The table below looks at the statistics for OVSD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OVSD over the 3 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 55 60 56
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing OVSD 17 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.97% 1.23% 1.82%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.71% 9.82% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 3
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£215 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.20% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £182 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £378 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £277 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
-7.66% +4.34%
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%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Systems Management Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
124 112 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 14.35% 12.50% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 37 43
Average daily rate £375 £338 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +17.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £194 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £400 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £20.19 £18.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.25% -13.33%

OVSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OVSD across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

OVSD Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

OVSD
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OVSD across the Milton Keynes region.

OVSD Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

OVSD
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OVSD across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

OVSD Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

OVSD
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OVSD across the Milton Keynes region.

OVSD Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 35 (100.00%) ITIL
2 34 (97.14%) HP
2 34 (97.14%) Security Cleared
3 29 (82.86%) SC Cleared
3 29 (82.86%) Service Management
4 28 (80.00%) MS Office
5 24 (68.57%) DV Cleared
6 22 (62.86%) Microsoft
6 22 (62.86%) ITSM
7 18 (51.43%) SQL
8 17 (48.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 16 (45.71%) ITIL V3
10 12 (34.29%) OpenView
10 12 (34.29%) Incident Management
11 10 (28.57%) SLA
11 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
12 8 (22.86%) Data Analysis
12 8 (22.86%) VMware
12 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
12 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
13 7 (20.00%) Matrix Management
13 7 (20.00%) Windows
14 6 (17.14%) CRM
14 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
14 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
14 6 (17.14%) Dynamics CRM
14 6 (17.14%) Lync
15 5 (14.29%) Change Control
15 5 (14.29%) NetApp

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (17.14%) SharePoint
1 6 (17.14%) Lync
2 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.57%) IIS
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 28 (80.00%) MS Office
2 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Office 365
2 2 (5.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) BIG-IP
1 2 (5.71%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.86%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) MySQL
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
1 1 (2.86%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Incident Manager
3 7 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (14.29%) Service Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Configuration Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Incident Manager
7 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Database Specialist
8 1 (2.86%) Applications Specialist
8 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Support Specialist
8 1 (2.86%) Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Services Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) CMDB
2 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.57%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Linux
2 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (11.43%) UNIX
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.71%) Ubuntu
4 2 (5.71%) CentOS
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) ITIL
2 29 (82.86%) Service Management
3 22 (62.86%) ITSM
4 16 (45.71%) ITIL V3
5 12 (34.29%) Incident Management
6 8 (22.86%) Data Analysis
7 7 (20.00%) Matrix Management
8 6 (17.14%) CRM
9 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management
9 5 (14.29%) Change Control
10 3 (8.57%) High Availability
10 3 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (5.71%) Capacity Management
11 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
12 1 (2.86%) People Management
12 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
12 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
12 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
12 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (51.43%) SQL
2 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (97.14%) Security Cleared
2 29 (82.86%) SC Cleared
3 24 (68.57%) DV Cleared
4 17 (48.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.86%) MCP
5 1 (2.86%) MCSE
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.71%) NFS
2 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.86%) UAG
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) OpenView
2 4 (11.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (8.57%) SCOM
4 1 (2.86%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 34 (97.14%) HP
2 22 (62.86%) Microsoft
3 8 (22.86%) VMware
4 5 (14.29%) NetApp
5 4 (11.43%) Citrix
6 3 (8.57%) Lumension
7 2 (5.71%) F5
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco