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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 279 363 367
Rank change year-on-year
+84 +4
Contract jobs citing OSPF 383 202 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.76% 0.43% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.26% 3.13% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 135 72
Average daily rate
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£375 £380 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +12.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £288
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +32.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £37.55 £25.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.25% -36.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £15.90 £20.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.88 £35.10 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -34.61%
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
7286 6452 7186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.44% 13.66% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4224 3572 3591
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 397 635
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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 +92 197 £338 -13.46% 28
South East +27 88 £400 +14.28% 24
North West +11 27 £360 -15.29% 4
Yorkshire +9 22 £401 -11.00% 2
West Midlands -1 21 £325 +8.33% 3
South West -12 19 £425 +51.78% 2
East Midlands -2 5 £449 +8.13% 1
East of England -28 3 £235 -20.33% 10
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 620 (88.70%) Cisco
2 569 (81.40%) BGP
3 487 (69.67%) Firewall
4 433 (61.95%) Cisco Certification
5 319 (45.64%) CCNP
6 316 (45.21%) CheckPoint
7 293 (41.92%) WAN
8 291 (41.63%) MPLS
9 265 (37.91%) Juniper
9 265 (37.91%) LAN
10 249 (35.62%) VPN
11 228 (32.62%) EIGRP
12 224 (32.05%) F5
13 213 (30.47%) Cisco Nexus
14 183 (26.18%) CCIE
15 178 (25.46%) Network Security
16 171 (24.46%) TCP/IP
17 167 (23.89%) Cisco ASA
18 159 (22.75%) Telecoms
19 136 (19.46%) CCNA
20 130 (18.60%) IPsec
21 128 (18.31%) Network Design
22 127 (18.17%) Load Balancing
22 127 (18.17%) HSRP
23 118 (16.88%) VLAN
24 114 (16.31%) DNS
25 109 (15.59%) Wireless
26 108 (15.45%) ITIL
27 101 (14.45%) Network Management
28 100 (14.31%) Cisco IOS

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (1.72%) MS Exchange
2 10 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (1.14%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.00%) Lync
4 7 (1.00%) Apache
5 6 (0.86%) Confluence
5 6 (0.86%) MediaWiki
5 6 (0.86%) nginx
6 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.14%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.14%) IIS
Applications
1 28 (4.01%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.00%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.43%) SaaS
3 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.14%) Office 365
3 1 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 569 (81.40%) BGP
2 487 (69.67%) Firewall
3 293 (41.92%) WAN
4 291 (41.63%) MPLS
5 265 (37.91%) LAN
6 249 (35.62%) VPN
7 228 (32.62%) EIGRP
8 213 (30.47%) Cisco Nexus
9 178 (25.46%) Network Security
10 171 (24.46%) TCP/IP
11 167 (23.89%) Cisco ASA
12 130 (18.60%) IPsec
13 127 (18.17%) HSRP
14 118 (16.88%) VLAN
15 114 (16.31%) DNS
16 109 (15.59%) Wireless
17 100 (14.31%) Cisco IOS
18 93 (13.30%) RIP
19 77 (11.02%) Multicast
20 76 (10.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.86%) Relational Database
2 6 (0.86%) MySQL
2 6 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (1.00%) Subversion
3 6 (0.86%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.86%) JIRA
3 6 (0.86%) Hudson
3 6 (0.86%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.43%) GDB
General
1 159 (22.75%) Telecoms
2 91 (13.02%) Finance
3 71 (10.16%) Banking
4 25 (3.58%) Investment Banking
5 23 (3.29%) Retail
6 12 (1.72%) Games
7 10 (1.43%) Back Office
8 8 (1.14%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.86%) Marketing
10 5 (0.72%) Spanish Language
10 5 (0.72%) Local Government
10 5 (0.72%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.57%) Billing
12 2 (0.29%) Law
12 2 (0.29%) Legal
12 2 (0.29%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.14%) German Language
13 1 (0.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 300 (42.92%) Network Engineer
2 87 (12.45%) Design Engineer
3 82 (11.73%) IP Engineer
4 73 (10.44%) Architect
5 69 (9.87%) Security Engineer
6 57 (8.15%) Consultant
7 51 (7.30%) Cisco Engineer
8 50 (7.15%) Senior Network Engineer
8 50 (7.15%) Network Security Engineer
9 39 (5.58%) Network Specialist
10 34 (4.86%) Network Consultant
10 34 (4.86%) Network Support
11 33 (4.72%) Support Engineer
12 31 (4.43%) Network Architect
13 29 (4.15%) Network Design Engineer
14 28 (4.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 25 (3.58%) Analyst
16 19 (2.72%) Network Analyst
17 18 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
