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 8 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
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 341 367 387
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +20
Contract jobs citing OSPF 272 201 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.42% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.79% 3.04% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 108 86
Average daily rate
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£363 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £489 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £383 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.41% +17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
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
7175 6613 6428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.44% 13.81% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4120 3608 3355
Average daily rate £370 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.56% +0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 378 502
Average hourly rate £22.11 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 8 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
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 8 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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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 +37 113 £413 +3.12% 37
South East -45 51 £356 +5.95% 17
North West +14 37 £375 - 5
West Midlands +15 25 £323 -24.11% 4
South West -1 17 £475 +11.76% 4
Yorkshire -16 12 £295 -26.34% 3
East of England -9 11 £265 -20.89% 7
East Midlands +1 3 £363 +3.57% 2
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 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.

1 548 (90.28%) Cisco
2 519 (85.50%) BGP
3 413 (68.04%) Cisco Certification
4 407 (67.05%) Firewall
5 314 (51.73%) CCNP
6 293 (48.27%) MPLS
7 280 (46.13%) WAN
8 267 (43.99%) LAN
9 247 (40.69%) CheckPoint
10 242 (39.87%) Juniper
11 224 (36.90%) VPN
12 222 (36.57%) F5
13 216 (35.58%) EIGRP
14 213 (35.09%) Cisco ASA
15 179 (29.49%) Data Centre
16 169 (27.84%) TCP/IP
17 153 (25.21%) Wireless
18 147 (24.22%) Network Security
19 141 (23.23%) CCNA
20 140 (23.06%) Cisco Nexus
21 139 (22.90%) Cisco IOS
22 136 (22.41%) DNS
23 128 (21.09%) Load Balancing
24 126 (20.76%) IPsec
25 125 (20.59%) HSRP
26 117 (19.28%) CCIE
26 117 (19.28%) DHCP
27 107 (17.63%) VLAN
28 96 (15.82%) Linux
28 96 (15.82%) Telecoms

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 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 14 (2.31%) IIS
2 12 (1.98%) Apache
3 11 (1.81%) Confluence
3 11 (1.81%) MediaWiki
4 9 (1.48%) nginx
5 7 (1.15%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.99%) Lync
6 6 (0.99%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.33%) CMS
9 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (2.64%) MS Visio
2 13 (2.14%) MS Office
3 12 (1.98%) MS Excel
4 10 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.65%) SaaS
2 2 (0.33%) Office 365
2 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 519 (85.50%) BGP
2 407 (67.05%) Firewall
3 293 (48.27%) MPLS
4 280 (46.13%) WAN
5 267 (43.99%) LAN
6 224 (36.90%) VPN
7 216 (35.58%) EIGRP
8 213 (35.09%) Cisco ASA
9 169 (27.84%) TCP/IP
10 153 (25.21%) Wireless
11 147 (24.22%) Network Security
12 140 (23.06%) Cisco Nexus
13 139 (22.90%) Cisco IOS
14 136 (22.41%) DNS
15 126 (20.76%) IPsec
16 125 (20.59%) HSRP
17 117 (19.28%) DHCP
18 107 (17.63%) VLAN
19 85 (14.00%) VRRP
20 82 (13.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.14%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (1.48%) MySQL
4 8 (1.32%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.99%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (1.81%) Subversion
1 11 (1.81%) JIRA
1 11 (1.81%) Git (software)
1 11 (1.81%) Hudson
1 11 (1.81%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 96 (15.82%) Telecoms
2 87 (14.33%) Finance
3 38 (6.26%) Banking
4 14 (2.31%) Marketing
5 13 (2.14%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.15%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.15%) Games
7 6 (0.99%) Billing
8 3 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.49%) Back Office
8 3 (0.49%) Electronics
8 3 (0.49%) Retail
9 2 (0.33%) Local Government
9 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.33%) German Language
9 2 (0.33%) Legal
10 1 (0.16%) Advertising
10 1 (0.16%) Military
10 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 328 (54.04%) Network Engineer
2 47 (7.74%) Architect
2 47 (7.74%) Security Engineer
3 44 (7.25%) Network Specialist
4 41 (6.75%) Cisco Engineer
4 41 (6.75%) IP Engineer
5 40 (6.59%) Senior Network Engineer
6 38 (6.26%) Consultant
6 38 (6.26%) Network Security Engineer
7 34 (5.60%) Design Engineer
8 32 (5.27%) Network Architect
9 26 (4.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 22 (3.62%) Network Consultant
11 21 (3.46%) Support Engineer
11 21 (3.46%) Implementation Engineer
12 20 (3.29%) Project Manager
12 20 (3.29%) Analyst
13 19 (3.13%) Network Support
14 17 (2.80%) Security Specialist
14 17 (2.80%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (8.57%) 802.1X
2 11 (1.81%) CSS
3 9 (1.48%) XMPP
4 4 (0.66%) LAMP
5 2 (0.33%) Silverlight
5 2 (0.33%) Middleware
6 1 (0.16%) HTML
6 1 (0.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 179 (29.49%) Data Centre
2 31 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 24 (3.95%) Video Conferencing
5 22 (3.62%) Clustering
6 17 (2.80%) IVR
6 17 (2.80%) Thin Client
6 17 (2.80%) Fat Client
7 13 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.81%) Wiki
8 11 (1.81%) Cryptography
9 10 (1.65%) PKI
9 10 (1.65%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.65%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.65%) EMC VNX
10 8 (1.32%) Celerra
10 8 (1.32%) Replication
11 6 (0.99%) User Experience
12 4 (0.66%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.66%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 96 (15.82%) Linux
2 92 (15.16%) Windows
3 67 (11.04%) UNIX
4 29 (4.78%) Solaris
5 23 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.81%) CentOS
8 10 (1.65%) Ubuntu
9 9 (1.48%) Debian
10 8 (1.32%) Windows 2000
10 8 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (1.15%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.33%) SUSE
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.16%) AIX
14 1 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (21.09%) Load Balancing
2 81 (13.34%) ITIL
3 76 (12.52%) Network Design
4 57 (9.39%) Network Management
5 52 (8.57%) Migration
5 52 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
6 37 (6.10%) E-Commerce
6 37 (6.10%) Capacity Planning
7 35 (5.77%) Service Delivery
8 33 (5.44%) Project Management
9 25 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
9 25 (4.12%) Change Control
10 23 (3.79%) Network Architecture
10 23 (3.79%) DDoS Mitigation
11 22 (3.62%) Service Management
12 21 (3.46%) Configuration Management
13 17 (2.80%) Low Latency
13 17 (2.80%) Mentoring
14 16 (2.64%) PRINCE2
14 16 (2.64%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (3.13%) Perl
2 13 (2.14%) C
3 12 (1.98%) SQL
4 11 (1.81%) Ruby
5 9 (1.48%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.15%) PHP
7 6 (0.99%) Java
7 6 (0.99%) VB
7 6 (0.99%) Python
8 5 (0.82%) Tcl
9 3 (0.49%) Lisp
9 3 (0.49%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.33%) VBScript
11 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 413 (68.04%) Cisco Certification
2 314 (51.73%) CCNP
3 141 (23.23%) CCNA
4 117 (19.28%) CCIE
5 69 (11.37%) Security Cleared
6 49 (8.07%) CCSE
7 47 (7.74%) SC Cleared
8 46 (7.58%) CCIP
9 37 (6.10%) Degree
10 25 (4.12%) CCSA
11 23 (3.79%) DV Cleared
12 22 (3.62%) CCDP
13 19 (3.13%) JNCIP
14 15 (2.47%) JNCIS
15 13 (2.14%) JNCIA
15 13 (2.14%) Check Point Certification
16 12 (1.98%) CISSP
16 12 (1.98%) CCSP
17 9 (1.48%) PMP
17 9 (1.48%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.62%) SLA
2 9 (1.48%) QA
3 8 (1.32%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.66%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 70 (11.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (3.95%) XenServer
2 24 (3.95%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.14%) VMware ESX
3 13 (2.14%) vSphere
3 13 (2.14%) XenApp
4 12 (1.98%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.81%) Postfix
5 11 (1.81%) Samba
5 11 (1.81%) Snort
5 11 (1.81%) iptables
6 10 (1.65%) vCloud
7 8 (1.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 8 (1.32%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.66%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.33%) NFS
10 2 (0.33%) Firmware
10 2 (0.33%) Xen
10 2 (0.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 42 (6.92%) Cisco CUCM
2 19 (3.13%) CiscoWorks
3 17 (2.80%) RANCID
4 12 (1.98%) OpenView
4 12 (1.98%) FortiGate
5 11 (1.81%) Cisco UCCE
5 11 (1.81%) Puppet
5 11 (1.81%) ZABBIX
6 10 (1.65%) OPNET
7 9 (1.48%) AirWatch
8 8 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
8 8 (1.32%) Cisco IPCC
9 7 (1.15%) NetCrunch
10 6 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
11 5 (0.82%) Salt
11 5 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
11 5 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.82%) Nagios
12 4 (0.66%) Cacti
12 4 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 548 (90.28%) Cisco
2 247 (40.69%) CheckPoint
3 242 (39.87%) Juniper
4 222 (36.57%) F5
5 88 (14.50%) VMware
6 84 (13.84%) SolarWinds
7 83 (13.67%) Blue Coat
8 77 (12.69%) Citrix
9 56 (9.23%) Infoblox
10 55 (9.06%) HP
11 40 (6.59%) Riverbed
12 39 (6.43%) Aruba
12 39 (6.43%) Microsoft
13 33 (5.44%) BT
14 29 (4.78%) Nortel
14 29 (4.78%) Nokia
15 23 (3.79%) Avaya
16 22 (3.62%) Fortinet
17 19 (3.13%) Red Hat
18 18 (2.97%) Sourcefire
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