The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 26 March 2015 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 91 81 80
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing OSPF 4 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.28% 0.64% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.43% 4.11% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
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£316 £514 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.44% +58.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £103.94 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-71.13% +219.80%
OSPF
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Communications & Networking Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
279 219 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 19.25% 15.61% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 100 101
Average daily rate £325 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £138 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £515 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 19
Average hourly rate £45.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+221.42% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.57 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -7.48%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OSPF across the Surrey region.

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Surrey region.

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Camberley - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Farnham - - - -
Leatherhead - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -
Woking - - - -
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (94.12%) Firewall
3 15 (88.24%) BGP
4 12 (70.59%) MPLS
4 12 (70.59%) F5
5 11 (64.71%) HSRP
6 10 (58.82%) ITIL
6 10 (58.82%) Incident Management
7 9 (52.94%) Back Office
7 9 (52.94%) Telecoms
8 8 (47.06%) CCNP
8 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (47.06%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (23.53%) Network Security
10 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
10 4 (23.53%) HNC
10 4 (23.53%) HND
10 4 (23.53%) WAN
10 4 (23.53%) VPN
10 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
11 3 (17.65%) NetScreen
11 3 (17.65%) TACACS
11 3 (17.65%) Network Design
11 3 (17.65%) VLAN
12 2 (11.76%) Cisco PIX
12 2 (11.76%) JNCIS
12 2 (11.76%) IPsec
12 2 (11.76%) Migration

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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.

Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) Firewall
2 15 (88.24%) BGP
3 12 (70.59%) MPLS
4 11 (64.71%) HSRP
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (23.53%) Network Security
6 4 (23.53%) WAN
6 4 (23.53%) VPN
7 3 (17.65%) NetScreen
7 3 (17.65%) TACACS
7 3 (17.65%) VLAN
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (11.76%) IPsec
8 2 (11.76%) IP Telephony
8 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
8 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (11.76%) Wireless
8 2 (11.76%) 3G
8 2 (11.76%) LAN
8 2 (11.76%) VoIP
General
1 9 (52.94%) Back Office
1 9 (52.94%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) IP Engineer
1 9 (52.94%) Security Engineer
2 8 (47.06%) Network Engineer
2 8 (47.06%) Back Office Engineer
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (29.41%) Network Support
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco Support
6 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
6 3 (17.65%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 2 (11.76%) Network Administrator
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco Administrator
7 2 (11.76%) Administrator
8 1 (5.88%) Security Support Engineer
8 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
8 1 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
8 1 (5.88%) Network Consultant
8 1 (5.88%) Consultant
8 1 (5.88%) IP Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) ITIL
1 10 (58.82%) Incident Management
2 8 (47.06%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (17.65%) Network Design
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) CCNP
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (23.53%) HNC
2 4 (23.53%) HND
3 2 (11.76%) JNCIS
3 2 (11.76%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Cacti
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (70.59%) F5
3 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
4 2 (11.76%) Juniper
5 1 (5.88%) Nokia
5 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.88%) TippingPoint
5 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds