The table below looks at the statistics for OVSD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OVSD over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 57 77 64
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -13
Contract jobs citing OVSD 28 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.15% 0.67% 0.72%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.18% 6.90% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 2
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£325 £190 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.05% -35.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £154 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £240 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £165 £95
% change year-on-year
+96.96% +73.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £10.50 £50.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -79.10%
OVSD
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Systems Management Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
146 116 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.20% 9.76% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 45 29
Average daily rate £375 £273 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.61% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £188 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

OVSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OVSD across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

OVSD Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

OVSD
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

OVSD Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

OVSD
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OVSD across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

OVSD Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

OVSD
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

OVSD Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

OVSD
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OVSD within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +7 19 £302 +58.94%
OVSD
South East

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing OVSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OVSD.

1 36 (100.00%) ITIL
1 36 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 34 (94.44%) SC Cleared
3 31 (86.11%) Service Management
4 29 (80.56%) HP
5 26 (72.22%) MS Office
6 21 (58.33%) Microsoft
7 20 (55.56%) DV Cleared
8 16 (44.44%) ITSM
9 14 (38.89%) SLA
10 13 (36.11%) OpenView
10 13 (36.11%) Data Analysis
10 13 (36.11%) Incident Management
10 13 (36.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 12 (33.33%) MS Excel
12 11 (30.56%) Matrix Management
13 9 (25.00%) ITIL V3
14 8 (22.22%) MS Visio
14 8 (22.22%) PRINCE2
14 8 (22.22%) Service Delivery
15 7 (19.44%) MS Project
15 7 (19.44%) Windows
15 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (19.44%) PaaS
16 6 (16.67%) People Management
16 6 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
17 5 (13.89%) Cisco
17 5 (13.89%) NetApp
17 5 (13.89%) NFS
17 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing OVSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OVSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 26 (72.22%) MS Office
2 12 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 8 (22.22%) MS Visio
4 7 (19.44%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) PaaS
2 2 (5.56%) SaaS
2 2 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) BIG-IP
1 5 (13.89%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Incident Manager
2 10 (27.78%) Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Service Manager
4 5 (13.89%) Configuration Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (11.11%) Services Delivery Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Service Transition Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Service Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Account Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Transition Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Account Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Architect
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) CMDB
1 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Windows
1 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (13.89%) Ubuntu
2 5 (13.89%) CentOS
3 2 (5.56%) Linux
4 1 (2.78%) UNIX
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (100.00%) ITIL
2 31 (86.11%) Service Management
3 16 (44.44%) ITSM
4 13 (36.11%) Data Analysis
4 13 (36.11%) Incident Management
5 11 (30.56%) Matrix Management
6 9 (25.00%) ITIL V3
7 8 (22.22%) PRINCE2
7 8 (22.22%) Service Delivery
8 6 (16.67%) People Management
9 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
9 5 (13.89%) Change Control
10 4 (11.11%) Capacity Management
10 4 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (5.56%) Coaching
11 2 (5.56%) Transition Management
11 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
11 2 (5.56%) PRINCE
11 2 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 34 (94.44%) SC Cleared
3 20 (55.56%) DV Cleared
4 13 (36.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.56%) MCP
5 2 (5.56%) MCSE
6 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (38.89%) SLA
2 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) NFS
1 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (13.89%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (36.11%) OpenView
2 2 (5.56%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (80.56%) HP
2 21 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.89%) Cisco
3 5 (13.89%) NetApp
3 5 (13.89%) VMware
3 5 (13.89%) F5
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix