The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP OpenView (HPOV)
England / West Midlands
Rank 114 - 112
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing OpenView 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.044% - 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.65% - 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £425 - £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £375 £293
% change year-on-year +16.66% +28.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 155 223 185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 6.80% 8.41% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 105 88
Median daily rate £475 £400 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +14.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £310 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 29
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -23.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £11.15 £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £25.65 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £23.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -16.12% +8.13%  

OpenView
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

OpenView
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenView in the West Midlands

OpenView
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OpenView in the West Midlands

OpenView
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for OpenView.

1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
1 2 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) BMC
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia
2 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) OPNET
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (50.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (50.00%) JSON

OpenView
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) BGP
1 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) OSPF
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Monitoring Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Network Monitoring Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Network Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Data Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Network Management
1 1 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (50.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) BMC
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds