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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OVSD over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 260 240 245
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +5
Contract jobs citing OVSD 10 27 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.27% 0.095%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.98% 2.71% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 8
Median daily rate £453 £317 £178
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.74% +78.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £226 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £385 £240
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £325 £165
% change year-on-year
+46.15% +96.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.36 £13.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+43.38% +28.57%
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
1025 997 889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.65% 10.05% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 542 448
Median daily rate £415 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.79% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £260 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £520 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 35 52
Median hourly rate £43.00 £26.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+18.90% -19.26%

OVSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing OVSD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 May 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OVSD within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire -5 9 £453 +42.74%
Hampshire - 1 - -
OVSD
England

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OVSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for OVSD.

1 16 (100.00%) HP
1 16 (100.00%) Service Management
1 16 (100.00%) ITSM
2 15 (93.75%) ITIL
2 15 (93.75%) Security Cleared
3 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
4 11 (68.75%) MS Office
4 11 (68.75%) SC Cleared
4 11 (68.75%) ITIL V3
5 10 (62.50%) Windows
6 9 (56.25%) Linux
7 8 (50.00%) CentOS
7 8 (50.00%) DV Cleared
7 8 (50.00%) Ubuntu
8 7 (43.75%) High Availability
8 7 (43.75%) Capacity Management
8 7 (43.75%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (37.50%) SCOM
9 6 (37.50%) iSCSI
9 6 (37.50%) NFS
10 5 (31.25%) SQL
10 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
10 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
10 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (31.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
11 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (25.00%) VMware

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (68.75%) MS Office
2 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Consultant
1 3 (18.75%) Service Desk Support
2 2 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (12.50%) Linux Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Operations Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Storage Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Statistics
2 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Linux
3 8 (50.00%) CentOS
3 8 (50.00%) Ubuntu
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.25%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) ITSM
1 16 (100.00%) Service Management
2 15 (93.75%) ITIL
3 11 (68.75%) ITIL V3
4 7 (43.75%) Capacity Management
4 7 (43.75%) High Availability
4 7 (43.75%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (12.50%) CRM
6 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.25%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) Security Cleared
2 11 (68.75%) SC Cleared
3 8 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) NFS
2 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) SCOM
2 3 (18.75%) Nagios
3 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.25%) HP NNM
3 1 (6.25%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (6.25%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (6.25%) OpenView
3 1 (6.25%) SCSM
3 1 (6.25%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) HP
2 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) NetApp
4 2 (12.50%) webMethods
5 1 (6.25%) arcserve
5 1 (6.25%) BMC
5 1 (6.25%) Remedy
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec
5 1 (6.25%) Veeam