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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 571 559 521
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -38
Contract jobs citing OVSD 36 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.044% 0.059%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.85% 0.57% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 13
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.12% +73.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £90 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £240 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £317 £165 £95
% change year-on-year
+92.12% +73.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £10.50 £10.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -2.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £10.50 £10.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -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
4235 4040 3416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.82% 7.67% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2646 2386 1935
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 148 179
Average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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 22 May 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 10 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 22 May 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 -13 36 £317 +92.12% 1
Buckinghamshire +24 31 £317 +78.59% 1
South East +8 31 £317 +78.59% 1
Milton Keynes +20 26 £302 +70.14% 1
Northampton - 4 £351 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £351 -
East Midlands - 4 £351 -
East of England -2 1 - -
Rickmansworth -2 1 - -
Hertfordshire -6 1 - -

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 48 (94.12%) HP
2 44 (86.27%) ITIL
2 44 (86.27%) Security Cleared
3 43 (84.31%) SC Cleared
4 39 (76.47%) MS Office
4 39 (76.47%) Service Management
5 28 (54.90%) DV Cleared
6 26 (50.98%) OpenView
7 24 (47.06%) Microsoft
8 21 (41.18%) MS Excel
8 21 (41.18%) ITSM
9 20 (39.22%) Windows
9 20 (39.22%) Incident Management
10 17 (33.33%) SLA
11 15 (29.41%) Data Analysis
12 13 (25.49%) Matrix Management
12 13 (25.49%) Hyper-V
12 13 (25.49%) VMware
13 12 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (23.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 10 (19.61%) ITIL V3
14 10 (19.61%) Change Control
14 10 (19.61%) NetApp
14 10 (19.61%) SQL
15 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (15.69%) PowerShell
16 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (13.73%) Linux
18 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
18 6 (11.76%) Internet

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (11.76%) SharePoint
1 6 (11.76%) Lync
2 5 (9.80%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.84%) IIS
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 39 (76.47%) MS Office
2 21 (41.18%) MS Excel
3 5 (9.80%) MS Visio
4 4 (7.84%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) PaaS
2 4 (7.84%) Office 365
3 2 (3.92%) IaaS
3 2 (3.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) Internet
1 6 (11.76%) VPN
1 6 (11.76%) iSCSI
1 6 (11.76%) BIG-IP
2 2 (3.92%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (3.92%) MySQL
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) French Language
2 3 (5.88%) German Language
2 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) Analyst
2 16 (31.37%) Incident Manager
3 8 (15.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Service Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Service Manager
4 5 (9.80%) Configuration Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Senior Incident Manager
5 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.88%) Services Delivery Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Senior Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Architect
6 2 (3.92%) Support Specialist
6 2 (3.92%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (3.92%) Consultant
6 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (3.92%) Transition Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Virtualisation Architect
6 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) CMDB
2 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.88%) Clustering
4 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (39.22%) Windows
2 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (13.73%) Linux
5 6 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 6 (11.76%) Ubuntu
5 6 (11.76%) CentOS
6 5 (9.80%) UNIX
7 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (86.27%) ITIL
2 39 (76.47%) Service Management
3 21 (41.18%) ITSM
4 20 (39.22%) Incident Management
5 15 (29.41%) Data Analysis
6 13 (25.49%) Matrix Management
7 10 (19.61%) ITIL V3
7 10 (19.61%) Change Control
8 6 (11.76%) Configuration Management
8 6 (11.76%) CRM
8 6 (11.76%) Capacity Management
8 6 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2
9 5 (9.80%) Service Delivery
10 4 (7.84%) Problem Management
10 4 (7.84%) People Management
11 2 (3.92%) Coaching
11 2 (3.92%) Transition Management
11 2 (3.92%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) SQL
2 8 (15.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (86.27%) Security Cleared
2 43 (84.31%) SC Cleared
3 28 (54.90%) DV Cleared
4 12 (23.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.96%) MCP
5 1 (1.96%) MCSE
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (33.33%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.96%) BS15000
System Software
1 13 (25.49%) Hyper-V
2 12 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.76%) NFS
4 5 (9.80%) Active Directory
5 2 (3.92%) UAG
6 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (50.98%) OpenView
2 4 (7.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (5.88%) SCOM
4 2 (3.92%) WSUS
5 1 (1.96%) SCCM
5 1 (1.96%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 48 (94.12%) HP
2 24 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 13 (25.49%) VMware
4 10 (19.61%) NetApp
5 6 (11.76%) Cisco
5 6 (11.76%) F5
6 5 (9.80%) Citrix
7 4 (7.84%) Lumension
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle
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