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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 615 592 564
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -28
Contract jobs citing OVSD 11 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.039% 0.048%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.25% 0.46% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 8
Average daily rate £145 £390 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.82% +225.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £145 £390 £120
% change year-on-year
-62.82% +225.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Average hourly rate £12.72 £10.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.09% -4.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.72 £10.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+21.09% -4.54%

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
4383 4362 3801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.52% 8.42% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2761 2590 2136
Average daily rate £425 £425 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 143 142
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £34.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

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
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 8 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 12 February 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
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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
England -12 11 £145 -62.82%
South East +10 6 £145 -63.52%
Buckinghamshire +7 6 £145 -63.52%
Milton Keynes 0 6 £145 -63.75%
Hertfordshire +5 3 - -
East of England 0 3 - -
Rickmansworth -3 3 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 17 (100.00%) HP
2 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Service Management
2 12 (70.59%) Security Cleared
3 11 (64.71%) SC Cleared
3 11 (64.71%) ITSM
4 10 (58.82%) ITIL
4 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
4 10 (58.82%) DV Cleared
4 10 (58.82%) ITIL V3
5 7 (41.18%) MS Office
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (29.41%) CentOS
7 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
7 5 (29.41%) High Availability
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (29.41%) SCCM
7 5 (29.41%) iSCSI
7 5 (29.41%) Ubuntu
7 5 (29.41%) SQL
7 5 (29.41%) NFS
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (29.41%) Internet
7 5 (29.41%) OpenView
7 5 (29.41%) VMware
7 5 (29.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (23.53%) SLA
8 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
8 4 (23.53%) Linux

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Internet
1 5 (29.41%) iSCSI
2 3 (17.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (11.76%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Help Desk Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Service Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Service Desk Support
2 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (11.76%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (11.76%) Monitoring Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Network Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Platform Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) CMDB
1 1 (5.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (29.41%) CentOS
3 5 (29.41%) Ubuntu
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Service Management
2 11 (64.71%) ITSM
3 10 (58.82%) ITIL
3 10 (58.82%) ITIL V3
4 5 (29.41%) High Availability
5 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
6 2 (11.76%) CRM
6 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
6 2 (11.76%) Network Management
6 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
7 1 (5.88%) Change Management
7 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Security Cleared
2 11 (64.71%) SC Cleared
3 10 (58.82%) DV Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (17.65%) Degree
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
1 5 (29.41%) NFS
1 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) OpenView
1 5 (29.41%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (11.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) HP
2 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 5 (29.41%) VMware
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco
4 2 (11.76%) webMethods