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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 75 74 58
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs citing OVSD 13 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.06% 0.20% 1.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.03% 2.20% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 7
Average daily rate
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£145 £435 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% +93.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £435 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £435 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £154 £120 £100
% change year-on-year
+28.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 £10.18
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +8.10%
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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
144 91 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.71% 9.29% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 32 30
Average daily rate £290 £343 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.32% +9.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £158 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +71.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-9.48% +18.97%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 25 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (92.00%) SC Cleared
3 22 (88.00%) ITIL
4 17 (68.00%) Windows
5 13 (52.00%) Service Management
6 12 (48.00%) MS Exchange
6 12 (48.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (48.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (44.00%) MCSE
7 11 (44.00%) MCP
7 11 (44.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (44.00%) Backup Exec
8 10 (40.00%) Service Delivery
9 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
9 9 (36.00%) Windows Vista
9 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
9 9 (36.00%) DV Cleared
9 9 (36.00%) Windows 8
9 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
11 7 (28.00%) Problem Management
12 6 (24.00%) Trend Analysis
12 6 (24.00%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (24.00%) SQL
12 6 (24.00%) UNIX
12 6 (24.00%) Citrix
12 6 (24.00%) BS15000
13 5 (20.00%) SLA
13 5 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (20.00%) MS Project

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 12 (48.00%) MS Exchange
1 12 (48.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.00%) MS Project
2 5 (20.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Analyst
2 11 (44.00%) Support Analyst
3 9 (36.00%) 1st Line Support
3 9 (36.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 6 (24.00%) Problem Manager
5 5 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (20.00%) Service Manager
5 5 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (20.00%) Service Analyst
5 5 (20.00%) Services Delivery Manager
6 3 (12.00%) Incident Manager
7 2 (8.00%) Team Leader
8 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
8 1 (4.00%) Incident & Problem Manager
8 1 (4.00%) Senior Incident Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (36.00%) Windows Vista
3 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (36.00%) Windows 8
4 6 (24.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) ITIL
2 13 (52.00%) Service Management
3 10 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 7 (28.00%) Problem Management
5 6 (24.00%) Trend Analysis
5 6 (24.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 5 (20.00%) People Management
7 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
8 1 (4.00%) Coaching
8 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (92.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (44.00%) MCSE
3 11 (44.00%) MCP
3 11 (44.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (36.00%) DV Cleared
5 5 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) BS15000
2 5 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 11 (44.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Citrix
3 3 (12.00%) HP