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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 224 175 181
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +6
Contract jobs citing OSPF 28 97 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.98% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.87% 5.65% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 57 27
Median daily rate £343 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £212 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £460 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 £47.83 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.77% +16.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +53.84%
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
1494 1716 1841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.93% 17.37% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 941 879
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 111 97
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +38.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +17 9 £275 -24.65% 3
Hampshire -6 7 £335 -10.80% 5
Berkshire -22 6 £310 -20.00% 2
Middlesex - 4 £425 -
Buckinghamshire +12 2 £550 +15.78% 1
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 South East region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 85 (94.44%) BGP
2 77 (85.56%) Cisco
3 63 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (52.22%) CCNP
5 46 (51.11%) MPLS
5 46 (51.11%) Firewall
6 39 (43.33%) WAN
7 38 (42.22%) Cisco ASA
8 37 (41.11%) Data Centre
9 36 (40.00%) Juniper
10 35 (38.89%) LAN
11 34 (37.78%) Cisco Nexus
12 30 (33.33%) IPsec
13 28 (31.11%) DNS
14 26 (28.89%) CheckPoint
15 22 (24.44%) VPN
16 21 (23.33%) EIGRP
16 21 (23.33%) Security Cleared
17 20 (22.22%) F5
17 20 (22.22%) Wireless
17 20 (22.22%) CCNA
18 18 (20.00%) RIP
19 17 (18.89%) ITIL
19 17 (18.89%) SC Cleared
19 17 (18.89%) Load Balancing
20 16 (17.78%) Telecoms
21 15 (16.67%) Ethernet
21 15 (16.67%) TCP/IP
21 15 (16.67%) Network Design
21 15 (16.67%) HSRP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.22%) CMS
3 1 (1.11%) Apache
3 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.44%) MS Office
2 3 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 85 (94.44%) BGP
2 46 (51.11%) Firewall
2 46 (51.11%) MPLS
3 39 (43.33%) WAN
4 38 (42.22%) Cisco ASA
5 35 (38.89%) LAN
6 34 (37.78%) Cisco Nexus
7 30 (33.33%) IPsec
8 28 (31.11%) DNS
9 22 (24.44%) VPN
10 21 (23.33%) EIGRP
11 20 (22.22%) Wireless
12 18 (20.00%) RIP
13 15 (16.67%) Ethernet
13 15 (16.67%) HSRP
13 15 (16.67%) TCP/IP
14 14 (15.56%) Network Security
15 13 (14.44%) SSL
16 12 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
16 12 (13.33%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (17.78%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.89%) Finance
3 3 (3.33%) Billing
3 3 (3.33%) Retail
4 2 (2.22%) Back Office
4 2 (2.22%) Electronics
4 2 (2.22%) Games
4 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.22%) Marketing
5 1 (1.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 59 (65.56%) Network Engineer
2 16 (17.78%) Cisco Engineer
2 16 (17.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 16 (17.78%) Security Engineer
3 14 (15.56%) Senior Network Engineer
4 10 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
5 9 (10.00%) IP Engineer
6 8 (8.89%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) IP Security Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Consultant
10 4 (4.44%) Design Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) Switch Engineer
11 3 (3.33%) Cisco Consultant
11 3 (3.33%) Firewall Engineer
11 3 (3.33%) Network Administrator
11 3 (3.33%) Network Specialist
11 3 (3.33%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.22%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.11%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.11%) CSS
3 1 (1.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (41.11%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (7.78%) PKI
4 6 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.56%) Driving Licence
5 5 (5.56%) Streaming Video
6 3 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.33%) Cryptography
6 3 (3.33%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.22%) BBC
7 2 (2.22%) Digital TV
7 2 (2.22%) IPTV
7 2 (2.22%) MPEG
7 2 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.22%) Video on Demand
8 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.11%) e-Health
8 1 (1.11%) Eurex
8 1 (1.11%) iSeries
8 1 (1.11%) STB
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.33%) Windows
2 7 (7.78%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.44%) AIX
4 3 (3.33%) Linux
5 2 (2.22%) Unix
6 1 (1.11%) FreeBSD
6 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.11%) Solaris
6 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.89%) ITIL
1 17 (18.89%) Load Balancing
2 15 (16.67%) Network Design
3 8 (8.89%) Configuration Management
3 8 (8.89%) High Availability
3 8 (8.89%) Service Delivery
4 6 (6.67%) Change Control
4 6 (6.67%) DDoS Mitigation
4 6 (6.67%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 6 (6.67%) Information Management
4 6 (6.67%) Migration
4 6 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 6 (6.67%) Network Architecture
4 6 (6.67%) Operations Management
4 6 (6.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 5 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.44%) WAN Optimisation
7 3 (3.33%) Capacity Management
7 3 (3.33%) Project Management
7 3 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.11%) C
1 1 (1.11%) Java
1 1 (1.11%) Lisp
1 1 (1.11%) Perl
1 1 (1.11%) PHP
1 1 (1.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (52.22%) CCNP
3 21 (23.33%) Security Cleared
4 20 (22.22%) CCNA
5 17 (18.89%) SC Cleared
6 10 (11.11%) CCIE
7 9 (10.00%) CCSA
7 9 (10.00%) CCSE
8 8 (8.89%) Degree
9 6 (6.67%) CISSP
10 5 (5.56%) CCDP
11 4 (4.44%) JNCIP
12 3 (3.33%) CCVP
13 2 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (2.22%) CCIP
13 2 (2.22%) DV Cleared
13 2 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (2.22%) JNCIS
14 1 (1.11%) BC Cleared
14 1 (1.11%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (7.78%) Active Directory
1 7 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.67%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.11%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (8.89%) FortiGate
3 6 (6.67%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.11%) Nagios
5 1 (1.11%) Nessus
5 1 (1.11%) OpenView
Vendors
1 77 (85.56%) Cisco
2 36 (40.00%) Juniper
3 26 (28.89%) CheckPoint
4 20 (22.22%) F5
5 11 (12.22%) Fortinet
6 9 (10.00%) VMware
7 8 (8.89%) Nokia
8 7 (7.78%) Palo Alto
8 7 (7.78%) SolarWinds
9 6 (6.67%) Blue Coat
9 6 (6.67%) Microsoft
10 5 (5.56%) Extreme Networks
10 5 (5.56%) Riverbed
11 4 (4.44%) Barracuda Networks
12 3 (3.33%) BMC
12 3 (3.33%) Intel Security
12 3 (3.33%) Remedy
13 2 (2.22%) Adobe
13 2 (2.22%) Apple
13 2 (2.22%) HP
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