The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 306 320 322
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +2
Contract jobs citing OSPF 322 264 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.61% 0.55% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.10% 4.02% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 152 83
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £276 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +9.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.70 £25.50 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £48.75 £38.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.38%
OSPF
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7863 6570 7874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.80% 13.66% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4508 3670 3807
Average daily rate £370 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 410 592
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.38 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% -0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in England

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in England

OSPF
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the England region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

OSPF Daily Rate Histogram in England

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in England

OSPF
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the England region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

OSPF Hourly Rate Histogram in England

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the England region over the 3 months to 20 October 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
London +40 159 £400 +1.91% 28
South East +10 71 £400 +19.40% 19
South West -9 31 £401 +45.90% 3
West Midlands -7 28 £250 -24.24% 7
North West -19 14 £340 -15.00% 3
Yorkshire -6 10 £379 -2.19% 4
East Midlands -2 2 £450 +8.43% 1
East of England -39 1 £338 -12.90% 6
Midlands - 1 - -
North East - - - -
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 471 (85.33%) Cisco
2 460 (83.33%) BGP
3 373 (67.57%) Firewall
4 328 (59.42%) Cisco Certification
5 242 (43.84%) WAN
6 235 (42.57%) CCNP
6 235 (42.57%) CheckPoint
7 231 (41.85%) MPLS
8 220 (39.86%) Juniper
9 215 (38.95%) LAN
10 187 (33.88%) VPN
11 159 (28.80%) Cisco Nexus
12 154 (27.90%) F5
13 145 (26.27%) TCP/IP
13 145 (26.27%) EIGRP
14 138 (25.00%) CCIE
15 134 (24.28%) Network Security
16 115 (20.83%) Network Design
17 114 (20.65%) Cisco ASA
17 114 (20.65%) Telecoms
18 106 (19.20%) Network Management
19 100 (18.12%) Load Balancing
20 99 (17.93%) VLAN
21 98 (17.75%) IPsec
22 97 (17.57%) HSRP
23 90 (16.30%) CCNA
24 87 (15.76%) DNS
25 79 (14.31%) Cisco IOS
26 77 (13.95%) SNMP
27 76 (13.77%) ITIL

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 15 (2.72%) Apache
1 15 (2.72%) MS Exchange
1 15 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (1.63%) MediaWiki
2 9 (1.63%) nginx
2 9 (1.63%) Confluence
2 9 (1.63%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (1.45%) Lync
3 8 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 25 (4.53%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.99%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.99%) MS Office
4 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Summit
1 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.91%) SaaS
2 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.18%) Office 365
3 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 460 (83.33%) BGP
2 373 (67.57%) Firewall
3 242 (43.84%) WAN
4 231 (41.85%) MPLS
5 215 (38.95%) LAN
6 187 (33.88%) VPN
7 159 (28.80%) Cisco Nexus
8 145 (26.27%) TCP/IP
8 145 (26.27%) EIGRP
9 134 (24.28%) Network Security
10 114 (20.65%) Cisco ASA
11 99 (17.93%) VLAN
12 98 (17.75%) IPsec
13 97 (17.57%) HSRP
14 87 (15.76%) DNS
15 79 (14.31%) Cisco IOS
16 77 (13.95%) SNMP
17 71 (12.86%) Wireless
18 69 (12.50%) RIP
19 61 (11.05%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.81%) MySQL
1 10 (1.81%) Relational Database
2 9 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (0.91%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.18%) Ingres
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (1.81%) Subversion
2 9 (1.63%) JIRA
2 9 (1.63%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.63%) Hudson
2 9 (1.63%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (1.27%) GDB
General
1 114 (20.65%) Telecoms
2 73 (13.22%) Finance
3 48 (8.70%) Banking
4 18 (3.26%) Retail
5 16 (2.90%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.91%) Local Government
7 5 (0.91%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.72%) Marketing
8 4 (0.72%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.72%) Back Office
9 3 (0.54%) Law
9 3 (0.54%) Legal
9 3 (0.54%) Billing
10 2 (0.36%) German Language
10 2 (0.36%) Russian Language
10 2 (0.36%) Publishing
10 2 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 219 (39.67%) Network Engineer
2 67 (12.14%) Design Engineer
3 65 (11.78%) IP Engineer
4 59 (10.69%) Architect
5 55 (9.96%) Consultant
6 51 (9.24%) Security Engineer
7 47 (8.51%) Senior Network Engineer
8 41 (7.43%) Network Security Engineer
9 39 (7.07%) Network Consultant
9 39 (7.07%) Cisco Engineer
10 33 (5.98%) Network Specialist
11 26 (4.71%) Network Support
12 21 (3.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 20 (3.62%) Network Architect
13 20 (3.62%) Network Design Engineer
14 18 (3.26%) Firewall Engineer
14 18 (3.26%) Support Engineer
15 17 (3.08%) Analyst
16 15 (2.72%) Security Architect
17 14 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.90%) FIX Protocol
2 15 (2.72%) CSS
3 9 (1.63%) LAMP
4 4 (0.72%) Middleware
5 2 (0.36%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.08%) Clustering
3 14 (2.54%) Visualisation
4 13 (2.36%) FlexPod
4 13 (2.36%) User Experience
5 11 (1.99%) Thin Client
5 11 (1.99%) PKI
5 11 (1.99%) Fat Client
6 9 (1.63%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.63%) Wiki
7 7 (1.27%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.09%) SecurID
9 5 (0.91%) e-Health
10 4 (0.72%) Cryptography
10 4 (0.72%) Open Source
11 2 (0.36%) Life Science
11 2 (0.36%) Statistics
11 2 (0.36%) Online Games
11 2 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.36%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 61 (11.05%) Windows
2 55 (9.96%) Linux
3 42 (7.61%) UNIX
4 20 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.63%) Windows XP
6 9 (1.63%) CentOS
6 9 (1.63%) Debian
6 9 (1.63%) Ubuntu
7 8 (1.45%) Solaris
8 2 (0.36%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (20.83%) Network Design
2 106 (19.20%) Network Management
3 100 (18.12%) Load Balancing
4 76 (13.77%) ITIL
5 62 (11.23%) Network Monitoring
6 46 (8.33%) Network Architecture
7 34 (6.16%) Service Delivery
8 33 (5.98%) Migration
9 32 (5.80%) Mentoring
10 30 (5.43%) Change Management
11 29 (5.25%) Low Latency
12 26 (4.71%) Project Management
13 21 (3.80%) High Availability
14 19 (3.44%) E-Commerce
14 19 (3.44%) Risk Assessment
15 15 (2.72%) Disaster Recovery
15 15 (2.72%) Time Management
16 14 (2.54%) WAN Optimisation
17 13 (2.36%) Capacity Planning
17 13 (2.36%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (6.16%) Perl
2 14 (2.54%) C
3 10 (1.81%) SQL
3 10 (1.81%) Ruby
3 10 (1.81%) Bash Shell
4 9 (1.63%) Java
4 9 (1.63%) PHP
5 8 (1.45%) R
6 7 (1.27%) Tcl
7 6 (1.09%) Embedded C
8 3 (0.54%) Python
9 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 328 (59.42%) Cisco Certification
2 235 (42.57%) CCNP
3 138 (25.00%) CCIE
4 90 (16.30%) CCNA
5 70 (12.68%) Security Cleared
6 64 (11.59%) SC Cleared
7 42 (7.61%) CISSP
8 32 (5.80%) CCSE
9 27 (4.89%) CCDP
10 17 (3.08%) Check Point Certification
11 16 (2.90%) CCSP
12 15 (2.72%) Degree
13 12 (2.17%) JNCIS
13 12 (2.17%) JNCIP
13 12 (2.17%) CCSA
14 11 (1.99%) CCIP
14 11 (1.99%) JNCIE
14 11 (1.99%) HP ASE
15 10 (1.81%) JNCIA
16 9 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.35%) SLA
2 21 (3.80%) PCI DSS
3 13 (2.36%) QA
4 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (3.99%) Snort
3 20 (3.62%) Active Directory
4 19 (3.44%) vSphere
5 16 (2.90%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.99%) ProxySG
7 10 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.63%) XenServer
8 9 (1.63%) Postfix
8 9 (1.63%) Samba
9 8 (1.45%) XenApp
9 8 (1.45%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.72%) Nmap
11 3 (0.54%) Xen
11 3 (0.54%) OpenSSH
12 2 (0.36%) NFS
12 2 (0.36%) Firmware
13 1 (0.18%) KVM
Systems Management
1 23 (4.17%) FortiGate
2 20 (3.62%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (2.54%) RANCID
4 13 (2.36%) OpenNMS
5 12 (2.17%) SolarWinds Orion
5 12 (2.17%) OPNET
6 9 (1.63%) ZABBIX
6 9 (1.63%) Puppet
7 8 (1.45%) Nessus
8 7 (1.27%) CA Spectrum
8 7 (1.27%) SCOrch
9 6 (1.09%) CiscoWorks
9 6 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.54%) Salt
10 3 (0.54%) Netcool
10 3 (0.54%) Foglight
10 3 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (0.36%) Nagios
11 2 (0.36%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 471 (85.33%) Cisco
2 235 (42.57%) CheckPoint
3 220 (39.86%) Juniper
4 154 (27.90%) F5
5 74 (13.41%) Blue Coat
6 49 (8.88%) HP
7 46 (8.33%) SolarWinds
8 44 (7.97%) VMware
8 44 (7.97%) Nokia
9 43 (7.79%) Citrix
10 39 (7.07%) Microsoft
10 39 (7.07%) Riverbed
11 34 (6.16%) Fortinet
12 21 (3.80%) Aruba
13 18 (3.26%) Redback
13 18 (3.26%) Sourcefire
13 18 (3.26%) Radware
14 17 (3.08%) Nortel
15 15 (2.72%) Brocade
16 13 (2.36%) Infoblox
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