The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 65 105 63
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -42
Contract jobs citing OSPF 59 23 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.40% 0.90% 2.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.94% 3.39% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 5
Average daily rate
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£438 £344 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +32.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £293 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £400 £278
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.92%
OSPF
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
660 678 1006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.82% 26.56% 31.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 227 218
Average daily rate £363 £330 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 23
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £13.95 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OSPF across the Berkshire region.

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

OSPF
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

OSPF Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Berkshire region.

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +20 12 £420 - 2
Bracknell +2 3 - -
Newbury -1 1 £425 +44.68% 1
Slough - - - - 3
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing OSPF 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 OSPF.

1 78 (83.87%) Cisco
2 68 (73.12%) Firewall
3 63 (67.74%) CheckPoint
4 57 (61.29%) BGP
5 55 (59.14%) Telecoms
6 54 (58.06%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (51.61%) MPLS
8 41 (44.09%) CCIE
8 41 (44.09%) VPN
9 39 (41.94%) Juniper
10 35 (37.63%) Network Design
11 31 (33.33%) CISSP
12 30 (32.26%) VoIP
12 30 (32.26%) IPsec
12 30 (32.26%) Cisco ASA
13 28 (30.11%) Cisco PIX
14 27 (29.03%) Network Management
14 27 (29.03%) CCNP
15 26 (27.96%) SNMP
16 23 (24.73%) DNS
17 22 (23.66%) Network Security
18 21 (22.58%) PCI DSS
19 20 (21.51%) FWSM
20 19 (20.43%) F5
21 18 (19.35%) CCSP
21 18 (19.35%) Check Point Certification
22 16 (17.20%) Load Balancing
23 15 (16.13%) CCDP
23 15 (16.13%) RIP
24 14 (15.05%) FortiGate

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing OSPF 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 OSPF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (12.90%) Apache
2 1 (1.08%) IIS
2 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.15%) MS Office
3 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 68 (73.12%) Firewall
2 57 (61.29%) BGP
3 48 (51.61%) MPLS
4 41 (44.09%) VPN
5 30 (32.26%) VoIP
5 30 (32.26%) IPsec
5 30 (32.26%) Cisco ASA
6 28 (30.11%) Cisco PIX
7 26 (27.96%) SNMP
8 23 (24.73%) DNS
9 22 (23.66%) Network Security
10 20 (21.51%) FWSM
11 15 (16.13%) RIP
12 13 (13.98%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (12.90%) BIG-IP
13 12 (12.90%) Ethernet
14 8 (8.60%) WAN
15 7 (7.53%) VLAN
16 6 (6.45%) ATM
16 6 (6.45%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.15%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (7.53%) GDB
General
1 55 (59.14%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.30%) Finance
3 1 (1.08%) Local Government
3 1 (1.08%) Retail
3 1 (1.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (55.91%) Design Engineer
2 48 (51.61%) IP Engineer
3 20 (21.51%) Network Engineer
4 19 (20.43%) Security Engineer
5 10 (10.75%) Network Design Engineer
5 10 (10.75%) Network Security Engineer
6 8 (8.60%) Consultant
7 7 (7.53%) Network Consultant
8 6 (6.45%) Senior Design Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Firewall Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) IP Network Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Security Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) Test Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) Network Security Consultant
11 3 (3.23%) Embedded C Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Senior Network Design Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Senior Security Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Software Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Senior Network Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) CSS
2 1 (1.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.23%) SecurID
2 1 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.08%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.30%) UNIX
2 2 (2.15%) Linux
3 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.08%) Windows
3 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (37.63%) Network Design
2 27 (29.03%) Network Management
3 16 (17.20%) Load Balancing
4 13 (13.98%) Risk Assessment
5 9 (9.68%) ITIL
6 6 (6.45%) eTOM
6 6 (6.45%) Demand Forecasting
7 3 (3.23%) Software Engineering
7 3 (3.23%) Project Management
7 3 (3.23%) Validation
7 3 (3.23%) Migration
7 3 (3.23%) Change Management
8 2 (2.15%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.15%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (2.15%) Reverse Engineering
9 1 (1.08%) DoDAF
9 1 (1.08%) Project Planning
9 1 (1.08%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (1.08%) TOGAF
9 1 (1.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.53%) C
2 6 (6.45%) Embedded C
3 2 (2.15%) SQL
3 2 (2.15%) VB
4 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.08%) Perl
4 1 (1.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 54 (58.06%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (44.09%) CCIE
3 31 (33.33%) CISSP
4 27 (29.03%) CCNP
5 18 (19.35%) CCSP
5 18 (19.35%) Check Point Certification
6 15 (16.13%) CCDP
7 8 (8.60%) Security Cleared
8 7 (7.53%) SC Cleared
9 5 (5.38%) CCNA
10 3 (3.23%) CCIP
10 3 (3.23%) Degree
11 2 (2.15%) CCDE
11 2 (2.15%) BC Cleared
11 2 (2.15%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (22.58%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (15.05%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.15%) OPNET
Vendors
1 78 (83.87%) Cisco
2 63 (67.74%) CheckPoint
3 39 (41.94%) Juniper
4 19 (20.43%) F5
5 11 (11.83%) Nokia
6 10 (10.75%) Redback
7 9 (9.68%) Radware
8 8 (8.60%) Fortinet
9 5 (5.38%) Blue Coat
10 3 (3.23%) Ericsson
10 3 (3.23%) Microsoft
10 3 (3.23%) Tufin
10 3 (3.23%) AlgoSec
11 2 (2.15%) Ciena
11 2 (2.15%) Business Objects
11 2 (2.15%) HP
11 2 (2.15%) Nortel
11 2 (2.15%) BT
11 2 (2.15%) Mitel
11 2 (2.15%) Huawei