
7 2 (2.08%) German Language
7 2 (2.08%) Law
7 2 (2.08%) Legal
8 1 (1.04%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.04%) Norwegian Language
8 1 (1.04%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (1.04%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (32.29%) Analyst
2 24 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 24 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 14 (14.58%) Consultant
4 9 (9.38%) Network Consultant
5 8 (8.33%) Network Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) Server Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) Test Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Network Security Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) Security Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) Architect
9 3 (3.13%) Performance Analyst
9 3 (3.13%) Performance Test Analyst
10 2 (2.08%) Network Security Specialist
10 2 (2.08%) IT Technician
10 2 (2.08%) Network Specialist
10 2 (2.08%) Infrastructure Manager
10 2 (2.08%) Security Specialist
10 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Architect
10 2 (2.08%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.25%) J2EE
2 5 (5.21%) Middleware
3 2 (2.08%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.08%) CSS
3 2 (2.08%) HTML
3 2 (2.08%) .NET
4 1 (1.04%) Servlets
4 1 (1.04%) Flash
4 1 (1.04%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.21%) Statistics
3 4 (4.17%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.17%) NHS
3 4 (4.17%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.13%) Clustering
5 2 (2.08%) Open Source
6 1 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.04%) FMCG
6 1 (1.04%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 43 (44.79%) Windows
2 17 (17.71%) UNIX
3 11 (11.46%) Windows XP
3 11 (11.46%) Linux
4 10 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (7.29%) Solaris
5 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.21%) Windows 2000
7 4 (4.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (44.79%) ITIL
2 13 (13.54%) Service Management
3 8 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (7.29%) Network Management
5 5 (5.21%) ITIL V3
5 5 (5.21%) Project Management
5 5 (5.21%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.21%) Performance Management
5 5 (5.21%) Test Scripting
5 5 (5.21%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (4.17%) Use Case
6 4 (4.17%) Load Testing
6 4 (4.17%) Stress Testing
6 4 (4.17%) Volume Testing
6 4 (4.17%) Scalability Testing
6 4 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.17%) Change Management
6 4 (4.17%) Risk Management
6 4 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (4.17%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.79%) SQL
2 8 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.25%) Perl
4 5 (5.21%) Shell Script
4 5 (5.21%) VBScript
4 5 (5.21%) VB
5 4 (4.17%) C#
6 3 (3.13%) C
7 2 (2.08%) AWK
7 2 (2.08%) Java
7 2 (2.08%) PHP
7 2 (2.08%) sed
8 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.04%) Korn
Qualifications
1 41 (42.71%) Security Cleared
2 29 (30.21%) SC Cleared
3 18 (18.75%) MCP
4 12 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (10.42%) MCDST
6 8 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (5.21%) CCNP
8 3 (3.13%) CCNA
8 3 (3.13%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.08%) MCSE
9 2 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.04%) PMP
10 1 (1.04%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (23.96%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.38%) ISA Server
4 4 (4.17%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.13%) NFS
6 2 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (28.13%) OVSD
2 11 (11.46%) SCCM
3 7 (7.29%) HP SIM
3 7 (7.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (7.29%) HP NNM
3 7 (7.29%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (7.29%) ServiceCenter
4 6 (6.25%) Cacti
4 6 (6.25%) DameWare
4 6 (6.25%) WhatsUp Gold
4 6 (6.25%) HP UCMDB
5 5 (5.21%) CiscoWorks
5 5 (5.21%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (4.17%) MOM
7 2 (2.08%) OVPA
7 2 (2.08%) OVPI
7 2 (2.08%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (2.08%) OVIS
7 2 (2.08%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.08%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 90 (93.75%) HP
2 23 (23.96%) Cisco
3 22 (22.92%) Microsoft
4 12 (12.50%) VMware
4 12 (12.50%) McAfee
5 11 (11.46%) Oracle
5 11 (11.46%) F5
6 10 (10.42%) BMC
7 9 (9.38%) SolarWinds
8 8 (8.33%) OPNET
9 7 (7.29%) CheckPoint
10 6 (6.25%) IBM
10 6 (6.25%) Symantec
10 6 (6.25%) Citrix
11 5 (5.21%) Nokia
11 5 (5.21%) Lotus
11 5 (5.21%) Clearswift
12 4 (4.17%) EMC
12 4 (4.17%) Remedy
13 3 (3.13%) Veritas
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