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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 94 84 109
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +25
Contract jobs citing OSPF 29 33 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.14% 1.30% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.38% 5.78% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 1
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£351 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.11% -6.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £320
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.88 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.88 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+25.56% -14.23%
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
662 571 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.09% 22.56% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 193 179
Average daily rate £310 £290 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 19
Average hourly rate £39.00 £20.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.50 £12.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £30.00 £93.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 -1 6 - - 5
Maidenhead +7 3 £283 -
Windsor -6 3 - -
Bracknell +1 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - - 1
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 74 (82.22%) Cisco
2 63 (70.00%) BGP
3 62 (68.89%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (65.56%) Firewall
5 51 (56.67%) Telecoms
6 46 (51.11%) CheckPoint
7 45 (50.00%) CCNP
8 44 (48.89%) MPLS
9 39 (43.33%) VPN
10 32 (35.56%) RIP
11 30 (33.33%) Network Security
12 29 (32.22%) LAN
13 28 (31.11%) Cisco ASA
14 27 (30.00%) CCIE
14 27 (30.00%) Juniper
15 25 (27.78%) IPsec
16 24 (26.67%) EIGRP
16 24 (26.67%) CISSP
16 24 (26.67%) WAN
17 23 (25.56%) Network Design
18 21 (23.33%) F5
19 20 (22.22%) SC Cleared
19 20 (22.22%) Security Cleared
19 20 (22.22%) Wireless
20 16 (17.78%) CCNA
20 16 (17.78%) Internet
21 15 (16.67%) Linux
21 15 (16.67%) PCI DSS
21 15 (16.67%) Load Balancing
22 14 (15.56%) Degree

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (4.44%) Lync
2 2 (2.22%) MediaWiki
2 2 (2.22%) Confluence
2 2 (2.22%) Apache
2 2 (2.22%) CMS
3 1 (1.11%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) MS Office
2 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 63 (70.00%) BGP
2 59 (65.56%) Firewall
3 44 (48.89%) MPLS
4 39 (43.33%) VPN
5 32 (35.56%) RIP
6 30 (33.33%) Network Security
7 29 (32.22%) LAN
8 28 (31.11%) Cisco ASA
9 25 (27.78%) IPsec
10 24 (26.67%) EIGRP
10 24 (26.67%) WAN
11 20 (22.22%) Wireless
12 16 (17.78%) Internet
13 14 (15.56%) SNMP
14 13 (14.44%) Ethernet
15 11 (12.22%) SSL
15 11 (12.22%) WLAN
16 10 (11.11%) TCP/IP
16 10 (11.11%) VLAN
16 10 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.11%) MySQL
2 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.22%) Hudson
1 2 (2.22%) JIRA
1 2 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 51 (56.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.44%) Retail
3 3 (3.33%) Games
4 2 (2.22%) Billing
4 2 (2.22%) Back Office
5 1 (1.11%) Electronics
5 1 (1.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (40.00%) Design Engineer
1 36 (40.00%) IP Engineer
2 31 (34.44%) Network Engineer
3 16 (17.78%) Security Engineer
4 9 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 9 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (7.78%) IP Network Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Network Specialist
6 6 (6.67%) Architect
7 5 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) Network Design Specialist
8 4 (4.44%) Network Security Specialist
8 4 (4.44%) Security Specialist
8 4 (4.44%) Network Architect
8 4 (4.44%) Consultant
9 3 (3.33%) Network Consultant
9 3 (3.33%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Test Engineer
10 2 (2.22%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) Silverlight
2 1 (1.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) SecurID
2 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.22%) Video on Demand
3 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.22%) Wiki
3 2 (2.22%) IPTV
3 2 (2.22%) DTV
3 2 (2.22%) MPEG
3 2 (2.22%) STB
3 2 (2.22%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (3.33%) UNIX
2 3 (3.33%) Windows
3 2 (2.22%) CentOS
4 1 (1.11%) Debian
4 1 (1.11%) HPUX
4 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.56%) Network Design
2 15 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 13 (14.44%) Risk Assessment
4 12 (13.33%) ITIL
5 11 (12.22%) Validation
6 9 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (10.00%) eTOM
6 9 (10.00%) Migration
7 7 (7.78%) Network Management
8 5 (5.56%) Reverse Engineering
8 5 (5.56%) Demand Forecasting
9 4 (4.44%) DDoS Mitigation
10 3 (3.33%) CRM
10 3 (3.33%) Network Architecture
10 3 (3.33%) Performance Analysis
11 2 (2.22%) Deep Packet Inspection
11 2 (2.22%) DevOps
11 2 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (2.22%) Capacity Management
11 2 (2.22%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
1 2 (2.22%) Ruby
1 2 (2.22%) Java
1 2 (2.22%) Perl
1 2 (2.22%) SQL
2 1 (1.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 62 (68.89%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (50.00%) CCNP
3 27 (30.00%) CCIE
4 24 (26.67%) CISSP
5 20 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 20 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 16 (17.78%) CCNA
7 14 (15.56%) Degree
8 6 (6.67%) BC Cleared
8 6 (6.67%) CCDP
9 5 (5.56%) CCSP
9 5 (5.56%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (2.22%) CCSA
10 2 (2.22%) CCSE
11 1 (1.11%) CCIP
11 1 (1.11%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.33%) SLA
3 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.22%) iptables
2 2 (2.22%) Postfix
2 2 (2.22%) XenServer
2 2 (2.22%) ProxySG
2 2 (2.22%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) TrustSec
2 7 (7.78%) FortiGate
3 4 (4.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.22%) ZABBIX
4 2 (2.22%) Puppet
5 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.11%) Iperf
5 1 (1.11%) Salt
5 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 74 (82.22%) Cisco
2 46 (51.11%) CheckPoint
3 27 (30.00%) Juniper
4 21 (23.33%) F5
5 13 (14.44%) Microsoft
6 12 (13.33%) Fortinet
7 9 (10.00%) AlgoSec
7 9 (10.00%) Tufin
7 9 (10.00%) CA
8 5 (5.56%) Radware
8 5 (5.56%) Redback
8 5 (5.56%) Citrix
8 5 (5.56%) Nokia
9 4 (4.44%) VMware
10 3 (3.33%) BT
10 3 (3.33%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.33%) Huawei
11 2 (2.22%) Tektronix
11 2 (2.22%) Apple
11 2 (2.22%) Adobe