The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 65 55 64
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Contract jobs citing OSPF 10 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.06% 1.47% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.95% 5.26% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 1
Average daily rate
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£388 £420 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.73% +29.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £41.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +25.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
168 247 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.76% 27.91% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 80 84
Average daily rate £360 £375 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +31.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £258 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 8
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Reading

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (86.67%) BGP
2 11 (73.33%) Cisco
3 10 (66.67%) VPN
4 8 (53.33%) Juniper
4 8 (53.33%) Load Balancing
4 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
5 7 (46.67%) MPLS
5 7 (46.67%) CheckPoint
5 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (40.00%) CCIE
6 6 (40.00%) LAN
6 6 (40.00%) SNMP
6 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (40.00%) VLAN
7 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 5 (33.33%) F5
7 5 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (33.33%) UNIX
7 5 (33.33%) Linux
7 5 (33.33%) Firewall
7 5 (33.33%) IPsec
8 4 (26.67%) Wireless
8 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
8 4 (26.67%) VMware
8 4 (26.67%) EIGRP
8 4 (26.67%) RIP
8 4 (26.67%) CCNP
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (20.00%) Degree

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (13.33%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) BGP
2 10 (66.67%) VPN
3 7 (46.67%) MPLS
4 6 (40.00%) SNMP
4 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (40.00%) LAN
4 6 (40.00%) VLAN
5 5 (33.33%) Firewall
5 5 (33.33%) IPsec
5 5 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (26.67%) Wireless
6 4 (26.67%) EIGRP
6 4 (26.67%) RIP
7 3 (20.00%) WAN
7 3 (20.00%) WebEx
8 2 (13.33%) LTE
8 2 (13.33%) HSRP
8 2 (13.33%) 4G
8 2 (13.33%) FWSM
General
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Games
2 2 (13.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Network Operations Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IP Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Design Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Network Support
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) MPEG
2 2 (13.33%) DTV
2 2 (13.33%) Streaming Video
2 2 (13.33%) STB
2 2 (13.33%) PKI
2 2 (13.33%) IPTV
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Video on Demand
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) UNIX
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (13.33%) Reverse Engineering
2 2 (13.33%) Video Processing
2 2 (13.33%) Network Management
2 2 (13.33%) DRM
2 2 (13.33%) Validation
2 2 (13.33%) Scrum
2 2 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Perl
1 1 (6.67%) Python
1 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (40.00%) CCIE
3 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) CCNP
5 3 (20.00%) CCSP
5 3 (20.00%) Degree
6 2 (13.33%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (13.33%) CCDP
6 2 (13.33%) CISSP
7 1 (6.67%) JNCIA
7 1 (6.67%) CCIP
7 1 (6.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco
2 8 (53.33%) Juniper
3 7 (46.67%) CheckPoint
4 5 (33.33%) F5
5 4 (26.67%) VMware
6 2 (13.33%) Redback
6 2 (13.33%) Radware
6 2 (13.33%) Tektronix
6 2 (13.33%) Nokia
6 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
6 2 (13.33%) Apple
6 2 (13.33%) Adobe
7 1 (6.67%) EMC
7 1 (6.67%) Citrix
7 1 (6.67%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (6.67%) Meraki
7 1 (6.67%) Huawei