The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 114 87 81
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -6
Contract jobs citing OSPF 7 38 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.32% 1.53% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.54% 7.24% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 24 11
Median daily rate £310 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £208 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £447 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +42.85%
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
456 525 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.75% 21.08% 26.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 272 241
Median daily rate £375 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 25
Median hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell -4 3 £350 - 1
Reading +3 2 £268 -35.34% 2
Slough -2 1 - -
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OSPF 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 33 (94.29%) BGP
2 32 (91.43%) Cisco
3 22 (62.86%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (54.29%) CCNP
4 19 (54.29%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (45.71%) Firewall
5 16 (45.71%) CheckPoint
5 16 (45.71%) EIGRP
6 14 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (37.14%) Juniper
7 13 (37.14%) MPLS
8 12 (34.29%) Telecoms
8 12 (34.29%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (31.43%) TCP/IP
9 11 (31.43%) VPN
10 10 (28.57%) RIP
10 10 (28.57%) WAN
10 10 (28.57%) Fortinet
11 9 (25.71%) IPsec
11 9 (25.71%) Wireless
11 9 (25.71%) Ethernet
11 9 (25.71%) SNMP
12 8 (22.86%) Cisco Wireless
12 8 (22.86%) CCIE
12 8 (22.86%) Nokia
13 7 (20.00%) BIG-IP
13 7 (20.00%) VRRP
13 7 (20.00%) DNS
13 7 (20.00%) Data Centre
13 7 (20.00%) F5

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (5.71%) CMS
2 1 (2.86%) Apache
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (94.29%) BGP
2 19 (54.29%) Cisco ASA
3 16 (45.71%) EIGRP
3 16 (45.71%) Firewall
4 14 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (37.14%) MPLS
6 12 (34.29%) Cisco IOS
7 11 (31.43%) TCP/IP
7 11 (31.43%) VPN
8 10 (28.57%) RIP
8 10 (28.57%) WAN
9 9 (25.71%) Ethernet
9 9 (25.71%) IPsec
9 9 (25.71%) SNMP
9 9 (25.71%) Wireless
10 8 (22.86%) Cisco Wireless
11 7 (20.00%) BIG-IP
11 7 (20.00%) DNS
11 7 (20.00%) VRRP
12 6 (17.14%) HTTPS
General
1 12 (34.29%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Billing
4 2 (5.71%) Back Office
4 2 (5.71%) Games
4 2 (5.71%) Retail
5 1 (2.86%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Network Engineer
2 9 (25.71%) IP Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (20.00%) Security Engineer
5 6 (17.14%) IP Security Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Design Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) IP Design Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Architect
8 2 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Juniper Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.71%) Switch Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Video On Demand Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Network Designer
9 1 (2.86%) Network Security Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) NOC Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Silverlight
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Flex
2 1 (2.86%) CSS
2 1 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (17.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (5.71%) Digital TV
3 2 (5.71%) IPTV
3 2 (5.71%) MPEG
3 2 (5.71%) Streaming Video
3 2 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (5.71%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.86%) Eurex
4 1 (2.86%) STB
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Ubuntu
2 2 (5.71%) Unix
2 2 (5.71%) Windows
3 1 (2.86%) FreeBSD
3 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) DDoS Mitigation
1 6 (17.14%) Deep Packet Inspection
1 6 (17.14%) High Availability
1 6 (17.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 6 (17.14%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 3 (8.57%) Capacity Management
2 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
2 3 (8.57%) Migration
2 3 (8.57%) Network Design
2 3 (8.57%) Project Management
2 3 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (5.71%) CRM
3 2 (5.71%) Network Management
3 2 (5.71%) Performance Management
3 2 (5.71%) Scrum
3 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
3 2 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (5.71%) Validation
3 2 (5.71%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) C
2 1 (2.86%) Java
2 1 (2.86%) Perl
2 1 (2.86%) PHP
2 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (62.86%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (54.29%) CCNP
3 8 (22.86%) CCIE
4 6 (17.14%) CCSA
4 6 (17.14%) CCSE
4 6 (17.14%) CISSP
5 5 (14.29%) CCNA
6 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
7 3 (8.57%) JNCIP
8 2 (5.71%) CCDP
8 2 (5.71%) CCIP
8 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
8 2 (5.71%) JNCIS
8 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.86%) BC Cleared
9 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (2.86%) Degree
9 1 (2.86%) HND
9 1 (2.86%) JNCIE
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) ProxySG
2 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.71%) VMware ESX
2 2 (5.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 32 (91.43%) Cisco
2 16 (45.71%) CheckPoint
3 13 (37.14%) Juniper
4 10 (28.57%) Fortinet
5 8 (22.86%) Nokia
6 7 (20.00%) F5
7 6 (17.14%) Blue Coat
8 5 (14.29%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (5.71%) Adobe
9 2 (5.71%) Apple
9 2 (5.71%) EMC
9 2 (5.71%) HP
9 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
9 2 (5.71%) Tandberg
9 2 (5.71%) Tektronix
9 2 (5.71%) VMware
10 1 (2.86%) Dell
10 1 (2.86%) Oracle
10 1 (2.86%) Red Hat