The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Reading 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 53 73 56
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs citing OSPF 16 5 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.78% 0.52% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.32% 2.16% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% +27.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £325 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £325 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.03%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
253 232 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.08% 24.07% 36.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 82 96
Average daily rate £351 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +50.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.30 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
OSPF
Berkshire

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
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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014, 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 25 (92.59%) Cisco
2 22 (81.48%) MPLS
2 22 (81.48%) BGP
3 21 (77.78%) Firewall
4 18 (66.67%) Juniper
5 17 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (62.96%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (62.96%) F5
6 16 (59.26%) CheckPoint
7 15 (55.56%) IPsec
7 15 (55.56%) CCNP
7 15 (55.56%) VPN
7 15 (55.56%) VoIP
7 15 (55.56%) Network Management
7 15 (55.56%) Cisco PIX
8 14 (51.85%) SNMP
8 14 (51.85%) CCIE
9 13 (48.15%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (44.44%) FortiGate
10 12 (44.44%) BIG-IP
10 12 (44.44%) Apache
10 12 (44.44%) CISSP
10 12 (44.44%) Check Point Certification
11 11 (40.74%) FWSM
12 9 (33.33%) CCDP
12 9 (33.33%) CCSP
12 9 (33.33%) DNS
13 8 (29.63%) PCI DSS
14 7 (25.93%) Network Security
15 6 (22.22%) Telecoms

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 12 (44.44%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 22 (81.48%) MPLS
1 22 (81.48%) BGP
2 21 (77.78%) Firewall
3 17 (62.96%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (55.56%) Cisco PIX
4 15 (55.56%) IPsec
4 15 (55.56%) VPN
4 15 (55.56%) VoIP
5 14 (51.85%) SNMP
6 13 (48.15%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (44.44%) BIG-IP
8 11 (40.74%) FWSM
9 9 (33.33%) DNS
10 7 (25.93%) Network Security
11 5 (18.52%) WAN
12 3 (11.11%) LAN
12 3 (11.11%) Ethernet
12 3 (11.11%) RIP
13 2 (7.41%) PPP
13 2 (7.41%) ATM
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) GDB
General
1 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) IP Engineer
2 10 (37.04%) Design Engineer
2 10 (37.04%) Security Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) Consultant
4 6 (22.22%) Network Engineer
4 6 (22.22%) Network Consultant
5 4 (14.81%) Security Consultant
5 4 (14.81%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) IP Network Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Network Security Consultant
6 3 (11.11%) Embedded C Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior IP Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Development Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Design Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Network Design Consultant
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 2 (7.41%) NOC Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Network Management
2 6 (22.22%) Network Design
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL
3 5 (18.52%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (14.81%) Demand Forecasting
5 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 3 (11.11%) Change Management
6 2 (7.41%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (3.70%) SABSA
7 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.70%) Stress Testing
7 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
7 1 (3.70%) Data Security
7 1 (3.70%) Validation
7 1 (3.70%) Project Management
7 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.70%) eTOM
7 1 (3.70%) DoDAF
7 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) C
2 4 (14.81%) Embedded C
3 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
3 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (55.56%) CCNP
3 14 (51.85%) CCIE
4 12 (44.44%) Check Point Certification
4 12 (44.44%) CISSP
5 9 (33.33%) CCDP
5 9 (33.33%) CCSP
6 2 (7.41%) CCNA
6 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.70%) CCSA
7 1 (3.70%) Degree
7 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (44.44%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 25 (92.59%) Cisco
2 18 (66.67%) Juniper
3 17 (62.96%) F5
4 16 (59.26%) CheckPoint
5 6 (22.22%) Blue Coat
6 3 (11.11%) Ericsson
7 2 (7.41%) Nokia
7 2 (7.41%) HP
8 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.70%) Tufin
8 1 (3.70%) AlgoSec
8 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.70%) Radware
8 1 (3.70%) VMware
8 1 (3.70%) Redback
Reading, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago