The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Berkshire / Slough
Rank 17 25 32
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs citing OSPF 3 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.22% 1.94% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 10.42% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
-12.41% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Slough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
39 48 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 28.89% 18.60% 33.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 49
Median daily rate £413 £351 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.43% -12.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £290 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £446 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Slough region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 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 Slough region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 4 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (100.00%) FTP
1 4 (100.00%) HTTP
1 4 (100.00%) SNMP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) IPv4
1 4 (100.00%) IPv6
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) CCIP
1 4 (100.00%) CCNA
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
1 4 (100.00%) ATM
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Middleware
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) ICMP
1 4 (100.00%) RSVP
1 4 (100.00%) VRRP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Frame Relay
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (100.00%) IGMP
1 4 (100.00%) JNCIA
1 4 (100.00%) Huawei
1 4 (100.00%) IPTV
1 4 (100.00%) STB
1 4 (100.00%) VLAN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Slough 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) ATM
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Frame Relay
1 4 (100.00%) FTP
1 4 (100.00%) HTTP
1 4 (100.00%) ICMP
1 4 (100.00%) IGMP
1 4 (100.00%) IPv4
1 4 (100.00%) IPv6
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) Multicast
1 4 (100.00%) RSVP
1 4 (100.00%) SNMP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) VLAN
1 4 (100.00%) VPLS
1 4 (100.00%) VRRP
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Billing
2 1 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) IPTV
1 4 (100.00%) Over-the-Top Content
1 4 (100.00%) STB
1 4 (100.00%) Video on Demand
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Android
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCIP
1 4 (100.00%) CCNA
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) JNCIA
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Huawei
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft