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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 82 81 69
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs citing OSPF 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.54% 0.34% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.97% 2.40% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£335 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £103.94 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-61.51% +219.80%
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
236 167 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 18.13% 14.19% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 57 43
Average daily rate £381 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 10
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.13 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.90% +12.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.50 £9.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.90 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 27 April 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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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 0 5 - -
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (92.86%) LAN
2 13 (92.86%) WAN
2 13 (92.86%) BGP
3 12 (85.71%) TCP/IP
4 11 (78.57%) VPN
4 11 (78.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (71.43%) HSRP
5 10 (71.43%) EIGRP
5 10 (71.43%) VRRP
5 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (64.29%) Firewall
6 9 (64.29%) F5
7 8 (57.14%) DV Cleared
7 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
7 8 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (57.14%) CCNP
8 7 (50.00%) CCIE
8 7 (50.00%) CCNA
8 7 (50.00%) Juniper
8 7 (50.00%) Wireless
8 7 (50.00%) Telecoms
8 7 (50.00%) Multicast
9 6 (42.86%) Unified Communications
9 6 (42.86%) PKI
9 6 (42.86%) Validation
9 6 (42.86%) Migration
9 6 (42.86%) Blue Coat
9 6 (42.86%) Gigabit Ethernet
9 6 (42.86%) Enterprise Architecture

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 13 (92.86%) LAN
1 13 (92.86%) WAN
1 13 (92.86%) BGP
2 12 (85.71%) TCP/IP
3 11 (78.57%) VPN
3 11 (78.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (71.43%) HSRP
4 10 (71.43%) EIGRP
4 10 (71.43%) VRRP
5 9 (64.29%) Firewall
6 8 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (50.00%) Multicast
7 7 (50.00%) Wireless
8 6 (42.86%) SSL
8 6 (42.86%) Ethernet
8 6 (42.86%) WLAN
8 6 (42.86%) Unified Communications
8 6 (42.86%) MPLS
8 6 (42.86%) Gigabit Ethernet
9 5 (35.71%) VLAN
General
1 7 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Security Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Network Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Security Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Network Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Solutions Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) PKI
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Validation
1 6 (42.86%) Migration
1 6 (42.86%) Enterprise Architecture
1 6 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
3 2 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Network Design
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (57.14%) CCNP
2 8 (57.14%) DV Cleared
2 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 7 (50.00%) CCNA
3 7 (50.00%) CCIE
4 6 (42.86%) CCIP
5 5 (35.71%) CCDP
6 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
7 1 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (7.14%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
2 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (7.14%) QA
3 1 (7.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Snort
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Cacti
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (64.29%) F5
3 7 (50.00%) Juniper
4 6 (42.86%) Blue Coat
5 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
6 4 (28.57%) Sourcefire
7 1 (7.14%) Crossbeam
7 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
7 1 (7.14%) McAfee