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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 183 166 204
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +38
Contract jobs citing OSPF 63 99 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.74% 1.04% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.58% 4.97% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 32 18
Average daily rate £356 £364 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -15.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £264 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £470 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £44.00 - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
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
1758 1991 1499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.53% 20.87% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 961 638
Average daily rate £352 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 116 125
Average hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

OSPF Hourly Rate Histogram 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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -23 37 £363 -3.33% 8
Surrey -10 11 £275 -5.98% 9
Hampshire +11 10 £275 +0.91% 5
Buckinghamshire +10 2 - - 4
Kent - 1 £201 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £438 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 124 (87.32%) Cisco
1 124 (87.32%) BGP
2 79 (55.63%) Firewall
3 76 (53.52%) Cisco Certification
4 74 (52.11%) LAN
4 74 (52.11%) MPLS
5 67 (47.18%) WAN
6 62 (43.66%) Juniper
7 54 (38.03%) VPN
8 52 (36.62%) TCP/IP
9 51 (35.92%) CCNP
10 48 (33.80%) Data Centre
11 45 (31.69%) VLAN
12 42 (29.58%) DNS
13 41 (28.87%) Cisco ASA
14 40 (28.17%) EIGRP
15 39 (27.46%) CheckPoint
16 38 (26.76%) IPsec
17 32 (22.54%) Cisco Nexus
17 32 (22.54%) F5
18 31 (21.83%) CCNA
19 29 (20.42%) Security Cleared
20 27 (19.01%) Ethernet
20 27 (19.01%) Telecoms
21 26 (18.31%) Wireless
21 26 (18.31%) SNMP
22 25 (17.61%) DHCP
22 25 (17.61%) Load Balancing
22 25 (17.61%) HSRP
23 24 (16.90%) Network Design

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (2.11%) CMS
1 3 (2.11%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.70%) Confluence
3 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.70%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.23%) SaaS
2 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.11%) IaaS
4 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 124 (87.32%) BGP
2 79 (55.63%) Firewall
3 74 (52.11%) LAN
3 74 (52.11%) MPLS
4 67 (47.18%) WAN
5 54 (38.03%) VPN
6 52 (36.62%) TCP/IP
7 45 (31.69%) VLAN
8 42 (29.58%) DNS
9 41 (28.87%) Cisco ASA
10 40 (28.17%) EIGRP
11 38 (26.76%) IPsec
12 32 (22.54%) Cisco Nexus
13 27 (19.01%) Ethernet
14 26 (18.31%) SNMP
14 26 (18.31%) Wireless
15 25 (17.61%) DHCP
15 25 (17.61%) HSRP
16 21 (14.79%) Network Security
17 20 (14.08%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.70%) MariaDB
1 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.70%) MySQL
1 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.70%) GitLab
2 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.70%) JIRA
2 1 (0.70%) RSpec
General
1 27 (19.01%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.04%) Finance
3 4 (2.82%) Back Office
3 4 (2.82%) Games
3 4 (2.82%) Multimedia
4 3 (2.11%) Banking
5 2 (1.41%) Military
6 1 (0.70%) Electronics
6 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 82 (57.75%) Network Engineer
2 27 (19.01%) Cisco Engineer
3 24 (16.90%) Senior Network Engineer
4 19 (13.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 14 (9.86%) IP Engineer
6 13 (9.15%) Support Engineer
7 10 (7.04%) Network Support
8 9 (6.34%) IP Network Engineer
9 8 (5.63%) Design Engineer
9 8 (5.63%) IP Design Engineer
9 8 (5.63%) LAN Engineer
9 8 (5.63%) LAN/WAN Engineer
9 8 (5.63%) Network Support Engineer
9 8 (5.63%) WAN Engineer
10 7 (4.93%) Security Engineer
11 6 (4.23%) Consultant
11 6 (4.23%) Network Security Engineer
11 6 (4.23%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 6 (4.23%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 6 (4.23%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.27%) 802.1X
2 6 (4.23%) CSS
3 5 (3.52%) XML
