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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 403 290 399
Rank change year-on-year
-113 +109
Contract jobs citing OSPF 228 375 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.72% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.04% 4.86% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 220 120
Average daily rate £363 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 1
Average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%

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
7512 7718 6671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 14.90% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4416 4287 3494
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 445 391
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -105 217 £375 - 110
London -55 94 £400 +18.51% 35
South East -17 63 £356 -2.06% 33
Berkshire -23 37 £363 -3.33% 9
South West +4 23 £363 -14.70% 8
Yorkshire -52 18 £311 -19.67% 7
Swindon +12 17 £363 -
Wiltshire +10 17 £363 -
City of London +1 16 £396 +5.66% 10
Reading +1 15 £363 -1.69% 4
West Yorkshire -4 11 £313 -3.84% 6
Surrey -10 11 £275 -5.98% 8
Hampshire +11 10 £275 +0.91% 4
Leeds -6 10 £316 -2.69% 4
Scotland +4 9 £225 -25.00% 5
North West -25 9 £513 +51.29% 6
East of England +6 6 £363 +81.25% 16
Basingstoke - 6 £333 - 2
Slough +4 5 - -
Bristol -5 5 £413 -2.94% 5
Manchester -25 5 £381 +32.60% 5
Glasgow - 5 £200 - 4
North Yorkshire -20 4 £275 -31.33% 1
Middlesbrough - 4 £275 -
Warrington - 4 £600 -
Cheshire - 4 £600 -
Ipswich +13 3 £363 -
Newbury +9 3 £313 - 1
Suffolk +4 3 £363 -
Sheffield - 3 £410 -

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 461 (89.34%) Cisco
2 454 (87.98%) BGP
3 344 (66.67%) Firewall
4 309 (59.88%) Cisco Certification
5 283 (54.84%) WAN
6 271 (52.52%) LAN
7 265 (51.36%) MPLS
8 249 (48.26%) CCNP
9 246 (47.67%) VPN
10 241 (46.71%) Juniper
11 214 (41.47%) EIGRP
12 170 (32.95%) CheckPoint
13 169 (32.75%) TCP/IP
14 160 (31.01%) DNS
15 157 (30.43%) IPsec
16 151 (29.26%) Cisco ASA
17 150 (29.07%) Data Centre
18 149 (28.88%) F5
19 145 (28.10%) Cisco Nexus
20 121 (23.45%) DHCP
21 119 (23.06%) Network Security
22 116 (22.48%) VLAN
23 109 (21.12%) Wireless
24 104 (20.16%) CCIE
25 99 (19.19%) Load Balancing
26 97 (18.80%) Cisco IOS
26 97 (18.80%) HSRP
27 94 (18.22%) CCNA
28 86 (16.67%) Finance
29 82 (15.89%) Linux

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 8 (1.55%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.16%) Skype for Business
3 5 (0.97%) Confluence
3 5 (0.97%) MS Exchange
3 5 (0.97%) nginx
4 4 (0.78%) Apache
4 4 (0.78%) CMS
5 3 (0.58%) IIS
5 3 (0.58%) JBoss
5 3 (0.58%) SAS
6 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.39%) MediaWiki
7 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.19%) Smallworld
7 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (4.07%) MS Visio
2 20 (3.88%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.16%) MS Office
4 3 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (1.74%) SaaS
2 8 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.58%) IaaS
4 2 (0.39%) PaaS
4 2 (0.39%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 454 (87.98%) BGP
2 344 (66.67%) Firewall
3 283 (54.84%) WAN
4 271 (52.52%) LAN
5 265 (51.36%) MPLS
6 246 (47.67%) VPN
7 214 (41.47%) EIGRP
8 169 (32.75%) TCP/IP
9 160 (31.01%) DNS
10 157 (30.43%) IPsec
11 151 (29.26%) Cisco ASA
12 145 (28.10%) Cisco Nexus
13 121 (23.45%) DHCP
14 119 (23.06%) Network Security
15 116 (22.48%) VLAN
16 109 (21.12%) Wireless
17 97 (18.80%) Cisco IOS
17 97 (18.80%) HSRP
18 78 (15.12%) Spanning Tree
19 75 (14.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.55%) MySQL
2 5 (0.97%) MongoDB
2 5 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (0.78%) Relational Database
3 4 (0.78%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.58%) MariaDB
5 2 (0.39%) Big Data
5 2 (0.39%) Informix
5 2 (0.39%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.39%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.39%) Redis
6 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (1.74%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.36%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.36%) JIRA
4 5 (0.97%) Subversion
5 4 (0.78%) Hudson
6 3 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.58%) GitLab
6 3 (0.58%) RSpec
7 2 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.19%) Ant
General
1 86 (16.67%) Finance
2 60 (11.63%) Telecoms
3 34 (6.59%) Banking
4 17 (3.29%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.94%) Games
6 10 (1.94%) Spanish Language
7 8 (1.55%) Legal
7 8 (1.55%) Multimedia
8 7 (1.36%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.16%) Retail
10 5 (0.97%) Advertising
10 5 (0.97%) Back Office
10 5 (0.97%) Electronics
10 5 (0.97%) Marketing
11 3 (0.58%) Military
12 2 (0.39%) Automotive
13 1 (0.19%) Law
13 1 (0.19%) Local Government
13 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 289 (56.01%) Network Engineer
2 94 (18.22%) Cisco Engineer
3 78 (15.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 72 (13.95%) Senior Network Engineer
5 39 (7.56%) Security Engineer
6 36 (6.98%) Consultant
7 32 (6.20%) Architect
7 32 (6.20%) Designer
8 29 (5.62%) Network Designer
8 29 (5.62%) Network Security Engineer
8 29 (5.62%) Network Support
9 28 (5.43%) Support Engineer
10 27 (5.23%) Design Engineer
11 25 (4.84%) Juniper Engineer
11 25 (4.84%) Network Consultant
12 21 (4.07%) Network Architect
12 21 (4.07%) Network Design Engineer
13 20 (3.88%) Network Specialist
14 19 (3.68%) Cisco Support
14 19 (3.68%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.17%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.74%) Web Services
3 7 (1.36%) CSS
4 6 (1.16%) XML
5 5 (0.97%) LEMP Stack
5 5 (0.97%) Silverlight
6 4 (0.78%) XMPP
7 3 (0.58%) MCollective
7 3 (0.58%) Middleware
7 3 (0.58%) POSIX
7 3 (0.58%) REST
7 3 (0.58%) RSS
8 2 (0.39%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.39%) LAMP
8 2 (0.39%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.19%) RFC 2544
9 1 (0.19%) RFC 2547
9 1 (0.19%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 150 (29.07%) Data Centre
2 30 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.07%) Computer Science
4 19 (3.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 11 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.13%) PKI
6 10 (1.94%) Clustering
7 9 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.74%) Fat Client
7 9 (1.74%) iSeries
7 9 (1.74%) Thin Client
8 8 (1.55%) e-Health
8 8 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.36%) IPTV
10 6 (1.16%) Cryptography
10 6 (1.16%) NHS
11 5 (0.97%) DTV
11 5 (0.97%) Handset
11 5 (0.97%) MPEG
11 5 (0.97%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 82 (15.89%) Linux
2 60 (11.63%) Windows
3 40 (7.75%) Unix
4 23 (4.46%) Windows Server
5 15 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.74%) CatOS
7 9 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.16%) CentOS
10 5 (0.97%) Debian
10 5 (0.97%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.58%) AIX
11 3 (0.58%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.58%) SmartOS
11 3 (0.58%) Solaris
11 3 (0.58%) SUSE
11 3 (0.58%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.19%) Android
12 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (19.19%) Load Balancing
2 81 (15.70%) Network Design
3 76 (14.73%) ITIL
4 45 (8.72%) Migration
5 40 (7.75%) Change Management
5 40 (7.75%) High Availability
6 30 (5.81%) Network Management
7 26 (5.04%) Network Architecture
8 24 (4.65%) Network Monitoring
8 24 (4.65%) Service Delivery
9 19 (3.68%) Project Management
10 17 (3.29%) Mentoring
11 16 (3.10%) Kalman Filter
12 15 (2.91%) Information Security
12 15 (2.91%) Load Testing
13 13 (2.52%) Incident Management
13 13 (2.52%) Service Management
14 12 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (2.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.29%) Perl
2 14 (2.71%) Bash Shell
2 14 (2.71%) SQL
3 12 (2.33%) C
3 12 (2.33%) Python
4 10 (1.94%) Lisp
5 7 (1.36%) Shell Script
6 5 (0.97%) Ruby
7 3 (0.58%) Korn
7 3 (0.58%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.39%) Java
8 2 (0.39%) PHP
9 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 309 (59.88%) Cisco Certification
2 249 (48.26%) CCNP
3 104 (20.16%) CCIE
4 94 (18.22%) CCNA
5 67 (12.98%) Security Cleared
6 55 (10.66%) SC Cleared
7 42 (8.14%) Degree
8 34 (6.59%) CCSE
9 29 (5.62%) JNCIS
10 27 (5.23%) JNCIP
11 26 (5.04%) DV Cleared
12 23 (4.46%) CCSA
13 22 (4.26%) CISSP
14 19 (3.68%) JNCIA
15 17 (3.29%) JNCIE
16 15 (2.91%) CCDP
17 7 (1.36%) CCNP Voice
18 6 (1.16%) Check Point Certification
19 5 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
19 5 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.46%) SLA
2 4 (0.78%) QA
3 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.39%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (4.65%) Active Directory
3 19 (3.68%) Snort
4 11 (2.13%) iptables
5 7 (1.36%) Samba
5 7 (1.36%) VMware ESX
5 7 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.16%) vCloud
6 6 (1.16%) vSphere
7 5 (0.97%) Docker
7 5 (0.97%) Postfix
8 4 (0.78%) KVM
8 4 (0.78%) NFS
8 4 (0.78%) Squid
9 3 (0.58%) Btrfs
9 3 (0.58%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.58%) LXC
9 3 (0.58%) Sendmail
9 3 (0.58%) Varnish
10 2 (0.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (5.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 26 (5.04%) FortiGate
3 16 (3.10%) Proventia
3 16 (3.10%) SolarWinds Orion
4 14 (2.71%) CiscoWorks
5 12 (2.33%) OpenView
6 11 (2.13%) Nagios
7 9 (1.74%) Cacti
8 8 (1.55%) Puppet
9 7 (1.36%) Cisco UCCX
10 6 (1.16%) systemd
11 5 (0.97%) Ansible
11 5 (0.97%) Iperf
11 5 (0.97%) Nessus
12 4 (0.78%) CFEngine
12 4 (0.78%) Cisco UCCE
12 4 (0.78%) EnCase
12 4 (0.78%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (0.58%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 461 (89.34%) Cisco
2 241 (46.71%) Juniper
3 170 (32.95%) CheckPoint
4 149 (28.88%) F5
5 67 (12.98%) VMware
6 62 (12.02%) HP
7 55 (10.66%) Palo Alto
8 50 (9.69%) SolarWinds
9 44 (8.53%) Blue Coat
10 41 (7.95%) Citrix
11 36 (6.98%) Aruba
11 36 (6.98%) Microsoft
12 34 (6.59%) Fortinet
13 26 (5.04%) Riverbed
14 24 (4.65%) Infoblox
15 22 (4.26%) Sourcefire
16 19 (3.68%) BT
17 17 (3.29%) Red Hat
18 16 (3.10%) Brocade
19 14 (2.71%) Intel Security
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