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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView (HPOV)
Rank 518 535 465
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -70
Contract jobs citing OpenView 79 58 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.84% 1.38% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 20 45
Average daily rate
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£375 £258 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.63% -35.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £99 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £525 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £223 £338
% change year-on-year
+57.30% -34.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 5
Average hourly rate £19.25 £10.65 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.75% -3.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £10.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.85 £12.50 £15.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £10.65 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+80.75% -3.18%

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
4288 4205 3494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.79% 7.76% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2679 2484 1968
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 153 176
Average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015. 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 +6 78 £375 +57.89% 3
South East +6 28 £407 +20.59% 1
London +21 22 £375 -21.05%
Buckinghamshire +9 13 £399 +18.07%
Berkshire - 12 £288 - 1
Milton Keynes +8 9 £390 +15.55%
Yorkshire - 8 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £325 -
Leeds - 7 £325 -
City of London +14 6 £463 +81.37%
North West -13 5 £425 +325.00%
Cheshire -8 4 £450 +350.00%
Tyne and Wear -9 4 £225 +1.12%
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 4 £225 +1.12%
North East -10 4 £225 +1.12%
South West - 3 £300 -
Kent - 3 £488 -
Exeter - 3 £300 -
Devon - 3 £300 -
West Midlands - 3 £380 - 2
East of England -7 2 - -
Warrington -8 2 - -
Hertfordshire -13 2 - -
Slough - 2 £288 -
Tonbridge - 2 £488 -
Birmingham - 2 £380 -
Nottingham - 2 £347 -
Reading - 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £347 -
East Midlands - 2 £347 -

OpenView
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

1 124 (84.93%) HP
2 76 (52.05%) ITIL
3 55 (37.67%) Windows
4 50 (34.25%) Security Cleared
5 44 (30.14%) SC Cleared
6 40 (27.40%) SLA
7 38 (26.03%) Service Management
8 35 (23.97%) MS Office
9 32 (21.92%) MS Excel
10 30 (20.55%) Linux
10 30 (20.55%) Oracle
10 30 (20.55%) VMware
11 28 (19.18%) OVSD
12 27 (18.49%) Cisco
12 27 (18.49%) DNS
13 26 (17.81%) Microsoft
13 26 (17.81%) VMware Infrastructure
14 25 (17.12%) UNIX
14 25 (17.12%) Finance
15 24 (16.44%) SAN
16 23 (15.75%) Incident Management
17 22 (15.07%) Shell Script
18 19 (13.01%) SQL
18 19 (13.01%) SolarWinds
19 18 (12.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 18 (12.33%) Red Hat
20 17 (11.64%) LDAP
20 17 (11.64%) Data Centre
21 16 (10.96%) CheckPoint
21 16 (10.96%) Middleware

