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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 311 319 322
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Contract jobs citing OSPF 325 270 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.61% 0.56% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.13% 4.12% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 159 77
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£370 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.21% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.70 £25.50 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £48.75 £38.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.38%
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
7861 6547 7645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.75% 13.66% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4521 3677 3724
Average daily rate £365 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 419 580
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +4.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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
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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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 +29 167 £370 -5.73% 24
South East -2 66 £360 +7.46% 12
South West -11 31 £401 +45.90% 2
West Midlands -7 27 £243 -26.51% 9
North West -15 14 £350 -9.67% 8
Yorkshire -3 10 £379 -2.19% 8
East Midlands -8 2 £450 +8.43% 1
East of England -28 2 £304 -21.61% 2
Midlands - 1 - -
North East - - - -
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 483 (85.49%) Cisco
2 470 (83.19%) BGP
3 384 (67.96%) Firewall
4 333 (58.94%) Cisco Certification
5 249 (44.07%) WAN
6 245 (43.36%) CheckPoint
7 237 (41.95%) MPLS
7 237 (41.95%) CCNP
8 225 (39.82%) Juniper
9 220 (38.94%) LAN
10 192 (33.98%) VPN
11 163 (28.85%) Cisco Nexus
12 158 (27.96%) F5
13 152 (26.90%) EIGRP
14 148 (26.19%) TCP/IP
15 142 (25.13%) CCIE
16 134 (23.72%) Network Security
17 116 (20.53%) Telecoms
18 115 (20.35%) Network Design
19 114 (20.18%) Cisco ASA
20 105 (18.58%) HSRP
21 104 (18.41%) Network Management
22 103 (18.23%) VLAN
23 101 (17.88%) Load Balancing
24 100 (17.70%) IPsec
25 93 (16.46%) CCNA
25 93 (16.46%) DNS
26 79 (13.98%) SNMP
26 79 (13.98%) Cisco IOS
27 77 (13.63%) ITIL

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 16 (2.83%) Apache
2 15 (2.65%) MS Exchange
2 15 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (1.77%) MediaWiki
3 10 (1.77%) nginx
3 10 (1.77%) Confluence
4 9 (1.59%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.42%) Lync
5 8 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.18%) IIS
6 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.18%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 25 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 23 (4.07%) MS Visio
3 12 (2.12%) MS Office
4 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Summit
1 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.88%) SaaS
2 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.18%) Office 365
3 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 470 (83.19%) BGP
2 384 (67.96%) Firewall
3 249 (44.07%) WAN
4 237 (41.95%) MPLS
5 220 (38.94%) LAN
6 192 (33.98%) VPN
7 163 (28.85%) Cisco Nexus
8 152 (26.90%) EIGRP
9 148 (26.19%) TCP/IP
10 134 (23.72%) Network Security
11 114 (20.18%) Cisco ASA
12 105 (18.58%) HSRP
13 103 (18.23%) VLAN
14 100 (17.70%) IPsec
15 93 (16.46%) DNS
16 79 (13.98%) SNMP
16 79 (13.98%) Cisco IOS
17 74 (13.10%) Wireless
18 71 (12.57%) RIP
19 64 (11.33%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.95%) MySQL
1 11 (1.95%) Relational Database
2 10 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (1.06%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.18%) Ingres
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (1.95%) Subversion
2 10 (1.77%) JIRA
2 10 (1.77%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.77%) Hudson
2 10 (1.77%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (1.24%) GDB
General
1 116 (20.53%) Telecoms
2 73 (12.92%) Finance
3 50 (8.85%) Banking
4 18 (3.19%) Retail
5 16 (2.83%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.24%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.88%) Local Government
7 5 (0.88%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.71%) Marketing
8 4 (0.71%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.71%) Back Office
9 3 (0.53%) Law
9 3 (0.53%) Legal
9 3 (0.53%) Billing
10 2 (0.35%) German Language
10 2 (0.35%) Russian Language
10 2 (0.35%) Publishing
10 2 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 223 (39.47%) Network Engineer
