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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 240 228 227
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing OVSD 17 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.059% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.69% 0.73% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 9
Average daily rate
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£145 £80 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.25% -75.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £80 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £80 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £154 £120 £120
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £10.25 £10.18
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +0.73%
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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
1007 683 678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.30% 8.06% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 358 300
Average daily rate £385 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £349 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.98% +2.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 34 58
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.33 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.64% +12.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £14.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.85 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +8.80%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 32 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (90.63%) ITIL
3 28 (87.50%) SC Cleared
4 19 (59.38%) Windows
5 16 (50.00%) Service Management
6 14 (43.75%) Service Delivery
6 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
6 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (40.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 13 (40.63%) MS Exchange
7 13 (40.63%) MCP
7 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (37.50%) MCSE
8 12 (37.50%) Backup Exec
9 10 (31.25%) DV Cleared
9 10 (31.25%) Windows Vista
9 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
9 10 (31.25%) Windows 8
10 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
10 9 (28.13%) MS Visio
10 9 (28.13%) PRINCE2
10 9 (28.13%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (28.13%) MS Project
11 7 (21.88%) Problem Management
11 7 (21.88%) SLA
11 7 (21.88%) People Management
11 7 (21.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (18.75%) BS15000

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 13 (40.63%) Exchange Server 2003
1 13 (40.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
1 9 (28.13%) MS Visio
1 9 (28.13%) MS Project
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) BIG-IP
1 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) Crystal Reports
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Analyst
2 12 (37.50%) Support Analyst
3 10 (31.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 10 (31.25%) 1st Line Support
4 8 (25.00%) Service Manager
5 7 (21.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (21.88%) Services Delivery Manager
5 7 (21.88%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (21.88%) Service Analyst
6 6 (18.75%) Problem Manager
7 3 (9.38%) Incident Manager
8 2 (6.25%) Team Leader
8 2 (6.25%) Technical Account Manager
8 2 (6.25%) Technical Manager
8 2 (6.25%) Account Manager
9 1 (3.13%) Senior Manager
9 1 (3.13%) Technical Services Manager
9 1 (3.13%) Senior Incident Manager
9 1 (3.13%) Incident & Problem Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Windows
2 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (31.25%) Windows Vista
3 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 10 (31.25%) Windows 8
4 6 (18.75%) UNIX
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.13%) Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (90.63%) ITIL
2 16 (50.00%) Service Management
3 14 (43.75%) Service Delivery
4 9 (28.13%) PRINCE2
5 7 (21.88%) Problem Management
5 7 (21.88%) People Management
6 6 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (18.75%) Trend Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
8 2 (6.25%) Coaching
8 2 (6.25%) Project Management
8 2 (6.25%) PRINCE
9 1 (3.13%) ITSM
9 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
9 1 (3.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 28 (87.50%) SC Cleared
3 13 (40.63%) MCP
3 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (37.50%) MCSE
5 10 (31.25%) DV Cleared
6 7 (21.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (3.13%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) SLA
2 6 (18.75%) BS15000
3 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.13%) NFS
1 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (37.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.13%) OpenView
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) Citrix
3 5 (15.63%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) McAfee
4 1 (3.13%) NetApp
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco
4 1 (3.13%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) F5