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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 555 551 507
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -44
Contract jobs citing OVSD 24 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.026% 0.036%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.59% 0.36% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £120 £95
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+212.50% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £120 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £132 £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £120 £95
% change year-on-year
+212.50% +26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.25 £10.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £10.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.25 £58.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £12.25 £10.33
% change year-on-year
-2.04% +18.64%

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
4037 3616 2837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.78% 7.22% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2397 2005 1623
Average daily rate £422 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.18% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 152 169
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -10.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.40 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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 5 March 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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 37 (82.22%) ITIL
1 37 (82.22%) Security Cleared
2 36 (80.00%) SC Cleared
3 28 (62.22%) Service Management
4 27 (60.00%) HP
5 24 (53.33%) Windows
6 23 (51.11%) MS Office
7 21 (46.67%) MS Excel
8 19 (42.22%) OpenView
9 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
10 16 (35.56%) DV Cleared
11 15 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (33.33%) Service Delivery
12 12 (26.67%) SLA
13 11 (24.44%) Incident Management
14 10 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
14 10 (22.22%) Data Analysis
14 10 (22.22%) Backup Exec
14 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (22.22%) MS Visio
14 10 (22.22%) MS Exchange
14 10 (22.22%) MCSE
14 10 (22.22%) MCP
14 10 (22.22%) PRINCE2
14 10 (22.22%) Windows Vista
14 10 (22.22%) Windows 7
14 10 (22.22%) Windows 8
15 9 (20.00%) Matrix Management
15 9 (20.00%) MS Project
16 8 (17.78%) Crystal Reports

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
1 10 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (51.11%) MS Office
2 21 (46.67%) MS Excel
3 10 (22.22%) MS Visio
4 9 (20.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) PaaS
2 2 (4.44%) SaaS
2 2 (4.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) Internet
1 7 (15.56%) VPN
2 5 (11.11%) iSCSI
2 5 (11.11%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) Crystal Reports
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.67%) French Language
3 3 (6.67%) German Language
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Analyst
2 13 (28.89%) Service Analyst
2 13 (28.89%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (24.44%) Incident Manager
4 10 (22.22%) Support Analyst
4 10 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 9 (20.00%) Service Manager
6 6 (13.33%) Services Delivery Manager
6 6 (13.33%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Transition Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Account Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Account Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Incident Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Service Transition Manager
8 1 (2.22%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 24 (53.33%) Windows
2 15 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (22.22%) Windows Vista
3 10 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 10 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 7 (15.56%) Windows XP
5 5 (11.11%) CentOS
5 5 (11.11%) Ubuntu
5 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (8.89%) UNIX
7 2 (4.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (82.22%) ITIL
2 28 (62.22%) Service Management
3 15 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 11 (24.44%) Incident Management
5 10 (22.22%) Data Analysis
5 10 (22.22%) PRINCE2
6 9 (20.00%) Matrix Management
7 8 (17.78%) People Management
8 7 (15.56%) ITSM
9 5 (11.11%) Change Control
10 4 (8.89%) Capacity Management
10 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (6.67%) Coaching
12 2 (4.44%) PRINCE
12 2 (4.44%) Project Management
12 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
12 2 (4.44%) Transition Management
13 1 (2.22%) ITIL V3
13 1 (2.22%) Change Management
13 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (82.22%) Security Cleared
2 36 (80.00%) SC Cleared
3 16 (35.56%) DV Cleared
4 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (22.22%) MCSE
4 10 (22.22%) MCP
5 6 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.22%) VCP4
6 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.67%) SLA
2 3 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.22%) BS15000
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Hyper-V
1 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (11.11%) NFS
2 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (42.22%) OpenView
2 10 (22.22%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) HP
2 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.11%) F5
3 5 (11.11%) VMware
3 5 (11.11%) Cisco
3 5 (11.11%) NetApp
4 4 (8.89%) Citrix
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle
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