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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 379 274 406
Rank change year-on-year
-105 +132
Contract jobs citing OSPF 217 368 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.46% 0.78% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.17% 5.21% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 217 110
Average daily rate £375 £375 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £426 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Average hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -77.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
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
6850 7067 6159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 15.01% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4085 3968 3287
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 415 367
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 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
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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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 -55 94 £400 +18.51% 40
South East -17 63 £356 -2.06% 34
South West +4 23 £363 -14.70% 7
Yorkshire -52 18 £311 -19.67% 7
North West -25 9 £513 +51.29% 6
East of England +6 6 £363 +81.25% 17
East Midlands -15 2 £325 -27.37% 1
West Midlands -21 1 - - 6
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 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.

1 434 (89.30%) Cisco
2 429 (88.27%) BGP
3 323 (66.46%) Firewall
4 286 (58.85%) Cisco Certification
5 263 (54.12%) WAN
6 251 (51.65%) LAN
7 245 (50.41%) MPLS
8 240 (49.38%) VPN
9 232 (47.74%) Juniper
10 230 (47.33%) CCNP
11 202 (41.56%) EIGRP
12 164 (33.74%) CheckPoint
13 156 (32.10%) TCP/IP
14 152 (31.28%) DNS
15 147 (30.25%) F5
16 146 (30.04%) Cisco ASA
17 143 (29.42%) IPsec
18 141 (29.01%) Data Centre
19 140 (28.81%) Cisco Nexus
20 116 (23.87%) DHCP
20 116 (23.87%) Network Security
21 109 (22.43%) VLAN
22 103 (21.19%) Wireless
23 94 (19.34%) Load Balancing
23 94 (19.34%) Cisco IOS
24 93 (19.14%) CCIE
25 88 (18.11%) HSRP
26 85 (17.49%) CCNA
27 78 (16.05%) Linux
27 78 (16.05%) Finance

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 8 (1.65%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.23%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.03%) Confluence
3 5 (1.03%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.03%) nginx
4 4 (0.82%) Apache
4 4 (0.82%) CMS
5 3 (0.62%) IIS
5 3 (0.62%) JBoss
5 3 (0.62%) SAS
6 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.41%) MediaWiki
7 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.21%) Smallworld
7 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.91%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.23%) MS Office
4 3 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.44%) SaaS
4 3 (0.62%) IaaS
5 2 (0.41%) PaaS
5 2 (0.41%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 429 (88.27%) BGP
2 323 (66.46%) Firewall
3 263 (54.12%) WAN
4 251 (51.65%) LAN
5 245 (50.41%) MPLS
6 240 (49.38%) VPN
7 202 (41.56%) EIGRP
8 156 (32.10%) TCP/IP
9 152 (31.28%) DNS
10 146 (30.04%) Cisco ASA
11 143 (29.42%) IPsec
12 140 (28.81%) Cisco Nexus
13 116 (23.87%) DHCP
13 116 (23.87%) Network Security
14 109 (22.43%) VLAN
15 103 (21.19%) Wireless
16 94 (19.34%) Cisco IOS
17 88 (18.11%) HSRP
18 77 (15.84%) Spanning Tree
19 70 (14.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.65%) MySQL
2 5 (1.03%) MongoDB
2 5 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (0.82%) Relational Database
3 4 (0.82%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.62%) MariaDB
5 2 (0.41%) Big Data
5 2 (0.41%) Informix
5 2 (0.41%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.41%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.41%) Redis
6 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (2.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (1.85%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.44%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.44%) JIRA
4 5 (1.03%) Subversion
5 4 (0.82%) Hudson
6 3 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.62%) GitLab
6 3 (0.62%) RSpec
7 2 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.21%) Ant
General
1 78 (16.05%) Finance
2 56 (11.52%) Telecoms
3 32 (6.58%) Banking
4 17 (3.50%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.47%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.06%) Games
6 10 (2.06%) Spanish Language
7 8 (1.65%) Legal
7 8 (1.65%) Multimedia
8 7 (1.44%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.23%) Retail
10 5 (1.03%) Back Office
10 5 (1.03%) Electronics
10 5 (1.03%) Marketing
11 3 (0.62%) Advertising
11 3 (0.62%) Military
12 2 (0.41%) Automotive
13 1 (0.21%) German Language
13 1 (0.21%) Law
13 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 268 (55.14%) Network Engineer
2 88 (18.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 72 (14.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 68 (13.99%) Senior Network Engineer
5 38 (7.82%) Security Engineer
6 32 (6.58%) Architect
6 32 (6.58%) Designer
7 30 (6.17%) Consultant
