The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 243 227 234
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Contract jobs citing OVSD 7 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.072% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.84% 1.60% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Average daily rate £178 £294 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.57% +19.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £279 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £309 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £95 £121
% change year-on-year
+73.68% -21.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £90.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-88.33% +757.14%
Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
832 624 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.59% 7.46% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 332 346
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 50 27
Average hourly rate £25.50 £23.88 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +36.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
OVSD
England

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (94.12%) Security Cleared
2 14 (82.35%) DV Cleared
3 11 (64.71%) ITIL
4 10 (58.82%) SC Cleared
5 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
6 6 (35.29%) HP
7 4 (23.53%) SLA
7 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
7 4 (23.53%) Windows
7 4 (23.53%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (23.53%) MS Visio
7 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
7 4 (23.53%) ISO 14001
7 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
7 4 (23.53%) Change Management
7 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (23.53%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
8 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
8 3 (17.65%) BS15000
8 3 (17.65%) Service Management
8 3 (17.65%) MS Project
8 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (11.76%) OpenView
10 1 (5.88%) NHS
10 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (5.88%) Cisco
10 1 (5.88%) CCNP
10 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
1 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Visio
2 3 (17.65%) MS Project
3 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Crystal Reports
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Coordinator
2 4 (23.53%) Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Service Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Support Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Incident Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Data Centre Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Data Centre Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Data Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Service Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Services Delivery Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Hardware Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
1 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
2 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
2 4 (23.53%) Change Management
2 4 (23.53%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
3 3 (17.65%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 16 (94.12%) Security Cleared
2 14 (82.35%) DV Cleared
3 10 (58.82%) SC Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.88%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) SLA
1 4 (23.53%) ISO 14001
2 3 (17.65%) BS15000
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
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