The first table below looks at the demand for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Middlesex region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 27 23 30
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing OSPF 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.80% 2.00% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.41% 7.69% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Average daily rate £475 - £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £370
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £103.94 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+219.80% +44.44%
Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
27 52 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 10.80% 26.00% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 26
Average daily rate £475 £431 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £304 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £615 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 4
Average hourly rate £34.50 £32.50 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +19.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

OSPF
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 6 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) H.323
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco UCCX
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (83.33%) MGCP
2 5 (83.33%) CCVP
3 1 (16.67%) VRRP
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) IPsec
3 1 (16.67%) Debian
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) BGP
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Apache
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) HSRP
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (16.67%) CentOS
3 1 (16.67%) Squid
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (83.33%) H.323
2 5 (83.33%) MGCP
3 1 (16.67%) VRRP
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) IPsec
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (16.67%) HSRP
3 1 (16.67%) BGP
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Administrator
2 5 (83.33%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (83.33%) Administrator
2 5 (83.33%) Voice Engineer
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Voice Engineer
2 5 (83.33%) Voice Network Engineer
2 5 (83.33%) Network Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Data Network Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Data Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Debian
1 1 (16.67%) CentOS
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) CCVP
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco UCCX
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint