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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 255 366 384
Rank change year-on-year
+111 +18
Contract jobs citing OSPF 367 179 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.79% 0.40% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.39% 2.97% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 120 69
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£370 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £285 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £190.00
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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
6805 6032 6433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.74% 13.55% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3870 3263 3141
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 371 605
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £11.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +67 173 £338 -15.62% 35
South East +36 98 £363 -9.37% 30
Yorkshire +23 38 £388 -7.46% 3
South West -8 21 £400 +18.08% 8
North West +11 20 £331 -22.05% 1
West Midlands +9 12 £325 +44.44% 5
East Midlands - 3 £448 -
East of England -1 2 £200 -33.60% 2
North East - - - -
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UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 623 (90.16%) Cisco
2 561 (81.19%) BGP
3 480 (69.46%) Firewall
4 442 (63.97%) Cisco Certification
5 340 (49.20%) CCNP
6 307 (44.43%) CheckPoint
7 295 (42.69%) MPLS
8 289 (41.82%) WAN
9 266 (38.49%) LAN
10 243 (35.17%) VPN
11 237 (34.30%) Juniper
12 235 (34.01%) F5
13 227 (32.85%) EIGRP
14 208 (30.10%) Cisco Nexus
15 188 (27.21%) Cisco ASA
16 178 (25.76%) Network Security
17 177 (25.62%) CCIE
18 172 (24.89%) TCP/IP
19 164 (23.73%) Telecoms
20 138 (19.97%) CCNA
21 127 (18.38%) HSRP
22 118 (17.08%) Load Balancing
22 118 (17.08%) IPsec
23 117 (16.93%) DNS
23 117 (16.93%) Cisco IOS
24 116 (16.79%) Network Design
24 116 (16.79%) Wireless
25 104 (15.05%) VLAN
26 101 (14.62%) ITIL
27 97 (14.04%) Blue Coat

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 9 (1.30%) Apache
1 9 (1.30%) Confluence
1 9 (1.30%) MediaWiki
2 8 (1.16%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (0.87%) nginx
4 4 (0.58%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.43%) Lync
5 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.14%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.14%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (3.04%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.32%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.14%) Summit
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.43%) SaaS
3 2 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.14%) IaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 561 (81.19%) BGP
2 480 (69.46%) Firewall
3 295 (42.69%) MPLS
4 289 (41.82%) WAN
5 266 (38.49%) LAN
6 243 (35.17%) VPN
7 227 (32.85%) EIGRP
8 208 (30.10%) Cisco Nexus
9 188 (27.21%) Cisco ASA
10 178 (25.76%) Network Security
11 172 (24.89%) TCP/IP
12 127 (18.38%) HSRP
13 118 (17.08%) IPsec
14 117 (16.93%) DNS
14 117 (16.93%) Cisco IOS
15 116 (16.79%) Wireless
16 104 (15.05%) VLAN
17 88 (12.74%) RIP
18 85 (12.30%) DHCP
19 84 (12.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.30%) SQL Server
1 9 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (0.87%) Relational Database
2 6 (0.87%) MySQL
3 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (1.30%) JIRA
2 9 (1.30%) Subversion
2 9 (1.30%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.30%) Hudson
2 9 (1.30%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.29%) GDB
General
1 164 (23.73%) Telecoms
2 85 (12.30%) Finance
3 60 (8.68%) Banking
4 20 (2.89%) Investment Banking
5 19 (2.75%) Retail
6 14 (2.03%) Games
6 14 (2.03%) Back Office
7 9 (1.30%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.30%) Marketing
8 5 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.72%) Spanish Language
8 5 (0.72%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.58%) Billing
10 3 (0.43%) Electronics
11 2 (0.29%) Local Government
11 2 (0.29%) German Language
11 2 (0.29%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.14%) Law
12 1 (0.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 310 (44.86%) Network Engineer
2 88 (12.74%) IP Engineer
3 84 (12.16%) Design Engineer
4 69 (9.99%) Architect
5 68 (9.84%) Security Engineer
6 53 (7.67%) Network Specialist
7 50 (7.24%) Consultant
8 49 (7.09%) Senior Network Engineer
9 48 (6.95%) Cisco Engineer
10 45 (6.51%) Network Security Engineer
11 35 (5.07%) Network Architect
12 32 (4.63%) Network Support
12 32 (4.63%) Support Engineer
13 30 (4.34%) Network Security Specialist
13 30 (4.34%) Network Consultant
13 30 (4.34%) Security Specialist
14 29 (4.20%) Network Design Engineer
15 27 (3.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 24 (3.47%) Analyst
17 23 (3.33%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.17%) CSS
2 6 (0.87%) LAMP
3 4 (0.58%) Middleware
4 2 (0.29%) XMPP
4 2 (0.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.76%) Fat Client
2 26 (3.76%) Thin Client
3 20 (2.89%) FlexPod
4 18 (2.60%) SecurID
5 15 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
5 15 (2.17%) Visualisation
6 13 (1.88%) Online Games
6 13 (1.88%) User Experience
7 11 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.45%) PKI
8 10 (1.45%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.30%) Wiki
10 7 (1.01%) Cryptography
11 5 (0.72%) IVR
12 4 (0.58%) Open Source
12 4 (0.58%) e-Health
12 4 (0.58%) Clustering
13 3 (0.43%) DTV
13 3 (0.43%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 86 (12.45%) Linux
2 52 (7.53%) Windows
3 51 (7.38%) UNIX
4 15 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (1.88%) Windows XP
6 11 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.30%) CentOS
8 8 (1.16%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.87%) Debian
10 5 (0.72%) Solaris
11 2 (0.29%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.29%) SUSE
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (17.08%) Load Balancing
2 116 (16.79%) Network Design
3 101 (14.62%) ITIL
4 90 (13.02%) Network Management
5 62 (8.97%) Network Monitoring
6 55 (7.96%) E-Commerce
7 48 (6.95%) Migration
8 43 (6.22%) Network Architecture
9 40 (5.79%) Low Latency
10 36 (5.21%) Service Delivery
10 36 (5.21%) Mentoring
11 27 (3.91%) Change Management
12 24 (3.47%) Project Management
13 22 (3.18%) Service Management
13 22 (3.18%) Risk Assessment
14 21 (3.04%) High Availability
15 19 (2.75%) Incident Management
16 18 (2.60%) Validation
17 17 (2.46%) Disaster Recovery
18 16 (2.32%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 33 (4.78%) Perl
2 28 (4.05%) C
3 9 (1.30%) Java
3 9 (1.30%) Ruby
3 9 (1.30%) Bash Shell
4 8 (1.16%) R
5 7 (1.01%) SQL
6 6 (0.87%) PHP
7 2 (0.29%) Embedded C
7 2 (0.29%) Python
8 1 (0.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 442 (63.97%) Cisco Certification
2 340 (49.20%) CCNP
3 177 (25.62%) CCIE
4 138 (19.97%) CCNA
5 89 (12.88%) Security Cleared
6 74 (10.71%) SC Cleared
7 59 (8.54%) CCSE
8 54 (7.81%) CISSP
9 43 (6.22%) CCIP
10 35 (5.07%) CCDP
10 35 (5.07%) Degree
11 22 (3.18%) JNCIP
12 18 (2.60%) DV Cleared
13 14 (2.03%) JNCIA
14 13 (1.88%) CCSA
14 13 (1.88%) JNCIS
15 12 (1.74%) CCSP
16 8 (1.16%) HP ASE
17 7 (1.01%) Check Point Certification
17 7 (1.01%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.79%) SLA
2 24 (3.47%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.72%) QA
4 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.29%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 57 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (2.75%) XenServer
3 17 (2.46%) ProxySG
4 16 (2.32%) Active Directory
5 14 (2.03%) vSphere
6 13 (1.88%) Snort
7 12 (1.74%) Hyper-V
8 9 (1.30%) Samba
8 9 (1.30%) Postfix
8 9 (1.30%) vCloud
9 7 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.58%) XenApp
10 4 (0.58%) Nmap
11 3 (0.43%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.43%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.29%) Xen
13 1 (0.14%) NFS
13 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.14%) Firmware
13 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (3.18%) Cisco Prime
1 22 (3.18%) RANCID
2 19 (2.75%) OpenNMS
3 17 (2.46%) CiscoWorks
4 15 (2.17%) SolarWinds Orion
4 15 (2.17%) FortiGate
5 12 (1.74%) OPNET
6 9 (1.30%) ZABBIX
6 9 (1.30%) Puppet
7 8 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (1.16%) Salt
7 8 (1.16%) Nessus
8 6 (0.87%) CA Spectrum
9 4 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.43%) Netcool
10 3 (0.43%) Foglight
10 3 (0.43%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.29%) Cisco LMS
11 2 (0.29%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (0.29%) Cacti
Vendors
1 623 (90.16%) Cisco
2 307 (44.43%) CheckPoint
3 237 (34.30%) Juniper
4 235 (34.01%) F5
5 97 (14.04%) Blue Coat
6 81 (11.72%) VMware
7 72 (10.42%) Citrix
8 68 (9.84%) HP
9 59 (8.54%) Fortinet
10 58 (8.39%) SolarWinds
11 53 (7.67%) Riverbed
12 52 (7.53%) Microsoft
13 43 (6.22%) Infoblox
14 41 (5.93%) Nokia
15 31 (4.49%) BT
16 27 (3.91%) Imperva
17 22 (3.18%) CA
17 22 (3.18%) Nortel
18 16 (2.32%) Tufin
18 16 (2.32%) Brocade
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