The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 562 541 546
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +5
Contract jobs citing OVSD 28 32 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.063% 0.061%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.68% 0.85% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 10
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£300 £195 £99
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +96.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £195 £99
% change year-on-year
+53.84% +96.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 12
Average hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +4.76%
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4102 3752 3787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.51% 7.34% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2412 2106 1968
Average daily rate £376 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 160 174
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +23.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.56 £42.40 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%

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 1 August 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 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 1 August 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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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 -8 28 £300 +53.84% 1
London - 3 - -
City of London - - - -

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 34 (72.34%) Security Cleared
2 33 (70.21%) HP
3 29 (61.70%) ITIL
4 28 (59.57%) Windows
5 27 (57.45%) OpenView
6 23 (48.94%) MS Excel
6 23 (48.94%) SC Cleared
7 17 (36.17%) MS Exchange
8 16 (34.04%) Windows XP
8 16 (34.04%) MS Office
9 14 (29.79%) SLA
9 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
10 13 (27.66%) DV Cleared
11 12 (25.53%) MCP
11 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
13 10 (21.28%) VPN
13 10 (21.28%) SQL
13 10 (21.28%) Internet
13 10 (21.28%) Manufacturing
14 9 (19.15%) Service Delivery
14 9 (19.15%) McAfee
14 9 (19.15%) MCDST
15 8 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2003
15 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (17.02%) BS15000
15 8 (17.02%) Service Management
16 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
16 7 (14.89%) Cisco
16 7 (14.89%) Problem Management

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 17 (36.17%) MS Exchange
2 8 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (12.77%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (48.94%) MS Excel
2 16 (34.04%) MS Office
3 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) VPN
1 10 (21.28%) Internet
2 6 (12.77%) Cisco IOS
2 6 (12.77%) IPv4
2 6 (12.77%) DNS
2 6 (12.77%) LAN
2 6 (12.77%) DHCP
2 6 (12.77%) Firewall
3 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
General
1 10 (21.28%) Manufacturing
2 6 (12.77%) Back Office
3 1 (2.13%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (59.57%) Analyst
2 21 (44.68%) Service Desk Analyst
2 21 (44.68%) Service Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Problem Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Coordinator
4 4 (8.51%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Incident Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Incident Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.26%) Service Manager
6 2 (4.26%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (2.13%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.13%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Network Consultant
7 1 (2.13%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Statistics
2 4 (8.51%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (59.57%) Windows
2 16 (34.04%) Windows XP
3 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.77%) Windows 2000
5 3 (6.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (61.70%) ITIL
2 9 (19.15%) Service Delivery
3 8 (17.02%) Service Management
4 7 (14.89%) Problem Management
5 6 (12.77%) Network Load Balancing
5 6 (12.77%) Trend Analysis
5 6 (12.77%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (10.64%) Incident Management
7 4 (8.51%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (6.38%) Data Entry
9 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
10 1 (2.13%) SOA
10 1 (2.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) SQL
2 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (72.34%) Security Cleared
2 23 (48.94%) SC Cleared
3 13 (27.66%) DV Cleared
4 12 (25.53%) MCP
4 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (19.15%) MCDST
6 3 (6.38%) MCSE
7 2 (4.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (29.79%) SLA
2 8 (17.02%) BS15000
System Software
1 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.77%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 27 (57.45%) OpenView
2 6 (12.77%) DameWare
3 3 (6.38%) Backup Exec
3 3 (6.38%) SCCM
4 2 (4.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (2.13%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 33 (70.21%) HP
2 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
3 9 (19.15%) McAfee
4 7 (14.89%) Cisco
5 6 (12.77%) F5
5 6 (12.77%) IBM
5 6 (12.77%) Clearswift
5 6 (12.77%) CheckPoint
5 6 (12.77%) Nokia
6 3 (6.38%) Citrix
7 1 (2.13%) Perforce
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle
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