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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 244 223 217
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -6
Contract jobs citing OVSD 9 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.097% 0.12% 0.065%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.94% 1.49% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate
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£398 £109 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+266.35% -72.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £86 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £131 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £120 £110
% change year-on-year
+231.25% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -
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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
954 672 614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.29% 8.00% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 328 307
Average daily rate £375 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £334 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.41% -4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 46 62
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -16.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.90 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £31.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%

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 27 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 24 (100.00%) ITIL
1 24 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (95.83%) SC Cleared
3 16 (66.67%) Service Delivery
4 14 (58.33%) Service Management
4 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
5 13 (54.17%) Windows
6 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (45.83%) MS Visio
7 11 (45.83%) PRINCE2
8 10 (41.67%) MCP
8 10 (41.67%) MS Project
8 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
8 10 (41.67%) MCSE
8 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (41.67%) Windows 7
8 10 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (41.67%) Windows Vista
8 10 (41.67%) Backup Exec
8 10 (41.67%) Windows 8
9 9 (37.50%) People Management
9 9 (37.50%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
10 7 (29.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (20.83%) DV Cleared
12 5 (20.83%) HP
13 4 (16.67%) Citrix
13 4 (16.67%) SQL
13 4 (16.67%) MS Office

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
1 10 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (45.83%) MS Visio
2 10 (41.67%) MS Project
3 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
4 4 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) PaaS
2 2 (8.33%) SaaS
2 2 (8.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) BIG-IP
1 2 (8.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) Crystal Reports
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Analyst
1 10 (41.67%) Support Analyst
1 10 (41.67%) Service Manager
2 9 (37.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 9 (37.50%) 1st Line Support
3 7 (29.17%) Services Delivery Manager
3 7 (29.17%) Delivery Manager
4 5 (20.83%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Service Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Account Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Account Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Transition Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Service Transition Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Incident Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Incident Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Services Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 10 (41.67%) Windows Vista
3 10 (41.67%) Windows 8
4 4 (16.67%) UNIX
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.33%) Ubuntu
5 2 (8.33%) CentOS
6 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) ITIL
2 16 (66.67%) Service Delivery
3 14 (58.33%) Service Management
4 11 (45.83%) PRINCE2
5 9 (37.50%) People Management
6 4 (16.67%) ITSM
7 2 (8.33%) PRINCE
7 2 (8.33%) Project Management
7 2 (8.33%) Change Control
7 2 (8.33%) Transition Management
7 2 (8.33%) Coaching
8 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
8 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
8 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
8 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (95.83%) SC Cleared
3 10 (41.67%) MCP
3 10 (41.67%) MCSE
3 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (29.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (20.83%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.17%) BS15000
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) NFS
1 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (41.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) HP
3 4 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 2 (8.33%) NetApp
4 2 (8.33%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) F5