The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 641 611
Rank change year-on-year +47 -30  
Contract jobs citing OVSD 13 10 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.019% 0.054%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.25% 0.17% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 22
Median daily rate £525 £450 £317
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +41.95%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £317
% change year-on-year +10.52% +49.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £26.00 -
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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 5099 6037 4815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.85% 11.37% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3337 3886 2958
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £447 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +11.62% +5.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 137 162
Median hourly rate £20.88 £29.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +39.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.46 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

OVSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OVSD in the UK

OVSD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for OVSD in the UK

OVSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OVSD in the UK

OVSD
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OVSD within the UK 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
England +37 13 £525 +16.66%
South East +34 10 £525 +10.52%
Milton Keynes -9 10 £525 +56.71%
Buckinghamshire -12 10 £525 +10.52%
Northampton +5 4 £525 +62.79%
Northamptonshire +3 4 £525 +62.79%
East Midlands -6 4 £525 +62.79%
Reading - 3 £525 -
Berkshire - 3 £525 -
London -5 2 - -

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 with a requirement for OVSD.

1 20 (100.00%) ITIL
1 20 (100.00%) HP
2 19 (95.00%) Service Management
3 18 (90.00%) ITSM
3 18 (90.00%) SC Cleared
3 18 (90.00%) Security Cleared
3 18 (90.00%) ITIL V3
4 15 (75.00%) Virtual Environments
5 12 (60.00%) Windows
6 10 (50.00%) Linux
6 10 (50.00%) DV Cleared
6 10 (50.00%) Service Delivery
7 8 (40.00%) Cisco
8 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (35.00%) Nagios
8 7 (35.00%) Change Management
8 7 (35.00%) CentOS
8 7 (35.00%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (35.00%) MongoDB
8 7 (35.00%) High Availability
8 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (30.00%) Palo Alto
9 6 (30.00%) Capacity Management
9 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
9 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (30.00%) Ubuntu

OVSD
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) BGP
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (30.00%) Firewall
1 6 (30.00%) ICMP
1 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (30.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (5.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Linux Specialist
2 6 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (30.00%) Architect
2 6 (30.00%) Network Architect
3 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 4 (20.00%) Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Support Specialist
3 4 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco Network Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Active Directory Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Active Directory Support
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL Service Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (35.00%) CentOS
4 6 (30.00%) Ubuntu
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.00%) Unix
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) ITIL
2 19 (95.00%) Service Management
3 18 (90.00%) ITIL V3
3 18 (90.00%) ITSM
4 15 (75.00%) Virtual Environments
5 10 (50.00%) Service Delivery
6 7 (35.00%) Change Management
6 7 (35.00%) High Availability
7 6 (30.00%) Capacity Management
7 6 (30.00%) Network Design
7 6 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
8 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (90.00%) SC Cleared
1 18 (90.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (30.00%) CCNP
3 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (25.00%) MCP
4 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (15.00%) MCDBA
5 3 (15.00%) MCSA
6 2 (10.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) Nagios
2 2 (10.00%) OpenView
2 2 (10.00%) Puppet
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) HP
2 8 (40.00%) Cisco
3 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (30.00%) Palo Alto
3 6 (30.00%) VMware
4 5 (25.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) NetApp
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat