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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Rank 50 58 54
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing OVSD 19 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.31% 1.21% 1.77%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.70% 8.80% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 2
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£290 £190 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.63% -35.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £137 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £360 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £190 £90
% change year-on-year
+62.63% +111.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
121 125 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 14.68% 13.78% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 46 36
Average daily rate £381 £319 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.60% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £190 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £20.19 £18.75 £14.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% +25.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 33 (100.00%) ITIL
2 32 (96.97%) HP
2 32 (96.97%) Security Cleared
3 28 (84.85%) SC Cleared
4 27 (81.82%) Service Management
5 25 (75.76%) MS Office
6 22 (66.67%) DV Cleared
7 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
7 19 (57.58%) ITSM
8 15 (45.45%) SQL
9 14 (42.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 13 (39.39%) ITIL V3
10 13 (39.39%) OpenView
10 13 (39.39%) Incident Management
11 10 (30.30%) SLA
11 10 (30.30%) MS Excel
12 9 (27.27%) Data Analysis
13 8 (24.24%) VMware
13 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
13 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
14 7 (21.21%) Matrix Management
14 7 (21.21%) Windows
15 6 (18.18%) CRM
15 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
15 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
15 6 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
15 6 (18.18%) Lync
16 5 (15.15%) Change Control
16 5 (15.15%) NetApp

OVSD
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 6 (18.18%) Lync
2 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.09%) IIS
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 25 (75.76%) MS Office
2 10 (30.30%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Office 365
2 2 (6.06%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) BIG-IP
1 2 (6.06%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.03%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) MySQL
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
1 1 (3.03%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Incident Manager
3 6 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (15.15%) Configuration Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (9.09%) Service Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Incident Manager
8 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) VMware Specialist
8 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
8 1 (3.03%) VMware Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) CMDB
2 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (12.12%) UNIX
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
4 2 (6.06%) CentOS
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (100.00%) ITIL
2 27 (81.82%) Service Management
3 19 (57.58%) ITSM
4 13 (39.39%) Incident Management
4 13 (39.39%) ITIL V3
5 9 (27.27%) Data Analysis
6 7 (21.21%) Matrix Management
7 6 (18.18%) CRM
8 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
8 5 (15.15%) Change Control
9 3 (9.09%) High Availability
9 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (6.06%) Capacity Management
10 2 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
11 1 (3.03%) People Management
11 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
11 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
11 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (96.97%) Security Cleared
2 28 (84.85%) SC Cleared
3 22 (66.67%) DV Cleared
4 14 (42.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.03%) MCP
5 1 (3.03%) MCSE
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (30.30%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.06%) NFS
2 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.03%) UAG
Systems Management
1 13 (39.39%) OpenView
2 4 (12.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (9.09%) SCOM
4 1 (3.03%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 32 (96.97%) HP
2 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
3 8 (24.24%) VMware
4 5 (15.15%) NetApp
5 4 (12.12%) Citrix
6 3 (9.09%) Lumension
7 2 (6.06%) F5
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco