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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 49 63 52
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Contract jobs citing OVSD 20 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.60% 0.99% 1.47%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.98% 7.69% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 4
Average daily rate
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£293 £178 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.78% -39.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £137 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £240 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £165 £93
% change year-on-year
+78.03% +78.37%
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
91 117 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 11.83% 12.81% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 46 29
Average daily rate £404 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.50% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £20.19 £29.00 £14.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.39% +93.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%

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 29 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 29 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 30 (100.00%) ITIL
2 29 (96.67%) HP
2 29 (96.67%) Security Cleared
3 27 (90.00%) SC Cleared
4 24 (80.00%) Service Management
5 22 (73.33%) MS Office
6 19 (63.33%) DV Cleared
7 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
7 16 (53.33%) ITSM
8 13 (43.33%) Incident Management
8 13 (43.33%) OpenView
9 10 (33.33%) SLA
9 10 (33.33%) SQL
9 10 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 9 (30.00%) ITIL V3
10 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
10 9 (30.00%) Data Analysis
11 8 (26.67%) VMware
11 8 (26.67%) Hyper-V
11 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (23.33%) PowerShell
12 7 (23.33%) Matrix Management
12 7 (23.33%) Windows
13 6 (20.00%) CRM
13 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
13 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
13 6 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
13 6 (20.00%) Lync
14 5 (16.67%) Change Control
14 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (20.00%) Lync
2 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (10.00%) IIS
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 22 (73.33%) MS Office
2 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (6.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) PaaS
2 3 (10.00%) Office 365
3 2 (6.67%) IaaS
3 2 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) BIG-IP
1 2 (6.67%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Incident Manager
3 5 (16.67%) Configuration Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Service Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Transition Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Manager
6 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Incident Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Service Transition Manager
7 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) VMware Architect
7 1 (3.33%) VMware Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Applications Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) CMDB
2 3 (10.00%) Clustering
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) UNIX
2 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.67%) Ubuntu
4 2 (6.67%) CentOS
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) ITIL
2 24 (80.00%) Service Management
3 16 (53.33%) ITSM
4 13 (43.33%) Incident Management
5 9 (30.00%) ITIL V3
5 9 (30.00%) Data Analysis
6 7 (23.33%) Matrix Management
7 6 (20.00%) CRM
8 5 (16.67%) Change Control
8 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
9 3 (10.00%) People Management
9 3 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (10.00%) High Availability
9 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
9 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
10 2 (6.67%) Transition Management
10 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (6.67%) Capacity Management
11 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
11 1 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (23.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (96.67%) Security Cleared
2 27 (90.00%) SC Cleared
3 19 (63.33%) DV Cleared
4 10 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (3.33%) MCP
5 1 (3.33%) MCSE
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Hyper-V
1 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) NFS
3 1 (3.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 13 (43.33%) OpenView
2 4 (13.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (10.00%) SCOM
4 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 29 (96.67%) HP
2 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (26.67%) VMware
4 5 (16.67%) NetApp
5 4 (13.33%) Citrix
6 3 (10.00%) Lumension
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco
7 2 (6.67%) F5