The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 69 64 64
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing OVSD 12 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.93% 1.35% 1.04%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.68% 11.20% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
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£306 £420 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +76.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £324 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £432 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £195 £99
% change year-on-year
+53.84% +96.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +4.76%
Systems Management Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
124 125 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 9.62% 12.08% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 53 34
Average daily rate £305 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.17% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £435 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £18.75 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -53.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
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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 1 August 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 1 August 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 21 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (80.95%) SC Cleared
3 13 (61.90%) DV Cleared
3 13 (61.90%) ITIL
4 12 (57.14%) Windows
5 8 (38.10%) BS15000
5 8 (38.10%) Service Management
5 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
5 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
5 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (33.33%) Problem Management
6 7 (33.33%) HP
7 6 (28.57%) Trend Analysis
7 6 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
8 5 (23.81%) SLA
9 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
9 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
9 4 (19.05%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (14.29%) UNIX
10 3 (14.29%) Backup Exec
10 3 (14.29%) MCSE
10 3 (14.29%) MCP
10 3 (14.29%) SQL
10 3 (14.29%) Citrix
10 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (9.52%) MS Project
11 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
1 8 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Project
2 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Problem Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Coordinator
3 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Service Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Incident Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Service Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Incident Manager
5 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (9.52%) Team Leader
5 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Incident & Problem Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Hardware Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) ITIL
2 8 (38.10%) Service Management
3 7 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 6 (28.57%) Trend Analysis
4 6 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
6 4 (19.05%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (80.95%) SC Cleared
3 13 (61.90%) DV Cleared
4 3 (14.29%) MCSE
4 3 (14.29%) MCP
4 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) BS15000
2 5 (23.81%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.76%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco