The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 429 349 336
Rank change year-on-year
-80 -13
Contract jobs citing OSPF 190 319 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.61% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.48% 4.43% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 196 160
Median daily rate £381 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 6
Median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £14.10 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.83 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +42.85%
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
7672 7204 7787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.42% 13.85% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4722 4187 4376
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 500 443
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.19% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.73 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 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 27 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the England region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -64 90 £413 -5.17% 17
South East -51 28 £343 -8.66% 16
West Midlands -4 24 £394 +31.25% 5
East of England +9 16 £475 +10.46% 6
Yorkshire +17 13 £325 +4.83% 3
South West -7 11 £315 -40.00% 2
North West +7 5 £309 -17.66% 4
Midlands - 2 £375 -
North East -31 1 £400 -3.03%
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 387 (87.36%) BGP
2 384 (86.68%) Cisco
3 292 (65.91%) Cisco Certification
4 287 (64.79%) Firewall
5 228 (51.47%) CCNP
6 191 (43.12%) Juniper
7 187 (42.21%) CheckPoint
8 184 (41.53%) WAN
9 168 (37.92%) Cisco ASA
10 164 (37.02%) LAN
11 162 (36.57%) VPN
11 162 (36.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 158 (35.67%) MPLS
13 145 (32.73%) TCP/IP
14 140 (31.60%) Data Centre
15 135 (30.47%) EIGRP
16 124 (27.99%) F5
17 122 (27.54%) Wireless
18 115 (25.96%) CCNA
19 101 (22.80%) IPsec
19 101 (22.80%) Network Security
20 77 (17.38%) VLAN
21 76 (17.16%) Load Balancing
22 75 (16.93%) Fortinet
22 75 (16.93%) HSRP
23 73 (16.48%) DNS
24 71 (16.03%) Palo Alto
25 70 (15.80%) VoIP
25 70 (15.80%) ITIL
25 70 (15.80%) Security Cleared

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (1.58%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.35%) Apache
3 5 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (0.90%) Confluence
4 4 (0.90%) JBoss
4 4 (0.90%) MediaWiki
4 4 (0.90%) nginx
5 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.68%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.45%) CMS
6 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.23%) WildFly
Applications
1 29 (6.55%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.97%) MS Visio
3 13 (2.93%) MS Office
4 4 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.68%) Office 365
4 2 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 387 (87.36%) BGP
2 287 (64.79%) Firewall
3 184 (41.53%) WAN
4 168 (37.92%) Cisco ASA
5 164 (37.02%) LAN
6 162 (36.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 162 (36.57%) VPN
7 158 (35.67%) MPLS
8 145 (32.73%) TCP/IP
9 135 (30.47%) EIGRP
10 122 (27.54%) Wireless
11 101 (22.80%) IPsec
11 101 (22.80%) Network Security
12 77 (17.38%) VLAN
13 75 (16.93%) HSRP
14 73 (16.48%) DNS
15 70 (15.80%) VoIP
16 61 (13.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 60 (13.54%) Cisco IOS
18 54 (12.19%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.13%) MySQL
2 4 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.68%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.23%) Informix
4 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (3.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.35%) JIRA
3 4 (0.90%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.90%) Hudson
3 4 (0.90%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.90%) Subversion
General
1 65 (14.67%) Finance
2 41 (9.26%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.93%) Retail
4 11 (2.48%) Banking
5 6 (1.35%) Billing
6 5 (1.13%) Legal
7 4 (0.90%) Advertising
7 4 (0.90%) Games
7 4 (0.90%) German Language
7 4 (0.90%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.68%) Marketing
9 2 (0.45%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.45%) French Language
9 2 (0.45%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.45%) Japanese Language
9 2 (0.45%) Local Government
9 2 (0.45%) Malay Language
9 2 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.45%) Portuguese Language
9 2 (0.45%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 251 (56.66%) Network Engineer
2 91 (20.54%) Cisco Engineer
3 85 (19.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 47 (10.61%) Security Engineer
5 38 (8.58%) Network Security Engineer
6 35 (7.90%) Senior Network Engineer
7 27 (6.09%) Firewall Engineer
8 23 (5.19%) Designer
9 21 (4.74%) Consultant
9 21 (4.74%) Support Engineer
10 20 (4.51%) Network Support
11 19 (4.29%) Analyst
11 19 (4.29%) Architect
11 19 (4.29%) Design Engineer
11 19 (4.29%) Network Support Engineer
12 18 (4.06%) Juniper Engineer
13 17 (3.84%) Administrator
14 14 (3.16%) Network Administrator
14 14 (3.16%) Network Designer
14 14 (3.16%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (11.06%) 802.1X
2 24 (5.42%) CSS
3 5 (1.13%) Middleware
4 3 (0.68%) LAMP
4 3 (0.68%) RESTful
4 3 (0.68%) RFC 2544
5 2 (0.45%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.45%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (0.45%) REST
5 2 (0.45%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.23%) COM
6 1 (0.23%) HTML
6 1 (0.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 140 (31.60%) Data Centre
2 29 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 13 (2.93%) User Experience
5 10 (2.26%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.03%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.03%) Driving Licence
6 9 (2.03%) PKI
7 8 (1.81%) Visualisation
8 7 (1.58%) Cryptography
9 6 (1.35%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.35%) CESG
9 6 (1.35%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.13%) Streaming Video
11 4 (0.90%) Clustering
11 4 (0.90%) Fintech
11 4 (0.90%) Wiki
12 3 (0.68%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.68%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 62 (14.00%) Windows
2 38 (8.58%) Windows Server
3 32 (7.22%) Linux
4 19 (4.29%) Unix
5 13 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.35%) CentOS
6 6 (1.35%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.13%) AIX
8 4 (0.90%) Debian
8 4 (0.90%) Solaris
9 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.23%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.23%) Mandriva Linux
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (17.16%) Load Balancing
2 70 (15.80%) ITIL
3 66 (14.90%) Network Design
4 54 (12.19%) Network Management
5 48 (10.84%) Network Monitoring
6 41 (9.26%) Network Architecture
7 34 (7.67%) Migration
8 33 (7.45%) Change Management
9 26 (5.87%) Change Control
10 23 (5.19%) High Availability
11 20 (4.51%) Configuration Management
12 19 (4.29%) Information Security
12 19 (4.29%) Penetration Testing
12 19 (4.29%) Service Delivery
13 17 (3.84%) ITIL V3
14 16 (3.61%) Project Management
15 15 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
16 14 (3.16%) Kalman Filter
17 13 (2.93%) Continuous Improvement
17 13 (2.93%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (2.48%) Shell Script
2 5 (1.13%) Bash Shell
3 4 (0.90%) Java
3 4 (0.90%) PHP
3 4 (0.90%) Python
3 4 (0.90%) SQL
4 3 (0.68%) C
4 3 (0.68%) Perl
5 2 (0.45%) Lisp
5 2 (0.45%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.45%) Ruby
5 2 (0.45%) Tcl
6 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.23%) Korn
Qualifications
1 292 (65.91%) Cisco Certification
2 228 (51.47%) CCNP
3 115 (25.96%) CCNA
4 70 (15.80%) Security Cleared
5 62 (14.00%) CCIE
6 58 (13.09%) SC Cleared
7 26 (5.87%) JNCIP
8 25 (5.64%) CISSP
9 24 (5.42%) Degree
10 22 (4.97%) CCSE
11 21 (4.74%) CCDP
12 18 (4.06%) CCSA
13 16 (3.61%) JNCIA
14 15 (3.39%) JNCIS
15 13 (2.93%) JNCIE
16 8 (1.81%) DV Cleared
16 8 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (1.35%) CCSP
18 5 (1.13%) GIAC
19 4 (0.90%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.16%) PCI DSS
2 11 (2.48%) SLA
3 5 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.68%) COBIT
4 3 (0.68%) ISO27002
5 2 (0.45%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.45%) QA
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.23%) MiFID
System Software
1 31 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (5.42%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.81%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.35%) iptables
4 6 (1.35%) ProxySG
4 6 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.13%) Firmware
5 5 (1.13%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.90%) Postfix
6 4 (0.90%) Samba
6 4 (0.90%) XenServer
7 3 (0.68%) KVM
7 3 (0.68%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.68%) vSphere
8 2 (0.45%) NFS
9 1 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.23%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.23%) Snort
9 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 40 (9.03%) Cisco Prime
2 34 (7.67%) FortiGate
3 22 (4.97%) Nagios
3 22 (4.97%) OPNET
4 12 (2.71%) Cacti
5 11 (2.48%) Cisco CUCM
6 10 (2.26%) SmokePing
7 8 (1.81%) OpenView
8 7 (1.58%) Nessus
8 7 (1.58%) SolarWinds Orion
9 6 (1.35%) Puppet
10 5 (1.13%) Backup Exec
10 5 (1.13%) SCCM
11 4 (0.90%) EnCase
11 4 (0.90%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.68%) HP UCMDB
13 2 (0.45%) Endace
13 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (0.45%) WhatsUp Gold
14 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 384 (86.68%) Cisco
2 191 (43.12%) Juniper
3 187 (42.21%) CheckPoint
4 124 (27.99%) F5
5 75 (16.93%) Fortinet
6 71 (16.03%) Palo Alto
7 56 (12.64%) SolarWinds
8 48 (10.84%) Microsoft
9 46 (10.38%) Riverbed
10 40 (9.03%) VMware
11 38 (8.58%) HP
12 34 (7.67%) Nokia
13 28 (6.32%) Aruba
14 25 (5.64%) BMC
15 20 (4.51%) Intel Security
16 17 (3.84%) Blue Coat
17 15 (3.39%) Splunk
18 14 (3.16%) Extreme Networks
19 13 (2.93%) Citrix
19 13 (2.93%) Sourcefire
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