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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 170 191 180
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -11
Contract jobs citing OSPF 92 37 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.94% 0.43% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.89% 2.62% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 19 15
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£400 £371 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% +20.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £296 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £478 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £281
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £25.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+30.39% -34.61%
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
1881 1412 1715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.12% 16.55% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 656 697
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 96 176
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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
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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 +37 55 £375 +9.48% 8
Surrey +2 13 £325 -18.75% 4
Hampshire -20 7 £323 -7.85% 5
Buckinghamshire -15 5 £425 +3.03% 3
East Sussex - 4 £400 -
Kent - 3 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £425 - 2
Middlesex -3 1 £400 -11.11%
West Sussex -6 1 £295 - 1
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 153 (92.17%) Cisco
2 129 (77.71%) Firewall
3 108 (65.06%) BGP
4 98 (59.04%) CheckPoint
5 97 (58.43%) Cisco Certification
6 86 (51.81%) Telecoms
7 77 (46.39%) MPLS
8 73 (43.98%) VPN
9 63 (37.95%) Cisco ASA
10 62 (37.35%) CCNP
11 55 (33.13%) F5
12 51 (30.72%) Juniper
13 50 (30.12%) Network Security
14 46 (27.71%) CCIE
14 46 (27.71%) LAN
14 46 (27.71%) WAN
15 40 (24.10%) RIP
16 38 (22.89%) ITIL
16 38 (22.89%) IPsec
17 37 (22.29%) EIGRP
18 36 (21.69%) Network Design
19 34 (20.48%) VLAN
20 32 (19.28%) CISSP
21 31 (18.67%) Security Cleared
22 30 (18.07%) SC Cleared
23 27 (16.27%) Load Balancing
23 27 (16.27%) CCNA
24 26 (15.66%) Network Management
25 24 (14.46%) Cisco Nexus
26 22 (13.25%) HSRP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (1.20%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.60%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (5.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.60%) SaaS
2 1 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 129 (77.71%) Firewall
2 108 (65.06%) BGP
3 77 (46.39%) MPLS
4 73 (43.98%) VPN
5 63 (37.95%) Cisco ASA
6 50 (30.12%) Network Security
7 46 (27.71%) LAN
7 46 (27.71%) WAN
8 40 (24.10%) RIP
9 38 (22.89%) IPsec
10 37 (22.29%) EIGRP
11 34 (20.48%) VLAN
12 24 (14.46%) Cisco Nexus
13 22 (13.25%) HSRP
13 22 (13.25%) Cisco PIX
13 22 (13.25%) SNMP
14 21 (12.65%) DNS
14 21 (12.65%) SSL
15 20 (12.05%) TCP/IP
15 20 (12.05%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (1.81%) GDB
General
1 86 (51.81%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.63%) Back Office
3 9 (5.42%) Finance
4 6 (3.61%) Retail
5 3 (1.81%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.20%) Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Billing
6 2 (1.20%) Local Government
6 2 (1.20%) Marketing
6 2 (1.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 65 (39.16%) IP Engineer
2 63 (37.95%) Design Engineer
3 59 (35.54%) Network Engineer
4 34 (20.48%) Security Engineer
5 18 (10.84%) Network Security Engineer
6 15 (9.04%) Architect
6 15 (9.04%) Network Design Engineer
7 13 (7.83%) Cisco Engineer
8 12 (7.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 10 (6.02%) Consultant
10 9 (5.42%) Senior Network Engineer
11 8 (4.82%) Network Architect
11 8 (4.82%) Support Engineer
11 8 (4.82%) Back Office Engineer
12 7 (4.22%) Network Consultant
12 7 (4.22%) Network Support
13 6 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (3.61%) IP Network Engineer
14 5 (3.01%) Cisco Support
14 5 (3.01%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.81%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.23%) SecurID
2 5 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.41%) Cryptography
3 4 (2.41%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.81%) PKI
5 2 (1.20%) DTV
5 2 (1.20%) GIS
6 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.60%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.24%) Linux
2 13 (7.83%) Windows
3 7 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (4.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.81%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.20%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.20%) SUSE
5 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.60%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.89%) ITIL
2 36 (21.69%) Network Design
3 27 (16.27%) Load Balancing
4 26 (15.66%) Network Management
5 21 (12.65%) Risk Assessment
6 14 (8.43%) Validation
6 14 (8.43%) eTOM
7 13 (7.83%) Migration
8 11 (6.63%) Incident Management
8 11 (6.63%) Network Architecture
9 10 (6.02%) Demand Forecasting
10 7 (4.22%) Change Management
11 6 (3.61%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.61%) Time Management
11 6 (3.61%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (3.01%) Network Monitoring
12 5 (3.01%) Reverse Engineering
12 5 (3.01%) ITSM
12 5 (3.01%) Project Management
13 4 (2.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.81%) C
2 2 (1.20%) Embedded C
3 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.60%) Perl
3 1 (0.60%) SQL
3 1 (0.60%) Python
Qualifications
1 97 (58.43%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (37.35%) CCNP
3 46 (27.71%) CCIE
4 32 (19.28%) CISSP
5 31 (18.67%) Security Cleared
6 30 (18.07%) SC Cleared
7 27 (16.27%) CCNA
8 14 (8.43%) Degree
9 10 (6.02%) CCDP
10 8 (4.82%) CCSP
11 6 (3.61%) CCIP
11 6 (3.61%) Check Point Certification
11 6 (3.61%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.41%) BC Cleared
12 4 (2.41%) HNC
12 4 (2.41%) HND
13 2 (1.20%) MCSE
13 2 (1.20%) CCSA
13 2 (1.20%) CCSE
13 2 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.65%) PCI DSS
2 10 (6.02%) SLA
3 4 (2.41%) QA
4 2 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.60%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (4.82%) vSphere
2 6 (3.61%) ProxySG
3 5 (3.01%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.81%) Snort
6 2 (1.20%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.20%) XenApp
6 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (4.82%) FortiGate
1 8 (4.82%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.20%) Foglight
2 2 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.60%) Cacti
Vendors
1 153 (92.17%) Cisco
2 98 (59.04%) CheckPoint
3 55 (33.13%) F5
4 51 (30.72%) Juniper
5 17 (10.24%) Nokia
6 16 (9.64%) Microsoft
6 16 (9.64%) Blue Coat
6 16 (9.64%) Fortinet
7 13 (7.83%) Redback
7 13 (7.83%) Radware
8 12 (7.23%) Tufin
8 12 (7.23%) AlgoSec
9 10 (6.02%) VMware
10 7 (4.22%) CA
10 7 (4.22%) HP
11 5 (3.01%) Huawei
12 4 (2.41%) TippingPoint
12 4 (2.41%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.41%) Citrix
13 3 (1.81%) Ericsson
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