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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 273 367 382
Rank change year-on-year
+94 +15
Contract jobs citing OSPF 347 178 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.38% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.91% 2.89% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 101 74
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£388 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £103.94 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.51% +177.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £103.94 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-71.13% +219.80%
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
7063 6163 6344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.81% 13.24% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3861 3209 3133
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 363 561
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £44.80 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

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 March 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 2 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +48 145 £363 -7.05% 32
South East +20 84 £359 -20.27% 20
Yorkshire +41 54 £401 - 3
North West +16 27 £433 - 7
South West 0 20 £425 +6.25% 8
West Midlands +1 12 £225 -33.33% 10
East of England +5 3 £419 +4.68% 3
East Midlands - 1 £448 - 3
North East - - - -
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 649 (90.52%) Cisco
2 582 (81.17%) BGP
3 484 (67.50%) Firewall
4 471 (65.69%) Cisco Certification
5 368 (51.32%) CCNP
6 317 (44.21%) MPLS
6 317 (44.21%) CheckPoint
7 313 (43.65%) WAN
8 281 (39.19%) LAN
9 253 (35.29%) F5
10 249 (34.73%) VPN
11 243 (33.89%) EIGRP
12 241 (33.61%) Juniper
13 212 (29.57%) Cisco ASA
14 191 (26.64%) Cisco Nexus
15 190 (26.50%) Network Security
16 172 (23.99%) TCP/IP
17 170 (23.71%) CCIE
18 167 (23.29%) Telecoms
19 160 (22.32%) CCNA
20 136 (18.97%) Cisco IOS
21 133 (18.55%) Wireless
21 133 (18.55%) IPsec
22 129 (17.99%) Load Balancing
23 127 (17.71%) DNS
24 117 (16.32%) HSRP
25 116 (16.18%) VMware
25 116 (16.18%) Blue Coat
26 114 (15.90%) Linux
27 102 (14.23%) DHCP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 17 (2.37%) Apache
2 16 (2.23%) Confluence
2 16 (2.23%) MediaWiki
3 14 (1.95%) IIS
4 13 (1.81%) nginx
5 7 (0.98%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.98%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.42%) Lync
8 1 (0.14%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (2.65%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.09%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.39%) MS Office
4 3 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.42%) SaaS
3 2 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.14%) Office 365
4 1 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 582 (81.17%) BGP
2 484 (67.50%) Firewall
3 317 (44.21%) MPLS
4 313 (43.65%) WAN
5 281 (39.19%) LAN
6 249 (34.73%) VPN
7 243 (33.89%) EIGRP
8 212 (29.57%) Cisco ASA
9 191 (26.64%) Cisco Nexus
10 190 (26.50%) Network Security
11 172 (23.99%) TCP/IP
12 136 (18.97%) Cisco IOS
13 133 (18.55%) Wireless
13 133 (18.55%) IPsec
14 127 (17.71%) DNS
15 117 (16.32%) HSRP
16 102 (14.23%) DHCP
17 101 (14.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 97 (13.53%) VLAN
19 90 (12.55%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.07%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (1.81%) MySQL
4 10 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.12%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (2.23%) Subversion
1 16 (2.23%) JIRA
1 16 (2.23%) Git (software)
1 16 (2.23%) Hudson
1 16 (2.23%) Jenkins
2 11 (1.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 167 (23.29%) Telecoms
2 82 (11.44%) Finance
3 56 (7.81%) Banking
4 19 (2.65%) Retail
4 19 (2.65%) Investment Banking
5 16 (2.23%) Games
6 15 (2.09%) Back Office
7 10 (1.39%) Marketing
8 8 (1.12%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.70%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.56%) Billing
11 4 (0.56%) Electronics
12 2 (0.28%) Local Government
12 2 (0.28%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.14%) French Language
13 1 (0.14%) German Language
13 1 (0.14%) Law
13 1 (0.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 315 (43.93%) Network Engineer
2 84 (11.72%) IP Engineer
3 76 (10.60%) Architect
4 67 (9.34%) Design Engineer
5 63 (8.79%) Security Engineer
5 63 (8.79%) Network Specialist
6 49 (6.83%) Consultant
7 45 (6.28%) Cisco Engineer
8 42 (5.86%) Network Security Engineer
9 39 (5.44%) Senior Network Engineer
9 39 (5.44%) Security Specialist
9 39 (5.44%) Network Architect
9 39 (5.44%) Network Security Specialist
10 32 (4.46%) Network Support
11 30 (4.18%) Support Engineer
12 27 (3.77%) Analyst
12 27 (3.77%) Implementation Engineer
12 27 (3.77%) Operations Engineer
13 26 (3.63%) Network Consultant
14 24 (3.35%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.09%) CSS
2 8 (1.12%) LAMP
3 5 (0.70%) Middleware
4 2 (0.28%) XMPP
4 2 (0.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 60 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.88%) Fat Client
2 35 (4.88%) Thin Client
3 18 (2.51%) SecurID
4 16 (2.23%) Clustering
4 16 (2.23%) FlexPod
4 16 (2.23%) Wiki
5 15 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (1.95%) Visualisation
6 14 (1.95%) Online Games
7 13 (1.81%) User Experience
8 10 (1.39%) IVR
8 10 (1.39%) PKI
9 9 (1.26%) Cryptography
9 9 (1.26%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.12%) Replication
10 8 (1.12%) Celerra
11 7 (0.98%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.56%) Life Science
12 4 (0.56%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 114 (15.90%) Linux
2 71 (9.90%) Windows
3 63 (8.79%) UNIX
4 25 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (2.23%) Ubuntu
5 16 (2.23%) CentOS
6 15 (2.09%) Solaris
7 13 (1.81%) Windows XP
7 13 (1.81%) Debian
8 11 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.42%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.42%) SUSE
9 3 (0.42%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (17.99%) Load Balancing
2 102 (14.23%) Network Design
3 100 (13.95%) ITIL
4 87 (12.13%) Network Management
5 66 (9.21%) E-Commerce
5 66 (9.21%) Network Monitoring
6 62 (8.65%) Migration
7 44 (6.14%) Network Architecture
8 36 (5.02%) Service Delivery
8 36 (5.02%) Mentoring
9 32 (4.46%) Low Latency
10 29 (4.04%) Disaster Recovery
11 26 (3.63%) Change Management
11 26 (3.63%) Project Management
12 25 (3.49%) Service Management
13 24 (3.35%) Risk Assessment
14 22 (3.07%) Capacity Planning
15 21 (2.93%) High Availability
15 21 (2.93%) Incident Management
16 17 (2.37%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 32 (4.46%) Perl
2 31 (4.32%) C
3 13 (1.81%) Ruby
3 13 (1.81%) Bash Shell
4 11 (1.53%) Java
4 11 (1.53%) PHP
4 11 (1.53%) SQL
5 6 (0.84%) R
6 4 (0.56%) Python
7 1 (0.14%) Tcl
7 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 471 (65.69%) Cisco Certification
2 368 (51.32%) CCNP
3 170 (23.71%) CCIE
4 160 (22.32%) CCNA
5 92 (12.83%) Security Cleared
6 78 (10.88%) SC Cleared
7 71 (9.90%) CCSE
8 52 (7.25%) CCIP
9 48 (6.69%) CISSP
10 34 (4.74%) CCDP
11 32 (4.46%) Degree
12 25 (3.49%) JNCIP
13 21 (2.93%) VCP4
14 18 (2.51%) JNCIA
15 16 (2.23%) DV Cleared
16 12 (1.67%) BC Cleared
16 12 (1.67%) JNCIS
17 11 (1.53%) CCSA
17 11 (1.53%) CCSP
18 7 (0.98%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.58%) SLA
2 24 (3.35%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.98%) QA
4 4 (0.56%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 89 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (4.60%) XenServer
3 29 (4.04%) Active Directory
4 17 (2.37%) ProxySG
4 17 (2.37%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.23%) Postfix
5 16 (2.23%) Samba
6 14 (1.95%) vSphere
7 13 (1.81%) vCloud
8 12 (1.67%) XenApp
9 11 (1.53%) Terminal Services
10 10 (1.39%) VMware ESX
11 9 (1.26%) Snort
12 8 (1.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 6 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.56%) Xen
15 3 (0.42%) XenDesktop
16 1 (0.14%) NFS
16 1 (0.14%) Nmap
16 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 20 (2.79%) Cisco Prime
2 18 (2.51%) RANCID
3 17 (2.37%) CiscoWorks
4 16 (2.23%) ZABBIX
4 16 (2.23%) Puppet
4 16 (2.23%) FortiGate
5 15 (2.09%) OpenNMS
5 15 (2.09%) SolarWinds Orion
6 12 (1.67%) OPNET
7 10 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.39%) Salt
8 9 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.84%) CA Spectrum
10 5 (0.70%) Cisco IPCC
10 5 (0.70%) Nessus
11 4 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (0.42%) Netcool
12 3 (0.42%) Foglight
12 3 (0.42%) Cacti
12 3 (0.42%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 649 (90.52%) Cisco
2 317 (44.21%) CheckPoint
3 253 (35.29%) F5
4 241 (33.61%) Juniper
5 116 (16.18%) VMware
5 116 (16.18%) Blue Coat
6 100 (13.95%) Citrix
7 70 (9.76%) HP
8 69 (9.62%) SolarWinds
9 60 (8.37%) Infoblox
10 58 (8.09%) Fortinet
10 58 (8.09%) Microsoft
11 55 (7.67%) Riverbed
12 38 (5.30%) Nokia
13 37 (5.16%) BT
14 36 (5.02%) Imperva
15 33 (4.60%) Nortel
16 22 (3.07%) CA
17 17 (2.37%) Red Hat
18 16 (2.23%) Tufin
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £301 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £370 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £350.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 13 days ago
North West England
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Redditch
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Banbury
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 21 days ago