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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 279 340 346
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +6
Contract jobs citing OSPF 375 221 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.47% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.96% 3.41% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 141 72
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£375 £396 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% +15.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £505 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +16.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.70 £23.10 £20.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £42.00 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.97%
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
7566 6482 7294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.35% 13.69% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4413 3630 3611
Average daily rate £365 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 432 604
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.13 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +90 189 £350 -12.50% 37
South East -2 77 £375 +7.14% 25
South West -3 37 £420 +50.00% 5
West Midlands +7 29 £375 +25.00% 5
North West +9 23 £360 -15.29% 6
Yorkshire -3 8 £401 -4.35% 8
East Midlands -7 4 £450 +8.43% 1
East of England -19 2 £235 -20.33% 6
Midlands - 1 - -
North East - - - -
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 561 (88.07%) Cisco
2 524 (82.26%) BGP
3 431 (67.66%) Firewall
4 379 (59.50%) Cisco Certification
5 280 (43.96%) CheckPoint
6 278 (43.64%) WAN
7 270 (42.39%) CCNP
8 261 (40.97%) MPLS
9 247 (38.78%) LAN
10 241 (37.83%) Juniper
11 235 (36.89%) VPN
12 201 (31.55%) EIGRP
13 196 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
14 174 (27.32%) F5
15 171 (26.84%) TCP/IP
16 160 (25.12%) CCIE
17 148 (23.23%) Network Security
18 147 (23.08%) Telecoms
19 137 (21.51%) Cisco ASA
20 133 (20.88%) Network Design
21 129 (20.25%) CCNA
22 120 (18.84%) HSRP
23 119 (18.68%) VLAN
24 112 (17.58%) Load Balancing
25 108 (16.95%) IPsec
26 103 (16.17%) Network Management
27 101 (15.86%) Wireless
28 98 (15.38%) DNS
29 91 (14.29%) ITIL
30 86 (13.50%) RIP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 14 (2.20%) MS Exchange
2 13 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (1.26%) Lync
3 8 (1.26%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.10%) Apache
5 6 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (0.94%) nginx
5 6 (0.94%) Confluence
5 6 (0.94%) MediaWiki
6 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.16%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.16%) IIS
Applications
1 28 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.73%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Summit
1 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.47%) SaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Office 365
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 524 (82.26%) BGP
2 431 (67.66%) Firewall
3 278 (43.64%) WAN
4 261 (40.97%) MPLS
5 247 (38.78%) LAN
6 235 (36.89%) VPN
7 201 (31.55%) EIGRP
8 196 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
9 171 (26.84%) TCP/IP
10 148 (23.23%) Network Security
11 137 (21.51%) Cisco ASA
12 120 (18.84%) HSRP
13 119 (18.68%) VLAN
14 108 (16.95%) IPsec
15 101 (15.86%) Wireless
16 98 (15.38%) DNS
17 86 (13.50%) RIP
18 82 (12.87%) Cisco IOS
19 77 (12.09%) VRRP
20 73 (11.46%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.41%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.10%) MySQL
2 7 (1.10%) Relational Database
3 6 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.16%) Ingres
5 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (1.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (1.10%) Subversion
3 6 (0.94%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.94%) JIRA
3 6 (0.94%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.94%) Hudson
4 5 (0.78%) GDB
General
1 147 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 74 (11.62%) Finance
3 61 (9.58%) Banking
4 23 (3.61%) Retail
5 18 (2.83%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.10%) Games
7 6 (0.94%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.78%) Back Office
8 5 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.78%) Multimedia
8 5 (0.78%) Spanish Language
8 5 (0.78%) Marketing
8 5 (0.78%) Local Government
9 3 (0.47%) Law
9 3 (0.47%) Legal
9 3 (0.47%) Billing
10 2 (0.31%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.16%) Publishing
11 1 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 272 (42.70%) Network Engineer
2 86 (13.50%) Design Engineer
3 76 (11.93%) IP Engineer
4 64 (10.05%) Architect
4 64 (10.05%) Security Engineer
5 51 (8.01%) Consultant
6 50 (7.85%) Network Security Engineer
6 50 (7.85%) Cisco Engineer
6 50 (7.85%) Senior Network Engineer
7 32 (5.02%) Network Support
8 31 (4.87%) Network Consultant
9 27 (4.24%) Support Engineer
9 27 (4.24%) Network Design Engineer
9 27 (4.24%) Network Specialist
10 26 (4.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 25 (3.92%) Analyst
12 21 (3.30%) Network Architect
12 21 (3.30%) Network Analyst
13 19 (2.98%) Solutions Architect
14 17 (2.67%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.67%) CSS
2 6 (0.94%) LAMP
3 4 (0.63%) Middleware
4 2 (0.31%) XMPP
5 1 (0.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (2.98%) FlexPod
3 16 (2.51%) Visualisation
4 15 (2.35%) Clustering
5 14 (2.20%) PKI
6 13 (2.04%) SecurID
6 13 (2.04%) User Experience
7 9 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.26%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.10%) Online Games
10 6 (0.94%) Wiki
11 5 (0.78%) e-Health
12 4 (0.63%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.63%) Open Source
13 3 (0.47%) NHS
13 3 (0.47%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.47%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.47%) Life Science
14 2 (0.31%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 65 (10.20%) Windows
2 59 (9.26%) Linux
3 54 (8.48%) UNIX
4 19 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (2.20%) Windows XP
8 10 (1.57%) Solaris
9 9 (1.41%) Ubuntu
10 8 (1.26%) CentOS
11 6 (0.94%) Debian
12 3 (0.47%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.31%) SUSE
13 2 (0.31%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (20.88%) Network Design
2 112 (17.58%) Load Balancing
3 103 (16.17%) Network Management
4 91 (14.29%) ITIL
5 70 (10.99%) Network Monitoring
6 50 (7.85%) Migration
7 49 (7.69%) Network Architecture
8 35 (5.49%) Service Delivery
9 33 (5.18%) Change Management
10 29 (4.55%) Project Management
10 29 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
11 28 (4.40%) Mentoring
12 26 (4.08%) Low Latency
13 22 (3.45%) High Availability
14 18 (2.83%) Service Management
15 16 (2.51%) E-Commerce
16 15 (2.35%) Disaster Recovery
17 14 (2.20%) Network Load Balancing
17 14 (2.20%) Time Management
18 13 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (5.81%) Perl
2 12 (1.88%) C
3 8 (1.26%) R
3 8 (1.26%) SQL
4 7 (1.10%) Tcl
4 7 (1.10%) Bash Shell
4 7 (1.10%) Ruby
5 6 (0.94%) Java
5 6 (0.94%) PHP
6 4 (0.63%) Embedded C
6 4 (0.63%) Python
7 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 379 (59.50%) Cisco Certification
2 270 (42.39%) CCNP
3 160 (25.12%) CCIE
4 129 (20.25%) CCNA
5 83 (13.03%) Security Cleared
6 74 (11.62%) SC Cleared
7 52 (8.16%) CISSP
8 43 (6.75%) CCDP
9 27 (4.24%) CCIP
9 27 (4.24%) CCSE
10 26 (4.08%) Degree
11 18 (2.83%) CCSP
12 17 (2.67%) JNCIP
13 16 (2.51%) CCSA
14 15 (2.35%) Check Point Certification
15 14 (2.20%) JNCIS
16 12 (1.88%) DV Cleared
17 11 (1.73%) HP ASE
18 10 (1.57%) JNCIA
18 10 (1.57%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.87%) SLA
2 27 (4.24%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.88%) QA
4 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (3.61%) Snort
2 22 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 21 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (2.98%) ProxySG
5 18 (2.83%) vSphere
6 17 (2.67%) Hyper-V
7 9 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.94%) XenApp
8 6 (0.94%) XenServer
8 6 (0.94%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.94%) Postfix
8 6 (0.94%) Samba
9 4 (0.63%) Nmap
10 3 (0.47%) OpenSSH
10 3 (0.47%) Xen
11 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.16%) NFS
12 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.16%) KVM
Systems Management
1 24 (3.77%) Cisco Prime
2 21 (3.30%) FortiGate
3 19 (2.98%) RANCID
4 18 (2.83%) OpenNMS
5 15 (2.35%) CiscoWorks
6 14 (2.20%) SolarWinds Orion
7 12 (1.88%) OPNET
8 8 (1.26%) Nessus
9 7 (1.10%) CA Spectrum
9 7 (1.10%) SCOrch
10 6 (0.94%) ZABBIX
10 6 (0.94%) Puppet
10 6 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.63%) Salt
12 3 (0.47%) Netcool
12 3 (0.47%) Foglight
13 2 (0.31%) Cisco LMS
13 2 (0.31%) Cisco UCCX
13 2 (0.31%) Nagios
Vendors
1 561 (88.07%) Cisco
2 280 (43.96%) CheckPoint
3 241 (37.83%) Juniper
4 174 (27.32%) F5
5 71 (11.15%) Blue Coat
6 52 (8.16%) Microsoft
6 52 (8.16%) HP
6 52 (8.16%) SolarWinds
7 50 (7.85%) Riverbed
8 45 (7.06%) Nokia
9 39 (6.12%) Fortinet
10 37 (5.81%) VMware
11 35 (5.49%) Citrix
12 23 (3.61%) Nortel
13 21 (3.30%) Aruba
14 19 (2.98%) BT
14 19 (2.98%) Sourcefire
15 16 (2.51%) Redback
15 16 (2.51%) Radware
16 15 (2.35%) Brocade
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Posted: 14 hours ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TRG
Rate: 250-350 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
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TRG
Rate: £250 - £350 Per Day
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