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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 360 378 312
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -66
Contract jobs citing OSPF 255 205 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.40% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.35% 2.93% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 103 131
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £48.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +62.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.47%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7602 6990 8978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.91% 13.67% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4063 3628 3970
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 456 702
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 £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +33 245 £400 +16.36% 79
London +8 98 £420 +16.66% 34
South East +41 80 £363 +10.68% 12
Berkshire +37 56 £425 +30.76% 4
City of London +26 29 £400 +9.96% 14
West Midlands -2 20 £304 -5.07% 10
South West -26 14 £425 +44.06% 2
Reading +9 13 £420 +29.23% 1
North West -4 13 £280 -39.45% 4
Hampshire -2 11 £287 -12.95% 4
Birmingham +8 10 £308 -3.90% 6
Cheshire +6 10 £280 - 1
Yorkshire -1 9 £401 +23.23% 11
East of England -21 8 £335 -18.78% 7
Bristol -19 7 £425 +41.66% 1
York +9 6 £401 +3.35%
North Yorkshire +2 6 £401 +16.50% 1
Surrey -3 4 £513 +5.12% 1
Kent - 4 £350 - 2
Manchester +1 3 - - 3
Buckinghamshire -1 3 - -
Swindon -4 3 £519 +78.90%
Wiltshire -4 3 £519 +78.90%
Bedfordshire -20 3 £285 -5.00% 2
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Docklands, London +10 2 £525 +66.66%
Hertfordshire 0 2 £335 - 4
Bracknell 0 2 - -
West Sussex -4 2 £513 -16.66%
West Yorkshire -4 2 - - 8

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 372 (81.58%) Cisco
2 368 (80.70%) BGP
3 299 (65.57%) Firewall
4 269 (58.99%) Cisco Certification
5 203 (44.52%) CheckPoint
6 197 (43.20%) CCNP
7 195 (42.76%) MPLS
8 186 (40.79%) Juniper
8 186 (40.79%) WAN
9 176 (38.60%) LAN
10 151 (33.11%) VPN
11 137 (30.04%) Network Security
12 133 (29.17%) F5
13 130 (28.51%) Cisco ASA
14 102 (22.37%) Telecoms
15 101 (22.15%) EIGRP
15 101 (22.15%) CCIE
16 100 (21.93%) TCP/IP
16 100 (21.93%) Cisco IOS
17 95 (20.83%) IPsec
18 88 (19.30%) Load Balancing
19 87 (19.08%) Cisco Nexus
20 86 (18.86%) DNS
21 79 (17.32%) Network Design
22 77 (16.89%) Linux
23 75 (16.45%) VoIP
23 75 (16.45%) VLAN
24 73 (16.01%) Blue Coat
24 73 (16.01%) Network Management
25 65 (14.25%) Citrix

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (5.70%) Apache
2 13 (2.85%) MediaWiki
2 13 (2.85%) Confluence
2 13 (2.85%) nginx
3 11 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (2.41%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.97%) Lync
5 6 (1.32%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.10%) IIS
7 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 20 (4.39%) MS Visio
2 19 (4.17%) MS Excel
3 13 (2.85%) MS Office
4 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.44%) SaaS
2 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 368 (80.70%) BGP
2 299 (65.57%) Firewall
3 195 (42.76%) MPLS
4 186 (40.79%) WAN
5 176 (38.60%) LAN
6 151 (33.11%) VPN
7 137 (30.04%) Network Security
8 130 (28.51%) Cisco ASA
9 101 (22.15%) EIGRP
10 100 (21.93%) TCP/IP
10 100 (21.93%) Cisco IOS
11 95 (20.83%) IPsec
12 87 (19.08%) Cisco Nexus
13 86 (18.86%) DNS
14 75 (16.45%) VoIP
14 75 (16.45%) VLAN
15 61 (13.38%) Wireless
16 57 (12.50%) RIP
17 56 (12.28%) Ethernet
18 55 (12.06%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.07%) MySQL
1 14 (3.07%) Relational Database
2 13 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (0.88%) MS Access
4 1 (0.22%) Ingres
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (3.07%) Subversion
2 13 (2.85%) Jenkins
2 13 (2.85%) Hudson
2 13 (2.85%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.85%) JIRA
3 6 (1.32%) GDB
4 3 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 102 (22.37%) Telecoms
2 56 (12.28%) Finance
3 31 (6.80%) Banking
4 11 (2.41%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.54%) Retail
6 6 (1.32%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.10%) Local Government
7 5 (1.10%) Law
7 5 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.88%) Legal
8 4 (0.88%) German Language
9 2 (0.44%) Front Office
9 2 (0.44%) Back Office
9 2 (0.44%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.44%) Publishing
10 1 (0.22%) Marketing
10 1 (0.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 169 (37.06%) Network Engineer
2 62 (13.60%) Design Engineer
2 62 (13.60%) Security Engineer
3 56 (12.28%) IP Engineer
4 51 (11.18%) Consultant
5 47 (10.31%) Architect
6 40 (8.77%) Network Security Engineer
7 37 (8.11%) Network Consultant
8 31 (6.80%) Network Specialist
9 27 (5.92%) Firewall Engineer
10 25 (5.48%) Security Specialist
10 25 (5.48%) Network Security Specialist
11 22 (4.82%) Senior Network Engineer
12 21 (4.61%) Network Architect
13 20 (4.39%) Cisco Engineer
14 18 (3.95%) Network Design Engineer
15 16 (3.51%) Analyst
16 14 (3.07%) Network Support
16 14 (3.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 14 (3.07%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.85%) LAMP
2 4 (0.88%) CSS
3 1 (0.22%) EDI
3 1 (0.22%) .NET
3 1 (0.22%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.92%) Fat Client
1 27 (5.92%) Thin Client
2 15 (3.29%) Clustering
3 13 (2.85%) Wiki
4 10 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (1.54%) PKI
6 5 (1.10%) Replication
7 4 (0.88%) SecurID
8 3 (0.66%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.66%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.66%) NHS
8 3 (0.66%) Firmware
9 2 (0.44%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.44%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.44%) AS400
9 2 (0.44%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.44%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.44%) Derivative
9 2 (0.44%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.22%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 77 (16.89%) Linux
2 63 (13.82%) Windows
3 28 (6.14%) UNIX
4 24 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (2.85%) Ubuntu
6 13 (2.85%) Debian
7 9 (1.97%) CentOS
8 8 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.54%) Solaris
10 5 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.88%) SUSE
12 3 (0.66%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.66%) AIX
13 2 (0.44%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.22%) VMS
14 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (19.30%) Load Balancing
2 79 (17.32%) Network Design
3 73 (16.01%) Network Management
4 48 (10.53%) ITIL
5 35 (7.68%) E-Commerce
6 31 (6.80%) Service Delivery
7 27 (5.92%) Network Architecture
8 25 (5.48%) Network Monitoring
9 24 (5.26%) Project Management
10 23 (5.04%) Capacity Planning
11 22 (4.82%) Change Management
11 22 (4.82%) Risk Assessment
12 21 (4.61%) Migration
12 21 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
13 16 (3.51%) Low Latency
14 15 (3.29%) WAN Optimisation
15 14 (3.07%) Data Modelling
16 13 (2.85%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (2.85%) DevOps
17 12 (2.63%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 24 (5.26%) C
2 22 (4.82%) Perl
3 20 (4.39%) SQL
4 14 (3.07%) Ruby
4 14 (3.07%) Bash Shell
5 13 (2.85%) PHP
5 13 (2.85%) Java
6 7 (1.54%) Tcl
7 5 (1.10%) Embedded C
8 4 (0.88%) VB
8 4 (0.88%) Python
9 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 269 (58.99%) Cisco Certification
2 197 (43.20%) CCNP
3 101 (22.15%) CCIE
4 64 (14.04%) CCNA
5 40 (8.77%) Security Cleared
5 40 (8.77%) CCDP
6 34 (7.46%) CISSP
6 34 (7.46%) CCSE
7 31 (6.80%) SC Cleared
8 24 (5.26%) CCSP
9 23 (5.04%) Check Point Certification
10 17 (3.73%) CCIP
11 15 (3.29%) JNCIS
12 13 (2.85%) JNCIA
12 13 (2.85%) Degree
13 12 (2.63%) JNCIP
14 9 (1.97%) JNCIE
15 7 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (1.54%) MCSE
15 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 15 (3.29%) SLA
3 11 (2.41%) QA
4 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.22%) COBIT
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 49 (10.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (3.95%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.95%) vSphere
3 13 (2.85%) XenServer
3 13 (2.85%) Postfix
3 13 (2.85%) Samba
4 11 (2.41%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.19%) Snort
6 6 (1.32%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.32%) XenApp
6 6 (1.32%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.10%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.88%) NFS
8 4 (0.88%) SRDF
8 4 (0.88%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 3 (0.66%) OpenSSH
10 2 (0.44%) vCloud
11 1 (0.22%) Xen
11 1 (0.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 23 (5.04%) FortiGate
2 13 (2.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (2.85%) Puppet
2 13 (2.85%) ZABBIX
3 8 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (1.32%) OPNET
5 4 (0.88%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (0.66%) CiscoWorks
6 3 (0.66%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (0.44%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.44%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.44%) Salt
8 1 (0.22%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (0.22%) OpenView
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 372 (81.58%) Cisco
2 203 (44.52%) CheckPoint
3 186 (40.79%) Juniper
4 133 (29.17%) F5
5 73 (16.01%) Blue Coat
6 65 (14.25%) Citrix
7 59 (12.94%) VMware
8 46 (10.09%) HP
9 30 (6.58%) Riverbed
10 29 (6.36%) Nokia
11 28 (6.14%) Microsoft
11 28 (6.14%) Infoblox
12 25 (5.48%) Imperva
13 24 (5.26%) Fortinet
14 19 (4.17%) Red Hat
15 18 (3.95%) Brocade
16 17 (3.73%) Huawei
16 17 (3.73%) Aruba
16 17 (3.73%) Redback
17 16 (3.51%) Radware
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