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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
UK
Rank 592 617 606
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -11
Contract jobs citing OVSD 4 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.014% 0.027%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.089% 0.15% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Median daily rate £140 £145 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -62.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £145 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £145 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £135 £145 £390
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -62.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £12.72 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.72 £10.50
% change year-on-year
- +21.09%

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
4517 4550 4530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.96% 8.89% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3025 2862 2679
Median daily rate £475 £430 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 135 147
Median hourly rate £28.25 £35.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.28% +64.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.72 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-42.14% +55.55%

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 21 February 2017.

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 5 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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +26 4 £140 -3.44%
South East +16 3 £135 -6.89%
Milton Keynes +6 3 £135 -6.89%
Buckinghamshire +5 3 £135 -6.89%
London - 1 £475 -

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 7 (100.00%) HP
2 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL V3
3 5 (71.43%) ITSM
4 4 (57.14%) SQL
4 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 4 (57.14%) MS Office
4 4 (57.14%) Service Management
5 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 2 (28.57%) OpenView
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco
6 2 (28.57%) Linux
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
7 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (14.29%) Office 365
7 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (14.29%) VLAN
7 1 (14.29%) Statistics
7 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
7 1 (14.29%) HP Data Protector

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 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) VLAN
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Service Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support
3 1 (14.29%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) ITIL V3
2 5 (71.43%) ITSM
3 4 (57.14%) Service Management
4 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) Statistics
5 1 (14.29%) Ticket Management
5 1 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) BitLocker
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) OpenView
2 1 (14.29%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) OPNET
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) VMware