The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 323 345 348
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +3
Contract jobs citing OSPF 326 263 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.50% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.87% 3.68% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 139 92
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £275 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 5
Average hourly rate £32.75 £40.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.12% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £32.00 £29.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £52.50 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-30.66% +2.04%

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
8424 7141 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 13.53% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3880 4041
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 415 683
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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 +33 316 £400 +9.21% 86
London +28 137 £401 +6.80% 37
South East +45 85 £400 +14.28% 19
Berkshire +34 53 £450 +24.13% 8
City of London +36 45 £450 +12.50% 15
West Midlands -4 30 £300 -11.76% 7
South West -20 30 £424 +54.18% 5
North West -13 15 £280 -27.74% 4
Surrey +7 14 £368 -24.61% 4
Hampshire -3 12 £250 +51.51% 3
Shropshire -5 12 £320 -15.78% 3
Birmingham +7 11 £291 -8.98% 3
Cheshire +3 11 £280 -25.33% 1
Telford -5 10 £320 -15.78% 3
Reading +16 7 £420 - 2
Yorkshire -6 7 £379 -2.19% 6
West Yorkshire +3 5 - - 5
East of England -26 5 £336 -13.22% 7
Guildford - 5 £368 -
Bracknell +2 4 - -
Leeds -1 4 - - 5
Buckinghamshire -4 4 - - 1
Milton Keynes -6 4 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames +4 3 £310 -
Wiltshire -7 3 £519 +78.90%
Manchester -11 3 - - 3
Bedfordshire -11 3 £344 +14.58% 1
Bedford +2 2 £344 +14.58%
Southampton -9 2 £208 - 1
Bristol -14 2 £388 +47.61% 1

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 442 (84.35%) Cisco
2 426 (81.30%) BGP
3 365 (69.66%) Firewall
4 309 (58.97%) Cisco Certification
5 228 (43.51%) WAN
6 227 (43.32%) Juniper
7 226 (43.13%) CheckPoint
8 225 (42.94%) CCNP
9 212 (40.46%) MPLS
10 207 (39.50%) LAN
11 181 (34.54%) VPN
12 152 (29.01%) F5
13 147 (28.05%) Network Security
14 142 (27.10%) Cisco Nexus
15 134 (25.57%) TCP/IP
16 130 (24.81%) EIGRP
17 128 (24.43%) CCIE
18 123 (23.47%) Cisco ASA
19 109 (20.80%) IPsec
20 108 (20.61%) Network Management
21 107 (20.42%) Telecoms
22 106 (20.23%) Network Design
23 94 (17.94%) DNS
24 92 (17.56%) Cisco IOS
25 91 (17.37%) Load Balancing
26 90 (17.18%) VLAN
27 85 (16.22%) HSRP
28 84 (16.03%) SNMP
29 77 (14.69%) CCNA
30 73 (13.93%) ITIL

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 26 (4.96%) Apache
2 13 (2.48%) MS Exchange
2 13 (2.48%) Confluence
2 13 (2.48%) nginx
2 13 (2.48%) MediaWiki
2 13 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.53%) Lync
5 6 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.19%) IIS
6 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 20 (3.82%) MS Excel
1 20 (3.82%) MS Visio
2 11 (2.10%) MS Office
3 1 (0.19%) MS Project
3 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Summit
1 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.95%) SaaS
2 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 426 (81.30%) BGP
2 365 (69.66%) Firewall
3 228 (43.51%) WAN
4 212 (40.46%) MPLS
5 207 (39.50%) LAN
6 181 (34.54%) VPN
7 147 (28.05%) Network Security
8 142 (27.10%) Cisco Nexus
9 134 (25.57%) TCP/IP
10 130 (24.81%) EIGRP
11 123 (23.47%) Cisco ASA
12 109 (20.80%) IPsec
13 94 (17.94%) DNS
14 92 (17.56%) Cisco IOS
15 90 (17.18%) VLAN
16 85 (16.22%) HSRP
17 84 (16.03%) SNMP
18 70 (13.36%) RIP
19 67 (12.79%) VoIP
20 60 (11.45%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.67%) MySQL
1 14 (2.67%) Relational Database
2 13 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.19%) Ingres
4 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (2.67%) Subversion
2 13 (2.48%) Jenkins
2 13 (2.48%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.48%) Hudson
2 13 (2.48%) JIRA
3 7 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 7 (1.34%) GDB
General
1 107 (20.42%) Telecoms
2 64 (12.21%) Finance
3 44 (8.40%) Banking
4 17 (3.24%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.48%) Retail
6 7 (1.34%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.15%) Local Government
7 6 (1.15%) Law
8 5 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.95%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.76%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.76%) Legal
10 3 (0.57%) Marketing
11 2 (0.38%) German Language
11 2 (0.38%) Russian Language
11 2 (0.38%) Back Office
11 2 (0.38%) Publishing
12 1 (0.19%) Games
12 1 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 202 (38.55%) Network Engineer
2 68 (12.98%) IP Engineer
2 68 (12.98%) Design Engineer
3 65 (12.40%) Security Engineer
4 54 (10.31%) Consultant
5 52 (9.92%) Architect
6 45 (8.59%) Network Security Engineer
7 40 (7.63%) Network Consultant
8 38 (7.25%) Senior Network Engineer
9 37 (7.06%) Network Specialist
10 31 (5.92%) Cisco Engineer
11 21 (4.01%) Analyst
11 21 (4.01%) Network Support
12 20 (3.82%) Firewall Engineer
12 20 (3.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 20 (3.82%) Network Architect
13 17 (3.24%) Network Analyst
13 17 (3.24%) Security Specialist
13 17 (3.24%) Network Security Specialist
14 16 (3.05%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.67%) CSS
2 13 (2.48%) LAMP
3 10 (1.91%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (0.76%) Middleware
5 2 (0.38%) XMPP
6 1 (0.19%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.24%) Thin Client
2 17 (3.24%) Clustering
2 17 (3.24%) Fat Client
3 13 (2.48%) Wiki
4 12 (2.29%) Visualisation
4 12 (2.29%) User Experience
5 9 (1.72%) FlexPod
6 8 (1.53%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.34%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.15%) SecurID
9 5 (0.95%) PKI
10 4 (0.76%) Open Source
11 3 (0.57%) Firmware
11 3 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.38%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.38%) e-Health
12 2 (0.38%) NHS
12 2 (0.38%) Handset
12 2 (0.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 64 (12.21%) Linux
2 62 (11.83%) Windows
3 33 (6.30%) UNIX
4 23 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (2.48%) Debian
6 13 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (2.48%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.91%) CentOS
8 7 (1.34%) Solaris
9 5 (0.95%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.38%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.38%) AIX
11 1 (0.19%) SUSE
11 1 (0.19%) VMS
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (20.61%) Network Management
2 106 (20.23%) Network Design
3 91 (17.37%) Load Balancing
4 73 (13.93%) ITIL
5 41 (7.82%) Network Monitoring
6 40 (7.63%) Mentoring
6 40 (7.63%) Network Architecture
7 35 (6.68%) Service Delivery
8 28 (5.34%) Low Latency
9 27 (5.15%) Migration
10 26 (4.96%) Project Management
11 24 (4.58%) E-Commerce
11 24 (4.58%) Change Management
12 21 (4.01%) Risk Assessment
13 20 (3.82%) Disaster Recovery
14 19 (3.63%) Capacity Planning
15 16 (3.05%) High Availability
16 14 (2.67%) Time Management
16 14 (2.67%) Data Modelling
17 13 (2.48%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 32 (6.11%) Perl
2 19 (3.63%) C
3 15 (2.86%) SQL
4 14 (2.67%) Ruby
4 14 (2.67%) Bash Shell
5 13 (2.48%) Java
5 13 (2.48%) PHP
6 7 (1.34%) R
7 6 (1.15%) Embedded C
7 6 (1.15%) Tcl
8 2 (0.38%) Python
9 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 309 (58.97%) Cisco Certification
2 225 (42.94%) CCNP
3 128 (24.43%) CCIE
4 77 (14.69%) CCNA
5 68 (12.98%) Security Cleared
6 61 (11.64%) SC Cleared
7 50 (9.54%) CISSP
8 35 (6.68%) CCDP
9 34 (6.49%) CCSE
10 25 (4.77%) CCSP
11 24 (4.58%) Check Point Certification
12 16 (3.05%) Degree
12 16 (3.05%) JNCIP
13 13 (2.48%) JNCIS
14 12 (2.29%) JNCIA
14 12 (2.29%) JNCIE
15 11 (2.10%) CCSA
15 11 (2.10%) CCIP
15 11 (2.10%) DV Cleared
16 8 (1.53%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.15%) PCI DSS
2 21 (4.01%) SLA
3 14 (2.67%) QA
4 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 40 (7.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (3.82%) Snort
3 19 (3.63%) Active Directory
3 19 (3.63%) vSphere
4 18 (3.44%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.48%) Samba
5 13 (2.48%) Postfix
5 13 (2.48%) XenServer
6 11 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.53%) ProxySG
8 6 (1.15%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.15%) XenApp
9 4 (0.76%) Nmap
9 4 (0.76%) NFS
10 3 (0.57%) OpenSSH
11 1 (0.19%) KVM
11 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.19%) Xen
11 1 (0.19%) SRDF
11 1 (0.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 27 (5.15%) FortiGate
2 13 (2.48%) ZABBIX
2 13 (2.48%) Puppet
3 12 (2.29%) Cisco Prime
4 11 (2.10%) OPNET
5 10 (1.91%) RANCID
6 9 (1.72%) OpenNMS
7 7 (1.34%) SCOrch
7 7 (1.34%) Nessus
7 7 (1.34%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.76%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (0.57%) Salt
9 3 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.57%) MAILsweeper
9 3 (0.57%) CiscoWorks
10 2 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.38%) Nagios
11 1 (0.19%) Cisco IPCC
11 1 (0.19%) OpenView
Vendors
1 442 (84.35%) Cisco
2 227 (43.32%) Juniper
3 226 (43.13%) CheckPoint
4 152 (29.01%) F5
5 69 (13.17%) Blue Coat
6 50 (9.54%) VMware
7 49 (9.35%) Citrix
8 46 (8.78%) HP
9 41 (7.82%) Nokia
10 37 (7.06%) Microsoft
11 33 (6.30%) Fortinet
12 32 (6.11%) SolarWinds
13 31 (5.92%) Riverbed
14 20 (3.82%) Infoblox
15 19 (3.63%) Redback
16 18 (3.44%) Aruba
16 18 (3.44%) Radware
17 17 (3.24%) Imperva
18 16 (3.05%) Brocade
18 16 (3.05%) Sourcefire
Plymouth, Devon
Pertemps Plymouth
Rate: From £175 to £175 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380 - £427 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Day Rate - Negotiable - depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 16 days ago
Peterborough
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Plymouth
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Warrington
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
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