The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 54 68 60
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Contract jobs citing OSPF 8 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.08% 1.13% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.62% 5.45% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 7
Median daily rate £423 £388 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% -7.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £375 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £451 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.82% +19.57%
OSPF
Berkshire

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
173 202 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.44% 20.76% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 103 90
Median daily rate £433 £388 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.61% -1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 12
Median hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.89 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £24.26 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the Reading region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

OSPF Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 August 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 Reading region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 21 (100.00%) BGP
2 20 (95.24%) Cisco
3 15 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (66.67%) EIGRP
5 13 (61.90%) CheckPoint
6 12 (57.14%) CCNP
6 12 (57.14%) Firewall
6 12 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (38.10%) Wireless
7 8 (38.10%) MPLS
7 8 (38.10%) TCP/IP
8 7 (33.33%) DNS
8 7 (33.33%) Nokia
8 7 (33.33%) VRRP
8 7 (33.33%) Fortinet
8 7 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
9 6 (28.57%) F5
9 6 (28.57%) BIG-IP
9 6 (28.57%) IPsec
9 6 (28.57%) VPN
9 6 (28.57%) RIP
9 6 (28.57%) WAN
10 5 (23.81%) SMTP
10 5 (23.81%) SNMP
10 5 (23.81%) HTTP
10 5 (23.81%) HTTPS
10 5 (23.81%) SSL
10 5 (23.81%) Juniper

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (100.00%) BGP
2 15 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (66.67%) EIGRP
4 12 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (57.14%) Firewall
5 8 (38.10%) MPLS
5 8 (38.10%) TCP/IP
5 8 (38.10%) Wireless
6 7 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
6 7 (33.33%) DNS
6 7 (33.33%) VRRP
7 6 (28.57%) BIG-IP
7 6 (28.57%) IPsec
7 6 (28.57%) RIP
7 6 (28.57%) VPN
7 6 (28.57%) WAN
8 5 (23.81%) HTTP
8 5 (23.81%) SMTP
8 5 (23.81%) SNMP
General
1 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Billing
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 8 (38.10%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Security Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) IP Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) IP Security Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Switch Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Audit Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Designer
6 1 (4.76%) IP Designer
6 1 (4.76%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Network Designer
6 1 (4.76%) Network Operations Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Flex
1 1 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
1 5 (23.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) CentOS
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Unix
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) DDoS Mitigation
1 5 (23.81%) Deep Packet Inspection
1 5 (23.81%) High Availability
1 5 (23.81%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 5 (23.81%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
3 3 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.76%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Low Latency
4 1 (4.76%) Network Management
4 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Perl
1 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (57.14%) CCNP
3 5 (23.81%) CCSA
3 5 (23.81%) CCSE
3 5 (23.81%) CISSP
4 4 (19.05%) CCIE
5 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 2 (9.52%) CCNA
6 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.76%) Degree
7 1 (4.76%) HND
7 1 (4.76%) JNCIP
7 1 (4.76%) JNCIS
7 1 (4.76%) VCP4
7 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.76%) vCloud
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) Cisco
2 13 (61.90%) CheckPoint
3 7 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 7 (33.33%) Nokia
4 6 (28.57%) F5
5 5 (23.81%) Blue Coat
5 5 (23.81%) Juniper
6 3 (14.29%) Extreme Networks
7 2 (9.52%) VMware
8 1 (4.76%) Dell
8 1 (4.76%) EMC
8 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
8 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds