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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 68 70 59
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing OVSD 15 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.28% 0.76% 1.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.51% 6.15% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 7
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£306 £435 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.59% +93.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £425 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £435 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £428 £144
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +197.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £10.75 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-2.32% +2.38%
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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
111 130 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 9.44% 12.30% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 48 40
Average daily rate £310 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £143 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £435 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 7
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +57.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +34.28%

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 23 September 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 23 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (82.61%) SC Cleared
3 16 (69.57%) ITIL
4 15 (65.22%) Windows
5 13 (56.52%) DV Cleared
6 10 (43.48%) Service Management
6 10 (43.48%) MS Exchange
6 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (43.48%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (43.48%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (34.78%) BS15000
7 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
8 7 (30.43%) Problem Management
9 6 (26.09%) Trend Analysis
9 6 (26.09%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (26.09%) HP
9 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
10 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
10 5 (21.74%) Backup Exec
10 5 (21.74%) MCSE
10 5 (21.74%) MCP
10 5 (21.74%) SLA
10 5 (21.74%) Incident Management
11 4 (17.39%) Citrix
11 4 (17.39%) SQL
11 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
11 4 (17.39%) UNIX
12 3 (13.04%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (13.04%) MS Project

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 10 (43.48%) MS Exchange
1 10 (43.48%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS Visio
2 3 (13.04%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Crystal Reports
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Support Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Problem Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Service Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Services Delivery Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Service Manager
4 3 (13.04%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (13.04%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Incident Manager
4 3 (13.04%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Incident Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Coordinator
6 1 (4.35%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Incident Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Incident & Problem Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Hardware Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) UNIX
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) ITIL
2 10 (43.48%) Service Management
3 7 (30.43%) Problem Management
4 6 (26.09%) Trend Analysis
4 6 (26.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
5 5 (21.74%) Incident Management
6 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
6 3 (13.04%) People Management
7 2 (8.70%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (82.61%) SC Cleared
3 13 (56.52%) DV Cleared
4 5 (21.74%) MCP
4 5 (21.74%) MCSE
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) BS15000
2 5 (21.74%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.35%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) HP
3 4 (17.39%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
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