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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP OpenView Service Desk (OVSD)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 67 60 56
Rank change year-on-year -7 -4  
Contract jobs citing OVSD 6 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.81% 0.94% 1.91%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.50% 12.96% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 9
Median daily rate £510 £430 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.60% +31.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £395 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £402
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £430 £351
% change year-on-year +22.09% +22.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.72 £13.50
% change year-on-year - -5.81%  

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 109 54 116
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 14.69% 7.27% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 24 46
Median daily rate £450 £381 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.03% +19.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £293 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £14.85 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OVSD in Milton Keynes

OVSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 10 (100.00%) ITIL
1 10 (100.00%) HP
1 10 (100.00%) ITSM
1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 10 (100.00%) SC Cleared
2 9 (90.00%) ITIL V3
2 9 (90.00%) Service Management
3 8 (80.00%) Windows
4 7 (70.00%) SQL
5 6 (60.00%) Virtual Environments
6 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
6 5 (50.00%) DV Cleared
7 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (40.00%) Change Management
7 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (40.00%) MS Office
7 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (30.00%) MCSA
8 3 (30.00%) MCDBA
8 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (30.00%) Cisco
8 3 (30.00%) MCP
8 3 (30.00%) Firewall
8 3 (30.00%) CCNP
8 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (30.00%) Citrix
8 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003

OVSD
Top Related 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 (30.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) BGP
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
1 3 (30.00%) ICMP
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (30.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Network Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Support Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL Service Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) ITIL
1 10 (100.00%) ITSM
2 9 (90.00%) ITIL V3
2 9 (90.00%) Service Management
3 6 (60.00%) Virtual Environments
4 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (40.00%) Change Management
6 3 (30.00%) Network Design
6 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (10.00%) CRM
7 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 1 (10.00%) Statistics
7 1 (10.00%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) CCNP
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (30.00%) MCDBA
3 3 (30.00%) MCP
3 3 (30.00%) MCSA
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) Palo Alto
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) NetApp