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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 51 58 59
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing OVSD 13 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.55% 1.45% 1.06%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.98% 9.82% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.13% +115.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £420 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £420 £253
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £420 £99
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +324.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +4.76%
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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
93 112 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 11.10% 14.78% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 42 31
Average daily rate £344 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £164 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £435 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-6.02% +6.41%

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 August 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 August 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 22 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (86.36%) SC Cleared
3 15 (68.18%) ITIL
4 13 (59.09%) DV Cleared
5 12 (54.55%) Windows
6 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
6 9 (40.91%) BS15000
6 9 (40.91%) Service Management
7 8 (36.36%) HP
8 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
8 7 (31.82%) Problem Management
8 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (27.27%) Incident Management
9 6 (27.27%) Trend Analysis
9 6 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (22.73%) SLA
11 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
11 4 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
12 3 (13.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (13.64%) Citrix
12 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
12 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
12 3 (13.64%) Backup Exec
12 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
12 3 (13.64%) MCSE
12 3 (13.64%) SQL
12 3 (13.64%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (13.64%) MS Project

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
1 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
2 3 (13.64%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Crystal Reports
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Problem Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Coordinator
4 3 (13.64%) Incident Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Incident Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Services Delivery Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Service Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
5 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Incident Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Hardware Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Incident & Problem Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Hardware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) ITIL
2 9 (40.91%) Service Management
3 7 (31.82%) Problem Management
4 6 (27.27%) Incident Management
4 6 (27.27%) Trend Analysis
4 6 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
6 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (86.36%) SC Cleared
3 13 (59.09%) DV Cleared
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (13.64%) MCSE
4 3 (13.64%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) BS15000
2 5 (22.73%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.55%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (36.36%) HP
3 3 (13.64%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco