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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 406 347 428
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +81
Contract jobs citing OSPF 251 334 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.60% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.95% 4.05% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 204 121
Median daily rate £365 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.61% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 0
Median hourly rate £47.83 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.65% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+36.65% -

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
8519 8251 7146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.87% 14.73% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5166 4605 3901
Median daily rate £390 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 478 403
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.10 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -64 223 £370 +6.40% 80
London -32 67 £388 +4.72% 35
South East +3 64 £380 +8.88% 19
West Midlands -36 25 £366 +12.69% 7
Berkshire -12 24 £423 +45.68% 5
Hampshire +8 23 £280 -26.62% 5
Yorkshire +17 18 £363 +23.93% 10
Leeds +19 17 £363 -3.33% 4
West Yorkshire +17 17 £363 -3.33% 4
South West -1 17 £363 -10.49% 1
Reading 0 13 £423 - 3
North West -26 13 £325 -13.33% 2
East of England 0 11 £300 +9.09% 4
City of London +19 10 £375 -10.44% 12
Wiltshire 0 10 £363 -4.91%
Scotland -16 10 £308 - 6
Belfast +14 9 £315 -
County Antrim +13 9 £315 -
Northern Ireland +12 9 £315 -
Swindon +6 9 £363 -4.91%
Telford -21 9 £371 - 2
Shropshire -27 9 £371 - 2
Portsmouth - 9 - - 1
Surrey -1 8 £380 +11.76% 5
Basingstoke -4 7 £225 -43.75% 3
Birmingham -36 7 £354 +8.84% 1
Cheshire -5 6 £325 -13.33%
Redhill +3 5 £380 +83.13%
Manchester -16 5 £325 +62.50% 2
East Midlands +9 4 £325 -23.52% 2

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 438 (89.39%) Cisco
2 435 (88.78%) BGP
3 307 (62.65%) Cisco Certification
4 288 (58.78%) Firewall
5 260 (53.06%) MPLS
6 243 (49.59%) CCNP
7 242 (49.39%) WAN
8 212 (43.27%) Juniper
9 204 (41.63%) VPN
10 200 (40.82%) LAN
11 173 (35.31%) EIGRP
12 157 (32.04%) Cisco Nexus
13 149 (30.41%) CheckPoint
14 142 (28.98%) Cisco ASA
15 141 (28.78%) IPsec
15 141 (28.78%) Data Centre
16 135 (27.55%) Wireless
16 135 (27.55%) TCP/IP
17 111 (22.65%) CCNA
17 111 (22.65%) DNS
18 107 (21.84%) Security Cleared
19 100 (20.41%) F5
20 92 (18.78%) SC Cleared
21 91 (18.57%) VLAN
22 88 (17.96%) HSRP
23 77 (15.71%) Finance
24 76 (15.51%) Cisco IOS
24 76 (15.51%) Network Security
25 71 (14.49%) Network Design
26 70 (14.29%) VoIP

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 4 (0.82%) SharePoint
1 4 (0.82%) Skype for Business
2 3 (0.61%) IIS
3 1 (0.20%) Apache
3 1 (0.20%) CMS
3 1 (0.20%) Confluence
3 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.20%) nginx
3 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.20%) Smallworld
3 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (6.12%) MS Visio
2 19 (3.88%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.22%) MS Office
4 5 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.43%) IaaS
1 7 (1.43%) PaaS
1 7 (1.43%) SaaS
2 3 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.41%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 435 (88.78%) BGP
2 288 (58.78%) Firewall
3 260 (53.06%) MPLS
4 242 (49.39%) WAN
5 204 (41.63%) VPN
6 200 (40.82%) LAN
7 173 (35.31%) EIGRP
8 157 (32.04%) Cisco Nexus
9 142 (28.98%) Cisco ASA
10 141 (28.78%) IPsec
11 135 (27.55%) TCP/IP
11 135 (27.55%) Wireless
12 111 (22.65%) DNS
13 91 (18.57%) VLAN
14 88 (17.96%) HSRP
15 76 (15.51%) Cisco IOS
15 76 (15.51%) Network Security
16 70 (14.29%) VoIP
17 67 (13.67%) DHCP
18 54 (11.02%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.61%) MySQL
2 2 (0.41%) Informix
2 2 (0.41%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.41%) RDBMS
2 2 (0.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.20%) Big Data
3 1 (0.20%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.20%) Redis
3 1 (0.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (3.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.41%) JIRA
3 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.20%) GitLab
3 1 (0.20%) Hudson
3 1 (0.20%) RSpec
3 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 77 (15.71%) Finance
2 67 (13.67%) Telecoms
3 22 (4.49%) Banking
4 15 (3.06%) Retail
5 11 (2.24%) Marketing
6 10 (2.04%) Electronics
6 10 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.43%) Military
8 6 (1.22%) Back Office
8 6 (1.22%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.22%) Games
8 6 (1.22%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.02%) Billing
9 5 (1.02%) Legal
10 4 (0.82%) French Language
10 4 (0.82%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.61%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.61%) German Language
11 3 (0.61%) Publishing
11 3 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 288 (58.78%) Network Engineer
2 95 (19.39%) Cisco Engineer
3 85 (17.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 56 (11.43%) Senior Network Engineer
5 54 (11.02%) Designer
6 46 (9.39%) Network Designer
7 38 (7.76%) Security Engineer
8 33 (6.73%) Architect
9 28 (5.71%) Network Security Engineer
10 27 (5.51%) Network Support
10 27 (5.51%) Support Engineer
11 26 (5.31%) Design Engineer
11 26 (5.31%) Network Architect
12 22 (4.49%) Network Support Engineer
13 21 (4.29%) IP Engineer
14 19 (3.88%) Consultant
14 19 (3.88%) IP Designer
15 18 (3.67%) Analyst
15 18 (3.67%) Firewall Engineer
16 17 (3.47%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (9.18%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.22%) XML
3 5 (1.02%) CSS
4 3 (0.61%) Middleware
4 3 (0.61%) Web Services
5 2 (0.41%) Silverlight
5 2 (0.41%) YAML
6 1 (0.20%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.20%) LAMP
6 1 (0.20%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.20%) MCollective
6 1 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.20%) REST
6 1 (0.20%) RFC 2547
6 1 (0.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 141 (28.78%) Data Centre
2 26 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 19 (3.88%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.27%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.65%) PKI
7 9 (1.84%) iSeries
8 8 (1.63%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.63%) e-Health
9 7 (1.43%) CMDB
9 7 (1.43%) Cryptography
10 6 (1.22%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.22%) MPEG
11 5 (1.02%) Mathematics
11 5 (1.02%) RSA SecurID
11 5 (1.02%) User Experience
12 4 (0.82%) Streaming Video
12 4 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.82%) Visualisation
13 3 (0.61%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 67 (13.67%) Linux
2 52 (10.61%) Windows
3 31 (6.33%) Unix
4 22 (4.49%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.24%) CatOS
5 11 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.02%) AIX
9 3 (0.61%) SUSE
9 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.20%) CentOS
10 1 (0.20%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.20%) SmartOS
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (14.49%) Network Design
2 65 (13.27%) ITIL
2 65 (13.27%) Load Balancing
3 48 (9.80%) Migration
4 36 (7.35%) Network Architecture
5 34 (6.94%) High Availability
6 32 (6.53%) Network Management
7 28 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
8 25 (5.10%) Change Management
9 24 (4.90%) Project Management
10 22 (4.49%) Configuration Management
11 18 (3.67%) Service Delivery
12 17 (3.47%) Change Control
12 17 (3.47%) Kalman Filter
13 16 (3.27%) Problem Management
14 13 (2.65%) WAN Optimisation
15 12 (2.45%) Capacity Planning
15 12 (2.45%) DDoS Mitigation
16 11 (2.24%) Customer Engagement
16 11 (2.24%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.47%) Python
2 16 (3.27%) Perl
3 11 (2.24%) Tcl
4 9 (1.84%) Lisp
5 8 (1.63%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.22%) C
7 4 (0.82%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.61%) SQL
9 2 (0.41%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.41%) Ruby
10 1 (0.20%) Java
10 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.20%) Korn
10 1 (0.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 307 (62.65%) Cisco Certification
2 243 (49.59%) CCNP
3 111 (22.65%) CCNA
4 107 (21.84%) Security Cleared
5 92 (18.78%) SC Cleared
6 61 (12.45%) CCIE
7 39 (7.96%) DV Cleared
8 37 (7.55%) JNCIS
9 34 (6.94%) Degree
10 33 (6.73%) JNCIP
11 19 (3.88%) CCSE
12 16 (3.27%) JNCIA
13 15 (3.06%) CCDP
14 14 (2.86%) CCSA
15 13 (2.65%) CISSP
16 7 (1.43%) JNCIE
17 6 (1.22%) CCNP Voice
18 4 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 3 (0.61%) HND
20 2 (0.41%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.47%) SLA
2 7 (1.43%) QA
3 5 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.41%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 28 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.04%) ProxySG
4 9 (1.84%) VMware ESX
5 8 (1.63%) Snort
6 7 (1.43%) vSphere
7 5 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.82%) vCloud
9 3 (0.61%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.61%) iptables
10 1 (0.20%) Btrfs
10 1 (0.20%) Docker
10 1 (0.20%) Firmware
10 1 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.20%) KVM
10 1 (0.20%) LXC
10 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.20%) Squid
10 1 (0.20%) Varnish
10 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 41 (8.37%) Cisco Prime
2 40 (8.16%) FortiGate
3 21 (4.29%) Cisco CUCM
4 13 (2.65%) SolarWinds Orion
5 10 (2.04%) OpenView
6 9 (1.84%) Nagios
7 7 (1.43%) OPNET
8 6 (1.22%) Cacti
8 6 (1.22%) Proventia
9 5 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.82%) SCCM
10 4 (0.82%) SmokePing
11 3 (0.61%) Ansible
12 2 (0.41%) BladeLogic
12 2 (0.41%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.41%) NSN NetAct
12 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
13 1 (0.20%) CFEngine
13 1 (0.20%) Cisco UCCE
13 1 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 438 (89.39%) Cisco
2 212 (43.27%) Juniper
3 149 (30.41%) CheckPoint
4 100 (20.41%) F5
5 58 (11.84%) SolarWinds
6 57 (11.63%) VMware
7 56 (11.43%) Palo Alto
8 52 (10.61%) Fortinet
9 32 (6.53%) HP
10 30 (6.12%) Aruba
11 28 (5.71%) Microsoft
12 27 (5.51%) Riverbed
13 26 (5.31%) BT
14 24 (4.90%) Blue Coat
15 23 (4.69%) Nokia
16 21 (4.29%) Intel Security
16 21 (4.29%) Sourcefire
17 19 (3.88%) Avaya
18 16 (3.27%) IBM
19 14 (2.86%) SAP
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
East Midlands
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £351 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
East London
DCV Technologies
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £436 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Leeds
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Portsmouth
People Source Consulting
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago