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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 59 55 54
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing OVSD 17 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.88% 1.11% 0.86%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.93% 16.67% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 3
Average daily rate
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£156 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 - £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 - £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £156 £120 £100
% change year-on-year
+30.20% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £10.25 £10.59
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.18%
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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
122 48 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 13.53% 6.69% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 14 16
Average daily rate £290 £370 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% +16.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £282 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.54% +10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.03 £21.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.69%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014, 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 31 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (93.55%) ITIL
2 29 (93.55%) SC Cleared
3 18 (58.06%) Service Management
4 17 (54.84%) Windows
5 16 (51.61%) Service Delivery
6 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
7 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (35.48%) MCP
8 11 (35.48%) PRINCE2
8 11 (35.48%) MCSE
8 11 (35.48%) MS Visio
8 11 (35.48%) MS Exchange
8 11 (35.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (35.48%) Backup Exec
8 11 (35.48%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (32.26%) MS Project
9 10 (32.26%) Windows Vista
9 10 (32.26%) DV Cleared
9 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
9 10 (32.26%) Windows 8
10 9 (29.03%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (29.03%) People Management
11 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
12 7 (22.58%) Problem Management
12 7 (22.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (19.35%) HP
13 6 (19.35%) BS15000
13 6 (19.35%) Trend Analysis

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 11 (35.48%) MS Exchange
1 11 (35.48%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (35.48%) MS Visio
2 10 (32.26%) MS Project
3 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
4 3 (9.68%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) PaaS
2 2 (6.45%) IaaS
2 2 (6.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) BIG-IP
1 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) Crystal Reports
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Analyst
1 11 (35.48%) Support Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) 1st Line Support
2 10 (32.26%) Service Manager
2 10 (32.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Services Delivery Manager
3 7 (22.58%) Delivery Manager
4 6 (19.35%) Problem Manager
5 5 (16.13%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) Service Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Incident Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Service Transition Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Account Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Team Leader
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Account Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Transition Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Incident & Problem Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Incident Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (54.84%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (32.26%) Windows Vista
3 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
3 10 (32.26%) Windows 8
4 5 (16.13%) UNIX
5 1 (3.23%) CentOS
5 1 (3.23%) Linux
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (93.55%) ITIL
2 18 (58.06%) Service Management
3 16 (51.61%) Service Delivery
4 11 (35.48%) PRINCE2
5 9 (29.03%) People Management
6 7 (22.58%) Problem Management
7 6 (19.35%) Trend Analysis
7 6 (19.35%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (9.68%) ITSM
8 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
9 2 (6.45%) PRINCE
9 2 (6.45%) Project Management
9 2 (6.45%) Transition Management
9 2 (6.45%) Coaching
10 1 (3.23%) ITIL V3
10 1 (3.23%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (93.55%) SC Cleared
3 11 (35.48%) MCP
3 11 (35.48%) MCSE
3 11 (35.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (32.26%) DV Cleared
5 7 (22.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) BS15000
2 5 (16.13%) SLA
3 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) NFS
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) HP
3 5 (16.13%) Citrix
4 1 (3.23%) NetApp
4 1 (3.23%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) F5
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco