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 26 March 2015 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 184 185 171
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -14
Contract jobs citing OSPF 71 57 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.71% 0.62% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.52% 3.54% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 23
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.43% +54.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £214 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £103.94 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.13% +196.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £103.94 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-71.13% +219.80%
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
2018 1608 1546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.29% 17.57% 19.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 971 670 601
Average daily rate £343 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 142 152
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.98 £13.50 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -7.48%

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 26 March 2015.

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 26 March 2015. 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 +10 54 £475 +90.00% 12
Buckinghamshire +1 6 £350 - 4
Surrey -10 4 £316 -38.44% 2
Hampshire - 4 £348 - 5
Oxfordshire -20 3 £225 -29.68% 1
East Sussex - 1 £370 -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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.

1 148 (90.80%) Cisco
2 114 (69.94%) Firewall
3 110 (67.48%) BGP
4 99 (60.74%) Cisco Certification
5 85 (52.15%) Telecoms
6 77 (47.24%) CheckPoint
7 75 (46.01%) CCNP
8 73 (44.79%) MPLS
9 72 (44.17%) VPN
10 61 (37.42%) LAN
11 58 (35.58%) WAN
12 57 (34.97%) Cisco ASA
13 54 (33.13%) Network Security
14 52 (31.90%) F5
15 47 (28.83%) EIGRP
16 45 (27.61%) RIP
17 41 (25.15%) Security Cleared
18 40 (24.54%) Juniper
19 39 (23.93%) CCIE
19 39 (23.93%) IPsec
20 38 (23.31%) ITIL
21 37 (22.70%) CCNA
22 36 (22.09%) SC Cleared
23 34 (20.86%) Wireless
24 33 (20.25%) VLAN
25 32 (19.63%) Network Design
26 31 (19.02%) CISSP
27 27 (16.56%) Internet
28 26 (15.95%) SSL
29 24 (14.72%) TCP/IP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 4 (2.45%) Lync
2 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.23%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.23%) Apache
2 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (1.23%) Confluence
2 2 (1.23%) MediaWiki
2 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.61%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (2.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (69.94%) Firewall
2 110 (67.48%) BGP
3 73 (44.79%) MPLS
4 72 (44.17%) VPN
5 61 (37.42%) LAN
6 58 (35.58%) WAN
7 57 (34.97%) Cisco ASA
8 54 (33.13%) Network Security
9 47 (28.83%) EIGRP
10 45 (27.61%) RIP
11 39 (23.93%) IPsec
12 34 (20.86%) Wireless
13 33 (20.25%) VLAN
14 27 (16.56%) Internet
15 26 (15.95%) SSL
16 24 (14.72%) TCP/IP
17 22 (13.50%) HSRP
18 21 (12.88%) Cisco Nexus
18 21 (12.88%) Ethernet
19 20 (12.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.61%) MySQL
2 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.23%) JIRA
1 2 (1.23%) Subversion
1 2 (1.23%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.23%) Hudson
General
1 85 (52.15%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.75%) Back Office
3 5 (3.07%) Retail
3 5 (3.07%) Finance
4 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.23%) Electronics
4 2 (1.23%) Marketing
5 1 (0.61%) Billing
Job Titles
1 65 (39.88%) Network Engineer
2 63 (38.65%) IP Engineer
3 57 (34.97%) Design Engineer
4 36 (22.09%) Security Engineer
5 18 (11.04%) Network Security Engineer
6 15 (9.20%) Network Design Engineer
7 14 (8.59%) Cisco Engineer
8 13 (7.98%) Architect
9 10 (6.13%) Consultant
9 10 (6.13%) Network Architect
9 10 (6.13%) IP Network Engineer
10 9 (5.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 9 (5.52%) Back Office Engineer
10 9 (5.52%) Support Engineer
11 7 (4.29%) Network Support
11 7 (4.29%) Senior Network Engineer
11 7 (4.29%) Network Consultant
12 6 (3.68%) Network Specialist
13 5 (3.07%) Network Design Specialist
13 5 (3.07%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.23%) CSS
2 1 (0.61%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.20%) SecurID
2 7 (4.29%) Cryptography
2 7 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.68%) PKI
4 4 (2.45%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.84%) GIS
6 2 (1.23%) DTV
6 2 (1.23%) Wiki
7 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.61%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.72%) Linux
2 14 (8.59%) Windows
3 8 (4.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.45%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.84%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.84%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.84%) SUSE
7 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.23%) UNIX
7 2 (1.23%) CentOS
8 1 (0.61%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.31%) ITIL
2 32 (19.63%) Network Design
3 24 (14.72%) Risk Assessment
4 23 (14.11%) Load Balancing
5 20 (12.27%) Migration
6 17 (10.43%) Validation
7 16 (9.82%) Network Management
8 15 (9.20%) Incident Management
8 15 (9.20%) eTOM
9 11 (6.75%) Demand Forecasting
10 10 (6.13%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (4.91%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (4.29%) Reverse Engineering
12 7 (4.29%) Enterprise Architecture
13 6 (3.68%) Time Management
13 6 (3.68%) Network Architecture
14 5 (3.07%) Service Management
14 5 (3.07%) Service Delivery
15 4 (2.45%) Change Management
16 3 (1.84%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.23%) Java
1 2 (1.23%) Perl
1 2 (1.23%) SQL
1 2 (1.23%) Ruby
1 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 99 (60.74%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (46.01%) CCNP
3 41 (25.15%) Security Cleared
4 39 (23.93%) CCIE
5 37 (22.70%) CCNA
6 36 (22.09%) SC Cleared
7 31 (19.02%) CISSP
8 18 (11.04%) Degree
9 10 (6.13%) CCDP
10 9 (5.52%) DV Cleared
11 8 (4.91%) CCIP
12 7 (4.29%) BC Cleared
13 5 (3.07%) CCSP
13 5 (3.07%) Check Point Certification
14 4 (2.45%) HNC
14 4 (2.45%) HND
15 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
16 2 (1.23%) CCSA
16 2 (1.23%) MCSE
16 2 (1.23%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.27%) PCI DSS
2 10 (6.13%) SLA
3 4 (2.45%) QA
3 4 (2.45%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (5.52%) vSphere
2 6 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.07%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.84%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.23%) iptables
6 2 (1.23%) Samba
6 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.23%) Postfix
6 2 (1.23%) XenApp
6 2 (1.23%) XenServer
6 2 (1.23%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.61%) Snort
7 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (4.29%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.07%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (2.45%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.23%) Foglight
4 2 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.23%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.23%) Cacti
4 2 (1.23%) Puppet
5 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.61%) Salt
Vendors
1 148 (90.80%) Cisco
2 77 (47.24%) CheckPoint
3 52 (31.90%) F5
4 40 (24.54%) Juniper
5 19 (11.66%) Microsoft
6 18 (11.04%) Fortinet
7 15 (9.20%) Tufin
7 15 (9.20%) AlgoSec
8 13 (7.98%) VMware
9 11 (6.75%) CA
10 10 (6.13%) Blue Coat
11 9 (5.52%) Nokia
12 7 (4.29%) Redback
12 7 (4.29%) Citrix
12 7 (4.29%) Radware
13 6 (3.68%) BT
13 6 (3.68%) HP
14 5 (3.07%) McAfee
15 4 (2.45%) SolarWinds
16 3 (1.84%) ProCurve
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