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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 67 55 32
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -23
Contract jobs citing OSPF 11 12 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.02% 1.55% 4.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.23% 6.03% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 9
Average daily rate £365 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £300 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £388 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £370
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £103.94 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+219.80% +44.44%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
260 199 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.07% 25.78% 38.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 72 113
Average daily rate £280 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 10
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.55 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £19.10 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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 13 (100.00%) Cisco
1 13 (100.00%) BGP
2 12 (92.31%) Firewall
2 12 (92.31%) MPLS
3 10 (76.92%) IPsec
3 10 (76.92%) Juniper
3 10 (76.92%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (76.92%) F5
4 9 (69.23%) FWSM
4 9 (69.23%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (69.23%) VPN
4 9 (69.23%) DNS
5 8 (61.54%) CCNP
5 8 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (61.54%) CheckPoint
6 7 (53.85%) CCDP
6 7 (53.85%) CCIE
6 7 (53.85%) CCSP
6 7 (53.85%) VoIP
6 7 (53.85%) SNMP
6 7 (53.85%) Cisco PIX
7 6 (46.15%) BIG-IP
7 6 (46.15%) PCI DSS
7 6 (46.15%) Network Management
7 6 (46.15%) FortiGate
7 6 (46.15%) Apache
7 6 (46.15%) CISSP
7 6 (46.15%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (38.46%) LAN
8 5 (38.46%) WAN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (46.15%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) BGP
2 12 (92.31%) Firewall
2 12 (92.31%) MPLS
3 10 (76.92%) IPsec
3 10 (76.92%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (69.23%) FWSM
4 9 (69.23%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (69.23%) VPN
4 9 (69.23%) DNS
5 7 (53.85%) SNMP
5 7 (53.85%) VoIP
5 7 (53.85%) Cisco PIX
6 6 (46.15%) BIG-IP
7 5 (38.46%) WAN
7 5 (38.46%) LAN
8 3 (23.08%) ATM
8 3 (23.08%) SMTP
8 3 (23.08%) Ethernet
8 3 (23.08%) VLAN
9 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Security Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) IP Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Design Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Senior IP Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Design Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Network Architect
5 2 (15.38%) Architect
5 2 (15.38%) Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Implementation Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Security Designer
6 1 (7.69%) Designer
6 1 (7.69%) Network Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Network Management
2 3 (23.08%) Network Design
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.69%) SABSA
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Security
4 1 (7.69%) Validation
4 1 (7.69%) DoDAF
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) CCNP
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (53.85%) CCIE
2 7 (53.85%) CCSP
2 7 (53.85%) CCDP
3 6 (46.15%) CISSP
3 6 (46.15%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (15.38%) CCNA
5 1 (7.69%) CCSA
5 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (76.92%) Juniper
2 10 (76.92%) F5
3 8 (61.54%) CheckPoint
4 2 (15.38%) Ericsson
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) Redback
5 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
5 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) BT
5 1 (7.69%) OPNET