The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 156 199 147
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -52
Contract jobs citing OSPF 82 31 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.89% 0.37% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.83% 2.00% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 9 15
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £513 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.03%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1699 1553 2032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.52% 18.34% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 670 573
Average daily rate £338 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 132 186
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £14.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
OSPF
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 +42 56 £410 +26.15% 5
Hampshire -9 11 £287 -12.95% 3
Surrey +1 6 £481 -1.28%
Kent - 4 £350 -
Buckinghamshire -5 3 - - 2
West Sussex -4 2 £513 -16.66%
Oxfordshire - 1 £275 -
East Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 125 (82.24%) Cisco
2 110 (72.37%) Firewall
3 101 (66.45%) BGP
4 95 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
5 83 (54.61%) CheckPoint
6 78 (51.32%) MPLS
7 68 (44.74%) Telecoms
8 62 (40.79%) CCNP
9 61 (40.13%) VPN
10 59 (38.82%) Cisco ASA
11 57 (37.50%) Juniper
12 51 (33.55%) CCIE
13 47 (30.92%) Network Design
14 40 (26.32%) LAN
15 38 (25.00%) Network Security
16 37 (24.34%) Network Management
16 37 (24.34%) WAN
17 35 (23.03%) Cisco PIX
17 35 (23.03%) IPsec
18 34 (22.37%) VoIP
19 32 (21.05%) CISSP
20 30 (19.74%) Cisco Nexus
21 29 (19.08%) SNMP
22 28 (18.42%) Ethernet
22 28 (18.42%) Load Balancing
22 28 (18.42%) F5
23 27 (17.76%) CCNA
24 26 (17.11%) TCP/IP
25 25 (16.45%) Security Cleared
26 24 (15.79%) FWSM

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 12 (7.89%) Apache
2 5 (3.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (2.63%) Lync
4 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.66%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (5.92%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.95%) MS Office
3 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 110 (72.37%) Firewall
2 101 (66.45%) BGP
3 78 (51.32%) MPLS
4 61 (40.13%) VPN
5 59 (38.82%) Cisco ASA
6 40 (26.32%) LAN
7 38 (25.00%) Network Security
8 37 (24.34%) WAN
9 35 (23.03%) Cisco PIX
9 35 (23.03%) IPsec
10 34 (22.37%) VoIP
11 30 (19.74%) Cisco Nexus
12 29 (19.08%) SNMP
13 28 (18.42%) Ethernet
14 26 (17.11%) TCP/IP
15 24 (15.79%) FWSM
16 22 (14.47%) VLAN
17 21 (13.82%) HSRP
17 21 (13.82%) DNS
18 18 (11.84%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.95%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (3.29%) GDB
2 2 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 68 (44.74%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.58%) Finance
3 3 (1.97%) Banking
3 3 (1.97%) Local Government
4 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.66%) Back Office
5 1 (0.66%) Legal
5 1 (0.66%) Retail
5 1 (0.66%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 53 (34.87%) Design Engineer
2 51 (33.55%) Network Engineer
3 44 (28.95%) IP Engineer
4 30 (19.74%) Security Engineer
5 17 (11.18%) Network Security Engineer
6 16 (10.53%) Architect
7 15 (9.87%) Network Design Engineer
8 13 (8.55%) Consultant
9 12 (7.89%) Network Consultant
10 10 (6.58%) Test Engineer
11 8 (5.26%) Network Architect
12 7 (4.61%) Firewall Engineer
12 7 (4.61%) RAN Engineer
13 6 (3.95%) Senior Design Engineer
13 6 (3.95%) Senior Security Engineer
13 6 (3.95%) Senior Network Engineer
13 6 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
14 5 (3.29%) Security Consultant
15 4 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 4 (2.63%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.32%) CSS
2 1 (0.66%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.66%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (1.97%) SecurID
2 2 (1.32%) Cryptography
2 2 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
3 1 (0.66%) CESG
3 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.89%) Windows
1 12 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (4.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (2.63%) UNIX
3 4 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.66%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (30.92%) Network Design
2 37 (24.34%) Network Management
3 28 (18.42%) Load Balancing
4 17 (11.18%) ITIL
5 13 (8.55%) Network Architecture
6 12 (7.89%) Risk Assessment
7 11 (7.24%) Service Delivery
8 9 (5.92%) Service Management
9 8 (5.26%) Validation
9 8 (5.26%) Incident Management
10 7 (4.61%) Capacity Management
10 7 (4.61%) Change Management
11 6 (3.95%) Project Management
11 6 (3.95%) eTOM
11 6 (3.95%) Time Management
11 6 (3.95%) Demand Forecasting
12 5 (3.29%) E-Commerce
13 4 (2.63%) Migration
14 3 (1.97%) Capacity Planning
14 3 (1.97%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.95%) SQL
1 6 (3.95%) VB
2 5 (3.29%) C
3 4 (2.63%) Embedded C
4 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.66%) Perl
4 1 (0.66%) Python
Qualifications
1 95 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (40.79%) CCNP
3 51 (33.55%) CCIE
4 32 (21.05%) CISSP
5 27 (17.76%) CCNA
6 25 (16.45%) Security Cleared
7 19 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 19 (12.50%) CCSP
8 18 (11.84%) Check Point Certification
9 16 (10.53%) CCDP
10 7 (4.61%) CCIP
11 5 (3.29%) MCSE
11 5 (3.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (3.29%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.63%) Degree
12 4 (2.63%) CCSA
13 3 (1.97%) BC Cleared
14 2 (1.32%) CCDE
14 2 (1.32%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.16%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.95%) QA
3 2 (1.32%) SLA
4 1 (0.66%) COBIT
4 1 (0.66%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (7.24%) vSphere
2 6 (3.95%) Hyper-V
2 6 (3.95%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.95%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (2.63%) XenApp
3 4 (2.63%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.32%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.32%) Snort
4 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 15 (9.87%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.95%) OPNET
3 5 (3.29%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 125 (82.24%) Cisco
2 83 (54.61%) CheckPoint
3 57 (37.50%) Juniper
4 28 (18.42%) F5
5 17 (11.18%) Nokia
6 14 (9.21%) Blue Coat
7 13 (8.55%) Redback
8 12 (7.89%) Huawei
8 12 (7.89%) Radware
9 9 (5.92%) HP
10 8 (5.26%) Microsoft
10 8 (5.26%) Ericsson
10 8 (5.26%) Fortinet
11 7 (4.61%) BT
11 7 (4.61%) Nortel
12 6 (3.95%) Business Objects
12 6 (3.95%) VMware
12 6 (3.95%) Brocade
13 5 (3.29%) 3PAR
13 5 (3.29%) Citrix
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