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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK / England
Rank 396 380 294
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -86
Contract jobs citing OSPF 182 217 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.46% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.91% 3.19% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 141 210
Median daily rate £374 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
-13.10% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Median hourly rate £17.25 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.88% +7.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +46.66%

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
6264 6804 7144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.90% 14.45% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3950 4068 3948
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 296 423
Median hourly rate £21.50 £27.83 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.74% +15.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £44.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 27 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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 +11 76 £450 +12.50% 24
South East +9 55 £300 -17.24% 14
West Midlands +27 19 £313 - 4
North West +21 11 £326 -36.34% 2
East of England -7 7 £273 -24.82% 3
South West -23 6 £358 -1.37% 2
Yorkshire +8 5 £450 +44.00% 2
East Midlands +2 3 £265 -18.46%
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 350 (89.97%) Cisco
2 311 (79.95%) BGP
3 262 (67.35%) Cisco Certification
4 240 (61.70%) Firewall
5 202 (51.93%) CCNP
6 177 (45.50%) MPLS
7 169 (43.44%) Juniper
7 169 (43.44%) WAN
8 141 (36.25%) LAN
9 138 (35.48%) VPN
10 134 (34.45%) CheckPoint
11 120 (30.85%) CCNA
12 115 (29.56%) TCP/IP
13 114 (29.31%) Cisco Nexus
14 113 (29.05%) Cisco ASA
15 108 (27.76%) F5
16 104 (26.74%) EIGRP
17 98 (25.19%) Data Centre
18 97 (24.94%) Wireless
19 90 (23.14%) DNS
20 81 (20.82%) Network Security
21 77 (19.79%) IPsec
22 75 (19.28%) VLAN
23 64 (16.45%) Security Cleared
24 59 (15.17%) Cisco IOS
24 59 (15.17%) HSRP
25 57 (14.65%) Finance
26 56 (14.40%) Telecoms
26 56 (14.40%) DHCP
26 56 (14.40%) Palo Alto

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 6 (1.54%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.51%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.26%) CMS
5 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (2.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.80%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) assyst
2 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (1.54%) Office 365
5 3 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 311 (79.95%) BGP
2 240 (61.70%) Firewall
3 177 (45.50%) MPLS
4 169 (43.44%) WAN
5 141 (36.25%) LAN
6 138 (35.48%) VPN
7 115 (29.56%) TCP/IP
8 114 (29.31%) Cisco Nexus
9 113 (29.05%) Cisco ASA
10 104 (26.74%) EIGRP
11 97 (24.94%) Wireless
12 90 (23.14%) DNS
13 81 (20.82%) Network Security
14 77 (19.79%) IPsec
15 75 (19.28%) VLAN
16 59 (15.17%) Cisco IOS
16 59 (15.17%) HSRP
17 56 (14.40%) DHCP
18 49 (12.60%) Ethernet
18 49 (12.60%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.77%) MySQL
1 3 (0.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (2.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.03%) JIRA
3 1 (0.26%) JMeter
3 1 (0.26%) JUnit
3 1 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 57 (14.65%) Finance
2 56 (14.40%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.86%) Banking
4 7 (1.80%) Marketing
5 5 (1.29%) Advertising
5 5 (1.29%) Electronics
5 5 (1.29%) Military
5 5 (1.29%) Retail
6 4 (1.03%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.03%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.03%) Legal
6 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.77%) Billing
8 2 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.51%) Games
8 2 (0.51%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.26%) Automotive
9 1 (0.26%) Local Government
9 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 223 (57.33%) Network Engineer
2 65 (16.71%) Cisco Engineer
3 61 (15.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 35 (9.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 33 (8.48%) Architect
6 31 (7.97%) Network Support
7 28 (7.20%) Analyst
7 28 (7.20%) Security Engineer
8 26 (6.68%) Support Engineer
9 25 (6.43%) Network Security Engineer
10 24 (6.17%) Network Architect
11 23 (5.91%) Network Support Engineer
12 22 (5.66%) Network Analyst
13 19 (4.88%) Juniper Engineer
14 15 (3.86%) Consultant
15 14 (3.60%) IP Engineer
15 14 (3.60%) NOC Engineer
15 14 (3.60%) Voice Engineer
16 13 (3.34%) IP Network Engineer
