The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 75 106 52
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -54
Contract jobs citing OSPF 46 26 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.90% 1.01% 3.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.13% 3.97% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 10
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +34.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £308 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-30.66% +2.04%
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
645 655 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.62% 25.55% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 208 231
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +12 7 £420 - 2
Bracknell +3 4 - -
Newbury +1 1 £425 +36.00%
Slough - - - - 3
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 82 (88.17%) Cisco
2 70 (75.27%) Firewall
3 66 (70.97%) CheckPoint
4 58 (62.37%) BGP
5 55 (59.14%) Telecoms
6 54 (58.06%) Cisco Certification
7 44 (47.31%) MPLS
8 41 (44.09%) CCIE
9 40 (43.01%) Juniper
10 38 (40.86%) VPN
11 35 (37.63%) Network Design
12 31 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
13 30 (32.26%) IPsec
13 30 (32.26%) Cisco PIX
13 30 (32.26%) CISSP
14 29 (31.18%) VoIP
15 28 (30.11%) SNMP
15 28 (30.11%) CCNP
16 27 (29.03%) DNS
16 27 (29.03%) Network Management
17 24 (25.81%) Network Security
18 21 (22.58%) PCI DSS
18 21 (22.58%) FWSM
19 20 (21.51%) F5
20 18 (19.35%) CCSP
20 18 (19.35%) Check Point Certification
21 17 (18.28%) RIP
22 16 (17.20%) Load Balancing
22 16 (17.20%) FortiGate
23 15 (16.13%) CCDP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (12.90%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 70 (75.27%) Firewall
2 58 (62.37%) BGP
3 44 (47.31%) MPLS
4 38 (40.86%) VPN
5 31 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 30 (32.26%) Cisco PIX
6 30 (32.26%) IPsec
7 29 (31.18%) VoIP
8 28 (30.11%) SNMP
9 27 (29.03%) DNS
10 24 (25.81%) Network Security
11 21 (22.58%) FWSM
12 17 (18.28%) RIP
13 14 (15.05%) BIG-IP
14 13 (13.98%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (9.68%) Ethernet
16 6 (6.45%) WAN
16 6 (6.45%) Internet
16 6 (6.45%) VLAN
17 5 (5.38%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 7 (7.53%) GDB
General
1 55 (59.14%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.30%) Finance
3 3 (3.23%) Retail
3 3 (3.23%) Back Office
4 2 (2.15%) Billing
5 1 (1.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 53 (56.99%) IP Engineer
2 51 (54.84%) Design Engineer
3 20 (21.51%) Security Engineer
4 18 (19.35%) Network Engineer
5 9 (9.68%) Network Security Engineer
5 9 (9.68%) Network Design Engineer
6 8 (8.60%) Consultant
7 7 (7.53%) Network Consultant
8 6 (6.45%) IP Network Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Senior Design Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Security Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) Firewall Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) Network Security Consultant
11 3 (3.23%) Embedded C Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Senior Security Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Senior Network Design Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Senior IP Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Designer
11 3 (3.23%) Development Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.23%) SecurID
2 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.08%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.23%) UNIX
1 3 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (37.63%) Network Design
2 27 (29.03%) Network Management
3 16 (17.20%) Load Balancing
4 13 (13.98%) Risk Assessment
5 9 (9.68%) ITIL
6 8 (8.60%) Mentoring
7 6 (6.45%) Demand Forecasting
7 6 (6.45%) eTOM
8 3 (3.23%) Software Engineering
8 3 (3.23%) Project Management
8 3 (3.23%) Validation
8 3 (3.23%) Migration
9 2 (2.15%) CRM
9 2 (2.15%) Deep Packet Inspection
9 2 (2.15%) Embedded Software Development
9 2 (2.15%) Performance Management
9 2 (2.15%) Reverse Engineering
9 2 (2.15%) Change Management
10 1 (1.08%) Network Architecture
10 1 (1.08%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.53%) C
2 6 (6.45%) Embedded C
3 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.08%) Perl
3 1 (1.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 54 (58.06%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (44.09%) CCIE
3 30 (32.26%) CISSP
4 28 (30.11%) CCNP
5 18 (19.35%) CCSP
5 18 (19.35%) Check Point Certification
6 15 (16.13%) CCDP
7 8 (8.60%) Security Cleared
8 7 (7.53%) SC Cleared
9 5 (5.38%) CCNA
10 3 (3.23%) CCIP
10 3 (3.23%) Degree
11 2 (2.15%) CCDE
11 2 (2.15%) BC Cleared
11 2 (2.15%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (22.58%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.15%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.08%) Snort
2 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (17.20%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 82 (88.17%) Cisco
2 66 (70.97%) CheckPoint
3 40 (43.01%) Juniper
4 20 (21.51%) F5
5 11 (11.83%) Nokia
6 10 (10.75%) Redback
7 9 (9.68%) Radware
8 8 (8.60%) Fortinet
9 7 (7.53%) Blue Coat
10 3 (3.23%) Ericsson
10 3 (3.23%) AlgoSec
10 3 (3.23%) Tufin
11 2 (2.15%) Microsoft
11 2 (2.15%) HP
12 1 (1.08%) Nortel
12 1 (1.08%) Genesys
12 1 (1.08%) Sourcefire
12 1 (1.08%) Tandberg
12 1 (1.08%) VMware
12 1 (1.08%) Mitel
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