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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 310 374 383
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +9
Contract jobs citing OSPF 305 183 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.38% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.16% 2.91% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 109 69
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.44% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £320
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.88 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.56% -14.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.88 £25.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £27.88 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.88 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+25.56% -14.23%
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
7340 6294 6237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.92% 13.12% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 3478 3165
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 360 527
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +35 103 £363 -9.37% 19
South East -14 61 £349 +9.92% 23
West Midlands +40 53 £325 -27.77% 14
North West +9 38 £413 +65.00% 6
East of England +20 19 £285 -28.75% 9
South West +2 14 £405 -4.70% 2
Yorkshire -21 10 £293 -26.96%
East Midlands -7 5 £425 -10.52% 1
North East - 1 £288 -
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 600 (90.50%) Cisco
2 543 (81.90%) BGP
3 446 (67.27%) Firewall
4 445 (67.12%) Cisco Certification
5 346 (52.19%) CCNP
6 310 (46.76%) MPLS
7 280 (42.23%) CheckPoint
8 271 (40.87%) WAN
9 269 (40.57%) F5
10 267 (40.27%) Juniper
11 263 (39.67%) LAN
12 234 (35.29%) VPN
13 232 (34.99%) Cisco ASA
14 213 (32.13%) EIGRP
15 179 (27.00%) Network Security
16 153 (23.08%) TCP/IP
17 152 (22.93%) Wireless
18 149 (22.47%) Cisco IOS
19 146 (22.02%) CCNA
20 140 (21.12%) Cisco Nexus
21 138 (20.81%) CCIE
22 135 (20.36%) IPsec
22 135 (20.36%) Load Balancing
23 133 (20.06%) DNS
24 128 (19.31%) Telecoms
25 119 (17.95%) Blue Coat
26 117 (17.65%) HSRP
27 114 (17.19%) VMware
28 112 (16.89%) DHCP
29 109 (16.44%) Citrix

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (2.26%) Apache
2 14 (2.11%) MediaWiki
2 14 (2.11%) Confluence
3 13 (1.96%) IIS
4 11 (1.66%) nginx
5 6 (0.90%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.75%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.60%) Lync
8 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.30%) CMS
9 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (2.71%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.66%) MS Office
3 10 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (1.51%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.60%) SaaS
2 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 543 (81.90%) BGP
2 446 (67.27%) Firewall
3 310 (46.76%) MPLS
4 271 (40.87%) WAN
5 263 (39.67%) LAN
6 234 (35.29%) VPN
7 232 (34.99%) Cisco ASA
8 213 (32.13%) EIGRP
9 179 (27.00%) Network Security
10 153 (23.08%) TCP/IP
11 152 (22.93%) Wireless
12 149 (22.47%) Cisco IOS
13 140 (21.12%) Cisco Nexus
14 135 (20.36%) IPsec
15 133 (20.06%) DNS
16 117 (17.65%) HSRP
17 112 (16.89%) DHCP
18 102 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 95 (14.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 90 (13.57%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
1 14 (2.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.66%) MySQL
3 8 (1.21%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.21%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (2.11%) Subversion
1 14 (2.11%) JIRA
1 14 (2.11%) Hudson
1 14 (2.11%) Jenkins
1 14 (2.11%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 128 (19.31%) Telecoms
2 100 (15.08%) Finance
3 44 (6.64%) Banking
4 18 (2.71%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.26%) Games
6 14 (2.11%) Marketing
7 13 (1.96%) Back Office
8 10 (1.51%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.75%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.75%) Electronics
9 5 (0.75%) Billing
9 5 (0.75%) Retail
10 2 (0.30%) Local Government
10 2 (0.30%) German Language
10 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.30%) Legal
11 1 (0.15%) Military
11 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 324 (48.87%) Network Engineer
2 67 (10.11%) Security Engineer
3 64 (9.65%) IP Engineer
4 63 (9.50%) Network Specialist
5 62 (9.35%) Architect
6 47 (7.09%) Network Security Engineer
7 46 (6.94%) Network Architect
8 43 (6.49%) Design Engineer
9 42 (6.33%) Consultant
10 41 (6.18%) Cisco Engineer
11 37 (5.58%) Network Security Specialist
11 37 (5.58%) Security Specialist
12 31 (4.68%) Senior Network Engineer
13 28 (4.22%) Support Engineer
14 26 (3.92%) Implementation Engineer
15 25 (3.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 23 (3.47%) Operations Engineer
16 23 (3.47%) Network Consultant
17 21 (3.17%) Network Support
18 20 (3.02%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.51%) CSS
2 6 (0.90%) LAMP
3 4 (0.60%) XMPP
4 2 (0.30%) Silverlight
4 2 (0.30%) Web Services
5 1 (0.15%) Middleware
5 1 (0.15%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.98%) Fat Client
2 33 (4.98%) Thin Client
3 30 (4.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 22 (3.32%) Clustering
5 19 (2.87%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (2.11%) Wiki
7 13 (1.96%) IVR
7 13 (1.96%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.81%) PKI
9 11 (1.66%) SecurID
10 10 (1.51%) Online Games
10 10 (1.51%) Cryptography
11 8 (1.21%) Celerra
11 8 (1.21%) Replication
11 8 (1.21%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.90%) User Experience
12 6 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.90%) DTV
13 5 (0.75%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 105 (15.84%) Linux
2 72 (10.86%) Windows
3 62 (9.35%) UNIX
4 26 (3.92%) Solaris
5 24 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (2.11%) CentOS
7 12 (1.81%) Ubuntu
8 11 (1.66%) Debian
9 8 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.06%) Windows XP
10 7 (1.06%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.15%) HPUX
13 1 (0.15%) SUSE
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (20.36%) Load Balancing
2 94 (14.18%) ITIL
3 72 (10.86%) Network Design
4 71 (10.71%) E-Commerce
5 52 (7.84%) Network Management
6 50 (7.54%) Migration
7 45 (6.79%) Network Monitoring
8 32 (4.83%) Service Delivery
9 31 (4.68%) Low Latency
9 31 (4.68%) Mentoring
10 29 (4.37%) Project Management
10 29 (4.37%) Service Management
10 29 (4.37%) Capacity Planning
11 28 (4.22%) Disaster Recovery
12 27 (4.07%) DDoS Mitigation
13 25 (3.77%) Incident Management
14 24 (3.62%) Network Architecture
15 23 (3.47%) Validation
16 18 (2.71%) Configuration Management
17 17 (2.56%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 29 (4.37%) C
2 17 (2.56%) Perl
3 12 (1.81%) Bash Shell
4 11 (1.66%) Ruby
5 9 (1.36%) PHP
5 9 (1.36%) SQL
5 9 (1.36%) Java
6 3 (0.45%) Tcl
6 3 (0.45%) Lisp
6 3 (0.45%) Python
7 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 445 (67.12%) Cisco Certification
2 346 (52.19%) CCNP
3 146 (22.02%) CCNA
4 138 (20.81%) CCIE
5 81 (12.22%) Security Cleared
6 68 (10.26%) CCSE
7 55 (8.30%) SC Cleared
8 54 (8.14%) CCIP
9 49 (7.39%) Degree
10 29 (4.37%) DV Cleared
11 28 (4.22%) CISSP
12 26 (3.92%) CCDP
12 26 (3.92%) JNCIP
13 19 (2.87%) JNCIA
14 15 (2.26%) CCSA
15 14 (2.11%) JNCIS
16 13 (1.96%) Check Point Certification
17 11 (1.66%) BC Cleared
18 10 (1.51%) CCSP
19 8 (1.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.73%) SLA
2 17 (2.56%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.36%) QA
4 4 (0.60%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 90 (13.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (4.68%) XenServer
3 22 (3.32%) Active Directory
4 14 (2.11%) iptables
4 14 (2.11%) Postfix
4 14 (2.11%) Samba
5 13 (1.96%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.96%) vCloud
6 12 (1.81%) VMware ESX
7 11 (1.66%) XenApp
8 9 (1.36%) Terminal Services
8 9 (1.36%) vSphere
8 9 (1.36%) Snort
9 8 (1.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 6 (0.90%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.30%) Xen
12 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.30%) Firmware
13 1 (0.15%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (3.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 21 (3.17%) CiscoWorks
3 18 (2.71%) RANCID
4 14 (2.11%) Puppet
4 14 (2.11%) ZABBIX
5 12 (1.81%) FortiGate
6 11 (1.66%) OpenView
6 11 (1.66%) Cisco UCCE
7 10 (1.51%) OPNET
8 9 (1.36%) Cisco Prime
8 9 (1.36%) AirWatch
8 9 (1.36%) TrustSec
9 8 (1.21%) Salt
9 8 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (1.21%) Cisco IPCC
10 5 (0.75%) Nagios
10 5 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (0.45%) Cacti
12 3 (0.45%) Iperf
Vendors
1 600 (90.50%) Cisco
2 280 (42.23%) CheckPoint
3 269 (40.57%) F5
4 267 (40.27%) Juniper
5 119 (17.95%) Blue Coat
6 114 (17.19%) VMware
7 109 (16.44%) Citrix
8 77 (11.61%) SolarWinds
9 75 (11.31%) Infoblox
10 72 (10.86%) HP
11 46 (6.94%) Microsoft
11 46 (6.94%) Riverbed
12 44 (6.64%) Fortinet
13 37 (5.58%) BT
14 34 (5.13%) Imperva
15 32 (4.83%) Aruba
16 30 (4.52%) Nokia
17 20 (3.02%) Nortel
18 19 (2.87%) Red Hat
19 17 (2.56%) CA
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