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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 85 83 80
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing OSPF 23 33 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.15% 1.30% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.59% 6.30% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 8
Median daily rate £347 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.53% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £440 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.06 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-49.87% +46.66%
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
501 524 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.08% 20.60% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 277 282
Median daily rate £400 £366 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% +4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £263 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 14
Median hourly rate £50.00 £39.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.58% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -5 8 £300 -31.81%
Slough - 3 - - 1
Bracknell +2 2 £450 -
Maidenhead 0 1 £374 +29.91%
Ascot - 1 £475 -
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 25 (78.13%) BGP
2 24 (75.00%) Cisco
3 22 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (59.38%) Juniper
4 19 (59.38%) MPLS
5 18 (56.25%) CCNP
6 16 (50.00%) Ethernet
7 14 (43.75%) CCNA
7 14 (43.75%) Firewall
8 13 (40.63%) SNMP
9 11 (34.38%) WAN
10 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
10 10 (31.25%) Telecoms
10 10 (31.25%) VLAN
11 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
12 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
12 8 (25.00%) IPsec
12 8 (25.00%) VPN
12 8 (25.00%) DNS
13 7 (21.88%) VMware
13 7 (21.88%) xDSL
13 7 (21.88%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (18.75%) Network Security
14 6 (18.75%) LAN
14 6 (18.75%) Linux
14 6 (18.75%) DSL
15 5 (15.63%) CheckPoint
15 5 (15.63%) Unix

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 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (78.13%) BGP
2 19 (59.38%) MPLS
3 16 (50.00%) Ethernet
4 14 (43.75%) Firewall
5 13 (40.63%) SNMP
6 11 (34.38%) WAN
7 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
7 10 (31.25%) VLAN
8 8 (25.00%) DNS
8 8 (25.00%) IPsec
8 8 (25.00%) VPN
9 7 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (21.88%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (21.88%) xDSL
10 6 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (18.75%) DSL
10 6 (18.75%) LAN
10 6 (18.75%) Network Security
11 5 (15.63%) HTTP
11 5 (15.63%) PPP
General
1 10 (31.25%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Games
3 1 (3.13%) Billing
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Network Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Juniper Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) NOC Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) IP Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) IP Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Network Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Video On Demand Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.13%) Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Design Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Middleware
2 2 (6.25%) Silverlight
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Flex
3 1 (3.13%) CSS
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.63%) IPTV
2 5 (15.63%) Video on Demand
3 4 (12.50%) STB
4 3 (9.38%) Over-the-Top Content
5 2 (6.25%) Digital TV
5 2 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (6.25%) MPEG
5 2 (6.25%) Streaming Video
5 2 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.13%) PMI
6 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Linux
2 5 (15.63%) Unix
2 5 (15.63%) Windows
3 3 (9.38%) Android
4 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.13%) FreeBSD
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Network Management
2 3 (9.38%) Change Management
2 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 3 (9.38%) ITIL
2 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
2 3 (9.38%) Network Architecture
2 3 (9.38%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.25%) CRM
3 2 (6.25%) DDoS Mitigation
3 2 (6.25%) DRM
3 2 (6.25%) Migration
3 2 (6.25%) Scrum
3 2 (6.25%) Validation
3 2 (6.25%) Video Content Ingestion
3 2 (6.25%) Video Processing
4 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.13%) High Availability
4 1 (3.13%) Low Latency
4 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) C
2 1 (3.13%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) Perl
2 1 (3.13%) PHP
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (56.25%) CCNP
3 14 (43.75%) CCNA
4 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
5 5 (15.63%) DV Cleared
6 4 (12.50%) CCIP
6 4 (12.50%) JNCIA
7 3 (9.38%) CCIE
7 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared
8 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (3.13%) CCDA
8 1 (3.13%) CCDP
8 1 (3.13%) CCSA
8 1 (3.13%) CCSE
8 1 (3.13%) CCVP
8 1 (3.13%) CISSP
8 1 (3.13%) Degree
8 1 (3.13%) JNCIS
8 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) vSphere
3 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.13%) ProxySG
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Nagios
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.13%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) Cisco
2 19 (59.38%) Juniper
3 7 (21.88%) VMware
4 5 (15.63%) CheckPoint
4 5 (15.63%) Huawei
5 4 (12.50%) Extreme Networks
5 4 (12.50%) F5
6 3 (9.38%) Aruba
6 3 (9.38%) EMC
6 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.25%) Adobe
7 2 (6.25%) Apple
7 2 (6.25%) Ericsson
7 2 (6.25%) HP
7 2 (6.25%) Palo Alto
7 2 (6.25%) Tandberg
7 2 (6.25%) Tektronix
8 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.13%) Meraki
8 1 (3.13%) Polycom