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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 321 330 334
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing OSPF 335 282 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.54% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.00% 4.00% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 170 80
Average daily rate
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£370 £380 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.21% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £38.75 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -5.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.30 £24.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.92 £47.25 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.40%

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
8372 7057 8267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.48% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4773 3891 3941
Average daily rate £360 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 467 595
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +8 327 £373 -2.93% 69
London +38 168 £375 -6.25% 33
South East -7 66 £355 +5.97% 16
City of London +26 54 £375 -14.28% 13
Berkshire +10 33 £450 +29.03% 6
South West -4 31 £420 +52.03% 1
West Midlands +1 25 £250 -24.24% 7
North West -12 18 £360 -7.09% 6
Manchester +4 16 £360 +28.57% 4
Surrey +6 14 £344 +2.61% 1
Shropshire +4 13 £298 -13.13% 2
Telford 0 11 £298 -13.13% 2
Hampshire -24 9 £250 -18.69% 4
Yorkshire -4 8 £379 -2.19% 2
Guildford -7 6 £360 -
Kent - 5 £438 - 4
Reading +9 4 £420 - 5
South Yorkshire - 4 £358 -
Redditch +4 3 £155 -48.33%
Worcestershire -6 3 £155 -48.33%
West Yorkshire -9 3 - - 1
Warwickshire -10 3 £305 - 2
Milton Keynes -10 3 £425 +3.03%
Leeds -10 3 - - 1
Bristol -19 3 £406 +47.72% 1
Buckinghamshire -20 3 £425 +3.03%
Sheffield - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire +10 2 £450 +23.28%
Bracknell +3 2 - -
East Midlands -12 2 £450 +8.43% 1

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 500 (84.60%) Cisco
2 495 (83.76%) BGP
3 392 (66.33%) Firewall
4 346 (58.54%) Cisco Certification
5 275 (46.53%) WAN
6 255 (43.15%) MPLS
7 246 (41.62%) CCNP
8 244 (41.29%) CheckPoint
9 243 (41.12%) LAN
10 229 (38.75%) Juniper
11 205 (34.69%) VPN
12 169 (28.60%) EIGRP
13 168 (28.43%) Cisco Nexus
14 155 (26.23%) F5
15 153 (25.89%) TCP/IP
16 143 (24.20%) CCIE
17 136 (23.01%) Network Security
18 124 (20.98%) Telecoms
19 121 (20.47%) Network Design
20 111 (18.78%) HSRP
20 111 (18.78%) IPsec
21 110 (18.61%) Cisco ASA
22 108 (18.27%) VLAN
23 104 (17.60%) Network Management
24 103 (17.43%) CCNA
25 102 (17.26%) Load Balancing
26 96 (16.24%) DNS
27 83 (14.04%) RIP
28 82 (13.87%) Wireless
29 80 (13.54%) Cisco IOS

