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 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 101 93 70
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -23
Contract jobs citing OSPF 15 30 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.65% 1.16% 2.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.00% 5.31% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 14
Median daily rate £344 £365 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.82% -16.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £208 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £442 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.82% +19.57%
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
500 565 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.70% 21.92% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 273 242
Median daily rate £363 £340 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £208 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 19
Median hourly rate £37.50 £24.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% +37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.50 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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 August 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 24 August 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 +10 9 £423 +9.16% 2
Bracknell -3 3 £344 -
Slough +4 1 - -
Wokingham -10 1 £288 -
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 36 (94.74%) BGP
2 35 (92.11%) Cisco
3 26 (68.42%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (60.53%) CCNP
5 20 (52.63%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (47.37%) Firewall
6 18 (47.37%) EIGRP
7 17 (44.74%) CheckPoint
8 15 (39.47%) MPLS
8 15 (39.47%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (34.21%) Telecoms
9 13 (34.21%) TCP/IP
10 12 (31.58%) VPN
10 12 (31.58%) Juniper
11 11 (28.95%) RIP
11 11 (28.95%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (26.32%) Fortinet
12 10 (26.32%) IPsec
12 10 (26.32%) SNMP
12 10 (26.32%) WAN
13 9 (23.68%) Ethernet
13 9 (23.68%) DNS
13 9 (23.68%) VRRP
13 9 (23.68%) Wireless
13 9 (23.68%) Data Centre
14 8 (21.05%) Cisco Wireless
14 8 (21.05%) F5
14 8 (21.05%) BIG-IP
14 8 (21.05%) Nokia
14 8 (21.05%) CCIE

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 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (2.63%) Apache
2 1 (2.63%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (94.74%) BGP
2 20 (52.63%) Cisco ASA
3 18 (47.37%) EIGRP
3 18 (47.37%) Firewall
4 15 (39.47%) Cisco Nexus
4 15 (39.47%) MPLS
5 13 (34.21%) TCP/IP
6 12 (31.58%) VPN
7 11 (28.95%) Cisco IOS
7 11 (28.95%) RIP
8 10 (26.32%) IPsec
8 10 (26.32%) SNMP
8 10 (26.32%) WAN
9 9 (23.68%) DNS
9 9 (23.68%) Ethernet
9 9 (23.68%) VRRP
9 9 (23.68%) Wireless
10 8 (21.05%) BIG-IP
10 8 (21.05%) Cisco Wireless
11 7 (18.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 13 (34.21%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) Billing
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Back Office
3 2 (5.26%) Games
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (55.26%) Network Engineer
2 11 (28.95%) IP Engineer
3 9 (23.68%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (21.05%) Security Engineer
5 7 (18.42%) IP Security Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Design Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) IP Design Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) IP Network Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Juniper Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Switch Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Video On Demand Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Network Designer
9 1 (2.63%) Network Security Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) Silverlight
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Flex
2 1 (2.63%) CSS
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Data Centre
2 7 (18.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (5.26%) Digital TV
3 2 (5.26%) IPTV
3 2 (5.26%) MPEG
3 2 (5.26%) Streaming Video
3 2 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (5.26%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.63%) Eurex
4 1 (2.63%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.63%) STB
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
1 3 (7.89%) Unix
2 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) CentOS
3 1 (2.63%) FreeBSD
3 1 (2.63%) Solaris
3 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) DDoS Mitigation
1 7 (18.42%) Deep Packet Inspection
1 7 (18.42%) High Availability
1 7 (18.42%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 7 (18.42%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 3 (7.89%) Capacity Management
3 3 (7.89%) Migration
3 3 (7.89%) Network Design
3 3 (7.89%) Project Management
3 3 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.26%) CRM
4 2 (5.26%) Network Management
4 2 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (5.26%) Presales
4 2 (5.26%) Scrum
4 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.26%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (5.26%) Video Content Ingestion
4 2 (5.26%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) Perl
2 1 (2.63%) C
2 1 (2.63%) Java
2 1 (2.63%) PHP
2 1 (2.63%) Python
2 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (68.42%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (60.53%) CCNP
3 8 (21.05%) CCIE
4 7 (18.42%) CCSA
4 7 (18.42%) CCSE
4 7 (18.42%) CISSP
5 6 (15.79%) CCNA
5 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 3 (7.89%) JNCIP
6 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
7 2 (5.26%) CCDP
7 2 (5.26%) CCIP
7 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
7 2 (5.26%) JNCIS
7 2 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
8 1 (2.63%) Degree
8 1 (2.63%) HND
8 1 (2.63%) JNCIE
8 1 (2.63%) VCP4
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) ProxySG
2 3 (7.89%) vSphere
3 2 (5.26%) vCloud
4 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 35 (92.11%) Cisco
2 17 (44.74%) CheckPoint
3 12 (31.58%) Juniper
4 10 (26.32%) Fortinet
5 8 (21.05%) F5
5 8 (21.05%) Nokia
6 7 (18.42%) Blue Coat
7 5 (13.16%) Extreme Networks
8 4 (10.53%) VMware
9 2 (5.26%) Adobe
9 2 (5.26%) Apple
9 2 (5.26%) EMC
9 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
9 2 (5.26%) Tandberg
9 2 (5.26%) Tektronix
10 1 (2.63%) Dell
10 1 (2.63%) HP
10 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.63%) Oracle
10 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds