The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 77 77 74
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing OSPF 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.33% 0.36% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.78% 2.53% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £24.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+63.26% -33.33%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
144 158 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.80% 14.15% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 73 63
Average daily rate £330 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £235 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 14
Average hourly rate £12.75 £31.49 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.50% +59.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.82 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £190.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OSPF across the Buckinghamshire region.

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Buckinghamshire region.

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Milton Keynes -2 4 - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 8 (100.00%) WAN
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) BGP
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) CheckPoint
2 7 (87.50%) LAN
3 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
3 5 (62.50%) VPN
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (37.50%) HSRP
4 3 (37.50%) VRRP
4 3 (37.50%) F5
4 3 (37.50%) Sourcefire
4 3 (37.50%) Snort
4 3 (37.50%) VLAN
4 3 (37.50%) Blue Coat
4 3 (37.50%) Juniper
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) CCNP
5 2 (25.00%) ProxySG
5 2 (25.00%) Banking
5 2 (25.00%) CCSA
5 2 (25.00%) Draytek
5 2 (25.00%) Network Security
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (12.50%) tcpdump
6 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
6 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 1 (12.50%) BT

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
1 8 (100.00%) BGP
2 7 (87.50%) LAN
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
3 5 (62.50%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) HSRP
4 3 (37.50%) VLAN
4 3 (37.50%) VRRP
5 2 (25.00%) Network Security
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (12.50%) tcpdump
6 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
6 1 (12.50%) MPLS
6 1 (12.50%) VoIP
6 1 (12.50%) DPNSS
6 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Multimedia
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Security Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Security Support Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) VoIP Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Network Support
5 1 (12.50%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) CCSA
2 1 (12.50%) CCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCIP
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) CCDA
2 1 (12.50%) CCDP
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Snort
2 2 (25.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) CheckPoint
3 3 (37.50%) Juniper
3 3 (37.50%) Blue Coat
3 3 (37.50%) Sourcefire
3 3 (37.50%) F5
4 2 (25.00%) Draytek
5 1 (12.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (12.50%) BT