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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 590 560 573
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +13
Contract jobs citing OVSD 24 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.034% 0.051%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.54% 0.48% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 16
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£238 £428 £144
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +197.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £100 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £435 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £428 £144
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +197.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 7
Average hourly rate £10.50 £10.75 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +2.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £10.75 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-2.32% +2.38%

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
4433 3750 3752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.67% 7.11% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2646 2208 1972
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 155 181
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £13.65 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +34.28%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
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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 24 £238 -44.44% 1
London - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 38 (69.09%) HP
2 36 (65.45%) Windows
2 36 (65.45%) Security Cleared
3 33 (60.00%) OpenView
4 31 (56.36%) ITIL
5 29 (52.73%) MS Excel
6 25 (45.45%) SC Cleared
7 21 (38.18%) Windows XP
7 21 (38.18%) MS Office
8 18 (32.73%) MS Exchange
9 15 (27.27%) VPN
9 15 (27.27%) SLA
9 15 (27.27%) Internet
9 15 (27.27%) Manufacturing
10 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
11 13 (23.64%) MCP
11 13 (23.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (23.64%) DV Cleared
12 12 (21.82%) Service Delivery
13 11 (20.00%) SQL
14 10 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
14 10 (18.18%) Service Management
14 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
16 8 (14.55%) McAfee
16 8 (14.55%) BS15000
16 8 (14.55%) MCDST
17 7 (12.73%) Incident Management
17 7 (12.73%) Problem Management

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (32.73%) MS Exchange
2 10 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (10.91%) IIS
4 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (52.73%) MS Excel
2 21 (38.18%) MS Office
3 3 (5.45%) MS Project
3 3 (5.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) VPN
1 15 (27.27%) Internet
2 6 (10.91%) DNS
2 6 (10.91%) LAN
2 6 (10.91%) DHCP
2 6 (10.91%) Firewall
2 6 (10.91%) IPv4
2 6 (10.91%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.45%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle APEX
General
1 15 (27.27%) Manufacturing
2 6 (10.91%) Back Office
3 1 (1.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (61.82%) Analyst
2 27 (49.09%) Service Analyst
3 26 (47.27%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (12.73%) Support Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) Problem Manager
6 4 (7.27%) Team Leader
6 4 (7.27%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Incident Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Service Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Services Delivery Manager
7 3 (5.45%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (3.64%) Coordinator
8 2 (3.64%) Incident Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 1 (1.82%) Senior Incident Manager
9 1 (1.82%) Hardware Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Hardware Support Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) Middleware
1 2 (3.64%) Java EE
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.91%) Statistics
3 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (65.45%) Windows
2 21 (38.18%) Windows XP
3 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.91%) Windows 2000
5 4 (7.27%) UNIX
6 2 (3.64%) Linux
6 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (56.36%) ITIL
2 12 (21.82%) Service Delivery
3 10 (18.18%) Service Management
4 7 (12.73%) Incident Management
4 7 (12.73%) Problem Management
5 6 (10.91%) Network Load Balancing
5 6 (10.91%) Trend Analysis
5 6 (10.91%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.45%) Data Entry
6 3 (5.45%) People Management
6 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.64%) SOA
7 2 (3.64%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (1.82%) ITIL V3
8 1 (1.82%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (3.64%) Java
3 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (65.45%) Security Cleared
2 25 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 13 (23.64%) MCP
3 13 (23.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (23.64%) DV Cleared
4 8 (14.55%) MCDST
5 5 (9.09%) MCSE
6 3 (5.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (27.27%) SLA
2 8 (14.55%) BS15000
System Software
1 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.91%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 33 (60.00%) OpenView
2 6 (10.91%) DameWare
3 5 (9.09%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.64%) SCCM
5 1 (1.82%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 38 (69.09%) HP
2 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
3 8 (14.55%) McAfee
4 7 (12.73%) Cisco
5 6 (10.91%) IBM
5 6 (10.91%) Clearswift
5 6 (10.91%) CheckPoint
5 6 (10.91%) Nokia
5 6 (10.91%) F5
6 4 (7.27%) Citrix
7 3 (5.45%) Oracle
8 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.82%) Perforce
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