The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 26 June 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.

HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 238 272 243
Rank change year-on-year +34 -29  
Contract jobs citing OVSD 10 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.068% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.15% 0.56% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 16
Median daily rate £525 £475 £302
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +57.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £317
% change year-on-year +10.52% +49.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £26.00 -

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 the South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 870 1062 1042
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.17% 12.04% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 624 579
Median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.75% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £447 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +11.62% +5.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 40 39
Median hourly rate £12.00 £35.50 £21.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.19% +67.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £17.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.95 £57.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

OVSD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

OVSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OVSD in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for OVSD in the South East

OVSD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OVSD in the South East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OVSD in the South East

OVSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OVSD in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OVSD in the South East

OVSD
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OVSD within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Buckinghamshire -12 10 £525 +10.52%
Berkshire - 3 £525 -
OVSD
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 South East region with a requirement for OVSD.

1 16 (100.00%) ITIL
1 16 (100.00%) HP
2 15 (93.75%) Service Management
3 14 (87.50%) ITSM
3 14 (87.50%) SC Cleared
3 14 (87.50%) Security Cleared
3 14 (87.50%) ITIL V3
3 14 (87.50%) Virtual Environments
4 11 (68.75%) Windows
5 10 (62.50%) Service Delivery
6 8 (50.00%) Cisco
7 7 (43.75%) DV Cleared
8 6 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (37.50%) Wireless
8 6 (37.50%) Network Design
8 6 (37.50%) CCNP
8 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
8 6 (37.50%) Linux
8 6 (37.50%) Change Management
8 6 (37.50%) Firewall
8 6 (37.50%) BGP
8 6 (37.50%) ICMP
8 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (37.50%) Palo Alto
9 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (31.25%) Citrix
9 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (31.25%) MCP

OVSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) BGP
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
1 6 (37.50%) ICMP
1 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 6 (37.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 1 (6.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Architect
1 6 (37.50%) Network Architect
2 5 (31.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 4 (25.00%) Linux Specialist
3 4 (25.00%) Support Specialist
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Architect
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Network Architect
5 2 (12.50%) Active Directory Specialist
5 2 (12.50%) Active Directory Support
6 1 (6.25%) Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL Service Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (31.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (25.00%) CentOS
5 3 (18.75%) Ubuntu
6 2 (12.50%) Unix
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) ITIL
2 15 (93.75%) Service Management
3 14 (87.50%) ITIL V3
3 14 (87.50%) ITSM
3 14 (87.50%) Virtual Environments
4 10 (62.50%) Service Delivery
5 6 (37.50%) Change Management
5 6 (37.50%) Network Design
5 6 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (25.00%) High Availability
7 3 (18.75%) Capacity Management
7 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
8 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (87.50%) SC Cleared
1 14 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) DV Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) CCNP
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (31.25%) MCP
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (18.75%) MCDBA
5 3 (18.75%) MCSA
6 2 (12.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
1 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Workstation
2 4 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Nagios
2 2 (12.50%) OpenView
2 2 (12.50%) Puppet
2 2 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) HP
2 8 (50.00%) Cisco
3 6 (37.50%) Palo Alto
4 5 (31.25%) Citrix
4 5 (31.25%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.25%) NetApp
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat