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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 400 407 308
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -99
Contract jobs citing OSPF 232 264 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.48% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.09% 3.33% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 157 216
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.29% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £468 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 12
Median hourly rate £29.61 £42.31 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +27.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £19.13 £26.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.51 £46.57 £37.96
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.06 £42.31 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-47.86% +41.01%

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
7498 7934 8351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.16% 14.33% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4490 4673 4774
Median daily rate £400 £395 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 479 459
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -25 213 £410 +5.80% 59
London -41 90 £431 +7.81% 22
South East +5 53 £425 +19.71% 15
West Midlands +12 25 £400 -15.78% 8
Berkshire -9 20 £401 +6.09% 5
City of London -10 16 £433 +4.84% 8
North West +17 15 £338 -15.62% 4
Hampshire +9 13 £425 +16.43% 4
Manchester +11 12 £320 -20.00% 1
Shropshire - 12 £475 -
Yorkshire +19 10 £335 -5.96% 1
Scotland +12 10 £400 +18.08%
Telford - 10 £475 -
South West +16 9 £413 +5.09% 1
East of England -1 9 £297 -23.48% 4
Buckinghamshire +19 8 £525 +35.48%
West Yorkshire +14 8 £350 +9.37%
Milton Keynes +20 7 £525 +23.52%
Dorset - 7 £425 -
Reading -2 6 £300 -31.81% 4
Essex -2 6 £285 -6.55% 1
Edinburgh +17 5 £400 +14.28%
Coventry - 5 £540 - 3
Middlesex - 5 £400 -
Eastleigh - 5 £454 -
Surrey +21 4 £463 +68.18% 4
Birmingham -9 4 £400 -15.78%
Portsmouth 0 3 £425 -
Hertfordshire -5 3 £337 +77.10% 1
Aberdeen -7 3 - -

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 407 (86.60%) Cisco
2 388 (82.55%) BGP
3 305 (64.89%) Cisco Certification
4 294 (62.55%) Firewall
5 239 (50.85%) CCNP
6 196 (41.70%) WAN
7 177 (37.66%) LAN
8 176 (37.45%) CheckPoint
9 174 (37.02%) Cisco ASA
10 170 (36.17%) MPLS
10 170 (36.17%) VPN
11 168 (35.74%) Juniper
12 155 (32.98%) Cisco Nexus
13 150 (31.91%) Data Centre
14 141 (30.00%) EIGRP
15 136 (28.94%) TCP/IP
16 125 (26.60%) Wireless
17 123 (26.17%) F5
18 122 (25.96%) CCNA
19 111 (23.62%) IPsec
20 104 (22.13%) Network Security
21 99 (21.06%) VLAN
22 89 (18.94%) DNS
23 80 (17.02%) HSRP
24 79 (16.81%) Load Balancing
25 77 (16.38%) Finance
26 70 (14.89%) SSL
26 70 (14.89%) Security Cleared
27 69 (14.68%) Palo Alto
28 68 (14.47%) CCIE

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 11 (2.34%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (0.85%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.64%) Apache
6 2 (0.43%) CMS
6 2 (0.43%) Confluence
6 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.43%) JBoss
6 2 (0.43%) MediaWiki
6 2 (0.43%) nginx
6 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.21%) WildFly
Applications
1 26 (5.53%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.83%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.91%) MS Office
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) assyst
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.70%) Office 365
4 6 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 388 (82.55%) BGP
2 294 (62.55%) Firewall
3 196 (41.70%) WAN
4 177 (37.66%) LAN
5 174 (37.02%) Cisco ASA
6 170 (36.17%) MPLS
6 170 (36.17%) VPN
7 155 (32.98%) Cisco Nexus
8 141 (30.00%) EIGRP
9 136 (28.94%) TCP/IP
10 125 (26.60%) Wireless
11 111 (23.62%) IPsec
12 104 (22.13%) Network Security
13 99 (21.06%) VLAN
14 89 (18.94%) DNS
15 80 (17.02%) HSRP
16 70 (14.89%) SSL
17 65 (13.83%) Cisco IOS
18 63 (13.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 61 (12.98%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.85%) MySQL
2 3 (0.64%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (2.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.85%) JIRA
3 2 (0.43%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.43%) Hudson
3 2 (0.43%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 77 (16.38%) Finance
2 46 (9.79%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.98%) Banking
4 9 (1.91%) Retail
5 8 (1.70%) Legal
6 5 (1.06%) Billing
7 4 (0.85%) Advertising
7 4 (0.85%) Electronics
7 4 (0.85%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.85%) Marketing
8 3 (0.64%) Games
8 3 (0.64%) Law
8 3 (0.64%) Publishing
9 2 (0.43%) German Language
9 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.43%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Local Government
10 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 265 (56.38%) Network Engineer
2 91 (19.36%) Cisco Engineer
3 85 (18.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 50 (10.64%) Security Engineer
5 46 (9.79%) Network Security Engineer
6 41 (8.72%) Senior Network Engineer
7 33 (7.02%) Consultant
8 30 (6.38%) Network Support
9 27 (5.74%) Support Engineer
10 25 (5.32%) Architect
10 25 (5.32%) Network Support Engineer
11 23 (4.89%) Analyst
11 23 (4.89%) Juniper Engineer
12 21 (4.47%) Cisco Security Engineer
13 19 (4.04%) Firewall Engineer
13 19 (4.04%) Network Analyst
14 18 (3.83%) Network Consultant
15 17 (3.62%) Administrator
16 15 (3.19%) Network Administrator
16 15 (3.19%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (8.09%) 802.1X
2 19 (4.04%) CSS
3 9 (1.91%) Middleware
4 4 (0.85%) COM
4 4 (0.85%) RESTful
5 3 (0.64%) RFC 2544
6 2 (0.43%) REST
6 2 (0.43%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.43%) SOAP
6 2 (0.43%) Web Services
6 2 (0.43%) XML
6 2 (0.43%) XMPP
7 1 (0.21%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.21%) HTML
7 1 (0.21%) LAMP
7 1 (0.21%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.21%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 150 (31.91%) Data Centre
2 21 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (1.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (1.91%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.70%) User Experience
5 7 (1.49%) Driving Licence
5 7 (1.49%) IPTV
5 7 (1.49%) PKI
5 7 (1.49%) Private Cloud
5 7 (1.49%) Video on Demand
6 6 (1.28%) CESG
6 6 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.28%) STB
6 6 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (1.28%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.06%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.06%) Over-the-Top Content
8 4 (0.85%) CMDB
8 4 (0.85%) Cryptography
9 3 (0.64%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 58 (12.34%) Windows
2 33 (7.02%) Linux
3 31 (6.60%) Unix
3 31 (6.60%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.06%) CentOS
7 5 (1.06%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.85%) Solaris
9 3 (0.64%) AIX
9 3 (0.64%) Android
9 3 (0.64%) FreeBSD
10 2 (0.43%) CatOS
10 2 (0.43%) Debian
10 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.21%) Mandriva Linux
11 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (16.81%) Load Balancing
2 59 (12.55%) ITIL
3 57 (12.13%) Network Design
4 55 (11.70%) Network Management
5 50 (10.64%) Network Monitoring
6 38 (8.09%) Network Architecture
7 36 (7.66%) Change Management
8 35 (7.45%) Migration
9 21 (4.47%) Change Control
10 20 (4.26%) Configuration Management
10 20 (4.26%) Penetration Testing
10 20 (4.26%) Project Management
11 19 (4.04%) Service Delivery
12 17 (3.62%) Information Security
13 16 (3.40%) Time Management
14 15 (3.19%) High Availability
15 14 (2.98%) Mentoring
15 14 (2.98%) Problem Management
16 13 (2.77%) ITIL V3
17 12 (2.55%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.49%) Shell Script
1 7 (1.49%) SQL
2 5 (1.06%) PowerShell
3 4 (0.85%) C
3 4 (0.85%) Java
3 4 (0.85%) Perl
4 3 (0.64%) Bash Shell
4 3 (0.64%) Python
5 2 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 305 (64.89%) Cisco Certification
2 239 (50.85%) CCNP
3 122 (25.96%) CCNA
4 70 (14.89%) Security Cleared
5 68 (14.47%) CCIE
6 56 (11.91%) SC Cleared
7 24 (5.11%) Degree
8 23 (4.89%) CCDP
8 23 (4.89%) CISSP
9 20 (4.26%) JNCIA
10 19 (4.04%) CCSA
11 14 (2.98%) JNCIP
12 12 (2.55%) CCSE
13 11 (2.34%) DV Cleared
14 9 (1.91%) CCIP
15 8 (1.70%) JNCIS
16 7 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (1.49%) JNCIE
17 6 (1.28%) CCVP
18 5 (1.06%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.83%) SLA
2 14 (2.98%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.64%) COBIT
3 3 (0.64%) ISO27002
4 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 39 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (5.74%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (1.49%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.49%) VMware ESX
4 7 (1.49%) vSphere
5 6 (1.28%) Firmware
6 4 (0.85%) iptables
6 4 (0.85%) KVM
6 4 (0.85%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.85%) XenServer
7 3 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.64%) NFS
8 2 (0.43%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.43%) Postfix
8 2 (0.43%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.43%) Samba
8 2 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (4.47%) Cisco Prime
2 19 (4.04%) FortiGate
3 17 (3.62%) Nagios
3 17 (3.62%) OPNET
4 10 (2.13%) Nessus
5 9 (1.91%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (1.49%) Cacti
6 7 (1.49%) Puppet
7 6 (1.28%) OpenView
7 6 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (1.06%) Backup Exec
8 5 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.06%) SmokePing
9 4 (0.85%) EnCase
9 4 (0.85%) WhatsUp Gold
10 3 (0.64%) SCCM
11 2 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (0.43%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.43%) HP UCMDB
11 2 (0.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 407 (86.60%) Cisco
2 176 (37.45%) CheckPoint
3 168 (35.74%) Juniper
4 123 (26.17%) F5
5 69 (14.68%) Palo Alto
6 56 (11.91%) Fortinet
7 52 (11.06%) VMware
8 47 (10.00%) Microsoft
9 44 (9.36%) HP
10 40 (8.51%) SolarWinds
11 38 (8.09%) Riverbed
12 31 (6.60%) Aruba
13 23 (4.89%) Nokia
14 19 (4.04%) Blue Coat
15 17 (3.62%) BMC
16 14 (2.98%) Brocade
16 14 (2.98%) Intel Security
17 13 (2.77%) Dell
17 13 (2.77%) Meraki
17 13 (2.77%) Remedy
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