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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 309 380 392
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +12
Contract jobs citing OSPF 313 188 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.38% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.13% 2.88% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 101 67
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.18% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £301
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.88 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.49% -17.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.88 £27.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £27.88 £41.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.88 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.49% -14.23%
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
7576 6519 6452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.97% 13.31% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4195 3525 3311
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 361 524
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.09 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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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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 +34 102 £363 -0.68% 23
South East -16 62 £370 +21.31% 22
West Midlands +36 55 £325 -18.75% 4
North West +10 37 £438 +75.00% 5
Yorkshire -5 19 £388 -3.24% 4
East of England +15 18 £290 -27.50% 4
South West +5 12 £393 -12.77% 6
East Midlands -9 5 £425 -10.52% 1
North East - 1 £288 -
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 609 (90.63%) Cisco
2 541 (80.51%) BGP
3 457 (68.01%) Firewall
4 448 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
5 348 (51.79%) CCNP
6 315 (46.88%) MPLS
7 297 (44.20%) CheckPoint
8 271 (40.33%) WAN
9 266 (39.58%) F5
10 261 (38.84%) Juniper
11 260 (38.69%) LAN
12 253 (37.65%) VPN
13 239 (35.57%) Cisco ASA
14 208 (30.95%) EIGRP
15 188 (27.98%) Network Security
16 154 (22.92%) CCNA
17 153 (22.77%) TCP/IP
18 150 (22.32%) Cisco IOS
19 146 (21.73%) Wireless
20 144 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
21 143 (21.28%) Load Balancing
22 141 (20.98%) CCIE
23 140 (20.83%) Telecoms
24 132 (19.64%) DNS
25 129 (19.20%) IPsec
26 119 (17.71%) VMware
26 119 (17.71%) Blue Coat
27 116 (17.26%) Linux
28 112 (16.67%) HSRP
29 110 (16.37%) Citrix

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 15 (2.23%) Apache
2 14 (2.08%) Confluence
2 14 (2.08%) MediaWiki
3 13 (1.93%) IIS
4 11 (1.64%) nginx
5 6 (0.89%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.89%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.60%) Lync
7 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.30%) CMS
7 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (2.68%) MS Visio
2 12 (1.79%) MS Excel
3 10 (1.49%) MS Office
3 10 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.30%) SaaS
1 2 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 541 (80.51%) BGP
2 457 (68.01%) Firewall
3 315 (46.88%) MPLS
4 271 (40.33%) WAN
5 260 (38.69%) LAN
6 253 (37.65%) VPN
7 239 (35.57%) Cisco ASA
8 208 (30.95%) EIGRP
9 188 (27.98%) Network Security
10 153 (22.77%) TCP/IP
11 150 (22.32%) Cisco IOS
12 146 (21.73%) Wireless
13 144 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
14 132 (19.64%) DNS
15 129 (19.20%) IPsec
16 112 (16.67%) HSRP
17 107 (15.92%) DHCP
18 101 (15.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 100 (14.88%) VLAN
20 92 (13.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (1.64%) MySQL
4 8 (1.19%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.19%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (2.08%) Subversion
1 14 (2.08%) JIRA
1 14 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 14 (2.08%) Hudson
1 14 (2.08%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 140 (20.83%) Telecoms
2 87 (12.95%) Finance
3 44 (6.55%) Banking
4 19 (2.83%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.53%) Games
6 15 (2.23%) Marketing
7 13 (1.93%) Back Office
8 9 (1.34%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.04%) Retail
10 5 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.60%) Electronics
11 4 (0.60%) Billing
12 2 (0.30%) Local Government
12 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.15%) French Language
13 1 (0.15%) German Language
13 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.15%) Legal
13 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 318 (47.32%) Network Engineer
2 79 (11.76%) IP Engineer
3 70 (10.42%) Security Engineer
4 63 (9.38%) Architect
5 58 (8.63%) Design Engineer
6 57 (8.48%) Network Specialist
7 50 (7.44%) Network Security Engineer
8 44 (6.55%) Consultant
8 44 (6.55%) Network Architect
9 41 (6.10%) Cisco Engineer
10 38 (5.65%) Security Specialist
10 38 (5.65%) Network Security Specialist
11 29 (4.32%) Support Engineer
12 27 (4.02%) Implementation Engineer
13 26 (3.87%) Senior Network Engineer
14 25 (3.72%) Operations Engineer
15 23 (3.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 21 (3.13%) Network Support
