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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
UK / England
Rank 576 607 571
Rank change year-on-year +31 -36  
Contract jobs citing OVSD 7 10 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.017% 0.020% 0.067%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.17% 0.22% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 16
Median daily rate £518 £430 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.34% +22.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £395 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £430 £351
% change year-on-year +22.09% +22.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £12.72 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.72 £13.50
% change year-on-year - -5.81%  

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 4160 4557 4054
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 9.95% 9.33% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2787 2912 2408
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 122 164
Median hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.88% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

OVSD
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing OVSD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +26 6 £518 +20.34%
London - 1 £475 -
East Midlands - 1 £525 -
OVSD
UK

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 11 (100.00%) ITIL
1 11 (100.00%) HP
1 11 (100.00%) ITSM
1 11 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (90.91%) ITIL V3
2 10 (90.91%) Service Management
3 9 (81.82%) Windows
4 7 (63.64%) SQL
4 7 (63.64%) Virtual Environments
5 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
5 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
5 5 (45.45%) Change Management
5 5 (45.45%) DV Cleared
6 4 (36.36%) VMware
6 4 (36.36%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
6 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
6 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
6 4 (36.36%) MS Office
7 3 (27.27%) MCP
7 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 3 (27.27%) Cisco
7 3 (27.27%) MCSA
7 3 (27.27%) MCDBA

OVSD
Top Related 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 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 4 (36.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) BGP
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (27.27%) Firewall
1 3 (27.27%) ICMP
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
1 3 (27.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Network Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Service Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Support Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL Service Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Unix
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) ITIL
1 11 (100.00%) ITSM
2 10 (90.91%) ITIL V3
2 10 (90.91%) Service Management
3 7 (63.64%) Virtual Environments
4 5 (45.45%) Change Management
4 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
5 3 (27.27%) Network Design
5 3 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (9.09%) CRM
6 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
6 1 (9.09%) Statistics
6 1 (9.09%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) DV Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) CCNP
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (27.27%) MCDBA
3 3 (27.27%) MCP
3 3 (27.27%) MCSA
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
1 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) HP
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
3 3 (27.27%) Palo Alto
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) NetApp