Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 821 789 811
Rank change year-on-year -32 +22 -76
Contract jobs citing OpenView 58 99 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.095% 0.066%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.50% 0.86% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 60 41
UK median daily rate £415 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.05% +1.76% +14.86%
10th Percentile £350 £260 £204
90th Percentile £488 £625 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £393 £325
% change year-on-year +5.73% +20.77% +99.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 1
UK median hourly rate £12.50 £28.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.36% +9.80% +46.76%
10th Percentile £11.25 £26.60 £24.75
90th Percentile £13.75 £28.50 £26.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £28.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -55.36% +9.80% +46.76%

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

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11564 11475 9798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.31% 11.03% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7833 7330 5985
UK median daily rate £475 £441 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.71% +10.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 266 337
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.87 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +9.64% -3.43%
10th Percentile £10.95 £12.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £19.03
% change year-on-year -30.43% +20.86% -5.13%

OpenView
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OpenView as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 11 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London +19 45 £415 +5.73% 3
Scotland +10 27 £415 -2.35% 1
England -40 27 £435 -2.25% 2
London -42 9 £485 +7.78%
North East +46 8 £405 +55.77%
North of England +35 8 £405 +55.77%
South East +2 5 - - 2
Midlands +20 3 £320 -
East Midlands - 3 £320 -
East of England -29 1 - -
South West - 1 £435 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 55 (94.83%) HP
2 40 (68.97%) J2EE
3 30 (51.72%) Java
3 30 (51.72%) LoadRunner
4 29 (50.00%) CRM
4 29 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 29 (50.00%) HP SiteScope
5 28 (48.28%) Performance Engineering
5 28 (48.28%) Non-Functional Testing
5 28 (48.28%) SOA
6 21 (36.21%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (36.21%) Linux
7 20 (34.48%) Unix
8 19 (32.76%) Waterfall
9 18 (31.03%) Cisco
10 17 (29.31%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (27.59%) Windows
12 15 (25.86%) TCP/IP
12 15 (25.86%) Firewall
12 15 (25.86%) Security Cleared
12 15 (25.86%) OpenStack
13 14 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (24.14%) Hyper-V
13 14 (24.14%) High Availability
13 14 (24.14%) SUSE
13 14 (24.14%) VMware
13 14 (24.14%) Red Hat
13 14 (24.14%) Oracle
14 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Office
14 13 (22.41%) SAN

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 15 (25.86%) OpenStack
2 12 (20.69%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (20.69%) MQSeries
2 12 (20.69%) SharePoint
3 11 (18.97%) Apache
3 11 (18.97%) iPlanet
3 11 (18.97%) JBoss
3 11 (18.97%) Oracle Application Server
3 11 (18.97%) Tomcat
3 11 (18.97%) WebLogic
3 11 (18.97%) WebLogic Portal
4 3 (5.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (20.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (20.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.86%) Firewall
1 15 (25.86%) TCP/IP
2 13 (22.41%) SAN
3 12 (20.69%) LDAP
3 12 (20.69%) NAS
4 10 (17.24%) DNS
4 10 (17.24%) WAN
5 6 (10.34%) FCoE
5 6 (10.34%) iSCSI
6 5 (8.62%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (6.90%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (6.90%) LAN
7 4 (6.90%) VLAN
7 4 (6.90%) Wireless
8 3 (5.17%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (5.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (5.17%) Cisco Wireless
8 3 (5.17%) NetScaler
8 3 (5.17%) Wireshark
8 3 (5.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.45%) DB2
2 2 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (51.72%) LoadRunner
2 3 (5.17%) JIRA
2 3 (5.17%) Subversion
2 3 (5.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.72%) JMeter
General
1 5 (8.62%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.72%) Front Office
4 1 (1.72%) German Language
4 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (41.38%) Performance Tester
1 24 (41.38%) Tester
2 17 (29.31%) Senior Performance Tester
2 17 (29.31%) Senior Tester
3 7 (12.07%) Unix Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) AIX Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Consultant
4 5 (8.62%) Network Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Performance Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Solaris Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
7 2 (3.45%) Active Directory Specialist
7 2 (3.45%) Active Directory Support
7 2 (3.45%) LAN Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Performance Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) WLAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (68.97%) J2EE
2 5 (8.62%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.72%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.72%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.41%) Clustering
2 11 (18.97%) Data Centre
3 6 (10.34%) Grid Computing
4 3 (5.17%) BYOD
5 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.21%) Linux
2 20 (34.48%) Unix
3 16 (27.59%) Windows
4 14 (24.14%) SUSE
5 12 (20.69%) AIX
5 12 (20.69%) HPUX
5 12 (20.69%) Solaris
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.00%) CRM
1 29 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 28 (48.28%) Non-Functional Testing
2 28 (48.28%) Performance Engineering
2 28 (48.28%) SOA
3 21 (36.21%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (32.76%) Waterfall
5 17 (29.31%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (24.14%) High Availability
7 13 (22.41%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (18.97%) Load Balancing
9 10 (17.24%) ITIL
10 6 (10.34%) Procure-to-Pay
10 6 (10.34%) Project Planning
10 6 (10.34%) Risk Management
10 6 (10.34%) Test Strategy
10 6 (10.34%) Unit Testing
11 5 (8.62%) Requirements Management
12 4 (6.90%) Incident Management
12 4 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (51.72%) Java
2 10 (17.24%) Bash Shell
2 10 (17.24%) Perl
3 6 (10.34%) C-shell
3 6 (10.34%) Korn
3 6 (10.34%) Shell Script
4 4 (6.90%) SQL
5 1 (1.72%) C
5 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (25.86%) Security Cleared
2 13 (22.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (6.90%) CCIE
4 4 (6.90%) CCNP
5 2 (3.45%) MCP
5 2 (3.45%) MCSE
5 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.72%) CCNA
6 1 (1.72%) CISSP
6 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.72%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (24.14%) Hyper-V
1 14 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (20.69%) KVM
2 12 (20.69%) Oracle RAC
2 12 (20.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 6 (10.34%) Samba
4 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (50.00%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (10.34%) Nagios
3 4 (6.90%) Cacti
3 4 (6.90%) Puppet
4 3 (5.17%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (5.17%) Control-M
4 3 (5.17%) NetBackup
4 3 (5.17%) OVSD
4 3 (5.17%) QRadar
4 3 (5.17%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (3.45%) Netcool
5 2 (3.45%) SCCM
5 2 (3.45%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.72%) Ansible
6 1 (1.72%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (1.72%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 55 (94.83%) HP
2 18 (31.03%) Cisco
3 14 (24.14%) Oracle
3 14 (24.14%) Red Hat
3 14 (24.14%) VMware
4 12 (20.69%) Cognos
4 12 (20.69%) Opsware
4 12 (20.69%) PlateSpin
4 12 (20.69%) Sun
4 12 (20.69%) Veritas
5 11 (18.97%) F5
6 6 (10.34%) Borland
7 5 (8.62%) Citrix
7 5 (8.62%) IBM
7 5 (8.62%) SolarWinds
8 4 (6.90%) Palo Alto
9 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
9 3 (5.17%) Remedy
10 2 (3.45%) Ericsson
11 1 (1.72%) BMC