Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 842 835 868
Rank change year-on-year -7 +33 -32
Contract jobs citing OVSD 22 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.023% 0.022% 0.015%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.17% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 10
England median daily rate £335 £525 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.19% +56.72% +15.52%
10th Percentile £140 £115 £137
90th Percentile £434 £538 £504
UK median daily rate £335 £525 £335
% change year-on-year -36.19% +56.72% +15.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
England median hourly rate £12.50 - £26.00
10th Percentile £11.95 - £25.50
90th Percentile £12.75 - £26.50
UK median hourly rate £12.50 - £26.00

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 13,085 10,389 11,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.90% 11.44% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,876 6,975 7,393
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £300 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £488 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +5.35% +8.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 240 242
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% -22.22% +11.47%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.73 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.83 £48.71
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -28.00% +23.85%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -14 13 £350 -33.35% 3
East of England - 8 - - 1
North of England - 1 £155 -
North West - 1 £155 -
OVSD
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (100.00%) HP
2 19 (86.36%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (68.18%) Windows
4 14 (63.64%) ITIL
5 13 (59.09%) Service Management
5 13 (59.09%) ITSM
6 12 (54.55%) ITIL V3
7 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
8 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
9 9 (40.91%) Linux
9 9 (40.91%) OpenView
9 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
10 8 (36.36%) Manufacturing
10 8 (36.36%) Windows XP
10 8 (36.36%) VPN
10 8 (36.36%) Internet
11 7 (31.82%) SQL
11 7 (31.82%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (31.82%) Critical Thinking
12 6 (27.27%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (27.27%) Capacity Management
12 6 (27.27%) VMware
12 6 (27.27%) DV Cleared
13 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (22.73%) Nagios
13 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
13 5 (22.73%) NetApp
13 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
13 5 (22.73%) Windows Server

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 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 4 (18.18%) Skype for Business
2 2 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (86.36%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) Internet
1 8 (36.36%) VPN
2 2 (9.09%) iSCSI
3 1 (4.55%) LAN
3 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Informix
General
1 8 (36.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Service Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Administrator
4 4 (18.18%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (13.64%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (13.64%) Applications Support
5 3 (13.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (13.64%) Support Specialist
5 3 (13.64%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (9.09%) Applications Support Specialist
6 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Administrator
6 2 (9.09%) Storage Specialist
6 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) NetApp Specialist
7 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Support
7 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Linux
3 8 (36.36%) Windows XP
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
5 4 (18.18%) CentOS
5 4 (18.18%) Ubuntu
5 4 (18.18%) Unix
6 2 (9.09%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) ITIL
2 13 (59.09%) ITSM
2 13 (59.09%) Service Management
3 12 (54.55%) ITIL V3
4 7 (31.82%) Critical Thinking
4 7 (31.82%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (27.27%) Capacity Management
5 6 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (18.18%) Change Control
6 4 (18.18%) CRM
6 4 (18.18%) High Availability
6 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 3 (13.64%) Proactive Monitoring
8 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
8 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
9 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
9 1 (4.55%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
3 6 (27.27%) DV Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
2 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.09%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) OpenView
2 5 (22.73%) Nagios
3 2 (9.09%) Backup Exec
3 2 (9.09%) SCSM
4 1 (4.55%) SCOM
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) HP
2 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 6 (27.27%) VMware
4 5 (22.73%) NetApp
5 4 (18.18%) Citrix
6 3 (13.64%) Lumension
7 2 (9.09%) arcserve
7 2 (9.09%) Symantec
7 2 (9.09%) Veeam
8 1 (4.55%) Oracle
8 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds