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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 339 353 375
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +22
Contract jobs citing OSPF 294 242 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.57% 0.49% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.03% 3.53% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 137 98
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £503 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £383 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.49% +17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.57% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +25.00%
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
7295 6864 6412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.11% 13.90% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4248 3720 3397
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 446 390 445
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 29 July 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
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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 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 +41 130 £425 +1.19% 30
South East -28 76 £375 +7.14% 24
North West +2 34 £363 +29.46% 6
South West +8 20 £525 +23.52% 8
West Midlands +2 17 £315 +3.70% 6
East of England -1 7 £265 -20.89% 3
Yorkshire -24 6 £375 -6.36% 4
East Midlands -10 2 £363 +3.57% 3
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 542 (90.18%) Cisco
2 520 (86.52%) BGP
3 400 (66.56%) Cisco Certification
4 398 (66.22%) Firewall
5 301 (50.08%) CCNP
6 300 (49.92%) MPLS
7 293 (48.75%) WAN
8 275 (45.76%) LAN
9 250 (41.60%) CheckPoint
10 234 (38.94%) Juniper
11 227 (37.77%) EIGRP
12 224 (37.27%) VPN
13 218 (36.27%) F5
14 203 (33.78%) Cisco ASA
15 183 (30.45%) TCP/IP
16 180 (29.95%) Data Centre
17 161 (26.79%) Wireless
18 147 (24.46%) CCNA
19 146 (24.29%) Network Security
19 146 (24.29%) HSRP
20 142 (23.63%) IPsec
21 141 (23.46%) DNS
22 132 (21.96%) Cisco Nexus
23 129 (21.46%) Load Balancing
23 129 (21.46%) Cisco IOS
24 119 (19.80%) DHCP
25 112 (18.64%) CCIE
26 111 (18.47%) VLAN
27 100 (16.64%) Windows
27 100 (16.64%) Telecoms

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 13 (2.16%) IIS
2 11 (1.83%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.33%) Apache
3 8 (1.33%) nginx
3 8 (1.33%) Confluence
4 7 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (1.16%) MediaWiki
4 7 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.00%) Lync
6 4 (0.67%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.33%) CMS
8 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (2.66%) MS Visio
2 14 (2.33%) MS Office
2 14 (2.33%) MS Excel
3 10 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.66%) SaaS
2 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.33%) Office 365
3 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 520 (86.52%) BGP
2 398 (66.22%) Firewall
3 300 (49.92%) MPLS
4 293 (48.75%) WAN
5 275 (45.76%) LAN
6 227 (37.77%) EIGRP
7 224 (37.27%) VPN
8 203 (33.78%) Cisco ASA
9 183 (30.45%) TCP/IP
10 161 (26.79%) Wireless
11 146 (24.29%) Network Security
11 146 (24.29%) HSRP
12 142 (23.63%) IPsec
13 141 (23.46%) DNS
14 132 (21.96%) Cisco Nexus
15 129 (21.46%) Cisco IOS
16 119 (19.80%) DHCP
17 111 (18.47%) VLAN
18 93 (15.47%) VRRP
19 88 (14.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (1.33%) Oracle Database
2 8 (1.33%) MySQL
3 6 (1.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.17%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 10 (1.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (1.33%) JIRA
2 8 (1.33%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.16%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.16%) Subversion
3 7 (1.16%) Hudson
4 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.17%) RSpec
4 1 (0.17%) GitLab
General
1 100 (16.64%) Telecoms
2 96 (15.97%) Finance
3 43 (7.15%) Banking
4 17 (2.83%) Investment Banking
5 14 (2.33%) Marketing
6 7 (1.16%) Billing
6 7 (1.16%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.00%) Games
8 5 (0.83%) Electronics
9 4 (0.67%) Legal
9 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.67%) Advertising
10 3 (0.50%) Back Office
10 3 (0.50%) Retail
11 2 (0.33%) Local Government
11 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.17%) French Language
12 1 (0.17%) German Language
12 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 329 (54.74%) Network Engineer
2 56 (9.32%) Senior Network Engineer
3 52 (8.65%) Architect
4 50 (8.32%) Security Engineer
5 44 (7.32%) Cisco Engineer
6 39 (6.49%) Network Security Engineer
7 37 (6.16%) Network Architect
7 37 (6.16%) Network Specialist
8 33 (5.49%) Consultant
9 30 (4.99%) Design Engineer
9 30 (4.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 30 (4.99%) IP Engineer
10 24 (3.99%) Support Engineer
11 23 (3.83%) Project Manager
11 23 (3.83%) Network Support
12 20 (3.33%) Analyst
13 19 (3.16%) Network Consultant
14 18 (3.00%) Implementation Engineer
15 16 (2.66%) Network Design Engineer
15 16 (2.66%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (9.48%) 802.1X
2 14 (2.33%) CSS
3 9 (1.50%) XMPP
4 4 (0.67%) LAMP
5 2 (0.33%) Web Services
5 2 (0.33%) Middleware
5 2 (0.33%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.17%) REST
6 1 (0.17%) MCollective
6 1 (0.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 180 (29.95%) Data Centre
2 29 (4.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 29 (4.83%) Video Conferencing
3 22 (3.66%) Clustering
4 21 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.50%) IVR
6 14 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (2.16%) Cryptography
8 12 (2.00%) PKI
8 12 (2.00%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.83%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.83%) EMC VNX
10 10 (1.66%) Thin Client
10 10 (1.66%) Fat Client
11 8 (1.33%) Celerra
11 8 (1.33%) Replication
12 7 (1.16%) Wiki
12 7 (1.16%) SecurID
13 6 (1.00%) User Experience
14 5 (0.83%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 100 (16.64%) Windows
2 90 (14.98%) Linux
3 74 (12.31%) UNIX
4 28 (4.66%) Solaris
5 21 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.33%) Ubuntu
9 8 (1.33%) Windows 2000
10 7 (1.16%) Windows XP
10 7 (1.16%) Debian
10 7 (1.16%) CentOS
11 3 (0.50%) SUSE
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.17%) AIX
12 1 (0.17%) HPUX
12 1 (0.17%) SmartOS
12 1 (0.17%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (21.46%) Load Balancing
2 87 (14.48%) ITIL
3 80 (13.31%) Network Design
4 52 (8.65%) Network Management
5 51 (8.49%) Network Monitoring
6 49 (8.15%) Migration
7 38 (6.32%) Capacity Planning
8 33 (5.49%) Project Management
9 32 (5.32%) Service Delivery
10 27 (4.49%) Change Control
11 26 (4.33%) E-Commerce
12 24 (3.99%) DDoS Mitigation
13 23 (3.83%) Configuration Management
14 22 (3.66%) Service Management
14 22 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
15 21 (3.49%) Kalman Filter
16 20 (3.33%) Network Architecture
17 17 (2.83%) Low Latency
17 17 (2.83%) PRINCE2
18 16 (2.66%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (3.49%) Perl
2 15 (2.50%) SQL
3 10 (1.66%) Ruby
3 10 (1.66%) VB
4 9 (1.50%) Python
5 7 (1.16%) PHP
5 7 (1.16%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.00%) C
7 5 (0.83%) Tcl
8 4 (0.67%) Java
9 3 (0.50%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.50%) Lisp
10 2 (0.33%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 400 (66.56%) Cisco Certification
2 301 (50.08%) CCNP
3 147 (24.46%) CCNA
4 112 (18.64%) CCIE
5 77 (12.81%) Security Cleared
6 58 (9.65%) SC Cleared
7 44 (7.32%) Degree
8 38 (6.32%) CCSE
8 38 (6.32%) CCIP
9 32 (5.32%) CCSA
10 21 (3.49%) DV Cleared
11 19 (3.16%) JNCIS
12 18 (3.00%) CCDP
13 15 (2.50%) JNCIP
14 13 (2.16%) JNCIA
15 10 (1.66%) CISSP
15 10 (1.66%) Check Point Certification
16 9 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 8 (1.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.33%) SLA
2 7 (1.16%) QA
3 6 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.50%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 60 (9.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (4.83%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.50%) XenApp
3 15 (2.50%) vSphere
4 12 (2.00%) XenServer
4 12 (2.00%) VMware ESX
4 12 (2.00%) Snort
5 11 (1.83%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.33%) Terminal Services
6 8 (1.33%) iptables
6 8 (1.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 7 (1.16%) Samba
7 7 (1.16%) Postfix
7 7 (1.16%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.50%) vCloud
10 2 (0.33%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.33%) NFS
10 2 (0.33%) Xen
10 2 (0.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 53 (8.82%) Cisco CUCM
2 19 (3.16%) CiscoWorks
3 16 (2.66%) RANCID
4 13 (2.16%) OpenView
5 11 (1.83%) Cisco UCCE
6 10 (1.66%) OPNET
6 10 (1.66%) FortiGate
7 9 (1.50%) Cisco Prime
7 9 (1.50%) SolarWinds Orion
7 9 (1.50%) AirWatch
8 8 (1.33%) Cisco IPCC
8 8 (1.33%) Puppet
9 7 (1.16%) NetCrunch
9 7 (1.16%) Cisco UCCX
9 7 (1.16%) ZABBIX
9 7 (1.16%) Cacti
10 6 (1.00%) Nagios
11 5 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.67%) CA Spectrum
12 4 (0.67%) Salt
Vendors
1 542 (90.18%) Cisco
2 250 (41.60%) CheckPoint
3 234 (38.94%) Juniper
4 218 (36.27%) F5
5 85 (14.14%) SolarWinds
6 78 (12.98%) VMware
7 69 (11.48%) Citrix
8 67 (11.15%) Blue Coat
9 45 (7.49%) Aruba
10 44 (7.32%) Riverbed
10 44 (7.32%) HP
11 41 (6.82%) Microsoft
12 39 (6.49%) Infoblox
13 29 (4.83%) Avaya
13 29 (4.83%) Nortel
14 27 (4.49%) BT
15 24 (3.99%) Fortinet
16 22 (3.66%) Brocade
16 22 (3.66%) Sourcefire
17 21 (3.49%) Nokia
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