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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 633 603 602
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -1
Contract jobs citing OVSD 14 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.059% 0.035%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.25% 0.72% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 9
Median daily rate £453 £325 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.23% +96.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £193 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £398 £240
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £325 £165
% change year-on-year
+46.15% +96.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £19.36 £13.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.38% +28.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.36 £13.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+43.38% +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
5568 4585 4299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.02% 8.21% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3511 2784 2471
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 198 158
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% -7.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £37.85 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.08 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -16.00%

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 4 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OVSD within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

OVSD Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

OVSD
Top 13 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 4 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 -40 14 £453 +39.23%
South East -23 10 £453 +42.74%
Buckinghamshire -7 9 £453 +42.74%
Milton Keynes -1 8 £430 +42.38%
East Midlands +8 1 £500 +23.45%
Northamptonshire +6 1 £500 +23.45%
Northampton +3 1 £500 +23.45%
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
London - 1 £400 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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 24 (100.00%) HP
2 18 (75.00%) ITSM
3 17 (70.83%) Service Management
3 17 (70.83%) ITIL
4 16 (66.67%) Windows
4 16 (66.67%) Security Cleared
5 14 (58.33%) MS Office
5 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
6 12 (50.00%) SC Cleared
6 12 (50.00%) ITIL V3
7 11 (45.83%) Linux
8 9 (37.50%) DV Cleared
9 8 (33.33%) Ubuntu
9 8 (33.33%) CentOS
9 8 (33.33%) High Availability
9 8 (33.33%) Capacity Management
9 8 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (33.33%) OpenView
10 6 (25.00%) SQL
10 6 (25.00%) NFS
10 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (25.00%) SCOM
10 6 (25.00%) iSCSI
11 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
11 5 (20.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
11 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
11 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (20.83%) Internet

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (58.33%) MS Office
2 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 5 (20.83%) Internet
3 3 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (4.17%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (8.33%) German Language
2 1 (4.17%) Back Office
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (12.50%) Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Support
3 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (8.33%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (8.33%) Linux Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) Monitoring Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Network Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Network Monitoring Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Applications Support
4 1 (4.17%) Operations Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) AS400
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) Statistics
2 1 (4.17%) Tandem
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
2 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Linux
3 8 (33.33%) CentOS
3 8 (33.33%) Ubuntu
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
8 2 (8.33%) Unix
8 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
9 1 (4.17%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) ITSM
2 17 (70.83%) ITIL
2 17 (70.83%) Service Management
3 12 (50.00%) ITIL V3
4 8 (33.33%) Capacity Management
4 8 (33.33%) High Availability
4 8 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (12.50%) Network Management
6 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.33%) CRM
6 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 2 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.17%) Case Management
7 1 (4.17%) Change Management
7 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (4.17%) SAP Security
7 1 (4.17%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (37.50%) DV Cleared
4 5 (20.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (16.67%) Degree
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (4.17%) CCNA
7 1 (4.17%) CCNP
7 1 (4.17%) MCDBA
7 1 (4.17%) MCP
7 1 (4.17%) MCSE
7 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) NFS
2 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
2 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) OpenView
2 6 (25.00%) SCOM
3 3 (12.50%) Nagios
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
5 1 (4.17%) HP NNM
5 1 (4.17%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (4.17%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (4.17%) SCSM
5 1 (4.17%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) HP
2 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.83%) VMware
4 3 (12.50%) NetApp
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco
5 2 (8.33%) webMethods
6 1 (4.17%) arcserve
6 1 (4.17%) BMC
6 1 (4.17%) F5
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle
6 1 (4.17%) Remedy
6 1 (4.17%) SAP
6 1 (4.17%) Symantec
6 1 (4.17%) Veeam