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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 315 337 345
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +8
Contract jobs citing OSPF 321 262 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.60% 0.51% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.26% 3.44% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 139 131
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 6
Average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £49.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.57% -18.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +25.00%
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
7540 7613 6656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.02% 14.88% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4386 4213 3695
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 424 386
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 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
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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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 +36 160 £435 +8.75% 26
South East -22 87 £375 - 17
South West +19 27 £525 +25.37% 4
North West -26 15 £350 +25.00% 3
North East - 9 £413 -
West Midlands -7 8 £300 -1.23% 3
East of England +4 7 £433 +29.10% 9
Yorkshire -28 6 £375 +4.89% 3
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UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 544 (89.33%) Cisco
2 538 (88.34%) BGP
3 406 (66.67%) Firewall
4 404 (66.34%) Cisco Certification
5 318 (52.22%) MPLS
6 308 (50.57%) CCNP
7 298 (48.93%) LAN
8 296 (48.60%) WAN
9 249 (40.89%) VPN
9 249 (40.89%) Juniper
9 249 (40.89%) CheckPoint
10 243 (39.90%) EIGRP
11 215 (35.30%) F5
12 206 (33.83%) TCP/IP
13 191 (31.36%) Cisco ASA
13 191 (31.36%) Data Centre
14 167 (27.42%) Wireless
15 164 (26.93%) IPsec
16 158 (25.94%) DNS
17 148 (24.30%) Network Security
17 148 (24.30%) HSRP
18 142 (23.32%) DHCP
19 140 (22.99%) CCNA
20 135 (22.17%) Cisco Nexus
21 133 (21.84%) Load Balancing
22 128 (21.02%) VLAN
23 121 (19.87%) Cisco IOS
24 120 (19.70%) CCIE
25 105 (17.24%) Finance
26 99 (16.26%) VoIP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 12 (1.97%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (0.99%) nginx
3 6 (0.99%) Confluence
3 6 (0.99%) Lync
4 5 (0.82%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.33%) IIS
5 2 (0.33%) Apache
5 2 (0.33%) CMS
6 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.16%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 22 (3.61%) MS Visio
2 15 (2.46%) MS Excel
3 14 (2.30%) MS Office
4 8 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.31%) SaaS
4 4 (0.66%) PaaS
5 2 (0.33%) Office 365
6 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 538 (88.34%) BGP
2 406 (66.67%) Firewall
3 318 (52.22%) MPLS
4 298 (48.93%) LAN
5 296 (48.60%) WAN
6 249 (40.89%) VPN
7 243 (39.90%) EIGRP
8 206 (33.83%) TCP/IP
9 191 (31.36%) Cisco ASA
10 167 (27.42%) Wireless
11 164 (26.93%) IPsec
12 158 (25.94%) DNS
13 148 (24.30%) Network Security
13 148 (24.30%) HSRP
14 142 (23.32%) DHCP
15 135 (22.17%) Cisco Nexus
16 128 (21.02%) VLAN
17 121 (19.87%) Cisco IOS
18 99 (16.26%) VoIP
19 96 (15.76%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.15%) MySQL
2 6 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (0.82%) MongoDB
3 5 (0.82%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (2.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.99%) JIRA
2 6 (0.99%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.82%) GitLab
3 5 (0.82%) RSpec
3 5 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.33%) Subversion
5 1 (0.16%) Hudson
General
1 105 (17.24%) Finance
2 93 (15.27%) Telecoms
3 46 (7.55%) Banking
4 19 (3.12%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.13%) Marketing
6 7 (1.15%) Billing
6 7 (1.15%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.99%) Legal
7 6 (0.99%) Games
8 5 (0.82%) Advertising
9 4 (0.66%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.66%) Electronics
9 4 (0.66%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.49%) Retail
11 2 (0.33%) Local Government
11 2 (0.33%) Back Office
11 2 (0.33%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.16%) German Language
12 1 (0.16%) Publishing
12 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 344 (56.49%) Network Engineer
2 65 (10.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 51 (8.37%) Security Engineer
4 48 (7.88%) Architect
5 38 (6.24%) Consultant
5 38 (6.24%) Network Security Engineer
5 38 (6.24%) Network Architect
6 34 (5.58%) Cisco Engineer
7 30 (4.93%) Design Engineer
8 26 (4.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 26 (4.27%) Network Specialist
9 25 (4.11%) Network Support
9 25 (4.11%) Support Engineer
9 25 (4.11%) Project Manager
