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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP OpenView (HPOV)
Rank 587 550 537
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -13
Contract jobs citing OpenView 39 62 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.89% 1.42% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 38 25
Average daily rate £290 £275 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -20.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £110 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £607 £540 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £265 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £12.72 £10.50 £10.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.09% -3.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.72 £10.50 £10.83
% change year-on-year
+21.09% -3.00%

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
4383 4362 3801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.52% 8.42% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2761 2590 2136
Average daily rate £425 £425 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 143 142
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £34.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -31 33 £320 +16.36% 11
South East +17 12 £400 +23.07% 4
Yorkshire -21 7 £275 -21.42% 2
East of England -5 5 £350 -32.53% 1
Northern Ireland - 5 - -
County Antrim - 5 - -
Belfast - 5 - -
Buckinghamshire +14 4 £513 -
Milton Keynes +6 4 £513 -
Hertfordshire 0 4 - - 1
Rickmansworth -2 4 - -
Middlesbrough - 4 £275 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £275 -
West Midlands -12 3 - -
Cheshire -16 3 - -
Warrington -19 3 - -
North West -29 3 - -
Surrey - 3 £275 - 1
Hampshire +3 2 £400 +23.07% 1
London +3 2 £530 -3.63% 4
Warwick - 2 - -
Kent - 2 £610 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Berkshire +7 1 - -
Winchester -8 1 £375 -25.00%
West Yorkshire -16 1 £290 -17.14% 2
North East -22 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -31 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -

OpenView
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 65 (95.59%) HP
2 27 (39.71%) Cisco
3 24 (35.29%) LAN
4 23 (33.82%) ITIL
5 22 (32.35%) Security Cleared
6 21 (30.88%) Network Management
7 19 (27.94%) e-Health
8 18 (26.47%) Windows
8 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
9 17 (25.00%) WAN
9 17 (25.00%) Firewall
10 16 (23.53%) Wireless
10 16 (23.53%) CiscoWorks
10 16 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (22.06%) MS Office
12 14 (20.59%) Service Management
12 14 (20.59%) CCNA
12 14 (20.59%) VMware
13 13 (19.12%) SLA
13 13 (19.12%) VPN
13 13 (19.12%) Telecoms
13 13 (19.12%) CA
14 12 (17.65%) Internet
14 12 (17.65%) MPLS
14 12 (17.65%) OSPF
14 12 (17.65%) BGP
14 12 (17.65%) MCP
14 12 (17.65%) SCCM
15 11 (16.18%) Mentoring
15 11 (16.18%) Coaching

OpenView
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.94%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.94%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.94%) SAS
3 1 (1.47%) JBoss
3 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (22.06%) MS Office
2 11 (16.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.94%) Heroku
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (35.29%) LAN
2 17 (25.00%) Firewall
2 17 (25.00%) WAN
3 16 (23.53%) Wireless
4 13 (19.12%) VPN
5 12 (17.65%) BGP
5 12 (17.65%) Internet
5 12 (17.65%) MPLS
5 12 (17.65%) OSPF
6 11 (16.18%) TCP/IP
7 10 (14.71%) EIGRP
7 10 (14.71%) RIP
8 9 (13.24%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (13.24%) SAN
9 8 (11.76%) Broadband
10 7 (10.29%) ISDN
10 7 (10.29%) Network Security
11 6 (8.82%) DNS
12 5 (7.35%) iSCSI
12 5 (7.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.94%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.94%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.41%) JIRA
3 2 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.94%) Subversion
4 1 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (19.12%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.35%) Finance
3 3 (4.41%) Banking
3 3 (4.41%) German Language
4 1 (1.47%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 21 (30.88%) Network Engineer
1 21 (30.88%) Support Engineer
2 20 (29.41%) Network Support
2 20 (29.41%) Network Support Engineer
3 15 (22.06%) Analyst
4 14 (20.59%) Cisco Engineer
5 13 (19.12%) Cisco Support
5 13 (19.12%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 12 (17.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 12 (17.65%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
6 12 (17.65%) Service Analyst
6 12 (17.65%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (11.76%) Architect
8 5 (7.35%) Administrator
8 5 (7.35%) Enterprise Architect
8 5 (7.35%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (5.88%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) .NET
1 4 (5.88%) JMS
1 4 (5.88%) SOAP
2 2 (2.94%) CSS
2 2 (2.94%) ISPF
2 2 (2.94%) Kafka
2 2 (2.94%) Middleware
3 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.94%) e-Health
2 11 (16.18%) PMI
3 5 (7.35%) Clustering
4 3 (4.41%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.94%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.94%) VCE vBlock
6 1 (1.47%) CESG
6 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.47%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.47%) Replication
6 1 (1.47%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.47%) Windows
2 11 (16.18%) Linux
3 8 (11.76%) Unix
4 5 (7.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (5.88%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.41%) Solaris
7 2 (2.94%) SUSE
7 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.47%) CatOS
8 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.82%) ITIL
2 21 (30.88%) Network Management
3 14 (20.59%) Service Management
4 11 (16.18%) Coaching
4 11 (16.18%) Mentoring
4 11 (16.18%) Problem Management
5 10 (14.71%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (11.76%) Change Management
6 8 (11.76%) Fault Management
7 6 (8.82%) Change Control
7 6 (8.82%) Service Delivery
7 6 (8.82%) Validation
8 5 (7.35%) Migration
9 4 (5.88%) CRM
9 4 (5.88%) DoDAF
9 4 (5.88%) MODAF
9 4 (5.88%) TOGAF
9 4 (5.88%) Zachman Framework
10 3 (4.41%) Business Analysis
10 3 (4.41%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.29%) SQL
2 6 (8.82%) Bash Shell
3 5 (7.35%) Perl
4 4 (5.88%) Python
5 2 (2.94%) JCL
6 1 (1.47%) C
6 1 (1.47%) Lisp
6 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 16 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (20.59%) CCNA
4 12 (17.65%) MCP
5 11 (16.18%) CCNP
5 11 (16.18%) PMI Certification
6 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
7 6 (8.82%) Degree
8 5 (7.35%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.47%) CCSP
9 1 (1.47%) HNC
9 1 (1.47%) HND
9 1 (1.47%) MCSE
9 1 (1.47%) MCTS
9 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.12%) SLA
2 5 (7.35%) BS7799
2 5 (7.35%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (2.94%) QA
4 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (13.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.41%) vCloud
4 2 (2.94%) Docker
4 2 (2.94%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (2.94%) NFS
4 2 (2.94%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.94%) vSphere
5 1 (1.47%) Firmware
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 16 (23.53%) CiscoWorks
2 12 (17.65%) SCCM
3 11 (16.18%) OPNET
4 5 (7.35%) OVSD
5 4 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (4.41%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (2.94%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (2.94%) Cacti
7 2 (2.94%) Control-M
7 2 (2.94%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (2.94%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.94%) OpenNMS
7 2 (2.94%) SCOM
7 2 (2.94%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (2.94%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.47%) HP SIM
8 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.47%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (1.47%) Puppet
8 1 (1.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 65 (95.59%) HP
2 27 (39.71%) Cisco
3 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
4 14 (20.59%) VMware
5 13 (19.12%) CA
6 9 (13.24%) F5
7 8 (11.76%) NetQoS
7 8 (11.76%) Oracle
8 5 (7.35%) Peregrine
8 5 (7.35%) Splunk
8 5 (7.35%) Sun
9 4 (5.88%) IBM
9 4 (5.88%) StorageTek
9 4 (5.88%) Veritas
10 3 (4.41%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.41%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.94%) Aruba
11 2 (2.94%) Brocade
11 2 (2.94%) Lotus
11 2 (2.94%) Sophos
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