The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 384 362 423
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +61
Contract jobs citing OSPF 281 303 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.54% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.27% 3.75% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 181 115
Median daily rate £375 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 1
Median hourly rate £47.83 £36.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -9.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -9.37%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8583 8083 7308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.18% 14.43% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5212 4558 3902
Median daily rate £390 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 478 409
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.27% +23.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OSPF
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

OSPF Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend

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

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OSPF
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

OSPF Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

OSPF
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the UK 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
England -22 250 £375 +7.52% 56
London -21 78 £419 +11.66% 20
South East +17 62 £380 -5.00% 17
West Midlands -29 37 £370 +15.62% 8
Berkshire +3 28 £428 +49.43% 3
South West +15 22 £375 -21.05% 2
Hampshire +3 18 £280 -30.06% 4
Reading +9 16 £433 - 1
Yorkshire +8 14 £395 +35.04% 6
North West -30 14 £325 -13.33% 2
East of England +13 13 £315 +20.00% 1
West Yorkshire +9 13 £395 +5.33% 4
Leeds +4 13 £395 +5.33% 4
Scotland -7 13 £320 - 3
Belfast +14 11 £388 -
County Antrim +14 11 £388 -
Northern Ireland +13 11 £388 -
City of London +10 11 £388 +3.33% 7
Wiltshire -6 11 £363 -23.68% 1
Telford -22 11 £380 - 4
Shropshire -23 11 £380 - 4
Portsmouth - 9 - - 1
Swindon -2 7 £363 -23.68%
Manchester -11 7 £325 +62.50% 1
Birmingham -41 7 £354 +9.68% 3
Edinburgh - 7 £350 -
Surrey -5 6 £380 +25.10% 7
Hertfordshire - 6 £320 - 1
Durham - 6 £350 -
North East - 6 £350 -

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 with a requirement for OSPF.

1 451 (88.43%) BGP
2 438 (85.88%) Cisco
3 329 (64.51%) Cisco Certification
4 294 (57.65%) Firewall
5 269 (52.75%) MPLS
6 260 (50.98%) CCNP
7 242 (47.45%) WAN
8 211 (41.37%) Juniper
9 204 (40.00%) VPN
10 198 (38.82%) LAN
11 170 (33.33%) EIGRP
12 162 (31.76%) CheckPoint
13 158 (30.98%) Cisco Nexus
13 158 (30.98%) Data Centre
14 145 (28.43%) TCP/IP
14 145 (28.43%) Cisco ASA
15 142 (27.84%) IPsec
16 135 (26.47%) Wireless
17 116 (22.75%) Security Cleared
18 115 (22.55%) CCNA
19 108 (21.18%) DNS
20 100 (19.61%) SC Cleared
21 96 (18.82%) F5
22 93 (18.24%) VLAN
23 88 (17.25%) HSRP
24 78 (15.29%) Network Security
25 77 (15.10%) Finance
25 77 (15.10%) VoIP
26 75 (14.71%) Load Balancing
26 75 (14.71%) Cisco IOS

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills 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 5 (0.98%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.78%) Apache
2 4 (0.78%) Confluence
2 4 (0.78%) nginx
2 4 (0.78%) Skype for Business
3 3 (0.59%) CMS
3 3 (0.59%) IIS
3 3 (0.59%) JBoss
3 3 (0.59%) MediaWiki
4 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 35 (6.86%) MS Visio
2 25 (4.90%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.76%) MS Office
4 6 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.37%) IaaS
1 7 (1.37%) PaaS
1 7 (1.37%) SaaS
2 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 451 (88.43%) BGP
2 294 (57.65%) Firewall
3 269 (52.75%) MPLS
4 242 (47.45%) WAN
5 204 (40.00%) VPN
6 198 (38.82%) LAN
7 170 (33.33%) EIGRP
8 158 (30.98%) Cisco Nexus
9 145 (28.43%) Cisco ASA
9 145 (28.43%) TCP/IP
10 142 (27.84%) IPsec
11 135 (26.47%) Wireless
12 108 (21.18%) DNS
13 93 (18.24%) VLAN
14 88 (17.25%) HSRP
15 78 (15.29%) Network Security
16 77 (15.10%) VoIP
17 75 (14.71%) Cisco IOS
18 62 (12.16%) Ethernet
19 59 (11.57%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.18%) MySQL
2 4 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.59%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.39%) Informix
4 2 (0.39%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.39%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.20%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.20%) Redis
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (3.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.98%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.98%) JIRA
3 4 (0.78%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.78%) Hudson
3 4 (0.78%) Subversion
4 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.20%) GitLab
4 1 (0.20%) RSpec
4 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 77 (15.10%) Finance
2 69 (13.53%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.14%) Retail
4 14 (2.75%) Banking
5 12 (2.35%) Marketing
6 11 (2.16%) Electronics
6 11 (2.16%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.57%) Games
8 7 (1.37%) Military
9 6 (1.18%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.98%) Billing
11 4 (0.78%) French Language
11 4 (0.78%) German Language
11 4 (0.78%) Legal
12 3 (0.59%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.59%) Publishing
12 3 (0.59%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.39%) Back Office
13 2 (0.39%) Law
13 2 (0.39%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 294 (57.65%) Network Engineer
2 93 (18.24%) Cisco Engineer
3 84 (16.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 55 (10.78%) Designer
5 54 (10.59%) Senior Network Engineer
6 47 (9.22%) Network Designer
7 44 (8.63%) Security Engineer
8 33 (6.47%) Network Security Engineer
9 31 (6.08%) Architect
10 23 (4.51%) Design Engineer
10 23 (4.51%) Firewall Engineer
10 23 (4.51%) Network Architect
11 21 (4.12%) Analyst
11 21 (4.12%) Consultant
11 21 (4.12%) IP Designer
11 21 (4.12%) IP Engineer
11 21 (4.12%) Network Consultant
11 21 (4.12%) Support Engineer
12 17 (3.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 16 (3.14%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (9.22%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.96%) CSS
3 4 (0.78%) Middleware
3 4 (0.78%) Silverlight
3 4 (0.78%) XML
4 2 (0.39%) LAMP
4 2 (0.39%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (0.39%) YAML
5 1 (0.20%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.20%) COM
5 1 (0.20%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.20%) MCollective
5 1 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.20%) REST
5 1 (0.20%) RFC 2544
5 1 (0.20%) Web Services
5 1 (0.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 158 (30.98%) Data Centre
2 24 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 17 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.35%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.96%) PKI
7 9 (1.76%) User Experience
8 8 (1.57%) iSeries
8 8 (1.57%) MPEG
9 7 (1.37%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.37%) CMDB
9 7 (1.37%) Cryptography
9 7 (1.37%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.37%) Streaming Video
9 7 (1.37%) Visualisation
10 6 (1.18%) Clustering
11 5 (0.98%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.98%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.98%) RSA SecurID
12 4 (0.78%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 70 (13.73%) Linux
2 56 (10.98%) Windows
3 31 (6.08%) Windows Server
4 26 (5.10%) Unix
5 11 (2.16%) CatOS
5 11 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.98%) AIX
9 4 (0.78%) CentOS
9 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.59%) Debian
10 3 (0.59%) SUSE
10 3 (0.59%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.20%) SmartOS
11 1 (0.20%) Solaris
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (14.71%) Load Balancing
2 71 (13.92%) ITIL
3 65 (12.75%) Network Design
4 53 (10.39%) Migration
5 36 (7.06%) Network Management
6 35 (6.86%) Network Architecture
7 34 (6.67%) High Availability
8 31 (6.08%) Network Monitoring
9 26 (5.10%) Change Management
10 25 (4.90%) Change Control
11 24 (4.71%) Project Management
12 23 (4.51%) Configuration Management
13 20 (3.92%) Service Delivery
14 16 (3.14%) Capacity Planning
14 16 (3.14%) Problem Management
15 14 (2.75%) DDoS Mitigation
15 14 (2.75%) Kalman Filter
16 13 (2.55%) Customer Engagement
16 13 (2.55%) Disaster Recovery
17 12 (2.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 15 (2.94%) Perl
1 15 (2.94%) Python
2 11 (2.16%) Shell Script
2 11 (2.16%) Tcl
3 8 (1.57%) Lisp
4 6 (1.18%) C
5 5 (0.98%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.59%) Ruby
6 3 (0.59%) SQL
7 2 (0.39%) Java
7 2 (0.39%) PHP
7 2 (0.39%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.20%) Korn
Qualifications
1 329 (64.51%) Cisco Certification
2 260 (50.98%) CCNP
3 116 (22.75%) Security Cleared
4 115 (22.55%) CCNA
5 100 (19.61%) SC Cleared
6 59 (11.57%) CCIE
7 41 (8.04%) DV Cleared
8 39 (7.65%) JNCIP
9 34 (6.67%) JNCIS
10 32 (6.27%) Degree
11 23 (4.51%) CCSE
12 16 (3.14%) CCSA
12 16 (3.14%) JNCIA
13 14 (2.75%) CCDP
14 11 (2.16%) CISSP
14 11 (2.16%) JNCIE
15 4 (0.78%) Check Point Certification
15 4 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (0.59%) CCIP
16 3 (0.59%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.55%) SLA
2 7 (1.37%) QA
3 6 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.39%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 33 (6.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (4.31%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.96%) ProxySG
4 8 (1.57%) VMware ESX
5 7 (1.37%) vSphere
6 6 (1.18%) iptables
7 5 (0.98%) Snort
7 5 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.78%) vCloud
8 4 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.59%) Firmware
9 3 (0.59%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.59%) Postfix
9 3 (0.59%) Samba
9 3 (0.59%) XenServer
10 2 (0.39%) NFS
11 1 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.20%) Varnish
11 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 40 (7.84%) Cisco Prime
2 35 (6.86%) FortiGate
3 17 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 12 (2.35%) Nagios
4 12 (2.35%) SolarWinds Orion
5 11 (2.16%) OPNET
6 10 (1.96%) OpenView
7 8 (1.57%) Cacti
8 7 (1.37%) SmokePing
9 4 (0.78%) Puppet
9 4 (0.78%) SCCM
10 3 (0.59%) Ansible
10 3 (0.59%) Proventia
10 3 (0.59%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.39%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.39%) NSN NetAct
12 1 (0.20%) AppManager
12 1 (0.20%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.20%) WMI
Vendors
1 438 (85.88%) Cisco
2 211 (41.37%) Juniper
3 162 (31.76%) CheckPoint
4 96 (18.82%) F5
5 64 (12.55%) SolarWinds
6 62 (12.16%) Fortinet
7 60 (11.76%) VMware
8 48 (9.41%) Palo Alto
9 34 (6.67%) Microsoft
10 32 (6.27%) Riverbed
11 31 (6.08%) Nokia
12 29 (5.69%) Aruba
12 29 (5.69%) HP
13 27 (5.29%) Intel Security
14 26 (5.10%) BT
15 21 (4.12%) Blue Coat
16 18 (3.53%) BMC
16 18 (3.53%) Sourcefire
17 16 (3.14%) Extreme Networks
18 14 (2.75%) Citrix
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