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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 58 68 48
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -20
Contract jobs citing OVSD 14 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.63% 0.48% 0.59%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.59% 5.63% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
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£310 £203 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.08% -31.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £165 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £240 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £151 £95
% change year-on-year
+132.61% +58.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £10.33
% change year-on-year
- +30.75%
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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
103 71 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 12.02% 8.54% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 36 21
Average daily rate £375 £340 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +14.81%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 (100.00%) ITIL
1 31 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (96.77%) SC Cleared
3 22 (70.97%) Service Management
4 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
4 16 (51.61%) HP
4 16 (51.61%) DV Cleared
5 13 (41.94%) MS Office
6 12 (38.71%) Windows
6 12 (38.71%) Service Delivery
6 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (29.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 9 (29.03%) ITSM
7 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (29.03%) MCSE
7 9 (29.03%) MS Excel
7 9 (29.03%) MS Visio
7 9 (29.03%) MS Exchange
7 9 (29.03%) MCP
7 9 (29.03%) PRINCE2
7 9 (29.03%) Backup Exec
7 9 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (25.81%) Windows Vista
8 8 (25.81%) MS Project
8 8 (25.81%) SLA
8 8 (25.81%) Windows 8
8 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
9 7 (22.58%) People Management
9 7 (22.58%) SQL
9 7 (22.58%) Crystal Reports

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 9 (29.03%) MS Exchange
1 9 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (41.94%) MS Office
2 9 (29.03%) MS Excel
2 9 (29.03%) MS Visio
3 8 (25.81%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) PaaS
2 2 (6.45%) IaaS
2 2 (6.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) BIG-IP
1 3 (9.68%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) Crystal Reports
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Support Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) 1st Line Support
2 10 (32.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Service Manager
4 7 (22.58%) Incident Manager
5 5 (16.13%) Service Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) Services Delivery Manager
5 5 (16.13%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Transition Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Account Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Account Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Service Transition Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Incident Manager
7 1 (3.23%) VMware Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) VMware Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
1 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (25.81%) Windows Vista
2 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
2 8 (25.81%) Windows 8
3 4 (12.90%) UNIX
4 3 (9.68%) CentOS
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.68%) Ubuntu
5 2 (6.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (100.00%) ITIL
2 22 (70.97%) Service Management
3 12 (38.71%) Service Delivery
4 9 (29.03%) ITSM
4 9 (29.03%) PRINCE2
5 7 (22.58%) People Management
5 7 (22.58%) Data Analysis
5 7 (22.58%) Incident Management
6 5 (16.13%) Matrix Management
7 4 (12.90%) ITIL V3
8 3 (9.68%) Change Control
9 2 (6.45%) Capacity Management
9 2 (6.45%) Transition Management
9 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (6.45%) Coaching
9 2 (6.45%) PRINCE
9 2 (6.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (96.77%) SC Cleared
3 16 (51.61%) DV Cleared
4 9 (29.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 9 (29.03%) MCP
4 9 (29.03%) MCSE
4 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) SLA
2 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) NFS
1 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) Backup Exec
2 7 (22.58%) OpenView
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
1 16 (51.61%) HP
2 4 (12.90%) Citrix
3 3 (9.68%) NetApp
3 3 (9.68%) VMware
3 3 (9.68%) F5
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco