The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 190 161 207
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +46
Contract jobs citing OSPF 85 90 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.86% 0.98% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.74% 4.92% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 32 13
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +63.26%
OSPF
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1792 1831 1584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.10% 19.88% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 973 866 724
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 99 97
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.21 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.54% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in the South East

OSPF
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the South East region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

OSPF Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the South East region.

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the South East region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -24 34 £388 -13.88% 8
Hampshire 0 14 £325 +28.96% 3
Buckinghamshire -3 13 £475 -
Kent +7 8 £394 +12.50%
Surrey -4 7 £365 -9.87% 4
West Sussex -8 5 £338 -34.14%
Oxfordshire -13 4 £275 - 2
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 133 (92.36%) BGP
2 124 (86.11%) Cisco
3 96 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 87 (60.42%) Firewall
5 84 (58.33%) LAN
6 81 (56.25%) MPLS
7 76 (52.78%) CCNP
8 74 (51.39%) WAN
9 62 (43.06%) CheckPoint
10 59 (40.97%) TCP/IP
11 53 (36.81%) Data Centre
12 51 (35.42%) VPN
13 50 (34.72%) Juniper
14 49 (34.03%) EIGRP
14 49 (34.03%) CCNA
15 45 (31.25%) F5
16 44 (30.56%) DNS
17 41 (28.47%) Telecoms
17 41 (28.47%) Cisco ASA
18 36 (25.00%) Network Design
19 34 (23.61%) HSRP
20 32 (22.22%) IPsec
20 32 (22.22%) DHCP
21 31 (21.53%) Ethernet
21 31 (21.53%) Security Cleared
21 31 (21.53%) VLAN
22 29 (20.14%) Load Balancing
23 26 (18.06%) SC Cleared
23 26 (18.06%) Cisco Nexus
24 24 (16.67%) ITIL

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 9 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 9 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
1 9 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.39%) Lync
2 2 (1.39%) CMS
3 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.08%) MS Office
4 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.56%) SaaS
2 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 133 (92.36%) BGP
2 87 (60.42%) Firewall
3 84 (58.33%) LAN
4 81 (56.25%) MPLS
5 74 (51.39%) WAN
6 59 (40.97%) TCP/IP
7 51 (35.42%) VPN
8 49 (34.03%) EIGRP
9 44 (30.56%) DNS
10 41 (28.47%) Cisco ASA
11 34 (23.61%) HSRP
12 32 (22.22%) IPsec
12 32 (22.22%) DHCP
13 31 (21.53%) Ethernet
13 31 (21.53%) VLAN
14 26 (18.06%) Cisco Nexus
15 23 (15.97%) SSL
16 22 (15.28%) RIP
16 22 (15.28%) Network Security
17 21 (14.58%) VRRP
General
1 41 (28.47%) Telecoms
2 17 (11.81%) Finance
3 6 (4.17%) Banking
4 3 (2.08%) Games
5 2 (1.39%) Electronics
5 2 (1.39%) Retail
5 2 (1.39%) Billing
6 1 (0.69%) German Language
6 1 (0.69%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.69%) Legal
6 1 (0.69%) Publishing
6 1 (0.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 73 (50.69%) Network Engineer
2 20 (13.89%) Architect
2 20 (13.89%) Senior Network Engineer
3 18 (12.50%) Network Architect
4 13 (9.03%) IP Engineer
5 12 (8.33%) Security Engineer
6 10 (6.94%) Design Engineer
7 9 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (4.86%) Support Engineer
10 6 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (4.17%) Network Operations Engineer
10 6 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
11 5 (3.47%) Network Implementation Engineer
11 5 (3.47%) Implementation Engineer
11 5 (3.47%) Network Specialist
11 5 (3.47%) Consultant
12 4 (2.78%) Analyst
13 3 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.03%) 802.1X
2 9 (6.25%) CSS
3 2 (1.39%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (36.81%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (5.56%) PKI
3 7 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.78%) Cryptography
5 3 (2.08%) Clustering
6 2 (1.39%) STB
6 2 (1.39%) MPEG
6 2 (1.39%) DTV
6 2 (1.39%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.39%) IPTV
6 2 (1.39%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.69%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.69%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.89%) Windows
2 16 (11.11%) Linux
3 10 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (5.56%) UNIX
6 2 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.69%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (25.00%) Network Design
2 29 (20.14%) Load Balancing
3 24 (16.67%) ITIL
4 10 (6.94%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (5.56%) Validation
5 8 (5.56%) Migration
5 8 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 7 (4.86%) Configuration Management
6 7 (4.86%) Incident Management
7 6 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (3.47%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (2.78%) CRM
9 4 (2.78%) Network Management
9 4 (2.78%) Low Latency
10 3 (2.08%) Capacity Management
10 3 (2.08%) Patch Management
10 3 (2.08%) Service Management
10 3 (2.08%) Time Management
10 3 (2.08%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.17%) Perl
2 3 (2.08%) SQL
3 1 (0.69%) Python
3 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.69%) C
Qualifications
1 96 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (52.78%) CCNP
3 49 (34.03%) CCNA
4 31 (21.53%) Security Cleared
5 26 (18.06%) SC Cleared
6 20 (13.89%) CCIE
7 12 (8.33%) Degree
8 9 (6.25%) DV Cleared
9 8 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (4.86%) CCIP
10 7 (4.86%) CCSE
11 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (3.47%) CCDP
12 5 (3.47%) MCSE
13 4 (2.78%) CISSP
13 4 (2.78%) JNCIA
13 4 (2.78%) CCDE
14 3 (2.08%) CCENT
15 2 (1.39%) CCSA
15 2 (1.39%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.47%) SLA
2 2 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.39%) QA
2 2 (1.39%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.69%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.25%) XenApp
3 9 (6.25%) XenDesktop
3 9 (6.25%) vSphere
4 3 (2.08%) VirtualBox
4 3 (2.08%) Snort
5 2 (1.39%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.69%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.69%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (6.94%) SolarWinds Orion
2 9 (6.25%) Cacti
3 6 (4.17%) OpenView
3 6 (4.17%) FortiGate
4 5 (3.47%) Foglight
5 3 (2.08%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.69%) SCCM
6 1 (0.69%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.69%) Cisco LMS
6 1 (0.69%) Iperf
Vendors
1 124 (86.11%) Cisco
2 62 (43.06%) CheckPoint
3 50 (34.72%) Juniper
4 45 (31.25%) F5
5 23 (15.97%) VMware
6 16 (11.11%) SolarWinds
7 15 (10.42%) HP
8 14 (9.72%) Citrix
9 11 (7.64%) Blue Coat
10 9 (6.25%) Avaya
11 5 (3.47%) Nokia
11 5 (3.47%) McAfee
12 4 (2.78%) Brocade
12 4 (2.78%) Microsoft
12 4 (2.78%) Aruba
13 3 (2.08%) Red Hat
13 3 (2.08%) Fortinet
13 3 (2.08%) Qualys
13 3 (2.08%) BT
13 3 (2.08%) Sourcefire
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