The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 97 99 74
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -25
Contract jobs citing OSPF 28 18 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.18% 0.75% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.03% 3.07% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 9
Median daily rate £428 £283 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.41% -19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £248 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £364 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 £351
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+59.43% -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
557 586 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.39% 24.36% 25.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 237 213
Median daily rate £363 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £36.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.72% +105.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.75 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +11 16 £433 - 3
Maidenhead -2 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 £288 -
Bracknell - 1 £338 - 1
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 49 (89.09%) BGP
2 43 (78.18%) Cisco
3 27 (49.09%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (45.45%) MPLS
5 24 (43.64%) EIGRP
5 24 (43.64%) VPN
6 23 (41.82%) CCNP
7 21 (38.18%) Firewall
7 21 (38.18%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (36.36%) CheckPoint
8 20 (36.36%) DNS
8 20 (36.36%) TCP/IP
9 19 (34.55%) Juniper
9 19 (34.55%) IPsec
10 18 (32.73%) Telecoms
11 17 (30.91%) VRRP
11 17 (30.91%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (27.27%) WAN
13 14 (25.45%) SNMP
14 13 (23.64%) RIP
14 13 (23.64%) Ethernet
15 12 (21.82%) Cisco IOS
15 12 (21.82%) HSRP
15 12 (21.82%) Wireless
16 11 (20.00%) VLAN
17 10 (18.18%) Fortinet
17 10 (18.18%) Nokia
17 10 (18.18%) F5
17 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
18 8 (14.55%) xDSL

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.45%) CMS
2 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 49 (89.09%) BGP
2 25 (45.45%) MPLS
3 24 (43.64%) EIGRP
3 24 (43.64%) VPN
4 21 (38.18%) Cisco ASA
4 21 (38.18%) Firewall
5 20 (36.36%) DNS
5 20 (36.36%) TCP/IP
6 19 (34.55%) IPsec
7 17 (30.91%) Cisco Nexus
7 17 (30.91%) VRRP
8 15 (27.27%) WAN
9 14 (25.45%) SNMP
10 13 (23.64%) Ethernet
10 13 (23.64%) RIP
11 12 (21.82%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (21.82%) HSRP
11 12 (21.82%) Wireless
12 11 (20.00%) VLAN
13 8 (14.55%) Cisco PIX
General
1 18 (32.73%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.27%) Games
3 3 (5.45%) Billing
4 2 (3.64%) Back Office
4 2 (3.64%) Finance
4 2 (3.64%) Retail
5 1 (1.82%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 13 (23.64%) IP Engineer
3 10 (18.18%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) Security Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) IP Security Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Design Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) IP Design Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Architect
7 5 (9.09%) Designer
7 5 (9.09%) IP Designer
7 5 (9.09%) Network Designer
8 4 (7.27%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) IP Network Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Network Architect
8 4 (7.27%) Transmission Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Test Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) Network Design Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) Network Support
10 2 (3.64%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) Silverlight
1 4 (7.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
1 7 (12.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.27%) DTV
3 4 (7.27%) IPTV
3 4 (7.27%) MPEG
3 4 (7.27%) Streaming Video
3 4 (7.27%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.82%) Eurex
4 1 (1.82%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.82%) STB
4 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Unix
2 3 (5.45%) Linux
3 2 (3.64%) Windows
4 1 (1.82%) CentOS
4 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.73%) DDoS Mitigation
1 7 (12.73%) Deep Packet Inspection
1 7 (12.73%) High Availability
1 7 (12.73%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 7 (12.73%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 5 (9.09%) Network Design
3 4 (7.27%) Load Balancing
3 4 (7.27%) Migration
3 4 (7.27%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (7.27%) Network Planning
3 4 (7.27%) Validation
3 4 (7.27%) Video Processing
4 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.45%) Business Process Improvement
4 3 (5.45%) DRM
4 3 (5.45%) Process Improvement
4 3 (5.45%) Quality Management
4 3 (5.45%) Scrum
4 3 (5.45%) Video Content Ingestion
5 2 (3.64%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.82%) Perl
1 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (49.09%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (41.82%) CCNP
3 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 8 (14.55%) CCIE
5 7 (12.73%) CCSA
5 7 (12.73%) CCSE
5 7 (12.73%) CISSP
5 7 (12.73%) JNCIP
5 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
6 6 (10.91%) DV Cleared
7 3 (5.45%) CCNA
7 3 (5.45%) JNCIS
8 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.82%) CCDP
9 1 (1.82%) CCIP
9 1 (1.82%) Degree
9 1 (1.82%) HND
9 1 (1.82%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.82%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.64%) vCloud
2 2 (3.64%) vSphere
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.64%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 43 (78.18%) Cisco
2 20 (36.36%) CheckPoint
3 19 (34.55%) Juniper
4 10 (18.18%) F5
4 10 (18.18%) Fortinet
4 10 (18.18%) Nokia
5 7 (12.73%) Blue Coat
6 4 (7.27%) Adobe
6 4 (7.27%) Apple
6 4 (7.27%) Extreme Networks
7 3 (5.45%) Tektronix
7 3 (5.45%) VMware
8 2 (3.64%) Huawei
8 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.64%) Nortel
9 1 (1.82%) EMC
9 1 (1.82%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.82%) Tandberg