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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 558 534 507
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -27
Contract jobs citing OVSD 13 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.051% 0.053%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.32% 0.70% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 14
Average daily rate
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£398 £120 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+231.25% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £112 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £302 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £120 £110
% change year-on-year
+231.25% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Average hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-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
4043 3565 2975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.07% 7.30% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2454 2048 1610
Average daily rate £425 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 139 209
Average hourly rate £20.03 £18.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £33.78 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.00%

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 28 January 2015.

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 3 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 28 January 2015. 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
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 24 (66.67%) Windows
2 23 (63.89%) ITIL
2 23 (63.89%) Security Cleared
3 21 (58.33%) SC Cleared
4 19 (52.78%) HP
5 17 (47.22%) MS Excel
6 15 (41.67%) MS Office
7 14 (38.89%) OpenView
7 14 (38.89%) Service Management
7 14 (38.89%) Service Delivery
8 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
9 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (30.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (30.56%) MCP
11 10 (27.78%) Backup Exec
11 10 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2003
11 10 (27.78%) MCSE
11 10 (27.78%) Windows XP
11 10 (27.78%) Internet
11 10 (27.78%) MS Exchange
11 10 (27.78%) VPN
11 10 (27.78%) Windows Vista
11 10 (27.78%) Windows 7
11 10 (27.78%) Windows 8
12 9 (25.00%) MS Visio
12 9 (25.00%) PRINCE2
13 8 (22.22%) MS Project
13 8 (22.22%) Manufacturing
14 7 (19.44%) Crystal Reports
14 7 (19.44%) People Management

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 10 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2003
1 10 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (47.22%) MS Excel
2 15 (41.67%) MS Office
3 9 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 8 (22.22%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) PaaS
2 2 (5.56%) SaaS
2 2 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) Internet
1 10 (27.78%) VPN
2 2 (5.56%) BIG-IP
2 2 (5.56%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) French Language
3 2 (5.56%) German Language
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Analyst
2 16 (44.44%) Service Analyst
3 15 (41.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (30.56%) Support Analyst
5 10 (27.78%) 1st Line Support
6 9 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 8 (22.22%) Service Manager
8 5 (13.89%) Services Delivery Manager
8 5 (13.89%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (5.56%) Transition Manager
9 2 (5.56%) Team Leader
9 2 (5.56%) Technical Account Manager
9 2 (5.56%) Technical Manager
9 2 (5.56%) Account Manager
9 2 (5.56%) Service Transition Manager
9 2 (5.56%) Service Desk Team Leader
10 1 (2.78%) Senior Incident Manager
10 1 (2.78%) 1st Line Support Technician
10 1 (2.78%) Service Desk Technician
10 1 (2.78%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) Java EE
1 2 (5.56%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (66.67%) Windows
2 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (27.78%) Windows XP
3 10 (27.78%) Windows Vista
3 10 (27.78%) Windows 7
3 10 (27.78%) Windows 8
4 4 (11.11%) UNIX
5 3 (8.33%) Linux
6 2 (5.56%) Ubuntu
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.56%) CentOS
6 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) ITIL
2 14 (38.89%) Service Management
2 14 (38.89%) Service Delivery
3 9 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 7 (19.44%) People Management
5 4 (11.11%) ITSM
6 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.56%) Project Management
7 2 (5.56%) PRINCE
7 2 (5.56%) Coaching
7 2 (5.56%) Change Control
7 2 (5.56%) Transition Management
8 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.78%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.78%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.78%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (63.89%) Security Cleared
2 21 (58.33%) SC Cleared
3 11 (30.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (30.56%) MCP
4 10 (27.78%) MCSE
5 5 (13.89%) DV Cleared
5 5 (13.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.78%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) SLA
2 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.78%) BS15000
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.56%) NFS
1 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
1 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (38.89%) OpenView
2 10 (27.78%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (52.78%) HP
2 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.11%) Citrix
4 2 (5.56%) VMware
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) NetApp
4 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco
4 2 (5.56%) F5
5 1 (2.78%) McAfee