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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 311 383 363
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -20
Contract jobs citing OSPF 302 187 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.61% 0.39% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.13% 2.95% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 112 82
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £276 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £515 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.49% +33.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £103.94 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.51% +196.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £43.09 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £164.79 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £103.94 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-71.13% +219.80%
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
7318 6331 6345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.04% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4047 3336 3170
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 391 540
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 31 March 2015.

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
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 31 March 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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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 +44 119 £373 -6.87% 27
South East -16 70 £363 -21.62% 23
Yorkshire +15 35 £401 - 3
North West +7 28 £469 - 5
West Midlands +2 19 £325 -3.70% 2
South West -3 16 £385 -12.00% 4
East of England +12 9 £413 +3.12% 3
East Midlands 0 3 £425 -10.52% 4
North East - 1 £288 -
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

1 609 (90.36%) Cisco
2 542 (80.42%) BGP
3 452 (67.06%) Firewall
4 443 (65.73%) Cisco Certification
5 351 (52.08%) CCNP
6 313 (46.44%) MPLS
7 294 (43.62%) CheckPoint
8 290 (43.03%) WAN
9 265 (39.32%) LAN
10 258 (38.28%) F5
11 255 (37.83%) VPN
12 244 (36.20%) Juniper
13 231 (34.27%) Cisco ASA
14 224 (33.23%) EIGRP
15 183 (27.15%) Network Security
16 164 (24.33%) Cisco Nexus
17 154 (22.85%) CCNA
18 152 (22.55%) Telecoms
19 151 (22.40%) CCIE
20 150 (22.26%) TCP/IP
21 148 (21.96%) Cisco IOS
22 146 (21.66%) Wireless
23 136 (20.18%) IPsec
24 135 (20.03%) Load Balancing
25 124 (18.40%) DNS
26 121 (17.95%) Blue Coat
27 115 (17.06%) VMware
28 113 (16.77%) Linux
29 110 (16.32%) Citrix
30 108 (16.02%) HSRP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 17 (2.52%) Apache
2 16 (2.37%) Confluence
2 16 (2.37%) MediaWiki
3 14 (2.08%) IIS
4 13 (1.93%) nginx
5 7 (1.04%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.89%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.59%) Lync
8 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.30%) CMS
10 1 (0.15%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.23%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.63%) MS Office
4 7 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.30%) SaaS
2 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 542 (80.42%) BGP
2 452 (67.06%) Firewall
3 313 (46.44%) MPLS
4 290 (43.03%) WAN
5 265 (39.32%) LAN
6 255 (37.83%) VPN
7 231 (34.27%) Cisco ASA
8 224 (33.23%) EIGRP
9 183 (27.15%) Network Security
10 164 (24.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 150 (22.26%) TCP/IP
12 148 (21.96%) Cisco IOS
13 146 (21.66%) Wireless
14 136 (20.18%) IPsec
15 124 (18.40%) DNS
16 108 (16.02%) HSRP
17 103 (15.28%) VLAN
18 102 (15.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 99 (14.69%) DHCP
20 88 (13.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.12%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (1.93%) MySQL
4 10 (1.48%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.19%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (2.37%) Subversion
1 16 (2.37%) JIRA
1 16 (2.37%) Git (software)
1 16 (2.37%) Hudson
1 16 (2.37%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 152 (22.55%) Telecoms
2 76 (11.28%) Finance
3 49 (7.27%) Banking
4 18 (2.67%) Games
4 18 (2.67%) Investment Banking
5 14 (2.08%) Back Office
6 11 (1.63%) Retail
7 9 (1.34%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.19%) Marketing
9 5 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.59%) Electronics
11 3 (0.45%) Billing
12 2 (0.30%) Local Government
12 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.30%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.15%) Legal
13 1 (0.15%) French Language
13 1 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 317 (47.03%) Network Engineer
2 85 (12.61%) IP Engineer
3 69 (10.24%) Architect
4 65 (9.64%) Design Engineer
5 58 (8.61%) Security Engineer
6 54 (8.01%) Network Specialist
7 50 (7.42%) Cisco Engineer
8 41 (6.08%) Network Architect
