The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 88 95 48
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -47
Contract jobs citing OSPF 41 23 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.51% 0.93% 3.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.46% 3.55% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 9
Average daily rate £225 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £300 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £350 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £365
% change year-on-year
+33.22% -17.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £103.94 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £103.94 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+219.80% +44.44%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
635 647 997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.31% 26.04% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 206 215
Average daily rate £280 £285 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% -1.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £173 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £410 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 20 27
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £21.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
OSPF
South East

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

OSPF Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -9 11 £280 -6.66% 1
Bracknell -4 1 - -
Slough - - - - 1
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 44 (80.00%) BGP
2 42 (76.36%) MPLS
3 41 (74.55%) Telecoms
4 38 (69.09%) VPN
5 34 (61.82%) Cisco
6 29 (52.73%) Ethernet
7 28 (50.91%) Firewall
8 26 (47.27%) Network Design
8 26 (47.27%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (40.00%) CheckPoint
10 20 (36.36%) HSRP
11 19 (34.55%) VRRP
12 18 (32.73%) LTE
13 17 (30.91%) Radio Access Network
13 17 (30.91%) RSVP
13 17 (30.91%) 2G
13 17 (30.91%) 3G
13 17 (30.91%) ATM
14 16 (29.09%) CCNP
15 15 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (27.27%) LAN
15 15 (27.27%) WAN
15 15 (27.27%) DNS
16 14 (25.45%) SDH
16 14 (25.45%) IPsec
17 13 (23.64%) CCIE
17 13 (23.64%) Juniper
17 13 (23.64%) F5
18 12 (21.82%) VoIP
18 12 (21.82%) MS Office

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (10.91%) Apache
2 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (21.82%) MS Office
2 10 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.45%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 44 (80.00%) BGP
2 42 (76.36%) MPLS
3 38 (69.09%) VPN
4 29 (52.73%) Ethernet
5 28 (50.91%) Firewall
6 20 (36.36%) HSRP
7 19 (34.55%) VRRP
8 18 (32.73%) LTE
9 17 (30.91%) 2G
9 17 (30.91%) Radio Access Network
9 17 (30.91%) RSVP
9 17 (30.91%) 3G
9 17 (30.91%) ATM
10 15 (27.27%) LAN
10 15 (27.27%) WAN
10 15 (27.27%) DNS
10 15 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (25.45%) IPsec
11 14 (25.45%) SDH
12 12 (21.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) MS Access
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
General
1 41 (74.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.82%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Legal
2 1 (1.82%) Retail
2 1 (1.82%) Local Government
2 1 (1.82%) Japanese Language
2 1 (1.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (50.91%) Design Engineer
2 21 (38.18%) Network Engineer
3 16 (29.09%) IP Engineer
4 12 (21.82%) Security Engineer
4 12 (21.82%) Network Design Engineer
5 10 (18.18%) RAN Engineer
5 10 (18.18%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Senior IP Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Design Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) IP Network Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Network Architect
7 2 (3.64%) NOC Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Network Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Services Delivery Manager
8 1 (1.82%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) .NET
1 1 (1.82%) FIX Protocol
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (3.64%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) Linux
2 1 (1.82%) UNIX
2 1 (1.82%) CentOS
2 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (47.27%) Network Design
2 11 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 10 (18.18%) Network Management
4 7 (12.73%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (10.91%) Migration
6 4 (7.27%) ITIL
7 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.45%) Network Architecture
8 2 (3.64%) Change Control
8 2 (3.64%) Project Management
8 2 (3.64%) Service Management
8 2 (3.64%) Risk Assessment
9 1 (1.82%) TOGAF
9 1 (1.82%) Change Management
9 1 (1.82%) Data Security
9 1 (1.82%) Validation
9 1 (1.82%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.82%) DoDAF
9 1 (1.82%) Incident Management
9 1 (1.82%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.36%) VB
2 7 (12.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (47.27%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (29.09%) CCNP
3 13 (23.64%) CCIE
4 11 (20.00%) CCNA
4 11 (20.00%) CISSP
5 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
5 8 (14.55%) CCSP
6 7 (12.73%) CCDP
6 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
7 6 (10.91%) BC Cleared
7 6 (10.91%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (9.09%) CCIP
9 2 (3.64%) CCSA
9 2 (3.64%) CCDE
9 2 (3.64%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) COBIT
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.82%) WSUS
2 1 (1.82%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 34 (61.82%) Cisco
2 22 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 13 (23.64%) Juniper
3 13 (23.64%) F5
4 10 (18.18%) Huawei
5 9 (16.36%) Nortel
6 8 (14.55%) OPNET
7 7 (12.73%) Business Objects
7 7 (12.73%) BT
8 4 (7.27%) Blue Coat
8 4 (7.27%) Nokia
9 3 (5.45%) VMware
9 3 (5.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
9 3 (5.45%) HP
9 3 (5.45%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.64%) EMC
10 2 (3.64%) Ericsson
11 1 (1.82%) Mitel
11 1 (1.82%) Redback