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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 334 373 316
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -57
Contract jobs citing OSPF 245 184 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.50% 0.39% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.58% 2.88% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 99 130
Average daily rate
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£394 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £421 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
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
6839 6396 8254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.85% 13.73% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3707 3397 3729
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 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 435 640
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £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
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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 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 28 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 +10 93 £420 +16.66% 44
South East +28 84 £350 +6.87% 6
West Midlands +4 20 £304 -9.32% 10
South West -23 15 £425 +44.06% 2
North West -4 13 £280 -39.45% 4
Yorkshire +1 9 £401 +23.23% 13
East of England -33 8 £335 -18.78% 8
East Midlands -4 1 £350 +9.37% 1
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 353 (81.34%) Cisco
2 351 (80.88%) BGP
3 279 (64.29%) Firewall
4 259 (59.68%) Cisco Certification
5 195 (44.93%) CheckPoint
6 189 (43.55%) CCNP
7 182 (41.94%) MPLS
8 173 (39.86%) Juniper
9 169 (38.94%) WAN
10 164 (37.79%) LAN
11 141 (32.49%) VPN
12 136 (31.34%) Network Security
13 131 (30.18%) F5
14 124 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
15 99 (22.81%) Cisco IOS
16 98 (22.58%) Telecoms
17 96 (22.12%) CCIE
18 94 (21.66%) EIGRP
19 93 (21.43%) TCP/IP
20 85 (19.59%) IPsec
20 85 (19.59%) Load Balancing
21 80 (18.43%) Network Design
21 80 (18.43%) Cisco Nexus
21 80 (18.43%) DNS
22 75 (17.28%) Linux
23 70 (16.13%) Blue Coat
24 68 (15.67%) Network Management
25 67 (15.44%) VoIP
26 66 (15.21%) CCNA
26 66 (15.21%) VLAN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 351 (80.88%) BGP
2 279 (64.29%) Firewall
3 182 (41.94%) MPLS
4 169 (38.94%) WAN
5 164 (37.79%) LAN
6 141 (32.49%) VPN
7 136 (31.34%) Network Security
8 124 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
9 99 (22.81%) Cisco IOS
10 94 (21.66%) EIGRP
11 93 (21.43%) TCP/IP
12 85 (19.59%) IPsec
13 80 (18.43%) DNS
13 80 (18.43%) Cisco Nexus
14 67 (15.44%) VoIP
15 66 (15.21%) VLAN
16 56 (12.90%) Wireless
17 51 (11.75%) Ethernet
17 51 (11.75%) HSRP
18 50 (11.52%) DHCP
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
10 1 (0.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 161 (37.10%) Network Engineer
2 62 (14.29%) Design Engineer
3 57 (13.13%) Security Engineer
4 54 (12.44%) 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 32 (7.37%) 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%) Cisco Engineer
12 22 (5.07%) Senior Network Engineer
13 21 (4.84%) Network Architect
14 19 (4.38%) Network Design Engineer
15 15 (3.46%) Analyst
16 14 (3.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 13 (3.00%) Network Analyst
18 12 (2.76%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.76%) LAMP
2 4 (0.92%) CSS
3 1 (0.23%) OCX
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
7 3 (0.69%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.46%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.46%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.46%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.46%) AS400
8 2 (0.46%) Derivative
8 2 (0.46%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.23%) e-Health
9 1 (0.23%) Client/Server
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 80 (18.43%) Network Design
3 68 (15.67%) Network Management
4 46 (10.60%) ITIL
5 35 (8.06%) E-Commerce
6 27 (6.22%) Service Delivery
7 26 (5.99%) Network Architecture
8 23 (5.30%) Project Management
8 23 (5.30%) Network Monitoring
9 21 (4.84%) Change Management
9 21 (4.84%) Capacity Planning
10 19 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 19 (4.38%) Risk Assessment
11 18 (4.15%) Migration
12 15 (3.46%) Low Latency
13 14 (3.23%) WAN Optimisation
14 13 (3.00%) Data Modelling
15 12 (2.76%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (2.76%) Data Protection
15 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
1 259 (59.68%) Cisco Certification
2 189 (43.55%) CCNP
3 96 (22.12%) CCIE
4 66 (15.21%) CCNA
5 41 (9.45%) Security Cleared
6 39 (8.99%) CCDP
7 34 (7.83%) CCSE
8 32 (7.37%) SC Cleared
8 32 (7.37%) CISSP
9 21 (4.84%) Check Point Certification
10 20 (4.61%) CCSP
11 17 (3.92%) CCIP
12 12 (2.76%) JNCIP
13 11 (2.53%) JNCIS
14 10 (2.30%) Degree
15 9 (2.07%) JNCIE
15 9 (2.07%) JNCIA
16 8 (1.84%) CCSA
17 6 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 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%) OPNET
4 8 (1.84%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (0.92%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.92%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (0.69%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (0.46%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.46%) Salt
7 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.23%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.23%) OpenView
8 1 (0.23%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 353 (81.34%) Cisco
2 195 (44.93%) CheckPoint
3 173 (39.86%) Juniper
4 131 (30.18%) F5
5 70 (16.13%) Blue Coat
6 64 (14.75%) Citrix
7 57 (13.13%) VMware
8 44 (10.14%) HP
9 31 (7.14%) 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%) Redback
18 14 (3.23%) SolarWinds
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Jumar
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Warwick
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £180.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
East London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 26 days ago