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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 240 250 233
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -17
Contract jobs citing OVSD 6 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.070% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.71% 1.27% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Average daily rate £145 £398 £109
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.52% +266.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £145 £390 £120
% change year-on-year
-62.82% +225.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.72 £10.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+21.09% -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
847 1026 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.89% 10.75% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 501 379
Average daily rate £375 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 32 51
Average hourly rate £46.00 £16.72 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.11% -17.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.12 £55.65 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 6 £145 -63.52%
OVSD
England

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) HP
1 12 (100.00%) Service Management
1 12 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (91.67%) SC Cleared
2 11 (91.67%) ITSM
3 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (83.33%) ITIL
3 10 (83.33%) DV Cleared
3 10 (83.33%) ITIL V3
4 9 (75.00%) Windows
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (41.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (41.67%) High Availability
6 5 (41.67%) CentOS
6 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
6 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (41.67%) SCCM
6 5 (41.67%) iSCSI
6 5 (41.67%) SQL
6 5 (41.67%) NFS
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (41.67%) VMware
6 5 (41.67%) Ubuntu
7 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 4 (33.33%) MS Office
7 4 (33.33%) Linux
8 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
8 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Support
2 3 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (16.67%) Platform Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) CMDB
1 1 (8.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (41.67%) CentOS
3 5 (41.67%) Ubuntu
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Service Management
2 11 (91.67%) ITSM
3 10 (83.33%) ITIL
3 10 (83.33%) ITIL V3
4 5 (41.67%) High Availability
5 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
5 2 (16.67%) CRM
5 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
6 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (8.33%) Change Management
6 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (91.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (83.33%) DV Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
1 5 (41.67%) NFS
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) HP
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) webMethods