The table below looks at the statistics for OVSD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 631 661 616
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -45
Contract jobs citing OVSD 5 3 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.005% 0.039%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.089% 0.062% 0.46%
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

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
5634 4809 4950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.70% 8.33% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3549 2978 2941
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £253 £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 124 180 187
Median hourly rate £23.50 £18.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.02% -15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £43.43 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%

OVSD
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OVSD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Systems Management category.

OVSD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OVSD
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OVSD within the UK.

OVSD Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OVSD
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OVSD within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

OVSD Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OVSD
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OVSD within the UK.

OVSD Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OVSD
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OVSD within the UK 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
Buckinghamshire +25 4 £140 -2.77%
England +21 4 £140 -2.77%
South East +12 4 £140 -2.77%
Milton Keynes +10 3 £140 -2.77%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 with a requirement for OVSD.

1 13 (100.00%) HP
2 12 (92.31%) ITIL
3 11 (84.62%) ITSM
3 11 (84.62%) Security Cleared
4 10 (76.92%) SC Cleared
4 10 (76.92%) Service Management
4 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
5 9 (69.23%) Windows
6 8 (61.54%) ITIL V3
7 7 (53.85%) MS Office
8 6 (46.15%) DV Cleared
9 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
9 5 (38.46%) Linux
9 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
9 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
10 4 (30.77%) OpenView
10 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (30.77%) NFS
10 4 (30.77%) SQL
10 4 (30.77%) Ubuntu
10 4 (30.77%) iSCSI
10 4 (30.77%) SCOM
10 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (30.77%) CentOS
10 4 (30.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (30.77%) Virtual Environments
10 4 (30.77%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (23.08%) High Availability
11 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (23.08%) Incident Management

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills 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 (53.85%) MS Office
2 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) iSCSI
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) VLAN
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Service Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) ITSM Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Network Support
3 1 (7.69%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) AS400
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Tandem
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) CentOS
3 4 (30.77%) Ubuntu
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
6 1 (7.69%) Unix
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) ITIL
2 11 (84.62%) ITSM
3 10 (76.92%) Service Management
4 8 (61.54%) ITIL V3
5 4 (30.77%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (23.08%) High Availability
6 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
7 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
7 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
8 1 (7.69%) Case Management
8 1 (7.69%) Change Management
8 1 (7.69%) Network Management
8 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (7.69%) SAP Security
8 1 (7.69%) SFIA
8 1 (7.69%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) Security Cleared
2 10 (76.92%) SC Cleared
3 6 (46.15%) DV Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (7.69%) CCNA
5 1 (7.69%) CCNP
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (7.69%) MCDBA
5 1 (7.69%) MCP
5 1 (7.69%) MCSE
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) NFS
2 4 (30.77%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.69%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) OpenView
1 4 (30.77%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (7.69%) HP NNM
2 1 (7.69%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (7.69%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (7.69%) OPNET
2 1 (7.69%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) HP
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) BMC
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) Remedy
4 1 (7.69%) SAP