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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 98 91 104
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Contract jobs citing OSPF 33 36 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.18% 1.34% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.44% 5.68% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 5
Average daily rate
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£488 £253 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.06% -15.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £301
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.88 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.88 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.49% -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
743 634 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.56% 23.53% 25.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 227 203
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 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 33 20
Average hourly rate £36.00 £18.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.00 £20.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 1 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 1 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 -9 5 - - 9
Bracknell +1 3 - - 1
Maidenhead -2 3 £283 -4.23%
Windsor -2 3 - -
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 89 (85.58%) Cisco
2 72 (69.23%) Firewall
3 68 (65.38%) Cisco Certification
4 65 (62.50%) BGP
5 60 (57.69%) CheckPoint
5 60 (57.69%) Telecoms
6 51 (49.04%) VPN
7 48 (46.15%) CCNP
8 43 (41.35%) MPLS
9 42 (40.38%) RIP
10 36 (34.62%) Network Security
11 32 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
11 32 (30.77%) LAN
12 31 (29.81%) CISSP
12 31 (29.81%) Juniper
13 30 (28.85%) IPsec
14 28 (26.92%) CCIE
15 27 (25.96%) EIGRP
15 27 (25.96%) SC Cleared
15 27 (25.96%) Security Cleared
16 25 (24.04%) F5
16 25 (24.04%) WAN
17 23 (22.12%) Network Design
18 22 (21.15%) Risk Assessment
18 22 (21.15%) Internet
19 20 (19.23%) Wireless
19 20 (19.23%) PCI DSS
20 19 (18.27%) Linux
21 18 (17.31%) ITIL
21 18 (17.31%) Microsoft

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (3.85%) Lync
2 2 (1.92%) MediaWiki
2 2 (1.92%) Confluence
2 2 (1.92%) CMS
2 2 (1.92%) Apache
3 1 (0.96%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 72 (69.23%) Firewall
2 65 (62.50%) BGP
3 51 (49.04%) VPN
4 43 (41.35%) MPLS
5 42 (40.38%) RIP
6 36 (34.62%) Network Security
7 32 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
7 32 (30.77%) LAN
8 30 (28.85%) IPsec
9 27 (25.96%) EIGRP
10 25 (24.04%) WAN
11 22 (21.15%) Internet
12 20 (19.23%) Wireless
13 17 (16.35%) SSL
14 16 (15.38%) VLAN
15 14 (13.46%) WLAN
16 13 (12.50%) Ethernet
17 12 (11.54%) SNMP
18 11 (10.58%) TCP/IP
18 11 (10.58%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.96%) MySQL
2 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.92%) JIRA
1 2 (1.92%) Hudson
1 2 (1.92%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.92%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.92%) Subversion
General
1 60 (57.69%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.77%) Retail
3 3 (2.88%) Games
4 2 (1.92%) Back Office
4 2 (1.92%) Billing
5 1 (0.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 49 (47.12%) Design Engineer
2 47 (45.19%) IP Engineer
3 37 (35.58%) Network Engineer
4 25 (24.04%) Security Engineer
5 15 (14.42%) Network Security Engineer
6 13 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
7 8 (7.69%) IP Network Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Network Specialist
8 5 (4.81%) Architect
8 5 (4.81%) Network Design Specialist
9 4 (3.85%) Consultant
9 4 (3.85%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Security Specialist
9 4 (3.85%) Network Security Specialist
10 3 (2.88%) Network Consultant
11 2 (1.92%) AWS Architect
11 2 (1.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 2 (1.92%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.92%) Silverlight
2 1 (0.96%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.46%) SecurID
2 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.92%) IPTV
3 2 (1.92%) Wiki
3 2 (1.92%) Video on Demand
3 2 (1.92%) Streaming Video
3 2 (1.92%) STB
3 2 (1.92%) DTV
3 2 (1.92%) MPEG
4 1 (0.96%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.27%) Linux
2 3 (2.88%) Windows
3 2 (1.92%) CentOS
3 2 (1.92%) UNIX
4 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.96%) Debian
4 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.96%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.12%) Network Design
2 22 (21.15%) Risk Assessment
3 18 (17.31%) ITIL
4 14 (13.46%) eTOM
5 13 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 13 (12.50%) Validation
6 10 (9.62%) Demand Forecasting
6 10 (9.62%) Migration
7 8 (7.69%) Network Management
7 8 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (5.77%) Reverse Engineering
9 3 (2.88%) CRM
9 3 (2.88%) Change Management
9 3 (2.88%) Network Architecture
9 3 (2.88%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (2.88%) Deep Packet Inspection
10 2 (1.92%) DevOps
10 2 (1.92%) Performance Management
10 2 (1.92%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (1.92%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.88%) SQL
2 2 (1.92%) Ruby
2 2 (1.92%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.92%) Java
2 2 (1.92%) Perl
3 1 (0.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 68 (65.38%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (46.15%) CCNP
3 31 (29.81%) CISSP
4 28 (26.92%) CCIE
5 27 (25.96%) SC Cleared
5 27 (25.96%) Security Cleared
6 17 (16.35%) CCNA
6 17 (16.35%) Degree
7 7 (6.73%) BC Cleared
8 5 (4.81%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (4.81%) CCDP
8 5 (4.81%) CCSP
9 3 (2.88%) CCSE
9 3 (2.88%) CCSA
10 1 (0.96%) CCIP
10 1 (0.96%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (19.23%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.88%) SLA
3 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) ProxySG
2 2 (1.92%) iptables
2 2 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.92%) Postfix
2 2 (1.92%) XenServer
2 2 (1.92%) Samba
3 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (7.69%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.88%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.92%) Puppet
4 2 (1.92%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.96%) Salt
Vendors
1 89 (85.58%) Cisco
2 60 (57.69%) CheckPoint
3 31 (29.81%) Juniper
4 25 (24.04%) F5
5 18 (17.31%) Microsoft
6 17 (16.35%) Fortinet
7 14 (13.46%) Tufin
7 14 (13.46%) AlgoSec
8 11 (10.58%) CA
9 5 (4.81%) Nokia
9 5 (4.81%) Citrix
9 5 (4.81%) Redback
9 5 (4.81%) VMware
9 5 (4.81%) Radware
10 3 (2.88%) Blue Coat
10 3 (2.88%) BT
10 3 (2.88%) Huawei
11 2 (1.92%) Tektronix
11 2 (1.92%) Adobe
11 2 (1.92%) Red Hat