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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 67 67 59
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing OSPF 5 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.50% 1.06% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.56% 4.26% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Average daily rate
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- £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £103.94 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-61.51% +219.80%
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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
195 258 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 19.60% 24.86% 25.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 94 76
Average daily rate £375 £280 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -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
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 27 April 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 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 11 (68.75%) BGP
2 11 (68.75%) Firewall
3 10 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (62.50%) CheckPoint
4 9 (56.25%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (50.00%) RIP
6 7 (43.75%) Juniper
7 6 (37.50%) CISSP
7 6 (37.50%) SNMP
7 6 (37.50%) VPN
7 6 (37.50%) CCNP
7 6 (37.50%) Network Security
8 5 (31.25%) FWSM
8 5 (31.25%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (31.25%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (31.25%) CCIE
8 5 (31.25%) MPLS
9 4 (25.00%) Nokia
9 4 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (25.00%) CCSP
9 4 (25.00%) CCDP
9 4 (25.00%) VoIP
9 4 (25.00%) WAN
9 4 (25.00%) Linux
9 4 (25.00%) LAN
9 4 (25.00%) IPsec
9 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
9 4 (25.00%) EIGRP
9 4 (25.00%) Radware

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) BGP
1 11 (68.75%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (50.00%) RIP
4 6 (37.50%) SNMP
4 6 (37.50%) VPN
4 6 (37.50%) Network Security
5 5 (31.25%) FWSM
5 5 (31.25%) MPLS
5 5 (31.25%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (25.00%) EIGRP
6 4 (25.00%) LAN
6 4 (25.00%) VoIP
6 4 (25.00%) WAN
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (25.00%) VLAN
6 4 (25.00%) IPsec
7 3 (18.75%) Wireless
8 2 (12.50%) SSH
8 2 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Network Engineer
1 6 (37.50%) Security Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) IP Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Design Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) MPEG
1 2 (12.50%) DTV
1 2 (12.50%) Streaming Video
1 2 (12.50%) STB
1 2 (12.50%) IPTV
1 2 (12.50%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 4 (25.00%) Network Management
3 3 (18.75%) Network Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) Video Processing
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) DRM
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) Network Design
5 1 (6.25%) Demand Forecasting
5 1 (6.25%) Deep Packet Inspection
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) CCNP
2 6 (37.50%) CISSP
3 5 (31.25%) CCIE
4 4 (25.00%) CCSP
4 4 (25.00%) CCDP
4 4 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (6.25%) CCSA
5 1 (6.25%) CCSE
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) ProxySG
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 7 (43.75%) Juniper
4 4 (25.00%) Nokia
4 4 (25.00%) Redback
4 4 (25.00%) Radware
5 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) F5
6 2 (12.50%) Tektronix
6 2 (12.50%) Apple
6 2 (12.50%) Adobe
7 1 (6.25%) Citrix
7 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
7 1 (6.25%) Huawei
7 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
7 1 (6.25%) Infoblox