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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 157 201 147
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -54
Contract jobs citing OSPF 89 39 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.96% 0.45% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.86% 2.42% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 15 15
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £41.00 £41.25 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +39.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £38.25 £27.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £44.25 £31.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £38.75 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-32.90% +5.44%
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
1830 1611 2072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.74% 18.42% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 745 617
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £473 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 166
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 £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.38 £39.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 +41 53 £450 +24.13% 11
Surrey +14 14 £368 -24.61% 3
Hampshire +9 14 £251 +52.12% 4
Buckinghamshire -4 5 - - 1
Kent - 3 £375 - 2
West Sussex +4 1 £513 -16.66%
M4 Corridor - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 138 (88.46%) Cisco
2 122 (78.21%) Firewall
3 103 (66.03%) BGP
4 101 (64.74%) Cisco Certification
5 93 (59.62%) CheckPoint
6 74 (47.44%) MPLS
7 72 (46.15%) Juniper
8 67 (42.95%) Telecoms
8 67 (42.95%) Cisco ASA
9 62 (39.74%) CCNP
10 60 (38.46%) VPN
11 58 (37.18%) CCIE
12 46 (29.49%) Network Management
13 43 (27.56%) Network Design
14 42 (26.92%) IPsec
15 40 (25.64%) VoIP
15 40 (25.64%) Network Security
16 39 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
16 39 (25.00%) LAN
17 36 (23.08%) WAN
17 36 (23.08%) SNMP
18 35 (22.44%) Load Balancing
19 31 (19.87%) F5
20 30 (19.23%) FWSM
20 30 (19.23%) Cisco Nexus
20 30 (19.23%) CISSP
21 28 (17.95%) TCP/IP
21 28 (17.95%) DNS
22 27 (17.31%) VLAN
23 25 (16.03%) Security Cleared

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (7.69%) Apache
2 4 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (2.56%) Lync
2 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 122 (78.21%) Firewall
2 103 (66.03%) BGP
3 74 (47.44%) MPLS
4 67 (42.95%) Cisco ASA
5 60 (38.46%) VPN
6 42 (26.92%) IPsec
7 40 (25.64%) VoIP
7 40 (25.64%) Network Security
8 39 (25.00%) LAN
8 39 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
9 36 (23.08%) WAN
9 36 (23.08%) SNMP
10 30 (19.23%) FWSM
10 30 (19.23%) Cisco Nexus
11 28 (17.95%) TCP/IP
11 28 (17.95%) DNS
12 27 (17.31%) VLAN
13 21 (13.46%) EIGRP
14 20 (12.82%) RIP
14 20 (12.82%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 7 (4.49%) GDB
2 2 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 67 (42.95%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.13%) Finance
3 3 (1.92%) Banking
4 2 (1.28%) Local Government
5 1 (0.64%) Back Office
5 1 (0.64%) Retail
5 1 (0.64%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.64%) Legal
5 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 55 (35.26%) Design Engineer
2 54 (34.62%) IP Engineer
3 52 (33.33%) Network Engineer
4 25 (16.03%) Security Engineer
5 17 (10.90%) Architect
6 16 (10.26%) Network Security Engineer
7 12 (7.69%) Consultant
8 10 (6.41%) Network Design Engineer
9 9 (5.77%) Network Consultant
9 9 (5.77%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.49%) Firewall Engineer
11 6 (3.85%) IP Network Engineer
11 6 (3.85%) Senior Design Engineer
11 6 (3.85%) Security Consultant
11 6 (3.85%) Network Architect
11 6 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 6 (3.85%) Senior Security Engineer
11 6 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
11 6 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
12 5 (3.21%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.28%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.92%) SecurID
3 2 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.28%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.64%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.64%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.97%) Windows
2 13 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.56%) Linux
4 4 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (29.49%) Network Management
2 43 (27.56%) Network Design
3 35 (22.44%) Load Balancing
4 21 (13.46%) ITIL
5 14 (8.97%) Network Architecture
6 13 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 13 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
7 12 (7.69%) Validation
8 11 (7.05%) Service Management
9 10 (6.41%) Incident Management
10 9 (5.77%) Time Management
11 8 (5.13%) Mentoring
12 6 (3.85%) Demand Forecasting
12 6 (3.85%) eTOM
13 5 (3.21%) Project Management
13 5 (3.21%) ITSM
14 4 (2.56%) Migration
14 4 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
14 4 (2.56%) Change Management
14 4 (2.56%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.49%) C
2 6 (3.85%) Embedded C
3 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.64%) Perl
3 1 (0.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 101 (64.74%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (39.74%) CCNP
3 58 (37.18%) CCIE
4 30 (19.23%) CISSP
5 25 (16.03%) Security Cleared
6 24 (15.38%) CCNA
7 20 (12.82%) SC Cleared
8 19 (12.18%) Check Point Certification
9 18 (11.54%) CCSP
10 16 (10.26%) CCDP
11 8 (5.13%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.56%) CCIP
12 4 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (2.56%) Degree
12 4 (2.56%) MCSE
12 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.28%) CCDE
13 2 (1.28%) CCSA
13 2 (1.28%) CCA
13 2 (1.28%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.46%) PCI DSS
2 9 (5.77%) QA
3 2 (1.28%) SLA
4 1 (0.64%) COBIT
4 1 (0.64%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (8.33%) vSphere
2 9 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (5.77%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.56%) XenApp
3 4 (2.56%) XenDesktop
3 4 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.56%) Snort
4 3 (1.92%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (8.97%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.21%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 138 (88.46%) Cisco
2 93 (59.62%) CheckPoint
3 72 (46.15%) Juniper
4 31 (19.87%) F5
5 23 (14.74%) Nokia
6 20 (12.82%) Redback
7 19 (12.18%) Radware
8 12 (7.69%) Blue Coat
9 11 (7.05%) Ericsson
9 11 (7.05%) HP
10 10 (6.41%) Microsoft
10 10 (6.41%) Huawei
11 8 (5.13%) Brocade
11 8 (5.13%) Fortinet
11 8 (5.13%) 3PAR
12 5 (3.21%) VMware
13 4 (2.56%) Citrix
13 4 (2.56%) Sourcefire
14 3 (1.92%) SolarWinds
14 3 (1.92%) Tufin
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