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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 549 564 505
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -59
Contract jobs citing OVSD 34 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.067% 0.036% 0.048%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.86% 0.47% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £165 £95
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+96.96% +73.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £114 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £240 £283
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £165 £95
% change year-on-year
+96.96% +73.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £10.50 £50.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -79.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £10.50 £50.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -79.10%
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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
3952 3831 3029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.82% 7.62% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2435 2220 1766
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 153 164
Average hourly rate £20.19 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.15 £45.00 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +13 28 £325 +71.05%
East Midlands - 3 £405 -
East of England +16 2 - -
North West - 1 £110 - 1
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OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 40 (83.33%) ITIL
1 40 (83.33%) HP
1 40 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 38 (79.17%) SC Cleared
3 35 (72.92%) MS Office
3 35 (72.92%) Service Management
4 24 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 23 (47.92%) DV Cleared
6 22 (45.83%) OpenView
7 19 (39.58%) MS Excel
8 17 (35.42%) ITSM
8 17 (35.42%) Windows
9 15 (31.25%) SLA
10 14 (29.17%) Incident Management
10 14 (29.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 13 (27.08%) Data Analysis
12 11 (22.92%) Matrix Management
13 10 (20.83%) ITIL V3
14 9 (18.75%) Service Delivery
14 9 (18.75%) MS Visio
14 9 (18.75%) PRINCE2
15 8 (16.67%) MS Project
15 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (14.58%) PaaS
16 7 (14.58%) Crystal Reports
16 7 (14.58%) Windows XP
16 7 (14.58%) VPN
16 7 (14.58%) Internet
17 6 (12.50%) Configuration Management
17 6 (12.50%) NetApp

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 35 (72.92%) MS Office
2 19 (39.58%) MS Excel
3 9 (18.75%) MS Visio
4 8 (16.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) PaaS
2 2 (4.17%) IaaS
2 2 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) VPN
1 7 (14.58%) Internet
2 6 (12.50%) BIG-IP
2 6 (12.50%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) Crystal Reports
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) French Language
2 4 (8.33%) German Language
3 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Analyst
2 14 (29.17%) Incident Manager
3 10 (20.83%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (20.83%) Service Analyst
4 8 (16.67%) Service Manager
5 5 (10.42%) Configuration Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (10.42%) Services Delivery Manager
6 4 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Account Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Account Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Transition Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Service Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) CMDB
1 5 (10.42%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (14.58%) Windows XP
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (12.50%) CentOS
4 6 (12.50%) Ubuntu
5 3 (6.25%) Linux
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (83.33%) ITIL
2 35 (72.92%) Service Management
3 17 (35.42%) ITSM
4 14 (29.17%) Incident Management
5 13 (27.08%) Data Analysis
6 11 (22.92%) Matrix Management
7 10 (20.83%) ITIL V3
8 9 (18.75%) Service Delivery
8 9 (18.75%) PRINCE2
9 6 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 6 (12.50%) Change Control
9 6 (12.50%) People Management
10 5 (10.42%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (10.42%) Capacity Management
11 3 (6.25%) Coaching
12 2 (4.17%) PRINCE
12 2 (4.17%) Project Management
12 2 (4.17%) Transition Management
12 2 (4.17%) Problem Management
13 1 (2.08%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 38 (79.17%) SC Cleared
3 23 (47.92%) DV Cleared
4 14 (29.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.17%) MCSE
5 2 (4.17%) MCP
6 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.25%) SLA
2 3 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.08%) BS15000
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) NFS
1 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (45.83%) OpenView
2 2 (4.17%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (83.33%) HP
2 24 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.50%) NetApp
3 6 (12.50%) Cisco
3 6 (12.50%) VMware
3 6 (12.50%) F5
4 1 (2.08%) Citrix
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle