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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 631 591 592
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +1
Contract jobs citing OVSD 13 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.058% 0.048%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.23% 0.72% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 10
Median daily rate £500 £294 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.21% +78.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £214 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £428 £240
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £294 £165
% change year-on-year
+70.21% +78.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £26.00 £13.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.59% +28.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £13.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+92.59% +28.57%

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
5641 4460 4287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.51% 8.10% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3581 2779 2529
Median daily rate £450 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 179 152
Median hourly rate £27.75 £20.19 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.47% -6.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £12.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.75 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -6.11%

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
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 12 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 30 May 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
England -12 13 £500 +70.21%
South East -26 10 £500 +70.21%
Buckinghamshire -6 9 £500 +70.21%
Milton Keynes -6 7 £500 +70.94%
East Midlands +2 1 £500 +42.45%
Northampton -1 1 £500 +42.45%
Northamptonshire -1 1 £500 +42.45%
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
London - 1 £400 -

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 21 (100.00%) HP
2 16 (76.19%) ITIL
2 16 (76.19%) ITSM
3 15 (71.43%) Service Management
3 15 (71.43%) Windows
4 14 (66.67%) Linux
4 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
5 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
6 12 (57.14%) MS Office
7 11 (52.38%) Ubuntu
7 11 (52.38%) CentOS
7 11 (52.38%) SC Cleared
8 10 (47.62%) ITIL V3
8 10 (47.62%) High Availability
8 10 (47.62%) Capacity Management
8 10 (47.62%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (42.86%) SCOM
9 9 (42.86%) iSCSI
9 9 (42.86%) NFS
10 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
11 7 (33.33%) OpenView
11 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
11 7 (33.33%) VMware
11 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
12 6 (28.57%) DV Cleared
12 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (19.05%) Management Information System

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 12 (57.14%) MS Office
2 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) iSCSI
2 4 (19.05%) Internet
3 2 (9.52%) VPN
4 1 (4.76%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) MongoDB
General
1 1 (4.76%) Back Office
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Front Office
1 1 (4.76%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Consultant
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Linux Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Monitoring Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Network Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Operations Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Manager
4 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Support
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.76%) AS400
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.76%) Statistics
3 1 (4.76%) Tandem
3 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) Linux
3 11 (52.38%) CentOS
3 11 (52.38%) Ubuntu
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.52%) Unix
6 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.76%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) ITIL
1 16 (76.19%) ITSM
2 15 (71.43%) Service Management
3 10 (47.62%) Capacity Management
3 10 (47.62%) High Availability
3 10 (47.62%) ITIL V3
3 10 (47.62%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (14.29%) Network Management
5 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.76%) Case Management
6 1 (4.76%) Change Management
6 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (52.38%) SC Cleared
3 6 (28.57%) DV Cleared
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (4.76%) CCNA
5 1 (4.76%) CCNP
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (4.76%) MCDBA
5 1 (4.76%) MCP
5 1 (4.76%) MCSE
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) NFS
2 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
3 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) SCOM
2 7 (33.33%) OpenView
3 3 (14.29%) Nagios
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
5 1 (4.76%) HP NNM
5 1 (4.76%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (4.76%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (4.76%) SCSM
5 1 (4.76%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) HP
2 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (19.05%) NetApp
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco
6 1 (4.76%) arcserve
6 1 (4.76%) BMC
6 1 (4.76%) F5
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle
6 1 (4.76%) Remedy
6 1 (4.76%) SAP
6 1 (4.76%) Symantec
6 1 (4.76%) Veeam