16 21 (3.13%) Analyst
16 21 (3.13%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.49%) CSS
2 6 (0.89%) LAMP
3 4 (0.60%) XMPP
4 2 (0.30%) Silverlight
4 2 (0.30%) Web Services
5 1 (0.15%) Middleware
5 1 (0.15%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.06%) Fat Client
2 34 (5.06%) Thin Client
3 22 (3.27%) Clustering
4 18 (2.68%) Video Conferencing
5 14 (2.08%) Wiki
5 14 (2.08%) SecurID
6 13 (1.93%) IVR
7 12 (1.79%) PKI
7 12 (1.79%) Online Games
8 9 (1.34%) Cryptography
9 8 (1.19%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.19%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.19%) Replication
9 8 (1.19%) Celerra
10 6 (0.89%) DTV
10 6 (0.89%) User Experience
11 4 (0.60%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.60%) FlexPod
12 3 (0.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 116 (17.26%) Linux
2 72 (10.71%) Windows
3 61 (9.08%) UNIX
4 27 (4.02%) Solaris
5 24 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (2.08%) Ubuntu
6 14 (2.08%) CentOS
7 11 (1.64%) Debian
8 9 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.34%) Windows XP
9 7 (1.04%) Windows 2000
10 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.45%) SUSE
12 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (21.28%) Load Balancing
2 100 (14.88%) ITIL
3 79 (11.76%) Network Design
4 73 (10.86%) E-Commerce
5 53 (7.89%) Migration
6 51 (7.59%) Network Management
7 45 (6.70%) Network Monitoring
8 33 (4.91%) Mentoring
9 32 (4.76%) Project Management
10 31 (4.61%) Service Management
10 31 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
11 30 (4.46%) Service Delivery
12 29 (4.32%) Low Latency
13 28 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
14 26 (3.87%) Validation
14 26 (3.87%) Risk Assessment
15 24 (3.57%) Incident Management
16 20 (2.98%) Network Architecture
17 17 (2.53%) Enterprise Architecture
17 17 (2.53%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (4.46%) C
2 20 (2.98%) Perl
3 12 (1.79%) Bash Shell
4 11 (1.64%) Ruby
5 10 (1.49%) SQL
6 9 (1.34%) PHP
6 9 (1.34%) Java
7 3 (0.45%) Python
7 3 (0.45%) Tcl
8 1 (0.15%) Lisp
8 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 448 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 348 (51.79%) CCNP
3 154 (22.92%) CCNA
4 141 (20.98%) CCIE
5 84 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 69 (10.27%) CCSE
7 62 (9.23%) SC Cleared
8 58 (8.63%) CCIP
9 48 (7.14%) Degree
10 34 (5.06%) CISSP
11 31 (4.61%) CCDP
12 27 (4.02%) JNCIP
13 26 (3.87%) DV Cleared
14 21 (3.13%) JNCIA
15 15 (2.23%) CCSA
16 13 (1.93%) Check Point Certification
17 12 (1.79%) BC Cleared
18 11 (1.64%) JNCIS
18 11 (1.64%) CCSP
19 9 (1.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.95%) SLA
2 21 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.34%) QA
4 4 (0.60%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 90 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (4.61%) XenServer
3 24 (3.57%) Active Directory
4 15 (2.23%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.08%) Postfix
5 14 (2.08%) Samba
5 14 (2.08%) iptables
6 13 (1.93%) vCloud
7 12 (1.79%) VMware ESX
7 12 (1.79%) vSphere
8 11 (1.64%) XenApp
9 10 (1.49%) Terminal Services
10 9 (1.34%) Snort
11 8 (1.19%) ProxySG
11 8 (1.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 4 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.30%) Xen
13 2 (0.30%) Firmware
14 1 (0.15%) NFS
Systems Management
1 25 (3.72%) CiscoWorks
2 20 (2.98%) Cisco CUCM
2 20 (2.98%) RANCID
3 14 (2.08%) Puppet
3 14 (2.08%) ZABBIX
4 13 (1.93%) FortiGate
5 11 (1.64%) OpenView
5 11 (1.64%) Cisco UCCE
6 10 (1.49%) OPNET
7 9 (1.34%) AirWatch
8 8 (1.19%) Salt
8 8 (1.19%) Cisco IPCC
8 8 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
9 6 (0.89%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.45%) Cacti
11 3 (0.45%) OpenNMS
11 3 (0.45%) Nagios
12 2 (0.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 609 (90.63%) Cisco
2 297 (44.20%) CheckPoint
3 266 (39.58%) F5
4 261 (38.84%) Juniper
5 119 (17.71%) VMware
5 119 (17.71%) Blue Coat
6 110 (16.37%) Citrix
7 79 (11.76%) SolarWinds
8 75 (11.16%) HP
9 74 (11.01%) Infoblox
10 55 (8.18%) Microsoft
11 51 (7.59%) Fortinet
12 47 (6.99%) Riverbed
13 39 (5.80%) BT
14 35 (5.21%) Imperva
15 32 (4.76%) Nokia
16 21 (3.13%) Aruba
17 19 (2.83%) CA
18 18 (2.68%) Nortel
18 18 (2.68%) Red Hat
Cheshire
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: From £250 to £330 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: From £250 to £330 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: From £250 to £330 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 22 hours ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £440 - £445 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
Reed Professional Services
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Volt
Rate: £260.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
iKonnect
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Swindon
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Ipswich
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
North Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
England
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
iKonnect
Posted: 21 days ago