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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 56 60 59
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing OVSD 6 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.85% 1.14% 1.09%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.32% 9.47% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Average daily rate £145 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £145 £398 £120
% change year-on-year
-63.52% +231.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.72 £10.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+21.09% -4.54%
OVSD
Buckinghamshire

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
53 95 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 7.50% 12.06% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 34 12
Average daily rate £300 £300 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £132 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £420 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £366 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.48% +7.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £13.70 £30.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.33% +87.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.39% +2.38%

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
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 5 February 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) HP
1 12 (100.00%) Service Management
1 12 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (91.67%) SC Cleared
2 11 (91.67%) ITSM
3 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (83.33%) ITIL
3 10 (83.33%) DV Cleared
3 10 (83.33%) ITIL V3
4 9 (75.00%) Windows
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (41.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (41.67%) High Availability
6 5 (41.67%) CentOS
6 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
6 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (41.67%) SCCM
6 5 (41.67%) iSCSI
6 5 (41.67%) SQL
6 5 (41.67%) NFS
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (41.67%) VMware
6 5 (41.67%) Ubuntu
7 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 4 (33.33%) MS Office
7 4 (33.33%) Linux
8 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
8 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Support
2 3 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (16.67%) Platform Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) CMDB
1 1 (8.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (41.67%) CentOS
3 5 (41.67%) Ubuntu
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Service Management
2 11 (91.67%) ITSM
3 10 (83.33%) ITIL
3 10 (83.33%) ITIL V3
4 5 (41.67%) High Availability
5 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
5 2 (16.67%) CRM
5 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
6 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (8.33%) Change Management
6 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (91.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (83.33%) DV Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
1 5 (41.67%) NFS
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) HP
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) webMethods