17 18 (2.58%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.29%) CSS
2 6 (0.86%) LAMP
3 4 (0.57%) Middleware
4 2 (0.29%) XMPP
5 1 (0.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.86%) FlexPod
3 17 (2.43%) SecurID
4 16 (2.29%) Visualisation
5 15 (2.15%) Clustering
6 14 (2.00%) PKI
7 13 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
7 13 (1.86%) User Experience
8 12 (1.72%) Thin Client
8 12 (1.72%) Fat Client
9 11 (1.57%) Online Games
10 10 (1.43%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.14%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.86%) Cryptography
12 6 (0.86%) Wiki
13 5 (0.72%) e-Health
14 4 (0.57%) IVR
14 4 (0.57%) Open Source
15 3 (0.43%) Life Science
16 2 (0.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 74 (10.59%) Linux
2 60 (8.58%) Windows
3 55 (7.87%) UNIX
4 16 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (1.86%) Windows XP
6 12 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.43%) Solaris
8 9 (1.29%) Ubuntu
9 7 (1.00%) CentOS
10 6 (0.86%) Debian
11 3 (0.43%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.29%) SUSE
12 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (18.31%) Network Design
2 127 (18.17%) Load Balancing
3 108 (15.45%) ITIL
4 101 (14.45%) Network Management
5 68 (9.73%) Network Monitoring
6 49 (7.01%) Migration
7 48 (6.87%) Network Architecture
8 38 (5.44%) E-Commerce
8 38 (5.44%) Service Delivery
9 37 (5.29%) Low Latency
10 35 (5.01%) Mentoring
10 35 (5.01%) Change Management
11 30 (4.29%) Risk Assessment
12 29 (4.15%) Project Management
13 24 (3.43%) High Availability
14 20 (2.86%) Service Management
15 17 (2.43%) eTOM
16 16 (2.29%) Disaster Recovery
17 14 (2.00%) Validation
18 13 (1.86%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (5.29%) Perl
2 18 (2.58%) C
3 8 (1.14%) R
4 7 (1.00%) Ruby
4 7 (1.00%) Tcl
4 7 (1.00%) SQL
5 6 (0.86%) Java
5 6 (0.86%) PHP
5 6 (0.86%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.57%) Python
7 2 (0.29%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 433 (61.95%) Cisco Certification
2 319 (45.64%) CCNP
3 183 (26.18%) CCIE
4 136 (19.46%) CCNA
5 93 (13.30%) Security Cleared
6 81 (11.59%) SC Cleared
7 60 (8.58%) CISSP
8 43 (6.15%) CCSE
9 41 (5.87%) CCDP
10 32 (4.58%) Degree
11 27 (3.86%) CCIP
12 20 (2.86%) JNCIP
13 17 (2.43%) CCSA
13 17 (2.43%) CCSP
14 16 (2.29%) JNCIS
14 16 (2.29%) DV Cleared
15 14 (2.00%) Check Point Certification
16 11 (1.57%) HP ASE
16 11 (1.57%) JNCIA
17 9 (1.29%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.01%) SLA
2 31 (4.43%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.43%) QA
4 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (2.72%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.58%) Snort
3 18 (2.58%) ProxySG
4 16 (2.29%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.00%) vSphere
6 10 (1.43%) XenServer
7 8 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.86%) Samba
8 6 (0.86%) Postfix
9 4 (0.57%) Nmap
10 3 (0.43%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.43%) OpenSSH
10 3 (0.43%) XenApp
10 3 (0.43%) Xen
10 3 (0.43%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.14%) NFS
11 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 25 (3.58%) Cisco Prime
2 21 (3.00%) RANCID
3 20 (2.86%) FortiGate
4 19 (2.72%) OpenNMS
5 15 (2.15%) CiscoWorks
6 14 (2.00%) SolarWinds Orion
7 12 (1.72%) OPNET
8 8 (1.14%) Nessus
9 7 (1.00%) SCOrch
9 7 (1.00%) CA Spectrum
10 6 (0.86%) Salt
10 6 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.86%) Puppet
10 6 (0.86%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.43%) Foglight
12 3 (0.43%) Netcool
13 2 (0.29%) Cisco LMS
13 2 (0.29%) Nagios
13 2 (0.29%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 620 (88.70%) Cisco
2 316 (45.21%) CheckPoint
3 265 (37.91%) Juniper
4 224 (32.05%) F5
5 92 (13.16%) Blue Coat
6 58 (8.30%) HP
6 58 (8.30%) Fortinet
7 57 (8.15%) Riverbed
8 56 (8.01%) Microsoft
9 52 (7.44%) Citrix
9 52 (7.44%) VMware
10 51 (7.30%) SolarWinds
11 43 (6.15%) Nokia
12 23 (3.29%) BT
13 22 (3.15%) Nortel
13 22 (3.15%) Infoblox
14 20 (2.86%) Aruba
15 16 (2.29%) CA
16 15 (2.15%) Brocade
16 15 (2.15%) Redback
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury
People Source
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
People Source
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £495 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telco Exec
Posted: 9 days ago
Reigate
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 14 days ago
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Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
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Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £200.00 - £265.00 per day
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London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 320-350 Per Day
Posted: 24 days ago
Oldham
Orgtel
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
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