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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 418 326 402
Rank change year-on-year
-92 +76
Contract jobs citing OSPF 205 307 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.61% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.66% 4.05% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 193 102
Average daily rate £363 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £103.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.57% -61.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £103.94
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -61.51%
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
7709 7577 6678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.05% 14.97% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4751 4188 3589
Average daily rate £393 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 401 377
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.32 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.81% +36.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -51 65 £350 -3.44% 27
South East -16 56 £350 -12.50% 19
South West +12 25 £363 -10.49% 4
East of England +6 15 £350 +20.68% 3
Yorkshire -8 15 £350 -9.67% 6
West Midlands -50 12 £378 +16.15% 12
North West -33 10 £325 -29.72% 7
East Midlands +5 2 £325 -23.52% 1
North East -29 1 - - 1
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 368 (89.98%) BGP
2 366 (89.49%) Cisco
3 248 (60.64%) Cisco Certification
4 231 (56.48%) Firewall
5 213 (52.08%) MPLS
6 201 (49.14%) WAN
7 192 (46.94%) VPN
8 190 (46.45%) CCNP
9 173 (42.30%) Juniper
9 173 (42.30%) LAN
10 169 (41.32%) EIGRP
11 137 (33.50%) Cisco Nexus
12 120 (29.34%) Cisco ASA
13 117 (28.61%) IPsec
14 108 (26.41%) DNS
14 108 (26.41%) CheckPoint
15 101 (24.69%) TCP/IP
16 100 (24.45%) F5
17 99 (24.21%) Wireless
17 99 (24.21%) Data Centre
18 81 (19.80%) VLAN
19 76 (18.58%) Security Cleared
20 75 (18.34%) Network Security
20 75 (18.34%) CCNA
21 71 (17.36%) DHCP
21 71 (17.36%) Linux
22 69 (16.87%) SC Cleared
23 68 (16.63%) HSRP
24 64 (15.65%) Finance
25 63 (15.40%) Cisco IOS

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 6 (1.47%) Skype for Business
2 4 (0.98%) Apache
3 3 (0.73%) Confluence
3 3 (0.73%) IIS
3 3 (0.73%) JBoss
3 3 (0.73%) nginx
3 3 (0.73%) SAS
3 3 (0.73%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.49%) CMS
4 2 (0.49%) MediaWiki
4 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.24%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (5.38%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.44%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.98%) MS Office
4 3 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.49%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 368 (89.98%) BGP
2 231 (56.48%) Firewall
3 213 (52.08%) MPLS
4 201 (49.14%) WAN
5 192 (46.94%) VPN
6 173 (42.30%) LAN
7 169 (41.32%) EIGRP
8 137 (33.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 120 (29.34%) Cisco ASA
10 117 (28.61%) IPsec
11 108 (26.41%) DNS
12 101 (24.69%) TCP/IP
13 99 (24.21%) Wireless
14 81 (19.80%) VLAN
15 75 (18.34%) Network Security
16 71 (17.36%) DHCP
17 68 (16.63%) HSRP
18 63 (15.40%) Cisco IOS
19 57 (13.94%) VoIP
20 48 (11.74%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.47%) MySQL
2 5 (1.22%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.73%) Informix
3 3 (0.73%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.73%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.49%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.49%) Redis
5 1 (0.24%) Big Data
5 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.24%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (3.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (1.71%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.47%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.22%) JIRA
5 4 (0.98%) Hudson
5 4 (0.98%) Subversion
6 2 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.24%) Ant
7 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.24%) GitLab
7 1 (0.24%) RSpec
General
1 64 (15.65%) Finance
2 56 (13.69%) Telecoms
3 22 (5.38%) Banking
4 11 (2.69%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.44%) Marketing
6 9 (2.20%) Electronics
6 9 (2.20%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.20%) Retail
7 7 (1.71%) Games
8 6 (1.47%) Back Office
8 6 (1.47%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.22%) Military
9 5 (1.22%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.98%) Legal
11 3 (0.73%) Billing
11 3 (0.73%) French Language
11 3 (0.73%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.73%) Publishing
12 2 (0.49%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.49%) German Language
Job Titles
1 222 (54.28%) Network Engineer
2 71 (17.36%) Cisco Engineer
3 61 (14.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 47 (11.49%) Senior Network Engineer
5 42 (10.27%) Designer
6 39 (9.54%) Network Designer
7 31 (7.58%) Security Engineer
8 29 (7.09%) Architect
9 25 (6.11%) Network Security Engineer
10 24 (5.87%) Network Architect
10 24 (5.87%) Network Support
11 22 (5.38%) Design Engineer
11 22 (5.38%) IP Engineer
12 21 (5.13%) Consultant
12 21 (5.13%) Support Engineer
13 18 (4.40%) Network Consultant
14 17 (4.16%) Network Support Engineer
