The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 139 113 124
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +11
Contract jobs citing OVSD 9 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.29% 0.38% 0.55%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.83% 5.56% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 10
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £420 £113
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +270.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £10.50 - £10.50
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 East of England region.

Systems Management Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
235 162 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.49% 6.81% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 71 121
Average daily rate £363 £280 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.46% -10.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £110 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 16
Average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.00% +138.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £35.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% +11.11%

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 28 August 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 22 (100.00%) OpenView
1 22 (100.00%) HP
2 17 (77.27%) MS Excel
3 13 (59.09%) Windows XP
3 13 (59.09%) MS Office
3 13 (59.09%) Windows
3 13 (59.09%) VPN
3 13 (59.09%) Internet
3 13 (59.09%) Manufacturing
4 9 (40.91%) MCDST
4 9 (40.91%) SLA
4 9 (40.91%) McAfee
4 9 (40.91%) ITIL
4 9 (40.91%) MCP
4 9 (40.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
6 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
7 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
7 3 (13.64%) Data Entry
7 3 (13.64%) SCCM
8 2 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (4.55%) NHS
9 1 (4.55%) Local Government

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (77.27%) MS Excel
2 13 (59.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) VPN
1 13 (59.09%) Internet
General
1 13 (59.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (95.45%) Analyst
1 21 (95.45%) Service Analyst
2 20 (90.91%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
1 13 (59.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Data Entry
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) MCP
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (40.91%) MCDST
2 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (100.00%) OpenView
2 3 (13.64%) SCCM
3 2 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) HP
2 9 (40.91%) McAfee