The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OpenView skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OpenView over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

HP OpenView (HPOV)
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 597 566
Rank change year-on-year +36 -31  
Contract jobs citing OpenView 26 55 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.52% 0.91% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 44
Median daily rate £416 £425 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.05% +15.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £222 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £550 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £260 £350
% change year-on-year +59.61% -25.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 1
Median hourly rate - £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +12.00%  

OpenView is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 5006 6031 4804
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.82% 11.37% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3281 3880 2960
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 137 162
Median hourly rate £21.00 £29.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.58% +43.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.46 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £39.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

OpenView
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing OpenView as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for OpenView in the UK

OpenView
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OpenView.

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenView in the UK

OpenView
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenView over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OpenView in the UK

OpenView
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenView.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OpenView in the UK

OpenView
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenView within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 19 £475 +11.76% 1
London -6 11 £485 +2.10%
Scotland +47 7 £415 -
South East +45 7 £275 -
Livingston - 6 £415 -
West Lothian - 6 £415 -
Hampshire +10 4 £275 -
Basingstoke - 4 £275 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Bristol - 1 £435 -
South West - 1 £435 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OpenView also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OpenView.

1 39 (95.12%) HP
2 18 (43.90%) Linux
3 15 (36.59%) Java
4 13 (31.71%) J2EE
4 13 (31.71%) LoadRunner
5 12 (29.27%) Unix
5 12 (29.27%) Windows
5 12 (29.27%) Performance Testing
5 12 (29.27%) HP SiteScope
6 11 (26.83%) Non-Functional Testing
6 11 (26.83%) CRM
6 11 (26.83%) Cisco
7 10 (24.39%) SOA
7 10 (24.39%) Firewall
7 10 (24.39%) Finance
7 10 (24.39%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (24.39%) Data Centre
8 9 (21.95%) Performance Engineering
8 9 (21.95%) DNS
8 9 (21.95%) IBM
8 9 (21.95%) ITIL
9 8 (19.51%) SQL
9 8 (19.51%) Perl
9 8 (19.51%) Oracle
9 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
9 8 (19.51%) Citrix
9 8 (19.51%) VMware
9 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (17.07%) High Availability
10 7 (17.07%) MySQL

OpenView
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (12.20%) Skype for Business
2 4 (9.76%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.88%) iPlanet
3 2 (4.88%) MQSeries
3 2 (4.88%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.88%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (2.44%) Apache
4 1 (2.44%) JBoss
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) RMDS
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) Firewall
2 9 (21.95%) DNS
3 6 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (14.63%) LAN
3 6 (14.63%) Wireless
3 6 (14.63%) WLAN
4 5 (12.20%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (12.20%) Cisco ISE
4 5 (12.20%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (12.20%) Cisco Wireless
4 5 (12.20%) NetScaler
4 5 (12.20%) Skype
4 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
4 5 (12.20%) WAN
4 5 (12.20%) Wireshark
5 4 (9.76%) LDAP
5 4 (9.76%) SAN
5 4 (9.76%) SNMP
6 3 (7.32%) VLAN
6 3 (7.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) MySQL
2 5 (12.20%) DB2
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (31.71%) LoadRunner
2 5 (12.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (7.32%) JIRA
3 3 (7.32%) Subversion
4 2 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.44%) JMeter
5 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (24.39%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.76%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Performance Tester
1 8 (19.51%) Tester
2 6 (14.63%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Network Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Consultant
4 3 (7.32%) Administrator
4 3 (7.32%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Senior Performance Tester
4 3 (7.32%) Senior Tester
4 3 (7.32%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Wireless Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Active Directory Support
5 2 (4.88%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) WLAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (31.71%) J2EE
2 6 (14.63%) 802.1X
3 3 (7.32%) Express
4 2 (4.88%) Web Services
4 2 (4.88%) YAML
5 1 (2.44%) .NET
5 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (2.44%) JSON
5 1 (2.44%) JSP
5 1 (2.44%) Middleware
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (2.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Data Centre
2 6 (14.63%) Management Information System
3 5 (12.20%) BYOD
4 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.88%) Clustering
4 2 (4.88%) Grid Computing
4 2 (4.88%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.44%) EPoS
5 1 (2.44%) HP Storage
5 1 (2.44%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (2.44%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.44%) Replication
5 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (43.90%) Linux
2 12 (29.27%) Unix
2 12 (29.27%) Windows
3 7 (17.07%) Solaris
4 4 (9.76%) AIX
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.32%) SUSE
6 2 (4.88%) HPUX
6 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.44%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Performance Testing
2 11 (26.83%) CRM
2 11 (26.83%) Non-Functional Testing
3 10 (24.39%) Root Cause Analysis
3 10 (24.39%) SOA
4 9 (21.95%) ITIL
4 9 (21.95%) Performance Engineering
5 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (17.07%) High Availability
7 6 (14.63%) Incident Management
7 6 (14.63%) Project Planning
7 6 (14.63%) Risk Management
8 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (12.20%) Network Design
8 5 (12.20%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (12.20%) Project Management
8 5 (12.20%) Service Management
8 5 (12.20%) Test Strategy
8 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
9 4 (9.76%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 15 (36.59%) Java
2 8 (19.51%) Perl
2 8 (19.51%) SQL
3 4 (9.76%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.32%) C++
4 3 (7.32%) Python
4 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.88%) PHP
5 2 (4.88%) Ruby
6 1 (2.44%) C
6 1 (2.44%) C-shell
6 1 (2.44%) JCL
6 1 (2.44%) Korn
6 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) CCIE
1 6 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.20%) CCNP
3 3 (7.32%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.88%) MCP
4 2 (4.88%) MCSE
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.88%) NFS
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (4.88%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.44%) KVM
4 1 (2.44%) Samba
4 1 (2.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 12 (29.27%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (14.63%) Cacti
2 6 (14.63%) NetBackup
3 5 (12.20%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (12.20%) Control-M
3 5 (12.20%) Nagios
3 5 (12.20%) Puppet
3 5 (12.20%) QRadar
3 5 (12.20%) SolarWinds Orion
4 4 (9.76%) Netcool
4 4 (9.76%) Tivoli
5 3 (7.32%) HP NNM
5 3 (7.32%) SCCM
6 2 (4.88%) Ansible
6 2 (4.88%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (4.88%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (4.88%) OVSD
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 39 (95.12%) HP
2 11 (26.83%) Cisco
3 9 (21.95%) IBM
4 8 (19.51%) Citrix
4 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
4 8 (19.51%) Oracle
4 8 (19.51%) VMware
5 6 (14.63%) Red Hat
5 6 (14.63%) SolarWinds
6 5 (12.20%) Palo Alto
7 4 (9.76%) Veritas
8 3 (7.32%) Ericsson
8 3 (7.32%) Remedy
8 3 (7.32%) Sun
9 2 (4.88%) Bloomberg
9 2 (4.88%) BMC
9 2 (4.88%) Cognos
9 2 (4.88%) Dell
9 2 (4.88%) Opsware
9 2 (4.88%) Reuters