The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the England region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 515 509 511
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing OVSD 34 30 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.071% 0.066% 0.078%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.94% 0.89% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 14
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+111.11% -31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £89 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £342 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £90 £132
% change year-on-year
+111.11% -31.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 10
Average hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +4.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +4.76%
Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3625 3387 3482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.61% 7.43% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2126 1949 1768
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 162 168
Average hourly rate £16.12 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.35% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.36 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-12.57% +16.66%
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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 11 July 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 11 July 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
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
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OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 36 (75.00%) HP
2 35 (72.92%) Security Cleared
3 30 (62.50%) OpenView
3 30 (62.50%) ITIL
4 29 (60.42%) Windows
5 26 (54.17%) MS Excel
6 22 (45.83%) SC Cleared
7 20 (41.67%) MS Exchange
8 17 (35.42%) MS Office
8 17 (35.42%) Windows XP
9 15 (31.25%) SLA
10 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
10 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (29.17%) MCP
11 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
11 13 (27.08%) DV Cleared
12 11 (22.92%) MCDST
12 11 (22.92%) SQL
12 11 (22.92%) McAfee
13 10 (20.83%) Internet
13 10 (20.83%) Manufacturing
13 10 (20.83%) VPN
14 8 (16.67%) Cisco
14 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
14 8 (16.67%) BS15000
14 8 (16.67%) Service Management
14 8 (16.67%) Service Delivery
14 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (14.58%) F5

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 20 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (14.58%) IIS
Applications
1 26 (54.17%) MS Excel
2 17 (35.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) VPN
1 10 (20.83%) Internet
2 7 (14.58%) Firewall
2 7 (14.58%) Cisco IOS
2 7 (14.58%) DNS
2 7 (14.58%) IPv4
2 7 (14.58%) LAN
2 7 (14.58%) DHCP
3 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle APEX
General
1 10 (20.83%) Manufacturing
2 7 (14.58%) Back Office
3 1 (2.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (62.50%) Analyst
2 23 (47.92%) Service Analyst
2 23 (47.92%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) Problem Manager
4 4 (8.33%) Coordinator
4 4 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Incident Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.17%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Incident Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Hardware Support Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) DBA
7 1 (2.08%) Network Consultant
7 1 (2.08%) Consultant
7 1 (2.08%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Hardware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Statistics
2 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (60.42%) Windows
2 17 (35.42%) Windows XP
3 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (14.58%) Windows 2000
5 3 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (62.50%) ITIL
2 8 (16.67%) Service Management
2 8 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 7 (14.58%) Network Load Balancing
3 7 (14.58%) Problem Management
4 6 (12.50%) Trend Analysis
4 6 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (10.42%) Incident Management
6 4 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (6.25%) Data Entry
8 1 (2.08%) SOA
8 1 (2.08%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) SQL
2 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (72.92%) Security Cleared
2 22 (45.83%) SC Cleared
3 14 (29.17%) MCP
3 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (27.08%) DV Cleared
5 11 (22.92%) MCDST
6 3 (6.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.25%) SLA
2 8 (16.67%) BS15000
System Software
1 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.58%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 30 (62.50%) OpenView
2 7 (14.58%) DameWare
3 5 (10.42%) SCCM
4 3 (6.25%) Backup Exec
5 2 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (2.08%) Data Guard
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 36 (75.00%) HP
2 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
3 11 (22.92%) McAfee
4 8 (16.67%) Cisco
5 7 (14.58%) IBM
5 7 (14.58%) Nokia
5 7 (14.58%) CheckPoint
5 7 (14.58%) Clearswift
5 7 (14.58%) F5
6 3 (6.25%) Citrix
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle
7 1 (2.08%) Perforce
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