16 13 (3.34%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (9.00%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.54%) Middleware
3 5 (1.29%) XMPP
4 4 (1.03%) SOAP
4 4 (1.03%) Web Services
5 3 (0.77%) COM
5 3 (0.77%) XML
6 2 (0.51%) CSS
6 2 (0.51%) RESTful
6 2 (0.51%) RFC 2544
6 2 (0.51%) RFC 2547
7 1 (0.26%) .NET
7 1 (0.26%) CGI
7 1 (0.26%) Core Data
7 1 (0.26%) JMS
7 1 (0.26%) REST
7 1 (0.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 98 (25.19%) Data Centre
2 34 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (2.57%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.06%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.29%) IPTV
6 5 (1.29%) Over-the-Top Content
6 5 (1.29%) RSA SecurID
6 5 (1.29%) STB
6 5 (1.29%) Video on Demand
7 4 (1.03%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.03%) PKI
7 4 (1.03%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.77%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.77%) FlexPod
8 3 (0.77%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.77%) Social Network
9 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 37 (9.51%) Linux
1 37 (9.51%) Windows
2 32 (8.23%) Unix
3 10 (2.57%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.77%) Android
7 3 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.51%) CatOS
8 2 (0.51%) FreeBSD
8 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.51%) Solaris
9 1 (0.26%) AIX
9 1 (0.26%) CentOS
9 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.26%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (13.88%) Network Design
2 48 (12.34%) Load Balancing
3 45 (11.57%) Network Management
4 38 (9.77%) ITIL
5 34 (8.74%) Migration
6 26 (6.68%) Network Monitoring
7 25 (6.43%) Network Architecture
8 20 (5.14%) Change Management
9 17 (4.37%) Mentoring
9 17 (4.37%) Project Management
10 15 (3.86%) Service Management
11 14 (3.60%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (3.60%) High Availability
11 14 (3.60%) Information Security
11 14 (3.60%) Service Delivery
12 13 (3.34%) Asset Management
12 13 (3.34%) Penetration Testing
13 10 (2.57%) Change Control
13 10 (2.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 10 (2.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.54%) PowerShell
1 6 (1.54%) SQL
2 5 (1.29%) Perl
3 4 (1.03%) C
3 4 (1.03%) Java
3 4 (1.03%) Python
4 2 (0.51%) Lisp
4 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.26%) C#
5 1 (0.26%) C++
5 1 (0.26%) Prolog
5 1 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 262 (67.35%) Cisco Certification
2 202 (51.93%) CCNP
3 120 (30.85%) CCNA
4 64 (16.45%) Security Cleared
5 53 (13.62%) CCIE
6 47 (12.08%) SC Cleared
7 23 (5.91%) JNCIA
8 20 (5.14%) CCDP
9 19 (4.88%) JNCIS
10 16 (4.11%) CCSA
10 16 (4.11%) Degree
11 14 (3.60%) CISSP
11 14 (3.60%) DV Cleared
12 8 (2.06%) CCIP
13 7 (1.80%) CCSE
13 7 (1.80%) JNCIP
14 6 (1.54%) GIAC
14 6 (1.54%) JNCIE
15 4 (1.03%) CCDA
16 3 (0.77%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.37%) SLA
2 7 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.77%) COBIT
3 3 (0.77%) ISO27002
4 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 28 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (3.34%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.06%) vSphere
4 7 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.54%) Firmware
5 6 (1.54%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (0.77%) vCloud
7 2 (0.51%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.51%) KVM
7 2 (0.51%) NFS
7 2 (0.51%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.51%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.51%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.51%) XenServer
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (7.20%) Cisco Prime
2 23 (5.91%) FortiGate
3 16 (4.11%) Nagios
4 6 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (1.54%) EnCase
4 6 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.29%) OpenView
5 5 (1.29%) Puppet
5 5 (1.29%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (1.29%) WhatsUp Gold
6 4 (1.03%) Nessus
7 3 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.77%) OPNET
8 2 (0.51%) Cacti
8 2 (0.51%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.51%) Endace
8 2 (0.51%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.51%) Pingdom
8 2 (0.51%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 350 (89.97%) Cisco
2 169 (43.44%) Juniper
3 134 (34.45%) CheckPoint
4 108 (27.76%) F5
5 56 (14.40%) Palo Alto
6 39 (10.03%) VMware
7 33 (8.48%) Fortinet
8 31 (7.97%) SolarWinds
9 27 (6.94%) HP
10 26 (6.68%) Microsoft
11 23 (5.91%) Aruba
12 21 (5.40%) Arista
13 20 (5.14%) Blue Coat
14 19 (4.88%) Infoblox
14 19 (4.88%) Riverbed
15 18 (4.63%) Huawei
16 12 (3.08%) Citrix
17 11 (2.83%) Meraki
17 11 (2.83%) Remedy
18 10 (2.57%) Nokia
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