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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 62 57 65
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing OSPF 8 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.08% 1.27% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.77% 5.71% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Median daily rate £300 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +17.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.06 £42.31 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-47.86% +41.01%
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
212 210 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.53% 22.25% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 111 94
Median daily rate £325 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £300 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.31 £159.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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
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 8 December 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 13 (100.00%) BGP
2 12 (92.31%) Cisco
3 11 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (76.92%) MPLS
4 10 (76.92%) WAN
4 10 (76.92%) Firewall
5 8 (61.54%) Juniper
6 7 (53.85%) CCNP
6 7 (53.85%) CCNA
6 7 (53.85%) Ethernet
6 7 (53.85%) IPsec
7 6 (46.15%) L2TP
7 6 (46.15%) PPP
7 6 (46.15%) SNMP
7 6 (46.15%) xDSL
8 5 (38.46%) Network Management
9 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
9 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
9 4 (30.77%) VPN
9 4 (30.77%) SSL
9 4 (30.77%) DSL
9 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
9 4 (30.77%) X.21
10 3 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (23.08%) Change Management
10 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
10 3 (23.08%) DNS
10 3 (23.08%) ITIL
10 3 (23.08%) LAN
10 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus

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 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) BGP
2 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 10 (76.92%) MPLS
2 10 (76.92%) WAN
3 7 (53.85%) Ethernet
3 7 (53.85%) IPsec
4 6 (46.15%) L2TP
4 6 (46.15%) PPP
4 6 (46.15%) SNMP
4 6 (46.15%) xDSL
5 4 (30.77%) DSL
5 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
5 4 (30.77%) SSL
5 4 (30.77%) VPN
5 4 (30.77%) X.21
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (23.08%) DNS
6 3 (23.08%) LAN
6 3 (23.08%) Wireless
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Operations Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IP Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IP Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Apache Flex
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (7.69%) PMI
3 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Network Management
2 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
3 3 (23.08%) Change Management
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
4 2 (15.38%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 1 (7.69%) High Availability
5 1 (7.69%) Low Latency
5 1 (7.69%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (7.69%) Stress Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team Management
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (53.85%) CCNA
2 7 (53.85%) CCNP
3 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) CCIE
4 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) CCDA
5 1 (7.69%) CCSA
5 1 (7.69%) CCSE
5 1 (7.69%) CCVP
5 1 (7.69%) CISSP
5 1 (7.69%) JNCIA
5 1 (7.69%) JNCIS
5 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) ProxySG
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 8 (61.54%) Juniper
3 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
4 2 (15.38%) Extreme Networks
4 2 (15.38%) F5
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) Aruba
5 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
5 1 (7.69%) Dell
5 1 (7.69%) EMC
5 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
5 1 (7.69%) Mitel
5 1 (7.69%) Nokia
5 1 (7.69%) Polycom
5 1 (7.69%) Tandberg