The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for OVSD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OVSD over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 58 51
Rank change year-on-year -5 -7  
Contract jobs citing OVSD 10 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.36% 0.60% 2.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.09% 7.02% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 14
Median daily rate £525 £335 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.71% +15.51%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £317
% change year-on-year +10.52% +49.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £26.00 -

OVSD is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 110 57 135
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 14.95% 8.61% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 28 59
Median daily rate £450 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +8.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £277 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -50.00% +73.39%  

OVSD
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing OVSD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for OVSD in Milton Keynes

OVSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OVSD in Milton Keynes

OVSD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OVSD in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OVSD in Milton Keynes

OVSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OVSD in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OVSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for OVSD.

1 16 (100.00%) ITIL
1 16 (100.00%) HP
2 15 (93.75%) Service Management
3 14 (87.50%) ITSM
3 14 (87.50%) SC Cleared
3 14 (87.50%) Security Cleared
3 14 (87.50%) ITIL V3
3 14 (87.50%) Virtual Environments
4 11 (68.75%) Windows
5 10 (62.50%) Service Delivery
6 8 (50.00%) Cisco
7 7 (43.75%) DV Cleared
8 6 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (37.50%) Wireless
8 6 (37.50%) Network Design
8 6 (37.50%) CCNP
8 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
8 6 (37.50%) Linux
8 6 (37.50%) Change Management
8 6 (37.50%) Firewall
8 6 (37.50%) BGP
8 6 (37.50%) ICMP
8 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (37.50%) Palo Alto
9 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (31.25%) Citrix
9 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (31.25%) MCP

OVSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) BGP
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
1 6 (37.50%) ICMP
1 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 6 (37.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 1 (6.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Architect
1 6 (37.50%) Network Architect
2 5 (31.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 4 (25.00%) Linux Specialist
3 4 (25.00%) Support Specialist
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Architect
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Network Architect
5 2 (12.50%) Active Directory Specialist
5 2 (12.50%) Active Directory Support
6 1 (6.25%) Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL Service Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (31.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (25.00%) CentOS
5 3 (18.75%) Ubuntu
6 2 (12.50%) Unix
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) ITIL
2 15 (93.75%) Service Management
3 14 (87.50%) ITIL V3
3 14 (87.50%) ITSM
3 14 (87.50%) Virtual Environments
4 10 (62.50%) Service Delivery
5 6 (37.50%) Change Management
5 6 (37.50%) Network Design
5 6 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (25.00%) High Availability
7 3 (18.75%) Capacity Management
7 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
8 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (87.50%) SC Cleared
1 14 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) DV Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) CCNP
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (31.25%) MCP
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (18.75%) MCDBA
5 3 (18.75%) MCSA
6 2 (12.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
1 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Workstation
2 4 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Nagios
2 2 (12.50%) OpenView
2 2 (12.50%) Puppet
2 2 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) HP
2 8 (50.00%) Cisco
3 6 (37.50%) Palo Alto
4 5 (31.25%) Citrix
4 5 (31.25%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.25%) NetApp
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat