The first table below looks at the demand for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 355 386 322
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -64
Contract jobs citing OSPF 243 187 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.37% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.29% 2.70% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 93 135
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £419 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £48.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +45.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.03%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7382 6928 8973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.71% 13.59% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3936 3573 3939
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 476 681
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 July 2014.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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
England +29 232 £388 +10.71% 80
London 0 92 £420 +19.31% 38
South East +44 77 £350 +6.87% 13
Berkshire +40 52 £351 +7.84% 6
City of London +27 29 £400 +11.11% 18
West Midlands -4 17 £304 -13.21% 7
Reading +20 15 £325 - 1
South West -22 14 £425 +44.06% 2
North West -2 12 £280 -39.45% 4
Hampshire -9 11 £287 -12.95% 4
Cheshire +9 10 £280 - 1
Birmingham - 10 £308 - 4
East of England -22 9 £335 -18.78% 4
Yorkshire +4 8 £401 +23.23% 11
North Yorkshire +7 7 £401 +33.50% 1
York - 7 £401 -
Surrey +3 6 £481 -1.28%
Bristol -23 6 £425 +41.66% 1
Kent - 4 £350 -
Wiltshire +1 3 £519 +78.90%
Swindon -5 3 £519 +78.90%
Bedfordshire - 3 £285 - 2
Guildford - 3 £383 -
Docklands, London +9 2 £525 +66.66%
Bracknell +7 2 - -
Manchester +1 2 - - 3
Cambridge 0 2 £323 +8.40%
West Sussex 0 2 £513 -
Cambridgeshire -2 2 £323 +8.40%
Buckinghamshire -5 2 - - 3

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 369 (81.28%) Cisco
2 368 (81.06%) BGP
3 296 (65.20%) Firewall
4 271 (59.69%) Cisco Certification
5 202 (44.49%) CCNP
6 200 (44.05%) CheckPoint
7 196 (43.17%) MPLS
8 184 (40.53%) WAN
9 178 (39.21%) LAN
10 177 (38.99%) Juniper
11 147 (32.38%) VPN
12 138 (30.40%) Network Security
13 137 (30.18%) F5
14 131 (28.85%) Cisco ASA
15 103 (22.69%) Cisco IOS
16 102 (22.47%) Telecoms
17 99 (21.81%) CCIE
17 99 (21.81%) TCP/IP
18 96 (21.15%) EIGRP
19 90 (19.82%) IPsec
19 90 (19.82%) Cisco Nexus
20 87 (19.16%) Network Design
21 86 (18.94%) Load Balancing
22 84 (18.50%) DNS
23 76 (16.74%) Linux
24 73 (16.08%) VoIP
24 73 (16.08%) Blue Coat
25 72 (15.86%) Network Management
26 71 (15.64%) CCNA
27 70 (15.42%) VLAN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 25 (5.51%) Apache
2 12 (2.64%) nginx
2 12 (2.64%) Confluence
2 12 (2.64%) MediaWiki
3 11 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (2.42%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.98%) Lync
5 6 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (1.32%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.10%) IIS
7 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.19%) MS Visio
3 15 (3.30%) MS Office
4 1 (0.22%) MS Project
4 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.44%) SaaS
2 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 368 (81.06%) BGP
2 296 (65.20%) Firewall
3 196 (43.17%) MPLS
4 184 (40.53%) WAN
5 178 (39.21%) LAN
6 147 (32.38%) VPN
7 138 (30.40%) Network Security
8 131 (28.85%) Cisco ASA
9 103 (22.69%) Cisco IOS
10 99 (21.81%) TCP/IP
11 96 (21.15%) EIGRP
12 90 (19.82%) IPsec
12 90 (19.82%) Cisco Nexus
13 84 (18.50%) DNS
14 73 (16.08%) VoIP
15 70 (15.42%) VLAN
16 63 (13.88%) Wireless
17 59 (13.00%) Ethernet
18 57 (12.56%) HSRP
19 51 (11.23%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.86%) MySQL
1 13 (2.86%) Relational Database
2 12 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (1.54%) MS Access
4 1 (0.22%) Ingres
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (2.86%) Subversion
2 12 (2.64%) JIRA
2 12 (2.64%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.64%) Hudson
2 12 (2.64%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.10%) GDB
4 3 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 102 (22.47%) Telecoms
2 55 (12.11%) Finance
3 32 (7.05%) Banking
4 11 (2.42%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.54%) Retail
6 5 (1.10%) Local Government
6 5 (1.10%) Law
6 5 (1.10%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.88%) Legal
8 3 (0.66%) German Language
9 2 (0.44%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.44%) Publishing
9 2 (0.44%) Front Office
9 2 (0.44%) Back Office
10 1 (0.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 169 (37.22%) Network Engineer
2 63 (13.88%) Security Engineer
3 62 (13.66%) Design Engineer
4 53 (11.67%) Consultant
5 51 (11.23%) IP Engineer
6 46 (10.13%) Architect
7 40 (8.81%) Network Security Engineer
8 36 (7.93%) Network Consultant
9 32 (7.05%) Network Specialist
10 27 (5.95%) Firewall Engineer
11 25 (5.51%) Network Security Specialist
11 25 (5.51%) Security Specialist
12 23 (5.07%) Network Design Engineer
13 22 (4.85%) Network Architect
13 22 (4.85%) Senior Network Engineer
14 20 (4.41%) Cisco Engineer
15 17 (3.74%) Analyst
16 14 (3.08%) Network Analyst
16 14 (3.08%) Network Support
17 13 (2.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.64%) LAMP
2 2 (0.44%) CSS
3 1 (0.22%) EDI
3 1 (0.22%) OCX
3 1 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.39%) Thin Client
1 29 (6.39%) Fat Client
2 15 (3.30%) Clustering
3 12 (2.64%) Wiki
4 9 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (1.54%) PKI
6 5 (1.10%) Replication
7 4 (0.88%) SecurID
8 3 (0.66%) NHS
8 3 (0.66%) Firmware
8 3 (0.66%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.44%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.44%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.44%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.44%) AS400
9 2 (0.44%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.44%) Derivative
10 1 (0.22%) Statistics
10 1 (0.22%) SCADA
10 1 (0.22%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 76 (16.74%) Linux
2 59 (13.00%) Windows
3 28 (6.17%) UNIX
4 23 (5.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.64%) Debian
6 12 (2.64%) Ubuntu
7 8 (1.76%) CentOS
8 7 (1.54%) Solaris
8 7 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.88%) SUSE
11 3 (0.66%) AIX
12 1 (0.22%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.22%) VMS
12 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (19.16%) Network Design
2 86 (18.94%) Load Balancing
3 72 (15.86%) Network Management
4 45 (9.91%) ITIL
5 37 (8.15%) E-Commerce
6 29 (6.39%) Service Delivery
7 27 (5.95%) Network Monitoring
8 25 (5.51%) Network Architecture
9 24 (5.29%) Project Management
10 23 (5.07%) Change Management
10 23 (5.07%) Capacity Planning
11 20 (4.41%) Risk Assessment
12 19 (4.19%) Migration
13 18 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (3.52%) Low Latency
15 15 (3.30%) WAN Optimisation
16 13 (2.86%) Data Modelling
17 12 (2.64%) Continuous Integration
17 12 (2.64%) Data Protection
17 12 (2.64%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 24 (5.29%) C
2 22 (4.85%) SQL
3 21 (4.63%) Perl
4 13 (2.86%) Ruby
4 13 (2.86%) Bash Shell
5 12 (2.64%) PHP
5 12 (2.64%) Java
6 7 (1.54%) VB
6 7 (1.54%) Tcl
7 4 (0.88%) Python
7 4 (0.88%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 271 (59.69%) Cisco Certification
2 202 (44.49%) CCNP
3 99 (21.81%) CCIE
4 71 (15.64%) CCNA
5 42 (9.25%) CCDP
6 41 (9.03%) Security Cleared
7 33 (7.27%) CCSE
7 33 (7.27%) SC Cleared
8 32 (7.05%) CISSP
9 24 (5.29%) CCSP
10 22 (4.85%) Check Point Certification
11 17 (3.74%) CCIP
12 14 (3.08%) JNCIS
13 13 (2.86%) JNCIA
14 12 (2.64%) Degree
15 10 (2.20%) JNCIP
16 7 (1.54%) JNCIE
16 7 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (1.54%) CCSA
16 7 (1.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.63%) PCI DSS
2 16 (3.52%) SLA
3 11 (2.42%) QA
4 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) COBIT
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 50 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (3.96%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.96%) vSphere
3 12 (2.64%) Postfix
3 12 (2.64%) XenServer
3 12 (2.64%) Samba
4 11 (2.42%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.20%) Snort
6 6 (1.32%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.32%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.32%) XenApp
6 6 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.10%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.88%) SRDF
8 4 (0.88%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (0.88%) NFS
9 3 (0.66%) OpenSSH
10 2 (0.44%) vCloud
11 1 (0.22%) KVM
11 1 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 22 (4.85%) FortiGate
2 13 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (2.64%) Puppet
3 12 (2.64%) ZABBIX
4 8 (1.76%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (1.54%) CiscoWorks
5 7 (1.54%) OPNET
6 5 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (0.88%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.66%) MAILsweeper
9 2 (0.44%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.44%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.22%) NSN NetAct
10 1 (0.22%) OpenView
10 1 (0.22%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.22%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (0.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 369 (81.28%) Cisco
2 200 (44.05%) CheckPoint
3 177 (38.99%) Juniper
4 137 (30.18%) F5
5 73 (16.08%) Blue Coat
6 66 (14.54%) Citrix
7 60 (13.22%) VMware
8 44 (9.69%) HP
9 29 (6.39%) Nokia
9 29 (6.39%) Riverbed
10 28 (6.17%) Infoblox
11 27 (5.95%) Microsoft
12 25 (5.51%) Imperva
13 24 (5.29%) Fortinet
14 21 (4.63%) Huawei
15 18 (3.96%) Brocade
15 18 (3.96%) Red Hat
16 17 (3.74%) Aruba
17 16 (3.52%) Nortel
18 15 (3.30%) McAfee
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Gold Group
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Jumar
Posted: 16 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £180.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
East London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
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Watford
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
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