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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 359 366 322
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -44
Contract jobs citing OSPF 208 158 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.37% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.14% 2.41% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 78 122
Average daily rate £400 £325 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £239 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £370
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £103.94 £35.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+196.96% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.09 £31.50 £24.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £164.79 £41.80 £41.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £103.94 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+219.80% +44.44%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6628 6559 8525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.91% 15.19% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3553 3347 4091
Average daily rate £365 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 531 577
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.10 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
OSPF
UK

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -2 72 £350 +16.66% 22
London -25 72 £370 -1.33% 22
South West -11 18 £450 - 2
Yorkshire +1 14 £401 +100.25% 8
North West -9 10 £250 - 3
West Midlands -16 10 £350 -35.18% 1
East of England -30 8 £400 +33.33% 6
East Midlands -15 2 £475 +38.18%
North East - - - -
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 330 (85.94%) Cisco
2 311 (80.99%) BGP
3 240 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
4 230 (59.90%) Firewall
5 180 (46.88%) MPLS
6 174 (45.31%) CCNP
7 165 (42.97%) WAN
8 145 (37.76%) LAN
9 143 (37.24%) CheckPoint
10 129 (33.59%) VPN
11 126 (32.81%) Juniper
12 122 (31.77%) Network Security
13 118 (30.73%) EIGRP
14 113 (29.43%) Cisco ASA
15 112 (29.17%) F5
16 104 (27.08%) TCP/IP
17 92 (23.96%) Telecoms
17 92 (23.96%) Cisco Nexus
18 84 (21.88%) Cisco IOS
19 83 (21.61%) CCNA
20 72 (18.75%) CCIE
20 72 (18.75%) Network Design
21 71 (18.49%) DNS
21 71 (18.49%) IPsec
22 65 (16.93%) Ethernet
22 65 (16.93%) VoIP
23 64 (16.67%) Wireless
24 63 (16.41%) Finance
25 57 (14.84%) Linux
26 56 (14.58%) VLAN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (3.39%) Apache
2 6 (1.56%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.30%) IIS
4 4 (1.04%) MediaWiki
4 4 (1.04%) nginx
4 4 (1.04%) Confluence
4 4 (1.04%) Lync
5 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 17 (4.43%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.17%) MS Office
3 10 (2.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 311 (80.99%) BGP
2 230 (59.90%) Firewall
3 180 (46.88%) MPLS
4 165 (42.97%) WAN
5 145 (37.76%) LAN
6 129 (33.59%) VPN
7 122 (31.77%) Network Security
8 118 (30.73%) EIGRP
9 113 (29.43%) Cisco ASA
10 104 (27.08%) TCP/IP
11 92 (23.96%) Cisco Nexus
12 84 (21.88%) Cisco IOS
13 71 (18.49%) IPsec
13 71 (18.49%) DNS
14 65 (16.93%) Ethernet
14 65 (16.93%) VoIP
15 64 (16.67%) Wireless
16 56 (14.58%) VLAN
17 54 (14.06%) HSRP
18 51 (13.28%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.60%) MS Access
2 4 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (1.04%) MySQL
2 4 (1.04%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.78%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (3.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.04%) Subversion
2 4 (1.04%) JIRA
2 4 (1.04%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.04%) Hudson
2 4 (1.04%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.52%) Ant
General
1 92 (23.96%) Telecoms
2 63 (16.41%) Finance
3 33 (8.59%) Banking
4 8 (2.08%) Law
5 7 (1.82%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.56%) German Language
7 5 (1.30%) Back Office
8 4 (1.04%) Front Office
9 3 (0.78%) Military
9 3 (0.78%) Legal
9 3 (0.78%) Japanese Language
9 3 (0.78%) French Language
10 2 (0.52%) Local Government
10 2 (0.52%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.52%) Retail
10 2 (0.52%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.52%) Billing
10 2 (0.52%) Advertising
10 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 175 (45.57%) Network Engineer
2 59 (15.36%) Security Engineer
3 42 (10.94%) Network Security Engineer
4 40 (10.42%) Design Engineer
5 34 (8.85%) Consultant
6 33 (8.59%) Architect
6 33 (8.59%) Cisco Engineer
7 29 (7.55%) Network Specialist
8 28 (7.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 28 (7.29%) Network Consultant
9 27 (7.03%) Network Architect
10 24 (6.25%) IP Engineer
11 22 (5.73%) Analyst
12 21 (5.47%) Network Analyst
12 21 (5.47%) Network Design Engineer
12 21 (5.47%) Implementation Engineer
13 19 (4.95%) Network Security Specialist
13 19 (4.95%) Security Specialist
14 16 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
15 14 (3.65%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.04%) LAMP
2 2 (0.52%) OCX
3 1 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.26%) .NET
3 1 (0.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.47%) Thin Client
1 21 (5.47%) Fat Client
2 13 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (2.86%) e-Health
4 8 (2.08%) PKI
5 5 (1.30%) SecurID
5 5 (1.30%) Replication
6 4 (1.04%) NHS
6 4 (1.04%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.04%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.04%) Wiki
6 4 (1.04%) Hedge funds
7 3 (0.78%) Open Source
7 3 (0.78%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.78%) Clustering
8 2 (0.52%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.52%) AS400
8 2 (0.52%) Derivative
8 2 (0.52%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.26%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 57 (14.84%) Linux
2 38 (9.90%) Windows
3 19 (4.95%) UNIX
4 14 (3.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.30%) Debian
7 4 (1.04%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.04%) SUSE
7 4 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.78%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.78%) AIX
9 2 (0.52%) CentOS
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.26%) Solaris
10 1 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (18.75%) Network Design
2 53 (13.80%) Load Balancing
3 48 (12.50%) Network Management
4 35 (9.11%) ITIL
5 28 (7.29%) Project Management
5 28 (7.29%) E-Commerce
6 26 (6.77%) Change Management
7 24 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
8 23 (5.99%) Network Architecture
9 21 (5.47%) Capacity Planning
10 16 (4.17%) Low Latency
10 16 (4.17%) Migration
11 14 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (3.65%) Capacity Management
11 14 (3.65%) Problem Management
12 12 (3.13%) Service Delivery
13 10 (2.60%) Service Management
13 10 (2.60%) SIEM
14 9 (2.34%) Risk Management
14 9 (2.34%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 27 (7.03%) C
2 14 (3.65%) SQL
3 10 (2.60%) VB
4 9 (2.34%) Perl
5 4 (1.04%) PHP
5 4 (1.04%) Java
5 4 (1.04%) Ruby
5 4 (1.04%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.52%) R
6 2 (0.52%) Python
7 1 (0.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 240 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 174 (45.31%) CCNP
3 83 (21.61%) CCNA
4 72 (18.75%) CCIE
5 37 (9.64%) Security Cleared
6 32 (8.33%) CCDP
7 26 (6.77%) SC Cleared
8 21 (5.47%) CCSE
9 20 (5.21%) CCSP
10 19 (4.95%) CCIP
11 16 (4.17%) JNCIS
11 16 (4.17%) Degree
12 13 (3.39%) CCVP
12 13 (3.39%) CISSP
13 11 (2.86%) Check Point Certification
13 11 (2.86%) JNCIP
14 9 (2.34%) JNCIA
15 8 (2.08%) CCSA
16 6 (1.56%) BC Cleared
17 4 (1.04%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.34%) SLA
2 7 (1.82%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.30%) QA
4 4 (1.04%) JSP 440
4 4 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) COBIT
5 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (5.47%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.13%) VMware ESX
4 7 (1.82%) ProxySG
4 7 (1.82%) vSphere
5 4 (1.04%) XenServer
5 4 (1.04%) SRDF
5 4 (1.04%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 4 (1.04%) Samba
5 4 (1.04%) Postfix
6 2 (0.52%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.52%) vCloud
7 1 (0.26%) NFS
7 1 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.26%) XenApp
7 1 (0.26%) Squid
Systems Management
1 19 (4.95%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (3.13%) Cisco UCCX
3 11 (2.86%) CiscoWorks
4 9 (2.34%) Netcool
4 9 (2.34%) FortiGate
5 5 (1.30%) CA Spectrum
6 4 (1.04%) SCCM
6 4 (1.04%) Puppet
6 4 (1.04%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.78%) WhatsUp Gold
7 3 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (0.78%) WSUS
7 3 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.78%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (0.78%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.52%) OpenView
8 2 (0.52%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.26%) SCOM
9 1 (0.26%) Nessus
9 1 (0.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 330 (85.94%) Cisco
2 143 (37.24%) CheckPoint
3 126 (32.81%) Juniper
4 112 (29.17%) F5
5 46 (11.98%) HP
6 45 (11.72%) Citrix
6 45 (11.72%) VMware
7 41 (10.68%) Blue Coat
8 27 (7.03%) Huawei
9 22 (5.73%) Riverbed
9 22 (5.73%) Nortel
9 22 (5.73%) Nokia
10 21 (5.47%) Microsoft
11 18 (4.69%) Avaya
11 18 (4.69%) BT
11 18 (4.69%) Infoblox
12 17 (4.43%) Imperva
12 17 (4.43%) SolarWinds
13 14 (3.65%) Brocade
14 12 (3.13%) McAfee
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