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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 62 76 51
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -25
Contract jobs citing OSPF 7 3 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.80% 0.30% 3.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.21% 1.31% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 6
Average daily rate
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£420 - £269
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 - £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-30.66% +2.04%
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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
218 229 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.06% 22.99% 39.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 80 111
Average daily rate £400 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £164 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £30.50 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 23 (85.19%) Cisco
2 21 (77.78%) MPLS
2 21 (77.78%) BGP
3 19 (70.37%) Firewall
4 18 (66.67%) Juniper
5 17 (62.96%) CheckPoint
5 17 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (55.56%) VPN
6 15 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (55.56%) Network Management
6 15 (55.56%) F5
7 14 (51.85%) Cisco PIX
7 14 (51.85%) CCIE
7 14 (51.85%) CCNP
7 14 (51.85%) VoIP
7 14 (51.85%) SNMP
7 14 (51.85%) IPsec
8 13 (48.15%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (44.44%) FortiGate
9 12 (44.44%) BIG-IP
9 12 (44.44%) CISSP
9 12 (44.44%) Apache
9 12 (44.44%) Check Point Certification
10 10 (37.04%) FWSM
11 9 (33.33%) DNS
12 8 (29.63%) CCDP
12 8 (29.63%) CCSP
12 8 (29.63%) PCI DSS
13 7 (25.93%) Mentoring
13 7 (25.93%) GDB

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 21 (77.78%) MPLS
1 21 (77.78%) BGP
2 19 (70.37%) Firewall
3 15 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (55.56%) VPN
4 14 (51.85%) VoIP
4 14 (51.85%) Cisco PIX
4 14 (51.85%) IPsec
4 14 (51.85%) SNMP
5 13 (48.15%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (44.44%) BIG-IP
7 10 (37.04%) FWSM
8 9 (33.33%) DNS
9 5 (18.52%) Network Security
10 4 (14.81%) RIP
11 3 (11.11%) Ethernet
11 3 (11.11%) WAN
11 3 (11.11%) VLAN
12 2 (7.41%) L2TP
12 2 (7.41%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) 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 11 (40.74%) Design Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) Security Engineer
4 7 (25.93%) Consultant
5 6 (22.22%) Network Consultant
6 5 (18.52%) Network Engineer
7 4 (14.81%) Security Consultant
7 4 (14.81%) IP Network Engineer
7 4 (14.81%) Network Design Engineer
8 3 (11.11%) Network Security Consultant
8 3 (11.11%) Embedded C Engineer
8 3 (11.11%) Software Engineer
8 3 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (11.11%) Senior IP Engineer
8 3 (11.11%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (11.11%) Development Engineer
8 3 (11.11%) Senior Design Engineer
9 2 (7.41%) Network Design Consultant
9 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 2 (7.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Network Management
2 7 (25.93%) Mentoring
3 5 (18.52%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (18.52%) Network Design
4 4 (14.81%) ITIL
4 4 (14.81%) Demand Forecasting
5 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
6 2 (7.41%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (7.41%) Change Management
7 1 (3.70%) Validation
7 1 (3.70%) Project Management
7 1 (3.70%) eTOM
7 1 (3.70%) DoDAF
7 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.70%) SABSA
7 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.70%) Stress Testing
7 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) C
2 6 (22.22%) 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 14 (51.85%) CCIE
2 14 (51.85%) CCNP
3 12 (44.44%) Check Point Certification
3 12 (44.44%) CISSP
4 8 (29.63%) CCDP
4 8 (29.63%) CCSP
5 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) CCNA
6 1 (3.70%) Degree
6 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 23 (85.19%) Cisco
2 18 (66.67%) Juniper
3 17 (62.96%) CheckPoint
4 15 (55.56%) F5
5 5 (18.52%) Blue Coat
6 3 (11.11%) Ericsson
7 2 (7.41%) Nokia
7 2 (7.41%) HP
8 1 (3.70%) Radware
8 1 (3.70%) VMware
8 1 (3.70%) Redback
8 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.70%) Tufin
8 1 (3.70%) AlgoSec