The table below looks at the statistics for OVSD skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OVSD over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 613 634 600
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -34
Contract jobs citing OVSD 4 3 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.006% 0.043%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.076% 0.068% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 11
Median daily rate £140 £144 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -17.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £141 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £145 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £144 £175
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -17.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £10.50
OVSD
UK

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
5283 4425 4523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.80% 8.43% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3351 2769 2703
Median daily rate £460 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.39% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 160 179
Median hourly rate £24.75 £20.00 £21.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.75% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.45 £43.43 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%

OVSD
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing OVSD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OVSD within the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +12 4 £140 -2.77%
OVSD
UK

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OVSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for OVSD.

1 12 (100.00%) ITIL
1 12 (100.00%) HP
2 11 (91.67%) ITSM
2 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (83.33%) SC Cleared
3 10 (83.33%) Service Management
3 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
4 9 (75.00%) Windows
5 8 (66.67%) ITIL V3
6 7 (58.33%) MS Office
7 6 (50.00%) DV Cleared
8 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
8 5 (41.67%) Linux
8 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
8 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
9 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (33.33%) NFS
9 4 (33.33%) SQL
9 4 (33.33%) Ubuntu
9 4 (33.33%) SCOM
9 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (33.33%) CentOS
9 4 (33.33%) iSCSI
9 4 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
9 4 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (25.00%) High Availability
10 3 (25.00%) OpenView
11 2 (16.67%) Incident Management

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Office
2 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Service Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) ITSM Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) AS400
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) Tandem
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 4 (33.33%) CentOS
3 4 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 1 (8.33%) Unix
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) ITIL
2 11 (91.67%) ITSM
3 10 (83.33%) Service Management
4 8 (66.67%) ITIL V3
5 4 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (25.00%) High Availability
7 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
7 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
8 1 (8.33%) Case Management
8 1 (8.33%) Change Management
8 1 (8.33%) Network Management
8 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (8.33%) SAP Security
8 1 (8.33%) SFIA
8 1 (8.33%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (83.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (8.33%) CCNA
5 1 (8.33%) CCNP
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) MCDBA
5 1 (8.33%) MCP
5 1 (8.33%) MCSE
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) NFS
2 4 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (8.33%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCOM
2 3 (25.00%) OpenView
3 1 (8.33%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (8.33%) HP NNM
3 1 (8.33%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (8.33%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) HP
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) BMC
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Remedy
4 1 (8.33%) SAP