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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 66 66 57
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing OSPF 13 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.43% 0.65% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.75% 3.02% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 6
Median daily rate £423 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 - £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.61% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+36.65% -
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
226 199 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.78% 21.58% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 70 85
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £479 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 9
Median hourly rate £19.61 £22.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.84% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 29 May 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 29 (100.00%) BGP
2 26 (89.66%) Cisco
3 16 (55.17%) MPLS
3 16 (55.17%) EIGRP
4 15 (51.72%) VPN
5 14 (48.28%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (48.28%) CheckPoint
5 14 (48.28%) Firewall
5 14 (48.28%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (44.83%) CCNP
7 12 (41.38%) TCP/IP
7 12 (41.38%) WAN
8 11 (37.93%) IPsec
8 11 (37.93%) Juniper
8 11 (37.93%) DNS
9 9 (31.03%) VRRP
10 8 (27.59%) SNMP
10 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
10 8 (27.59%) Wireless
10 8 (27.59%) VLAN
11 7 (24.14%) F5
11 7 (24.14%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
11 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
12 6 (20.69%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (20.69%) HSRP
13 5 (17.24%) BIG-IP
13 5 (17.24%) JNCIP
13 5 (17.24%) High Availability
13 5 (17.24%) RIP

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 (3.45%) CMS
1 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 29 (100.00%) BGP
2 16 (55.17%) EIGRP
2 16 (55.17%) MPLS
3 15 (51.72%) VPN
4 14 (48.28%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (48.28%) Firewall
5 12 (41.38%) TCP/IP
5 12 (41.38%) WAN
6 11 (37.93%) DNS
6 11 (37.93%) IPsec
7 9 (31.03%) VRRP
8 8 (27.59%) SNMP
8 8 (27.59%) VLAN
8 8 (27.59%) Wireless
9 7 (24.14%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (20.69%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (20.69%) HSRP
11 5 (17.24%) BIG-IP
11 5 (17.24%) LAN
11 5 (17.24%) RIP
General
1 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Billing
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Games
2 1 (3.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Designer
3 5 (17.24%) IP Designer
3 5 (17.24%) Network Designer
3 5 (17.24%) Security Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) IP Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) IP Security Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Juniper Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Switch Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) WAN Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.45%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
1 4 (13.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) DTV
2 1 (3.45%) IPTV
2 1 (3.45%) MPEG
2 1 (3.45%) Streaming Video
2 1 (3.45%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
1 2 (6.90%) Unix
2 1 (3.45%) CentOS
2 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) High Availability
2 4 (13.79%) DDoS Mitigation
2 4 (13.79%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 4 (13.79%) Load Balancing
2 4 (13.79%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 4 (13.79%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 3 (10.34%) Migration
3 3 (10.34%) Network Planning
4 2 (6.90%) Business Process Improvement
4 2 (6.90%) Change Management
4 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.90%) Process Improvement
4 2 (6.90%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.45%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Network Management
5 1 (3.45%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Validation
5 1 (3.45%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) Perl
1 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (44.83%) CCNP
3 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
4 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
5 5 (17.24%) JNCIP
6 4 (13.79%) CCSA
6 4 (13.79%) CCSE
6 4 (13.79%) CISSP
6 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared
7 3 (10.34%) CCIE
8 2 (6.90%) JNCIS
9 1 (3.45%) CCNA
9 1 (3.45%) Degree
9 1 (3.45%) HND
9 1 (3.45%) VCP4
9 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.45%) vCloud
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 26 (89.66%) Cisco
2 14 (48.28%) CheckPoint
3 11 (37.93%) Juniper
4 7 (24.14%) F5
5 4 (13.79%) Blue Coat
5 4 (13.79%) Fortinet
5 4 (13.79%) Nokia
6 2 (6.90%) Huawei
6 2 (6.90%) Nortel
6 2 (6.90%) VMware
7 1 (3.45%) Adobe
7 1 (3.45%) Apple
7 1 (3.45%) Avaya
7 1 (3.45%) Brocade
7 1 (3.45%) EMC
7 1 (3.45%) HP
7 1 (3.45%) Micro Focus
7 1 (3.45%) NetScout
7 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds