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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 92 66 110
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +44
Contract jobs citing OSPF 33 58 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.25% 2.39% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.70% 8.95% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.38% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £299 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £489 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £41.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +25.00%
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
579 648 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.95% 26.70% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 240 228
Average daily rate £335 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £59.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 13 £388 -10.91% 8
Slough - 6 £208 -
Windsor -3 2 - -
Bracknell -9 2 - - 1
Wokingham - 1 - -
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 56 (93.33%) BGP
2 50 (83.33%) Cisco
3 37 (61.67%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (58.33%) Firewall
4 35 (58.33%) MPLS
5 29 (48.33%) CheckPoint
5 29 (48.33%) CCNP
6 24 (40.00%) TCP/IP
7 23 (38.33%) LAN
8 22 (36.67%) Telecoms
9 21 (35.00%) F5
10 20 (33.33%) Load Balancing
10 20 (33.33%) VPN
10 20 (33.33%) Juniper
11 19 (31.67%) Network Design
11 19 (31.67%) VLAN
12 15 (25.00%) CCIE
12 15 (25.00%) Security Cleared
12 15 (25.00%) Data Centre
13 14 (23.33%) RIP
13 14 (23.33%) EIGRP
13 14 (23.33%) WAN
13 14 (23.33%) Ethernet
13 14 (23.33%) SC Cleared
14 13 (21.67%) DNS
15 12 (20.00%) Network Security
15 12 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (18.33%) Linux
16 11 (18.33%) CCNA
16 11 (18.33%) HP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 2 (3.33%) CMS
1 2 (3.33%) Lync
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.67%) MS Office
3 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 56 (93.33%) BGP
2 35 (58.33%) MPLS
2 35 (58.33%) Firewall
3 24 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 23 (38.33%) LAN
5 20 (33.33%) VPN
6 19 (31.67%) VLAN
7 14 (23.33%) EIGRP
7 14 (23.33%) WAN
7 14 (23.33%) Ethernet
7 14 (23.33%) RIP
8 13 (21.67%) DNS
9 12 (20.00%) Network Security
9 12 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
10 10 (16.67%) 4G
10 10 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (16.67%) SNMP
10 10 (16.67%) DHCP
11 8 (13.33%) Broadband
General
1 22 (36.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.00%) Games
3 2 (3.33%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Billing
3 2 (3.33%) Electronics
4 1 (1.67%) Back Office
4 1 (1.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (43.33%) Network Engineer
2 13 (21.67%) IP Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) Design Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Network Operations Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Security Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Network Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Network Specialist
8 2 (3.33%) IP Network Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Network Design Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Security Specialist
8 2 (3.33%) Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
9 1 (1.67%) Security Consultant
9 1 (1.67%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) CSS
2 2 (3.33%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.33%) Video on Demand
4 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.33%) PKI
4 2 (3.33%) IPTV
4 2 (3.33%) MPEG
4 2 (3.33%) DTV
4 2 (3.33%) Streaming Video
4 2 (3.33%) STB
5 1 (1.67%) SecurID
5 1 (1.67%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.33%) Linux
2 5 (8.33%) UNIX
3 3 (5.00%) Windows
4 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 19 (31.67%) Network Design
3 8 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.00%) CRM
5 3 (5.00%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.33%) ITIL
6 2 (3.33%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 2 (3.33%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (3.33%) Video Processing
6 2 (3.33%) Network Management
6 2 (3.33%) DRM
6 2 (3.33%) Validation
6 2 (3.33%) Migration
6 2 (3.33%) Scrum
6 2 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.67%) Data Management
7 1 (1.67%) Time Management
7 1 (1.67%) Network Planning
7 1 (1.67%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.33%) Perl
2 1 (1.67%) SQL
2 1 (1.67%) Python
2 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (61.67%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (48.33%) CCNP
3 15 (25.00%) CCIE
3 15 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 14 (23.33%) SC Cleared
5 11 (18.33%) CCNA
6 6 (10.00%) Degree
7 5 (8.33%) CISSP
8 3 (5.00%) CCSE
8 3 (5.00%) CCDP
9 2 (3.33%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (3.33%) CCSA
9 2 (3.33%) CCSP
9 2 (3.33%) BC Cleared
10 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.67%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.67%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) OpenView
1 6 (10.00%) Cacti
1 6 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.67%) Iperf
3 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 50 (83.33%) Cisco
2 29 (48.33%) CheckPoint
3 21 (35.00%) F5
4 20 (33.33%) Juniper
5 11 (18.33%) HP
6 5 (8.33%) VMware
7 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (5.00%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.33%) ProCurve
9 2 (3.33%) Radware
9 2 (3.33%) Adobe
9 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.33%) Apple
9 2 (3.33%) Aerohive Networks
9 2 (3.33%) Blue Coat
9 2 (3.33%) Huawei
9 2 (3.33%) Brocade
9 2 (3.33%) Tektronix
9 2 (3.33%) Citrix
10 1 (1.67%) Tufin
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