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 28 June 2016 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 375 359 401
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +42
Contract jobs citing OSPF 261 281 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.53% 0.56% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.30% 3.83% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 170 112
Median daily rate £375 £349 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% -5.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 £351
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 1
Median hourly rate £47.83 £30.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.43% -25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+59.43% -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
7907 7341 6528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.00% 14.66% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4879 4213 3538
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 432 366
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 28 June 2016.

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 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -29 85 £425 +13.33% 27
South East +9 65 £373 -2.29% 18
West Midlands -37 38 £370 +15.62% 6
South West +13 22 £375 -21.05% 2
Yorkshire +7 15 £395 +35.04% 3
North West -28 14 £325 -13.33% 1
East of England +8 12 £315 +20.00% 2
North East - 6 £350 -
East Midlands -3 2 £325 -10.27%
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UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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.

1 413 (89.78%) BGP
2 388 (84.35%) Cisco
3 296 (64.35%) Cisco Certification
4 260 (56.52%) Firewall
5 238 (51.74%) MPLS
6 225 (48.91%) CCNP
7 219 (47.61%) WAN
8 209 (45.43%) Juniper
9 198 (43.04%) VPN
10 178 (38.70%) LAN
11 151 (32.83%) Cisco Nexus
12 150 (32.61%) CheckPoint
12 150 (32.61%) EIGRP
13 140 (30.43%) Data Centre
14 137 (29.78%) IPsec
15 128 (27.83%) TCP/IP
16 123 (26.74%) Cisco ASA
17 116 (25.22%) Wireless
18 113 (24.57%) Security Cleared
19 101 (21.96%) CCNA
20 100 (21.74%) F5
21 99 (21.52%) DNS
22 97 (21.09%) SC Cleared
23 81 (17.61%) VLAN
24 76 (16.52%) Network Security
24 76 (16.52%) HSRP
25 75 (16.30%) VoIP
26 71 (15.43%) Load Balancing
27 66 (14.35%) ITIL
28 63 (13.70%) Linux

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 5 (1.09%) Apache
1 5 (1.09%) Confluence
1 5 (1.09%) nginx
2 4 (0.87%) JBoss
2 4 (0.87%) MediaWiki
2 4 (0.87%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.65%) CMS
3 3 (0.65%) IIS
3 3 (0.65%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.43%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.22%) WildFly
Applications
1 27 (5.87%) MS Visio
2 23 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.96%) MS Office
4 6 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 413 (89.78%) BGP
2 260 (56.52%) Firewall
3 238 (51.74%) MPLS
4 219 (47.61%) WAN
5 198 (43.04%) VPN
6 178 (38.70%) LAN
7 151 (32.83%) Cisco Nexus
8 150 (32.61%) EIGRP
9 137 (29.78%) IPsec
10 128 (27.83%) TCP/IP
11 123 (26.74%) Cisco ASA
12 116 (25.22%) Wireless
13 99 (21.52%) DNS
14 81 (17.61%) VLAN
15 76 (16.52%) HSRP
15 76 (16.52%) Network Security
16 75 (16.30%) VoIP
17 62 (13.48%) Ethernet
18 59 (12.83%) Cisco IOS
19 56 (12.17%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.52%) MySQL
2 5 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (0.87%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.43%) Informix
4 2 (0.43%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.22%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.22%) Redis
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (4.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.30%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.30%) JIRA
3 5 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.09%) Hudson
3 5 (1.09%) Subversion
4 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.22%) GitLab
4 1 (0.22%) RSpec
4 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 60 (13.04%) Finance
2 57 (12.39%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.83%) Retail
4 12 (2.61%) Marketing
5 11 (2.39%) Electronics
5 11 (2.39%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.17%) Banking
7 7 (1.52%) Games
7 7 (1.52%) Military
8 5 (1.09%) Billing
8 5 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.87%) French Language
9 4 (0.87%) German Language
9 4 (0.87%) Legal
9 4 (0.87%) Publishing
10 3 (0.65%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.43%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.43%) Japanese Language
11 2 (0.43%) Malay Language
11 2 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 256 (55.65%) Network Engineer
2 76 (16.52%) Cisco Engineer
3 69 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 55 (11.96%) Designer
5 47 (10.22%) Network Designer
6 46 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 40 (8.70%) Security Engineer
8 32 (6.96%) Network Security Engineer
9 30 (6.52%) Architect
10 22 (4.78%) Network Architect
11 21 (4.57%) Firewall Engineer
11 21 (4.57%) IP Designer
12 20 (4.35%) Design Engineer
13 19 (4.13%) IP Engineer
14 17 (3.70%) Support Engineer
15 16 (3.48%) Analyst
15 16 (3.48%) Consultant
15 16 (3.48%) Network Consultant
16 14 (3.04%) Juniper Engineer
16 14 (3.04%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (10.43%) 802.1X
2 12 (2.61%) CSS
3 5 (1.09%) Middleware
4 4 (0.87%) Silverlight
4 4 (0.87%) XML
5 3 (0.65%) LAMP
5 3 (0.65%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (0.43%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (0.43%) YAML
7 1 (0.22%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.22%) COM
7 1 (0.22%) MCollective
7 1 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.22%) REST
7 1 (0.22%) RESTful
7 1 (0.22%) RFC 2544
7 1 (0.22%) Web Services
7 1 (0.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 140 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 18 (3.91%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.83%) PKI
6 11 (2.39%) User Experience
7 10 (2.17%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.74%) iSeries
8 8 (1.74%) MPEG
8 8 (1.74%) Visualisation
9 7 (1.52%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.52%) Clustering
9 7 (1.52%) Streaming Video
10 6 (1.30%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.09%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.09%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.87%) DTV
12 4 (0.87%) IPTV
12 4 (0.87%) Video on Demand
12 4 (0.87%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 63 (13.70%) Linux
2 51 (11.09%) Windows
3 31 (6.74%) Windows Server
4 22 (4.78%) Unix
5 11 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.09%) AIX
8 5 (1.09%) CentOS
9 4 (0.87%) CatOS
9 4 (0.87%) Debian
9 4 (0.87%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.65%) SUSE
11 1 (0.22%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.22%) SmartOS
11 1 (0.22%) Solaris
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (15.43%) Load Balancing
2 66 (14.35%) ITIL
3 53 (11.52%) Migration
4 52 (11.30%) Network Design
5 36 (7.83%) Network Architecture
6 35 (7.61%) Network Management
7 33 (7.17%) High Availability
8 31 (6.74%) Network Monitoring
9 24 (5.22%) Change Control
9 24 (5.22%) Change Management
10 18 (3.91%) Project Management
11 17 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
12 16 (3.48%) Disaster Recovery
13 15 (3.26%) Configuration Management
14 14 (3.04%) ITIL V3
14 14 (3.04%) Service Delivery
15 13 (2.83%) Kalman Filter
16 12 (2.61%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (2.61%) Network Planning
17 11 (2.39%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (2.39%) Shell Script
2 9 (1.96%) Perl
3 8 (1.74%) Lisp
3 8 (1.74%) Python
4 6 (1.30%) Bash Shell
5 4 (0.87%) SQL
5 4 (0.87%) Tcl
6 3 (0.65%) Java
6 3 (0.65%) PHP
6 3 (0.65%) Ruby
7 2 (0.43%) C
7 2 (0.43%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.22%) Korn
Qualifications
1 296 (64.35%) Cisco Certification
2 225 (48.91%) CCNP
3 113 (24.57%) Security Cleared
4 101 (21.96%) CCNA
5 97 (21.09%) SC Cleared
6 56 (12.17%) CCIE
7 41 (8.91%) DV Cleared
8 39 (8.48%) JNCIP
9 34 (7.39%) JNCIS
10 31 (6.74%) Degree
11 20 (4.35%) CCSE
12 14 (3.04%) CCDP
12 14 (3.04%) JNCIA
13 13 (2.83%) CCSA
14 11 (2.39%) CISSP
14 11 (2.39%) JNCIE
15 4 (0.87%) Check Point Certification
15 4 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (0.65%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.61%) SLA
2 5 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.65%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.65%) QA
4 2 (0.43%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.22%) MiFID
System Software
1 32 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.74%) VMware ESX
4 7 (1.52%) iptables
4 7 (1.52%) ProxySG
5 6 (1.30%) vSphere
6 5 (1.09%) Snort
6 5 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.87%) Postfix
7 4 (0.87%) Samba
7 4 (0.87%) vCloud
7 4 (0.87%) XenServer
8 3 (0.65%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.43%) Firmware
9 2 (0.43%) KVM
9 2 (0.43%) NFS
10 1 (0.22%) Btrfs
10 1 (0.22%) Docker
10 1 (0.22%) LXC
Systems Management
1 40 (8.70%) Cisco Prime
2 33 (7.17%) FortiGate
3 20 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 13 (2.83%) OPNET
5 12 (2.61%) Nagios
6 11 (2.39%) SolarWinds Orion
7 10 (2.17%) OpenView
8 8 (1.74%) Cacti
9 7 (1.52%) SmokePing
10 6 (1.30%) Puppet
11 4 (0.87%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.65%) Ansible
12 3 (0.65%) Proventia
12 3 (0.65%) SCCM
13 2 (0.43%) BladeLogic
13 2 (0.43%) Cisco CME
13 2 (0.43%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.43%) NSN NetAct
13 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
14 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 388 (84.35%) Cisco
2 209 (45.43%) Juniper
3 150 (32.61%) CheckPoint
4 100 (21.74%) F5
5 58 (12.61%) Fortinet
6 57 (12.39%) SolarWinds
7 51 (11.09%) VMware
8 46 (10.00%) Palo Alto
9 33 (7.17%) Riverbed
10 32 (6.96%) Microsoft
10 32 (6.96%) Nokia
11 22 (4.78%) Aruba
11 22 (4.78%) BT
12 21 (4.57%) HP
13 20 (4.35%) Intel Security
14 18 (3.91%) Blue Coat
14 18 (3.91%) BMC
14 18 (3.91%) Sourcefire
15 15 (3.26%) Citrix
15 15 (3.26%) Extreme Networks
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