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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 610 582
Rank change year-on-year +16 -28  
Contract jobs citing OpenView 14 29 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.054% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.31% 0.58% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 37
Median daily rate £425 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £630 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £296
% change year-on-year +10.00% +26.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £12.72 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.72 £13.50
% change year-on-year - -5.81%  

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 4519 4958 4505
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.02% 9.25% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3039 3146 2679
Median daily rate £465 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 134 173
Median hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.88% +12.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

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 28 March 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 17 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 28 March 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 +13 9 £500 +17.64% 4
Scotland - 3 £388 -
London +16 2 £550 +22.22% 2
Surrey +15 2 £538 +95.45%
South East +8 2 £538 +10.82%
East of England 0 2 £325 -53.57%
Edinburgh - 2 £394 -
North West +26 1 £325 -
Hertfordshire +3 1 £325 -53.57%
Essex - 1 - -
South West - 1 £500 - 1
Glasgow - 1 £388 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £425 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Livingston - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 (97.50%) HP
2 17 (42.50%) Java
3 15 (37.50%) J2EE
3 15 (37.50%) LoadRunner
3 15 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 14 (35.00%) HP SiteScope
4 14 (35.00%) Unix
5 13 (32.50%) CRM
6 12 (30.00%) SOA
6 12 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 11 (27.50%) Finance
7 11 (27.50%) Linux
7 11 (27.50%) Windows
8 9 (22.50%) VMware
8 9 (22.50%) NetBackup
9 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (20.00%) Veritas
9 8 (20.00%) Red Hat
9 8 (20.00%) ITIL
9 8 (20.00%) Cisco
10 7 (17.50%) Solaris
10 7 (17.50%) Nagios
10 7 (17.50%) Firewall
11 6 (15.00%) SAN
11 6 (15.00%) LDAP
11 6 (15.00%) Perl
11 6 (15.00%) Clustering
11 6 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (15.00%) Puppet
11 6 (15.00%) F5

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 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.00%) iPlanet
2 2 (5.00%) MQSeries
2 2 (5.00%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Coherence
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) Firewall
2 6 (15.00%) LDAP
2 6 (15.00%) SAN
3 4 (10.00%) BGP
3 4 (10.00%) DNS
3 4 (10.00%) Internet
3 4 (10.00%) LAN
3 4 (10.00%) OSPF
4 3 (7.50%) BIG-IP
4 3 (7.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (7.50%) MPLS
4 3 (7.50%) SSH
4 3 (7.50%) VLAN
4 3 (7.50%) VPN
4 3 (7.50%) WAN
4 3 (7.50%) Wireless
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (5.00%) NAS
5 2 (5.00%) SSL
5 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) MySQL
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.00%) DB2
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (37.50%) LoadRunner
2 2 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.00%) JIRA
2 2 (5.00%) Subversion
3 1 (2.50%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.50%) JMeter
3 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.50%) Back Office
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Performance Tester
1 9 (22.50%) Tester
2 5 (12.50%) Administrator
2 5 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Performance Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Performance Test Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (10.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) OSS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (37.50%) J2EE
2 3 (7.50%) Express
2 3 (7.50%) Web Services
3 2 (5.00%) JSP
3 2 (5.00%) Middleware
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (5.00%) YAML
4 1 (2.50%) .NET
4 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.50%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.50%) CSS
4 1 (2.50%) HTML
4 1 (2.50%) JSON
4 1 (2.50%) SOAP
4 1 (2.50%) Velocity
4 1 (2.50%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Clustering
2 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.00%) Fintech
3 2 (5.00%) Grid Computing
3 2 (5.00%) HP Storage
3 2 (5.00%) HP StoreVirtual
3 2 (5.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) e-Health
4 1 (2.50%) EPoS
4 1 (2.50%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.50%) Replication
4 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Unix
2 11 (27.50%) Linux
2 11 (27.50%) Windows
3 7 (17.50%) Solaris
4 6 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (10.00%) AIX
5 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.00%) SUSE
7 1 (2.50%) Android
7 1 (2.50%) HPUX
7 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Performance Testing
2 13 (32.50%) CRM
3 12 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 12 (30.00%) SOA
4 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (20.00%) ITIL
5 6 (15.00%) Performance Engineering
5 6 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (12.50%) ITIL V3
6 5 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 5 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 4 (10.00%) Load Balancing
7 4 (10.00%) Service Management
8 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (7.50%) Migration
8 3 (7.50%) Network Management
8 3 (7.50%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (42.50%) Java
2 6 (15.00%) Perl
3 4 (10.00%) Python
4 3 (7.50%) PHP
4 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
4 3 (7.50%) SQL
5 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.00%) Ruby
6 1 (2.50%) C
6 1 (2.50%) C++
6 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.50%) JCL
6 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) CCNA
1 3 (7.50%) CCNP
1 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.00%) RHCE
2 2 (5.00%) RHCT
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) CISSP
3 1 (2.50%) HNC
3 1 (2.50%) HND
3 1 (2.50%) JNCIA
3 1 (2.50%) JNCIP
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
2 2 (5.00%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.00%) NFS
3 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (5.00%) Samba
3 2 (5.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (35.00%) HP SiteScope
2 9 (22.50%) NetBackup
3 7 (17.50%) Nagios
4 6 (15.00%) Puppet
5 4 (10.00%) Control-M
6 3 (7.50%) Ansible
6 3 (7.50%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (7.50%) HP NNM
7 2 (5.00%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (5.00%) SCCM
7 2 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (2.50%) Data Guard
8 1 (2.50%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (2.50%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 39 (97.50%) HP
2 9 (22.50%) VMware
3 8 (20.00%) Cisco
3 8 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 8 (20.00%) Veritas
4 6 (15.00%) F5
5 5 (12.50%) Oracle
5 5 (12.50%) Sun
6 4 (10.00%) 3PAR
6 4 (10.00%) BMC
6 4 (10.00%) IBM
6 4 (10.00%) NetApp
6 4 (10.00%) Symantec
7 3 (7.50%) Brocade
7 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
7 3 (7.50%) Juniper
7 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
8 2 (5.00%) Cognos
8 2 (5.00%) Dell
8 2 (5.00%) EMC