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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
England / South East
Rank 239 256 246
Rank change year-on-year +17 -10  
Contract jobs citing OVSD 6 8 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.076% 0.087% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.76% 0.80% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 13
Median daily rate £518 £430 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.34% +31.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £395 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £430 £328
% change year-on-year +22.09% +31.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.72 £13.50
% change year-on-year - -5.81%  

OVSD is in the systems management skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 788 1002 1046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 10.04% 10.87% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 605 547
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 44 31
Median hourly rate £16.50 £45.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.33% +74.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.15 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £59.33 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

OVSD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing OVSD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire -9 6 £510 +18.60%
Berkshire - 1 £525 -
OVSD
England

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 10 (100.00%) ITIL
1 10 (100.00%) HP
1 10 (100.00%) ITSM
1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 10 (100.00%) SC Cleared
2 9 (90.00%) ITIL V3
2 9 (90.00%) Service Management
3 8 (80.00%) Windows
4 7 (70.00%) SQL
5 6 (60.00%) Virtual Environments
6 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
6 5 (50.00%) DV Cleared
7 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (40.00%) Change Management
7 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (40.00%) MS Office
7 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (30.00%) MCSA
8 3 (30.00%) MCDBA
8 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (30.00%) Cisco
8 3 (30.00%) MCP
8 3 (30.00%) Firewall
8 3 (30.00%) CCNP
8 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (30.00%) Citrix
8 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003

OVSD
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) BGP
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
1 3 (30.00%) ICMP
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (30.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Network Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Support Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL Service Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) ITIL
1 10 (100.00%) ITSM
2 9 (90.00%) ITIL V3
2 9 (90.00%) Service Management
3 6 (60.00%) Virtual Environments
4 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (40.00%) Change Management
6 3 (30.00%) Network Design
6 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (10.00%) CRM
7 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 1 (10.00%) Statistics
7 1 (10.00%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) CCNP
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (30.00%) MCDBA
3 3 (30.00%) MCP
3 3 (30.00%) MCSA
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) Palo Alto
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) NetApp