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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 151 192 153
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -39
Contract jobs citing OSPF 91 40 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.99% 0.45% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.02% 2.46% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 15 14
Average daily rate
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£368 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.92%
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
1811 1629 2068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.80% 18.41% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 746 615
Average daily rate £347 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 104 184
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +46 58 £450 +24.13% 4
Hampshire 0 13 £252 -23.63% 3
Surrey +5 10 £405 -16.92% 4
Buckinghamshire 0 4 - -
Kent - 4 £350 - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £275 -
East Sussex - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 135 (88.24%) Cisco
2 120 (78.43%) Firewall
3 100 (65.36%) BGP
4 98 (64.05%) Cisco Certification
5 90 (58.82%) CheckPoint
6 72 (47.06%) MPLS
7 67 (43.79%) Juniper
8 66 (43.14%) Cisco ASA
9 64 (41.83%) Telecoms
10 61 (39.87%) CCNP
11 58 (37.91%) VPN
12 56 (36.60%) CCIE
13 42 (27.45%) Network Management
13 42 (27.45%) Network Design
14 40 (26.14%) Network Security
15 39 (25.49%) IPsec
16 38 (24.84%) LAN
17 37 (24.18%) VoIP
18 36 (23.53%) Cisco PIX
19 35 (22.88%) WAN
20 33 (21.57%) SNMP
20 33 (21.57%) F5
20 33 (21.57%) Cisco Nexus
21 32 (20.92%) Load Balancing
22 30 (19.61%) CISSP
23 28 (18.30%) FWSM
24 26 (16.99%) TCP/IP
24 26 (16.99%) DNS
25 25 (16.34%) VLAN
26 24 (15.69%) CCNA

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (7.84%) Apache
2 4 (2.61%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (2.61%) Lync
2 4 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 120 (78.43%) Firewall
2 100 (65.36%) BGP
3 72 (47.06%) MPLS
4 66 (43.14%) Cisco ASA
5 58 (37.91%) VPN
6 40 (26.14%) Network Security
7 39 (25.49%) IPsec
8 38 (24.84%) LAN
9 37 (24.18%) VoIP
10 36 (23.53%) Cisco PIX
11 35 (22.88%) WAN
12 33 (21.57%) SNMP
12 33 (21.57%) Cisco Nexus
13 28 (18.30%) FWSM
14 26 (16.99%) TCP/IP
14 26 (16.99%) DNS
15 25 (16.34%) VLAN
16 18 (11.76%) EIGRP
16 18 (11.76%) RIP
17 17 (11.11%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 7 (4.58%) GDB
2 2 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 64 (41.83%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.19%) Finance
3 3 (1.96%) Banking
4 2 (1.31%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.31%) Local Government
5 1 (0.65%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.65%) Legal
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 55 (35.95%) Design Engineer
2 51 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 51 (33.33%) IP Engineer
3 26 (16.99%) Security Engineer
4 17 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
5 15 (9.80%) Architect
6 14 (9.15%) Consultant
7 13 (8.50%) Network Consultant
8 11 (7.19%) Network Design Engineer
9 7 (4.58%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (4.58%) Firewall Engineer
10 6 (3.92%) Senior Design Engineer
10 6 (3.92%) Security Consultant
10 6 (3.92%) Network Architect
10 6 (3.92%) Senior Security Engineer
10 6 (3.92%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (3.27%) Cisco Engineer
11 5 (3.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (3.27%) IP Network Engineer
11 5 (3.27%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.31%) CSS
2 1 (0.65%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (1.96%) SecurID
2 2 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (1.31%) Cryptography
3 1 (0.65%) Visualisation
3 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.84%) Windows
1 12 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (2.61%) UNIX
3 4 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (27.45%) Network Design
1 42 (27.45%) Network Management
2 32 (20.92%) Load Balancing
3 18 (11.76%) ITIL
4 15 (9.80%) Network Architecture
5 13 (8.50%) Risk Assessment
6 12 (7.84%) Service Delivery
7 10 (6.54%) Service Management
8 9 (5.88%) Validation
9 8 (5.23%) Time Management
9 8 (5.23%) Incident Management
10 7 (4.58%) Project Management
10 7 (4.58%) Change Management
11 6 (3.92%) eTOM
11 6 (3.92%) Demand Forecasting
12 4 (2.61%) ITSM
13 3 (1.96%) E-Commerce
13 3 (1.96%) Software Engineering
13 3 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 3 (1.96%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.58%) C
2 6 (3.92%) Embedded C
3 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.65%) Perl
3 1 (0.65%) Python
Qualifications
1 98 (64.05%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (39.87%) CCNP
3 56 (36.60%) CCIE
4 30 (19.61%) CISSP
5 24 (15.69%) CCNA
6 23 (15.03%) Security Cleared
7 19 (12.42%) Check Point Certification
8 18 (11.76%) CCSP
8 18 (11.76%) SC Cleared
9 16 (10.46%) CCDP
10 7 (4.58%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (2.61%) Degree
11 4 (2.61%) MCSE
11 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.96%) CCIP
13 2 (1.31%) CCA
13 2 (1.31%) CCSA
13 2 (1.31%) CCDE
14 1 (0.65%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.73%) PCI DSS
2 8 (5.23%) QA
3 2 (1.31%) SLA
4 1 (0.65%) COBIT
4 1 (0.65%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (7.84%) vSphere
2 8 (5.23%) Hyper-V
2 8 (5.23%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (2.61%) XenApp
3 4 (2.61%) XenDesktop
3 4 (2.61%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.61%) Snort
4 2 (1.31%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 15 (9.80%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.61%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 135 (88.24%) Cisco
2 90 (58.82%) CheckPoint
3 67 (43.79%) Juniper
4 33 (21.57%) F5
5 20 (13.07%) Nokia
6 17 (11.11%) Redback
7 16 (10.46%) Radware
8 14 (9.15%) Blue Coat
9 11 (7.19%) HP
10 10 (6.54%) Microsoft
10 10 (6.54%) Ericsson
11 8 (5.23%) Fortinet
12 7 (4.58%) Huawei
12 7 (4.58%) Brocade
12 7 (4.58%) 3PAR
13 5 (3.27%) VMware
14 4 (2.61%) Sourcefire
14 4 (2.61%) Citrix
15 3 (1.96%) Avaya
15 3 (1.96%) AlgoSec
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Rate: £300 - £375 per day
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