9 39 (5.79%) Network Security Engineer
10 38 (5.64%) Security Specialist
10 38 (5.64%) Network Security Specialist
11 36 (5.34%) Consultant
12 31 (4.60%) Senior Network Engineer
13 29 (4.30%) Support Engineer
14 27 (4.01%) Implementation Engineer
15 26 (3.86%) Network Support
15 26 (3.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 25 (3.71%) Analyst
17 24 (3.56%) Operations Engineer
18 21 (3.12%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.48%) CSS
2 8 (1.19%) LAMP
3 4 (0.59%) XMPP
4 2 (0.30%) Silverlight
4 2 (0.30%) Web Services
5 1 (0.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.04%) Fat Client
2 34 (5.04%) Thin Client
3 19 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
4 16 (2.37%) Wiki
4 16 (2.37%) SecurID
4 16 (2.37%) PKI
5 15 (2.23%) Clustering
6 14 (2.08%) Online Games
7 12 (1.78%) IVR
8 9 (1.34%) Cryptography
8 9 (1.34%) FlexPod
9 8 (1.19%) Celerra
9 8 (1.19%) Visualisation
9 8 (1.19%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.19%) Replication
10 6 (0.89%) DTV
10 6 (0.89%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.89%) User Experience
11 4 (0.59%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 113 (16.77%) Linux
2 75 (11.13%) Windows
3 57 (8.46%) UNIX
4 28 (4.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (2.37%) Ubuntu
5 16 (2.37%) CentOS
6 15 (2.23%) Solaris
7 14 (2.08%) Windows XP
8 13 (1.93%) Debian
9 12 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.74%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.45%) SUSE
12 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (20.03%) Load Balancing
2 88 (13.06%) ITIL
3 85 (12.61%) Network Design
4 70 (10.39%) E-Commerce
5 64 (9.50%) Migration
6 61 (9.05%) Network Management
7 58 (8.61%) Network Monitoring
8 32 (4.75%) Service Management
9 31 (4.60%) Mentoring
10 30 (4.45%) Service Delivery
10 30 (4.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 28 (4.15%) Low Latency
12 26 (3.86%) Network Architecture
12 26 (3.86%) Capacity Planning
13 25 (3.71%) Project Management
13 25 (3.71%) Risk Assessment
14 24 (3.56%) Incident Management
15 23 (3.41%) Validation
15 23 (3.41%) Change Management
16 18 (2.67%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 30 (4.45%) C
2 23 (3.41%) Perl
3 13 (1.93%) Ruby
3 13 (1.93%) Bash Shell
4 11 (1.63%) Java
4 11 (1.63%) PHP
4 11 (1.63%) SQL
5 4 (0.59%) Python
6 1 (0.15%) Tcl
6 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 443 (65.73%) Cisco Certification
2 351 (52.08%) CCNP
3 154 (22.85%) CCNA
4 151 (22.40%) CCIE
5 73 (10.83%) Security Cleared
6 70 (10.39%) CCSE
7 58 (8.61%) CCIP
8 55 (8.16%) SC Cleared
9 41 (6.08%) Degree
10 37 (5.49%) CCDP
11 35 (5.19%) CISSP
12 29 (4.30%) JNCIP
13 21 (3.12%) DV Cleared
14 20 (2.97%) JNCIA
15 13 (1.93%) JNCIS
16 12 (1.78%) BC Cleared
17 11 (1.63%) CCSP
18 10 (1.48%) CCSA
19 8 (1.19%) Check Point Certification
20 7 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.23%) SLA
2 22 (3.26%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.19%) QA
4 4 (0.59%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 87 (12.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (4.90%) XenServer
3 30 (4.45%) Active Directory
4 16 (2.37%) Samba
4 16 (2.37%) Postfix
4 16 (2.37%) iptables
5 15 (2.23%) Hyper-V
6 14 (2.08%) ProxySG
7 13 (1.93%) vCloud
8 12 (1.78%) XenApp
8 12 (1.78%) vSphere
9 11 (1.63%) Terminal Services
10 10 (1.48%) VMware ESX
11 8 (1.19%) Snort
11 8 (1.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 4 (0.59%) Xen
12 4 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.45%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (3.12%) RANCID
2 19 (2.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 18 (2.67%) Cisco Prime
4 16 (2.37%) ZABBIX
4 16 (2.37%) Puppet
5 15 (2.23%) CiscoWorks
6 13 (1.93%) FortiGate
7 10 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.48%) Salt
7 10 (1.48%) OPNET
7 10 (1.48%) SolarWinds Orion
8 9 (1.34%) Cisco UCCE
9 8 (1.19%) OpenNMS
10 7 (1.04%) Cisco IPCC
11 4 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (0.45%) Cacti
12 3 (0.45%) Foglight
13 2 (0.30%) Netcool
13 2 (0.30%) SCOM
13 2 (0.30%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 609 (90.36%) Cisco
2 294 (43.62%) CheckPoint
3 258 (38.28%) F5
4 244 (36.20%) Juniper
5 121 (17.95%) Blue Coat
6 115 (17.06%) VMware
7 110 (16.32%) Citrix
8 74 (10.98%) SolarWinds
9 72 (10.68%) HP
10 69 (10.24%) Infoblox
11 55 (8.16%) Microsoft
12 52 (7.72%) Fortinet
13 47 (6.97%) Riverbed
14 42 (6.23%) BT
15 35 (5.19%) Imperva
16 31 (4.60%) Nokia
17 30 (4.45%) Nortel
18 20 (2.97%) CA
19 18 (2.67%) Red Hat
20 16 (2.37%) Tufin
London
Connectus
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Netsource
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
X4 Group
Rate: £275 - 300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Maidenhead
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago