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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 193 179 203
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +24
Contract jobs citing OSPF 61 61 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.65% 0.68% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% 3.78% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 13
Average daily rate
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£349 £318 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.92% +5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £170 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £509 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £320
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.88 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.62% -14.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.88 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+25.56% -14.23%
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
1831 1614 1511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.62% 18.03% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 701 604
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 102 167
Average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.52% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.00 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -10 29 £351 +16.11% 9
Hampshire +3 15 £363 +51.04% 5
Buckinghamshire +7 9 £335 +34.00% 5
Surrey -1 3 £340 -33.65% 1
Oxfordshire -19 3 £250 +66.66% 2
Kent +5 2 - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 130 (87.25%) Cisco
2 112 (75.17%) BGP
3 104 (69.80%) Firewall
4 97 (65.10%) Cisco Certification
5 76 (51.01%) CCNP
6 74 (49.66%) MPLS
7 68 (45.64%) Telecoms
8 63 (42.28%) VPN
9 61 (40.94%) LAN
10 59 (39.60%) WAN
11 58 (38.93%) CheckPoint
12 56 (37.58%) Cisco ASA
13 50 (33.56%) EIGRP
14 45 (30.20%) Network Security
14 45 (30.20%) F5
15 44 (29.53%) Juniper
16 41 (27.52%) CCNA
17 38 (25.50%) Security Cleared
18 36 (24.16%) TCP/IP
18 36 (24.16%) Wireless
19 34 (22.82%) IPsec
19 34 (22.82%) CCIE
20 33 (22.15%) RIP
21 31 (20.81%) ITIL
21 31 (20.81%) SC Cleared
22 30 (20.13%) Network Design
23 28 (18.79%) HSRP
24 26 (17.45%) Cisco Nexus
24 26 (17.45%) Load Balancing
25 25 (16.78%) SSL

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (2.68%) Lync
2 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.34%) Confluence
2 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.34%) MediaWiki
2 2 (1.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.34%) Apache
2 2 (1.34%) CMS
2 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.67%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (2.01%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.67%) MS Office
2 1 (0.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 112 (75.17%) BGP
2 104 (69.80%) Firewall
3 74 (49.66%) MPLS
4 63 (42.28%) VPN
5 61 (40.94%) LAN
6 59 (39.60%) WAN
7 56 (37.58%) Cisco ASA
8 50 (33.56%) EIGRP
9 45 (30.20%) Network Security
10 36 (24.16%) TCP/IP
10 36 (24.16%) Wireless
11 34 (22.82%) IPsec
12 33 (22.15%) RIP
13 28 (18.79%) HSRP
14 26 (17.45%) Cisco Nexus
15 25 (16.78%) SSL
16 23 (15.44%) Ethernet
17 21 (14.09%) VLAN
18 20 (13.42%) Internet
19 19 (12.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.67%) MySQL
2 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.34%) Hudson
1 2 (1.34%) Subversion
1 2 (1.34%) JIRA
1 2 (1.34%) Git (software)
General
1 68 (45.64%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.38%) Back Office
3 7 (4.70%) Finance
4 4 (2.68%) Retail
5 3 (2.01%) Games
5 3 (2.01%) Electronics
6 2 (1.34%) Billing
6 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.34%) Marketing
7 1 (0.67%) German Language
7 1 (0.67%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.67%) Banking
7 1 (0.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 65 (43.62%) Network Engineer
2 45 (30.20%) IP Engineer
3 36 (24.16%) Design Engineer
4 31 (20.81%) Security Engineer
5 15 (10.07%) Network Security Engineer
6 12 (8.05%) Architect
7 11 (7.38%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (6.71%) Network Architect
9 9 (6.04%) Back Office Engineer
9 9 (6.04%) Senior Network Engineer
9 9 (6.04%) Network Specialist
9 9 (6.04%) Network Design Engineer
10 8 (5.37%) IP Network Engineer
11 7 (4.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 7 (4.70%) Consultant
11 7 (4.70%) Support Engineer
12 5 (3.36%) Network Consultant
12 5 (3.36%) Network Design Specialist
13 4 (2.68%) Network Implementation Engineer
13 4 (2.68%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.34%) Silverlight
2 1 (0.67%) LAMP
2 1 (0.67%) CSS
2 1 (0.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.04%) PKI
2 9 (6.04%) SecurID
3 6 (4.03%) Cryptography
3 6 (4.03%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (2.68%) DTV
5 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.34%) Video on Demand
5 2 (1.34%) MPEG
5 2 (1.34%) STB
5 2 (1.34%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.34%) IPTV
5 2 (1.34%) Wiki
6 1 (0.67%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.08%) Linux
2 11 (7.38%) Windows
3 6 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (3.36%) UNIX
5 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.34%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.34%) CentOS
6 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.67%) Debian
6 1 (0.67%) SUSE
6 1 (0.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.81%) ITIL
2 30 (20.13%) Network Design
3 26 (17.45%) Load Balancing
4 19 (12.75%) Validation
5 18 (12.08%) Incident Management
6 17 (11.41%) Migration
7 13 (8.72%) Risk Assessment
7 13 (8.72%) Network Management
8 12 (8.05%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (6.04%) eTOM
10 8 (5.37%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (5.37%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (4.03%) Service Management
11 6 (4.03%) Service Delivery
12 5 (3.36%) Reverse Engineering
12 5 (3.36%) Time Management
12 5 (3.36%) Demand Forecasting
13 4 (2.68%) DDoS Mitigation
13 4 (2.68%) CRM
13 4 (2.68%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.01%) Perl
2 2 (1.34%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.34%) Java
2 2 (1.34%) SQL
2 2 (1.34%) Ruby
3 1 (0.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 97 (65.10%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (51.01%) CCNP
3 41 (27.52%) CCNA
4 38 (25.50%) Security Cleared
5 34 (22.82%) CCIE
6 31 (20.81%) SC Cleared
7 24 (16.11%) CISSP
8 14 (9.40%) Degree
9 12 (8.05%) DV Cleared
10 11 (7.38%) CCDP
11 9 (6.04%) CCIP
12 6 (4.03%) Check Point Certification
12 6 (4.03%) BC Cleared
13 5 (3.36%) CCSP
14 4 (2.68%) HNC
14 4 (2.68%) HND
15 3 (2.01%) CCSE
16 2 (1.34%) JNCIS
16 2 (1.34%) CCSA
17 1 (0.67%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.07%) PCI DSS
2 8 (5.37%) SLA
3 5 (3.36%) QA
4 4 (2.68%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (4.70%) vSphere
2 4 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (2.68%) Snort
2 4 (2.68%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.34%) iptables
4 2 (1.34%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.34%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.34%) Samba
4 2 (1.34%) Postfix
4 2 (1.34%) XenApp
4 2 (1.34%) XenServer
4 2 (1.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (6.04%) TrustSec
2 7 (4.70%) FortiGate
3 4 (2.68%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.01%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (2.01%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.34%) Puppet
5 2 (1.34%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (1.34%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.67%) Cacti
6 1 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.67%) Salt
6 1 (0.67%) Iperf
6 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.67%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 130 (87.25%) Cisco
2 58 (38.93%) CheckPoint
3 45 (30.20%) F5
4 44 (29.53%) Juniper
5 13 (8.72%) Microsoft
6 12 (8.05%) Blue Coat
6 12 (8.05%) Fortinet
7 10 (6.71%) CA
8 9 (6.04%) Nokia
8 9 (6.04%) AlgoSec
8 9 (6.04%) Tufin
9 7 (4.70%) VMware
9 7 (4.70%) McAfee
9 7 (4.70%) Citrix
10 6 (4.03%) BT
11 5 (3.36%) SolarWinds
11 5 (3.36%) Redback
11 5 (3.36%) Radware
11 5 (3.36%) HP
12 4 (2.68%) Red Hat
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