The table below looks at the statistics for OVSD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OVSD over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 565 554 535
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -19
Contract jobs citing OVSD 21 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.043% 0.055%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.47% 0.60% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 16
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£156 £120 £105
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.20% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £80 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £302 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £156 £120 £100
% change year-on-year
+30.20% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Average hourly rate £10.50 £10.25 £10.59
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £10.25 £10.59
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.18%

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
4508 3672 3192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.27% 7.13% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2821 2205 1674
Average daily rate £415 £387 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.16% +3.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £502 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 139 206
Average hourly rate £20.28 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £12.42 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.35 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.03 £21.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.69%

OVSD
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OVSD within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 December 2014.

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 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OVSD within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 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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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
England -31 21 £156 +30.20% 1
Northern Ireland - - - - 1
County Antrim - - - - 1
Belfast - - - - 1
London - - - -
City of London - - - -

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 33 (73.33%) Security Cleared
2 31 (68.89%) ITIL
3 29 (64.44%) SC Cleared
4 27 (60.00%) Windows
5 19 (42.22%) HP
6 18 (40.00%) Service Management
7 17 (37.78%) Service Delivery
8 16 (35.56%) MS Excel
8 16 (35.56%) Microsoft
9 13 (28.89%) OpenView
9 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (26.67%) MS Office
10 12 (26.67%) MCP
10 12 (26.67%) MS Exchange
10 12 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
11 11 (24.44%) PRINCE2
11 11 (24.44%) MCSE
11 11 (24.44%) MS Visio
11 11 (24.44%) Backup Exec
11 11 (24.44%) DV Cleared
12 10 (22.22%) MS Project
12 10 (22.22%) Windows Vista
12 10 (22.22%) Windows 7
12 10 (22.22%) Windows 8
13 9 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
13 9 (20.00%) People Management
14 8 (17.78%) Windows XP
14 8 (17.78%) VPN
14 8 (17.78%) SLA

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 12 (26.67%) MS Exchange
1 12 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (35.56%) MS Excel
2 12 (26.67%) MS Office
3 11 (24.44%) MS Visio
4 10 (22.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) PaaS
2 2 (4.44%) IaaS
2 2 (4.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) VPN
1 8 (17.78%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) BIG-IP
2 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (15.56%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) French Language
3 1 (2.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Analyst
2 15 (33.33%) Service Analyst
3 14 (31.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (26.67%) Support Analyst
5 11 (24.44%) 1st Line Support
6 10 (22.22%) Service Manager
6 10 (22.22%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 7 (15.56%) Delivery Manager
7 7 (15.56%) Services Delivery Manager
8 6 (13.33%) Problem Manager
9 4 (8.89%) Team Leader
10 3 (6.67%) Incident Manager
11 2 (4.44%) Transition Manager
11 2 (4.44%) Service Transition Manager
11 2 (4.44%) Service Desk Team Leader
11 2 (4.44%) Technical Account Manager
11 2 (4.44%) Technical Manager
11 2 (4.44%) Account Manager
12 1 (2.22%) DBA
12 1 (2.22%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) Middleware
1 2 (4.44%) Java EE
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (60.00%) Windows
2 13 (28.89%) 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 5 (11.11%) UNIX
6 3 (6.67%) Linux
7 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (68.89%) ITIL
2 18 (40.00%) Service Management
3 17 (37.78%) Service Delivery
4 11 (24.44%) PRINCE2
5 9 (20.00%) People Management
6 7 (15.56%) Problem Management
7 6 (13.33%) Trend Analysis
7 6 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (11.11%) Incident Management
9 3 (6.67%) ITSM
10 2 (4.44%) PRINCE
10 2 (4.44%) Project Management
10 2 (4.44%) SOA
10 2 (4.44%) Transition Management
10 2 (4.44%) Coaching
11 1 (2.22%) ITIL V3
11 1 (2.22%) Change Control
11 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) Java
3 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (73.33%) Security Cleared
2 29 (64.44%) SC Cleared
3 12 (26.67%) MCP
3 12 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (24.44%) MCSE
4 11 (24.44%) DV Cleared
5 7 (15.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.22%) MCDST
6 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) SLA
2 6 (13.33%) BS15000
3 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (28.89%) OpenView
2 11 (24.44%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.22%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 19 (42.22%) HP
2 16 (35.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.11%) Citrix
4 3 (6.67%) Oracle
5 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.22%) McAfee
6 1 (2.22%) Perforce
6 1 (2.22%) VMware
6 1 (2.22%) F5
6 1 (2.22%) Cisco
6 1 (2.22%) NetApp
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