15 16 (3.91%) Firewall Engineer
15 16 (3.91%) IP Designer
16 13 (3.18%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.36%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.47%) XML
3 3 (0.73%) LAMP
3 3 (0.73%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (0.73%) POSIX
3 3 (0.73%) Silverlight
3 3 (0.73%) Web Services
4 2 (0.49%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (0.49%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (0.49%) Middleware
4 2 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.49%) XMPP
4 2 (0.49%) YAML
5 1 (0.24%) CSS
5 1 (0.24%) MCollective
5 1 (0.24%) REST
5 1 (0.24%) RFC 2547
5 1 (0.24%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 99 (24.21%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 16 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.42%) Computer Science
5 13 (3.18%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.93%) PKI
7 9 (2.20%) iSeries
8 8 (1.96%) e-Health
9 7 (1.71%) Clustering
9 7 (1.71%) MPEG
10 5 (1.22%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.22%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.22%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.98%) IPTV
12 3 (0.73%) DTV
12 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (0.73%) Statistics
12 3 (0.73%) Streaming Video
12 3 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.73%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 71 (17.36%) Linux
2 39 (9.54%) Windows
3 30 (7.33%) Unix
4 18 (4.40%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.47%) CentOS
6 6 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.22%) CatOS
7 5 (1.22%) Debian
7 5 (1.22%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.73%) AIX
9 3 (0.73%) Solaris
9 3 (0.73%) SUSE
10 1 (0.24%) Android
10 1 (0.24%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.24%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (15.16%) Load Balancing
2 47 (11.49%) Network Design
3 46 (11.25%) Migration
4 41 (10.02%) ITIL
5 36 (8.80%) High Availability
6 30 (7.33%) Change Management
7 26 (6.36%) Network Architecture
8 19 (4.65%) Network Management
8 19 (4.65%) Network Monitoring
9 16 (3.91%) Project Management
10 14 (3.42%) Capacity Planning
10 14 (3.42%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (3.18%) Service Delivery
12 11 (2.69%) Kalman Filter
13 10 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (2.20%) Configuration Management
14 9 (2.20%) Customer Engagement
14 9 (2.20%) Digital Marketing
14 9 (2.20%) Problem Management
14 9 (2.20%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.67%) Perl
2 12 (2.93%) Python
3 10 (2.44%) Bash Shell
3 10 (2.44%) Lisp
4 8 (1.96%) Shell Script
5 7 (1.71%) SQL
6 4 (0.98%) C
6 4 (0.98%) Korn
6 4 (0.98%) Ruby
6 4 (0.98%) Tcl
7 3 (0.73%) Java
7 3 (0.73%) PHP
8 2 (0.49%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 248 (60.64%) Cisco Certification
2 190 (46.45%) CCNP
3 76 (18.58%) Security Cleared
4 75 (18.34%) CCNA
5 69 (16.87%) SC Cleared
6 46 (11.25%) CCIE
7 35 (8.56%) DV Cleared
8 29 (7.09%) Degree
9 28 (6.85%) JNCIS
10 27 (6.60%) JNCIP
11 19 (4.65%) CCSE
12 14 (3.42%) JNCIA
13 12 (2.93%) CISSP
14 10 (2.44%) CCDP
15 9 (2.20%) CCSA
16 6 (1.47%) CCNP Voice
16 6 (1.47%) JNCIE
17 4 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 3 (0.73%) CCSP
18 3 (0.73%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.67%) SLA
2 3 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.73%) QA
3 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
System Software
1 34 (8.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (3.18%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.44%) VMware ESX
4 9 (2.20%) Snort
5 8 (1.96%) iptables
6 6 (1.47%) ProxySG
6 6 (1.47%) vCloud
6 6 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.47%) vSphere
7 5 (1.22%) Postfix
7 5 (1.22%) Samba
8 4 (0.98%) NFS
9 3 (0.73%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.73%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.49%) KVM
10 2 (0.49%) Squid
11 1 (0.24%) Btrfs
11 1 (0.24%) Ceph
11 1 (0.24%) Docker
11 1 (0.24%) LXC
Systems Management
1 34 (8.31%) FortiGate
2 24 (5.87%) Cisco CUCM
3 19 (4.65%) CiscoWorks
4 9 (2.20%) OpenView
4 9 (2.20%) SolarWinds Orion
5 8 (1.96%) Nagios
6 7 (1.71%) Proventia
7 5 (1.22%) Cisco UCCX
7 5 (1.22%) Puppet
8 4 (0.98%) Cacti
8 4 (0.98%) systemd
9 3 (0.73%) Ansible
9 3 (0.73%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.73%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.73%) Oracle ZFS
10 2 (0.49%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.49%) NSN NetAct
10 2 (0.49%) OPNET
10 2 (0.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 366 (89.49%) Cisco
2 173 (42.30%) Juniper
3 108 (26.41%) CheckPoint
4 100 (24.45%) F5
5 54 (13.20%) VMware
6 43 (10.51%) Palo Alto
7 34 (8.31%) HP
8 32 (7.82%) Fortinet
9 28 (6.85%) SolarWinds
10 25 (6.11%) Blue Coat
11 21 (5.13%) Aruba
11 21 (5.13%) BT
12 19 (4.65%) Microsoft
13 18 (4.40%) Infoblox
13 18 (4.40%) Riverbed
14 17 (4.16%) IBM
14 17 (4.16%) Red Hat
15 15 (3.67%) Citrix
15 15 (3.67%) Nokia
16 14 (3.42%) Sourcefire
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Competitive market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Thame
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago