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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 104 93 89
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing OSPF 24 28 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.97% 1.09% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.13% 4.22% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 6
Median daily rate £423 £290 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.68% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £257 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.61% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+36.65% -
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
581 663 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.52% 25.85% 23.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 280 203
Median daily rate £365 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 22
Median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +108.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £17.50 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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
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 28 May 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
Reading +9 13 £423 - 3
Maidenhead 0 2 £400 +41.59%
Bracknell -6 1 - - 2
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 52 (88.14%) BGP
2 48 (81.36%) Cisco
3 27 (45.76%) VPN
4 26 (44.07%) Firewall
5 25 (42.37%) EIGRP
6 24 (40.68%) Juniper
7 23 (38.98%) TCP/IP
7 23 (38.98%) MPLS
7 23 (38.98%) Cisco ASA
8 22 (37.29%) IPsec
8 22 (37.29%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (35.59%) DNS
10 20 (33.90%) CCNP
11 19 (32.20%) Telecoms
11 19 (32.20%) VLAN
12 18 (30.51%) CheckPoint
12 18 (30.51%) WAN
13 17 (28.81%) SNMP
13 17 (28.81%) VRRP
14 14 (23.73%) Wireless
14 14 (23.73%) Cisco Nexus
15 13 (22.03%) HSRP
16 11 (18.64%) High Availability
16 11 (18.64%) Security Cleared
16 11 (18.64%) RIP
16 11 (18.64%) Ethernet
16 11 (18.64%) LAN
16 11 (18.64%) Internet
17 10 (16.95%) F5
18 9 (15.25%) Cisco IOS

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 (1.69%) CMS
1 1 (1.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 52 (88.14%) BGP
2 27 (45.76%) VPN
3 26 (44.07%) Firewall
4 25 (42.37%) EIGRP
5 23 (38.98%) Cisco ASA
5 23 (38.98%) MPLS
5 23 (38.98%) TCP/IP
6 22 (37.29%) IPsec
7 21 (35.59%) DNS
8 19 (32.20%) VLAN
9 18 (30.51%) WAN
10 17 (28.81%) SNMP
10 17 (28.81%) VRRP
11 14 (23.73%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (23.73%) Wireless
12 13 (22.03%) HSRP
13 11 (18.64%) Ethernet
13 11 (18.64%) Internet
13 11 (18.64%) LAN
13 11 (18.64%) RIP
General
1 19 (32.20%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.47%) Back Office
3 3 (5.08%) Billing
4 2 (3.39%) Finance
4 2 (3.39%) Games
4 2 (3.39%) Retail
5 1 (1.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (45.76%) Network Engineer
2 14 (23.73%) IP Engineer
3 7 (11.86%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (11.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (11.86%) Security Engineer
3 7 (11.86%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Design Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) IP Design Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) IP Security Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Designer
5 5 (8.47%) IP Designer
5 5 (8.47%) IP Network Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Network Designer
5 5 (8.47%) Network Support
6 4 (6.78%) Architect
6 4 (6.78%) LAN Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Network Architect
6 4 (6.78%) Transmission Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) 802.1X
1 5 (8.47%) XML
2 2 (3.39%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (8.47%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) DTV
4 2 (3.39%) IPTV
4 2 (3.39%) MPEG
4 2 (3.39%) Streaming Video
4 2 (3.39%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.69%) Eurex
5 1 (1.69%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Linux
2 2 (3.39%) Unix
2 2 (3.39%) Windows
3 1 (1.69%) CentOS
3 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.64%) High Availability
2 6 (10.17%) DDoS Mitigation
2 6 (10.17%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 6 (10.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 6 (10.17%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 5 (8.47%) Network Design
3 5 (8.47%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (6.78%) Load Balancing
4 4 (6.78%) Migration
4 4 (6.78%) Network Planning
5 3 (5.08%) Business Process Improvement
5 3 (5.08%) Line Management
5 3 (5.08%) Process Improvement
5 3 (5.08%) Quality Management
6 2 (3.39%) Change Management
6 2 (3.39%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.39%) Network Management
6 2 (3.39%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.39%) Validation
6 2 (3.39%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.69%) Perl
1 1 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (37.29%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (33.90%) CCNP
3 11 (18.64%) Security Cleared
4 8 (13.56%) SC Cleared
5 7 (11.86%) JNCIP
6 6 (10.17%) CCSA
6 6 (10.17%) CCSE
6 6 (10.17%) CISSP
6 6 (10.17%) DV Cleared
7 4 (6.78%) CCIE
8 3 (5.08%) JNCIS
9 2 (3.39%) CCNA
9 2 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.69%) BC Cleared
10 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.69%) Degree
10 1 (1.69%) HND
10 1 (1.69%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.69%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.39%) vCloud
2 2 (3.39%) vSphere
3 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.39%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 48 (81.36%) Cisco
2 24 (40.68%) Juniper
3 18 (30.51%) CheckPoint
4 10 (16.95%) F5
5 7 (11.86%) Fortinet
5 7 (11.86%) Nokia
6 6 (10.17%) Blue Coat
6 6 (10.17%) Palo Alto
7 5 (8.47%) Aruba
7 5 (8.47%) Avaya
7 5 (8.47%) Brocade
7 5 (8.47%) HP
7 5 (8.47%) NetScout
8 3 (5.08%) Extreme Networks
8 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
8 3 (5.08%) VMware
9 2 (3.39%) Adobe
9 2 (3.39%) Apple
9 2 (3.39%) Huawei
9 2 (3.39%) Nortel