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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 60 112 81
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -31
Contract jobs citing OSPF 70 18 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.65% 0.69% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.20% 3.03% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £237 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £505 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £190.00
% change year-on-year
-83.33% -5.26%
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
686 594 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.93% 22.84% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 221 177
Average daily rate £350 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 38 35
Average hourly rate £36.00 £26.10 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -25.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +14 10 £369 -7.81% 5
Slough 0 6 £263 - 2
Bracknell +5 5 £225 -
Newbury - 2 - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 91 (87.50%) Cisco
2 79 (75.96%) Firewall
3 73 (70.19%) CheckPoint
4 67 (64.42%) Telecoms
5 57 (54.81%) BGP
6 56 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
7 49 (47.12%) VPN
8 42 (40.38%) RIP
9 38 (36.54%) CCNP
10 35 (33.65%) Network Security
11 32 (30.77%) MPLS
12 30 (28.85%) CISSP
12 30 (28.85%) LAN
12 30 (28.85%) Cisco ASA
13 29 (27.88%) Network Design
14 28 (26.92%) IPsec
15 27 (25.96%) Juniper
16 26 (25.00%) SC Cleared
16 26 (25.00%) Security Cleared
16 26 (25.00%) F5
17 24 (23.08%) EIGRP
17 24 (23.08%) WAN
18 22 (21.15%) Internet
18 22 (21.15%) CCIE
18 22 (21.15%) Risk Assessment
19 19 (18.27%) Wireless
19 19 (18.27%) ITIL
20 18 (17.31%) Linux
20 18 (17.31%) SSL
20 18 (17.31%) VLAN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (0.96%) Apache
1 1 (0.96%) Confluence
1 1 (0.96%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 79 (75.96%) Firewall
2 57 (54.81%) BGP
3 49 (47.12%) VPN
4 42 (40.38%) RIP
5 35 (33.65%) Network Security
6 32 (30.77%) MPLS
7 30 (28.85%) LAN
7 30 (28.85%) Cisco ASA
8 28 (26.92%) IPsec
9 24 (23.08%) EIGRP
9 24 (23.08%) WAN
10 22 (21.15%) Internet
11 19 (18.27%) Wireless
12 18 (17.31%) SSL
12 18 (17.31%) VLAN
13 17 (16.35%) DNS
14 14 (13.46%) WLAN
15 13 (12.50%) Ethernet
16 11 (10.58%) Cisco ISE
17 10 (9.62%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Subversion
1 1 (0.96%) Hudson
1 1 (0.96%) GDB
1 1 (0.96%) JIRA
1 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
General
1 67 (64.42%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.77%) Retail
3 4 (3.85%) Back Office
4 2 (1.92%) Billing
5 1 (0.96%) Finance
Job Titles
1 61 (58.65%) Design Engineer
2 56 (53.85%) IP Engineer
3 34 (32.69%) Network Engineer
4 29 (27.88%) Security Engineer
5 17 (16.35%) Network Design Engineer
6 16 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (7.69%) IP Network Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Network Design Specialist
8 5 (4.81%) Network Specialist
8 5 (4.81%) Consultant
9 4 (3.85%) Network Consultant
9 4 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Network Security Specialist
9 4 (3.85%) Security Specialist
10 3 (2.88%) Architect
10 3 (2.88%) Cisco Engineer
10 3 (2.88%) Support Engineer
11 2 (1.92%) Operations Engineer
11 2 (1.92%) Back Office Engineer
11 2 (1.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.42%) SecurID
2 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.96%) Wiki
3 1 (0.96%) Device Driver
3 1 (0.96%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.31%) Linux
2 1 (0.96%) Windows
2 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.96%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (27.88%) Network Design
2 22 (21.15%) Risk Assessment
3 19 (18.27%) ITIL
4 15 (14.42%) eTOM
5 11 (10.58%) Validation
5 11 (10.58%) Demand Forecasting
6 9 (8.65%) Migration
7 8 (7.69%) Network Management
7 8 (7.69%) Load Balancing
8 6 (5.77%) Reverse Engineering
9 3 (2.88%) Change Management
9 3 (2.88%) Network Architecture
9 3 (2.88%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (2.88%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (2.88%) Deep Packet Inspection
10 2 (1.92%) SIEM
10 2 (1.92%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (1.92%) Performance Management
10 2 (1.92%) CRM
11 1 (0.96%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.96%) C
1 1 (0.96%) Java
1 1 (0.96%) Perl
1 1 (0.96%) SQL
1 1 (0.96%) Embedded C
1 1 (0.96%) Ruby
1 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 56 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (36.54%) CCNP
3 30 (28.85%) CISSP
4 26 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 26 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 22 (21.15%) CCIE
6 16 (15.38%) Degree
7 14 (13.46%) CCNA
8 6 (5.77%) BC Cleared
9 3 (2.88%) CCSP
9 3 (2.88%) CCDP
9 3 (2.88%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (1.92%) CCIP
11 1 (0.96%) CCSE
11 1 (0.96%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.96%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.31%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.88%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.85%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.96%) Snort
2 1 (0.96%) Samba
2 1 (0.96%) XenServer
2 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.96%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 8 (7.69%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.88%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.96%) Puppet
3 1 (0.96%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 91 (87.50%) Cisco
2 73 (70.19%) CheckPoint
3 27 (25.96%) Juniper
4 26 (25.00%) F5
5 18 (17.31%) Fortinet
6 15 (14.42%) Tufin
6 15 (14.42%) AlgoSec
6 15 (14.42%) Microsoft
7 11 (10.58%) CA
8 5 (4.81%) Radware
8 5 (4.81%) Nokia
8 5 (4.81%) Redback
9 4 (3.85%) VMware
9 4 (3.85%) Blue Coat
10 3 (2.88%) Citrix
10 3 (2.88%) BT
11 1 (0.96%) Nortel
11 1 (0.96%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.96%) BMC
11 1 (0.96%) Sourcefire
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