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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 63 52 51
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing OVSD 8 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.02% 1.10% 0.99%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.76% 16.67% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 - £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 - £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £120 £110
% change year-on-year
+231.25% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 £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
82 48 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.50% 6.58% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 12 19
Average daily rate £325 £370 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +21.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £325 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £500 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -16.83%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 21 (100.00%) ITIL
1 21 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (95.24%) SC Cleared
3 14 (66.67%) Service Delivery
4 13 (61.90%) Service Management
5 12 (57.14%) Windows
6 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
6 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (47.62%) Windows 7
7 10 (47.62%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (47.62%) Windows Vista
7 10 (47.62%) Backup Exec
7 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (47.62%) MCSE
7 10 (47.62%) MS Exchange
7 10 (47.62%) MCP
7 10 (47.62%) Windows 8
8 9 (42.86%) PRINCE2
8 9 (42.86%) MS Visio
9 8 (38.10%) MS Project
10 7 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
10 7 (33.33%) People Management
11 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (23.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
13 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
13 4 (19.05%) HP
13 4 (19.05%) Citrix
13 4 (19.05%) SQL

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (47.62%) Exchange Server 2003
1 10 (47.62%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (42.86%) MS Visio
2 8 (38.10%) MS Project
3 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) PaaS
2 2 (9.52%) IaaS
2 2 (9.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) iSCSI
1 1 (4.76%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
1 10 (47.62%) Support Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) 1st Line Support
2 9 (42.86%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 8 (38.10%) Service Manager
4 5 (23.81%) Service Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) Services Delivery Manager
4 5 (23.81%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Service Transition Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Account Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Transition Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Account Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Incident Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Incident Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Services Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (47.62%) Windows 7
3 10 (47.62%) Windows Vista
3 10 (47.62%) Windows 8
4 4 (19.05%) UNIX
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Linux
5 1 (4.76%) CentOS
5 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) ITIL
2 14 (66.67%) Service Delivery
3 13 (61.90%) Service Management
4 9 (42.86%) PRINCE2
5 7 (33.33%) People Management
6 3 (14.29%) ITSM
7 2 (9.52%) Transition Management
7 2 (9.52%) Coaching
7 2 (9.52%) PRINCE
7 2 (9.52%) Project Management
8 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
8 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
8 1 (4.76%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (95.24%) SC Cleared
3 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (47.62%) MCSE
3 10 (47.62%) MCP
4 5 (23.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) BS15000
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) NFS
1 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (47.62%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) HP
2 4 (19.05%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) NetApp
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) F5