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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 616 632 612
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -20
Contract jobs citing OVSD 5 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.022% 0.037%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.092% 0.26% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 13
Median daily rate £140 £395 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.55% +172.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £145 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £409 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £395 £145
% change year-on-year
-64.55% +172.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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
5417 4648 5050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.88% 8.42% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3475 2850 3112
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 162 173
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -23.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £40.10 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -27.08%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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
South East +28 4 £140 -64.55%
England +15 4 £140 -64.55%
Buckinghamshire +11 4 £140 -64.55%
Milton Keynes +11 4 £140 -64.55%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 11 (100.00%) HP
2 10 (90.91%) ITIL
2 10 (90.91%) SC Cleared
2 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
3 9 (81.82%) ITIL V3
3 9 (81.82%) MS Office
3 9 (81.82%) ITSM
4 8 (72.73%) Service Management
4 8 (72.73%) SQL
4 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
5 7 (63.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 7 (63.64%) DV Cleared
6 6 (54.55%) Windows
7 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
8 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
8 2 (18.18%) Ticket Management
8 2 (18.18%) Cisco
8 2 (18.18%) OpenView
8 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
9 1 (9.09%) OPNET
9 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (9.09%) NetApp
9 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
9 1 (9.09%) CRM
9 1 (9.09%) DHCP

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 9 (81.82%) MS Office
2 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) VLAN
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Service Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support
3 1 (9.09%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) ITIL
2 9 (81.82%) ITIL V3
2 9 (81.82%) ITSM
3 8 (72.73%) Service Management
4 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
5 2 (18.18%) Ticket Management
6 1 (9.09%) CRM
6 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 1 (9.09%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) SC Cleared
1 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) DV Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) OpenView
2 1 (9.09%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (9.09%) OPNET
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) HP
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) NetApp