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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 158 197 157
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -40
Contract jobs citing OSPF 86 33 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.93% 0.39% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.97% 2.12% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 12 14
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£350 £328 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +7.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £479 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.47%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1729 1555 2036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.78% 18.34% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 691 570
Average daily rate £338 £342 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +3.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 125 192
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £13.15 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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 30 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 30 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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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 +42 60 £420 +29.23% 3
Hampshire 0 11 £287 -12.95% 4
Surrey +4 6 £481 -1.28%
Kent - 4 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire -3 3 - -
West Sussex -5 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 30 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.

1 123 (82.00%) Cisco
2 109 (72.67%) Firewall
3 99 (66.00%) BGP
4 94 (62.67%) Cisco Certification
5 84 (56.00%) CheckPoint
6 77 (51.33%) MPLS
7 66 (44.00%) Telecoms
8 60 (40.00%) CCNP
8 60 (40.00%) VPN
9 58 (38.67%) Juniper
9 58 (38.67%) Cisco ASA
10 51 (34.00%) CCIE
11 43 (28.67%) Network Design
12 39 (26.00%) LAN
13 38 (25.33%) Network Management
14 37 (24.67%) Network Security
15 36 (24.00%) WAN
15 36 (24.00%) IPsec
16 35 (23.33%) VoIP
17 34 (22.67%) Cisco PIX
18 32 (21.33%) CISSP
19 30 (20.00%) SNMP
20 28 (18.67%) Cisco Nexus
21 27 (18.00%) F5
21 27 (18.00%) Load Balancing
22 26 (17.33%) TCP/IP
22 26 (17.33%) Ethernet
23 25 (16.67%) CCNA
23 25 (16.67%) FWSM
24 24 (16.00%) Security Cleared

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (8.00%) Apache
2 5 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.67%) Lync
3 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.67%) IIS
4 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 109 (72.67%) Firewall
2 99 (66.00%) BGP
3 77 (51.33%) MPLS
4 60 (40.00%) VPN
5 58 (38.67%) Cisco ASA
6 39 (26.00%) LAN
7 37 (24.67%) Network Security
8 36 (24.00%) WAN
8 36 (24.00%) IPsec
9 35 (23.33%) VoIP
10 34 (22.67%) Cisco PIX
11 30 (20.00%) SNMP
12 28 (18.67%) Cisco Nexus
13 26 (17.33%) TCP/IP
13 26 (17.33%) Ethernet
14 25 (16.67%) FWSM
15 22 (14.67%) DNS
16 20 (13.33%) HSRP
16 20 (13.33%) VLAN
17 17 (11.33%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (4.00%) GDB
2 2 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 66 (44.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.67%) Finance
3 3 (2.00%) Banking
3 3 (2.00%) Local Government
4 2 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.67%) Legal
5 1 (0.67%) Back Office
5 1 (0.67%) Retail
5 1 (0.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 53 (35.33%) Design Engineer
2 50 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 45 (30.00%) IP Engineer
4 30 (20.00%) Security Engineer
5 17 (11.33%) Network Security Engineer
6 14 (9.33%) Architect
6 14 (9.33%) Network Design Engineer
7 13 (8.67%) Consultant
8 12 (8.00%) Network Consultant
9 9 (6.00%) Test Engineer
10 7 (4.67%) Firewall Engineer
11 6 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
11 6 (4.00%) Network Architect
11 6 (4.00%) Senior Security Engineer
11 6 (4.00%) Senior Design Engineer
11 6 (4.00%) RAN Engineer
11 6 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (3.33%) Security Consultant
13 4 (2.67%) IP Network Engineer
13 4 (2.67%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.33%) CSS
2 1 (0.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.00%) SecurID
2 2 (1.33%) Cryptography
2 2 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.67%) Visualisation
3 1 (0.67%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.00%) Windows
1 12 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (2.67%) UNIX
4 1 (0.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (28.67%) Network Design
2 38 (25.33%) Network Management
3 27 (18.00%) Load Balancing
4 17 (11.33%) ITIL
5 13 (8.67%) Risk Assessment
5 13 (8.67%) Network Architecture
6 11 (7.33%) Service Delivery
7 9 (6.00%) Service Management
8 8 (5.33%) Incident Management
8 8 (5.33%) Validation
9 7 (4.67%) Change Management
9 7 (4.67%) Capacity Management
10 6 (4.00%) Demand Forecasting
10 6 (4.00%) eTOM
10 6 (4.00%) Time Management
10 6 (4.00%) Project Management
11 4 (2.67%) Migration
12 3 (2.00%) E-Commerce
12 3 (2.00%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (2.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.00%) C
2 5 (3.33%) Embedded C
2 5 (3.33%) SQL
2 5 (3.33%) VB
3 1 (0.67%) Perl
3 1 (0.67%) Python
3 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 94 (62.67%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (40.00%) CCNP
3 51 (34.00%) CCIE
4 32 (21.33%) CISSP
5 25 (16.67%) CCNA
6 24 (16.00%) Security Cleared
7 19 (12.67%) Check Point Certification
8 18 (12.00%) CCSP
8 18 (12.00%) SC Cleared
9 16 (10.67%) CCDP
10 6 (4.00%) CCIP
11 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (3.33%) MCSE
11 5 (3.33%) DV Cleared
11 5 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (2.67%) Degree
13 3 (2.00%) BC Cleared
13 3 (2.00%) CCSA
14 2 (1.33%) CCSE
14 2 (1.33%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.00%) QA
3 2 (1.33%) SLA
4 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.67%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.67%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (7.33%) vSphere
2 6 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.67%) XenApp
3 4 (2.67%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.33%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.33%) Snort
4 2 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 15 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.33%) OPNET
2 5 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 123 (82.00%) Cisco
2 84 (56.00%) CheckPoint
3 58 (38.67%) Juniper
4 27 (18.00%) F5
5 18 (12.00%) Nokia
6 15 (10.00%) Redback
7 14 (9.33%) Radware
8 13 (8.67%) Blue Coat
9 11 (7.33%) Huawei
10 9 (6.00%) HP
11 8 (5.33%) Fortinet
11 8 (5.33%) Ericsson
11 8 (5.33%) Microsoft
12 6 (4.00%) Brocade
12 6 (4.00%) VMware
12 6 (4.00%) BT
13 5 (3.33%) Nortel
13 5 (3.33%) Citrix
13 5 (3.33%) Business Objects
13 5 (3.33%) 3PAR
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