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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 386 343 365
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +22
Contract jobs citing OSPF 257 299 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.58% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.19% 4.07% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 184 130
Median daily rate £383 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 3
Median hourly rate £46.00 £30.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+53.33% -25.00%
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
8066 7349 6699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.16% 14.25% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4979 4266 3610
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 451 400
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.94 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.74% +4.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

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 July 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 July 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 -33 100 £438 +2.94% 29
South East -22 52 £350 -8.19% 23
West Midlands -4 38 £350 +11.11% 3
South West +9 27 £375 -28.57% 1
East of England +23 13 £400 +50.94% 3
Yorkshire +4 12 £400 +16.78% 2
North West -34 6 £293 -19.31% 2
North East - 6 £350 -
East Midlands +1 2 £325 -10.27% 1
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UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 415 (88.87%) BGP
2 398 (85.22%) Cisco
3 311 (66.60%) Cisco Certification
4 275 (58.89%) Firewall
5 241 (51.61%) CCNP
6 220 (47.11%) MPLS
7 214 (45.82%) WAN
8 211 (45.18%) Juniper
9 205 (43.90%) VPN
10 171 (36.62%) LAN
11 165 (35.33%) CheckPoint
12 153 (32.76%) EIGRP
13 150 (32.12%) Cisco Nexus
14 141 (30.19%) Data Centre
15 140 (29.98%) IPsec
16 138 (29.55%) Cisco ASA
17 134 (28.69%) TCP/IP
18 127 (27.19%) Wireless
19 119 (25.48%) Security Cleared
20 113 (24.20%) CCNA
21 105 (22.48%) F5
22 104 (22.27%) SC Cleared
23 91 (19.49%) DNS
24 88 (18.84%) Network Security
25 84 (17.99%) VLAN
25 84 (17.99%) VoIP
26 82 (17.56%) HSRP
27 73 (15.63%) Load Balancing
28 66 (14.13%) ITIL
29 65 (13.92%) Finance

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 6 (1.28%) Apache
2 5 (1.07%) Confluence
2 5 (1.07%) nginx
3 4 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (0.86%) JBoss
3 4 (0.86%) MediaWiki
3 4 (0.86%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (0.64%) IIS
4 3 (0.64%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.64%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.64%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.43%) CMS
5 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.21%) WildFly
Applications
1 31 (6.64%) MS Visio
2 26 (5.57%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.36%) MS Office
4 6 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 415 (88.87%) BGP
2 275 (58.89%) Firewall
3 220 (47.11%) MPLS
4 214 (45.82%) WAN
5 205 (43.90%) VPN
6 171 (36.62%) LAN
7 153 (32.76%) EIGRP
8 150 (32.12%) Cisco Nexus
9 140 (29.98%) IPsec
10 138 (29.55%) Cisco ASA
11 134 (28.69%) TCP/IP
12 127 (27.19%) Wireless
13 91 (19.49%) DNS
14 88 (18.84%) Network Security
15 84 (17.99%) VLAN
15 84 (17.99%) VoIP
16 82 (17.56%) HSRP
17 62 (13.28%) Cisco IOS
18 61 (13.06%) Ethernet
19 55 (11.78%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.50%) MySQL
2 5 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (0.86%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.43%) Informix
4 2 (0.43%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.21%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.21%) Redis
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (4.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.28%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.28%) JIRA
3 5 (1.07%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.07%) Hudson
3 5 (1.07%) Subversion
4 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.21%) GitLab
4 1 (0.21%) RSpec
4 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 65 (13.92%) Finance
2 53 (11.35%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.57%) Banking
4 11 (2.36%) Marketing
5 10 (2.14%) Electronics
5 10 (2.14%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.14%) Retail
6 6 (1.28%) Military
7 5 (1.07%) Billing
7 5 (1.07%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.07%) Games
8 4 (0.86%) French Language
8 4 (0.86%) German Language
8 4 (0.86%) Legal
8 4 (0.86%) Publishing
9 3 (0.64%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.43%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.43%) Japanese Language
10 2 (0.43%) Malay Language
10 2 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 254 (54.39%) Network Engineer
2 74 (15.85%) Cisco Engineer
3 69 (14.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 54 (11.56%) Designer
5 44 (9.42%) Network Designer
5 44 (9.42%) Security Engineer
6 41 (8.78%) Senior Network Engineer
7 35 (7.49%) Network Security Engineer
8 27 (5.78%) Architect
9 23 (4.93%) Firewall Engineer
10 21 (4.50%) IP Designer
11 18 (3.85%) Analyst
12 17 (3.64%) Consultant
12 17 (3.64%) Design Engineer
13 16 (3.43%) IP Engineer
13 16 (3.43%) Juniper Engineer
13 16 (3.43%) Network Architect
14 15 (3.21%) Network Consultant
14 15 (3.21%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 14 (3.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (10.71%) 802.1X
2 18 (3.85%) CSS
3 6 (1.28%) Middleware
4 3 (0.64%) LAMP
4 3 (0.64%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (0.43%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.43%) RESTful
5 2 (0.43%) Silverlight
5 2 (0.43%) Web Services
5 2 (0.43%) YAML
6 1 (0.21%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.21%) COM
6 1 (0.21%) HTML
6 1 (0.21%) MCollective
6 1 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.21%) REST
6 1 (0.21%) RFC 2544
6 1 (0.21%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 141 (30.19%) Data Centre
2 26 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 16 (3.43%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.57%) PKI
5 12 (2.57%) User Experience
6 9 (1.93%) Visualisation
7 8 (1.71%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.50%) Clustering
8 7 (1.50%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.28%) CESG
9 6 (1.28%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.28%) MPEG
10 5 (1.07%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.07%) Streaming Video
11 4 (0.86%) Fintech
11 4 (0.86%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.86%) Wiki
12 3 (0.64%) Cryptography
12 3 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 58 (12.42%) Linux
2 57 (12.21%) Windows
3 36 (7.71%) Windows Server
4 20 (4.28%) Unix
5 13 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.50%) CentOS
7 7 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.07%) AIX
10 4 (0.86%) Debian
10 4 (0.86%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.64%) Solaris
11 3 (0.64%) SUSE
12 2 (0.43%) CatOS
13 1 (0.21%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.21%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.21%) SmartOS
13 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (15.63%) Load Balancing
2 66 (14.13%) ITIL
3 53 (11.35%) Network Design
4 44 (9.42%) Migration
5 41 (8.78%) Network Management
6 35 (7.49%) Network Architecture
7 34 (7.28%) High Availability
8 33 (7.07%) Network Monitoring
9 26 (5.57%) Change Management
10 25 (5.35%) Change Control
11 21 (4.50%) Project Management
12 19 (4.07%) Configuration Management
13 18 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
14 16 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (3.43%) Network Planning
15 15 (3.21%) ITIL V3
15 15 (3.21%) Penetration Testing
15 15 (3.21%) Service Delivery
16 13 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
17 12 (2.57%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 13 (2.78%) Shell Script
2 10 (2.14%) Perl
3 9 (1.93%) Python
4 8 (1.71%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.07%) SQL
6 4 (0.86%) Java
6 4 (0.86%) PHP
6 4 (0.86%) Tcl
7 3 (0.64%) Ruby
8 2 (0.43%) C
8 2 (0.43%) Lisp
8 2 (0.43%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.21%) Korn
Qualifications
1 311 (66.60%) Cisco Certification
2 241 (51.61%) CCNP
3 119 (25.48%) Security Cleared
4 113 (24.20%) CCNA
5 104 (22.27%) SC Cleared
6 58 (12.42%) CCIE
7 45 (9.64%) JNCIP
8 41 (8.78%) DV Cleared
9 32 (6.85%) JNCIS
10 29 (6.21%) Degree
11 24 (5.14%) CCSE
12 23 (4.93%) CCDP
13 20 (4.28%) JNCIA
14 17 (3.64%) CCSA
15 16 (3.43%) CISSP
16 10 (2.14%) JNCIE
17 6 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
18 4 (0.86%) CCIP
18 4 (0.86%) Check Point Certification
18 4 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.93%) SLA
2 6 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.64%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.64%) QA
4 2 (0.43%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.21%) MiFID
System Software
1 36 (7.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (4.93%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.14%) VMware ESX
4 7 (1.50%) iptables
4 7 (1.50%) ProxySG
4 7 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.28%) vSphere
6 5 (1.07%) Snort
7 4 (0.86%) Postfix
7 4 (0.86%) Samba
7 4 (0.86%) vCloud
7 4 (0.86%) XenServer
8 3 (0.64%) Firmware
8 3 (0.64%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.64%) KVM
8 3 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.43%) NFS
9 2 (0.43%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 37 (7.92%) Cisco Prime
2 34 (7.28%) FortiGate
3 21 (4.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 18 (3.85%) Nagios
5 17 (3.64%) OPNET
6 10 (2.14%) Cacti
7 9 (1.93%) SmokePing
8 8 (1.71%) SolarWinds Orion
9 7 (1.50%) OpenView
10 6 (1.28%) Puppet
11 4 (0.86%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.64%) Ansible
12 3 (0.64%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.64%) Proventia
12 3 (0.64%) SCCM
13 2 (0.43%) Cisco CME
13 2 (0.43%) EnCase
13 2 (0.43%) HP UCMDB
13 2 (0.43%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 398 (85.22%) Cisco
2 211 (45.18%) Juniper
3 165 (35.33%) CheckPoint
4 105 (22.48%) F5
5 62 (13.28%) Fortinet
6 57 (12.21%) SolarWinds
7 52 (11.13%) Palo Alto
8 50 (10.71%) VMware
9 36 (7.71%) Microsoft
9 36 (7.71%) Riverbed
10 32 (6.85%) Nokia
11 27 (5.78%) HP
12 22 (4.71%) Aruba
12 22 (4.71%) BMC
12 22 (4.71%) BT
12 22 (4.71%) Intel Security
13 21 (4.50%) Blue Coat
14 17 (3.64%) Sourcefire
15 16 (3.43%) Red Hat
16 15 (3.21%) Citrix
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