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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 276 365 382
Rank change year-on-year
+89 +17
Contract jobs citing OSPF 393 213 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.42% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.02% 3.10% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 143 75
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£375 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £281
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Average hourly rate £36.50 £25.50 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.13% -35.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.90 £22.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.76 £35.10 £145.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £25.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+30.39% -34.61%

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
7825 6877 7709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.43% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3746 3776
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 411 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +85 386 £375 -1.31% 56
London +87 199 £338 -11.18% 24
South East +21 92 £400 +7.74% 15
City of London +26 57 £325 -7.14% 17
Berkshire +37 55 £375 +9.48% 3
Manchester +14 27 £360 -15.29%
North West +9 27 £360 -15.29%
Yorkshire +8 24 £401 -11.00% 7
South West -17 19 £425 +51.78% 3
North Yorkshire +16 18 £401 - 4
York - 18 £401 -
West Midlands +7 17 £325 +16.07% 1
Surrey +2 13 £325 -18.75% 3
Reading +22 7 £375 +7.14% 1
Shropshire +1 7 £375 +9.48%
Hampshire -20 7 £323 -7.85% 4
Gloucestershire - 7 - -
Telford 0 6 £375 +9.48%
Bristol -10 6 £425 +53.15% 2
Cheltenham - 6 - -
Milton Keynes -9 5 £425 +3.03%
Buckinghamshire -15 5 £425 +3.03% 2
East Midlands +3 4 £449 +8.13%
Birmingham -3 4 £200 +33.33% 1
East Sussex - 4 £400 -
Redditch +3 3 £155 -48.33%
South Yorkshire +1 3 - - 1
Slough -1 3 £260 - 1
Bracknell -1 3 £225 -
Sheffield -2 3 - - 1

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 624 (88.14%) Cisco
2 582 (82.20%) BGP
3 495 (69.92%) Firewall
4 431 (60.88%) Cisco Certification
5 320 (45.20%) CCNP
6 312 (44.07%) CheckPoint
7 301 (42.51%) MPLS
7 301 (42.51%) WAN
8 271 (38.28%) LAN
9 267 (37.71%) Juniper
10 252 (35.59%) VPN
11 229 (32.34%) F5
12 228 (32.20%) EIGRP
13 216 (30.51%) Cisco Nexus
14 180 (25.42%) CCIE
15 178 (25.14%) Network Security
16 173 (24.44%) TCP/IP
17 169 (23.87%) Cisco ASA
18 159 (22.46%) Telecoms
19 137 (19.35%) IPsec
20 135 (19.07%) HSRP
21 133 (18.79%) CCNA
22 129 (18.22%) Load Balancing
23 124 (17.51%) Network Design
24 122 (17.23%) DNS
25 119 (16.81%) VLAN
26 110 (15.54%) Wireless
27 104 (14.69%) ITIL
28 103 (14.55%) Cisco IOS
29 99 (13.98%) Blue Coat

