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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 545 525 503
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -22
Contract jobs citing OVSD 24 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.050% 0.030% 0.039%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.63% 0.41% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £120 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+212.50% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £96 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £130 £283
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £120 £103
% change year-on-year
+212.50% +17.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.25 £10.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +14.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £12.25 £10.66
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +14.88%
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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
3827 3399 2629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.02% 7.30% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2293 1927 1502
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £214 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 156 177
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.20 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.01% +3.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.10 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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 2 March 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 36 (80.00%) ITIL
1 36 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (77.78%) SC Cleared
3 27 (60.00%) HP
3 27 (60.00%) Service Management
4 24 (53.33%) Windows
5 23 (51.11%) MS Office
6 22 (48.89%) MS Excel
7 20 (44.44%) OpenView
8 16 (35.56%) Microsoft
9 15 (33.33%) Service Delivery
9 15 (33.33%) DV Cleared
10 14 (31.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (26.67%) SLA
12 11 (24.44%) Incident Management
13 10 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (22.22%) Windows Vista
13 10 (22.22%) Data Analysis
13 10 (22.22%) Backup Exec
13 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (22.22%) MS Visio
13 10 (22.22%) MS Exchange
13 10 (22.22%) MCSE
13 10 (22.22%) MCP
13 10 (22.22%) PRINCE2
13 10 (22.22%) Windows 7
13 10 (22.22%) Windows 8
14 9 (20.00%) Matrix Management
14 9 (20.00%) MS Project
15 8 (17.78%) Internet

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 10 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 10 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 23 (51.11%) MS Office
2 22 (48.89%) MS Excel
3 10 (22.22%) MS Visio
4 9 (20.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) PaaS
2 2 (4.44%) IaaS
2 2 (4.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) VPN
1 8 (17.78%) Internet
2 4 (8.89%) BIG-IP
2 4 (8.89%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) Crystal Reports
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.67%) French Language
3 3 (6.67%) German Language
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Analyst
2 14 (31.11%) Service Analyst
2 14 (31.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (24.44%) Incident Manager
4 10 (22.22%) Support Analyst
4 10 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 9 (20.00%) Service Manager
6 6 (13.33%) Services Delivery Manager
6 6 (13.33%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Transition Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Account Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Account Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Service Transition Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Incident Manager
8 1 (2.22%) 1st Line Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 24 (53.33%) Windows
2 14 (31.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (22.22%) Windows Vista
3 10 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 10 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 8 (17.78%) Windows XP
5 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.89%) Ubuntu
5 4 (8.89%) UNIX
5 4 (8.89%) CentOS
6 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (80.00%) ITIL
2 27 (60.00%) Service Management
3 15 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 11 (24.44%) Incident Management
5 10 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 10 (22.22%) Data Analysis
6 9 (20.00%) Matrix Management
7 8 (17.78%) People Management
8 6 (13.33%) ITSM
9 4 (8.89%) Change Control
10 3 (6.67%) Capacity Management
10 3 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (6.67%) Coaching
11 2 (4.44%) Transition Management
11 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
11 2 (4.44%) Project Management
11 2 (4.44%) PRINCE
12 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
12 1 (2.22%) Change Management
12 1 (2.22%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (77.78%) SC Cleared
3 15 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 10 (22.22%) MCP
4 10 (22.22%) MCSE
4 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.22%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.67%) SLA
2 3 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.22%) BS15000
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) NFS
1 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (44.44%) OpenView
2 10 (22.22%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) HP
2 16 (35.56%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.89%) Cisco
3 4 (8.89%) Citrix
3 4 (8.89%) NetApp
3 4 (8.89%) VMware
3 4 (8.89%) F5
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
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