4 4 (2.82%) Silverlight
5 3 (2.11%) RSS
6 1 (0.70%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.70%) MCollective
6 1 (0.70%) REST
6 1 (0.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 48 (33.80%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.23%) Cryptography
2 6 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.52%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.52%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.82%) DTV
4 4 (2.82%) IPTV
4 4 (2.82%) MPEG
4 4 (2.82%) PKI
4 4 (2.82%) Streaming Video
4 4 (2.82%) Video on Demand
5 3 (2.11%) e-Health
5 3 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.41%) Clustering
6 2 (1.41%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.38%) Linux
2 16 (11.27%) Windows
3 9 (6.34%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.23%) Unix
5 4 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.11%) CatOS
7 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.70%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.70%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.61%) Load Balancing
2 24 (16.90%) Network Design
3 20 (14.08%) ITIL
4 18 (12.68%) Migration
5 12 (8.45%) High Availability
6 9 (6.34%) Network Management
6 9 (6.34%) Validation
7 8 (5.63%) Change Management
7 8 (5.63%) Incident Management
8 6 (4.23%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.52%) Service Management
9 5 (3.52%) Time Management
10 4 (2.82%) Information Security
10 4 (2.82%) Network Load Balancing
10 4 (2.82%) Performance Analysis
10 4 (2.82%) Video Processing
11 3 (2.11%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (2.11%) Information Management
11 3 (2.11%) Operations Management
11 3 (2.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.41%) Perl
2 2 (1.41%) Python
2 2 (1.41%) SQL
3 1 (0.70%) Ruby
3 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 76 (53.52%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (35.92%) CCNP
3 31 (21.83%) CCNA
4 29 (20.42%) Security Cleared
5 23 (16.20%) CCIE
5 23 (16.20%) SC Cleared
6 11 (7.75%) Degree
7 6 (4.23%) CCSA
7 6 (4.23%) DV Cleared
7 6 (4.23%) JNCIA
7 6 (4.23%) JNCIP
8 5 (3.52%) CCSE
9 4 (2.82%) CCDE
9 4 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.11%) JNCIS
10 3 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.41%) CCDP
11 2 (1.41%) CCENT
11 2 (1.41%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (1.41%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.52%) SLA
2 4 (2.82%) QA
3 2 (1.41%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.63%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.11%) iptables
3 3 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.11%) vSphere
4 2 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.41%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.41%) XenApp
4 2 (1.41%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.70%) Btrfs
5 1 (0.70%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.70%) Docker
5 1 (0.70%) KVM
5 1 (0.70%) LXC
5 1 (0.70%) Snort
5 1 (0.70%) Squid
5 1 (0.70%) Varnish
5 1 (0.70%) vCloud
5 1 (0.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (4.23%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (3.52%) OpenView
2 5 (3.52%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (2.82%) Cacti
3 4 (2.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (2.82%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (2.11%) Nessus
5 2 (1.41%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.70%) Ansible
6 1 (0.70%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.70%) Foglight
6 1 (0.70%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.70%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.70%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.70%) Puppet
6 1 (0.70%) SCCM
6 1 (0.70%) systemd
Vendors
1 124 (87.32%) Cisco
2 62 (43.66%) Juniper
3 39 (27.46%) CheckPoint
4 32 (22.54%) F5
5 21 (14.79%) HP
6 12 (8.45%) VMware
7 11 (7.75%) Aruba
7 11 (7.75%) SolarWinds
8 10 (7.04%) Palo Alto
9 9 (6.34%) Microsoft
10 8 (5.63%) Brocade
10 8 (5.63%) Citrix
10 8 (5.63%) NetScout
11 6 (4.23%) Intel Security
12 5 (3.52%) Avaya
12 5 (3.52%) Fortinet
13 4 (2.82%) Adobe
13 4 (2.82%) Qualys
13 4 (2.82%) Riverbed
13 4 (2.82%) Verint