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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 222 190 166
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -24
Contract jobs citing OSPF 38 83 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.44% 0.85% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.43% 4.63% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 45 33
Median daily rate £338 £375 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £209 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £495 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% +19.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.82% +19.57%
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
1563 1791 1854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.99% 18.44% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 922 966 869
Median daily rate £375 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 128 99
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% +35.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -13 14 £344 -5.82% 4
Hampshire +5 11 £335 -18.90% 2
Surrey +4 7 £275 -24.65% 4
Buckinghamshire +2 3 £550 +15.78% 1
Middlesex - 3 £425 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 97 (95.10%) BGP
2 86 (84.31%) Cisco
3 74 (72.55%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (53.92%) MPLS
5 54 (52.94%) CCNP
6 53 (51.96%) Firewall
7 45 (44.12%) WAN
7 45 (44.12%) Cisco ASA
7 45 (44.12%) Data Centre
8 41 (40.20%) LAN
9 40 (39.22%) Juniper
10 36 (35.29%) Cisco Nexus
11 35 (34.31%) IPsec
12 32 (31.37%) DNS
13 28 (27.45%) CheckPoint
13 28 (27.45%) Security Cleared
14 27 (26.47%) CCNA
15 26 (25.49%) EIGRP
16 25 (24.51%) VPN
17 22 (21.57%) SC Cleared
17 22 (21.57%) HSRP
18 21 (20.59%) RIP
18 21 (20.59%) Wireless
19 20 (19.61%) TCP/IP
19 20 (19.61%) Load Balancing
19 20 (19.61%) F5
20 18 (17.65%) Telecoms
21 17 (16.67%) ITIL
22 16 (15.69%) Network Design
22 16 (15.69%) Ethernet

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 3 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.96%) CMS
3 1 (0.98%) Apache
3 1 (0.98%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.92%) MS Office
2 3 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 97 (95.10%) BGP
2 55 (53.92%) MPLS
3 53 (51.96%) Firewall
4 45 (44.12%) Cisco ASA
4 45 (44.12%) WAN
5 41 (40.20%) LAN
6 36 (35.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 35 (34.31%) IPsec
8 32 (31.37%) DNS
9 26 (25.49%) EIGRP
10 25 (24.51%) VPN
11 22 (21.57%) HSRP
12 21 (20.59%) RIP
12 21 (20.59%) Wireless
13 20 (19.61%) TCP/IP
14 16 (15.69%) Ethernet
14 16 (15.69%) SSL
15 15 (14.71%) Network Security
16 13 (12.75%) Cisco IOS
16 13 (12.75%) L2TP
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.82%) Finance
3 3 (2.94%) Billing
3 3 (2.94%) Retail
4 2 (1.96%) Back Office
4 2 (1.96%) Electronics
4 2 (1.96%) Games
4 2 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.96%) Marketing
5 1 (0.98%) Military
5 1 (0.98%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 67 (65.69%) Network Engineer
2 17 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 16 (15.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 15 (14.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 15 (14.71%) Senior Network Engineer
5 11 (10.78%) IP Engineer
5 11 (10.78%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 10 (9.80%) Network Security Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) IP Security Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Consultant
9 4 (3.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Design Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Switch Engineer
10 3 (2.94%) Administrator
10 3 (2.94%) Network Administrator
10 3 (2.94%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.90%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.96%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.98%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.98%) CSS
3 1 (0.98%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (44.12%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (7.84%) PKI
4 6 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.90%) Driving Licence
5 5 (4.90%) Streaming Video
6 3 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.94%) Cryptography
6 3 (2.94%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.96%) BBC
7 2 (1.96%) Digital TV
7 2 (1.96%) IPTV
7 2 (1.96%) MPEG
7 2 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.96%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.98%) Eurex
8 1 (0.98%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.98%) STB
8 1 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.71%) Windows
2 9 (8.82%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.88%) Linux
4 4 (3.92%) AIX
5 3 (2.94%) Unix
6 2 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.98%) CentOS
7 1 (0.98%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.98%) Solaris
7 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.61%) Load Balancing
2 17 (16.67%) ITIL
3 16 (15.69%) Network Design
4 11 (10.78%) Configuration Management
5 10 (9.80%) High Availability
6 8 (7.84%) Migration
6 8 (7.84%) Network Architecture
6 8 (7.84%) Service Delivery
7 7 (6.86%) DDoS Mitigation
7 7 (6.86%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 7 (6.86%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 7 (6.86%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 6 (5.88%) Change Control
8 6 (5.88%) Information Management
8 6 (5.88%) Operations Management
9 5 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (3.92%) WAN Optimisation
11 3 (2.94%) Capacity Management
11 3 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.92%) Perl
2 3 (2.94%) Python
3 2 (1.96%) Tcl
4 1 (0.98%) C
4 1 (0.98%) Java
4 1 (0.98%) Lisp
4 1 (0.98%) PHP
4 1 (0.98%) SQL
Qualifications
1 74 (72.55%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (52.94%) CCNP
3 28 (27.45%) Security Cleared
4 27 (26.47%) CCNA
5 22 (21.57%) SC Cleared
6 11 (10.78%) CCIE
7 10 (9.80%) CCSA
7 10 (9.80%) CCSE
7 10 (9.80%) Degree
8 7 (6.86%) CISSP
9 5 (4.90%) CCDP
10 4 (3.92%) JNCIP
10 4 (3.92%) JNCIS
11 3 (2.94%) CCVP
11 3 (2.94%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.96%) CCIP
12 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.96%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (8.82%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.86%) ProxySG
4 3 (2.94%) vSphere
5 2 (1.96%) vCloud
6 1 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.98%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (8.82%) Cisco Prime
1 9 (8.82%) FortiGate
2 6 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.98%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.98%) Nagios
4 1 (0.98%) Nessus
Vendors
1 86 (84.31%) Cisco
2 40 (39.22%) Juniper
3 28 (27.45%) CheckPoint
4 20 (19.61%) F5
5 16 (15.69%) VMware
6 11 (10.78%) Fortinet
7 10 (9.80%) SolarWinds
8 9 (8.82%) Nokia
9 7 (6.86%) Blue Coat
9 7 (6.86%) Palo Alto
10 6 (5.88%) Microsoft
11 5 (4.90%) Extreme Networks
11 5 (4.90%) Riverbed
12 4 (3.92%) Barracuda Networks
13 3 (2.94%) BMC
13 3 (2.94%) Intel Security
13 3 (2.94%) Remedy
14 2 (1.96%) Apple
14 2 (1.96%) Huawei
14 2 (1.96%) Red Hat