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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 55 63 55
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing OSPF 10 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.41% 1.61% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.43% 6.12% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Median daily rate £300 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £367 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £440 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.70% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £45.15 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-30.23% +43.33%

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
184 245 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.99% 26.32% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 121 99
Median daily rate £320 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £300 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +109.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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
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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017, 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 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) BGP
2 10 (83.33%) MPLS
3 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (75.00%) Juniper
4 8 (66.67%) CCNA
5 7 (58.33%) SNMP
5 7 (58.33%) WAN
6 6 (50.00%) Firewall
6 6 (50.00%) CCNP
7 5 (41.67%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (41.67%) Network Management
8 4 (33.33%) xDSL
8 4 (33.33%) Change Management
8 4 (33.33%) IPsec
8 4 (33.33%) DNS
8 4 (33.33%) PPP
8 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
8 4 (33.33%) ITIL
8 4 (33.33%) DSL
8 4 (33.33%) L2TP
8 4 (33.33%) X.21
9 3 (25.00%) SLA
9 3 (25.00%) HTTP
9 3 (25.00%) HTTPS
9 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 3 (25.00%) F5
9 3 (25.00%) IOS XR
10 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (16.67%) HSRP

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) BGP
2 10 (83.33%) MPLS
3 7 (58.33%) SNMP
3 7 (58.33%) WAN
4 6 (50.00%) Firewall
5 5 (41.67%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (33.33%) DNS
6 4 (33.33%) DSL
6 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
6 4 (33.33%) IPsec
6 4 (33.33%) L2TP
6 4 (33.33%) PPP
6 4 (33.33%) X.21
6 4 (33.33%) xDSL
7 3 (25.00%) HTTP
7 3 (25.00%) HTTPS
7 3 (25.00%) IOS XR
8 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (16.67%) HSRP
8 2 (16.67%) Wireless
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
2 1 (8.33%) Billing
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) IP Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) IP Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Customer Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (8.33%) PMI
2 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Network Management
2 4 (33.33%) Change Management
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) High Availability
3 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Stress Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (66.67%) CCNA
3 6 (50.00%) CCNP
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) CCIP
5 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) CCDA
6 1 (8.33%) CCVP
6 1 (8.33%) JNCIA
6 1 (8.33%) JNCIS
6 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (75.00%) Juniper
3 3 (25.00%) F5
4 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) Aruba
5 1 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
5 1 (8.33%) Mitel
5 1 (8.33%) Nokia
5 1 (8.33%) Polycom
5 1 (8.33%) Tandberg