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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 571 535 563
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +28
Contract jobs citing OVSD 17 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.044% 0.036%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.41% 0.67% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 8
Average daily rate £165 £95 £121
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.68% -21.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £85 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £283 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £95 £121
% change year-on-year
+73.68% -21.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £90.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +542.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £90.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year
- +757.14%
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4121 3147 3755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.31% 6.58% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2378 1810 2010
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 157 161
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.30 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+21.95% +10.81%

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 17 April 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 6 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -38 17 £165 +73.68% 4
Liverpool - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - -

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 31 (75.61%) Security Cleared
2 30 (73.17%) HP
3 26 (63.41%) OpenView
3 26 (63.41%) ITIL
4 18 (43.90%) MS Exchange
5 17 (41.46%) MS Excel
5 17 (41.46%) SLA
5 17 (41.46%) Windows
6 16 (39.02%) Active Directory
7 15 (36.59%) SC Cleared
8 14 (34.15%) DV Cleared
9 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
10 10 (24.39%) MCP
10 10 (24.39%) McAfee
10 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (24.39%) MCDST
11 9 (21.95%) SCCM
11 9 (21.95%) Service Delivery
11 9 (21.95%) MS Office
11 9 (21.95%) Windows XP
12 7 (17.07%) SQL
13 6 (14.63%) Cisco
14 5 (12.20%) IBM
14 5 (12.20%) IPv4
14 5 (12.20%) DNS
14 5 (12.20%) LAN
14 5 (12.20%) DHCP
14 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
14 5 (12.20%) IIS
14 5 (12.20%) Windows 2000

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 18 (43.90%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.20%) IIS
3 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.88%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (41.46%) MS Excel
2 9 (21.95%) MS Office
3 4 (9.76%) MS Visio
4 3 (7.32%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) LAN
1 5 (12.20%) DHCP
1 5 (12.20%) DNS
1 5 (12.20%) IPv4
1 5 (12.20%) Firewall
1 5 (12.20%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (9.76%) Internet
2 4 (9.76%) SNMP
2 4 (9.76%) VPN
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) Crystal Reports
General
1 5 (12.20%) Back Office
2 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.88%) German Language
4 1 (2.44%) Norwegian Language
4 1 (2.44%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (2.44%) Local Government
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (60.98%) Analyst
2 18 (43.90%) Service Analyst
3 16 (39.02%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Network Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Support Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Coordinator
5 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Data Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Data Centre Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Incident Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Data Centre Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Services Delivery Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Services Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) Network Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (2.44%) OpenView Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Statistics
2 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (41.46%) Windows
2 9 (21.95%) Windows XP
3 5 (12.20%) Windows 2000
4 4 (9.76%) UNIX
4 4 (9.76%) Solaris
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.88%) Linux
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (63.41%) ITIL
2 9 (21.95%) Service Delivery
3 5 (12.20%) Network Load Balancing
4 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
4 4 (9.76%) Change Management
4 4 (9.76%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.32%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (75.61%) Security Cleared
2 15 (36.59%) SC Cleared
3 14 (34.15%) DV Cleared
4 10 (24.39%) MCDST
4 10 (24.39%) MCP
4 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (7.32%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.44%) CCNP
6 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (41.46%) SLA
2 4 (9.76%) ISO 14001
3 3 (7.32%) BS15000
System Software
1 16 (39.02%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 26 (63.41%) OpenView
2 9 (21.95%) SCCM
3 5 (12.20%) DameWare
4 2 (4.88%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.88%) HP NNM
4 2 (4.88%) OVIS
4 2 (4.88%) OVPA
4 2 (4.88%) OVPI
4 2 (4.88%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (73.17%) HP
2 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
3 10 (24.39%) McAfee
4 6 (14.63%) Cisco
5 5 (12.20%) IBM
5 5 (12.20%) Clearswift
5 5 (12.20%) F5
5 5 (12.20%) Nokia
5 5 (12.20%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.88%) Veritas
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle
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