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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 102 95 71
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -24
Contract jobs citing OSPF 20 25 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.83% 0.98% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.69% 4.12% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 11
Median daily rate £350 £275 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -21.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £208 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £429 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+53.33% -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
542 607 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.57% 23.86% 25.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 268 202
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £208 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 15
Median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.57% +48.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.37 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +9 12 £428 -13.58% 2
Bracknell -10 2 £344 -
Slough +6 1 - -
Wokingham -8 1 £288 -
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 44 (95.65%) BGP
2 40 (86.96%) Cisco
3 30 (65.22%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (56.52%) CCNP
4 26 (56.52%) EIGRP
5 20 (43.48%) MPLS
6 19 (41.30%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (39.13%) Firewall
7 18 (39.13%) IPsec
8 17 (36.96%) CheckPoint
8 17 (36.96%) TCP/IP
8 17 (36.96%) VPN
9 16 (34.78%) Juniper
9 16 (34.78%) Telecoms
10 15 (32.61%) WAN
10 15 (32.61%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (30.43%) DNS
12 13 (28.26%) VRRP
12 13 (28.26%) Wireless
13 11 (23.91%) RIP
13 11 (23.91%) SNMP
13 11 (23.91%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
14 10 (21.74%) Ethernet
14 10 (21.74%) Fortinet
15 8 (17.39%) BIG-IP
15 8 (17.39%) Nokia
15 8 (17.39%) Internet
15 8 (17.39%) CCIE
15 8 (17.39%) Network Security

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 2 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (2.17%) Apache
2 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 44 (95.65%) BGP
2 26 (56.52%) EIGRP
3 20 (43.48%) MPLS
4 19 (41.30%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (39.13%) Firewall
5 18 (39.13%) IPsec
6 17 (36.96%) TCP/IP
6 17 (36.96%) VPN
7 15 (32.61%) Cisco Nexus
7 15 (32.61%) WAN
8 14 (30.43%) DNS
9 13 (28.26%) VRRP
9 13 (28.26%) Wireless
10 11 (23.91%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (23.91%) RIP
10 11 (23.91%) SNMP
11 10 (21.74%) Ethernet
12 8 (17.39%) BIG-IP
12 8 (17.39%) Internet
12 8 (17.39%) Network Security
General
1 16 (34.78%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.52%) Billing
3 2 (4.35%) Back Office
3 2 (4.35%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Games
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (45.65%) Network Engineer
2 11 (23.91%) IP Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (17.39%) Security Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) IP Security Engineer
6 6 (13.04%) Architect
7 5 (10.87%) Designer
7 5 (10.87%) IP Designer
7 5 (10.87%) Network Designer
8 4 (8.70%) Network Architect
9 3 (6.52%) Design Engineer
9 3 (6.52%) IP Design Engineer
10 2 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
10 2 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 2 (4.35%) Juniper Engineer
10 2 (4.35%) NOC Engineer
10 2 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
10 2 (4.35%) Video On Demand Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) Silverlight
2 1 (2.17%) Apache Flex
2 1 (2.17%) CSS
2 1 (2.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.35%) Digital TV
4 2 (4.35%) IPTV
4 2 (4.35%) MPEG
4 2 (4.35%) Streaming Video
4 2 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.35%) Video on Demand
5 1 (2.17%) Eurex
5 1 (2.17%) FlexPod
5 1 (2.17%) STB
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Unix
2 2 (4.35%) Linux
2 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.17%) CentOS
3 1 (2.17%) FreeBSD
3 1 (2.17%) Solaris
3 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.22%) DDoS Mitigation
1 7 (15.22%) Deep Packet Inspection
1 7 (15.22%) High Availability
1 7 (15.22%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 7 (15.22%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 4 (8.70%) Load Balancing
2 4 (8.70%) Network Planning
3 3 (6.52%) Business Process Improvement
3 3 (6.52%) Capacity Management
3 3 (6.52%) Migration
3 3 (6.52%) Network Design
3 3 (6.52%) Process Improvement
3 3 (6.52%) Project Management
3 3 (6.52%) Quality Management
3 3 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (4.35%) Network Management
4 2 (4.35%) Presales
4 2 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (4.35%) Validation
4 2 (4.35%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (2.17%) Java
2 1 (2.17%) PHP
2 1 (2.17%) Python
2 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (65.22%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (56.52%) CCNP
3 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
4 8 (17.39%) CCIE
5 7 (15.22%) CCSA
5 7 (15.22%) CCSE
5 7 (15.22%) CISSP
5 7 (15.22%) JNCIP
5 7 (15.22%) SC Cleared
6 6 (13.04%) CCNA
6 6 (13.04%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.35%) CCDP
7 2 (4.35%) CCIP
7 2 (4.35%) JNCIS
7 2 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.17%) BC Cleared
8 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.17%) Degree
8 1 (2.17%) JNCIE
8 1 (2.17%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) ProxySG
2 2 (4.35%) vCloud
2 2 (4.35%) vSphere
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 40 (86.96%) Cisco
2 17 (36.96%) CheckPoint
3 16 (34.78%) Juniper
4 10 (21.74%) Fortinet
5 8 (17.39%) F5
5 8 (17.39%) Nokia
6 7 (15.22%) Blue Coat
7 5 (10.87%) Extreme Networks
8 3 (6.52%) VMware
9 2 (4.35%) Adobe
9 2 (4.35%) Apple
9 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.35%) Tandberg
9 2 (4.35%) Tektronix
10 1 (2.17%) Dell
10 1 (2.17%) EMC
10 1 (2.17%) Huawei
10 1 (2.17%) Nortel
10 1 (2.17%) Oracle
10 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds