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 27 July 2015 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 569 543 529
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -14
Contract jobs citing OVSD 28 28 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.054% 0.057% 0.062%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.65% 0.71% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 7
Average daily rate
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£277 £245 £90
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.06% +172.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £277 £245 £90
% change year-on-year
+13.06% +172.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.54%
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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
4298 3942 3580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.32% 7.98% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2694 2321 2035
Average daily rate £405 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 125 165
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.46 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.17% -17.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.15 £31.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.25% -13.33%

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 27 July 2015.

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 27 July 2015. 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
South East -6 21 £265 -11.66%
East Midlands - 7 £407 -
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OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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 59 (95.16%) HP
2 58 (93.55%) ITIL
3 57 (91.94%) Security Cleared
4 52 (83.87%) SC Cleared
5 50 (80.65%) Service Management
6 46 (74.19%) MS Office
7 40 (64.52%) DV Cleared
8 35 (56.45%) Microsoft
9 33 (53.23%) ITSM
10 24 (38.71%) OpenView
11 22 (35.48%) Incident Management
12 21 (33.87%) Windows
13 20 (32.26%) SQL
14 19 (30.65%) VMware
14 19 (30.65%) Hyper-V
14 19 (30.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 18 (29.03%) MS Excel
15 18 (29.03%) SLA
16 17 (27.42%) VMware Infrastructure
16 17 (27.42%) ITIL V3
17 15 (24.19%) Data Analysis
18 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
18 14 (22.58%) NetApp
18 14 (22.58%) Change Control
19 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2003
19 13 (20.97%) Matrix Management
20 11 (17.74%) Linux
21 10 (16.13%) NFS
21 10 (16.13%) Cisco
21 10 (16.13%) Active Directory

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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 7 (11.29%) SharePoint
1 7 (11.29%) Lync
2 5 (8.06%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.45%) IIS
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 46 (74.19%) MS Office
2 18 (29.03%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.84%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.84%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) PaaS
1 4 (6.45%) Office 365
2 2 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.13%) BIG-IP
1 10 (16.13%) iSCSI
2 3 (4.84%) DNS
3 2 (3.23%) Internet
3 2 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.06%) MySQL
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.84%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (3.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) ProC
General
1 4 (6.45%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Military
2 2 (3.23%) French Language
2 2 (3.23%) German Language
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (29.03%) Analyst
2 16 (25.81%) Incident Manager
3 8 (12.90%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (12.90%) Service Analyst
4 7 (11.29%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (8.06%) Architect
5 5 (8.06%) Configuration Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 4 (6.45%) Virtualisation Architect
6 4 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.84%) Services Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Service Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (4.84%) Consultant
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Incident Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) HTML
1 2 (3.23%) JSP
1 2 (3.23%) SOAP
1 2 (3.23%) Web Services
1 2 (3.23%) XML
1 2 (3.23%) X-Windows
1 2 (3.23%) Ajax
1 2 (3.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
1 5 (8.06%) Clustering
1 5 (8.06%) CMDB
2 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.87%) Windows
2 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (17.74%) Linux
5 10 (16.13%) Ubuntu
5 10 (16.13%) CentOS
6 5 (8.06%) UNIX
7 2 (3.23%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.61%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (93.55%) ITIL
2 50 (80.65%) Service Management
3 33 (53.23%) ITSM
4 22 (35.48%) Incident Management
5 17 (27.42%) ITIL V3
6 15 (24.19%) Data Analysis
7 14 (22.58%) Change Control
8 13 (20.97%) Matrix Management
9 10 (16.13%) Capacity Management
9 10 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (11.29%) CRM
11 6 (9.68%) Configuration Management
12 4 (6.45%) Problem Management
13 3 (4.84%) Capacity Planning
13 3 (4.84%) High Availability
13 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2
13 3 (4.84%) Service Delivery
14 2 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
14 2 (3.23%) Network Management
14 2 (3.23%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.26%) SQL
2 10 (16.13%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.84%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.23%) VBScript
4 2 (3.23%) VB
4 2 (3.23%) Perl
5 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 57 (91.94%) Security Cleared
2 52 (83.87%) SC Cleared
3 40 (64.52%) DV Cleared
4 19 (30.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.61%) MCP
5 1 (1.61%) MCSE
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (29.03%) SLA
2 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.61%) BS15000
System Software
1 19 (30.65%) Hyper-V
2 17 (27.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (16.13%) NFS
3 10 (16.13%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.84%) UAG
5 2 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (38.71%) OpenView
2 6 (9.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (8.06%) SCOM
4 2 (3.23%) HP NNM
4 2 (3.23%) WSUS
4 2 (3.23%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (3.23%) SCCM
5 1 (1.61%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.61%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 59 (95.16%) HP
2 35 (56.45%) Microsoft
3 19 (30.65%) VMware
4 14 (22.58%) NetApp
5 10 (16.13%) Cisco
5 10 (16.13%) F5
6 5 (8.06%) Citrix
7 4 (6.45%) Lumension
8 3 (4.84%) Oracle
9 2 (3.23%) BMC
9 2 (3.23%) CA
9 2 (3.23%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.61%) Remedy