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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 591 561 541
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -20
Contract jobs citing OVSD 21 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.033% 0.055%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.46% 0.47% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 17
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£145 £120 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £100 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £304 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £145 £120 £110
% change year-on-year
+20.83% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Average hourly rate £10.50 £10.25 £10.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +0.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £10.25 £10.18
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +0.73%

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
4527 3610 3317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.96% 7.08% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2808 2195 1776
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £348 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 145 199
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £23.20 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +5.45%

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 27 November 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 9 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 27 November 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 0 21 £145 +20.83%
Northern Ireland - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
London - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 38 (76.00%) Security Cleared
2 36 (72.00%) ITIL
3 30 (60.00%) Windows
3 30 (60.00%) SC Cleared
4 23 (46.00%) HP
5 19 (38.00%) OpenView
5 19 (38.00%) MS Excel
6 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
6 17 (34.00%) MCP
6 17 (34.00%) Service Delivery
6 17 (34.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (32.00%) Service Management
8 15 (30.00%) MS Exchange
9 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (26.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 13 (26.00%) SLA
11 12 (24.00%) MS Office
11 12 (24.00%) MCSE
11 12 (24.00%) Backup Exec
12 10 (20.00%) Windows XP
12 10 (20.00%) Windows Vista
12 10 (20.00%) DV Cleared
12 10 (20.00%) Windows 7
12 10 (20.00%) Windows 8
13 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (18.00%) MS Visio
13 9 (18.00%) PRINCE2
13 9 (18.00%) SQL
13 9 (18.00%) Crystal Reports
13 9 (18.00%) MS Project

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 15 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (26.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.00%) IIS
4 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (38.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (24.00%) MS Office
3 9 (18.00%) MS Visio
3 9 (18.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) VPN
1 8 (16.00%) Internet
2 2 (4.00%) DNS
2 2 (4.00%) LAN
2 2 (4.00%) DHCP
2 2 (4.00%) IPv4
2 2 (4.00%) Firewall
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.00%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (14.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Back Office
4 1 (2.00%) French Language
4 1 (2.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 26 (52.00%) Analyst
2 19 (38.00%) Service Analyst
3 18 (36.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (26.00%) Support Analyst
5 11 (22.00%) 1st Line Support
6 10 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 8 (16.00%) Service Manager
8 7 (14.00%) Services Delivery Manager
8 7 (14.00%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (12.00%) Problem Manager
10 4 (8.00%) Team Leader
11 3 (6.00%) Incident Manager
12 2 (4.00%) Account Manager
12 2 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
12 2 (4.00%) Technical Account Manager
12 2 (4.00%) Technical Manager
12 2 (4.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
13 1 (2.00%) Senior Incident Manager
13 1 (2.00%) Oracle DBA
13 1 (2.00%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) Middleware
1 2 (4.00%) Java EE
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.00%) Statistics
4 1 (2.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 30 (60.00%) Windows
2 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 10 (20.00%) Windows Vista
3 10 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 6 (12.00%) UNIX
5 3 (6.00%) Linux
6 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000
6 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.00%) CentOS
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (72.00%) ITIL
2 17 (34.00%) Service Delivery
3 16 (32.00%) Service Management
4 9 (18.00%) PRINCE2
5 7 (14.00%) Problem Management
5 7 (14.00%) People Management
6 6 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (12.00%) Trend Analysis
7 5 (10.00%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.00%) SOA
8 2 (4.00%) PRINCE
8 2 (4.00%) Project Management
8 2 (4.00%) Coaching
8 2 (4.00%) Network Load Balancing
9 1 (2.00%) ITIL V3
9 1 (2.00%) Change Control
9 1 (2.00%) ITSM
9 1 (2.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) SQL
2 2 (4.00%) Java
3 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (76.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 17 (34.00%) MCP
3 17 (34.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (24.00%) MCSE
5 10 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 7 (14.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (10.00%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (26.00%) SLA
2 6 (12.00%) BS15000
3 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (38.00%) OpenView
2 12 (24.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.00%) DameWare
4 1 (2.00%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 23 (46.00%) HP
2 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.00%) Citrix
4 5 (10.00%) McAfee
5 3 (6.00%) F5
5 3 (6.00%) Oracle
5 3 (6.00%) Cisco
6 2 (4.00%) IBM
6 2 (4.00%) Nokia
6 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.00%) Clearswift
7 1 (2.00%) Perforce
7 1 (2.00%) VMware
7 1 (2.00%) NetApp