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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 196 178 180
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Contract jobs citing OSPF 60 71 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.60% 0.75% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.99% 4.19% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 22
Average daily rate
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£400 £298 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.45% -0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £206 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £511 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £103.94 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.13% +219.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £103.94 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-61.51% +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
2010 1694 1667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.08% 17.91% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 976 751 694
Average daily rate £350 £325 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +2.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 116 161
Average hourly rate £36.00 £21.13 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.41% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.50 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £57.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -7 39 £475 +111.11% 12
Buckinghamshire +3 7 £335 +34.00%
Hampshire -13 5 £374 +52.63% 6
Surrey -5 3 £340 -33.81% 4
Oxfordshire -18 3 £225 +50.00% 1
Kent -2 2 - -
East Sussex - 1 £370 - 2
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 140 (88.61%) Cisco
2 111 (70.25%) BGP
2 111 (70.25%) Firewall
3 95 (60.13%) Cisco Certification
4 81 (51.27%) Telecoms
5 75 (47.47%) CheckPoint
6 74 (46.84%) VPN
7 72 (45.57%) MPLS
8 71 (44.94%) CCNP
9 59 (37.34%) LAN
10 56 (35.44%) WAN
11 52 (32.91%) Cisco ASA
12 50 (31.65%) Network Security
13 49 (31.01%) F5
14 46 (29.11%) EIGRP
15 45 (28.48%) RIP
16 43 (27.22%) Juniper
17 38 (24.05%) Security Cleared
18 36 (22.78%) CCIE
18 36 (22.78%) IPsec
19 34 (21.52%) Wireless
19 34 (21.52%) CCNA
19 34 (21.52%) ITIL
20 33 (20.89%) SC Cleared
21 32 (20.25%) CISSP
22 30 (18.99%) TCP/IP
22 30 (18.99%) Network Design
23 29 (18.35%) VLAN
24 27 (17.09%) SSL
24 27 (17.09%) Internet

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (2.53%) Lync
2 2 (1.27%) Confluence
2 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (1.27%) Apache
2 2 (1.27%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.27%) CMS
2 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.27%) MediaWiki
2 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.63%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 111 (70.25%) BGP
1 111 (70.25%) Firewall
2 74 (46.84%) VPN
3 72 (45.57%) MPLS
4 59 (37.34%) LAN
5 56 (35.44%) WAN
6 52 (32.91%) Cisco ASA
7 50 (31.65%) Network Security
8 46 (29.11%) EIGRP
9 45 (28.48%) RIP
10 36 (22.78%) IPsec
11 34 (21.52%) Wireless
12 30 (18.99%) TCP/IP
13 29 (18.35%) VLAN
14 27 (17.09%) SSL
14 27 (17.09%) Internet
15 24 (15.19%) Cisco Nexus
16 23 (14.56%) HSRP
17 20 (12.66%) WLAN
17 20 (12.66%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.27%) JIRA
1 2 (1.27%) Subversion
1 2 (1.27%) Hudson
1 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
General
1 81 (51.27%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.96%) Back Office
3 6 (3.80%) Retail
4 4 (2.53%) Finance
5 2 (1.27%) Marketing
5 2 (1.27%) Billing
5 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.27%) Games
5 2 (1.27%) Electronics
6 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 63 (39.87%) Network Engineer
2 59 (37.34%) IP Engineer
3 53 (33.54%) Design Engineer
4 41 (25.95%) Security Engineer
5 22 (13.92%) Network Security Engineer
6 14 (8.86%) Network Design Engineer
7 12 (7.59%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (7.59%) Architect
8 9 (5.70%) Back Office Engineer
8 9 (5.70%) Senior Network Engineer
8 9 (5.70%) Network Architect
8 9 (5.70%) IP Network Engineer
9 8 (5.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 8 (5.06%) Consultant
9 8 (5.06%) Support Engineer
10 6 (3.80%) Network Support
10 6 (3.80%) Network Specialist
11 5 (3.16%) Network Consultant
11 5 (3.16%) Network Design Specialist
12 4 (2.53%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.27%) Silverlight
1 2 (1.27%) CSS
2 1 (0.63%) LAMP
2 1 (0.63%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.49%) SecurID
2 9 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.80%) PKI
4 4 (2.53%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.53%) DTV
5 3 (1.90%) GIS
5 3 (1.90%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.27%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.27%) Wiki
6 2 (1.27%) STB
6 2 (1.27%) IPTV
6 2 (1.27%) MPEG
6 2 (1.27%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.63%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.56%) Linux
2 10 (6.33%) Windows
3 6 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.53%) Ubuntu
4 4 (2.53%) UNIX
4 4 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.90%) SUSE
5 3 (1.90%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.27%) CentOS
6 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.63%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (21.52%) ITIL
2 30 (18.99%) Network Design
3 23 (14.56%) Risk Assessment
4 20 (12.66%) Load Balancing
5 19 (12.03%) Validation
5 19 (12.03%) Migration
6 15 (9.49%) eTOM
6 15 (9.49%) Incident Management
7 12 (7.59%) Network Management
8 11 (6.96%) Demand Forecasting
9 9 (5.70%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (3.80%) Reverse Engineering
11 6 (3.80%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (2.53%) Service Management
12 4 (2.53%) Service Delivery
12 4 (2.53%) Change Management
13 3 (1.90%) Deep Packet Inspection
13 3 (1.90%) Mentoring
13 3 (1.90%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.90%) Perl
2 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.27%) Ruby
2 2 (1.27%) Java
2 2 (1.27%) SQL
3 1 (0.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 95 (60.13%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (44.94%) CCNP
3 38 (24.05%) Security Cleared
4 36 (22.78%) CCIE
5 34 (21.52%) CCNA
6 33 (20.89%) SC Cleared
7 32 (20.25%) CISSP
8 17 (10.76%) Degree
9 10 (6.33%) CCDP
10 9 (5.70%) DV Cleared
11 7 (4.43%) CCIP
11 7 (4.43%) BC Cleared
12 6 (3.80%) Check Point Certification
13 5 (3.16%) CCSP
14 4 (2.53%) CCSE
14 4 (2.53%) HNC
14 4 (2.53%) HND
15 3 (1.90%) CCSA
16 2 (1.27%) JNCIS
17 1 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.66%) PCI DSS
2 9 (5.70%) SLA
3 3 (1.90%) QA
3 3 (1.90%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (5.06%) vSphere
2 4 (2.53%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.53%) Snort
3 3 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.90%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.27%) Postfix
4 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.27%) XenApp
4 2 (1.27%) XenServer
4 2 (1.27%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.27%) Samba
4 2 (1.27%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.27%) iptables
Systems Management
1 8 (5.06%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.53%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (2.53%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.27%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.27%) Puppet
4 1 (0.63%) Salt
4 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.63%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.63%) Cacti
Vendors
1 140 (88.61%) Cisco
2 75 (47.47%) CheckPoint
3 49 (31.01%) F5
4 43 (27.22%) Juniper
5 19 (12.03%) Microsoft
6 18 (11.39%) Fortinet
7 15 (9.49%) Tufin
7 15 (9.49%) AlgoSec
8 12 (7.59%) Blue Coat
8 12 (7.59%) CA
9 10 (6.33%) VMware
10 8 (5.06%) Nokia
11 7 (4.43%) BT
11 7 (4.43%) Citrix
12 5 (3.16%) Radware
12 5 (3.16%) Redback
13 4 (2.53%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.53%) Sourcefire
13 4 (2.53%) HP
14 3 (1.90%) Red Hat
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