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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK / England
Rank 371 400 270
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -130
Contract jobs citing OSPF 199 208 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.45% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.22% 3.10% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 125 202
Median daily rate £381 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £353 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.12% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 1
Median hourly rate £21.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.22% +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-30.23% +43.33%

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
6183 6703 6864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.15% 14.41% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3807 3945 3944
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 347 387
Median hourly rate £26.58 £27.05 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +20.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.90 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 -16 79 £425 +3.03% 21
South East +7 58 £400 +10.34% 11
West Midlands +27 28 £360 - 6
North West +24 9 £329 -35.85% 3
South West +16 9 £413 - 1
Yorkshire +7 8 £335 +11.48% 3
East of England +3 7 £209 -47.04% 2
East Midlands +7 2 - -
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 346 (89.87%) Cisco
2 307 (79.74%) BGP
3 252 (65.45%) Cisco Certification
4 236 (61.30%) Firewall
5 200 (51.95%) CCNP
6 175 (45.45%) WAN
7 154 (40.00%) Juniper
8 153 (39.74%) MPLS
9 147 (38.18%) LAN
10 134 (34.81%) CheckPoint
10 134 (34.81%) Cisco ASA
11 132 (34.29%) VPN
12 125 (32.47%) Cisco Nexus
13 109 (28.31%) Data Centre
14 108 (28.05%) TCP/IP
15 101 (26.23%) CCNA
16 99 (25.71%) EIGRP
16 99 (25.71%) F5
17 88 (22.86%) Wireless
18 87 (22.60%) Network Security
19 83 (21.56%) IPsec
20 73 (18.96%) DNS
21 69 (17.92%) VLAN
22 60 (15.58%) HSRP
22 60 (15.58%) Palo Alto
23 57 (14.81%) Finance
24 53 (13.77%) SSL
24 53 (13.77%) Cisco IOS
24 53 (13.77%) Security Cleared
25 52 (13.51%) CCIE

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 8 (2.08%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.26%) CMS
5 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) assyst
2 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.34%) Office 365
3 9 (2.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 307 (79.74%) BGP
2 236 (61.30%) Firewall
3 175 (45.45%) WAN
4 153 (39.74%) MPLS
5 147 (38.18%) LAN
6 134 (34.81%) Cisco ASA
7 132 (34.29%) VPN
8 125 (32.47%) Cisco Nexus
9 108 (28.05%) TCP/IP
10 99 (25.71%) EIGRP
11 88 (22.86%) Wireless
12 87 (22.60%) Network Security
13 83 (21.56%) IPsec
14 73 (18.96%) DNS
15 69 (17.92%) VLAN
16 60 (15.58%) HSRP
17 53 (13.77%) Cisco IOS
17 53 (13.77%) SSL
18 51 (13.25%) VRRP
19 49 (12.73%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.78%) MySQL
1 3 (0.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (2.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (1.30%) JIRA
3 1 (0.26%) JMeter
3 1 (0.26%) JUnit
General
1 57 (14.81%) Finance
2 49 (12.73%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.12%) Banking
4 7 (1.82%) Advertising
5 6 (1.56%) Retail
6 5 (1.30%) Legal
7 4 (1.04%) Marketing
8 3 (0.78%) Billing
8 3 (0.78%) Electronics
8 3 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.78%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.78%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.52%) Games
9 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Back Office
10 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Military
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 214 (55.58%) Network Engineer
2 75 (19.48%) Cisco Engineer
3 69 (17.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 37 (9.61%) Senior Network Engineer
5 35 (9.09%) Security Engineer
6 32 (8.31%) Network Security Engineer
6 32 (8.31%) Network Support
7 27 (7.01%) Support Engineer
8 25 (6.49%) Network Support Engineer
9 24 (6.23%) Analyst
9 24 (6.23%) Architect
10 23 (5.97%) Consultant
11 20 (5.19%) Juniper Engineer
12 19 (4.94%) Network Analyst
13 17 (4.42%) Cisco Security Engineer
14 16 (4.16%) Network Architect
15 14 (3.64%) NOC Engineer
15 14 (3.64%) Voice Engineer
16 13 (3.38%) Firewall Engineer
16 13 (3.38%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.75%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.82%) CSS
3 5 (1.30%) XMPP
4 4 (1.04%) Middleware
5 3 (0.78%) COM
5 3 (0.78%) SOAP
5 3 (0.78%) Web Services
5 3 (0.78%) XML
6 2 (0.52%) REST
6 2 (0.52%) RESTful
6 2 (0.52%) RFC 2544
7 1 (0.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 109 (28.31%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (2.34%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.82%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.30%) RSA SecurID
7 4 (1.04%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.04%) PKI
7 4 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.78%) IPTV
8 3 (0.78%) Over-the-Top Content
8 3 (0.78%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.78%) STB
8 3 (0.78%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.52%) CMDB
9 2 (0.52%) e-Health
9 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.52%) Social Network
9 2 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (10.91%) Windows
2 33 (8.57%) Linux
3 28 (7.27%) Unix
4 15 (3.90%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.78%) AIX
8 3 (0.78%) Android
8 3 (0.78%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.52%) FreeBSD
9 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.52%) Solaris
10 1 (0.26%) CentOS
10 1 (0.26%) Mandriva Linux
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (12.99%) Load Balancing
2 49 (12.73%) Network Design
3 46 (11.95%) Network Management
4 42 (10.91%) ITIL
5 31 (8.05%) Network Monitoring
6 26 (6.75%) Network Architecture
7 24 (6.23%) Change Management
8 22 (5.71%) Migration
9 20 (5.19%) Information Security
10 17 (4.42%) Penetration Testing
11 15 (3.90%) Project Management
11 15 (3.90%) Service Delivery
12 13 (3.38%) Change Control
12 13 (3.38%) High Availability
13 12 (3.12%) Asset Management
13 12 (3.12%) Mentoring
14 11 (2.86%) Service Management
15 10 (2.60%) Time Management
16 9 (2.34%) Multi-Factor Authentication
16 9 (2.34%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.56%) PowerShell
1 6 (1.56%) SQL
2 5 (1.30%) C
3 4 (1.04%) Perl
4 3 (0.78%) Python
4 3 (0.78%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.52%) Java
6 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.26%) Lisp
6 1 (0.26%) Prolog
6 1 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 252 (65.45%) Cisco Certification
2 200 (51.95%) CCNP
3 101 (26.23%) CCNA
4 53 (13.77%) Security Cleared
5 52 (13.51%) CCIE
6 42 (10.91%) SC Cleared
7 21 (5.45%) CISSP
8 20 (5.19%) CCDP
9 17 (4.42%) CCSA
9 17 (4.42%) Degree
9 17 (4.42%) JNCIA
10 15 (3.90%) JNCIS
11 10 (2.60%) DV Cleared
12 7 (1.82%) GIAC
13 6 (1.56%) CCIP
13 6 (1.56%) CCSP
13 6 (1.56%) CCVP
13 6 (1.56%) JNCIE
14 5 (1.30%) CCSE
14 5 (1.30%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.68%) SLA
2 14 (3.64%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.78%) COBIT
3 3 (0.78%) ISO27002
4 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (4.16%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (1.82%) vSphere
5 6 (1.56%) Firmware
6 4 (1.04%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.52%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.52%) KVM
8 2 (0.52%) NFS
8 2 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.52%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.52%) XenServer
9 1 (0.26%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.26%) vCloud
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (4.42%) Cisco Prime
2 16 (4.16%) FortiGate
2 16 (4.16%) Nagios
3 10 (2.60%) Nessus
4 8 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (2.08%) OPNET
5 6 (1.56%) SolarWinds Orion
5 6 (1.56%) WhatsUp Gold
6 5 (1.30%) EnCase
6 5 (1.30%) OpenView
7 4 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.04%) Puppet
8 3 (0.78%) Cacti
8 3 (0.78%) SCCM
9 2 (0.52%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.52%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.52%) Endace
9 2 (0.52%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.52%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 346 (89.87%) Cisco
2 154 (40.00%) Juniper
3 134 (34.81%) CheckPoint
4 99 (25.71%) F5
5 60 (15.58%) Palo Alto
6 37 (9.61%) Fortinet
6 37 (9.61%) VMware
7 34 (8.83%) Microsoft
8 33 (8.57%) HP
9 26 (6.75%) Riverbed
10 23 (5.97%) Aruba
11 22 (5.71%) SolarWinds
12 15 (3.90%) Blue Coat
12 15 (3.90%) Huawei
12 15 (3.90%) Infoblox
13 13 (3.38%) Remedy
14 12 (3.12%) Meraki
15 11 (2.86%) Avaya
16 10 (2.60%) Nokia
16 10 (2.60%) Splunk
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