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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 547 533 549
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Contract jobs citing OVSD 25 20 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.041% 0.058%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.63% 0.57% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 16
Average daily rate
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£300 £428 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.82% +230.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £100 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £435 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £428 £128
% change year-on-year
-29.82% +235.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 7
Average hourly rate £10.50 £10.75 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +2.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £10.75 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-2.32% +2.38%
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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
3938 3518 3492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.66% 7.30% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2353 2108 1867
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 153 159
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +27.02%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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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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
London - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
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OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 40 (71.43%) HP
2 36 (64.29%) Security Cleared
3 35 (62.50%) Windows
4 34 (60.71%) OpenView
5 32 (57.14%) ITIL
6 28 (50.00%) MS Excel
7 25 (44.64%) SC Cleared
8 21 (37.50%) Windows XP
8 21 (37.50%) MS Office
9 17 (30.36%) MS Exchange
10 16 (28.57%) SLA
11 15 (26.79%) VPN
11 15 (26.79%) Internet
11 15 (26.79%) Manufacturing
12 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
13 13 (23.21%) MCP
13 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (23.21%) DV Cleared
14 11 (19.64%) Service Delivery
14 11 (19.64%) SQL
15 10 (17.86%) Service Management
15 10 (17.86%) Active Directory
16 9 (16.07%) McAfee
16 9 (16.07%) BS15000
16 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (16.07%) MCDST
16 9 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2003
17 8 (14.29%) Incident Management
18 7 (12.50%) Problem Management

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 17 (30.36%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (10.71%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 28 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 21 (37.50%) MS Office
3 3 (5.36%) MS Project
3 3 (5.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.79%) VPN
1 15 (26.79%) Internet
2 6 (10.71%) DNS
2 6 (10.71%) LAN
2 6 (10.71%) DHCP
2 6 (10.71%) Firewall
2 6 (10.71%) IPv4
2 6 (10.71%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle APEX
General
1 15 (26.79%) Manufacturing
2 6 (10.71%) Back Office
3 1 (1.79%) Local Government
3 1 (1.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (60.71%) Analyst
2 26 (46.43%) Service Analyst
3 25 (44.64%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Support Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Problem Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Team Leader
5 4 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (5.36%) Coordinator
6 3 (5.36%) Service Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Incident Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Services Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Incident Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 1 (1.79%) Support Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) Help Desk Analyst
8 1 (1.79%) Network Consultant
8 1 (1.79%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) Java EE
1 2 (3.57%) Middleware
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.71%) Statistics
3 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 35 (62.50%) Windows
2 21 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.71%) Windows 2000
5 4 (7.14%) UNIX
6 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.57%) Linux
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (57.14%) ITIL
2 11 (19.64%) Service Delivery
3 10 (17.86%) Service Management
4 8 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 7 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 6 (10.71%) Network Load Balancing
6 6 (10.71%) Trend Analysis
6 6 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.36%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (5.36%) Data Entry
7 3 (5.36%) People Management
8 2 (3.57%) SOA
9 1 (1.79%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.79%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.64%) SQL
2 2 (3.57%) Java
3 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 25 (44.64%) SC Cleared
3 13 (23.21%) MCP
3 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (23.21%) DV Cleared
4 9 (16.07%) MCDST
5 4 (7.14%) MCSE
6 3 (5.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (28.57%) SLA
2 9 (16.07%) BS15000
System Software
1 10 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.71%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 34 (60.71%) OpenView
2 6 (10.71%) DameWare
3 4 (7.14%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.57%) SCCM
4 2 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.79%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 40 (71.43%) HP
2 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (16.07%) McAfee
4 7 (12.50%) Cisco
5 6 (10.71%) IBM
5 6 (10.71%) Clearswift
5 6 (10.71%) CheckPoint
5 6 (10.71%) Nokia
5 6 (10.71%) F5
6 4 (7.14%) Citrix
7 3 (5.36%) Oracle
8 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.79%) Perforce
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