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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 228 239 237
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Contract jobs citing OVSD 15 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.77% 1.01% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 8
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£313 £435 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.16% +74.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £425 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £435 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £428 £144
% change year-on-year
-29.82% +197.39%
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
847 894 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.13% 10.23% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 469 308
Average daily rate £370 £343 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 45 45
Average hourly rate £27.00 £19.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £13.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £31.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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 19 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 19 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 17 (70.83%) ITIL
4 14 (58.33%) Windows
5 13 (54.17%) DV Cleared
6 10 (41.67%) Service Management
7 9 (37.50%) BS15000
7 9 (37.50%) MS Exchange
7 9 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 8 (33.33%) HP
9 7 (29.17%) Problem Management
10 6 (25.00%) Incident Management
10 6 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
10 6 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (25.00%) SLA
11 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
11 5 (20.83%) MCP
11 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (16.67%) UNIX
12 4 (16.67%) Backup Exec
12 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
12 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
12 4 (16.67%) SQL
12 4 (16.67%) MCSE
12 4 (16.67%) Citrix
13 3 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
13 3 (12.50%) People Management

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 9 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 9 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) 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 12 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Problem Manager
3 5 (20.83%) Support Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Service Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Incident Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Incident Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Services Delivery Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Service Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Coordinator
5 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (8.33%) Team Leader
7 1 (4.17%) Hardware Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Hardware Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Incident Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Incident & Problem Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) ITIL
2 10 (41.67%) Service Management
3 7 (29.17%) Problem Management
4 6 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 6 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
4 6 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 3 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (12.50%) People Management
6 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (79.17%) SC Cleared
3 13 (54.17%) DV Cleared
4 5 (20.83%) MCP
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (16.67%) MCSE
6 3 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (4.17%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) BS15000
2 6 (25.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 2 (8.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 8 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) McAfee