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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / South East
Rank 179 191 166
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -25
Contract jobs citing OSPF 59 61 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.81% 0.74% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.82% 3.74% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 28
Median daily rate £400 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £252 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £440 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Median hourly rate £21.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.22% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +46.66%

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
1543 1630 1890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.26% 19.65% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 881 914
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 97 111
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Berkshire +3 27 £310 -17.33% 2
Hampshire +12 13 £454 +16.34% 4
Buckinghamshire +9 9 £500 +17.64% 1
Surrey +11 5 £550 +100.00% 4
Oxfordshire -3 2 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 South East region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 86 (89.58%) Cisco
2 82 (85.42%) BGP
3 63 (65.63%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (57.29%) CCNP
5 52 (54.17%) Juniper
6 42 (43.75%) Firewall
7 41 (42.71%) WAN
8 39 (40.63%) MPLS
9 37 (38.54%) Cisco Nexus
10 33 (34.38%) Cisco ASA
11 32 (33.33%) Data Centre
12 28 (29.17%) VPN
12 28 (29.17%) LAN
13 27 (28.13%) CCNA
13 27 (28.13%) Security Cleared
14 23 (23.96%) F5
14 23 (23.96%) DNS
15 21 (21.88%) Telecoms
16 20 (20.83%) VLAN
17 18 (18.75%) SC Cleared
18 17 (17.71%) SNMP
18 17 (17.71%) Ethernet
19 15 (15.63%) TCP/IP
19 15 (15.63%) CheckPoint
19 15 (15.63%) Cisco IOS
19 15 (15.63%) Network Security
20 14 (14.58%) Load Balancing
20 14 (14.58%) VoIP
21 13 (13.54%) Internet
21 13 (13.54%) VMware

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 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.04%) MS Office
2 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 82 (85.42%) BGP
2 42 (43.75%) Firewall
3 41 (42.71%) WAN
4 39 (40.63%) MPLS
5 37 (38.54%) Cisco Nexus
6 33 (34.38%) Cisco ASA
7 28 (29.17%) LAN
7 28 (29.17%) VPN
8 23 (23.96%) DNS
9 20 (20.83%) VLAN
10 17 (17.71%) Ethernet
10 17 (17.71%) SNMP
11 15 (15.63%) Cisco IOS
11 15 (15.63%) Network Security
11 15 (15.63%) TCP/IP
12 14 (14.58%) VoIP
13 13 (13.54%) Internet
14 12 (12.50%) EIGRP
15 11 (11.46%) Wireless
16 10 (10.42%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (21.88%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.08%) Billing
2 2 (2.08%) Finance
3 1 (1.04%) Back Office
3 1 (1.04%) Banking
3 1 (1.04%) Electronics
3 1 (1.04%) Legal
3 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (51.04%) Network Engineer
2 20 (20.83%) Cisco Engineer
3 18 (18.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 14 (14.58%) Security Engineer
5 13 (13.54%) Network Security Engineer
6 11 (11.46%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 9 (9.38%) Architect
7 9 (9.38%) IP Engineer
7 9 (9.38%) IP Network Engineer
8 8 (8.33%) Consultant
8 8 (8.33%) Juniper Engineer
9 7 (7.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (6.25%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 6 (6.25%) Firewall Architect
10 6 (6.25%) NOC Engineer
11 5 (5.21%) Analyst
11 5 (5.21%) Firewall Engineer
11 5 (5.21%) Network Support
11 5 (5.21%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (5.21%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.13%) Middleware
2 1 (1.04%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.13%) IPTV
2 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.13%) Over-the-Top Content
2 3 (3.13%) STB
2 3 (3.13%) Video on Demand
3 2 (2.08%) PKI
3 2 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.04%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.04%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.04%) e-Health
4 1 (1.04%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.04%) PMI
4 1 (1.04%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.50%) Windows
2 10 (10.42%) Linux
3 4 (4.17%) Unix
4 3 (3.13%) Android
5 2 (2.08%) AIX
5 2 (2.08%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.58%) Load Balancing
2 11 (11.46%) ITIL
3 8 (8.33%) CRM
4 7 (7.29%) Network Management
5 6 (6.25%) Migration
5 6 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.21%) Change Management
6 5 (5.21%) Network Design
7 4 (4.17%) High Availability
8 3 (3.13%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 3 (3.13%) Network Architecture
8 3 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.08%) Boundary Protection
9 2 (2.08%) Change Control
9 2 (2.08%) Information Management
9 2 (2.08%) ITIL V3
9 2 (2.08%) Operations Management
9 2 (2.08%) Presales
9 2 (2.08%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 63 (65.63%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (57.29%) CCNP
3 27 (28.13%) CCNA
3 27 (28.13%) Security Cleared
4 18 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 8 (8.33%) CCDP
5 8 (8.33%) JNCIS
6 7 (7.29%) DV Cleared
6 7 (7.29%) JNCIA
7 6 (6.25%) CCIP
8 5 (5.21%) CCIE
8 5 (5.21%) CCVP
9 2 (2.08%) CCDA
9 2 (2.08%) Degree
9 2 (2.08%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.04%) BC Cleared
10 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.04%) HP ASE
10 1 (1.04%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.13%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.13%) vSphere
3 2 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.08%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.04%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
1 4 (4.17%) Nagios
2 2 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.08%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.04%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.04%) Nessus
3 1 (1.04%) OpenView
Vendors
1 86 (89.58%) Cisco
2 52 (54.17%) Juniper
3 23 (23.96%) F5
4 15 (15.63%) CheckPoint
5 13 (13.54%) VMware
6 11 (11.46%) Huawei
7 7 (7.29%) Extreme Networks
7 7 (7.29%) Microsoft
7 7 (7.29%) Riverbed
8 6 (6.25%) Brocade
8 6 (6.25%) HP
9 4 (4.17%) Palo Alto
10 3 (3.13%) Aruba
10 3 (3.13%) EMC
10 3 (3.13%) Mitel
10 3 (3.13%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.08%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (2.08%) Dell
11 2 (2.08%) Ericsson
11 2 (2.08%) Tandberg
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