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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 309 342 338
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -4
Contract jobs citing OSPF 316 245 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.60% 0.51% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.07% 3.72% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 134 88
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£400 £366 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -2.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £277 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £479 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 3
Average hourly rate £38.75 £46.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +47.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £31.35 £28.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £54.75 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-30.66% +2.04%
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
7759 6581 8255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.85% 13.64% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4364 3662 3826
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 380 625
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £21.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +28 137 £401 +6.80% 39
South East +45 85 £400 +14.28% 20
West Midlands -4 30 £300 -11.76% 7
South West -20 30 £424 +54.18% 4
North West -13 15 £280 -27.74% 5
Yorkshire -6 7 £379 -2.19% 5
East of England -26 5 £336 -13.22% 9
East Midlands - - - - 2
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 429 (84.78%) Cisco
2 411 (81.23%) BGP
3 350 (69.17%) Firewall
4 301 (59.49%) Cisco Certification
5 221 (43.68%) CheckPoint
6 218 (43.08%) Juniper
6 218 (43.08%) CCNP
7 215 (42.49%) WAN
8 200 (39.53%) MPLS
9 196 (38.74%) LAN
10 171 (33.79%) VPN
11 148 (29.25%) F5
12 144 (28.46%) Network Security
13 139 (27.47%) Cisco Nexus
14 128 (25.30%) TCP/IP
15 126 (24.90%) EIGRP
16 124 (24.51%) CCIE
17 121 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
18 105 (20.75%) Network Management
19 104 (20.55%) Telecoms
20 102 (20.16%) Network Design
21 100 (19.76%) IPsec
22 92 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
23 90 (17.79%) DNS
24 89 (17.59%) Load Balancing
25 85 (16.80%) VLAN
26 82 (16.21%) SNMP
27 81 (16.01%) HSRP
28 74 (14.62%) CCNA
29 73 (14.43%) ITIL

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (4.74%) Apache
2 12 (2.37%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.37%) Confluence
2 12 (2.37%) MediaWiki
2 12 (2.37%) nginx
2 12 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (1.78%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.58%) Lync
5 5 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.20%) IIS
6 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 19 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.16%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.38%) MS Office
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.20%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.99%) SaaS
2 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 411 (81.23%) BGP
2 350 (69.17%) Firewall
3 215 (42.49%) WAN
4 200 (39.53%) MPLS
5 196 (38.74%) LAN
6 171 (33.79%) VPN
7 144 (28.46%) Network Security
8 139 (27.47%) Cisco Nexus
9 128 (25.30%) TCP/IP
10 126 (24.90%) EIGRP
11 121 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
12 100 (19.76%) IPsec
13 92 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
14 90 (17.79%) DNS
15 85 (16.80%) VLAN
16 82 (16.21%) SNMP
17 81 (16.01%) HSRP
18 62 (12.25%) RIP
18 62 (12.25%) VoIP
19 56 (11.07%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.57%) Relational Database
1 13 (2.57%) MySQL
2 12 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.40%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.20%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 13 (2.57%) Subversion
2 12 (2.37%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.37%) Hudson
2 12 (2.37%) JIRA
2 12 (2.37%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.38%) GDB
3 7 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 104 (20.55%) Telecoms
2 64 (12.65%) Finance
3 44 (8.70%) Banking
4 17 (3.36%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.57%) Retail
6 7 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.19%) Law
7 6 (1.19%) Local Government
8 5 (0.99%) Spanish Language
8 5 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.79%) Legal
9 4 (0.79%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.59%) Marketing
11 2 (0.40%) Back Office
11 2 (0.40%) Publishing
11 2 (0.40%) German Language
11 2 (0.40%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.20%) Billing
12 1 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 194 (38.34%) Network Engineer
2 66 (13.04%) IP Engineer
3 65 (12.85%) Design Engineer
4 62 (12.25%) Security Engineer
5 54 (10.67%) Consultant
6 52 (10.28%) Architect
7 45 (8.89%) Network Security Engineer
8 40 (7.91%) Network Consultant
9 37 (7.31%) Senior Network Engineer
9 37 (7.31%) Network Specialist
10 31 (6.13%) Cisco Engineer
11 20 (3.95%) Firewall Engineer
11 20 (3.95%) Analyst
11 20 (3.95%) Network Architect
11 20 (3.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 17 (3.36%) Network Security Specialist
12 17 (3.36%) Network Analyst
12 17 (3.36%) Security Specialist
12 17 (3.36%) Network Support
13 15 (2.96%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.77%) CSS
2 12 (2.37%) LAMP
3 10 (1.98%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (0.79%) Middleware
5 2 (0.40%) XMPP
6 1 (0.20%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.36%) Fat Client
2 17 (3.36%) Thin Client
2 17 (3.36%) Clustering
3 12 (2.37%) Visualisation
3 12 (2.37%) Wiki
3 12 (2.37%) User Experience
4 9 (1.78%) FlexPod
5 8 (1.58%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.38%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.19%) SecurID
8 4 (0.79%) Open Source
8 4 (0.79%) PKI
9 3 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.59%) Firmware
10 2 (0.40%) Replication
10 2 (0.40%) Handset
10 2 (0.40%) NHS
10 2 (0.40%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.40%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 62 (12.25%) Linux
2 56 (11.07%) Windows
3 32 (6.32%) UNIX
4 22 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.37%) Debian
6 12 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (2.37%) Ubuntu
7 9 (1.78%) CentOS
8 7 (1.38%) Solaris
9 5 (0.99%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.40%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.20%) AIX
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.20%) VMS
11 1 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (20.75%) Network Management
2 102 (20.16%) Network Design
3 89 (17.59%) Load Balancing
4 73 (14.43%) ITIL
5 40 (7.91%) Network Architecture
6 39 (7.71%) Mentoring
7 37 (7.31%) Network Monitoring
8 34 (6.72%) Service Delivery
9 28 (5.53%) Low Latency
10 25 (4.94%) Project Management
10 25 (4.94%) Migration
11 24 (4.74%) E-Commerce
12 23 (4.55%) Change Management
13 19 (3.75%) Risk Assessment
13 19 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
14 17 (3.36%) Capacity Planning
15 15 (2.96%) High Availability
16 14 (2.77%) Time Management
17 13 (2.57%) Service Management
17 13 (2.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (6.13%) Perl
2 19 (3.75%) C
3 13 (2.57%) Ruby
3 13 (2.57%) Bash Shell
3 13 (2.57%) SQL
4 12 (2.37%) Java
4 12 (2.37%) PHP
5 7 (1.38%) R
6 6 (1.19%) Tcl
6 6 (1.19%) Embedded C
7 2 (0.40%) Python
8 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 301 (59.49%) Cisco Certification
2 218 (43.08%) CCNP
3 124 (24.51%) CCIE
4 74 (14.62%) CCNA
5 68 (13.44%) Security Cleared
6 61 (12.06%) SC Cleared
7 49 (9.68%) CISSP
8 34 (6.72%) CCSE
8 34 (6.72%) CCDP
9 23 (4.55%) Check Point Certification
10 22 (4.35%) CCSP
11 15 (2.96%) JNCIP
12 14 (2.77%) Degree
13 12 (2.37%) JNCIE
14 11 (2.17%) DV Cleared
14 11 (2.17%) CCSA
14 11 (2.17%) CCIP
15 10 (1.98%) JNCIA
15 10 (1.98%) JNCIS
16 8 (1.58%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.14%) PCI DSS
2 20 (3.95%) SLA
3 14 (2.77%) QA
4 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.20%) COBIT
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 37 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (3.95%) Snort
3 18 (3.56%) vSphere
3 18 (3.56%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.16%) Active Directory
5 12 (2.37%) Samba
5 12 (2.37%) XenServer
5 12 (2.37%) Postfix
6 11 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.38%) ProxySG
8 5 (0.99%) XenApp
8 5 (0.99%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.79%) Nmap
10 3 (0.59%) OpenSSH
11 1 (0.20%) KVM
11 1 (0.20%) Xen
11 1 (0.20%) SRDF
11 1 (0.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.20%) NFS
11 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 26 (5.14%) FortiGate
2 12 (2.37%) ZABBIX
2 12 (2.37%) Puppet
2 12 (2.37%) Cisco Prime
3 11 (2.17%) OPNET
4 10 (1.98%) RANCID
5 9 (1.78%) OpenNMS
6 7 (1.38%) SCOrch
6 7 (1.38%) Nessus
6 7 (1.38%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.59%) Salt
8 3 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.59%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.59%) CiscoWorks
8 3 (0.59%) MAILsweeper
9 2 (0.40%) Nagios
9 2 (0.40%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.20%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.20%) OpenView
Vendors
1 429 (84.78%) Cisco
2 221 (43.68%) CheckPoint
3 218 (43.08%) Juniper
4 148 (29.25%) F5
5 66 (13.04%) Blue Coat
6 47 (9.29%) Citrix
7 46 (9.09%) HP
8 45 (8.89%) VMware
9 40 (7.91%) Nokia
10 32 (6.32%) Microsoft
10 32 (6.32%) SolarWinds
11 31 (6.13%) Riverbed
12 30 (5.93%) Fortinet
13 20 (3.95%) Infoblox
14 18 (3.56%) Aruba
14 18 (3.56%) Redback
15 17 (3.36%) Imperva
15 17 (3.36%) Radware
16 16 (3.16%) Sourcefire
17 15 (2.96%) Red Hat
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