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (1.69%) MS Exchange
2 10 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (1.13%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.99%) Apache
4 7 (0.99%) Lync
5 6 (0.85%) MediaWiki
5 6 (0.85%) nginx
5 6 (0.85%) Confluence
6 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.14%) IIS
7 1 (0.14%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 29 (4.10%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.39%) MS Visio
3 15 (2.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.42%) SaaS
3 1 (0.14%) Office 365
3 1 (0.14%) IaaS
3 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 582 (82.20%) BGP
2 495 (69.92%) Firewall
3 301 (42.51%) MPLS
3 301 (42.51%) WAN
4 271 (38.28%) LAN
5 252 (35.59%) VPN
6 228 (32.20%) EIGRP
7 216 (30.51%) Cisco Nexus
8 178 (25.14%) Network Security
9 173 (24.44%) TCP/IP
10 169 (23.87%) Cisco ASA
11 137 (19.35%) IPsec
12 135 (19.07%) HSRP
13 122 (17.23%) DNS
14 119 (16.81%) VLAN
15 110 (15.54%) Wireless
16 103 (14.55%) Cisco IOS
17 99 (13.98%) RIP
18 79 (11.16%) VRRP
19 76 (10.73%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (0.85%) MySQL
2 6 (0.85%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.99%) Subversion
3 6 (0.85%) JIRA
3 6 (0.85%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.85%) Hudson
3 6 (0.85%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.42%) GDB
General
1 159 (22.46%) Telecoms
2 94 (13.28%) Finance
3 70 (9.89%) Banking
4 26 (3.67%) Investment Banking
5 22 (3.11%) Retail
6 12 (1.69%) Back Office
6 12 (1.69%) Games
7 9 (1.27%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.13%) Marketing
9 5 (0.71%) Local Government
9 5 (0.71%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.71%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.56%) Billing
11 3 (0.42%) Electronics
12 2 (0.28%) Law
12 2 (0.28%) Legal
12 2 (0.28%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 307 (43.36%) Network Engineer
2 85 (12.01%) Design Engineer
3 82 (11.58%) IP Engineer
4 74 (10.45%) Architect
5 69 (9.75%) Security Engineer
6 56 (7.91%) Consultant
7 50 (7.06%) Senior Network Engineer
7 50 (7.06%) Cisco Engineer
8 48 (6.78%) Network Security Engineer
9 42 (5.93%) Network Specialist
10 37 (5.23%) Network Support
10 37 (5.23%) Support Engineer
11 33 (4.66%) Network Consultant
11 33 (4.66%) Network Architect
12 29 (4.10%) Network Design Engineer
13 28 (3.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 25 (3.53%) Analyst
15 18 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
15 18 (2.54%) Network Analyst
15 18 (2.54%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.26%) CSS
2 6 (0.85%) LAMP
3 4 (0.56%) Middleware
4 2 (0.28%) XMPP
5 1 (0.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.82%) FlexPod
3 16 (2.26%) SecurID
4 15 (2.12%) PKI
4 15 (2.12%) Fat Client
4 15 (2.12%) Thin Client
4 15 (2.12%) Clustering
4 15 (2.12%) Visualisation
5 13 (1.84%) User Experience
5 13 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.55%) Online Games
8 8 (1.13%) Management Information System
9 6 (0.85%) Cryptography
9 6 (0.85%) Wiki
10 5 (0.71%) e-Health
11 4 (0.56%) IVR
11 4 (0.56%) Open Source
12 3 (0.42%) DTV
12 3 (0.42%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 80 (11.30%) Linux
2 67 (9.46%) Windows
3 56 (7.91%) UNIX
4 16 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (1.98%) Windows XP
5 14 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.27%) Ubuntu
7 9 (1.27%) Solaris
8 7 (0.99%) CentOS
9 6 (0.85%) Debian
10 4 (0.56%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.28%) SUSE
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (18.22%) Load Balancing
2 124 (17.51%) Network Design
3 104 (14.69%) ITIL
4 99 (13.98%) Network Management
5 69 (9.75%) Network Monitoring
6 49 (6.92%) Migration
7 47 (6.64%) Network Architecture
8 42 (5.93%) E-Commerce
9 38 (5.37%) Service Delivery
9 38 (5.37%) Low Latency
10 36 (5.08%) Mentoring
10 36 (5.08%) Change Management
11 29 (4.10%) Risk Assessment
12 28 (3.95%) Project Management
13 25 (3.53%) High Availability
14 19 (2.68%) Service Management
15 17 (2.40%) Disaster Recovery
16 15 (2.12%) eTOM
17 14 (1.98%) Incident Management
17 14 (1.98%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 37 (5.23%) Perl
2 20 (2.82%) C
3 8 (1.13%) SQL
3 8 (1.13%) R
4 7 (0.99%) Ruby
4 7 (0.99%) Tcl
5 6 (0.85%) Java
5 6 (0.85%) PHP
5 6 (0.85%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.56%) Python
7 2 (0.28%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 431 (60.88%) Cisco Certification
2 320 (45.20%) CCNP
3 180 (25.42%) CCIE
4 133 (18.79%) CCNA
5 89 (12.57%) Security Cleared
6 77 (10.88%) SC Cleared
7 55 (7.77%) CISSP
8 47 (6.64%) CCSE
9 39 (5.51%) CCDP
10 32 (4.52%) Degree
11 28 (3.95%) CCIP
12 23 (3.25%) JNCIP
13 19 (2.68%) JNCIS
14 17 (2.40%) CCSA
15 15 (2.12%) CCSP
15 15 (2.12%) DV Cleared
16 13 (1.84%) Check Point Certification
16 13 (1.84%) JNCIA
17 10 (1.41%) HP ASE
18 9 (1.27%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.07%) SLA
2 27 (3.81%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.27%) QA
4 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 43 (6.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (3.53%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.68%) ProxySG
4 18 (2.54%) Snort
5 14 (1.98%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.69%) vSphere
7 10 (1.41%) XenServer
8 6 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.85%) Postfix
8 6 (0.85%) Samba
9 4 (0.56%) Nmap
10 3 (0.42%) Xen
10 3 (0.42%) NFS
10 3 (0.42%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.42%) XenApp
10 3 (0.42%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.42%) OpenSSH
11 1 (0.14%) KVM
11 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 24 (3.39%) Cisco Prime
2 21 (2.97%) RANCID
3 19 (2.68%) OpenNMS
4 18 (2.54%) FortiGate
5 15 (2.12%) CiscoWorks
6 14 (1.98%) SolarWinds Orion
7 12 (1.69%) OPNET
8 8 (1.13%) Nessus
9 7 (0.99%) CA Spectrum
9 7 (0.99%) SCOrch
10 6 (0.85%) Salt
10 6 (0.85%) Puppet
10 6 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.85%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.42%) Netcool
12 3 (0.42%) Foglight
13 2 (0.28%) Nagios
13 2 (0.28%) Cisco IPCC
13 2 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 624 (88.14%) Cisco
2 312 (44.07%) CheckPoint
3 267 (37.71%) Juniper
4 229 (32.34%) F5
5 99 (13.98%) Blue Coat
6 62 (8.76%) VMware
7 60 (8.47%) Microsoft
8 58 (8.19%) Fortinet
9 57 (8.05%) HP
10 56 (7.91%) Riverbed
11 55 (7.77%) Citrix
12 50 (7.06%) SolarWinds
13 42 (5.93%) Nokia
14 25 (3.53%) BT
14 25 (3.53%) Infoblox
15 23 (3.25%) Nortel
16 20 (2.82%) Aruba
17 16 (2.26%) Brocade
17 16 (2.26%) CA
18 15 (2.12%) Imperva
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