The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 59 61 55
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing OSPF 2 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.28% 1.48% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.20% 6.76% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 5
Median daily rate £268 £414 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.34% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £388 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £449 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +42.85%
OSPF
Berkshire

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
166 222 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.90% 21.89% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 121 89
Median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 12
Median hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.38 £11.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £17.50 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 18 (100.00%) BGP
2 17 (94.44%) Cisco
3 13 (72.22%) EIGRP
3 13 (72.22%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (66.67%) CheckPoint
5 11 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (55.56%) Firewall
6 10 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (50.00%) CCNP
8 8 (44.44%) Wireless
9 7 (38.89%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (38.89%) Fortinet
9 7 (38.89%) Nokia
9 7 (38.89%) Cisco Wireless
10 6 (33.33%) MPLS
10 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
10 6 (33.33%) WAN
11 5 (27.78%) VPN
11 5 (27.78%) DNS
11 5 (27.78%) RIP
11 5 (27.78%) Juniper
11 5 (27.78%) VRRP
11 5 (27.78%) IPsec
11 5 (27.78%) BIG-IP
11 5 (27.78%) F5
12 4 (22.22%) High Availability
12 4 (22.22%) FWSM
12 4 (22.22%) FortiGate
12 4 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (22.22%) Deep Packet Inspection

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) BGP
2 13 (72.22%) Cisco ASA
2 13 (72.22%) EIGRP
3 10 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
3 10 (55.56%) Firewall
4 8 (44.44%) Wireless
5 7 (38.89%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (38.89%) Cisco Wireless
6 6 (33.33%) MPLS
6 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 6 (33.33%) WAN
7 5 (27.78%) BIG-IP
7 5 (27.78%) DNS
7 5 (27.78%) IPsec
7 5 (27.78%) RIP
7 5 (27.78%) VPN
7 5 (27.78%) VRRP
8 4 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (22.22%) HTTPS
8 4 (22.22%) SNMP
General
1 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Billing
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Network Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Security Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) IP Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) IP Security Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Switch Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Audit Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Designer
6 1 (5.56%) IP Designer
6 1 (5.56%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Designer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Operations Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Apache Flex
1 1 (5.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) DDoS Mitigation
1 4 (22.22%) Deep Packet Inspection
1 4 (22.22%) High Availability
1 4 (22.22%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 4 (22.22%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 3 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.56%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Low Latency
3 1 (5.56%) Network Management
3 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team Management
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (50.00%) CCNP
3 4 (22.22%) CCIE
3 4 (22.22%) CCSA
3 4 (22.22%) CCSE
3 4 (22.22%) CISSP
4 1 (5.56%) CCNA
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) HND
4 1 (5.56%) JNCIP
4 1 (5.56%) JNCIS
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Cisco
2 12 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 7 (38.89%) Fortinet
3 7 (38.89%) Nokia
4 5 (27.78%) F5
4 5 (27.78%) Juniper
5 4 (22.22%) Blue Coat
6 3 (16.67%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (5.56%) Dell