Period
to 13 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for OVSD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OVSD over the 6 months to 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 126 107
Rank change year-on-year +30 -19 +8
Contract jobs citing OVSD 19 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.10% 0.59% 0.34%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.79% 4.59% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 5
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £237 £142 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.22% -1.77% -62.82%
10th Percentile £209 £112 £122
90th Percentile £365 £538 £318
South East median daily rate £237 £142 £145
% change year-on-year +66.22% -1.77% -62.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

OVSD is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 244 305 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 14.07% 12.85% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 124 107
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £388 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £145 £197
90th Percentile £505 £525 £531
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.05% - -
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% -55.20% +55.53%

OVSD
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing OVSD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for OVSD in Buckinghamshire

OVSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OVSD in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for OVSD in Buckinghamshire

OVSD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OVSD in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OVSD in Buckinghamshire

OVSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OVSD in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OVSD in Buckinghamshire

OVSD
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OVSD within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 13 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +27 19 £237 +66.22%
OVSD
South East

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OVSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for OVSD.

1 19 (100.00%) ITIL
1 19 (100.00%) HP
1 19 (100.00%) Service Management
1 19 (100.00%) ITSM
2 18 (94.74%) Security Cleared
2 18 (94.74%) ITIL V3
3 16 (84.21%) SC Cleared
3 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
4 14 (73.68%) Windows
5 13 (68.42%) Microsoft Office
6 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
7 11 (57.89%) DV Cleared
8 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (52.63%) Linux
8 10 (52.63%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (47.37%) Critical Thinking
9 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
9 9 (47.37%) CRM
9 9 (47.37%) SQL
9 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
9 9 (47.37%) MS Exchange
10 7 (36.84%) Office 365
11 5 (26.32%) McAfee
11 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (26.32%) SCCM
11 5 (26.32%) SCOM
11 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (26.32%) Application Packaging

OVSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (47.37%) MS Exchange
2 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
3 4 (21.05%) Skype for Business
4 2 (10.53%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Office 365
2 3 (15.79%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (21.05%) MongoDB
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Administrator
3 4 (21.05%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (21.05%) Service Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Applications Support
4 3 (15.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (15.79%) Support Specialist
4 3 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (10.53%) Antivirus Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Applications Support Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) SCCM Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) Office 365 Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Remote Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Linux
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (21.05%) CentOS
5 4 (21.05%) Ubuntu
6 3 (15.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) ITIL
1 19 (100.00%) ITSM
1 19 (100.00%) Service Management
2 18 (94.74%) ITIL V3
3 10 (52.63%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (47.37%) Critical Thinking
4 9 (47.37%) CRM
5 5 (26.32%) Application Packaging
5 5 (26.32%) Patch Management
6 4 (21.05%) Capacity Management
6 4 (21.05%) Change Control
6 4 (21.05%) High Availability
6 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (15.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Proactive Monitoring
8 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
8 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (5.26%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (94.74%) Security Cleared
2 16 (84.21%) SC Cleared
3 11 (57.89%) DV Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCCM
1 5 (26.32%) SCOM
2 4 (21.05%) Nagios
3 3 (15.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) HP
2 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) McAfee
4 4 (21.05%) webMethods
5 3 (15.79%) Citrix
5 3 (15.79%) Lumension
5 3 (15.79%) NetApp
5 3 (15.79%) VMware