The table below looks at the statistics for OVSD skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OVSD over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 565 542 531
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -11
Contract jobs citing OVSD 23 11 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.043% 0.023% 0.073%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.54% 0.32% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 21
Average daily rate
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£154 £120 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £95 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £435 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £154 £120 £100
% change year-on-year
+28.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 9
Average hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 £10.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +8.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 £10.18
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +8.10%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4246 3393 3237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.02% 7.09% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2620 2112 1731
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 157 182
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.54 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.18% +7.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.25 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.69 £23.20 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-6.51% +18.97%

OVSD
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OVSD across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

OVSD Jobs Demand Trend in England

OVSD
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OVSD across the England region.

OVSD Daily Rate Trend in England

OVSD
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OVSD across the England region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

OVSD Daily Rate Histogram in England

OVSD
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OVSD across the England region.

OVSD Hourly Rate Trend in England

OVSD
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OVSD within the England region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
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OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing OVSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OVSD.

1 34 (66.67%) Windows
2 33 (64.71%) Security Cleared
3 32 (62.75%) ITIL
4 29 (56.86%) HP
5 26 (50.98%) OpenView
5 26 (50.98%) SC Cleared
6 25 (49.02%) MS Excel
7 17 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (33.33%) MCP
7 17 (33.33%) MS Office
8 16 (31.37%) Windows XP
9 15 (29.41%) MS Exchange
10 14 (27.45%) Service Delivery
11 13 (25.49%) Internet
11 13 (25.49%) VPN
11 13 (25.49%) SLA
11 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
11 13 (25.49%) Service Management
12 12 (23.53%) Manufacturing
12 12 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (21.57%) MCSE
13 11 (21.57%) Backup Exec
14 10 (19.61%) SQL
15 9 (17.65%) Windows Vista
15 9 (17.65%) DV Cleared
15 9 (17.65%) Windows 7
15 9 (17.65%) Windows 8
15 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (13.73%) Problem Management

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing OVSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OVSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 12 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (5.88%) IIS
4 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (49.02%) MS Excel
2 17 (33.33%) MS Office
3 5 (9.80%) MS Project
3 5 (9.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.49%) VPN
1 13 (25.49%) Internet
2 3 (5.88%) Firewall
2 3 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (5.88%) DNS
2 3 (5.88%) IPv4
2 3 (5.88%) LAN
2 3 (5.88%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle APEX
General
1 12 (23.53%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.88%) Back Office
3 2 (3.92%) Finance
4 1 (1.96%) French Language
4 1 (1.96%) German Language
Job Titles
1 31 (60.78%) Analyst
2 24 (47.06%) Service Analyst
3 23 (45.10%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (23.53%) Support Analyst
5 10 (19.61%) 1st Line Support
6 9 (17.65%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 6 (11.76%) Problem Manager
8 5 (9.80%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (9.80%) Services Delivery Manager
8 5 (9.80%) Service Manager
9 4 (7.84%) Team Leader
10 3 (5.88%) Incident Manager
10 3 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
11 2 (3.92%) Service Desk Team Leader
12 1 (1.96%) 1st Line Support Technician
12 1 (1.96%) Service Desk Technician
12 1 (1.96%) Incident & Problem Manager
12 1 (1.96%) Senior Incident Manager
12 1 (1.96%) Help Desk Analyst
12 1 (1.96%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) Middleware
1 2 (3.92%) Java EE
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.88%) Statistics
4 1 (1.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 34 (66.67%) Windows
2 16 (31.37%) Windows XP
3 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (17.65%) Windows Vista
4 9 (17.65%) Windows 7
4 9 (17.65%) Windows 8
5 6 (11.76%) UNIX
6 3 (5.88%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.92%) Linux
7 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (62.75%) ITIL
2 14 (27.45%) Service Delivery
3 13 (25.49%) Service Management
4 7 (13.73%) Problem Management
5 6 (11.76%) Trend Analysis
5 6 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (9.80%) People Management
6 5 (9.80%) Incident Management
6 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (5.88%) Data Entry
8 2 (3.92%) SOA
9 1 (1.96%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.96%) Coaching
9 1 (1.96%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) Java
3 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 26 (50.98%) SC Cleared
3 17 (33.33%) MCP
3 17 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (21.57%) MCSE
5 9 (17.65%) DV Cleared
6 6 (11.76%) MCDST
7 5 (9.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (25.49%) SLA
2 6 (11.76%) BS15000
3 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.88%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 26 (50.98%) OpenView
2 11 (21.57%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.88%) DameWare
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.96%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 29 (56.86%) HP
2 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.76%) Citrix
3 6 (11.76%) McAfee
4 3 (5.88%) Clearswift
4 3 (5.88%) F5
4 3 (5.88%) Nokia
4 3 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle
4 3 (5.88%) Cisco
4 3 (5.88%) IBM
5 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.96%) Perforce