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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 549 535 527
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs citing OVSD 29 27 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.058% 0.056% 0.079%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.74% 0.77% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +324.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £420 £113
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +270.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 11
Average hourly rate £10.50 £10.75 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +2.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £10.75 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-2.32% +2.38%
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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
3900 3514 3517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.75% 7.31% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2308 2071 1859
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 151 161
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.38 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +9.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.98 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.42 £40.17 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% +11.11%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London - 2 - -
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OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 40 (72.73%) HP
2 37 (67.27%) Security Cleared
3 33 (60.00%) OpenView
4 32 (58.18%) ITIL
4 32 (58.18%) Windows
5 26 (47.27%) MS Excel
6 25 (45.45%) SC Cleared
7 19 (34.55%) MS Office
7 19 (34.55%) Windows XP
8 17 (30.91%) MS Exchange
8 17 (30.91%) SLA
9 15 (27.27%) Microsoft
10 14 (25.45%) DV Cleared
11 13 (23.64%) Manufacturing
11 13 (23.64%) VPN
11 13 (23.64%) MCP
11 13 (23.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (23.64%) Internet
12 11 (20.00%) Active Directory
13 10 (18.18%) McAfee
13 10 (18.18%) Service Delivery
13 10 (18.18%) SQL
13 10 (18.18%) MCDST
14 9 (16.36%) BS15000
14 9 (16.36%) Service Management
15 8 (14.55%) Incident Management
15 8 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2003
15 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (12.73%) Problem Management
16 7 (12.73%) SQL Server

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 17 (30.91%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (10.91%) IIS
4 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (47.27%) MS Excel
2 19 (34.55%) MS Office
3 3 (5.45%) MS Project
3 3 (5.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.64%) VPN
1 13 (23.64%) Internet
2 6 (10.91%) Firewall
2 6 (10.91%) Cisco IOS
2 6 (10.91%) DNS
2 6 (10.91%) IPv4
2 6 (10.91%) LAN
2 6 (10.91%) DHCP
3 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle APEX
General
1 13 (23.64%) Manufacturing
2 6 (10.91%) Back Office
3 1 (1.82%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (58.18%) Analyst
2 25 (45.45%) Service Analyst
3 24 (43.64%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Problem Manager
5 5 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Team Leader
6 4 (7.27%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Coordinator
7 3 (5.45%) Incident Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Incident Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Services Delivery Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Service Manager
8 2 (3.64%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (3.64%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 2 (3.64%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 1 (1.82%) Incident & Problem Manager
9 1 (1.82%) Senior Incident Manager
9 1 (1.82%) Hardware Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) Middleware
1 2 (3.64%) Java EE
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Statistics
2 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (58.18%) Windows
2 19 (34.55%) Windows XP
3 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.91%) Windows 2000
5 3 (5.45%) UNIX
6 2 (3.64%) Linux
6 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (58.18%) ITIL
2 10 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 9 (16.36%) Service Management
4 8 (14.55%) Incident Management
5 7 (12.73%) Problem Management
6 6 (10.91%) Trend Analysis
6 6 (10.91%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (10.91%) Network Load Balancing
7 4 (7.27%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.45%) Data Entry
9 2 (3.64%) SOA
10 1 (1.82%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (1.82%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (3.64%) Java
3 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (67.27%) Security Cleared
2 25 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 14 (25.45%) DV Cleared
4 13 (23.64%) MCP
4 13 (23.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (18.18%) MCDST
6 3 (5.45%) MCSE
6 3 (5.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (30.91%) SLA
2 9 (16.36%) BS15000
System Software
1 11 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.91%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 33 (60.00%) OpenView
2 6 (10.91%) DameWare
3 3 (5.45%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.45%) SCCM
4 2 (3.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.82%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 40 (72.73%) HP
2 15 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 10 (18.18%) McAfee
4 7 (12.73%) Cisco
5 6 (10.91%) IBM
5 6 (10.91%) Nokia
5 6 (10.91%) Clearswift
5 6 (10.91%) CheckPoint
5 6 (10.91%) F5
6 3 (5.45%) Citrix
6 3 (5.45%) Oracle
7 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.82%) Perforce