OpenView
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 (8.90%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.22%) IBM Notes
3 11 (7.53%) WebLogic
4 6 (4.11%) AquaLogic
5 4 (2.74%) Lync
5 4 (2.74%) Apache
5 4 (2.74%) IIS
6 3 (2.05%) JBoss
6 3 (2.05%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.37%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.37%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.37%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.37%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.37%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (1.37%) SmartSockets
7 2 (1.37%) iPlanet
7 2 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 35 (23.97%) MS Office
2 32 (21.92%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.37%) ION MarketView
3 2 (1.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.05%) Office 365
3 2 (1.37%) Google Compute Engine
3 2 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.49%) DNS
2 24 (16.44%) SAN
3 17 (11.64%) LDAP
4 15 (10.27%) DHCP
5 14 (9.59%) Firewall
6 12 (8.22%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (7.53%) Wireless
7 11 (7.53%) MPLS
7 11 (7.53%) OSPF
7 11 (7.53%) BGP
7 11 (7.53%) TCP/IP
8 10 (6.85%) NAS
8 10 (6.85%) HSRP
8 10 (6.85%) 4G
8 10 (6.85%) VoLTE
8 10 (6.85%) EIGRP
8 10 (6.85%) VRRP
8 10 (6.85%) 3G
9 9 (6.16%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (6.16%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.85%) Oracle Database
2 9 (6.16%) MySQL
3 8 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (5.48%) Oracle OWB
4 6 (4.11%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.05%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.37%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.37%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.37%) HBase
6 2 (1.37%) Big Data
6 2 (1.37%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (8.90%) Subversion
2 10 (6.85%) PVCS
3 6 (4.11%) Ant
4 4 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.37%) Juju
5 2 (1.37%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.37%) Maven
6 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 25 (17.12%) Finance
2 11 (7.53%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.85%) Banking
4 5 (3.42%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.74%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.74%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.05%) Legal
6 3 (2.05%) French Language
6 3 (2.05%) German Language
7 2 (1.37%) Front Office
7 2 (1.37%) Automotive
7 2 (1.37%) Law
8 1 (0.68%) Retail
8 1 (0.68%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 37 (25.34%) Analyst
2 23 (15.75%) Service Analyst
3 20 (13.70%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (10.27%) Incident Manager
4 15 (10.27%) Architect
5 13 (8.90%) Network Engineer
6 11 (7.53%) Administrator
6 11 (7.53%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (7.53%) Security Engineer
7 10 (6.85%) OSS Architect
7 10 (6.85%) Consultant
8 9 (6.16%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (5.48%) OSS Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.79%) Support Analyst
11 6 (4.11%) Applications Support
11 6 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.42%) UNIX Engineer
12 5 (3.42%) Linux Administrator
12 5 (3.42%) Support Engineer
13 4 (2.74%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.96%) Middleware
2 8 (5.48%) J2EE
3 6 (4.11%) Web Services
4 5 (3.42%) Java EE
4 5 (3.42%) XML
5 4 (2.74%) JMS
5 4 (2.74%) JDBC
5 4 (2.74%) JNDI
6 3 (2.05%) HTML
6 3 (2.05%) SOAP
7 2 (1.37%) Ultra Messaging
7 2 (1.37%) Kafka
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.37%) Rendezvous
7 2 (1.37%) X-Windows
7 2 (1.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.64%) Data Centre
2 16 (10.96%) Clustering
3 13 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.48%) Replication
5 6 (4.11%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.74%) Symmetrix DMX
6 4 (2.74%) HACMP
6 4 (2.74%) CLARiiON
6 4 (2.74%) Symmetrix
6 4 (2.74%) EMC Centera
7 3 (2.05%) NHS
7 3 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.05%) CMDB
7 3 (2.05%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.37%) User Experience
8 2 (1.37%) Equities
8 2 (1.37%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.37%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.37%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 55 (37.67%) Windows
2 30 (20.55%) Linux
3 25 (17.12%) UNIX
4 18 (12.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (5.48%) Solaris
7 7 (4.79%) HPUX
7 7 (4.79%) Windows XP
7 7 (4.79%) Windows 7
8 6 (4.11%) Windows NT
9 4 (2.74%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.05%) AIX
10 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.37%) SUSE
11 2 (1.37%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.68%) VMS
12 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (52.05%) ITIL
2 38 (26.03%) Service Management
3 23 (15.75%) Incident Management
4 15 (10.27%) Data Analysis
4 15 (10.27%) Network Monitoring
5 13 (8.90%) Matrix Management
6 12 (8.22%) Project Management
6 12 (8.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (7.53%) Change Management
7 11 (7.53%) Migration
7 11 (7.53%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (7.53%) Problem Management
8 10 (6.85%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (6.85%) SOA
9 9 (6.16%) Information Security
9 9 (6.16%) ETL
9 9 (6.16%) High Availability
10 8 (5.48%) Performance Management
10 8 (5.48%) Configuration Management
11 7 (4.79%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.07%) Shell Script
2 19 (13.01%) SQL
3 13 (8.90%) PL/SQL
4 12 (8.22%) PowerShell
4 12 (8.22%) Java
5 10 (6.85%) Perl
6 6 (4.11%) Python
7 5 (3.42%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.74%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 4 (2.74%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.05%) PHP
9 3 (2.05%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.37%) C-shell
10 2 (1.37%) Korn
11 1 (0.68%) Ruby
11 1 (0.68%) C
11 1 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 50 (34.25%) Security Cleared
2 44 (30.14%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.59%) MCP
4 13 (8.90%) DV Cleared
5 10 (6.85%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (6.16%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (5.48%) CCNA
8 4 (2.74%) MCSE
8 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.74%) CISSP
8 4 (2.74%) CISM
9 3 (2.05%) Degree
9 3 (2.05%) CCSA
10 2 (1.37%) PMP
10 2 (1.37%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.68%) RHCE
11 1 (0.68%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.68%) CCNP
11 1 (0.68%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (27.40%) SLA
2 6 (4.11%) QA
3 4 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
System Software
1 26 (17.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (8.90%) Active Directory
3 11 (7.53%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (2.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (2.74%) NFS
6 3 (2.05%) Samba
6 3 (2.05%) KVM
6 3 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.05%) UAG
6 3 (2.05%) vSphere
7 2 (1.37%) vCloud
7 2 (1.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.37%) Docker
7 2 (1.37%) HDFS
7 2 (1.37%) LXC
8 1 (0.68%) Xen
8 1 (0.68%) Firmware
8 1 (0.68%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 28 (19.18%) OVSD
2 15 (10.27%) CiscoWorks
3 13 (8.90%) HP NNM
3 13 (8.90%) SCOM
4 12 (8.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 10 (6.85%) AirWatch
6 9 (6.16%) Tivoli
6 9 (6.16%) Puppet
7 7 (4.79%) Control-M
8 6 (4.11%) SCCM
8 6 (4.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (4.11%) Nagios
8 6 (4.11%) NetBackup
9 5 (3.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (3.42%) Netcool
10 4 (2.74%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (2.05%) Unicenter
11 3 (2.05%) Legato
11 3 (2.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 124 (84.93%) HP
2 30 (20.55%) Oracle
2 30 (20.55%) VMware
3 27 (18.49%) Cisco
4 26 (17.81%) Microsoft
5 19 (13.01%) SolarWinds
6 18 (12.33%) Red Hat
7 16 (10.96%) CheckPoint
8 14 (9.59%) Splunk
9 12 (8.22%) Aruba
9 12 (8.22%) Lotus
10 11 (7.53%) Websense
10 11 (7.53%) Citrix
10 11 (7.53%) Sun
11 10 (6.85%) SevOne
11 10 (6.85%) IBM
11 10 (6.85%) Veritas
11 10 (6.85%) Remedy
12 7 (4.79%) BMC
12 7 (4.79%) EMC