Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 874 878 868
Rank change year-on-year +4 -10 -36
Contract jobs citing OVSD 15 8 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.008% 0.031%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.13% 0.069% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 27
UK median daily rate £142 £145 £277
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.77% -47.65% +60.58%
10th Percentile £112 £125 £140
90th Percentile £538 £310 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £142 £145 £277
% change year-on-year -1.77% -47.65% +60.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11554 11638 9814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.32% 11.01% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7815 7439 5986
UK median daily rate £475 £442 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.47% +10.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 269 333
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +10.35% -4.42%
10th Percentile £10.95 £12.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.30 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.87 £23.50 £19.03
% change year-on-year -32.49% +23.49% -5.13%

OVSD
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OVSD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
England +50 15 £142 -1.77%
UK excluding London +41 15 £142 -1.77%
South East +22 14 £142 -1.77%
Midlands +26 1 £525 +262.07%
East Midlands +6 1 £525 +262.07%
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 15 (100.00%) HP
2 14 (93.33%) ITIL
3 13 (86.67%) Service Management
3 13 (86.67%) Security Cleared
3 13 (86.67%) ITIL V3
4 12 (80.00%) ITSM
4 12 (80.00%) SQL
4 12 (80.00%) SLA
5 11 (73.33%) DV Cleared
6 10 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (53.33%) Ticket Management
7 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
8 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (26.67%) Windows
9 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
10 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
10 3 (20.00%) Cisco
10 3 (20.00%) OpenView
10 3 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
10 3 (20.00%) Military
11 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
11 2 (13.33%) SCCM
11 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
11 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
11 2 (13.33%) Citrix

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:

Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) BGP
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) ICMP
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
General
1 3 (20.00%) Military
2 1 (6.67%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Service Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Active Directory Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (13.33%) Support Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Customer Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IT Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) ITIL
2 13 (86.67%) ITIL V3
2 13 (86.67%) Service Management
3 12 (80.00%) ITSM
4 8 (53.33%) Ticket Management
5 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management
6 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
6 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 2 (13.33%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
7 1 (6.67%) Network Design
7 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (6.67%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (73.33%) DV Cleared
3 10 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) MCP
5 2 (13.33%) MCSE
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (6.67%) CCNP
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (80.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) OpenView
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) HP
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto