The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 344 370 312
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -58
Contract jobs citing OSPF 242 182 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.39% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.56% 2.85% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 98 130
Average daily rate
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£388 £344 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -9.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £261 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £421 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £48.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +128.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.03%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6806 6381 8247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.79% 13.72% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3689 3382 3737
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 440 633
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
OSPF
UK

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 25 July 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
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 25 July 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 +1 94 £420 +16.66% 44
South East +43 82 £350 +6.06% 13
West Midlands -1 18 £304 -9.32% 8
South West -20 15 £425 +44.06% 2
North West +2 13 £280 -39.45% 4
East of England -28 9 £335 -18.78% 4
Yorkshire +7 8 £401 +23.23% 11
East Midlands -6 1 £350 +9.37% 1
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 354 (81.57%) Cisco
2 350 (80.65%) BGP
3 279 (64.29%) Firewall
4 261 (60.14%) Cisco Certification
5 195 (44.93%) CheckPoint
6 192 (44.24%) CCNP
7 182 (41.94%) MPLS
8 170 (39.17%) WAN
9 169 (38.94%) Juniper
10 165 (38.02%) LAN
11 140 (32.26%) VPN
12 138 (31.80%) Network Security
13 132 (30.41%) F5
14 125 (28.80%) Cisco ASA
15 99 (22.81%) Cisco IOS
16 98 (22.58%) Telecoms
17 96 (22.12%) CCIE
18 93 (21.43%) EIGRP
19 92 (21.20%) TCP/IP
20 85 (19.59%) Load Balancing
21 84 (19.35%) Network Design
21 84 (19.35%) IPsec
22 82 (18.89%) Cisco Nexus
23 78 (17.97%) DNS
24 75 (17.28%) Linux
25 70 (16.13%) Blue Coat
26 68 (15.67%) CCNA
27 67 (15.44%) Network Management
28 66 (15.21%) VLAN
28 66 (15.21%) VoIP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 24 (5.53%) Apache
2 12 (2.76%) nginx
2 12 (2.76%) Confluence
2 12 (2.76%) MediaWiki
3 10 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (2.30%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.07%) Lync
5 6 (1.38%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.15%) IIS
7 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (4.38%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.69%) MS Visio
3 11 (2.53%) MS Office
4 1 (0.23%) MS Project
4 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.46%) SaaS
2 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 350 (80.65%) BGP
2 279 (64.29%) Firewall
3 182 (41.94%) MPLS
4 170 (39.17%) WAN
5 165 (38.02%) LAN
6 140 (32.26%) VPN
7 138 (31.80%) Network Security
8 125 (28.80%) Cisco ASA
9 99 (22.81%) Cisco IOS
10 93 (21.43%) EIGRP
11 92 (21.20%) TCP/IP
12 84 (19.35%) IPsec
13 82 (18.89%) Cisco Nexus
14 78 (17.97%) DNS
15 66 (15.21%) VoIP
15 66 (15.21%) VLAN
16 56 (12.90%) Wireless
17 51 (11.75%) Ethernet
18 50 (11.52%) DHCP
18 50 (11.52%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.00%) MySQL
1 13 (3.00%) Relational Database
2 12 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (1.38%) MS Access
4 1 (0.23%) Ingres
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (3.00%) Subversion
2 12 (2.76%) JIRA
2 12 (2.76%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.76%) Hudson
2 12 (2.76%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.15%) GDB
4 3 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 98 (22.58%) Telecoms
2 53 (12.21%) Finance
3 31 (7.14%) Banking
4 11 (2.53%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.61%) Retail
6 5 (1.15%) Local Government
6 5 (1.15%) Law
6 5 (1.15%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.92%) Legal
8 3 (0.69%) German Language
9 2 (0.46%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.46%) Publishing
9 2 (0.46%) Front Office
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 162 (37.33%) Network Engineer
2 63 (14.52%) Design Engineer
3 57 (13.13%) Security Engineer
4 52 (11.98%) IP Engineer
5 51 (11.75%) Consultant
6 46 (10.60%) Architect
7 39 (8.99%) Network Security Engineer
8 36 (8.29%) Network Consultant
9 31 (7.14%) Network Specialist
10 27 (6.22%) Firewall Engineer
11 25 (5.76%) Network Security Specialist
11 25 (5.76%) Security Specialist
12 22 (5.07%) Network Architect
