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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 68 55 54
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs citing OVSD 8 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.81% 1.58% 1.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.78% 12.87% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 1
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£142 £331 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.05% -21.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £147 £300 £420
% change year-on-year
-51.16% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.50 £10.75
% change year-on-year
- -2.32%
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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
118 101 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 11.99% 12.27% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 36 41
Average daily rate £344 £313 £282
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +10.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £190 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.98% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 29 (100.00%) ITIL
1 29 (100.00%) HP
2 28 (96.55%) Security Cleared
3 25 (86.21%) Service Management
4 24 (82.76%) MS Office
5 23 (79.31%) SC Cleared
6 21 (72.41%) ITSM
7 20 (68.97%) Microsoft
8 18 (62.07%) SQL
8 18 (62.07%) DV Cleared
9 16 (55.17%) ITIL V3
9 16 (55.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
10 8 (27.59%) Incident Management
10 8 (27.59%) OpenView
11 7 (24.14%) VMware
11 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
11 7 (24.14%) SLA
11 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V
12 6 (20.69%) Dynamics CRM
12 6 (20.69%) Lync
12 6 (20.69%) Windows
12 6 (20.69%) CRM
12 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
12 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
13 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
14 4 (13.79%) Data Analysis
14 4 (13.79%) CMDB
14 4 (13.79%) NetApp

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
1 6 (20.69%) Lync
2 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
3 3 (10.34%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 24 (82.76%) MS Office
2 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) DNS
1 1 (3.45%) BIG-IP
1 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (10.34%) MySQL
General
1 1 (3.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (17.24%) Service Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Configuration Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Incident Manager
4 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (10.34%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) VMware Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) VMware Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Support Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) Applications Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) CMDB
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.34%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) UNIX
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.45%) CentOS
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) ITIL
2 25 (86.21%) Service Management
3 21 (72.41%) ITSM
4 16 (55.17%) ITIL V3
5 8 (27.59%) Incident Management
6 6 (20.69%) CRM
7 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
8 4 (13.79%) Data Analysis
8 4 (13.79%) Change Control
9 3 (10.34%) High Availability
9 3 (10.34%) Matrix Management
9 3 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
10 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (3.45%) Capacity Management
10 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
3 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (96.55%) Security Cleared
2 23 (79.31%) SC Cleared
3 18 (62.07%) DV Cleared
4 16 (55.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.45%) MCP
5 1 (3.45%) MCSE
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.45%) NFS
3 1 (3.45%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) OpenView
2 4 (13.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (10.34%) SCOM
4 1 (3.45%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) HP
2 20 (68.97%) Microsoft
3 7 (24.14%) VMware
4 4 (13.79%) Citrix
4 4 (13.79%) NetApp
5 3 (10.34%) Lumension
6 1 (3.45%) F5
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco