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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 597 559 545
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -14
Contract jobs citing OVSD 11 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.023% 0.040% 0.053%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.27% 0.47% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 8
Average daily rate £145 £395 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.29% +229.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £145 £395 £120
% change year-on-year
-63.29% +229.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Average hourly rate £12.72 £10.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.09% -4.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.72 £10.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+21.09% -4.54%
OVSD
UK

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
4028 4025 3442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.53% 8.57% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2578 2415 1997
Average daily rate £448 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £258 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.27% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 138 135
Average hourly rate £28.75 £18.85 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.51% -8.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.17 £41.25 £33.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+62.79% +2.38%

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
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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -11 6 £145 -63.52%
East of England -1 3 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
OVSD
UK

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 17 (100.00%) HP
2 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Service Management
2 12 (70.59%) Security Cleared
3 11 (64.71%) SC Cleared
3 11 (64.71%) ITSM
4 10 (58.82%) ITIL
4 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
4 10 (58.82%) DV Cleared
4 10 (58.82%) ITIL V3
5 7 (41.18%) MS Office
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (29.41%) CentOS
7 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
7 5 (29.41%) High Availability
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (29.41%) SCCM
7 5 (29.41%) iSCSI
7 5 (29.41%) Ubuntu
7 5 (29.41%) SQL
7 5 (29.41%) NFS
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (29.41%) Internet
7 5 (29.41%) OpenView
7 5 (29.41%) VMware
7 5 (29.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (23.53%) SLA
8 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
8 4 (23.53%) Linux

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Internet
1 5 (29.41%) iSCSI
2 3 (17.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (11.76%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Help Desk Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Service Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Service Desk Support
2 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (11.76%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (11.76%) Monitoring Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Network Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Platform Architect
4 1 (5.88%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) CMDB
1 1 (5.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (29.41%) CentOS
3 5 (29.41%) Ubuntu
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Service Management
2 11 (64.71%) ITSM
3 10 (58.82%) ITIL
3 10 (58.82%) ITIL V3
4 5 (29.41%) High Availability
5 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
6 2 (11.76%) CRM
6 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
6 2 (11.76%) Network Management
6 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
7 1 (5.88%) Change Management
7 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Security Cleared
2 11 (64.71%) SC Cleared
3 10 (58.82%) DV Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (17.65%) Degree
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
1 5 (29.41%) NFS
1 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) OpenView
1 5 (29.41%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (11.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) HP
2 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 5 (29.41%) VMware
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco
4 2 (11.76%) webMethods