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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 617 583 558
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -25
Contract jobs citing OVSD 14 29 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.052% 0.051%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.29% 0.65% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.16% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £163 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £375 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £147 £300 £420
% change year-on-year
-51.16% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £10.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.50 £10.75
% change year-on-year
- -2.32%

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
4848 4468 4000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.16% 8.03% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2974 2644 2312
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 150 157
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.33 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £40.00 £40.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -0.45%

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 31 August 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 9 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 31 August 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
England -45 14 £147 -51.16%
South East -35 10 £142 -54.48%
Milton Keynes -12 8 £142 -57.05%
Buckinghamshire -20 8 £142 -54.48%
East Midlands - 4 £407 -
Northampton - 4 £407 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £407 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 42 (97.67%) HP
2 40 (93.02%) ITIL
3 39 (90.70%) Security Cleared
4 34 (79.07%) SC Cleared
4 34 (79.07%) Service Management
5 33 (76.74%) MS Office
6 29 (67.44%) Microsoft
6 29 (67.44%) ITSM
7 28 (65.12%) DV Cleared
8 20 (46.51%) SQL
9 17 (39.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 16 (37.21%) ITIL V3
11 15 (34.88%) Hyper-V
11 15 (34.88%) Windows
11 15 (34.88%) VMware
12 13 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (27.91%) OpenView
14 11 (25.58%) Incident Management
15 10 (23.26%) NetApp
15 10 (23.26%) Linux
15 10 (23.26%) MS Excel
15 10 (23.26%) PowerShell
15 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (23.26%) Change Control
16 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
16 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
17 8 (18.60%) SLA
18 7 (16.28%) CRM
18 7 (16.28%) SharePoint

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
1 7 (16.28%) Lync
2 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange
3 4 (9.30%) IIS
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 33 (76.74%) MS Office
2 10 (23.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Office 365
2 2 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) BIG-IP
1 6 (13.95%) iSCSI
2 3 (6.98%) DNS
3 1 (2.33%) Internet
3 1 (2.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) MySQL
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.65%) MS Access
5 1 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) ProC
General
1 2 (4.65%) Military
2 1 (2.33%) French Language
2 1 (2.33%) German Language
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) 1st Line Support
3 6 (13.95%) Service Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Incident Manager
4 5 (11.63%) Configuration Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 4 (9.30%) Virtualisation Architect
5 4 (9.30%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (9.30%) Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Support Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Services Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) HTML
1 2 (4.65%) JSP
1 2 (4.65%) SOAP
1 2 (4.65%) Web Services
1 2 (4.65%) XML
1 2 (4.65%) X-Windows
1 2 (4.65%) Ajax
1 2 (4.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Clustering
2 4 (9.30%) CMDB
2 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.88%) Windows
2 10 (23.26%) Linux
2 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (13.95%) Ubuntu
4 6 (13.95%) CentOS
5 5 (11.63%) UNIX
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (93.02%) ITIL
2 34 (79.07%) Service Management
3 29 (67.44%) ITSM
4 16 (37.21%) ITIL V3
5 11 (25.58%) Incident Management
6 10 (23.26%) Change Control
7 7 (16.28%) CRM
8 6 (13.95%) Capacity Management
8 6 (13.95%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
9 5 (11.63%) Data Analysis
10 4 (9.30%) Matrix Management
11 3 (6.98%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (6.98%) High Availability
12 2 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
12 2 (4.65%) Network Management
12 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
13 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
13 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2
13 1 (2.33%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 20 (46.51%) SQL
2 10 (23.26%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.65%) VBScript
4 2 (4.65%) VB
4 2 (4.65%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 39 (90.70%) Security Cleared
2 34 (79.07%) SC Cleared
3 28 (65.12%) DV Cleared
4 17 (39.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.33%) MCP
5 1 (2.33%) MCSE
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (34.88%) Hyper-V
2 13 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
4 6 (13.95%) NFS
5 3 (6.98%) UAG
6 2 (4.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (27.91%) OpenView
2 6 (13.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (11.63%) SCOM
4 2 (4.65%) HP NNM
4 2 (4.65%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (4.65%) SCCM
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.33%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 42 (97.67%) HP
2 29 (67.44%) Microsoft
3 15 (34.88%) VMware
4 10 (23.26%) NetApp
5 6 (13.95%) Cisco
5 6 (13.95%) F5
6 5 (11.63%) Citrix
7 4 (9.30%) Lumension
8 2 (4.65%) ServiceNow
8 2 (4.65%) BMC
8 2 (4.65%) CA
8 2 (4.65%) Oracle
9 1 (2.33%) Remedy