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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 207 193 167
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -26
Contract jobs citing OSPF 51 76 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.80% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.06% 4.25% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 36 31
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £498 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £383
% change year-on-year
- -8.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 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
1667 1789 1723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.89% 18.72% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 933 751
Median daily rate £375 £360 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £238 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 121 98
Median hourly rate £35.25 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.18% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 July 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 July 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 -5 19 £350 +20.68% 6
Hampshire -6 17 £335 -12.26% 5
Surrey -6 8 £380 +1.33% 7
Buckinghamshire +10 4 £400 -11.11%
West Sussex -5 3 £365 +8.14%
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 103 (96.26%) BGP
2 87 (81.31%) Cisco
3 71 (66.36%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (59.81%) MPLS
5 51 (47.66%) Firewall
6 50 (46.73%) WAN
7 49 (45.79%) CCNP
8 48 (44.86%) IPsec
9 44 (41.12%) LAN
10 42 (39.25%) Juniper
11 39 (36.45%) Cisco ASA
11 39 (36.45%) Data Centre
12 35 (32.71%) Security Cleared
12 35 (32.71%) DNS
13 34 (31.78%) EIGRP
14 31 (28.97%) VPN
14 31 (28.97%) Cisco Nexus
15 29 (27.10%) CCNA
15 29 (27.10%) CheckPoint
15 29 (27.10%) SC Cleared
16 27 (25.23%) Wireless
17 25 (23.36%) TCP/IP
17 25 (23.36%) HSRP
18 22 (20.56%) Telecoms
19 21 (19.63%) RIP
20 20 (18.69%) F5
21 17 (15.89%) Load Balancing
22 16 (14.95%) VMware
22 16 (14.95%) Ethernet
23 15 (14.02%) Network Design

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 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.87%) CMS
3 1 (0.93%) Apache
3 1 (0.93%) Confluence
3 1 (0.93%) nginx
3 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.74%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.74%) MS Office
2 3 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (2.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (96.26%) BGP
2 64 (59.81%) MPLS
3 51 (47.66%) Firewall
4 50 (46.73%) WAN
5 48 (44.86%) IPsec
6 44 (41.12%) LAN
7 39 (36.45%) Cisco ASA
8 35 (32.71%) DNS
9 34 (31.78%) EIGRP
10 31 (28.97%) Cisco Nexus
10 31 (28.97%) VPN
11 27 (25.23%) Wireless
12 25 (23.36%) HSRP
12 25 (23.36%) TCP/IP
13 21 (19.63%) RIP
14 16 (14.95%) Ethernet
15 15 (14.02%) Network Security
15 15 (14.02%) VLAN
16 13 (12.15%) L2TP
16 13 (12.15%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.93%) MariaDB
1 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.93%) MySQL
1 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.93%) GitLab
2 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.93%) JIRA
2 1 (0.93%) RSpec
General
1 22 (20.56%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.41%) Finance
3 5 (4.67%) Military
4 3 (2.80%) Billing
4 3 (2.80%) Electronics
4 3 (2.80%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.80%) Marketing
4 3 (2.80%) Retail
5 2 (1.87%) Back Office
5 2 (1.87%) Games
6 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 66 (61.68%) Network Engineer
2 16 (14.95%) Security Engineer
3 15 (14.02%) Senior Network Engineer
4 12 (11.21%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (11.21%) IP Engineer
5 11 (10.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 11 (10.28%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 9 (8.41%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) Architect
7 8 (7.48%) IP Security Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Network Architect
9 4 (3.74%) Designer
9 4 (3.74%) IP Designer
9 4 (3.74%) Juniper Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Network Designer
9 4 (3.74%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Switch Engineer
10 3 (2.80%) IP Design Engineer
10 3 (2.80%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.67%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.87%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.93%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.93%) CSS
3 1 (0.93%) HTML
3 1 (0.93%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (0.93%) MCollective
3 1 (0.93%) REST
3 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (36.45%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (8.41%) Management Information System
4 8 (7.48%) PKI
5 5 (4.67%) Streaming Video
6 4 (3.74%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.80%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.80%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.87%) BBC
8 2 (1.87%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.87%) Digital TV
8 2 (1.87%) IPTV
8 2 (1.87%) MPEG
8 2 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.87%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.93%) Eurex
9 1 (0.93%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.93%) iSeries
9 1 (0.93%) STB
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.08%) Windows
2 9 (8.41%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.61%) Linux
4 3 (2.80%) AIX
4 3 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.80%) Unix
5 1 (0.93%) CentOS
5 1 (0.93%) CoreOS
5 1 (0.93%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.93%) SmartOS
5 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.89%) Load Balancing
2 15 (14.02%) Network Design
3 14 (13.08%) High Availability
3 14 (13.08%) ITIL
4 12 (11.21%) Configuration Management
5 8 (7.48%) Migration
5 8 (7.48%) Network Architecture
6 7 (6.54%) DDoS Mitigation
6 7 (6.54%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 7 (6.54%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 7 (6.54%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 6 (5.61%) Change Control
7 6 (5.61%) Information Management
7 6 (5.61%) Operations Management
7 6 (5.61%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.67%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.74%) Network Planning
9 4 (3.74%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (3.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (3.74%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.74%) Perl
1 4 (3.74%) Python
2 2 (1.87%) Tcl
3 1 (0.93%) Java
3 1 (0.93%) Lisp
3 1 (0.93%) PHP
3 1 (0.93%) Ruby
3 1 (0.93%) SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (66.36%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (45.79%) CCNP
3 35 (32.71%) Security Cleared
4 29 (27.10%) CCNA
4 29 (27.10%) SC Cleared
5 11 (10.28%) CCIE
6 10 (9.35%) CCSA
6 10 (9.35%) CCSE
6 10 (9.35%) Degree
7 7 (6.54%) CISSP
7 7 (6.54%) JNCIP
8 6 (5.61%) DV Cleared
9 5 (4.67%) CCDP
9 5 (4.67%) JNCIS
10 3 (2.80%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.87%) CCIP
11 2 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.93%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (9.35%) Active Directory
1 10 (9.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.54%) ProxySG
3 3 (2.80%) vCloud
4 2 (1.87%) vSphere
5 1 (0.93%) Btrfs
5 1 (0.93%) Docker
5 1 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.93%) iptables
5 1 (0.93%) KVM
5 1 (0.93%) LXC
5 1 (0.93%) Snort
5 1 (0.93%) Squid
5 1 (0.93%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 10 (9.35%) Cisco Prime
1 10 (9.35%) FortiGate
2 6 (5.61%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (2.80%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.93%) Ansible
4 1 (0.93%) CFEngine
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.93%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.93%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.93%) Nagios
4 1 (0.93%) Nessus
4 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.93%) Puppet
4 1 (0.93%) rkt
4 1 (0.93%) systemd
Vendors
1 87 (81.31%) Cisco
2 42 (39.25%) Juniper
3 29 (27.10%) CheckPoint
4 20 (18.69%) F5
5 16 (14.95%) VMware
6 11 (10.28%) Fortinet
6 11 (10.28%) SolarWinds
7 9 (8.41%) Nokia
8 7 (6.54%) Blue Coat
8 7 (6.54%) Palo Alto
9 5 (4.67%) Extreme Networks
9 5 (4.67%) Microsoft
10 4 (3.74%) Barracuda Networks
11 3 (2.80%) BMC
11 3 (2.80%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.80%) Remedy
11 3 (2.80%) SAP
12 2 (1.87%) Adobe
12 2 (1.87%) Apple
12 2 (1.87%) Intel Security