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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 52 72 59
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -13
Contract jobs citing OSPF 11 5 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.25% 0.50% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.53% 2.03% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Average daily rate
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£420 - £243
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 - £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £249
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.92%
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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
243 246 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.68% 24.60% 35.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 82 101
Average daily rate £390 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £165 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £20.00 £14.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £34.25 £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 24 (85.71%) Cisco
2 22 (78.57%) MPLS
2 22 (78.57%) BGP
3 20 (71.43%) Firewall
4 19 (67.86%) Juniper
5 17 (60.71%) CheckPoint
5 17 (60.71%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (57.14%) F5
7 15 (53.57%) Network Management
7 15 (53.57%) VPN
8 14 (50.00%) SNMP
8 14 (50.00%) CCIE
8 14 (50.00%) CCNP
8 14 (50.00%) VoIP
8 14 (50.00%) IPsec
8 14 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
9 13 (46.43%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (42.86%) FortiGate
10 12 (42.86%) BIG-IP
10 12 (42.86%) CISSP
10 12 (42.86%) Check Point Certification
10 12 (42.86%) Apache
11 11 (39.29%) FWSM
12 9 (32.14%) DNS
13 8 (28.57%) CCSP
13 8 (28.57%) CCDP
13 8 (28.57%) PCI DSS
14 7 (25.00%) GDB
14 7 (25.00%) C

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (42.86%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 22 (78.57%) MPLS
1 22 (78.57%) BGP
2 20 (71.43%) Firewall
3 16 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (53.57%) VPN
5 14 (50.00%) SNMP
5 14 (50.00%) VoIP
5 14 (50.00%) IPsec
5 14 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
6 13 (46.43%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (42.86%) BIG-IP
8 11 (39.29%) FWSM
9 9 (32.14%) DNS
10 6 (21.43%) Network Security
11 4 (14.29%) RIP
11 4 (14.29%) WAN
12 3 (10.71%) VLAN
12 3 (10.71%) Ethernet
13 2 (7.14%) DSL
13 2 (7.14%) L2TP
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) GDB
General
1 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) IP Engineer
2 11 (39.29%) Design Engineer
3 9 (32.14%) Security Engineer
4 7 (25.00%) Consultant
5 6 (21.43%) Network Engineer
5 6 (21.43%) Network Consultant
6 4 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (14.29%) Security Consultant
6 4 (14.29%) IP Network Engineer
6 4 (14.29%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (10.71%) Network Security Consultant
7 3 (10.71%) Embedded C Engineer
7 3 (10.71%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (10.71%) Senior Design Engineer
7 3 (10.71%) Development Engineer
7 3 (10.71%) Senior IP Engineer
7 3 (10.71%) Software Engineer
8 2 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 2 (7.14%) Network Design Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Network Management
2 5 (17.86%) Network Design
2 5 (17.86%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (14.29%) ITIL
3 4 (14.29%) Demand Forecasting
4 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
4 3 (10.71%) Change Management
5 2 (7.14%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (3.57%) eTOM
6 1 (3.57%) DoDAF
6 1 (3.57%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.57%) Stress Testing
6 1 (3.57%) SABSA
6 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.57%) Data Security
6 1 (3.57%) Validation
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) C
2 6 (21.43%) Embedded C
3 1 (3.57%) Perl
3 1 (3.57%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (60.71%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (50.00%) CCIE
2 14 (50.00%) CCNP
3 12 (42.86%) CISSP
3 12 (42.86%) Check Point Certification
4 8 (28.57%) CCSP
4 8 (28.57%) CCDP
5 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) COBIT
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (42.86%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 24 (85.71%) Cisco
2 19 (67.86%) Juniper
3 17 (60.71%) CheckPoint
4 16 (57.14%) F5
5 5 (17.86%) Blue Coat
6 3 (10.71%) Ericsson
7 2 (7.14%) Nokia
7 2 (7.14%) HP
8 1 (3.57%) Redback
8 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.57%) AlgoSec
8 1 (3.57%) Tufin
8 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.57%) VMware
8 1 (3.57%) Radware