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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 233 224 237
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Contract jobs citing OVSD 15 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.82% 1.78% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 9
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£313 £435 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.16% +104.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £425 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £435 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £420 £113
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +270.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
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 South East region.

Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
824 899 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.86% 10.15% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 455 298
Average daily rate £350 £335 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £188 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 51 44
Average hourly rate £19.91 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £31.90 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.30% +11.11%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 24 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (79.17%) SC Cleared
3 16 (66.67%) ITIL
4 14 (58.33%) DV Cleared
5 13 (54.17%) Windows
6 9 (37.50%) HP
6 9 (37.50%) BS15000
6 9 (37.50%) Service Management
6 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (29.17%) Problem Management
9 6 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
9 6 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (25.00%) Incident Management
9 6 (25.00%) SLA
10 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
10 4 (16.67%) MCP
10 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
10 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
11 3 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (12.50%) Citrix
11 3 (12.50%) Backup Exec
11 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
11 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
11 3 (12.50%) UNIX
11 3 (12.50%) MCSE
11 3 (12.50%) SQL

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 3 (12.50%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Problem Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Coordinator
4 3 (12.50%) Services Delivery Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Service Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Incident Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Incident Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Team Leader
5 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Incident & Problem Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Incident Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Hardware Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) ITIL
2 9 (37.50%) Service Management
3 7 (29.17%) Problem Management
4 6 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
4 6 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 6 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (79.17%) SC Cleared
3 14 (58.33%) DV Cleared
4 4 (16.67%) MCP
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (12.50%) MCSE
5 3 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (4.17%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) BS15000
2 6 (25.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 2 (8.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 9 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) McAfee
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco