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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 182 198 186
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -12
Contract jobs citing OSPF 60 71 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.78% 0.75% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.83% 3.97% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 30
Median daily rate £425 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £275 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £440 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.06 £42.31 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-47.86% +41.01%
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
1565 1787 1876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.22% 18.89% 18.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 864 964 881
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 120 111
Median hourly rate £41.00 £32.50 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% +40.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 December 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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the South East region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -11 23 £347 -7.53% 3
Hampshire +9 15 £438 +25.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +23 8 £525 +35.48% 1
Surrey +24 6 £463 +63.71% 4
Middlesex - 5 £400 -
West Sussex +7 2 £374 +10.74%
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 80 (86.02%) BGP
2 78 (83.87%) Cisco
3 66 (70.97%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (61.29%) CCNP
5 49 (52.69%) Juniper
6 45 (48.39%) Firewall
7 42 (45.16%) WAN
8 38 (40.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 36 (38.71%) Data Centre
10 35 (37.63%) MPLS
11 33 (35.48%) Cisco ASA
12 31 (33.33%) VPN
13 29 (31.18%) LAN
13 29 (31.18%) Security Cleared
14 27 (29.03%) CCNA
14 27 (29.03%) F5
15 22 (23.66%) VLAN
16 21 (22.58%) DNS
17 20 (21.51%) Ethernet
17 20 (21.51%) IPsec
17 20 (21.51%) SC Cleared
18 18 (19.35%) Load Balancing
19 16 (17.20%) Network Security
19 16 (17.20%) CheckPoint
20 15 (16.13%) VMware
21 14 (15.05%) Telecoms
21 14 (15.05%) EIGRP
21 14 (15.05%) ITIL
21 14 (15.05%) TCP/IP
21 14 (15.05%) Cisco IOS

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.15%) CMS
2 1 (1.08%) Apache
2 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.08%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) MS Office
2 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 80 (86.02%) BGP
2 45 (48.39%) Firewall
3 42 (45.16%) WAN
4 38 (40.86%) Cisco Nexus
5 35 (37.63%) MPLS
6 33 (35.48%) Cisco ASA
7 31 (33.33%) VPN
8 29 (31.18%) LAN
9 22 (23.66%) VLAN
10 21 (22.58%) DNS
11 20 (21.51%) Ethernet
11 20 (21.51%) IPsec
12 16 (17.20%) Network Security
13 14 (15.05%) Cisco IOS
13 14 (15.05%) EIGRP
13 14 (15.05%) TCP/IP
14 13 (13.98%) SNMP
15 12 (12.90%) HSRP
15 12 (12.90%) SSL
15 12 (12.90%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (15.05%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.15%) Finance
2 2 (2.15%) Games
3 1 (1.08%) Banking
3 1 (1.08%) Billing
3 1 (1.08%) Electronics
3 1 (1.08%) Legal
3 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (52.69%) Network Engineer
2 20 (21.51%) Cisco Engineer
3 19 (20.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 14 (15.05%) Security Engineer
5 13 (13.98%) Network Security Engineer
6 11 (11.83%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 9 (9.68%) Consultant
8 8 (8.60%) Architect
9 7 (7.53%) Juniper Engineer
10 6 (6.45%) NOC Engineer
10 6 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (5.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 5 (5.38%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
11 5 (5.38%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
11 5 (5.38%) Firewall Architect
11 5 (5.38%) Firewall Engineer
12 4 (4.30%) Cisco Consultant
12 4 (4.30%) Cisco Network Administrator
12 4 (4.30%) Network Security Administrator
12 4 (4.30%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.30%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.23%) Middleware
3 2 (2.15%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.08%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.08%) CSS
4 1 (1.08%) HTML
4 1 (1.08%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (38.71%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (5.38%) IPTV
2 5 (5.38%) PKI
2 5 (5.38%) Video on Demand
3 4 (4.30%) STB
4 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.23%) Over-the-Top Content
4 3 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.15%) Digital TV
5 2 (2.15%) MPEG
5 2 (2.15%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.08%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.08%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.08%) e-Health
6 1 (1.08%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.08%) PMI
6 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.90%) Windows
2 9 (9.68%) Linux
3 6 (6.45%) Unix
4 3 (3.23%) Android
4 3 (3.23%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.15%) AIX
5 2 (2.15%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.08%) FreeBSD
6 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.08%) Solaris
6 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.35%) Load Balancing
2 14 (15.05%) ITIL
3 7 (7.53%) Network Management
4 6 (6.45%) Migration
4 6 (6.45%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.38%) Change Management
5 5 (5.38%) High Availability
6 4 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.30%) Network Architecture
6 4 (4.30%) Network Design
7 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 3 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (3.23%) Presales
8 2 (2.15%) Boundary Protection
8 2 (2.15%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.15%) Change Control
8 2 (2.15%) DDoS Mitigation
8 2 (2.15%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.15%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (2.15%) Video Content Ingestion
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.15%) C
2 1 (1.08%) Java
2 1 (1.08%) Perl
2 1 (1.08%) PHP
2 1 (1.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (70.97%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (61.29%) CCNP
3 29 (31.18%) Security Cleared
4 27 (29.03%) CCNA
5 20 (21.51%) SC Cleared
6 9 (9.68%) CCIE
7 7 (7.53%) CCDP
7 7 (7.53%) DV Cleared
8 6 (6.45%) JNCIS
9 5 (5.38%) CCIP
9 5 (5.38%) CCVP
9 5 (5.38%) JNCIA
10 3 (3.23%) Degree
11 2 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.08%) CCSA
12 1 (1.08%) CCSE
12 1 (1.08%) CISSP
12 1 (1.08%) JNCIP
12 1 (1.08%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.53%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (10.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.30%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.23%) vSphere
4 2 (2.15%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.08%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.08%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) Cisco Prime
1 4 (4.30%) Nagios
2 3 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.23%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.15%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.08%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.08%) Nessus
4 1 (1.08%) OpenView
Vendors
1 78 (83.87%) Cisco
2 49 (52.69%) Juniper
3 27 (29.03%) F5
4 16 (17.20%) CheckPoint
5 15 (16.13%) VMware
6 9 (9.68%) Extreme Networks
7 7 (7.53%) Microsoft
7 7 (7.53%) Riverbed
8 6 (6.45%) Brocade
8 6 (6.45%) Huawei
9 4 (4.30%) HP
9 4 (4.30%) Palo Alto
10 3 (3.23%) Aruba
10 3 (3.23%) Dell
10 3 (3.23%) EMC
10 3 (3.23%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.23%) Tandberg
11 2 (2.15%) Apple
11 2 (2.15%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (2.15%) Fortinet
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