The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 25 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing OSPF 5 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.99% 1.92% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.36% 5.56% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £263 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
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 Slough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
44 108 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 17.53% 34.62% 24.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 58 25
Average daily rate £375 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £250 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% -3.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OSPF across the Slough region.

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Slough

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 6 (100.00%) DHCP
1 6 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
1 6 (100.00%) 3G
1 6 (100.00%) 2G
1 6 (100.00%) VLAN
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
2 5 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (83.33%) HSRP
2 5 (83.33%) xDSL
2 5 (83.33%) VPN
2 5 (83.33%) IPsec
2 5 (83.33%) SCTP
2 5 (83.33%) RTCP
2 5 (83.33%) RTP
2 5 (83.33%) VRRP
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) ATM
2 5 (83.33%) SDH
3 3 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) ICMP
4 2 (33.33%) Nokia
4 2 (33.33%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (16.67%) Cacti
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) Internet

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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.

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) 2G
1 6 (100.00%) 3G
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
1 6 (100.00%) DHCP
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
1 6 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 6 (100.00%) VLAN
2 5 (83.33%) ATM
2 5 (83.33%) HSRP
2 5 (83.33%) IPsec
2 5 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (83.33%) RTCP
2 5 (83.33%) RTP
2 5 (83.33%) SCTP
2 5 (83.33%) SDH
2 5 (83.33%) VPN
2 5 (83.33%) VRRP
2 5 (83.33%) xDSL
3 3 (50.00%) ICMP
4 1 (16.67%) L2TP
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Transmission Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Design Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) IP Design Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Transmission Design Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Transmission Planning Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Support
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (16.67%) Cacti
2 1 (16.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) HP