Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for OVSD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OVSD over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 358 374 361
Rank change year-on-year +16 -13 -12
Contract jobs citing OVSD 13 6 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.077% 0.036% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.65% 0.31% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 20
South East median daily rate £138 £145 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.17% -52.07% +72.86%
10th Percentile £110 £122 £140
90th Percentile £145 £318 £450
England median daily rate £138 £145 £390
% change year-on-year -5.17% -62.82% +126.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £12.50 - -

OVSD is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 2002 1910 1942
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.89% 11.42% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1236 1130 1055
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.09%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £580 £538 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 57 75
South East median hourly rate £14.25 £25.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.66% +28.75% +0.45%
10th Percentile £11.83 £12.25 £11.98
90th Percentile £45.93 £55.00 £46.75
England median hourly rate £17.07 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -16.74% +2.50% +0.45%

OVSD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing OVSD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for OVSD in the South East

OVSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OVSD in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for OVSD in the South East

OVSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OVSD in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OVSD 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OVSD within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -7 13 £138 -5.17%
Buckinghamshire -18 13 £138 -5.17%
OVSD
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OVSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for OVSD.

1 13 (100.00%) ITIL
1 13 (100.00%) HP
2 12 (92.31%) SQL
2 12 (92.31%) SLA
2 12 (92.31%) Service Management
2 12 (92.31%) Security Cleared
2 12 (92.31%) ITIL V3
3 11 (84.62%) DV Cleared
3 11 (84.62%) ITSM
4 10 (76.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 8 (61.54%) Ticket Management
6 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
7 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
9 3 (23.08%) Military
10 2 (15.38%) VMware
10 2 (15.38%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
10 2 (15.38%) OpenView
10 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
10 2 (15.38%) Change Management
10 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
10 2 (15.38%) SCCM
10 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (15.38%) Citrix
10 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (15.38%) Cisco
10 2 (15.38%) MCP
10 2 (15.38%) Unix

OVSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
General
1 3 (23.08%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Service Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Active Directory Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (15.38%) Support Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Customer Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) ITIL
2 12 (92.31%) ITIL V3
2 12 (92.31%) Service Management
3 11 (84.62%) ITSM
4 8 (61.54%) Ticket Management
5 2 (15.38%) Change Management
5 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 2 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) Security Cleared
2 11 (84.62%) DV Cleared
3 10 (76.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) MCP
5 2 (15.38%) MCSE
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (92.31%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) OpenView
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) HP
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) VMware