Period
to 23 March 2019

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 23 March 2019 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
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 812 853 798
Rank change year-on-year +41 -55 +55
Contract jobs citing OVSD 23 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.026% 0.026% 0.013%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.17% 0.20% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 12
England median daily rate £227 £420 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.01% -16.00% +23.61%
10th Percentile £202 £142 £132
90th Percentile £253 £439 £538
UK median daily rate £227 £420 £500
% change year-on-year -46.01% -16.00% +23.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 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 13,322 11,895 9,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.97% 12.69% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,966 8,066 6,161
England median daily rate £500 £495 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £277 £275
90th Percentile £667 £638 £611
UK median daily rate £500 £480 £450
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 251 217
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.50 £47.83 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% -12.50% -4.76%

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 23 March 2019.

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 23 March 2019. 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 +2 13 £234 -44.40%
East of England +11 5 - -
North of England - 4 - -
North West - 4 - -
East Midlands - 1 £150 -
Midlands - 1 £150 -
OVSD
UK

For the 6 months to 23 March 2019, 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 23 (100.00%) HP
2 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 18 (78.26%) Service Management
3 14 (60.87%) ITSM
3 14 (60.87%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (60.87%) ITIL
4 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
4 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
4 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (56.52%) ITIL V3
5 12 (52.17%) SC Cleared
5 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
6 11 (47.83%) DV Cleared
7 9 (39.13%) OpenView
8 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
8 8 (34.78%) SQL
8 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
8 8 (34.78%) CRM
8 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (34.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
9 6 (26.09%) Office 365
10 5 (21.74%) Patch Management
10 5 (21.74%) SCCM
10 5 (21.74%) SCOM
10 5 (21.74%) Application Packaging
10 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
10 5 (21.74%) VPN

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 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2003
1 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2007
1 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Office 365
2 4 (17.39%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Internet
1 5 (21.74%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
1 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Analyst
2 12 (52.17%) Service Analyst
2 12 (52.17%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Antivirus Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) First Line Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.35%) IT Support
5 1 (4.35%) Office 365 Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Operational Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Operations Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Remote Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
5 3 (13.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Service Management
2 14 (60.87%) ITIL
2 14 (60.87%) ITSM
3 13 (56.52%) ITIL V3
4 8 (34.78%) CRM
5 5 (21.74%) Application Packaging
5 5 (21.74%) Patch Management
5 5 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (17.39%) Incident Management
7 3 (13.04%) Critical Thinking
7 3 (13.04%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 12 (52.17%) SC Cleared
3 11 (47.83%) DV Cleared
4 8 (34.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
2 4 (17.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) OpenView
2 5 (21.74%) SCCM
2 5 (21.74%) SCOM
3 3 (13.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) HP
2 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) McAfee
3 5 (21.74%) webMethods