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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 556 521 522
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +1
Contract jobs citing OVSD 30 34 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.059% 0.071% 0.074%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.72% 0.90% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.63% +111.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £132 £89
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £355 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £190 £90
% change year-on-year
+62.63% +111.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 5
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.54%
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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
4189 3757 3423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.27% 7.85% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2618 2173 1953
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 117 159
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -2 23 £302 +58.94%
East Midlands - 7 £407 -
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OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 58 (95.08%) HP
2 55 (90.16%) ITIL
3 54 (88.52%) Security Cleared
4 50 (81.97%) SC Cleared
5 47 (77.05%) Service Management
6 45 (73.77%) MS Office
7 37 (60.66%) DV Cleared
8 32 (52.46%) Microsoft
9 30 (49.18%) ITSM
10 26 (42.62%) OpenView
11 23 (37.70%) Windows
12 22 (36.07%) Incident Management
13 20 (32.79%) MS Excel
14 19 (31.15%) VMware
14 19 (31.15%) Hyper-V
15 18 (29.51%) SLA
16 17 (27.87%) SQL
16 17 (27.87%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (26.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 15 (24.59%) Data Analysis
19 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2008
19 14 (22.95%) NetApp
19 14 (22.95%) ITIL V3
19 14 (22.95%) Change Control
20 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2003
20 13 (21.31%) Matrix Management
21 11 (18.03%) Linux
22 10 (16.39%) Cisco
22 10 (16.39%) NFS
22 10 (16.39%) Active Directory

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (11.48%) SharePoint
1 7 (11.48%) Lync
2 5 (8.20%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.56%) IIS
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 45 (73.77%) MS Office
2 20 (32.79%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.92%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) PaaS
1 4 (6.56%) Office 365
2 2 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.39%) BIG-IP
1 10 (16.39%) iSCSI
2 4 (6.56%) VPN
2 4 (6.56%) Internet
3 3 (4.92%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.20%) MySQL
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.92%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (3.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) ProC
General
1 4 (6.56%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) French Language
2 3 (4.92%) German Language
3 2 (3.28%) Military
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Analyst
2 16 (26.23%) Incident Manager
3 8 (13.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (13.11%) Service Analyst
4 6 (9.84%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (8.20%) Architect
5 5 (8.20%) Configuration Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 4 (6.56%) Virtualisation Architect
6 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.92%) Services Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Service Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Consultant
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Incident Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (3.28%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) HTML
1 2 (3.28%) JSP
1 2 (3.28%) SOAP
1 2 (3.28%) Web Services
1 2 (3.28%) XML
1 2 (3.28%) X-Windows
1 2 (3.28%) Ajax
1 2 (3.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
1 5 (8.20%) Clustering
1 5 (8.20%) CMDB
2 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (37.70%) Windows
2 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (18.03%) Linux
5 10 (16.39%) Ubuntu
5 10 (16.39%) CentOS
6 5 (8.20%) UNIX
7 4 (6.56%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (90.16%) ITIL
2 47 (77.05%) Service Management
3 30 (49.18%) ITSM
4 22 (36.07%) Incident Management
5 15 (24.59%) Data Analysis
6 14 (22.95%) ITIL V3
6 14 (22.95%) Change Control
7 13 (21.31%) Matrix Management
8 10 (16.39%) Capacity Management
8 10 (16.39%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (11.48%) CRM
10 6 (9.84%) Configuration Management
11 4 (6.56%) Problem Management
12 3 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (4.92%) High Availability
12 3 (4.92%) PRINCE2
12 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
13 2 (3.28%) Root Cause Analysis
13 2 (3.28%) Network Management
13 2 (3.28%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.87%) SQL
2 10 (16.39%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.92%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.28%) VBScript
4 2 (3.28%) VB
4 2 (3.28%) Perl
5 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 54 (88.52%) Security Cleared
2 50 (81.97%) SC Cleared
3 37 (60.66%) DV Cleared
4 16 (26.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.64%) MCP
5 1 (1.64%) MCSE
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (29.51%) SLA
2 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.64%) BS15000
System Software
1 19 (31.15%) Hyper-V
2 17 (27.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (16.39%) NFS
3 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.92%) UAG
5 2 (3.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (42.62%) OpenView
2 6 (9.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (8.20%) SCOM
4 2 (3.28%) HP NNM
4 2 (3.28%) WSUS
4 2 (3.28%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (3.28%) SCCM
5 1 (1.64%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 58 (95.08%) HP
2 32 (52.46%) Microsoft
3 19 (31.15%) VMware
4 14 (22.95%) NetApp
5 10 (16.39%) Cisco
5 10 (16.39%) F5
6 5 (8.20%) Citrix
7 4 (6.56%) Lumension
8 3 (4.92%) Oracle
9 2 (3.28%) BMC
9 2 (3.28%) CA
9 2 (3.28%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.64%) Remedy