The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 116 106 102
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing OSPF 10 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.44% 0.39% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.48% 1.95% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £245 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.84% -30.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £188 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £305 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £301
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.88 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.49% -14.23%
OSPF
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
403 410 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 17.92% 20.05% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 210 187
Average daily rate £393 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 68
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OSPF across the Hampshire region.

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Hampshire region.

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 5 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
Hook -6 4 £349 +39.46%
Basingstoke - 2 £400 -
Farnborough - 1 - - 2
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 13 (92.86%) Cisco
2 12 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (78.57%) CCNP
4 10 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (71.43%) CCNA
5 9 (64.29%) EIGRP
5 9 (64.29%) WAN
5 9 (64.29%) LAN
5 9 (64.29%) Firewall
6 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
7 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (42.86%) McAfee
8 6 (42.86%) BGP
8 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
9 5 (35.71%) Network Security
9 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
9 5 (35.71%) Cryptography
9 5 (35.71%) MPLS
9 5 (35.71%) ITIL
10 4 (28.57%) Windows
10 4 (28.57%) VPN
10 4 (28.57%) Service Management
10 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
10 4 (28.57%) QA
10 4 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (28.57%) Network Management
11 3 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
11 3 (21.43%) vSphere
11 3 (21.43%) Network Design

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (64.29%) LAN
2 9 (64.29%) WAN
2 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 9 (64.29%) EIGRP
3 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (42.86%) BGP
5 5 (35.71%) Network Security
5 5 (35.71%) MPLS
6 4 (28.57%) VPN
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (21.43%) Wireless
8 2 (14.29%) IPsec
8 2 (14.29%) TACACS
8 2 (14.29%) VLAN
8 2 (14.29%) VPLS
8 2 (14.29%) SSL
8 2 (14.29%) ATM
8 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (7.14%) Spanning Tree
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Network Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Administrator
2 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Network Administrator
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Network Operations Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Network Implementation Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Network Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Cryptography
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
1 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
2 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 4 (28.57%) Service Management
2 4 (28.57%) Network Management
3 3 (21.43%) Network Design
3 3 (21.43%) Time Management
4 2 (14.29%) Low Latency
4 2 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (78.57%) CCNP
3 10 (71.43%) CCNA
4 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
5 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
7 1 (7.14%) MCSA
7 1 (7.14%) CCIE
7 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
7 1 (7.14%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
2 3 (21.43%) JSP 440
3 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
1 3 (21.43%) vSphere
1 3 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Cisco
2 6 (42.86%) McAfee
3 3 (21.43%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
4 2 (14.29%) Remedy
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper
4 2 (14.29%) Nokia
4 2 (14.29%) BT
4 2 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 2 (14.29%) F5