Period
to 12 December 2018

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 6 months to 12 December 2018 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
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 823 853 843
Rank change year-on-year +30 -10 +16
Contract jobs citing OVSD 35 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.036% 0.016% 0.010%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.25% 0.13% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 9
England median daily rate £235 £138 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.91% -5.17% -
10th Percentile £208 £110 £111
90th Percentile £365 £149 £286
UK median daily rate £235 £138 £145
% change year-on-year +70.91% -5.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
England median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 -
UK median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 -

OVSD is in the Systems Management category. The following 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.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 14,221 11,290 10,983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.76% 11.87% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,684 7,729 7,070
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £305 £266 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £590
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 254 246
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.58% +3.65%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.79 £12.88
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year - -17.65% +8.97%

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 6 months to 12 December 2018.

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 6 months to 12 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -6 21 £238 +72.73%
East of England +2 9 - -
North of England - 5 £155 -
North West - 5 £155 -
OVSD
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OVSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for OVSD.

1 35 (100.00%) HP
2 26 (74.29%) Windows
3 25 (71.43%) Service Management
4 24 (68.57%) Microsoft Office
5 22 (62.86%) ITIL
6 21 (60.00%) ITSM
7 20 (57.14%) Security Cleared
7 20 (57.14%) ITIL V3
8 18 (51.43%) SC Cleared
8 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
8 18 (51.43%) Active Directory
9 14 (40.00%) OpenView
10 13 (37.14%) DV Cleared
11 12 (34.29%) SQL
11 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (34.29%) Windows Server
12 11 (31.43%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
12 11 (31.43%) CRM
12 11 (31.43%) MS Exchange
13 10 (28.57%) Linux
14 9 (25.71%) VPN
14 9 (25.71%) Windows XP
14 9 (25.71%) Internet
14 9 (25.71%) Critical Thinking
14 9 (25.71%) Office 365
15 7 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003

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 11 (31.43%) MS Exchange
2 7 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
3 4 (11.43%) Skype for Business
4 2 (5.71%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (68.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.71%) Office 365
2 4 (11.43%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) Internet
1 9 (25.71%) VPN
2 1 (2.86%) LAN
2 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (11.43%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.86%) Informix
General
1 7 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.71%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Analyst
2 17 (48.57%) Service Analyst
2 17 (48.57%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Administrator
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (8.57%) Applications Support
5 3 (8.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.57%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Support Specialist
5 3 (8.57%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.71%) Antivirus Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Applications Support Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Service Desk Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
1 4 (11.43%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (74.29%) Windows
2 12 (34.29%) Windows Server
2 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (28.57%) Linux
4 9 (25.71%) Windows XP
5 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (11.43%) CentOS
6 4 (11.43%) Ubuntu
6 4 (11.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (71.43%) Service Management
2 22 (62.86%) ITIL
3 21 (60.00%) ITSM
4 20 (57.14%) ITIL V3
5 11 (31.43%) CRM
5 11 (31.43%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (25.71%) Critical Thinking
7 5 (14.29%) Application Packaging
7 5 (14.29%) Incident Management
7 5 (14.29%) Patch Management
8 4 (11.43%) Capacity Management
8 4 (11.43%) Change Control
8 4 (11.43%) High Availability
8 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 4 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (8.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Proactive Monitoring
10 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
10 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (2.86%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 18 (51.43%) SC Cleared
3 13 (37.14%) DV Cleared
4 7 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) SLA
2 4 (11.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (51.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (40.00%) OpenView
2 5 (14.29%) Nagios
2 5 (14.29%) SCCM
2 5 (14.29%) SCOM
3 3 (8.57%) WSUS
4 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 35 (100.00%) HP
2 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.29%) McAfee
3 5 (14.29%) webMethods
4 4 (11.43%) Citrix
4 4 (11.43%) VMware
5 3 (8.57%) Lumension
5 3 (8.57%) NetApp
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle
6 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds