The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 174 172 137
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -35
Contract jobs citing OSPF 72 58 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.74% 0.69% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.19% 3.57% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 24
Average daily rate £350 £300 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £384 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £370
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £103.94 £33.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.96% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £103.94 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+219.80% +44.44%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1717 1624 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.69% 19.38% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 655 711
Average daily rate £338 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 154 177
Average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
OSPF
England

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 17 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

OSPF Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +3 42 £275 -8.33% 12
Surrey - 9 £514 -
West Sussex +5 6 £500 - 1
Buckinghamshire -17 4 £250 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £320 - 3
Hampshire -12 3 £305 -13.47% 3
Kent -4 2 - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 82 (76.64%) Cisco
2 80 (74.77%) BGP
3 65 (60.75%) Firewall
4 63 (58.88%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (52.34%) VPN
5 56 (52.34%) MPLS
6 48 (44.86%) Telecoms
7 43 (40.19%) CCNP
8 42 (39.25%) LAN
9 41 (38.32%) CheckPoint
10 40 (37.38%) WAN
11 37 (34.58%) Ethernet
12 34 (31.78%) Network Design
13 33 (30.84%) Cisco ASA
14 30 (28.04%) TCP/IP
15 26 (24.30%) IPsec
15 26 (24.30%) CCNA
15 26 (24.30%) HSRP
16 25 (23.36%) VRRP
17 24 (22.43%) Cisco Nexus
18 22 (20.56%) LTE
19 21 (19.63%) EIGRP
19 21 (19.63%) RSVP
19 21 (19.63%) DNS
20 20 (18.69%) CCIE
20 20 (18.69%) Juniper
21 19 (17.76%) 3G
21 19 (17.76%) 2G
21 19 (17.76%) Radio Access Network
22 17 (15.89%) F5

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (6.54%) Apache
2 4 (3.74%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (2.80%) Lync
4 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.93%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (14.02%) MS Office
2 12 (11.21%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.80%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 80 (74.77%) BGP
2 65 (60.75%) Firewall
3 56 (52.34%) MPLS
3 56 (52.34%) VPN
4 42 (39.25%) LAN
5 40 (37.38%) WAN
6 37 (34.58%) Ethernet
7 33 (30.84%) Cisco ASA
8 30 (28.04%) TCP/IP
9 26 (24.30%) HSRP
9 26 (24.30%) IPsec
10 25 (23.36%) VRRP
11 24 (22.43%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (20.56%) LTE
13 21 (19.63%) RSVP
13 21 (19.63%) DNS
13 21 (19.63%) EIGRP
14 19 (17.76%) 3G
14 19 (17.76%) 2G
14 19 (17.76%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.35%) MS Access
2 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.80%) SQL Server
General
1 48 (44.86%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.54%) Finance
3 3 (2.80%) Japanese Language
4 2 (1.87%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.93%) Back Office
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.93%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 46 (42.99%) Network Engineer
2 28 (26.17%) Design Engineer
3 19 (17.76%) Security Engineer
4 17 (15.89%) IP Engineer
5 12 (11.21%) RAN Engineer
5 12 (11.21%) Network Design Engineer
5 12 (11.21%) Test Engineer
6 10 (9.35%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (9.35%) Architect
6 10 (9.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) Network Architect
8 6 (5.61%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Consultant
9 5 (4.67%) Network Consultant
9 5 (4.67%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Administrator
9 5 (4.67%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Network Administrator
9 5 (4.67%) Cisco Administrator
9 5 (4.67%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) .NET
1 1 (0.93%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.87%) Cryptography
2 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
2 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (0.93%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.61%) Windows
1 6 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.80%) Linux
3 3 (2.80%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.87%) CentOS
5 1 (0.93%) UNIX
5 1 (0.93%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (31.78%) Network Design
2 15 (14.02%) Network Management
3 14 (13.08%) Capacity Management
4 10 (9.35%) Migration
5 9 (8.41%) ITIL
5 9 (8.41%) Load Balancing
5 9 (8.41%) Network Architecture
6 7 (6.54%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (6.54%) Project Management
7 6 (5.61%) Service Management
7 6 (5.61%) E-Commerce
7 6 (5.61%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.74%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.74%) Change Control
9 3 (2.80%) Change Management
9 3 (2.80%) Validation
9 3 (2.80%) TOGAF
10 2 (1.87%) Quality Management
10 2 (1.87%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (1.87%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.35%) VB
2 7 (6.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (58.88%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (40.19%) CCNP
3 26 (24.30%) CCNA
4 20 (18.69%) CCIE
5 14 (13.08%) Security Cleared
6 12 (11.21%) CISSP
7 9 (8.41%) SC Cleared
8 8 (7.48%) CCSP
8 8 (7.48%) CCDP
9 7 (6.54%) Check Point Certification
10 6 (5.61%) CCSA
10 6 (5.61%) CCVP
10 6 (5.61%) CCIP
10 6 (5.61%) BC Cleared
11 2 (1.87%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.87%) CCDE
11 2 (1.87%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.87%) CCA
12 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.93%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.80%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.93%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (9.35%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.80%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.87%) vSphere
5 1 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.93%) Squid
5 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (7.48%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (6.54%) FortiGate
3 5 (4.67%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (2.80%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.80%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.80%) WSUS
4 3 (2.80%) SCCM
5 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 82 (76.64%) Cisco
2 41 (38.32%) CheckPoint
3 20 (18.69%) Juniper
4 17 (15.89%) F5
5 14 (13.08%) Huawei
6 11 (10.28%) BT
6 11 (10.28%) Nokia
7 10 (9.35%) Nortel
7 10 (9.35%) Blue Coat
8 9 (8.41%) Microsoft
9 8 (7.48%) HP
9 8 (7.48%) OPNET
10 7 (6.54%) Business Objects
11 6 (5.61%) VMware
11 6 (5.61%) McAfee
11 6 (5.61%) SolarWinds
12 4 (3.74%) Redback
12 4 (3.74%) Brocade
12 4 (3.74%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 4 (3.74%) Ericsson
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