The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 63 105 72
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -33
Contract jobs citing OSPF 60 17 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.40% 0.71% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.36% 2.63% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 4
Average daily rate
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£420 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £285 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £370 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.47%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
641 647 992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.59% 26.88% 31.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 221 207
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 33
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
OSPF
South East

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +19 17 £351 +7.84%
Bracknell +5 2 - -
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 75 (78.13%) Cisco
2 65 (67.71%) Firewall
3 61 (63.54%) BGP
4 59 (61.46%) CheckPoint
5 58 (60.42%) Telecoms
6 55 (57.29%) MPLS
6 55 (57.29%) Cisco Certification
7 44 (45.83%) VPN
8 39 (40.63%) CCIE
9 37 (38.54%) Network Design
10 36 (37.50%) Juniper
11 31 (32.29%) CISSP
12 29 (30.21%) CCNP
12 29 (30.21%) VoIP
12 29 (30.21%) IPsec
12 29 (30.21%) Cisco ASA
13 27 (28.13%) Cisco PIX
14 26 (27.08%) Network Management
15 25 (26.04%) SNMP
16 21 (21.88%) Network Security
16 21 (21.88%) PCI DSS
17 20 (20.83%) DNS
18 19 (19.79%) Ethernet
18 19 (19.79%) F5
18 19 (19.79%) FWSM
19 18 (18.75%) CCSP
19 18 (18.75%) Check Point Certification
20 15 (15.63%) CCDP
21 14 (14.58%) RIP
21 14 (14.58%) FortiGate

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (1.04%) IIS
2 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.21%) MS Office
3 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 65 (67.71%) Firewall
2 61 (63.54%) BGP
3 55 (57.29%) MPLS
4 44 (45.83%) VPN
5 29 (30.21%) VoIP
5 29 (30.21%) IPsec
5 29 (30.21%) Cisco ASA
6 27 (28.13%) Cisco PIX
7 25 (26.04%) SNMP
8 21 (21.88%) Network Security
9 20 (20.83%) DNS
10 19 (19.79%) Ethernet
10 19 (19.79%) FWSM
11 14 (14.58%) RIP
12 13 (13.54%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (12.50%) BIG-IP
14 11 (11.46%) HSRP
14 11 (11.46%) LTE
15 10 (10.42%) ATM
15 10 (10.42%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.21%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (6.25%) GDB
General
1 58 (60.42%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (1.04%) Local Government
3 1 (1.04%) Retail
3 1 (1.04%) Back Office
3 1 (1.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (54.17%) Design Engineer
2 44 (45.83%) IP Engineer
3 25 (26.04%) Network Engineer
4 22 (22.92%) Security Engineer
5 13 (13.54%) Network Design Engineer
6 10 (10.42%) Network Security Engineer
7 9 (9.38%) Test Engineer
8 7 (7.29%) Consultant
9 6 (6.25%) Network Consultant
9 6 (6.25%) RAN Engineer
9 6 (6.25%) Senior Design Engineer
10 5 (5.21%) Firewall Engineer
11 4 (4.17%) Security Consultant
11 4 (4.17%) IP Network Engineer
12 3 (3.13%) Senior Security Engineer
12 3 (3.13%) Senior Network Design Engineer
12 3 (3.13%) Network Security Consultant
12 3 (3.13%) Embedded C Engineer
12 3 (3.13%) Senior Network Engineer
12 3 (3.13%) Senior IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.08%) CSS
2 1 (1.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.13%) SecurID
2 1 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.17%) UNIX
2 1 (1.04%) Windows
2 1 (1.04%) Linux
2 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (38.54%) Network Design
2 26 (27.08%) Network Management
3 14 (14.58%) Load Balancing
4 13 (13.54%) Risk Assessment
5 10 (10.42%) ITIL
6 6 (6.25%) eTOM
6 6 (6.25%) Capacity Management
6 6 (6.25%) Demand Forecasting
7 4 (4.17%) Migration
8 3 (3.13%) Change Management
8 3 (3.13%) Validation
8 3 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.08%) Embedded Software Development
9 2 (2.08%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.08%) Project Management
9 2 (2.08%) Software Engineering
10 1 (1.04%) DoDAF
10 1 (1.04%) Incident Management
10 1 (1.04%) Project Planning
10 1 (1.04%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.25%) C
2 5 (5.21%) SQL
2 5 (5.21%) VB
2 5 (5.21%) Embedded C
3 1 (1.04%) Perl
3 1 (1.04%) Python
3 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 55 (57.29%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (40.63%) CCIE
3 31 (32.29%) CISSP
4 29 (30.21%) CCNP
5 18 (18.75%) CCSP
5 18 (18.75%) Check Point Certification
6 15 (15.63%) CCDP
7 9 (9.38%) Security Cleared
8 8 (8.33%) SC Cleared
9 6 (6.25%) CCNA
10 5 (5.21%) CCIP
11 3 (3.13%) Degree
11 3 (3.13%) BC Cleared
12 2 (2.08%) CCDE
12 2 (2.08%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (21.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (14.58%) FortiGate
2 5 (5.21%) OPNET
Vendors
1 75 (78.13%) Cisco
2 59 (61.46%) CheckPoint
3 36 (37.50%) Juniper
4 19 (19.79%) F5
5 11 (11.46%) Nokia
6 10 (10.42%) Redback
7 9 (9.38%) Radware
8 8 (8.33%) Fortinet
9 6 (6.25%) Huawei
10 5 (5.21%) Blue Coat
10 5 (5.21%) BT
10 5 (5.21%) Business Objects
10 5 (5.21%) Nortel
11 3 (3.13%) Microsoft
11 3 (3.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (3.13%) Ericsson
11 3 (3.13%) Tufin
11 3 (3.13%) AlgoSec
12 2 (2.08%) HP
12 2 (2.08%) Mitel