12 22 (5.07%) Network Design Engineer
13 21 (4.84%) Cisco Engineer
13 21 (4.84%) Senior Network Engineer
14 15 (3.46%) Analyst
15 13 (3.00%) Network Analyst
15 13 (3.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 12 (2.76%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.76%) LAMP
2 2 (0.46%) CSS
3 1 (0.23%) OCX
3 1 (0.23%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.45%) Thin Client
1 28 (6.45%) Fat Client
2 15 (3.46%) Clustering
3 12 (2.76%) Wiki
4 9 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (1.15%) PKI
5 5 (1.15%) Replication
6 4 (0.92%) SecurID
7 3 (0.69%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.69%) NHS
7 3 (0.69%) Firmware
8 2 (0.46%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.46%) AS400
8 2 (0.46%) Derivative
8 2 (0.46%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.46%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.46%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.23%) Online Games
9 1 (0.23%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 75 (17.28%) Linux
2 56 (12.90%) Windows
3 27 (6.22%) UNIX
4 23 (5.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.76%) Debian
6 12 (2.76%) Ubuntu
7 8 (1.84%) CentOS
8 7 (1.61%) Solaris
9 6 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.92%) SUSE
12 2 (0.46%) AIX
13 1 (0.23%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.23%) VMS
13 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (19.59%) Load Balancing
2 84 (19.35%) Network Design
3 67 (15.44%) Network Management
4 44 (10.14%) ITIL
5 37 (8.53%) E-Commerce
6 27 (6.22%) Service Delivery
7 24 (5.53%) Network Architecture
8 23 (5.30%) Project Management
8 23 (5.30%) Network Monitoring
9 22 (5.07%) Change Management
10 21 (4.84%) Capacity Planning
11 19 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
11 19 (4.38%) Risk Assessment
12 18 (4.15%) Migration
13 15 (3.46%) Low Latency
14 14 (3.23%) WAN Optimisation
15 13 (3.00%) Data Modelling
16 12 (2.76%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (2.76%) Data Protection
16 12 (2.76%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.30%) C
2 21 (4.84%) Perl
3 19 (4.38%) SQL
4 13 (3.00%) Ruby
4 13 (3.00%) Bash Shell
5 12 (2.76%) PHP
5 12 (2.76%) Java
6 7 (1.61%) Tcl
7 6 (1.38%) VB
8 4 (0.92%) Python
8 4 (0.92%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 261 (60.14%) Cisco Certification
2 192 (44.24%) CCNP
3 96 (22.12%) CCIE
4 68 (15.67%) CCNA
5 41 (9.45%) CCDP
5 41 (9.45%) Security Cleared
6 34 (7.83%) CCSE
7 33 (7.60%) SC Cleared
7 33 (7.60%) CISSP
8 21 (4.84%) CCSP
8 21 (4.84%) Check Point Certification
9 18 (4.15%) CCIP
10 11 (2.53%) JNCIS
10 11 (2.53%) JNCIP
11 10 (2.30%) Degree
12 9 (2.07%) JNCIA
13 8 (1.84%) JNCIE
13 8 (1.84%) CCSA
14 6 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.38%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.07%) PCI DSS
2 14 (3.23%) SLA
3 11 (2.53%) QA
4 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) COBIT
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 49 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.92%) vSphere
3 12 (2.76%) Postfix
3 12 (2.76%) XenServer
3 12 (2.76%) Samba
4 11 (2.53%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.30%) Snort
6 6 (1.38%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.15%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.15%) XenApp
8 4 (0.92%) SRDF
8 4 (0.92%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (0.92%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.69%) OpenSSH
10 2 (0.46%) vCloud
11 1 (0.23%) KVM
11 1 (0.23%) NFS
11 1 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 22 (5.07%) FortiGate
2 13 (3.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (2.76%) ZABBIX
3 12 (2.76%) Puppet
4 8 (1.84%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (1.38%) CiscoWorks
5 6 (1.38%) OPNET
6 4 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (0.92%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (0.69%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (0.46%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.46%) Salt
8 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.23%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.23%) OpenView
9 1 (0.23%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 354 (81.57%) Cisco
2 195 (44.93%) CheckPoint
3 169 (38.94%) Juniper
4 132 (30.41%) F5
5 70 (16.13%) Blue Coat
6 64 (14.75%) Citrix
7 57 (13.13%) VMware
8 44 (10.14%) HP
9 29 (6.68%) Riverbed
10 28 (6.45%) Infoblox
10 28 (6.45%) Nokia
11 25 (5.76%) Imperva
12 23 (5.30%) Microsoft
13 21 (4.84%) Fortinet
14 18 (4.15%) Red Hat
15 17 (3.92%) Aruba
16 16 (3.69%) Brocade
17 15 (3.46%) Huawei
18 14 (3.23%) Avaya
19 13 (3.00%) Nortel
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