8 29 (5.97%) Network Designer
9 28 (5.76%) Network Security Engineer
10 27 (5.56%) Design Engineer
11 26 (5.35%) Network Support
12 25 (5.14%) Juniper Engineer
12 25 (5.14%) Support Engineer
13 21 (4.32%) Network Architect
14 20 (4.12%) Network Design Engineer
15 19 (3.91%) Network Consultant
16 18 (3.70%) IP Engineer
16 18 (3.70%) Network Specialist
17 17 (3.50%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (7.00%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.85%) Web Services
3 7 (1.44%) CSS
4 6 (1.23%) XML
5 5 (1.03%) LEMP Stack
5 5 (1.03%) Silverlight
6 4 (0.82%) XMPP
7 3 (0.62%) MCollective
7 3 (0.62%) Middleware
7 3 (0.62%) POSIX
7 3 (0.62%) REST
7 3 (0.62%) RSS
8 2 (0.41%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.41%) LAMP
8 2 (0.41%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.21%) RFC 2544
9 1 (0.21%) RFC 2547
9 1 (0.21%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 141 (29.01%) Data Centre
2 30 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.32%) Computer Science
4 19 (3.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 11 (2.26%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.26%) PKI
6 10 (2.06%) Clustering
7 9 (1.85%) Fat Client
7 9 (1.85%) iSeries
7 9 (1.85%) Thin Client
8 8 (1.65%) e-Health
8 8 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.44%) IPTV
10 6 (1.23%) Cryptography
10 6 (1.23%) NHS
11 5 (1.03%) DTV
11 5 (1.03%) Handset
11 5 (1.03%) MPEG
11 5 (1.03%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 78 (16.05%) Linux
2 57 (11.73%) Windows
3 36 (7.41%) Unix
4 20 (4.12%) Windows Server
5 15 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.44%) CatOS
10 6 (1.23%) CentOS
11 5 (1.03%) Debian
11 5 (1.03%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.62%) AIX
12 3 (0.62%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.62%) SmartOS
12 3 (0.62%) Solaris
12 3 (0.62%) SUSE
12 3 (0.62%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.21%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (19.34%) Load Balancing
2 75 (15.43%) Network Design
3 70 (14.40%) ITIL
4 45 (9.26%) Migration
5 40 (8.23%) Change Management
5 40 (8.23%) High Availability
6 25 (5.14%) Network Architecture
6 25 (5.14%) Network Management
7 24 (4.94%) Network Monitoring
7 24 (4.94%) Service Delivery
8 17 (3.50%) Mentoring
8 17 (3.50%) Project Management
9 16 (3.29%) Kalman Filter
10 15 (3.09%) Information Security
10 15 (3.09%) Load Testing
11 13 (2.67%) Incident Management
12 12 (2.47%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (2.47%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (2.47%) Validation
13 11 (2.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.50%) Perl
2 14 (2.88%) Bash Shell
2 14 (2.88%) SQL
3 12 (2.47%) Python
4 10 (2.06%) C
4 10 (2.06%) Lisp
5 7 (1.44%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.03%) Ruby
7 3 (0.62%) Korn
7 3 (0.62%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.41%) Java
8 2 (0.41%) PHP
9 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 286 (58.85%) Cisco Certification
2 230 (47.33%) CCNP
3 93 (19.14%) CCIE
4 85 (17.49%) CCNA
5 65 (13.37%) Security Cleared
6 54 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 41 (8.44%) Degree
8 34 (7.00%) CCSE
9 28 (5.76%) JNCIS
10 27 (5.56%) JNCIP
11 26 (5.35%) DV Cleared
12 23 (4.73%) CCSA
13 22 (4.53%) CISSP
14 19 (3.91%) JNCIA
15 16 (3.29%) JNCIE
16 14 (2.88%) CCDP
17 7 (1.44%) CCNP Voice
18 6 (1.23%) Check Point Certification
19 5 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
19 5 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.32%) SLA
2 4 (0.82%) QA
3 3 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.41%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (4.32%) Active Directory
3 19 (3.91%) Snort
4 11 (2.26%) iptables
5 7 (1.44%) Samba
5 7 (1.44%) VMware ESX
5 7 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.23%) vCloud
6 6 (1.23%) vSphere
7 5 (1.03%) Docker
7 5 (1.03%) Postfix
8 4 (0.82%) KVM
8 4 (0.82%) NFS
8 4 (0.82%) Squid
9 3 (0.62%) Btrfs
9 3 (0.62%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.62%) LXC
9 3 (0.62%) Sendmail
9 3 (0.62%) Varnish
10 2 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (5.35%) Cisco CUCM
1 26 (5.35%) FortiGate
2 16 (3.29%) Proventia
2 16 (3.29%) SolarWinds Orion
3 14 (2.88%) CiscoWorks
4 12 (2.47%) OpenView
5 11 (2.26%) Nagios
6 9 (1.85%) Cacti
7 8 (1.65%) Puppet
8 7 (1.44%) Cisco UCCX
9 6 (1.23%) systemd
10 5 (1.03%) Ansible
10 5 (1.03%) Iperf
10 5 (1.03%) Nessus
11 4 (0.82%) CFEngine
11 4 (0.82%) Cisco UCCE
11 4 (0.82%) EnCase
11 4 (0.82%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.62%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 434 (89.30%) Cisco
2 232 (47.74%) Juniper
3 164 (33.74%) CheckPoint
4 147 (30.25%) F5
5 62 (12.76%) VMware
6 55 (11.32%) HP
7 54 (11.11%) Palo Alto
8 46 (9.47%) SolarWinds
9 44 (9.05%) Blue Coat
10 41 (8.44%) Citrix
11 36 (7.41%) Microsoft
12 35 (7.20%) Aruba
13 32 (6.58%) Fortinet
14 25 (5.14%) Riverbed
15 24 (4.94%) Infoblox
16 22 (4.53%) Sourcefire
17 17 (3.50%) BT
17 17 (3.50%) Red Hat
18 14 (2.88%) IBM
18 14 (2.88%) Intel Security
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