The table below looks at the statistics for OVSD skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OVSD over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 266 231 222
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -9
Contract jobs citing OVSD 10 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.099% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.99% 1.76% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 4
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£142 £313 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.48% -28.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £147 £300 £420
% change year-on-year
-51.16% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.50 £10.75
% change year-on-year
- -2.32%
OVSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
1014 854 926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.07% 9.35% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 429 466
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £247 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 50
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.68% -1.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £47.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -0.45%

OVSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

OVSD Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

OVSD
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

OVSD Daily Rate Trend in the South East

OVSD
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

OVSD Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

OVSD
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OVSD within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire -20 8 £142 -54.48%
Berkshire - 2 - -
OVSD
England

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 33 (100.00%) HP
2 31 (93.94%) ITIL
3 30 (90.91%) Security Cleared
4 25 (75.76%) Service Management
4 25 (75.76%) SC Cleared
5 24 (72.73%) MS Office
6 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
6 21 (63.64%) ITSM
7 19 (57.58%) DV Cleared
8 18 (54.55%) SQL
9 16 (48.48%) ITIL V3
9 16 (48.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 11 (33.33%) OpenView
10 11 (33.33%) Incident Management
11 9 (27.27%) PowerShell
11 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
12 8 (24.24%) SLA
12 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
12 8 (24.24%) VMware
12 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
13 7 (21.21%) Windows
14 6 (18.18%) CRM
14 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
14 6 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
14 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
14 6 (18.18%) Lync
14 6 (18.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 5 (15.15%) SCOM
15 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
15 5 (15.15%) Clustering

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 6 (18.18%) Lync
2 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.09%) IIS
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 24 (72.73%) MS Office
2 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Office 365
2 2 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (6.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) MySQL
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.06%) MS Access
General
1 1 (3.03%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (15.15%) Service Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Configuration Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Incident Manager
4 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Support Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Incident Manager
7 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) HTML
1 2 (6.06%) JSP
1 2 (6.06%) SOAP
1 2 (6.06%) Web Services
1 2 (6.06%) XML
1 2 (6.06%) X-Windows
1 2 (6.06%) Ajax
1 2 (6.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Clustering
2 4 (12.12%) CMDB
2 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (12.12%) UNIX
3 3 (9.09%) Linux
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (93.94%) ITIL
2 25 (75.76%) Service Management
3 21 (63.64%) ITSM
4 16 (48.48%) ITIL V3
5 11 (33.33%) Incident Management
6 6 (18.18%) CRM
7 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
7 5 (15.15%) Data Analysis
8 4 (12.12%) Matrix Management
9 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (9.09%) High Availability
9 3 (9.09%) Change Control
10 2 (6.06%) Network Management
11 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
11 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (54.55%) SQL
2 9 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.06%) VBScript
4 2 (6.06%) VB
4 2 (6.06%) Perl
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 25 (75.76%) SC Cleared
3 19 (57.58%) DV Cleared
4 16 (48.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.03%) MCP
5 1 (3.03%) MCSE
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
2 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.09%) UAG
4 2 (6.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (33.33%) OpenView
2 6 (18.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (15.15%) SCOM
4 2 (6.06%) HP NNM
4 2 (6.06%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (6.06%) SCCM
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.03%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) HP
2 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 8 (24.24%) VMware
4 4 (12.12%) Citrix
5 3 (9.09%) NetApp
5 3 (9.09%) Lumension
6 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle
6 2 (6.06%) BMC
6 2 (6.06%) CA
7 1 (3.03%) Remedy