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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 83 88 73
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Contract jobs citing OSPF 21 35 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.06% 1.37% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.92% 6.01% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 12
Median daily rate £329 £363 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.31% -12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £320 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £461 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
-13.10% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £42.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.04% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-30.23% +43.33%

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
427 582 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.49% 22.86% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 304 331
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £253 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 17
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.36% +52.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £26.69 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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
Reading +13 8 £310 -14.48% 1
Slough +8 3 - -
Bracknell 0 3 £338 - 1
Maidenhead -1 1 £374 -
Newbury -3 1 - -
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 (84.62%) Cisco
2 31 (79.49%) BGP
3 29 (74.36%) MPLS
4 26 (66.67%) Juniper
5 24 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (53.85%) CCNP
7 20 (51.28%) Telecoms
8 19 (48.72%) SNMP
9 18 (46.15%) TCP/IP
9 18 (46.15%) CCNA
10 17 (43.59%) Ethernet
11 15 (38.46%) DNS
12 14 (35.90%) Firewall
13 12 (30.77%) Huawei
13 12 (30.77%) WAN
14 10 (25.64%) VPN
14 10 (25.64%) VLAN
14 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
15 9 (23.08%) Broadband
16 8 (20.51%) CRM
16 8 (20.51%) CCIP
16 8 (20.51%) VPLS
16 8 (20.51%) DSL
16 8 (20.51%) xDSL
17 7 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
17 7 (17.95%) ICMP
17 7 (17.95%) LAN
17 7 (17.95%) HTTP
18 6 (15.38%) ATM
18 6 (15.38%) Internet

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 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (79.49%) BGP
2 29 (74.36%) MPLS
3 19 (48.72%) SNMP
4 18 (46.15%) TCP/IP
5 17 (43.59%) Ethernet
6 15 (38.46%) DNS
7 14 (35.90%) Firewall
8 12 (30.77%) WAN
9 10 (25.64%) VLAN
9 10 (25.64%) VPN
10 9 (23.08%) Broadband
11 8 (20.51%) DSL
11 8 (20.51%) VPLS
11 8 (20.51%) xDSL
12 7 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (17.95%) HTTP
12 7 (17.95%) ICMP
12 7 (17.95%) LAN
13 6 (15.38%) ATM
13 6 (15.38%) Internet
General
1 20 (51.28%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.69%) Billing
3 1 (2.56%) Back Office
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (61.54%) Network Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) IP Engineer
3 9 (23.08%) IP Network Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Juniper Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) NOC Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Network Support
8 2 (5.13%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.56%) Customer Engineer
9 1 (2.56%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) Middleware
2 1 (2.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) JMS
2 1 (2.56%) REST
2 1 (2.56%) SOAP
2 1 (2.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.26%) IPTV
2 4 (10.26%) Over-the-Top Content
2 4 (10.26%) STB
2 4 (10.26%) Video on Demand
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) PMI
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Linux
1 4 (10.26%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Android
2 3 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) CRM
2 5 (12.82%) ITIL
2 5 (12.82%) Migration
2 5 (12.82%) Network Management
3 4 (10.26%) Change Management
3 4 (10.26%) Network Architecture
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 3 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.13%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (5.13%) High Availability
5 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.13%) Presales
5 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.56%) Fault Management
6 1 (2.56%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (2.56%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.56%) Stress Testing
6 1 (2.56%) Time Management
6 1 (2.56%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) C
1 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (53.85%) CCNP
3 18 (46.15%) CCNA
4 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
5 8 (20.51%) CCIP
6 5 (12.82%) DV Cleared
6 5 (12.82%) JNCIA
7 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
8 2 (5.13%) BC Cleared
8 2 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (5.13%) CCDA
8 2 (5.13%) CCDP
8 2 (5.13%) CCIE
9 1 (2.56%) CCVP
9 1 (2.56%) Degree
9 1 (2.56%) JNCIS
9 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.13%) vSphere
3 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Nagios
2 2 (5.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.56%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (2.56%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.56%) Netcool
3 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (84.62%) Cisco
2 26 (66.67%) Juniper
3 12 (30.77%) Huawei
4 6 (15.38%) VMware
5 5 (12.82%) F5
6 4 (10.26%) CheckPoint
7 3 (7.69%) Aruba
7 3 (7.69%) Ericsson
7 3 (7.69%) Extreme Networks
7 3 (7.69%) Palo Alto
8 2 (5.13%) EMC
8 2 (5.13%) HP
8 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
8 2 (5.13%) Tandberg
9 1 (2.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (2.56%) Cramer
9 1 (2.56%) IBM
9 1 (2.56%) Nokia
9 1 (2.56%) Oracle
9 1 (2.56%) Remedy