2 68 (12.04%) Design Engineer
3 66 (11.68%) IP Engineer
4 60 (10.62%) Architect
5 54 (9.56%) Consultant
6 52 (9.20%) Security Engineer
7 48 (8.50%) Senior Network Engineer
8 42 (7.43%) Cisco Engineer
8 42 (7.43%) Network Security Engineer
9 38 (6.73%) Network Consultant
10 34 (6.02%) Network Specialist
11 28 (4.96%) Network Support
12 22 (3.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 21 (3.72%) Support Engineer
14 20 (3.54%) Network Architect
14 20 (3.54%) Network Design Engineer
15 18 (3.19%) Firewall Engineer
15 18 (3.19%) Analyst
16 15 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
16 15 (2.65%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.19%) FIX Protocol
2 15 (2.65%) CSS
3 10 (1.77%) LAMP
4 4 (0.71%) Middleware
5 2 (0.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.01%) Clustering
3 15 (2.65%) FlexPod
4 14 (2.48%) Visualisation
5 13 (2.30%) User Experience
6 11 (1.95%) Thin Client
6 11 (1.95%) PKI
6 11 (1.95%) Fat Client
7 10 (1.77%) Wiki
8 9 (1.59%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.24%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.24%) SecurID
10 5 (0.88%) e-Health
11 4 (0.71%) Cryptography
11 4 (0.71%) Open Source
12 3 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.35%) Statistics
13 2 (0.35%) Life Science
13 2 (0.35%) Online Games
13 2 (0.35%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 64 (11.33%) Windows
2 56 (9.91%) Linux
3 44 (7.79%) UNIX
4 21 (3.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (2.12%) Windows XP
8 10 (1.77%) CentOS
8 10 (1.77%) Debian
8 10 (1.77%) Ubuntu
9 8 (1.42%) Solaris
10 2 (0.35%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (20.35%) Network Design
2 104 (18.41%) Network Management
3 101 (17.88%) Load Balancing
4 77 (13.63%) ITIL
5 63 (11.15%) Network Monitoring
6 46 (8.14%) Network Architecture
7 37 (6.55%) Migration
8 34 (6.02%) Service Delivery
9 32 (5.66%) Change Management
9 32 (5.66%) Mentoring
10 29 (5.13%) Low Latency
11 27 (4.78%) Project Management
12 21 (3.72%) High Availability
13 19 (3.36%) E-Commerce
13 19 (3.36%) Risk Assessment
14 16 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery
15 14 (2.48%) Capacity Planning
15 14 (2.48%) Time Management
15 14 (2.48%) WAN Optimisation
16 13 (2.30%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (6.55%) Perl
2 14 (2.48%) C
3 11 (1.95%) SQL
3 11 (1.95%) Ruby
3 11 (1.95%) Bash Shell
4 10 (1.77%) Java
4 10 (1.77%) PHP
5 8 (1.42%) R
6 7 (1.24%) Tcl
7 6 (1.06%) Embedded C
8 3 (0.53%) Python
9 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 333 (58.94%) Cisco Certification
2 237 (41.95%) CCNP
3 142 (25.13%) CCIE
4 93 (16.46%) CCNA
5 69 (12.21%) Security Cleared
6 63 (11.15%) SC Cleared
7 42 (7.43%) CISSP
8 33 (5.84%) CCSE
9 28 (4.96%) CCDP
10 17 (3.01%) Check Point Certification
11 16 (2.83%) CCSP
12 15 (2.65%) Degree
13 12 (2.12%) JNCIS
13 12 (2.12%) JNCIP
13 12 (2.12%) CCIP
13 12 (2.12%) CCSA
14 11 (1.95%) JNCIE
14 11 (1.95%) HP ASE
15 10 (1.77%) JNCIA
16 9 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.25%) SLA
2 21 (3.72%) PCI DSS
3 12 (2.12%) QA
4 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (4.07%) Snort
3 21 (3.72%) Active Directory
4 18 (3.19%) vSphere
5 15 (2.65%) Hyper-V
6 13 (2.30%) ProxySG
7 10 (1.77%) Postfix
7 10 (1.77%) XenServer
7 10 (1.77%) Samba
8 9 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.42%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.42%) XenApp
10 4 (0.71%) Nmap
11 3 (0.53%) Xen
11 3 (0.53%) OpenSSH
12 2 (0.35%) NFS
12 2 (0.35%) Firmware
13 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.18%) KVM
Systems Management
1 23 (4.07%) FortiGate
2 21 (3.72%) Cisco Prime
3 16 (2.83%) RANCID
4 15 (2.65%) OpenNMS
5 12 (2.12%) SolarWinds Orion
5 12 (2.12%) OPNET
6 10 (1.77%) ZABBIX
6 10 (1.77%) Puppet
7 8 (1.42%) Nessus
8 7 (1.24%) CA Spectrum
8 7 (1.24%) SCOrch
9 6 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (1.06%) CiscoWorks
10 4 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.71%) Salt
11 3 (0.53%) Netcool
11 3 (0.53%) Foglight
12 2 (0.35%) Nagios
12 2 (0.35%) Cisco UCCX
12 2 (0.35%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 483 (85.49%) Cisco
2 245 (43.36%) CheckPoint
3 225 (39.82%) Juniper
4 158 (27.96%) F5
5 76 (13.45%) Blue Coat
6 49 (8.67%) HP
7 47 (8.32%) SolarWinds
8 45 (7.96%) VMware
9 44 (7.79%) Nokia
9 44 (7.79%) Citrix
10 42 (7.43%) Microsoft
10 42 (7.43%) Riverbed
11 34 (6.02%) Fortinet
12 22 (3.89%) Aruba
13 19 (3.36%) Sourcefire
13 19 (3.36%) Redback
13 19 (3.36%) Radware
14 18 (3.19%) Nortel
15 15 (2.65%) Brocade
16 14 (2.48%) Dell
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