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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 591 548 544
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -4
Contract jobs citing OVSD 14 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.059% 0.057%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.32% 0.72% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 7
Average daily rate
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£147 £300 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.16% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £163 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £375 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £147 £300 £420
% change year-on-year
-51.16% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £10.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.50 £10.75
% change year-on-year
- -2.32%
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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
4358 4140 3758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.36% 8.12% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2697 2445 2197
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £238 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 147 158
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.70 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £31.95 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.91 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+7.98% -5.19%

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 August 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 August 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 -22 10 £142 -54.48%
East Midlands - 4 £407 -
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OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 45 (97.83%) HP
2 43 (93.48%) ITIL
3 42 (91.30%) Security Cleared
4 37 (80.43%) SC Cleared
5 36 (78.26%) Service Management
6 35 (76.09%) MS Office
7 31 (67.39%) DV Cleared
8 30 (65.22%) Microsoft
8 30 (65.22%) ITSM
9 20 (43.48%) SQL
10 17 (36.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 16 (34.78%) Windows
11 16 (34.78%) Hyper-V
11 16 (34.78%) ITIL V3
11 16 (34.78%) VMware
12 14 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (30.43%) OpenView
13 13 (28.26%) Incident Management
14 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (23.91%) NetApp
14 11 (23.91%) Linux
14 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
14 11 (23.91%) Change Control
15 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
15 10 (21.74%) PowerShell
16 9 (19.57%) SLA
16 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
17 7 (15.22%) CRM
17 7 (15.22%) SharePoint

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (15.22%) SharePoint
1 7 (15.22%) Lync
2 5 (10.87%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.70%) IIS
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 35 (76.09%) MS Office
2 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Office 365
2 2 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.35%) SaaS
3 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) BIG-IP
1 7 (15.22%) iSCSI
2 3 (6.52%) DNS
3 1 (2.17%) Internet
3 1 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.87%) MySQL
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.35%) MS Access
5 1 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) ProC
General
1 2 (4.35%) Military
2 1 (2.17%) French Language
2 1 (2.17%) German Language
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) 1st Line Support
2 7 (15.22%) Incident Manager
3 6 (13.04%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Service Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Configuration Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 4 (8.70%) Virtualisation Architect
5 4 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.52%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Support Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Services Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.17%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) HTML
1 2 (4.35%) JSP
1 2 (4.35%) SOAP
1 2 (4.35%) Web Services
1 2 (4.35%) XML
1 2 (4.35%) X-Windows
1 2 (4.35%) Ajax
1 2 (4.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Clustering
2 4 (8.70%) CMDB
2 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.78%) Windows
2 11 (23.91%) Linux
2 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (15.22%) Ubuntu
4 7 (15.22%) CentOS
5 5 (10.87%) UNIX
6 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (93.48%) ITIL
2 36 (78.26%) Service Management
3 30 (65.22%) ITSM
4 16 (34.78%) ITIL V3
5 13 (28.26%) Incident Management
6 11 (23.91%) Change Control
7 7 (15.22%) Data Analysis
7 7 (15.22%) CRM
7 7 (15.22%) Capacity Management
7 7 (15.22%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (13.04%) Matrix Management
9 5 (10.87%) Configuration Management
10 3 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (6.52%) High Availability
11 2 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (4.35%) Network Management
11 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
12 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2
12 1 (2.17%) Service Delivery
12 1 (2.17%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 20 (43.48%) SQL
2 10 (21.74%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.35%) VBScript
4 2 (4.35%) VB
4 2 (4.35%) Perl
5 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 42 (91.30%) Security Cleared
2 37 (80.43%) SC Cleared
3 31 (67.39%) DV Cleared
4 17 (36.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.17%) MCP
5 1 (2.17%) MCSE
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (34.78%) Hyper-V
2 14 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
4 7 (15.22%) NFS
5 3 (6.52%) UAG
6 2 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (30.43%) OpenView
2 6 (13.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (10.87%) SCOM
4 2 (4.35%) HP NNM
4 2 (4.35%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (4.35%) SCCM
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.17%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 45 (97.83%) HP
2 30 (65.22%) Microsoft
3 16 (34.78%) VMware
4 11 (23.91%) NetApp
5 7 (15.22%) Cisco
5 7 (15.22%) F5
6 5 (10.87%) Citrix
7 4 (8.70%) Lumension
8 2 (4.35%) ServiceNow
8 2 (4.35%) BMC
8 2 (4.35%) CA
8 2 (4.35%) Oracle
9 1 (2.17%) Remedy