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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 143 197 178
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -19
Contract jobs citing OSPF 99 38 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.06% 0.46% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.33% 2.66% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 14
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.73% +35.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £270 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £484 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £190.00
% change year-on-year
-83.33% -5.26%
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
1856 1431 1555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.88% 17.20% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 604 602
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £213 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 118 157
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £92.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +52 70 £375 +7.14% 10
Surrey +4 13 £293 -28.22% 5
Buckinghamshire -4 6 £390 -17.89% 1
Hampshire -19 4 £273 -31.87% 7
Oxfordshire -16 3 £425 +26.86% 4
East Sussex - 3 £400 - 1
West Sussex -17 1 £295 -
Kent - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 151 (90.96%) Cisco
2 127 (76.51%) Firewall
3 107 (64.46%) BGP
4 93 (56.02%) Cisco Certification
5 92 (55.42%) CheckPoint
6 89 (53.61%) Telecoms
7 72 (43.37%) MPLS
8 70 (42.17%) VPN
9 66 (39.76%) CCNP
10 63 (37.95%) Cisco ASA
11 56 (33.73%) F5
12 55 (33.13%) LAN
13 54 (32.53%) Network Security
14 51 (30.72%) WAN
15 47 (28.31%) RIP
16 45 (27.11%) Juniper
16 45 (27.11%) EIGRP
17 41 (24.70%) ITIL
18 39 (23.49%) IPsec
19 38 (22.89%) Security Cleared
20 36 (21.69%) Network Design
20 36 (21.69%) VLAN
21 35 (21.08%) SC Cleared
21 35 (21.08%) CCIE
22 30 (18.07%) CISSP
23 29 (17.47%) CCNA
23 29 (17.47%) Wireless
24 25 (15.06%) HSRP
25 24 (14.46%) Internet
26 23 (13.86%) SSL

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (1.20%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.60%) Apache
2 1 (0.60%) Confluence
2 1 (0.60%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 8 (4.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.60%) SaaS
2 1 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (76.51%) Firewall
2 107 (64.46%) BGP
3 72 (43.37%) MPLS
4 70 (42.17%) VPN
5 63 (37.95%) Cisco ASA
6 55 (33.13%) LAN
7 54 (32.53%) Network Security
8 51 (30.72%) WAN
9 47 (28.31%) RIP
10 45 (27.11%) EIGRP
11 39 (23.49%) IPsec
12 36 (21.69%) VLAN
13 29 (17.47%) Wireless
14 25 (15.06%) HSRP
15 24 (14.46%) Internet
16 23 (13.86%) SSL
17 22 (13.25%) TCP/IP
17 22 (13.25%) Ethernet
18 21 (12.65%) Cisco Nexus
19 20 (12.05%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.60%) JIRA
1 1 (0.60%) Subversion
1 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.60%) Hudson
1 1 (0.60%) GDB
1 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
General
1 89 (53.61%) Telecoms
2 13 (7.83%) Back Office
3 6 (3.61%) Retail
3 6 (3.61%) Finance
4 3 (1.81%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.20%) Billing
5 2 (1.20%) Marketing
5 2 (1.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 68 (40.96%) IP Engineer
2 67 (40.36%) Network Engineer
3 64 (38.55%) Design Engineer
4 39 (23.49%) Security Engineer
5 18 (10.84%) Network Security Engineer
6 17 (10.24%) Network Design Engineer
7 13 (7.83%) Cisco Engineer
8 12 (7.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 12 (7.23%) Architect
9 11 (6.63%) Consultant
10 10 (6.02%) Back Office Engineer
11 9 (5.42%) IP Network Engineer
12 8 (4.82%) Network Architect
12 8 (4.82%) Senior Network Engineer
12 8 (4.82%) Support Engineer
13 7 (4.22%) Network Consultant
13 7 (4.22%) Network Support
14 6 (3.61%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
15 5 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
15 5 (3.01%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.20%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.04%) SecurID
2 7 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.01%) Cryptography
4 4 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.81%) PKI
6 2 (1.20%) DTV
6 2 (1.20%) GIS
7 1 (0.60%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.60%) Wiki
7 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.65%) Linux
2 14 (8.43%) Windows
3 8 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.81%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.20%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.20%) SUSE
6 1 (0.60%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.70%) ITIL
2 36 (21.69%) Network Design
3 22 (13.25%) Risk Assessment
4 21 (12.65%) Network Management
5 19 (11.45%) Load Balancing
6 18 (10.84%) Validation
7 17 (10.24%) Migration
8 15 (9.04%) eTOM
8 15 (9.04%) Incident Management
9 11 (6.63%) Network Architecture
9 11 (6.63%) Demand Forecasting
10 8 (4.82%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (4.22%) Time Management
11 7 (4.22%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (3.61%) Reverse Engineering
12 6 (3.61%) Service Management
12 6 (3.61%) Service Delivery
13 5 (3.01%) ITSM
14 4 (2.41%) Enterprise Architecture
14 4 (2.41%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.60%) Embedded C
1 1 (0.60%) C
1 1 (0.60%) Java
1 1 (0.60%) Perl
1 1 (0.60%) SQL
1 1 (0.60%) Ruby
1 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 93 (56.02%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (39.76%) CCNP
3 38 (22.89%) Security Cleared
4 35 (21.08%) SC Cleared
4 35 (21.08%) CCIE
5 30 (18.07%) CISSP
6 29 (17.47%) CCNA
7 17 (10.24%) Degree
8 8 (4.82%) DV Cleared
9 6 (3.61%) BC Cleared
9 6 (3.61%) CCDP
10 5 (3.01%) CCIP
11 4 (2.41%) HNC
11 4 (2.41%) HND
12 3 (1.81%) CCSP
12 3 (1.81%) Check Point Certification
13 2 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.20%) MCSE
13 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.60%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.84%) PCI DSS
2 8 (4.82%) SLA
3 5 (3.01%) QA
4 2 (1.20%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (5.42%) vSphere
2 6 (3.61%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.01%) ProxySG
3 5 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.20%) XenApp
4 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.20%) Snort
4 2 (1.20%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.60%) Samba
5 1 (0.60%) Xen
5 1 (0.60%) Postfix
5 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (4.82%) FortiGate
1 8 (4.82%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.20%) Cacti
2 2 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (1.20%) Foglight
3 1 (0.60%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.60%) Puppet
3 1 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 151 (90.96%) Cisco
2 92 (55.42%) CheckPoint
3 56 (33.73%) F5
4 45 (27.11%) Juniper
5 19 (11.45%) Microsoft
6 18 (10.84%) Fortinet
7 15 (9.04%) Tufin
7 15 (9.04%) AlgoSec
8 12 (7.23%) Blue Coat
8 12 (7.23%) Nokia
9 11 (6.63%) VMware
9 11 (6.63%) CA
10 10 (6.02%) Redback
10 10 (6.02%) Radware
11 7 (4.22%) HP
12 5 (3.01%) BT
12 5 (3.01%) Citrix
12 5 (3.01%) Ericsson
12 5 (3.01%) Huawei
12 5 (3.01%) SolarWinds
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