Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 818 824 821
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3 -16
Contract jobs citing OVSD 27 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.029% 0.007% 0.017%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.24% 0.063% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 9
England median daily rate £144 £145 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.86% -62.82% +139.26%
10th Percentile £113 £119 £144
90th Percentile £430 £433 £417
UK median daily rate £144 £145 £390
% change year-on-year -0.86% -62.82% +139.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
England median hourly rate £12.50 - £12.72
10th Percentile £10.80 - £12.02
90th Percentile £13.75 - £13.41
UK median hourly rate £12.50 - £12.72

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 11,071 9,546 8,705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.87% 10.73% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,582 6,198 5,468
England median daily rate £495 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £250
90th Percentile £632 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 235 300
England median hourly rate £17.32 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.41% - +1.81%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.15
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.93 £52.85
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +0.45%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +4 20 £144 +2.68% 1
East of England - 7 - -
OVSD
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 27 (100.00%) HP
2 20 (74.07%) Service Management
3 19 (70.37%) ITSM
3 19 (70.37%) ITIL
3 19 (70.37%) ITIL V3
4 17 (62.96%) Security Cleared
5 16 (59.26%) Microsoft Office
6 15 (55.56%) Windows
7 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
7 12 (44.44%) DV Cleared
8 10 (37.04%) SQL
8 10 (37.04%) SLA
8 10 (37.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 8 (29.63%) Ticket Management
9 8 (29.63%) Virtual Environments
9 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
9 8 (29.63%) Windows XP
9 8 (29.63%) Internet
9 8 (29.63%) VPN
9 8 (29.63%) OpenView
10 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
11 5 (18.52%) VMware
11 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (18.52%) Change Management
11 5 (18.52%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
11 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
12 4 (14.81%) Veeam
12 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012

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 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (59.26%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) Internet
1 8 (29.63%) VPN
2 4 (14.81%) BGP
2 4 (14.81%) BIG-IP
2 4 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (14.81%) Cisco ISE
2 4 (14.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (14.81%) Firewall
2 4 (14.81%) ICMP
2 4 (14.81%) IPsec
2 4 (14.81%) iSCSI
2 4 (14.81%) OSPF
2 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
2 4 (14.81%) Wireless
General
1 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) German Language
2 2 (7.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Service Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (14.81%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) IT Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Network Team Leader
4 4 (14.81%) Storage Specialist
4 4 (14.81%) Support Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Team Leader
5 2 (7.41%) IT Support
5 2 (7.41%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Customer Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) NetApp Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Support
6 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows XP
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) Data ONTAP
4 4 (14.81%) Linux
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Service Management
2 19 (70.37%) ITIL
2 19 (70.37%) ITIL V3
2 19 (70.37%) ITSM
3 8 (29.63%) Ticket Management
3 8 (29.63%) Virtual Environments
4 5 (18.52%) Change Management
4 5 (18.52%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
5 4 (14.81%) Capacity Management
5 4 (14.81%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (14.81%) Network Virtualisation
5 4 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (62.96%) Security Cleared
2 12 (44.44%) DV Cleared
2 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 10 (37.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (7.41%) CCNP
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.70%) CCA
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.70%) MCP
5 1 (3.70%) MCSA
5 1 (3.70%) MCSE
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
1 4 (14.81%) NFS
1 4 (14.81%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) OpenView
2 4 (14.81%) Backup Exec
2 4 (14.81%) SCSM
3 2 (7.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) HP
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 5 (18.52%) VMware
4 4 (14.81%) arcserve
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco
4 4 (14.81%) F5
4 4 (14.81%) NetApp
4 4 (14.81%) Palo Alto
4 4 (14.81%) ServiceNow
4 4 (14.81%) Symantec
4 4 (14.81%) Veeam
5 2 (7.41%) Aruba
5 2 (7.41%) Juniper
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix