The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 410 332 400
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +68
Contract jobs citing OSPF 210 308 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.63% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.75% 4.17% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 193 110
Median daily rate £370 £345 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% -13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.61% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 1
Median hourly rate £47.83 £35.00 £27.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.65% +25.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.92 £35.00 £27.88
% change year-on-year
+34.04% +25.56%
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
7641 7384 6492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.56% 15.01% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4703 4158 3571
Median daily rate £399 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 413 373
Median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the England region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
London -52 63 £388 +6.89% 38
South East -6 62 £380 +8.57% 19
Yorkshire +17 19 £350 +19.65% 10
West Midlands -38 19 £370 +13.84% 6
South West +2 16 £363 -10.49% 1
North West -34 13 £325 -25.71% 1
East of England -1 11 £300 +5.26% 4
East Midlands +16 3 £325 -23.52% 2
North East -51 1 - -
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UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 England region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 386 (89.56%) Cisco
2 385 (89.33%) BGP
3 270 (62.65%) Cisco Certification
4 249 (57.77%) Firewall
5 229 (53.13%) MPLS
6 216 (50.12%) WAN
7 208 (48.26%) Juniper
8 206 (47.80%) CCNP
9 195 (45.24%) VPN
10 182 (42.23%) LAN
11 158 (36.66%) EIGRP
12 147 (34.11%) Cisco Nexus
13 130 (30.16%) CheckPoint
14 128 (29.70%) IPsec
15 122 (28.31%) Data Centre
16 121 (28.07%) Cisco ASA
17 116 (26.91%) Wireless
18 111 (25.75%) TCP/IP
19 99 (22.97%) DNS
19 99 (22.97%) Security Cleared
20 97 (22.51%) F5
21 95 (22.04%) CCNA
22 85 (19.72%) SC Cleared
23 83 (19.26%) VLAN
24 70 (16.24%) Network Security
24 70 (16.24%) HSRP
25 66 (15.31%) DHCP
26 65 (15.08%) Finance
27 62 (14.39%) VoIP
28 59 (13.69%) Linux

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 4 (0.93%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.70%) IIS
2 3 (0.70%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.23%) Apache
3 1 (0.23%) CMS
3 1 (0.23%) Confluence
3 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.23%) nginx
3 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.23%) Smallworld
3 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (5.34%) MS Visio
2 16 (3.71%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.16%) MS Office
3 5 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.46%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 385 (89.33%) BGP
2 249 (57.77%) Firewall
3 229 (53.13%) MPLS
4 216 (50.12%) WAN
5 195 (45.24%) VPN
6 182 (42.23%) LAN
7 158 (36.66%) EIGRP
8 147 (34.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 128 (29.70%) IPsec
10 121 (28.07%) Cisco ASA
11 116 (26.91%) Wireless
12 111 (25.75%) TCP/IP
13 99 (22.97%) DNS
14 83 (19.26%) VLAN
15 70 (16.24%) HSRP
15 70 (16.24%) Network Security
16 66 (15.31%) DHCP
17 62 (14.39%) VoIP
18 57 (13.23%) Cisco IOS
19 51 (11.83%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.70%) MySQL
2 2 (0.46%) Informix
2 2 (0.46%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.46%) RDBMS
2 2 (0.46%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.23%) Big Data
3 1 (0.23%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.23%) Redis
3 1 (0.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (3.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.46%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.46%) JIRA
3 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.23%) GitLab
3 1 (0.23%) Hudson
3 1 (0.23%) RSpec
3 1 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.23%) Subversion
General
1 65 (15.08%) Finance
2 58 (13.46%) Telecoms
3 20 (4.64%) Banking
4 13 (3.02%) Retail
5 11 (2.55%) Marketing
6 10 (2.32%) Electronics
6 10 (2.32%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.62%) Military
8 6 (1.39%) Back Office
8 6 (1.39%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.16%) Billing
9 5 (1.16%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.16%) Games
9 5 (1.16%) Legal
9 5 (1.16%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.70%) French Language
10 3 (0.70%) German Language
10 3 (0.70%) Publishing
11 2 (0.46%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.46%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 241 (55.92%) Network Engineer
2 72 (16.71%) Cisco Engineer
3 63 (14.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 55 (12.76%) Designer
5 49 (11.37%) Senior Network Engineer
6 47 (10.90%) Network Designer
7 33 (7.66%) Security Engineer
8 31 (7.19%) Architect
9 27 (6.26%) Network Security Engineer
10 26 (6.03%) Network Architect
11 25 (5.80%) Network Support
12 23 (5.34%) Support Engineer
13 22 (5.10%) Design Engineer
14 19 (4.41%) IP Engineer
14 19 (4.41%) Network Support Engineer
15 18 (4.18%) Consultant
15 18 (4.18%) IP Designer
16 16 (3.71%) Firewall Engineer
17 15 (3.48%) Analyst
17 15 (3.48%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (9.51%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.39%) XML
3 3 (0.70%) Web Services
4 2 (0.46%) Middleware
4 2 (0.46%) Silverlight
4 2 (0.46%) YAML
5 1 (0.23%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.23%) CSS
5 1 (0.23%) LAMP
5 1 (0.23%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.23%) MCollective
5 1 (0.23%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.23%) REST
5 1 (0.23%) RFC 2547
5 1 (0.23%) WAP
5 1 (0.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 122 (28.31%) Data Centre
2 26 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.18%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 15 (3.48%) Computer Science
6 13 (3.02%) PKI
7 9 (2.09%) iSeries
8 8 (1.86%) e-Health
9 7 (1.62%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.39%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.39%) MPEG
11 5 (1.16%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.93%) Streaming Video
13 3 (0.70%) Clustering
13 3 (0.70%) Cryptography
13 3 (0.70%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.70%) Statistics
13 3 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
14 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
14 2 (0.46%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 59 (13.69%) Linux
2 43 (9.98%) Windows
3 28 (6.50%) Unix
4 17 (3.94%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.16%) AIX
7 5 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.93%) CatOS
9 3 (0.70%) SUSE
9 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.23%) CentOS
10 1 (0.23%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.23%) SmartOS
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (12.76%) Network Design
2 53 (12.30%) Load Balancing
3 49 (11.37%) ITIL
4 48 (11.14%) Migration
5 32 (7.42%) Network Architecture
6 31 (7.19%) High Availability
7 25 (5.80%) Change Management
8 24 (5.57%) Network Management
9 22 (5.10%) Network Monitoring
10 18 (4.18%) Project Management
11 16 (3.71%) Kalman Filter
12 14 (3.25%) Change Control
13 13 (3.02%) Service Delivery
14 12 (2.78%) Configuration Management
15 11 (2.55%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (2.55%) Capacity Planning
15 11 (2.55%) WAN Optimisation
16 10 (2.32%) Digital Marketing
16 10 (2.32%) Disaster Recovery
16 10 (2.32%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.32%) Python
2 9 (2.09%) Lisp
2 9 (2.09%) Perl
3 6 (1.39%) Shell Script
4 4 (0.93%) Bash Shell
4 4 (0.93%) Tcl
5 3 (0.70%) SQL
6 2 (0.46%) C
6 2 (0.46%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.46%) Ruby
7 1 (0.23%) Java
7 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.23%) Korn
7 1 (0.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 270 (62.65%) Cisco Certification
2 206 (47.80%) CCNP
3 99 (22.97%) Security Cleared
4 95 (22.04%) CCNA
5 85 (19.72%) SC Cleared
6 57 (13.23%) CCIE
7 38 (8.82%) DV Cleared
8 37 (8.58%) JNCIS
9 33 (7.66%) Degree
10 32 (7.42%) JNCIP
11 16 (3.71%) CCSE
12 14 (3.25%) JNCIA
13 13 (3.02%) CCDP
13 13 (3.02%) CISSP
14 11 (2.55%) CCSA
15 7 (1.62%) JNCIE
16 6 (1.39%) CCNP Voice
17 4 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 3 (0.70%) HND
19 2 (0.46%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.71%) SLA
2 4 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.70%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.70%) QA
4 2 (0.46%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 24 (5.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (3.71%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.09%) Snort
3 9 (2.09%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.39%) ProxySG
4 6 (1.39%) vSphere
5 5 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.93%) vCloud
7 3 (0.70%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.70%) iptables
8 1 (0.23%) Btrfs
8 1 (0.23%) Docker
8 1 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.23%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.23%) KVM
8 1 (0.23%) LXC
8 1 (0.23%) Squid
8 1 (0.23%) Varnish
8 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 40 (9.28%) FortiGate
2 38 (8.82%) Cisco Prime
3 20 (4.64%) Cisco CUCM
4 13 (3.02%) SolarWinds Orion
5 9 (2.09%) OpenView
6 8 (1.86%) Nagios
7 7 (1.62%) Proventia
8 5 (1.16%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (0.93%) Cacti
10 3 (0.70%) Ansible
10 3 (0.70%) OPNET
10 3 (0.70%) SCCM
11 2 (0.46%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.46%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.46%) NSN NetAct
11 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.46%) SmokePing
12 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
12 1 (0.23%) Puppet
12 1 (0.23%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 386 (89.56%) Cisco
2 208 (48.26%) Juniper
3 130 (30.16%) CheckPoint
4 97 (22.51%) F5
5 51 (11.83%) Palo Alto
6 45 (10.44%) VMware
7 43 (9.98%) SolarWinds
8 42 (9.74%) Fortinet
9 27 (6.26%) HP
10 24 (5.57%) Aruba
10 24 (5.57%) Microsoft
11 22 (5.10%) BT
11 22 (5.10%) Sourcefire
12 20 (4.64%) Blue Coat
13 19 (4.41%) Nokia
14 18 (4.18%) Riverbed
15 16 (3.71%) IBM
16 14 (3.25%) Avaya
17 13 (3.02%) SAP
18 12 (2.78%) Intel Security
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