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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 346 338 339
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing OSPF 259 241 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.50% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.48% 3.62% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 134 106
Average daily rate
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£370 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £268 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £49.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.92%
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
7443 6649 8272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.61% 13.66% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4074 3675 3832
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 385 650
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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
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 22 August 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
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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 -3 104 £400 +9.21% 44
South East +44 88 £375 +7.14% 22
West Midlands -15 21 £304 -7.95% 3
North West -3 14 £280 -25.33% 4
South West -27 12 £425 +54.54% 3
Yorkshire -2 8 £401 +3.35% 9
East of England -35 8 £335 -13.54% 6
East Midlands -2 1 £350 +9.37% 1
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OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 364 (81.98%) Cisco
2 360 (81.08%) BGP
3 300 (67.57%) Firewall
4 254 (57.21%) Cisco Certification
5 203 (45.72%) CheckPoint
6 195 (43.92%) Juniper
7 181 (40.77%) CCNP
8 176 (39.64%) WAN
9 171 (38.51%) MPLS
10 168 (37.84%) LAN
11 149 (33.56%) VPN
12 145 (32.66%) Network Security
13 137 (30.86%) F5
14 129 (29.05%) Cisco ASA
15 101 (22.75%) Cisco IOS
16 99 (22.30%) CCIE
17 98 (22.07%) TCP/IP
18 97 (21.85%) EIGRP
19 95 (21.40%) Cisco Nexus
20 92 (20.72%) IPsec
21 89 (20.05%) Telecoms
22 87 (19.59%) DNS
22 87 (19.59%) Load Balancing
23 85 (19.14%) VLAN
24 79 (17.79%) Network Design
25 77 (17.34%) Network Management
26 74 (16.67%) Linux
26 74 (16.67%) Blue Coat
27 62 (13.96%) Windows
28 61 (13.74%) HSRP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 25 (5.63%) Apache
2 13 (2.93%) MediaWiki
2 13 (2.93%) Confluence
2 13 (2.93%) nginx
3 11 (2.48%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.48%) Lync
3 11 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (1.80%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.13%) IIS
5 5 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (3.60%) MS Visio
1 16 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.80%) MS Office
3 1 (0.23%) MS Project
3 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.68%) SaaS
2 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 360 (81.08%) BGP
2 300 (67.57%) Firewall
3 176 (39.64%) WAN
4 171 (38.51%) MPLS
5 168 (37.84%) LAN
6 149 (33.56%) VPN
7 145 (32.66%) Network Security
8 129 (29.05%) Cisco ASA
9 101 (22.75%) Cisco IOS
10 98 (22.07%) TCP/IP
11 97 (21.85%) EIGRP
12 95 (21.40%) Cisco Nexus
13 92 (20.72%) IPsec
14 87 (19.59%) DNS
15 85 (19.14%) VLAN
16 61 (13.74%) HSRP
17 60 (13.51%) VoIP
18 54 (12.16%) SNMP
19 53 (11.94%) RIP
19 53 (11.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.15%) Relational Database
1 14 (3.15%) MySQL
2 13 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.23%) Ingres
3 1 (0.23%) MS Access
3 1 (0.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (3.15%) Subversion
2 13 (2.93%) Jenkins
2 13 (2.93%) Hudson
2 13 (2.93%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.93%) JIRA
3 7 (1.58%) GDB
4 4 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 89 (20.05%) Telecoms
2 60 (13.51%) Finance
3 36 (8.11%) Banking
4 13 (2.93%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.58%) Retail
6 6 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.35%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.13%) Law
7 5 (1.13%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.90%) Local Government
8 4 (0.90%) Legal
9 2 (0.45%) German Language
9 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.45%) Publishing
9 2 (0.45%) Front Office
10 1 (0.23%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 167 (37.61%) Network Engineer
2 63 (14.19%) Design Engineer
3 61 (13.74%) Security Engineer
3 61 (13.74%) IP Engineer
4 53 (11.94%) Architect
5 46 (10.36%) Consultant
6 45 (10.14%) Network Security Engineer
7 34 (7.66%) Network Consultant
8 30 (6.76%) Network Specialist
9 29 (6.53%) Senior Network Engineer
10 25 (5.63%) Firewall Engineer
11 24 (5.41%) Security Specialist
11 24 (5.41%) Network Security Specialist
12 22 (4.95%) Network Architect
13 19 (4.28%) Cisco Engineer
14 14 (3.15%) Network Design Engineer
14 14 (3.15%) Analyst
15 13 (2.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 13 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
15 13 (2.93%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.93%) LAMP
2 6 (1.35%) CSS
3 1 (0.23%) OCX
3 1 (0.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.41%) Thin Client
1 24 (5.41%) Fat Client
2 16 (3.60%) Clustering
3 13 (2.93%) Wiki
4 6 (1.35%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.13%) Replication
5 5 (1.13%) PKI
5 5 (1.13%) Visualisation
6 4 (0.90%) SecurID
7 3 (0.68%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.68%) Firmware
7 3 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.68%) Open Source
8 2 (0.45%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.45%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.45%) Derivative
8 2 (0.45%) NHS
8 2 (0.45%) AS400
8 2 (0.45%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.23%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 74 (16.67%) Linux
2 62 (13.96%) Windows
3 25 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (5.63%) UNIX
4 17 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (2.93%) Debian
5 13 (2.93%) Ubuntu
6 10 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.03%) CentOS
8 6 (1.35%) Solaris
9 5 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.90%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.90%) SUSE
11 2 (0.45%) AIX
11 2 (0.45%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.23%) VMS
12 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (19.59%) Load Balancing
2 79 (17.79%) Network Design
3 77 (17.34%) Network Management
4 47 (10.59%) ITIL
5 34 (7.66%) E-Commerce
6 31 (6.98%) Network Architecture
7 27 (6.08%) Service Delivery
8 24 (5.41%) Project Management
9 23 (5.18%) Network Monitoring
9 23 (5.18%) Low Latency
9 23 (5.18%) Disaster Recovery
10 21 (4.73%) Change Management
11 19 (4.28%) Risk Assessment
11 19 (4.28%) Migration
11 19 (4.28%) Capacity Planning
12 14 (3.15%) Data Protection
12 14 (3.15%) Data Modelling
13 13 (2.93%) DevOps
13 13 (2.93%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (2.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.73%) C
1 21 (4.73%) Perl
2 15 (3.38%) SQL
3 14 (3.15%) Ruby
3 14 (3.15%) Bash Shell
4 13 (2.93%) PHP
4 13 (2.93%) Java
5 6 (1.35%) Embedded C
5 6 (1.35%) Tcl
6 2 (0.45%) Python
7 1 (0.23%) VB
7 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 254 (57.21%) Cisco Certification
2 181 (40.77%) CCNP
3 99 (22.30%) CCIE
4 60 (13.51%) CCNA
5 44 (9.91%) Security Cleared
6 38 (8.56%) CCSE
7 36 (8.11%) CCDP
7 36 (8.11%) CISSP
8 34 (7.66%) SC Cleared
9 23 (5.18%) CCSP
9 23 (5.18%) Check Point Certification
10 15 (3.38%) JNCIP
11 13 (2.93%) CCIP
12 12 (2.70%) JNCIE
12 12 (2.70%) Degree
13 11 (2.48%) JNCIS
14 10 (2.25%) JNCIA
15 9 (2.03%) DV Cleared
16 7 (1.58%) CCSA
17 6 (1.35%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.18%) PCI DSS
2 15 (3.38%) SLA
3 13 (2.93%) QA
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) COBIT
4 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 46 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (4.28%) vSphere
3 17 (3.83%) Active Directory
3 17 (3.83%) Snort
4 16 (3.60%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.93%) Samba
5 13 (2.93%) Postfix
5 13 (2.93%) XenServer
6 9 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.13%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.13%) XenApp
8 4 (0.90%) SRDF
8 4 (0.90%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (0.90%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.90%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.68%) Nmap
9 3 (0.68%) OpenSSH
10 1 (0.23%) NFS
10 1 (0.23%) Xen
10 1 (0.23%) KVM
Systems Management
1 22 (4.95%) FortiGate
2 13 (2.93%) Puppet
2 13 (2.93%) ZABBIX
3 8 (1.80%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (1.35%) SCOrch
5 5 (1.13%) OPNET
6 4 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.68%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (0.68%) Nessus
7 3 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.68%) Salt
8 2 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.45%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.45%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.23%) OpenView
9 1 (0.23%) Nagios
9 1 (0.23%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.23%) RANCID
9 1 (0.23%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 364 (81.98%) Cisco
2 203 (45.72%) CheckPoint
3 195 (43.92%) Juniper
4 137 (30.86%) F5
5 74 (16.67%) Blue Coat
6 56 (12.61%) Citrix
7 53 (11.94%) VMware
8 49 (11.04%) HP
9 31 (6.98%) Nokia
10 29 (6.53%) Microsoft
11 27 (6.08%) Infoblox
12 24 (5.41%) Imperva
12 24 (5.41%) Riverbed
13 21 (4.73%) Fortinet
14 19 (4.28%) Red Hat
15 17 (3.83%) Redback
16 16 (3.60%) SolarWinds
16 16 (3.60%) Radware
17 15 (3.38%) Avaya
17 15 (3.38%) Aruba
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