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 16 (2.71%) MS Exchange
1 16 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (2.37%) Apache
3 12 (2.03%) nginx
3 12 (2.03%) Confluence
3 12 (2.03%) MediaWiki
4 9 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.35%) Lync
6 1 (0.17%) IIS
6 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.17%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 26 (4.40%) MS Excel
1 26 (4.40%) MS Visio
2 15 (2.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Summit
1 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.85%) SaaS
2 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.17%) Office 365
3 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 495 (83.76%) BGP
2 392 (66.33%) Firewall
3 275 (46.53%) WAN
4 255 (43.15%) MPLS
5 243 (41.12%) LAN
6 205 (34.69%) VPN
7 169 (28.60%) EIGRP
8 168 (28.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 153 (25.89%) TCP/IP
10 136 (23.01%) Network Security
11 111 (18.78%) HSRP
11 111 (18.78%) IPsec
12 110 (18.61%) Cisco ASA
13 108 (18.27%) VLAN
14 96 (16.24%) DNS
15 83 (14.04%) RIP
16 82 (13.87%) Wireless
17 80 (13.54%) Cisco IOS
18 75 (12.69%) SNMP
19 66 (11.17%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.20%) MySQL
1 13 (2.20%) Relational Database
2 12 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (1.02%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.17%) Ingres
4 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (2.20%) Subversion
2 12 (2.03%) JIRA
2 12 (2.03%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.03%) Hudson
2 12 (2.03%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (1.18%) GDB
General
1 124 (20.98%) Telecoms
2 73 (12.35%) Finance
3 50 (8.46%) Banking
4 19 (3.21%) Retail
5 16 (2.71%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.85%) Local Government
7 5 (0.85%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.68%) Marketing
8 4 (0.68%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.68%) Back Office
9 3 (0.51%) Law
9 3 (0.51%) Legal
9 3 (0.51%) Billing
9 3 (0.51%) Games
10 2 (0.34%) German Language
10 2 (0.34%) Russian Language
10 2 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 237 (40.10%) Network Engineer
2 72 (12.18%) Design Engineer
3 67 (11.34%) IP Engineer
4 61 (10.32%) Architect
5 53 (8.97%) Consultant
5 53 (8.97%) Security Engineer
6 49 (8.29%) Senior Network Engineer
7 42 (7.11%) Cisco Engineer
8 41 (6.94%) Network Security Engineer
9 37 (6.26%) Network Consultant
10 32 (5.41%) Network Support
11 31 (5.25%) Network Specialist
12 25 (4.23%) Support Engineer
13 22 (3.72%) Analyst
13 22 (3.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 21 (3.55%) Network Design Engineer
15 20 (3.38%) Network Architect
16 17 (2.88%) Network Analyst
16 17 (2.88%) Firewall Engineer
17 16 (2.71%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.71%) CSS
2 12 (2.03%) LAMP
3 4 (0.68%) Middleware
4 2 (0.34%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (2.88%) Clustering
3 15 (2.54%) FlexPod
4 14 (2.37%) Visualisation
5 13 (2.20%) User Experience
6 12 (2.03%) PKI
6 12 (2.03%) Wiki
7 9 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.35%) Thin Client
8 8 (1.35%) Fat Client
8 8 (1.35%) SecurID
9 7 (1.18%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.85%) e-Health
10 5 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.68%) Open Source
11 4 (0.68%) Cryptography
12 3 (0.51%) Life Science
12 3 (0.51%) Online Games
13 2 (0.34%) Statistics
13 2 (0.34%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 74 (12.52%) Windows
2 57 (9.64%) Linux
3 45 (7.61%) UNIX
4 23 (3.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (2.03%) Windows XP
7 12 (2.03%) CentOS
7 12 (2.03%) Debian
7 12 (2.03%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.35%) Solaris
9 2 (0.34%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (20.47%) Network Design
2 104 (17.60%) Network Management
3 102 (17.26%) Load Balancing
4 78 (13.20%) ITIL
5 68 (11.51%) Network Monitoring
6 46 (7.78%) Network Architecture
7 41 (6.94%) Migration
8 36 (6.09%) Service Delivery
9 33 (5.58%) Change Management
10 30 (5.08%) Mentoring
11 28 (4.74%) Low Latency
11 28 (4.74%) Project Management
12 22 (3.72%) High Availability
13 21 (3.55%) Risk Assessment
14 18 (3.05%) Disaster Recovery
15 17 (2.88%) Capacity Planning
16 16 (2.71%) E-Commerce
17 15 (2.54%) WAN Optimisation
18 14 (2.37%) Time Management
19 13 (2.20%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 39 (6.60%) Perl
2 14 (2.37%) C
2 14 (2.37%) SQL
3 13 (2.20%) Ruby
3 13 (2.20%) Bash Shell
4 12 (2.03%) Java
4 12 (2.03%) PHP
5 8 (1.35%) R
6 7 (1.18%) Tcl
7 6 (1.02%) Embedded C
8 3 (0.51%) Python
9 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 346 (58.54%) Cisco Certification
2 246 (41.62%) CCNP
3 143 (24.20%) CCIE
4 103 (17.43%) CCNA
5 70 (11.84%) Security Cleared
6 64 (10.83%) SC Cleared
7 41 (6.94%) CISSP
8 30 (5.08%) CCSE
8 30 (5.08%) CCDP
9 19 (3.21%) Degree
10 17 (2.88%) CCSP
11 14 (2.37%) Check Point Certification
11 14 (2.37%) JNCIS
11 14 (2.37%) JNCIP
12 13 (2.20%) CCIP
13 12 (2.03%) CCSA
13 12 (2.03%) HP ASE
14 11 (1.86%) JNCIE
14 11 (1.86%) JNCIA
15 10 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.40%) SLA
2 22 (3.72%) PCI DSS
3 12 (2.03%) QA
4 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (4.57%) Active Directory
3 23 (3.89%) Snort
4 19 (3.21%) vSphere
5 15 (2.54%) Hyper-V
6 14 (2.37%) ProxySG
7 12 (2.03%) Postfix
7 12 (2.03%) XenServer
7 12 (2.03%) Samba
8 9 (1.52%) XenDesktop
8 9 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.52%) XenApp
9 4 (0.68%) NFS
9 4 (0.68%) Nmap
10 3 (0.51%) Xen
10 3 (0.51%) OpenSSH
11 2 (0.34%) Firmware
12 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.17%) KVM
Systems Management
1 22 (3.72%) Cisco Prime
2 19 (3.21%) FortiGate
3 16 (2.71%) RANCID
4 15 (2.54%) OpenNMS
5 12 (2.03%) SolarWinds Orion
5 12 (2.03%) Puppet
5 12 (2.03%) OPNET
5 12 (2.03%) ZABBIX
6 8 (1.35%) Nessus
7 7 (1.18%) CA Spectrum
7 7 (1.18%) SCOrch
8 6 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (1.02%) CiscoWorks
9 5 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.85%) Salt
10 3 (0.51%) Netcool
10 3 (0.51%) Foglight
11 2 (0.34%) Nagios
11 2 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (0.34%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 500 (84.60%) Cisco
2 244 (41.29%) CheckPoint
3 229 (38.75%) Juniper
4 155 (26.23%) F5
5 74 (12.52%) Blue Coat
6 51 (8.63%) VMware
7 50 (8.46%) HP
8 47 (7.95%) Microsoft
8 47 (7.95%) SolarWinds
9 45 (7.61%) Riverbed
9 45 (7.61%) Citrix
10 44 (7.45%) Nokia
11 37 (6.26%) Fortinet
12 23 (3.89%) Aruba
12 23 (3.89%) Nortel
13 19 (3.21%) Sourcefire
13 19 (3.21%) Radware
13 19 (3.21%) Redback
14 18 (3.05%) Brocade
15 14 (2.37%) Red Hat
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Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Rate: £0.00 per annum + Neg
Posted: Yesterday
West London
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Rate: £260 - £270 Per Day LTD CO BASIS
Posted: Yesterday
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Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
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Rate: £325 - £425 per annum
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Manchester
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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London
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Rate: competitive
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London
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Rate: competitive
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