The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 June 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)
UK > England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 613 610
Rank change year-on-year +31 -3  
Contract jobs citing OVSD 12 9 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.028% 0.018% 0.061%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.25% 0.16% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 22
England median daily rate £525 £425 £317
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% +34.06%  
10th Percentile £476 £145 £148
90th Percentile £538 £519 £434
UK median daily rate £525 £425 £317
% change year-on-year +23.52% +34.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £26.00 -

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 England with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4711 5601 4463
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 10.90% 11.36% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6101 7356 4796
England median daily rate £496 £450 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.22% +10.56%  
10th Percentile £305 £281 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 237 197
England median hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +33.33%  
10th Percentile £10.40 £16.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.38 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £28.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year -39.39% +37.50%  

OVSD
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing OVSD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for OVSD in England

OVSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OVSD in England

OVSD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OVSD in England over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OVSD in England

OVSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OVSD in England

OVSD
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OVSD within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
South East +20 10 £525 +10.52%
Midlands +16 3 £525 +262.06%
East Midlands -2 3 £525 +262.06%
London +6 2 - -
OVSD
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 across the England region with a requirement for OVSD.

1 20 (100.00%) ITIL
1 20 (100.00%) HP
2 19 (95.00%) Service Management
3 18 (90.00%) ITSM
3 18 (90.00%) SC Cleared
3 18 (90.00%) Security Cleared
3 18 (90.00%) ITIL V3
4 15 (75.00%) Virtual Environments
5 12 (60.00%) Windows
6 10 (50.00%) Linux
6 10 (50.00%) DV Cleared
6 10 (50.00%) Service Delivery
7 8 (40.00%) Cisco
8 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (35.00%) Nagios
8 7 (35.00%) Change Management
8 7 (35.00%) CentOS
8 7 (35.00%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (35.00%) MongoDB
8 7 (35.00%) High Availability
8 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (30.00%) Palo Alto
9 6 (30.00%) Capacity Management
9 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
9 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (30.00%) Ubuntu

OVSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) BGP
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (30.00%) Firewall
1 6 (30.00%) ICMP
1 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (30.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (5.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Linux Specialist
2 6 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (30.00%) Architect
2 6 (30.00%) Network Architect
3 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 4 (20.00%) Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Support Specialist
3 4 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco Network Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Active Directory Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Active Directory Support
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL Service Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (35.00%) CentOS
4 6 (30.00%) Ubuntu
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.00%) Unix
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) ITIL
2 19 (95.00%) Service Management
3 18 (90.00%) ITIL V3
3 18 (90.00%) ITSM
4 15 (75.00%) Virtual Environments
5 10 (50.00%) Service Delivery
6 7 (35.00%) Change Management
6 7 (35.00%) High Availability
7 6 (30.00%) Capacity Management
7 6 (30.00%) Network Design
7 6 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
8 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (90.00%) SC Cleared
1 18 (90.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (30.00%) CCNP
3 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (25.00%) MCP
4 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (15.00%) MCDBA
5 3 (15.00%) MCSA
6 2 (10.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) Nagios
2 2 (10.00%) OpenView
2 2 (10.00%) Puppet
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) HP
2 8 (40.00%) Cisco
3 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (30.00%) Palo Alto
3 6 (30.00%) VMware
4 5 (25.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) NetApp
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat