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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 405 380 286
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -94
Contract jobs citing OSPF 213 247 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.49% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.12% 3.43% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 150 212
Median daily rate £410 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £468 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 8
Median hourly rate £22.06 £43.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.70% +14.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £17.55 £24.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.32 £47.33 £40.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.06 £42.31 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-47.86% +41.01%
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
6818 7207 7706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.91% 14.23% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4081 4298 4490
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 448 427
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -41 90 £431 +7.81% 22
South East +5 53 £425 +19.71% 15
West Midlands +12 25 £400 -15.78% 8
North West +17 15 £338 -15.62% 4
Yorkshire +19 10 £335 -5.96% 1
South West +16 9 £413 +5.09% 1
East of England -1 9 £297 -23.48% 4
East Midlands -5 1 - - 4
Midlands - 1 £475 -
North East - 1 £275 -
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 363 (85.82%) Cisco
2 346 (81.80%) BGP
3 275 (65.01%) Cisco Certification
4 261 (61.70%) Firewall
5 212 (50.12%) CCNP
6 170 (40.19%) WAN
7 163 (38.53%) VPN
8 161 (38.06%) Juniper
9 156 (36.88%) CheckPoint
9 156 (36.88%) Cisco ASA
10 152 (35.93%) LAN
11 144 (34.04%) Cisco Nexus
12 143 (33.81%) MPLS
13 128 (30.26%) Data Centre
14 124 (29.31%) TCP/IP
15 120 (28.37%) F5
16 116 (27.42%) EIGRP
17 107 (25.30%) IPsec
18 106 (25.06%) CCNA
19 105 (24.82%) Wireless
20 90 (21.28%) Network Security
21 83 (19.62%) VLAN
22 82 (19.39%) DNS
23 73 (17.26%) Load Balancing
23 73 (17.26%) HSRP
24 69 (16.31%) Palo Alto
25 68 (16.08%) SSL
26 67 (15.84%) Security Cleared
27 65 (15.37%) Finance
28 64 (15.13%) 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 11 (2.60%) MS Exchange
2 9 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (0.95%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.71%) Apache
6 2 (0.47%) CMS
6 2 (0.47%) Confluence
6 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.47%) JBoss
6 2 (0.47%) MediaWiki
6 2 (0.47%) nginx
6 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.24%) WildFly
Applications
1 23 (5.44%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.31%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.13%) MS Office
4 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) assyst
2 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.89%) Office 365
4 6 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 346 (81.80%) BGP
2 261 (61.70%) Firewall
3 170 (40.19%) WAN
4 163 (38.53%) VPN
5 156 (36.88%) Cisco ASA
6 152 (35.93%) LAN
7 144 (34.04%) Cisco Nexus
8 143 (33.81%) MPLS
9 124 (29.31%) TCP/IP
10 116 (27.42%) EIGRP
11 107 (25.30%) IPsec
12 105 (24.82%) Wireless
13 90 (21.28%) Network Security
14 83 (19.62%) VLAN
15 82 (19.39%) DNS
16 73 (17.26%) HSRP
17 68 (16.08%) SSL
18 60 (14.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 59 (13.95%) VRRP
20 56 (13.24%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.95%) MySQL
2 3 (0.71%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (2.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.95%) JIRA
3 2 (0.47%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.47%) Hudson
3 2 (0.47%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 65 (15.37%) Finance
2 39 (9.22%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.84%) Banking
4 7 (1.65%) Retail
5 5 (1.18%) Legal
6 4 (0.95%) Advertising
6 4 (0.95%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.95%) Marketing
7 3 (0.71%) Billing
7 3 (0.71%) Games
7 3 (0.71%) Publishing
8 2 (0.47%) Electronics
8 2 (0.47%) German Language
8 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.47%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.24%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 232 (54.85%) Network Engineer
2 83 (19.62%) Cisco Engineer
3 77 (18.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 40 (9.46%) Security Engineer
5 39 (9.22%) Senior Network Engineer
6 36 (8.51%) Network Security Engineer
7 27 (6.38%) Consultant
8 26 (6.15%) Network Support
9 24 (5.67%) Architect
9 24 (5.67%) Support Engineer
10 23 (5.44%) Network Support Engineer
11 22 (5.20%) Juniper Engineer
12 19 (4.49%) Analyst
13 17 (4.02%) Administrator
13 17 (4.02%) Firewall Engineer
14 16 (3.78%) Cisco Security Engineer
15 15 (3.55%) Network Administrator
15 15 (3.55%) Network Analyst
16 14 (3.31%) Network Architect
16 14 (3.31%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.75%) 802.1X
2 19 (4.49%) CSS
3 7 (1.65%) Middleware
4 4 (0.95%) COM
4 4 (0.95%) RESTful
5 3 (0.71%) RFC 2544
6 2 (0.47%) REST
6 2 (0.47%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.47%) SOAP
6 2 (0.47%) Web Services
6 2 (0.47%) XML
6 2 (0.47%) XMPP
7 1 (0.24%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.24%) HTML
7 1 (0.24%) LAMP
7 1 (0.24%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.24%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 128 (30.26%) Data Centre
2 21 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.89%) User Experience
5 7 (1.65%) PKI
6 6 (1.42%) CESG
6 6 (1.42%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.42%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.18%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.18%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.18%) IPTV
7 5 (1.18%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.18%) Video on Demand
8 4 (0.95%) Cryptography
8 4 (0.95%) STB
9 3 (0.71%) Fintech
9 3 (0.71%) Over-the-Top Content
9 3 (0.71%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 55 (13.00%) Windows
2 33 (7.80%) Linux
3 31 (7.33%) Unix
4 28 (6.62%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.18%) CentOS
8 5 (1.18%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.95%) Solaris
10 3 (0.71%) AIX
10 3 (0.71%) Android
10 3 (0.71%) FreeBSD
11 2 (0.47%) Debian
11 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.24%) Mandriva Linux
12 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (17.26%) Load Balancing
2 56 (13.24%) ITIL
3 52 (12.29%) Network Management
4 50 (11.82%) Network Design
5 44 (10.40%) Network Monitoring
6 36 (8.51%) Network Architecture
7 32 (7.57%) Change Management
8 29 (6.86%) Migration
9 20 (4.73%) Change Control
9 20 (4.73%) Penetration Testing
10 19 (4.49%) Service Delivery
11 18 (4.26%) Project Management
12 17 (4.02%) Information Security
13 16 (3.78%) Configuration Management
13 16 (3.78%) Time Management
14 13 (3.07%) ITIL V3
15 12 (2.84%) High Availability
15 12 (2.84%) Kalman Filter
15 12 (2.84%) Mentoring
16 11 (2.60%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.65%) Shell Script
1 7 (1.65%) SQL
2 5 (1.18%) PowerShell
3 4 (0.95%) C
3 4 (0.95%) Java
3 4 (0.95%) Perl
4 3 (0.71%) Bash Shell
4 3 (0.71%) Python
5 2 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 275 (65.01%) Cisco Certification
2 212 (50.12%) CCNP
3 106 (25.06%) CCNA
4 67 (15.84%) Security Cleared
5 64 (15.13%) CCIE
6 55 (13.00%) SC Cleared
7 23 (5.44%) CCDP
7 23 (5.44%) CISSP
8 19 (4.49%) CCSA
9 18 (4.26%) Degree
10 17 (4.02%) JNCIA
11 14 (3.31%) JNCIP
12 12 (2.84%) CCSE
13 11 (2.60%) DV Cleared
14 8 (1.89%) JNCIS
15 7 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (1.65%) JNCIE
16 6 (1.42%) CCVP
17 5 (1.18%) GIAC
17 5 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.31%) SLA
2 13 (3.07%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.71%) COBIT
3 3 (0.71%) ISO27002
4 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (5.67%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (1.65%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.65%) VMware ESX
4 7 (1.65%) vSphere
5 6 (1.42%) Firmware
6 4 (0.95%) iptables
6 4 (0.95%) KVM
6 4 (0.95%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.95%) XenServer
7 3 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.71%) NFS
8 2 (0.47%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.47%) Postfix
8 2 (0.47%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.47%) Samba
8 2 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (4.96%) Cisco Prime
2 19 (4.49%) FortiGate
3 17 (4.02%) Nagios
3 17 (4.02%) OPNET
4 10 (2.36%) Nessus
5 8 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (1.65%) Cacti
6 7 (1.65%) Puppet
7 6 (1.42%) OpenView
7 6 (1.42%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (1.18%) Backup Exec
8 5 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.18%) SmokePing
9 4 (0.95%) EnCase
9 4 (0.95%) WhatsUp Gold
10 3 (0.71%) SCCM
11 2 (0.47%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (0.47%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.47%) HP UCMDB
11 2 (0.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 363 (85.82%) Cisco
2 161 (38.06%) Juniper
3 156 (36.88%) CheckPoint
4 120 (28.37%) F5
5 69 (16.31%) Palo Alto
6 52 (12.29%) Fortinet
7 46 (10.87%) VMware
8 44 (10.40%) Microsoft
9 41 (9.69%) HP
10 37 (8.75%) Riverbed
10 37 (8.75%) SolarWinds
11 28 (6.62%) Aruba
12 22 (5.20%) Nokia
13 19 (4.49%) Blue Coat
14 17 (4.02%) BMC
15 13 (3.07%) Dell
15 13 (3.07%) Remedy
16 12 (2.84%) Brocade
16 12 (2.84%) Citrix
16 12 (2.84%) Intel Security
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