The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 South East 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 232 224 240
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Contract jobs citing OVSD 13 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.67% 1.34% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 4
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% +23.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £289 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £299 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £90 £99
% change year-on-year
+233.33% -9.09%
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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
777 896 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.45% 10.53% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 439 297
Average daily rate £338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 52 49
Average hourly rate £15.75 £19.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.25% +9.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £40.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.69% +22.85%
OVSD
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OVSD across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

OVSD Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 22 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (77.27%) SC Cleared
3 14 (63.64%) ITIL
4 13 (59.09%) DV Cleared
5 12 (54.55%) Windows
6 8 (36.36%) BS15000
6 8 (36.36%) Service Management
6 8 (36.36%) MS Exchange
6 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 8 (36.36%) HP
6 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (31.82%) Problem Management
8 6 (27.27%) Trend Analysis
8 6 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (27.27%) SLA
9 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
10 4 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
10 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
10 4 (18.18%) MCP
10 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
10 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (13.64%) UNIX
11 3 (13.64%) Backup Exec
11 3 (13.64%) SQL
11 3 (13.64%) MCSE
11 3 (13.64%) Citrix
12 2 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (9.09%) OpenView
12 2 (9.09%) MS Visio

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 8 (36.36%) MS Exchange
1 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 2 (9.09%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Problem Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Coordinator
3 4 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Service Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Incident Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Incident Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
5 2 (9.09%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Service Manager
5 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Hardware Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Incident & Problem Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) ITIL
2 8 (36.36%) Service Management
3 7 (31.82%) Problem Management
4 6 (27.27%) Trend Analysis
4 6 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
6 4 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (77.27%) SC Cleared
3 13 (59.09%) DV Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) MCP
4 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (13.64%) MCSE
6 2 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (4.55%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) BS15000
2 6 (27.27%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Backup Exec
2 2 (9.09%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 8 (36.36%) HP
2 3 (13.64%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) McAfee
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco
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