The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for OVSD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OVSD over the 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
England / East of England
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 131
Contract jobs citing OVSD 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England - - 0.073%
As % of the Systems Management category - - 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £453 £325
% change year-on-year +16.02% +39.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.72 £13.50
% change year-on-year - -5.81%  

OVSD is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 233 190 196
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 10.86% 7.39% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 108 94
Median daily rate £475 £438 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +26.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 27
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.28 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.35 £47.08 £28.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

OVSD
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing OVSD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for OVSD in the East of England

OVSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OVSD in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for OVSD in the East of England

OVSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OVSD in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OVSD in the East of England