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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 240 238 223
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Contract jobs citing OVSD 21 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.09% 1.60% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 2
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£265 £306 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £160 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £374 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £277 £300 £90
% change year-on-year
-7.66% +233.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.54%
OVSD
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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
1004 811 918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.53% 8.82% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 417 447
Average daily rate £385 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.07% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £220 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 51
Average hourly rate £22.07 £15.75 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.14% -19.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £25.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.17% -10.84%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 2015. 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
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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 19 £265 -13.46%
Berkshire - 2 - -
OVSD
England

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 46 (95.83%) ITIL
1 46 (95.83%) HP
2 45 (93.75%) Security Cleared
3 40 (83.33%) SC Cleared
4 38 (79.17%) Service Management
5 35 (72.92%) MS Office
6 30 (62.50%) DV Cleared
7 26 (54.17%) Microsoft
8 24 (50.00%) ITSM
9 21 (43.75%) OpenView
9 21 (43.75%) Incident Management
10 18 (37.50%) SQL
10 18 (37.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 17 (35.42%) SLA
12 16 (33.33%) MS Excel
12 16 (33.33%) ITIL V3
13 15 (31.25%) Data Analysis
14 13 (27.08%) Matrix Management
15 11 (22.92%) VMware
15 11 (22.92%) Hyper-V
16 10 (20.83%) Windows
17 9 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
17 9 (18.75%) PowerShell
18 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
19 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
20 6 (12.50%) Change Control
20 6 (12.50%) Lync
20 6 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
20 6 (12.50%) NetApp
20 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 6 (12.50%) Lync
2 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.25%) IIS
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 35 (72.92%) MS Office
2 16 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) PaaS
1 3 (6.25%) Office 365
2 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) DNS
1 3 (6.25%) BIG-IP
1 3 (6.25%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.42%) MySQL
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (4.17%) MS Access
General
1 2 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Military
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Analyst
1 15 (31.25%) Incident Manager
2 7 (14.58%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (10.42%) Service Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) Configuration Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Incident Manager
6 2 (4.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Support Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) HTML
1 2 (4.17%) JSP
1 2 (4.17%) SOAP
1 2 (4.17%) Web Services
1 2 (4.17%) XML
1 2 (4.17%) X-Windows
1 2 (4.17%) Ajax
1 2 (4.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Clustering
2 4 (8.33%) CMDB
2 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Windows
2 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.33%) Linux
4 4 (8.33%) UNIX
5 3 (6.25%) Ubuntu
5 3 (6.25%) CentOS
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (95.83%) ITIL
2 38 (79.17%) Service Management
3 24 (50.00%) ITSM
4 21 (43.75%) Incident Management
5 16 (33.33%) ITIL V3
6 15 (31.25%) Data Analysis
7 13 (27.08%) Matrix Management
8 6 (12.50%) Change Control
8 6 (12.50%) CRM
9 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
10 3 (6.25%) High Availability
10 3 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (6.25%) Capacity Management
10 3 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (4.17%) People Management
11 2 (4.17%) Network Management
11 2 (4.17%) Problem Management
11 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
11 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
12 1 (2.08%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) SQL
2 9 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.17%) VBScript
4 2 (4.17%) VB
4 2 (4.17%) Perl
5 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 45 (93.75%) Security Cleared
2 40 (83.33%) SC Cleared
3 30 (62.50%) DV Cleared
4 18 (37.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.08%) MCP
5 1 (2.08%) MCSE
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (35.42%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) Hyper-V
2 9 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (6.25%) NFS
4 3 (6.25%) UAG
5 2 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (43.75%) OpenView
2 6 (12.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (10.42%) SCOM
4 2 (4.17%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (4.17%) SCCM
4 2 (4.17%) HP NNM
5 1 (2.08%) WSUS
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.08%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 46 (95.83%) HP
2 26 (54.17%) Microsoft
3 11 (22.92%) VMware
4 6 (12.50%) NetApp
5 4 (8.33%) Citrix
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco
6 3 (6.25%) F5
6 3 (6.25%) Lumension
7 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow
7 2 (4.17%) Oracle
7 2 (4.17%) BMC
7 2 (4.17%) CA
8 1 (2.08%) Remedy