Period
to 20 January 2018

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 January 2018 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 827 783 813
Rank change year-on-year -44 +30 -93
Contract jobs citing OpenView 43 61 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.063% 0.059%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.38% 0.59% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 42 31
UK median daily rate £415 £433 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.05% +23.57% +12.00%
10th Percentile £353 £351 £120
90th Percentile £520 £636 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £410 £275
% change year-on-year +1.22% +49.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
UK median hourly rate £12.32 - £25.50
10th Percentile £10.20 - £24.75
90th Percentile £13.75 - £26.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.32 - £25.50

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 11,401 10,334 9,227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.47% 10.67% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,787 6,588 5,668
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.78% +4.38%
10th Percentile £267 £263 £234
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 250 333
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
10th Percentile £11.20 £12.73 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.01 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.73 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -19.33% +2.63% -7.32%

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 January 2018.

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 10 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 January 2018. 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 -3 29 £415 +1.22% 1
Scotland -6 21 £415 +0.61%
England -39 17 £475 +5.56% 3
London -37 9 £475 -3.80% 2
East of England -12 3 - -
North East +52 2 £338 -23.24%
North of England +27 2 £338 -9.93%
Midlands +4 2 £339 -24.72%
East Midlands +2 2 £339 -24.72%
South East -27 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 40 (93.02%) HP
2 28 (65.12%) J2EE
3 27 (62.79%) Java
4 25 (58.14%) LoadRunner
4 25 (58.14%) Performance Testing
5 24 (55.81%) HP SiteScope
5 24 (55.81%) Performance Engineering
5 24 (55.81%) CRM
5 24 (55.81%) SOA
6 23 (53.49%) Non-Functional Testing
7 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (37.21%) Waterfall
9 13 (30.23%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (25.58%) Windows
11 9 (20.93%) Linux
12 8 (18.60%) Unix
12 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Office
12 8 (18.60%) Cisco
13 7 (16.28%) TCP/IP
13 7 (16.28%) Firewall
14 6 (13.95%) Clustering
14 6 (13.95%) VPN
14 6 (13.95%) Veritas
14 6 (13.95%) Perl
14 6 (13.95%) Oracle
14 6 (13.95%) MQSeries
14 6 (13.95%) Solaris
15 5 (11.63%) WAN
15 5 (11.63%) SAN
15 5 (11.63%) Internet

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 6 (13.95%) MQSeries
2 4 (9.30%) Apache
2 4 (9.30%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (9.30%) iPlanet
2 4 (9.30%) JBoss
2 4 (9.30%) OpenStack
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle Application Server
2 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.30%) Tomcat
2 4 (9.30%) WebLogic
2 4 (9.30%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (4.65%) Kondor
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) Firewall
1 7 (16.28%) TCP/IP
2 6 (13.95%) VPN
3 5 (11.63%) DNS
3 5 (11.63%) Internet
3 5 (11.63%) SAN
3 5 (11.63%) WAN
4 4 (9.30%) NAS
5 3 (6.98%) FTP
5 3 (6.98%) HTTPS
5 3 (6.98%) IPsec
5 3 (6.98%) MPLS
5 3 (6.98%) OSPF
5 3 (6.98%) SMTP
5 3 (6.98%) SNMP
5 3 (6.98%) SSL
5 3 (6.98%) VoIP
6 2 (4.65%) Ethernet
6 2 (4.65%) H.323
6 2 (4.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (4.65%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 25 (58.14%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) JMeter
General
1 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.98%) Front Office
3 2 (4.65%) Back Office
3 2 (4.65%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) German Language
4 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Performance Tester
1 17 (39.53%) Tester
2 12 (27.91%) Senior Performance Tester
2 12 (27.91%) Senior Tester
3 7 (16.28%) Performance Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) IT Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Performance Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Unix Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Development Specialist
6 2 (4.65%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Kondor Support
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Solaris Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Support Specialist
6 2 (4.65%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (65.12%) J2EE
2 4 (9.30%) LDAP
3 3 (6.98%) 802.1X
4 2 (4.65%) Rendezvous
4 2 (4.65%) XML
5 1 (2.33%) Ajax
5 1 (2.33%) HTML
5 1 (2.33%) HTML5
5 1 (2.33%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Clustering
2 4 (9.30%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Windows
2 9 (20.93%) Linux
3 8 (18.60%) Unix
4 6 (13.95%) Solaris
5 4 (9.30%) AIX
5 4 (9.30%) HPUX
5 4 (9.30%) SUSE
5 4 (9.30%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Performance Testing
2 24 (55.81%) CRM
2 24 (55.81%) Performance Engineering
2 24 (55.81%) SOA
3 23 (53.49%) Non-Functional Testing
4 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (37.21%) Waterfall
6 13 (30.23%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (9.30%) High Availability
7 4 (9.30%) Load Balancing
8 3 (6.98%) ITIL
8 3 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (4.65%) Capacity Management
9 2 (4.65%) Information Security
9 2 (4.65%) Network Architecture
9 2 (4.65%) Network Management
9 2 (4.65%) Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (4.65%) Requirements Management
9 2 (4.65%) Runbook
9 2 (4.65%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (62.79%) Java
2 6 (13.95%) Perl
3 4 (9.30%) Bash Shell
3 4 (9.30%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.65%) C-shell
4 2 (4.65%) Korn
5 1 (2.33%) AWK
5 1 (2.33%) C
5 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.33%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
1 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.65%) CCIE
3 2 (4.65%) CCNP
3 2 (4.65%) HP ASE
4 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.33%) CCDP
4 1 (2.33%) CCNA
4 1 (2.33%) CISSP
4 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) JNCIP
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) Hyper-V
2 4 (9.30%) KVM
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (9.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.65%) Samba
4 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (55.81%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (9.30%) OVSD
3 3 (6.98%) Nagios
4 2 (4.65%) Ansible
4 2 (4.65%) Puppet
4 2 (4.65%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 2 (4.65%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.33%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (2.33%) Cacti
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (2.33%) Grafana
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.33%) SCOM
5 1 (2.33%) SCSM
5 1 (2.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 40 (93.02%) HP
2 8 (18.60%) Cisco
3 6 (13.95%) Oracle
3 6 (13.95%) Veritas
4 5 (11.63%) VMware
5 4 (9.30%) Borland
5 4 (9.30%) Cognos
5 4 (9.30%) F5
5 4 (9.30%) Opsware
5 4 (9.30%) PlateSpin
5 4 (9.30%) Red Hat
5 4 (9.30%) SolarWinds
5 4 (9.30%) Sun
6 2 (4.65%) Hitachi
6 2 (4.65%) IBM
6 2 (4.65%) Reuters
6 2 (4.65%) Sybase
6 2 (4.65%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.33%) BMC
7 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint