Period
to 19 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 819 795 832
Rank change year-on-year -24 +37 -53
Contract jobs citing OVSD 34 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.037% 0.024% 0.023%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.28% 0.22% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 12
England median daily rate £420 £525 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +19.32% +34.87%
10th Percentile £138 £471 £167
90th Percentile £438 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £420 £525 £440
% change year-on-year -20.00% +19.32% +34.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 0 3
England median hourly rate £12.50 - £12.72
10th Percentile £11.38 - £12.02
90th Percentile £12.75 - £23.88
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 12,011 9,107 10,439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.19% 10.86% 10.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,058 6,037 6,766
England median daily rate £488 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.98% +8.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 209 238
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -18.18% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.24 £12.93
90th Percentile £50.18 £48.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.56% -13.33% +12.33%

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 June 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 June 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 -16 20 £404 -23.10%
East of England - 13 - -
London -57 1 £450 -5.26%
OVSD
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 34 (100.00%) HP
2 29 (85.29%) Windows
3 24 (70.59%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (61.76%) Service Management
5 18 (52.94%) ITSM
5 18 (52.94%) ITIL
6 17 (50.00%) ITIL V3
7 16 (47.06%) Windows XP
7 16 (47.06%) VPN
7 16 (47.06%) OpenView
7 16 (47.06%) Internet
8 14 (41.18%) Security Cleared
9 12 (35.29%) SC Cleared
10 11 (32.35%) DV Cleared
11 10 (29.41%) Manufacturing
11 10 (29.41%) Virtual Environments
11 10 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (23.53%) ServiceNow
12 8 (23.53%) VMware
12 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
13 7 (20.59%) NetApp
13 7 (20.59%) Linux
13 7 (20.59%) Change Management
13 7 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (20.59%) Hyper-V
13 7 (20.59%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
13 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (17.65%) Network Virtualisation
14 6 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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 5 (14.71%) MS Exchange
1 5 (14.71%) SharePoint
1 5 (14.71%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (70.59%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (47.06%) Internet
1 16 (47.06%) VPN
2 6 (17.65%) BGP
2 6 (17.65%) BIG-IP
2 6 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (17.65%) Cisco ISE
2 6 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 6 (17.65%) Firewall
2 6 (17.65%) ICMP
2 6 (17.65%) IPsec
2 6 (17.65%) OSPF
2 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 6 (17.65%) Wireless
3 4 (11.76%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (29.41%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) German Language
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Analyst
2 11 (32.35%) Service Analyst
2 11 (32.35%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) Support Analyst
4 7 (20.59%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (17.65%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) Network Team Leader
6 4 (11.76%) Storage Specialist
6 4 (11.76%) Support Specialist
6 4 (11.76%) Team Leader
7 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (8.82%) Applications Support
7 3 (8.82%) IT Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) IT Support
8 2 (5.88%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
8 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
8 2 (5.88%) NetApp Specialist
8 2 (5.88%) Service Desk Support
8 2 (5.88%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 4 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 29 (85.29%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) Windows XP
3 7 (20.59%) Linux
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (11.76%) Data ONTAP
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Service Management
2 18 (52.94%) ITIL
2 18 (52.94%) ITSM
3 17 (50.00%) ITIL V3
4 10 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (29.41%) Virtual Environments
5 7 (20.59%) Change Management
5 7 (20.59%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
6 6 (17.65%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (17.65%) Network Virtualisation
7 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
8 4 (11.76%) Capacity Management
8 4 (11.76%) Change Control
8 4 (11.76%) CRM
8 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 4 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (11.76%) Problem Management
9 3 (8.82%) Proactive Monitoring
10 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (5.88%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 12 (35.29%) SC Cleared
3 11 (32.35%) DV Cleared
4 3 (8.82%) CCNP
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.94%) CCA
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.94%) MCP
6 1 (2.94%) MCSA
6 1 (2.94%) MCSE
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) Hyper-V
1 7 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (11.76%) NFS
3 4 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (47.06%) OpenView
2 4 (11.76%) Backup Exec
2 4 (11.76%) SCSM
3 3 (8.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (100.00%) HP
2 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 8 (23.53%) ServiceNow
2 8 (23.53%) VMware
3 7 (20.59%) NetApp
4 6 (17.65%) Cisco
4 6 (17.65%) F5
5 5 (14.71%) Palo Alto
6 4 (11.76%) arcserve
6 4 (11.76%) Aruba
6 4 (11.76%) Citrix
6 4 (11.76%) Symantec
6 4 (11.76%) Veeam
7 3 (8.82%) Lumension
8 2 (5.88%) Juniper