The first table below looks at the demand for OVSD skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OVSD over the 3 months to 18 April 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 East of England 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 136 108 129
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +21
Contract jobs citing OVSD 8 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.25% 0.44% 0.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.04% 5.59% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 4
Average daily rate £105 £85 £99
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -14.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £95 £121
% change year-on-year
+73.68% -21.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 £90.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.33% +757.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £90.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-88.33% +757.14%
Systems Management Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
263 179 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.34% 7.95% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 77 97
Average daily rate £370 £311 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.87% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £94 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £387 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 18
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £22.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £13.30 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.08 £69.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
OVSD
England

OVSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

OVSD Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

OVSD
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

OVSD Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

OVSD
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

OVSD Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

OVSD
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 15 (100.00%) OpenView
1 15 (100.00%) HP
2 13 (86.67%) MS Excel
3 10 (66.67%) ITIL
3 10 (66.67%) MCP
3 10 (66.67%) SLA
3 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (66.67%) McAfee
3 10 (66.67%) MCDST
4 9 (60.00%) SCCM
4 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (60.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (33.33%) VPN
5 5 (33.33%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 5 (33.33%) MS Office
5 5 (33.33%) Internet
6 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (6.67%) German Language
7 1 (6.67%) Local Government
7 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (6.67%) NHS

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 9 (60.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (86.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) VPN
1 5 (33.33%) Internet
General
1 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) German Language
2 1 (6.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Analyst
1 14 (93.33%) Service Analyst
1 14 (93.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
1 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) MCP
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (66.67%) MCDST
2 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (100.00%) OpenView
2 9 (60.00%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) HP
2 10 (66.67%) McAfee
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