10 21 (3.45%) Network Consultant
10 21 (3.45%) Network Design Engineer
11 17 (2.79%) IP Engineer
11 17 (2.79%) Analyst
11 17 (2.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (2.46%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (9.36%) 802.1X
2 13 (2.13%) CSS
3 9 (1.48%) XMPP
4 7 (1.15%) Web Services
5 5 (0.82%) REST
5 5 (0.82%) MCollective
6 2 (0.33%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.33%) Middleware
7 1 (0.16%) LAMP
7 1 (0.16%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 191 (31.36%) Data Centre
2 39 (6.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 29 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
4 23 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (2.96%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (2.30%) Cryptography
7 13 (2.13%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.97%) Clustering
8 12 (1.97%) PKI
9 10 (1.64%) IVR
10 7 (1.15%) SecurID
11 4 (0.66%) DTV
12 3 (0.49%) Streaming Video
12 3 (0.49%) NHS
12 3 (0.49%) Statistics
12 3 (0.49%) e-Health
12 3 (0.49%) EMC VNX
13 2 (0.33%) Eurex
13 2 (0.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 91 (14.94%) Windows
2 81 (13.30%) Linux
3 63 (10.34%) UNIX
4 19 (3.12%) Solaris
5 18 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.82%) SmartOS
9 5 (0.82%) CoreOS
10 4 (0.66%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.49%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.33%) SUSE
12 2 (0.33%) CentOS
13 1 (0.16%) Debian
13 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.16%) AIX
13 1 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (21.84%) Load Balancing
2 99 (16.26%) ITIL
3 92 (15.11%) Network Design
4 48 (7.88%) Network Management
5 47 (7.72%) Network Monitoring
6 37 (6.08%) Migration
7 36 (5.91%) Project Management
8 33 (5.42%) Capacity Planning
9 31 (5.09%) Service Delivery
9 31 (5.09%) DDoS Mitigation
10 28 (4.60%) Kalman Filter
11 22 (3.61%) Change Management
11 22 (3.61%) Information Security
12 21 (3.45%) Configuration Management
12 21 (3.45%) Low Latency
13 19 (3.12%) Service Management
13 19 (3.12%) E-Commerce
13 19 (3.12%) Change Control
14 16 (2.63%) Network Architecture
14 16 (2.63%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 20 (3.28%) Perl
2 15 (2.46%) SQL
3 12 (1.97%) Python
4 11 (1.81%) VB
5 10 (1.64%) Ruby
6 6 (0.99%) Tcl
7 4 (0.66%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.49%) Lisp
8 3 (0.49%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.49%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.49%) VBScript
9 2 (0.33%) C
10 1 (0.16%) Java
10 1 (0.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 404 (66.34%) Cisco Certification
2 308 (50.57%) CCNP
3 140 (22.99%) CCNA
4 120 (19.70%) CCIE
5 76 (12.48%) Security Cleared
6 58 (9.52%) SC Cleared
7 57 (9.36%) Degree
8 38 (6.24%) CCSA
9 31 (5.09%) CCIP
10 25 (4.11%) CCSE
11 20 (3.28%) JNCIS
11 20 (3.28%) DV Cleared
12 17 (2.79%) CISSP
13 15 (2.46%) CCDP
14 14 (2.30%) JNCIP
15 12 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 11 (1.81%) CCDA
17 10 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (1.64%) JNCIA
18 9 (1.48%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.76%) SLA
2 5 (0.82%) QA
3 3 (0.49%) COBIT
3 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 36 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (3.28%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.46%) Snort
4 13 (2.13%) vSphere
5 9 (1.48%) XenApp
5 9 (1.48%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.15%) iptables
7 5 (0.82%) Btrfs
7 5 (0.82%) vCloud
7 5 (0.82%) KVM
7 5 (0.82%) Docker
7 5 (0.82%) LXC
7 5 (0.82%) Varnish
7 5 (0.82%) Squid
7 5 (0.82%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.49%) Firmware
8 3 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.49%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.33%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 49 (8.05%) Cisco CUCM
2 20 (3.28%) CiscoWorks
3 19 (3.12%) RANCID
4 17 (2.79%) SolarWinds Orion
4 17 (2.79%) OpenView
5 11 (1.81%) Cacti
6 9 (1.48%) FortiGate
6 9 (1.48%) Cisco Prime
6 9 (1.48%) Nagios
6 9 (1.48%) AirWatch
7 8 (1.31%) Cisco UCCX
8 7 (1.15%) Puppet
9 6 (0.99%) NetCrunch
9 6 (0.99%) Cisco UCCE
9 6 (0.99%) Ansible
9 6 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.82%) CA Spectrum
10 5 (0.82%) HAProxy
10 5 (0.82%) CFEngine
10 5 (0.82%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 544 (89.33%) Cisco
2 249 (40.89%) Juniper
2 249 (40.89%) CheckPoint
3 215 (35.30%) F5
4 89 (14.61%) SolarWinds
5 57 (9.36%) VMware
5 57 (9.36%) Citrix
6 56 (9.20%) Blue Coat
7 50 (8.21%) Aruba
8 47 (7.72%) HP
9 44 (7.22%) Riverbed
10 32 (5.25%) Microsoft
11 31 (5.09%) Infoblox
12 28 (4.60%) Avaya
13 25 (4.11%) Brocade
14 24 (3.94%) Fortinet
14 24 (3.94%) Sourcefire
15 21 (3.45%) Nortel
16 20 (3.28%) BT
17 19 (3.12%) McAfee
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