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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 57 73 64
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -9
Contract jobs citing OSPF 10 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.20% 0.30% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.56% 1.30% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Average daily rate
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£369 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £360 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £190.00
% change year-on-year
-83.33% -5.26%
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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
180 231 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.61% 23.08% 29.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 80 68
Average daily rate £350 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 8
Average hourly rate £21.50 £180.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.05% +1014.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 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%) Cisco
2 11 (73.33%) BGP
3 10 (66.67%) Firewall
4 9 (60.00%) CheckPoint
4 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (40.00%) Network Security
6 6 (40.00%) MPLS
6 6 (40.00%) CCNP
7 5 (33.33%) RIP
7 5 (33.33%) Juniper
8 4 (26.67%) Wireless
8 4 (26.67%) CISSP
8 4 (26.67%) EIGRP
8 4 (26.67%) WAN
8 4 (26.67%) LAN
8 4 (26.67%) CCIE
8 4 (26.67%) F5
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (26.67%) FortiGate
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (20.00%) FWSM
9 3 (20.00%) Network Architecture
9 3 (20.00%) VPN
9 3 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
9 3 (20.00%) VMware
9 3 (20.00%) VLAN
10 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
10 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) BGP
2 10 (66.67%) Firewall
3 8 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (40.00%) Network Security
4 6 (40.00%) MPLS
5 5 (33.33%) RIP
6 4 (26.67%) Wireless
6 4 (26.67%) EIGRP
6 4 (26.67%) WAN
6 4 (26.67%) LAN
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (20.00%) FWSM
7 3 (20.00%) VPN
7 3 (20.00%) VLAN
8 2 (13.33%) IPsec
8 2 (13.33%) VoIP
8 2 (13.33%) SNMP
8 2 (13.33%) IPv6
8 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) GDB
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Security Engineer
1 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Design Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) IP Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Network Architecture
1 3 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (13.33%) Reverse Engineering
2 2 (13.33%) Network Management
3 1 (6.67%) Demand Forecasting
3 1 (6.67%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 1 (6.67%) SIEM
3 1 (6.67%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Embedded C
1 2 (13.33%) C
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (40.00%) CCNP
3 4 (26.67%) CISSP
3 4 (26.67%) CCIE
4 2 (13.33%) CCSP
4 2 (13.33%) CCDP
4 2 (13.33%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (6.67%) CCIP
5 1 (6.67%) CCSE
5 1 (6.67%) CCSA
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) ProxySG
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco
2 9 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (33.33%) Juniper
4 4 (26.67%) F5
5 3 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (13.33%) Nokia
6 2 (13.33%) Redback
6 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
6 2 (13.33%) Radware
7 1 (6.67%) SevOne
7 1 (6.67%) BMC
7 1 (6.67%) Citrix
7 1 (6.67%) Infoblox
7 1 (6.67%) Fortinet