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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 204 221 180
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -41
Contract jobs citing OSPF 62 50 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.70% 0.53% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.64% 2.75% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 19 28
Median daily rate £380 £400 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +26.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £246 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 1
Median hourly rate £47.83 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -9.37%
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
1705 1818 1749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.35% 19.25% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 886 737
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 124 103
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +84.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.29 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +3 28 £428 +49.43% 3
Hampshire +3 18 £280 -30.06% 4
Surrey -5 6 £380 +25.10% 7
Buckinghamshire +12 4 £375 - 2
West Sussex - 4 £350 -
Oxfordshire +10 2 £325 +30.00% 1
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 115 (93.50%) BGP
2 99 (80.49%) Cisco
3 80 (65.04%) MPLS
4 76 (61.79%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (44.72%) WAN
6 53 (43.09%) Firewall
7 49 (39.84%) IPsec
7 49 (39.84%) Juniper
8 48 (39.02%) LAN
9 45 (36.59%) CCNP
9 45 (36.59%) DNS
10 44 (35.77%) VPN
11 43 (34.96%) Data Centre
12 40 (32.52%) Cisco ASA
13 38 (30.89%) Cisco Nexus
14 34 (27.64%) EIGRP
15 33 (26.83%) Wireless
16 32 (26.02%) CheckPoint
16 32 (26.02%) Security Cleared
17 29 (23.58%) TCP/IP
18 28 (22.76%) CCNA
19 27 (21.95%) Telecoms
20 25 (20.33%) RIP
20 25 (20.33%) SC Cleared
21 24 (19.51%) HSRP
22 23 (18.70%) Ethernet
23 22 (17.89%) DHCP
24 21 (17.07%) VLAN
25 19 (15.45%) Network Design
25 19 (15.45%) SSL

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 (2.44%) CMS
1 3 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.81%) Confluence
2 1 (0.81%) nginx
2 1 (0.81%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.44%) MS Office
2 3 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 115 (93.50%) BGP
2 80 (65.04%) MPLS
3 55 (44.72%) WAN
4 53 (43.09%) Firewall
5 49 (39.84%) IPsec
6 48 (39.02%) LAN
7 45 (36.59%) DNS
8 44 (35.77%) VPN
9 40 (32.52%) Cisco ASA
10 38 (30.89%) Cisco Nexus
11 34 (27.64%) EIGRP
12 33 (26.83%) Wireless
13 29 (23.58%) TCP/IP
14 25 (20.33%) RIP
15 24 (19.51%) HSRP
16 23 (18.70%) Ethernet
17 22 (17.89%) DHCP
18 21 (17.07%) VLAN
19 19 (15.45%) SSL
20 17 (13.82%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.81%) MariaDB
1 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.81%) MySQL
1 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.81%) GitLab
2 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.81%) JIRA
2 1 (0.81%) RSpec
General
1 27 (21.95%) Telecoms
2 12 (9.76%) Finance
3 5 (4.07%) Military
4 4 (3.25%) Games
5 3 (2.44%) Billing
5 3 (2.44%) Electronics
5 3 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.44%) Marketing
5 3 (2.44%) Retail
6 2 (1.63%) Back Office
7 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 74 (60.16%) Network Engineer
2 17 (13.82%) Senior Network Engineer
3 16 (13.01%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (13.01%) Security Engineer
4 15 (12.20%) IP Engineer
5 13 (10.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (7.32%) Network Security Engineer
6 9 (7.32%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 8 (6.50%) IP Security Engineer
8 7 (5.69%) Architect
9 6 (4.88%) Design Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) IP Design Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) IP Network Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) Network Architect
10 5 (4.07%) Designer
10 5 (4.07%) IP Designer
10 5 (4.07%) Network Support
10 5 (4.07%) Network Support Engineer
10 5 (4.07%) NOC Engineer
10 5 (4.07%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.25%) Silverlight
1 4 (3.25%) XML
2 1 (0.81%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.81%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (0.81%) MCollective
2 1 (0.81%) REST
2 1 (0.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (34.96%) Data Centre
2 14 (11.38%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (5.69%) PKI
4 7 (5.69%) Streaming Video
5 5 (4.07%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.07%) Mathematics
6 4 (3.25%) Driving Licence
6 4 (3.25%) DTV
6 4 (3.25%) IPTV
6 4 (3.25%) MPEG
6 4 (3.25%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.63%) BBC
7 2 (1.63%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.81%) e-Health
8 1 (0.81%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.81%) iSeries
8 1 (0.81%) STB
8 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.38%) Windows
2 11 (8.94%) Linux
3 9 (7.32%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.88%) Unix
5 3 (2.44%) CatOS
6 2 (1.63%) AIX
6 2 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.81%) CentOS
7 1 (0.81%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.81%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.45%) Network Design
2 18 (14.63%) Load Balancing
3 15 (12.20%) ITIL
4 14 (11.38%) Migration
5 12 (9.76%) High Availability
6 11 (8.94%) Configuration Management
7 9 (7.32%) Change Control
7 9 (7.32%) Information Management
7 9 (7.32%) Operations Management
8 8 (6.50%) Network Architecture
9 7 (5.69%) DDoS Mitigation
9 7 (5.69%) Deep Packet Inspection
9 7 (5.69%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 7 (5.69%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 6 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (4.88%) Change Management
10 6 (4.88%) WAN Optimisation
11 5 (4.07%) Kalman Filter
12 4 (3.25%) Network Monitoring
12 4 (3.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.25%) Python
2 3 (2.44%) Perl
3 2 (1.63%) Tcl
4 1 (0.81%) Lisp
4 1 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 76 (61.79%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (36.59%) CCNP
3 32 (26.02%) Security Cleared
4 28 (22.76%) CCNA
5 25 (20.33%) SC Cleared
6 14 (11.38%) CCIE
7 11 (8.94%) Degree
8 10 (8.13%) CCSA
8 10 (8.13%) CCSE
9 7 (5.69%) CISSP
9 7 (5.69%) DV Cleared
9 7 (5.69%) JNCIP
10 6 (4.88%) JNCIS
11 4 (3.25%) CCDP
11 4 (3.25%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.81%) CCIP
13 1 (0.81%) JNCIE
13 1 (0.81%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.50%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (8.13%) Active Directory
1 10 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.69%) ProxySG
3 3 (2.44%) iptables
3 3 (2.44%) vCloud
4 2 (1.63%) vSphere
5 1 (0.81%) Btrfs
5 1 (0.81%) Docker
5 1 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.81%) KVM
5 1 (0.81%) LXC
5 1 (0.81%) Snort
5 1 (0.81%) Squid
5 1 (0.81%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 14 (11.38%) Cisco Prime
2 9 (7.32%) SolarWinds Orion
3 8 (6.50%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.63%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.81%) Ansible
5 1 (0.81%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.81%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.81%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.81%) Nessus
5 1 (0.81%) OpenView
5 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.81%) Puppet
5 1 (0.81%) rkt
5 1 (0.81%) systemd
Vendors
1 99 (80.49%) Cisco
2 49 (39.84%) Juniper
3 32 (26.02%) CheckPoint
4 19 (15.45%) F5
5 16 (13.01%) SolarWinds
5 16 (13.01%) VMware
6 11 (8.94%) Fortinet
6 11 (8.94%) Nokia
7 10 (8.13%) Palo Alto
8 7 (5.69%) Blue Coat
9 6 (4.88%) Barracuda Networks
9 6 (4.88%) Microsoft
10 4 (3.25%) Adobe
10 4 (3.25%) Apple
10 4 (3.25%) Extreme Networks
10 4 (3.25%) Huawei
10 4 (3.25%) Riverbed
11 3 (2.44%) Aruba
11 3 (2.44%) NetScout
11 3 (2.44%) Tektronix
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