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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView (HPOV)
Rank 515 534 398
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -136
Contract jobs citing OpenView 97 57 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.35%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.08% 1.55% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 20 64
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£350 £425 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +34.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £241 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £437 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £182 £428 £250
% change year-on-year
-57.42% +71.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 1 12
Average hourly rate £23.75 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.90% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £11.00 £19.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £11.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+115.90% -8.33%

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
4660 3666 3572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.99% 6.97% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2841 2213 1869
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 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 143 195
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.93 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.38 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +12.50%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +19 93 £350 -17.64% 11
London +16 18 £425 - 5
North West - 16 £110 -
East of England -24 15 £279 +153.40% 1
South East -26 12 £510 +21.42% 1
Cheshire - 11 £110 -
Warrington - 11 £110 -
Berkshire +18 9 £510 -
West Midlands -11 9 £370 -13.95%
Hertfordshire -16 7 £279 - 1
Slough - 3 £370 -
City of London +28 2 £431 - 3
Yorkshire -2 2 - - 2
Wiltshire - 2 - - 1
South West - 2 - - 2
Warwickshire - 2 £370 -
Warwick - 2 £370 -
Reading +22 1 - -
West Yorkshire -1 1 - - 2
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Reigate - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Bradford - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Camberley - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - - 1
Corsham - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Exeter - - - - 1
Feltham - - - -

OpenView
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 147 (90.18%) HP
2 76 (46.63%) ITIL
3 57 (34.97%) Security Cleared
4 54 (33.13%) SLA
5 52 (31.90%) Windows
6 45 (27.61%) MS Excel
6 45 (27.61%) Microsoft
7 42 (25.77%) SC Cleared
8 41 (25.15%) MS Office
9 37 (22.70%) Oracle
10 36 (22.09%) Middleware
10 36 (22.09%) Finance
11 35 (21.47%) Active Directory
12 34 (20.86%) Firewall
13 32 (19.63%) Cisco
13 32 (19.63%) Linux
14 30 (18.40%) IBM Notes
14 30 (18.40%) Lotus
15 26 (15.95%) UNIX
15 26 (15.95%) SQL
15 26 (15.95%) OVSD
16 25 (15.34%) Service Management
16 25 (15.34%) MCP
17 24 (14.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 23 (14.11%) Telecoms
19 22 (13.50%) Windows XP
19 22 (13.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
20 21 (12.88%) Tivoli
20 21 (12.88%) Red Hat
20 21 (12.88%) IBM

OpenView
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 30 (18.40%) IBM Notes
2 17 (10.43%) WebLogic
3 16 (9.82%) IIS
3 16 (9.82%) Apache
4 12 (7.36%) AquaLogic
5 6 (3.68%) MS Exchange
6 5 (3.07%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.61%) MediaWiki
8 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 45 (27.61%) MS Excel
2 41 (25.15%) MS Office
3 6 (3.68%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.45%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (20.86%) Firewall
2 21 (12.88%) DNS
3 20 (12.27%) VPN
3 20 (12.27%) SAN
4 16 (9.82%) Internet
5 15 (9.20%) LAN
6 13 (7.98%) LDAP
7 11 (6.75%) WAN
7 11 (6.75%) DHCP
7 11 (6.75%) NAS
8 7 (4.29%) Network Security
8 7 (4.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (4.29%) HTTP
9 6 (3.68%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (3.68%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (3.07%) TCP/IP
10 5 (3.07%) SSL
10 5 (3.07%) TACACS
11 4 (2.45%) IPv4
11 4 (2.45%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.04%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.29%) MySQL
4 4 (2.45%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (1.84%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Ant
1 4 (2.45%) JIRA
2 3 (1.84%) Selenium
2 3 (1.84%) MSI
2 3 (1.84%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.84%) Hudson
2 3 (1.84%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.84%) Maven
3 1 (0.61%) JMeter
3 1 (0.61%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
General
1 36 (22.09%) Finance
2 23 (14.11%) Telecoms
3 14 (8.59%) Manufacturing
4 12 (7.36%) Financial Institution
5 8 (4.91%) Banking
6 4 (2.45%) Back Office
7 3 (1.84%) Retail
7 3 (1.84%) Billing
7 3 (1.84%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.84%) French Language
8 2 (1.23%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.61%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 56 (34.36%) Analyst
2 35 (21.47%) Service Analyst
3 34 (20.86%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (9.20%) Consultant
5 13 (7.98%) Architect
6 9 (5.52%) Network Engineer
6 9 (5.52%) Support Engineer
6 9 (5.52%) Capacity Manager
7 8 (4.91%) Network Consultant
7 8 (4.91%) Operations Analyst
8 6 (3.68%) Support Analyst
8 6 (3.68%) Help Desk Analyst
9 5 (3.07%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (3.07%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (3.07%) DBA
9 5 (3.07%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (3.07%) Team Leader
9 5 (3.07%) Wintel Support
9 5 (3.07%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 5 (3.07%) OSS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (22.09%) Middleware
2 12 (7.36%) Java EE
3 8 (4.91%) Web Services
4 5 (3.07%) J2EE
4 5 (3.07%) SOAP
5 4 (2.45%) JDBC
5 4 (2.45%) JMS
5 4 (2.45%) WAP
5 4 (2.45%) JNDI
5 4 (2.45%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (1.84%) Application Packaging
7 2 (1.23%) .NET
8 1 (0.61%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.61%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.61%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.43%) Clustering
2 13 (7.98%) Management Information System
2 13 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.36%) AS400
4 8 (4.91%) SecurID
4 8 (4.91%) VAX
4 8 (4.91%) Statistics
4 8 (4.91%) Hedge funds
5 7 (4.29%) User Experience
6 5 (3.07%) CMDB
6 5 (3.07%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.45%) Replication
7 4 (2.45%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.84%) CESG
9 2 (1.23%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.23%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.23%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.23%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 52 (31.90%) Windows
2 32 (19.63%) Linux
3 26 (15.95%) UNIX
4 24 (14.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (13.50%) Windows XP
6 16 (9.82%) Solaris
7 9 (5.52%) VMS
8 5 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.45%) MVS
9 4 (2.45%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.84%) AIX
10 3 (1.84%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (46.63%) ITIL
2 25 (15.34%) Service Management
3 21 (12.88%) Network Management
4 20 (12.27%) Problem Management
4 20 (12.27%) SOA
5 16 (9.82%) Change Management
5 16 (9.82%) Incident Management
6 14 (8.59%) Service Delivery
6 14 (8.59%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (6.75%) Mentoring
8 10 (6.13%) Performance Management
8 10 (6.13%) E-Commerce
9 9 (5.52%) Knowledge Management
9 9 (5.52%) ITIL V3
10 8 (4.91%) Capacity Management
11 7 (4.29%) Configuration Management
12 6 (3.68%) CRM
12 6 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (3.68%) Coaching
13 5 (3.07%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.95%) SQL
2 17 (10.43%) Java
3 6 (3.68%) PL/SQL
4 5 (3.07%) Perl
4 5 (3.07%) PHP
4 5 (3.07%) C
4 5 (3.07%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.45%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 2 (1.23%) Korn
6 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.61%) Ruby
7 1 (0.61%) Python
7 1 (0.61%) C#
7 1 (0.61%) C++
Qualifications
1 57 (34.97%) Security Cleared
2 42 (25.77%) SC Cleared
3 25 (15.34%) MCP
4 15 (9.20%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (6.75%) CCNP
6 10 (6.13%) CCNA
7 9 (5.52%) Degree
8 6 (3.68%) MCDST
9 4 (2.45%) CCSP
9 4 (2.45%) CCSA
9 4 (2.45%) CCSE
9 4 (2.45%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.23%) CISSP
10 2 (1.23%) MCSE
10 2 (1.23%) PMP
10 2 (1.23%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.23%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (33.13%) SLA
2 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (21.47%) Active Directory
2 18 (11.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.75%) Terminal Services
4 6 (3.68%) NFS
5 4 (2.45%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (2.45%) ISA Server
6 3 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.23%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (1.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.61%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.61%) vSphere
8 1 (0.61%) vCloud
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 26 (15.95%) OVSD
2 22 (13.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 21 (12.88%) Tivoli
4 19 (11.66%) HP SIM
5 13 (7.98%) Netcool
6 11 (6.75%) Legato
7 10 (6.13%) BMC PATROL
7 10 (6.13%) Control-M
8 9 (5.52%) NetBackup
9 8 (4.91%) Backup Exec
9 8 (4.91%) Tivoli NetView
10 7 (4.29%) CiscoWorks
10 7 (4.29%) OPNET
10 7 (4.29%) Nagios
10 7 (4.29%) SCCM
10 7 (4.29%) SCOM
11 6 (3.68%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (3.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 4 (2.45%) DameWare
13 4 (2.45%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 147 (90.18%) HP
2 45 (27.61%) Microsoft
3 37 (22.70%) Oracle
4 32 (19.63%) Cisco
5 30 (18.40%) Lotus
6 21 (12.88%) Red Hat
6 21 (12.88%) VMware
6 21 (12.88%) IBM
7 16 (9.82%) Citrix
7 16 (9.82%) BMC
7 16 (9.82%) F5
8 15 (9.20%) EMC
9 13 (7.98%) Remedy
9 13 (7.98%) CheckPoint
10 11 (6.75%) Veritas
11 10 (6.13%) SolarWinds
12 8 (4.91%) Wall Street Systems
12 8 (4.91%) McAfee
13 7 (4.29%) Dell
14 5 (3.07%) Sun
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