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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 187 167 202
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +35
Contract jobs citing OSPF 74 86 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.78% 0.94% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.23% 4.96% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 32 12
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £493 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £383 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.22% +17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +25.00%
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
1748 1734 1564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.34% 18.85% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 773 689
Average daily rate £360 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £470 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 95 127
Average hourly rate £25.50 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.71% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.91 £12.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -27 28 £290 -30.95% 11
Hampshire +5 23 £381 +32.72% 3
Buckinghamshire +4 7 £450 - 1
Kent -2 6 - - 1
Surrey -4 4 £375 -22.07% 4
West Sussex -5 4 £338 -34.14%
Oxfordshire -22 2 £313 +13.63% 3
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 119 (89.47%) BGP
2 115 (86.47%) Cisco
3 93 (69.92%) Cisco Certification
4 82 (61.65%) Firewall
5 74 (55.64%) MPLS
6 72 (54.14%) CCNP
7 68 (51.13%) LAN
8 63 (47.37%) WAN
9 53 (39.85%) CheckPoint
10 50 (37.59%) EIGRP
10 50 (37.59%) TCP/IP
11 48 (36.09%) VPN
12 46 (34.59%) CCNA
13 44 (33.08%) Juniper
14 43 (32.33%) Data Centre
15 42 (31.58%) Telecoms
16 41 (30.83%) Cisco ASA
17 37 (27.82%) F5
18 33 (24.81%) Network Design
19 32 (24.06%) IPsec
20 31 (23.31%) DNS
21 30 (22.56%) HSRP
22 29 (21.80%) Security Cleared
23 28 (21.05%) CCIE
24 27 (20.30%) Ethernet
25 26 (19.55%) Load Balancing
26 25 (18.80%) Cisco Nexus
27 24 (18.05%) SC Cleared
27 24 (18.05%) Network Security
28 23 (17.29%) VLAN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 7 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
1 7 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (3.01%) Lync
3 2 (1.50%) CMS
4 1 (0.75%) nginx
4 1 (0.75%) Confluence
4 1 (0.75%) Apache
4 1 (0.75%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 5 (3.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.26%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.50%) MS Office
4 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.02%) SaaS
2 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 119 (89.47%) BGP
2 82 (61.65%) Firewall
3 74 (55.64%) MPLS
4 68 (51.13%) LAN
5 63 (47.37%) WAN
6 50 (37.59%) TCP/IP
6 50 (37.59%) EIGRP
7 48 (36.09%) VPN
8 41 (30.83%) Cisco ASA
9 32 (24.06%) IPsec
10 31 (23.31%) DNS
11 30 (22.56%) HSRP
12 27 (20.30%) Ethernet
13 25 (18.80%) Cisco Nexus
14 24 (18.05%) Network Security
15 23 (17.29%) VLAN
15 23 (17.29%) DHCP
16 22 (16.54%) SSL
17 21 (15.79%) RIP
17 21 (15.79%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.75%) MySQL
1 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Subversion
1 1 (0.75%) JIRA
1 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.75%) Hudson
1 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
General
1 42 (31.58%) Telecoms
2 15 (11.28%) Finance
3 6 (4.51%) Banking
4 3 (2.26%) Games
5 2 (1.50%) Electronics
5 2 (1.50%) Retail
5 2 (1.50%) Billing
6 1 (0.75%) German Language
6 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.75%) Legal
6 1 (0.75%) Publishing
6 1 (0.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 63 (47.37%) Network Engineer
2 20 (15.04%) IP Engineer
3 17 (12.78%) Architect
4 15 (11.28%) Senior Network Engineer
4 15 (11.28%) Design Engineer
5 13 (9.77%) Network Architect
6 12 (9.02%) Security Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Network Security Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Implementation Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) IP Network Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Consultant
11 5 (3.76%) Support Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 4 (3.01%) Analyst
12 4 (3.01%) Operations Engineer
12 4 (3.01%) Network Operations Engineer
12 4 (3.01%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.27%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.01%) CSS
3 2 (1.50%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.75%) HTML
4 1 (0.75%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (32.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.02%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (6.02%) PKI
3 6 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (3.76%) Cryptography
5 3 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.50%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.50%) IPTV
6 2 (1.50%) MPEG
6 2 (1.50%) DTV
6 2 (1.50%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.50%) Clustering
6 2 (1.50%) STB
7 1 (0.75%) GIS
7 1 (0.75%) SecurID
7 1 (0.75%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.29%) Windows
2 15 (11.28%) Linux
3 10 (7.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (6.02%) UNIX
5 7 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.50%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.75%) CentOS
8 1 (0.75%) HPUX
8 1 (0.75%) SUSE
8 1 (0.75%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.81%) Network Design
2 26 (19.55%) Load Balancing
3 22 (16.54%) ITIL
4 11 (8.27%) Migration
5 10 (7.52%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (6.77%) Incident Management
7 8 (6.02%) Validation
8 7 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 7 (5.26%) Network Management
9 6 (4.51%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (4.51%) Configuration Management
9 6 (4.51%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (3.01%) Low Latency
10 4 (3.01%) CRM
10 4 (3.01%) Service Management
10 4 (3.01%) Time Management
11 3 (2.26%) Performance Management
11 3 (2.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (2.26%) Mentoring
11 3 (2.26%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.76%) Perl
2 3 (2.26%) SQL
3 1 (0.75%) Python
3 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.75%) Ruby
3 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.75%) PHP
3 1 (0.75%) C
3 1 (0.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 93 (69.92%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (54.14%) CCNP
3 46 (34.59%) CCNA
4 29 (21.80%) Security Cleared
5 28 (21.05%) CCIE
6 24 (18.05%) SC Cleared
7 10 (7.52%) Degree
8 9 (6.77%) DV Cleared
9 8 (6.02%) CCIP
10 7 (5.26%) CCDP
11 6 (4.51%) CISSP
11 6 (4.51%) CCSE
11 6 (4.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (3.76%) BC Cleared
13 4 (3.01%) CCDE
13 4 (3.01%) MCSE
14 3 (2.26%) CCSP
14 3 (2.26%) Check Point Certification
14 3 (2.26%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.01%) SLA
1 4 (3.01%) QA
1 4 (3.01%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.26%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (8.27%) Active Directory
1 11 (8.27%) vSphere
2 10 (7.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.26%) XenApp
3 7 (5.26%) XenDesktop
4 4 (3.01%) Snort
5 3 (2.26%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.50%) VirtualBox
6 2 (1.50%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.75%) Samba
7 1 (0.75%) Postfix
7 1 (0.75%) XenServer
7 1 (0.75%) iptables
Systems Management
1 7 (5.26%) SolarWinds Orion
2 6 (4.51%) FortiGate
3 5 (3.76%) Cacti
3 5 (3.76%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (3.01%) Foglight
5 3 (2.26%) OpenView
6 2 (1.50%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.75%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.75%) Puppet
7 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.75%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (0.75%) Salt
7 1 (0.75%) Iperf
Vendors
1 115 (86.47%) Cisco
2 53 (39.85%) CheckPoint
3 44 (33.08%) Juniper
4 37 (27.82%) F5
5 19 (14.29%) VMware
6 11 (8.27%) SolarWinds
6 11 (8.27%) Citrix
7 10 (7.52%) Blue Coat
8 9 (6.77%) HP
9 7 (5.26%) Nokia
10 6 (4.51%) Avaya
10 6 (4.51%) McAfee
11 5 (3.76%) Microsoft
12 4 (3.01%) Red Hat
12 4 (3.01%) BT
12 4 (3.01%) Sourcefire
12 4 (3.01%) Huawei
13 3 (2.26%) Radware
14 2 (1.50%) Remedy
14 2 (1.50%) Redback
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