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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 52 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing OVSD 13 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.57% 0.55% 1.40%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.25% 4.17% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 5
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£331 £420 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.13% +86.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £420 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £420 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £428 £144
% change year-on-year
-29.82% +197.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £10.75 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-2.32% +2.38%
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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
80 96 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 9.69% 13.20% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 32 31
Average daily rate £311 £278 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.16% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £127 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 16 (72.73%) ITIL
4 13 (59.09%) Windows
5 12 (54.55%) DV Cleared
6 10 (45.45%) Service Management
7 9 (40.91%) BS15000
8 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
8 8 (36.36%) MS Exchange
9 7 (31.82%) HP
9 7 (31.82%) Problem Management
10 6 (27.27%) Incident Management
10 6 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (27.27%) Trend Analysis
11 5 (22.73%) SLA
11 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
12 4 (18.18%) UNIX
12 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
12 4 (18.18%) Backup Exec
12 4 (18.18%) MCSE
12 4 (18.18%) MCP
12 4 (18.18%) SQL
12 4 (18.18%) Citrix
12 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (13.64%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (13.64%) MS Project
13 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 8 (36.36%) MS Exchange
1 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) 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 10 (45.45%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Problem Manager
3 5 (22.73%) Support Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (13.64%) Services Delivery Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Service Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Incident Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Coordinator
4 3 (13.64%) Incident Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Incident Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Hardware Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Incident & Problem Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (18.18%) UNIX
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) ITIL
2 10 (45.45%) Service Management
3 7 (31.82%) Problem Management
4 6 (27.27%) Trend Analysis
4 6 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (27.27%) Incident Management
5 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 3 (13.64%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
6 3 (13.64%) People Management
7 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (86.36%) SC Cleared
3 12 (54.55%) DV Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) MCP
4 4 (18.18%) MCSE
4 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) BS15000
2 5 (22.73%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.55%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) HP
3 4 (18.18%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco