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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 226 239 218
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -21
Contract jobs citing OVSD 28 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.24% 1.11% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 4
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£302 £178 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.14% -39.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £137 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £240 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £165 £95
% change year-on-year
+83.03% +73.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £10.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -4.54%
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
863 808 745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.27% 9.01% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 414 398
Average daily rate £388 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £192 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 41 48
Average hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £23.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.18% +16.25%

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 26 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OVSD within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 May 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 +11 28 £302 +70.14%
OVSD
England

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 40 (97.56%) Security Cleared
2 39 (95.12%) ITIL
2 39 (95.12%) HP
3 38 (92.68%) SC Cleared
4 33 (80.49%) Service Management
5 30 (73.17%) MS Office
6 24 (58.54%) DV Cleared
7 21 (51.22%) OpenView
7 21 (51.22%) Microsoft
7 21 (51.22%) Incident Management
8 18 (43.90%) ITSM
9 17 (41.46%) SLA
10 15 (36.59%) MS Excel
10 15 (36.59%) Data Analysis
11 13 (31.71%) Matrix Management
12 12 (29.27%) Hyper-V
12 12 (29.27%) VMware
13 11 (26.83%) Windows
13 11 (26.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 10 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (24.39%) SQL
15 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
15 9 (21.95%) ITIL V3
16 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (17.07%) Change Control
17 7 (17.07%) NetApp
17 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
18 6 (14.63%) CRM
18 6 (14.63%) SharePoint

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (14.63%) SharePoint
1 6 (14.63%) Lync
2 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.32%) IIS
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 30 (73.17%) MS Office
2 15 (36.59%) MS Excel
3 4 (9.76%) MS Visio
4 3 (7.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) PaaS
2 3 (7.32%) Office 365
3 2 (4.88%) IaaS
3 2 (4.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) BIG-IP
1 4 (9.76%) iSCSI
2 3 (7.32%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) MySQL
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.88%) Crystal Reports
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Incident Manager
2 10 (24.39%) Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Configuration Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (9.76%) Service Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.88%) Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Support Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Transition Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Incident Manager
6 2 (4.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Clustering
2 4 (9.76%) CMDB
3 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Windows
2 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (9.76%) Ubuntu
4 4 (9.76%) Linux
4 4 (9.76%) CentOS
4 4 (9.76%) UNIX
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (95.12%) ITIL
2 33 (80.49%) Service Management
3 21 (51.22%) Incident Management
4 18 (43.90%) ITSM
5 15 (36.59%) Data Analysis
6 13 (31.71%) Matrix Management
7 9 (21.95%) ITIL V3
8 7 (17.07%) Change Control
9 6 (14.63%) CRM
10 5 (12.20%) Configuration Management
11 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
11 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
11 4 (9.76%) Capacity Management
11 4 (9.76%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (9.76%) People Management
12 3 (7.32%) High Availability
12 3 (7.32%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (7.32%) Problem Management
13 2 (4.88%) Transition Management
14 1 (2.44%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) SQL
2 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (97.56%) Security Cleared
2 38 (92.68%) SC Cleared
3 24 (58.54%) DV Cleared
4 11 (26.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.44%) MCP
5 1 (2.44%) MCSE
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (41.46%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (29.27%) Hyper-V
2 10 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.76%) NFS
3 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
4 3 (7.32%) UAG
5 2 (4.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (51.22%) OpenView
2 6 (14.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (12.20%) SCOM
4 2 (4.88%) WSUS
4 2 (4.88%) SCCM
5 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 39 (95.12%) HP
2 21 (51.22%) Microsoft
3 12 (29.27%) VMware
4 7 (17.07%) NetApp
5 4 (9.76%) F5
5 4 (9.76%) Cisco
5 4 (9.76%) Citrix
6 3 (7.32%) Lumension