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 July 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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 64 109 75
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -34
Contract jobs citing OSPF 56 14 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.23% 0.58% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.81% 2.20% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 5
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £285 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £385 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.03%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
636 637 991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.29% 26.26% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 207 204
Average daily rate £338 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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
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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 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
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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 +19 16 £338 +3.92% 1
Bracknell +7 2 - -
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - - 3
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 74 (76.29%) Cisco
2 63 (64.95%) BGP
2 63 (64.95%) Firewall
3 61 (62.89%) Telecoms
4 58 (59.79%) MPLS
5 56 (57.73%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (56.70%) CheckPoint
7 46 (47.42%) VPN
8 41 (42.27%) Network Design
9 39 (40.21%) CCIE
10 34 (35.05%) Juniper
11 31 (31.96%) CISSP
11 31 (31.96%) CCNP
12 30 (30.93%) Cisco ASA
13 28 (28.87%) Cisco PIX
13 28 (28.87%) VoIP
13 28 (28.87%) IPsec
14 25 (25.77%) Network Management
15 24 (24.74%) SNMP
16 23 (23.71%) Ethernet
17 22 (22.68%) Network Security
18 20 (20.62%) PCI DSS
18 20 (20.62%) F5
19 19 (19.59%) DNS
19 19 (19.59%) CCSP
20 18 (18.56%) FWSM
21 17 (17.53%) Check Point Certification
22 15 (15.46%) CCDP
23 14 (14.43%) HSRP
23 14 (14.43%) FortiGate

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 12 (12.37%) Apache
2 1 (1.03%) IIS
2 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (10.31%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.22%) MS Office
3 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 63 (64.95%) BGP
1 63 (64.95%) Firewall
2 58 (59.79%) MPLS
3 46 (47.42%) VPN
4 30 (30.93%) Cisco ASA
5 28 (28.87%) Cisco PIX
5 28 (28.87%) VoIP
5 28 (28.87%) IPsec
6 24 (24.74%) SNMP
7 23 (23.71%) Ethernet
8 22 (22.68%) Network Security
9 19 (19.59%) DNS
10 18 (18.56%) FWSM
11 14 (14.43%) HSRP
11 14 (14.43%) LTE
12 13 (13.40%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (13.40%) RIP
12 13 (13.40%) VRRP
13 12 (12.37%) RSVP
13 12 (12.37%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (5.15%) GDB
General
1 61 (62.89%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.12%) Finance
3 1 (1.03%) Back Office
3 1 (1.03%) Legal
3 1 (1.03%) Local Government
3 1 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (54.64%) Design Engineer
2 42 (43.30%) IP Engineer
3 28 (28.87%) Network Engineer
4 22 (22.68%) Security Engineer
5 16 (16.49%) Network Design Engineer
6 11 (11.34%) Test Engineer
7 10 (10.31%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (8.25%) RAN Engineer
9 7 (7.22%) Consultant
10 6 (6.19%) Senior Design Engineer
10 6 (6.19%) Network Consultant
11 5 (5.15%) Firewall Engineer
12 4 (4.12%) IP Network Engineer
12 4 (4.12%) Security Consultant
13 3 (3.09%) NOC Engineer
13 3 (3.09%) Senior Security Engineer
13 3 (3.09%) Senior Network Design Engineer
13 3 (3.09%) Network Security Consultant
13 3 (3.09%) Embedded C Engineer
13 3 (3.09%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.06%) CSS
2 1 (1.03%) .NET
2 1 (1.03%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.09%) SecurID
2 1 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.12%) UNIX
2 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.03%) Windows
2 1 (1.03%) Linux
2 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (42.27%) Network Design
2 25 (25.77%) Network Management
3 13 (13.40%) Load Balancing
4 12 (12.37%) Risk Assessment
5 10 (10.31%) ITIL
6 7 (7.22%) Capacity Management
7 6 (6.19%) Demand Forecasting
7 6 (6.19%) eTOM
8 4 (4.12%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (4.12%) Migration
9 3 (3.09%) Validation
9 3 (3.09%) Change Management
10 2 (2.06%) Embedded Software Development
10 2 (2.06%) Service Delivery
10 2 (2.06%) Project Management
11 1 (1.03%) Data Security
11 1 (1.03%) DoDAF
11 1 (1.03%) Incident Management
11 1 (1.03%) Project Planning
11 1 (1.03%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.22%) SQL
1 7 (7.22%) VB
2 5 (5.15%) C
3 4 (4.12%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.03%) Perl
4 1 (1.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 56 (57.73%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (40.21%) CCIE
3 31 (31.96%) CISSP
3 31 (31.96%) CCNP
4 19 (19.59%) CCSP
5 17 (17.53%) Check Point Certification
6 15 (15.46%) CCDP
7 10 (10.31%) Security Cleared
8 9 (9.28%) SC Cleared
9 8 (8.25%) CCNA
10 6 (6.19%) CCIP
11 3 (3.09%) Degree
11 3 (3.09%) BC Cleared
12 2 (2.06%) CCDE
12 2 (2.06%) CCA
13 1 (1.03%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (20.62%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.03%) SLA
2 1 (1.03%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (14.43%) FortiGate
2 7 (7.22%) OPNET
Vendors
1 74 (76.29%) Cisco
2 55 (56.70%) CheckPoint
3 34 (35.05%) Juniper
4 20 (20.62%) F5
5 10 (10.31%) Nokia
6 8 (8.25%) Nortel
6 8 (8.25%) Redback
6 8 (8.25%) Huawei
6 8 (8.25%) Fortinet
7 7 (7.22%) Radware
7 7 (7.22%) BT
7 7 (7.22%) Business Objects
8 6 (6.19%) Blue Coat
9 3 (3.09%) Microsoft
9 3 (3.09%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (3.09%) Ericsson
9 3 (3.09%) Tufin
9 3 (3.09%) AlgoSec
10 2 (2.06%) HP
10 2 (2.06%) Mitel
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