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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 55 60 49
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs citing OVSD 19 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.10% 1.04% 0.95%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.10% 8.82% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 2
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£302 £178 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.14% -39.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £137 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £240 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £165 £95
% change year-on-year
+96.96% +73.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £10.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -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
105 102 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 11.62% 11.83% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 44 23
Average daily rate £400 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £185 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +22.50%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 27 (100.00%) ITIL
1 27 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (92.59%) SC Cleared
3 22 (81.48%) Service Management
4 21 (77.78%) HP
5 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 18 (66.67%) MS Office
6 17 (62.96%) DV Cleared
7 14 (51.85%) ITSM
8 12 (44.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 9 (33.33%) ITIL V3
10 7 (25.93%) OpenView
10 7 (25.93%) PRINCE2
10 7 (25.93%) MS Visio
10 7 (25.93%) SLA
10 7 (25.93%) Service Delivery
10 7 (25.93%) Incident Management
10 7 (25.93%) Data Analysis
11 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
11 6 (22.22%) MS Project
12 5 (18.52%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (18.52%) Windows
12 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
12 5 (18.52%) Matrix Management
12 5 (18.52%) PaaS
12 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (18.52%) People Management
13 4 (14.81%) CMDB
13 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
13 4 (14.81%) SQL

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (66.67%) MS Office
2 7 (25.93%) MS Visio
3 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 6 (22.22%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) PaaS
2 2 (7.41%) SaaS
2 2 (7.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) iSCSI
1 3 (11.11%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Crystal Reports
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Incident Manager
3 6 (22.22%) Service Manager
4 5 (18.52%) Configuration Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (11.11%) Services Delivery Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Service Transition Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Transition Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Account Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Account Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) CMDB
1 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
1 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (11.11%) Ubuntu
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (11.11%) CentOS
3 2 (7.41%) Linux
4 1 (3.70%) UNIX
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) ITIL
2 22 (81.48%) Service Management
3 14 (51.85%) ITSM
4 9 (33.33%) ITIL V3
5 7 (25.93%) PRINCE2
5 7 (25.93%) Service Delivery
5 7 (25.93%) Incident Management
5 7 (25.93%) Data Analysis
6 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
6 5 (18.52%) Matrix Management
6 5 (18.52%) People Management
7 3 (11.11%) Change Control
8 2 (7.41%) Capacity Management
8 2 (7.41%) Transition Management
8 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (7.41%) PRINCE
8 2 (7.41%) Project Management
9 1 (3.70%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (92.59%) SC Cleared
3 17 (62.96%) DV Cleared
4 12 (44.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (7.41%) MCSE
5 2 (7.41%) MCP
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) NFS
1 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
1 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) OpenView
2 2 (7.41%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) HP
2 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco
3 3 (11.11%) NetApp
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix