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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 417 346 429
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +83
Contract jobs citing OSPF 240 331 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.59% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.80% 3.96% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 207 107
Median daily rate £363 £355 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 1
Median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £27.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.57% +43.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £27.88
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +43.49%

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
8557 8364 7308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.39% 14.98% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5190 4560 3874
Median daily rate £388 £350 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 465 401
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.70 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £46.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

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 4 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 4 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 4 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 -99 205 £363 +0.69% 74
London -47 63 £350 -3.44% 27
South East -9 58 £335 -12.98% 19
Berkshire -1 25 £420 -13.84% 6
South West +13 24 £363 -14.70% 2
Hampshire +13 21 £215 -39.64% 7
Swindon +19 17 £363 +26.08%
Wiltshire +13 17 £363 +26.08%
Scotland -4 17 £290 -3.33% 2
Reading +6 15 £420 - 2
West Midlands -51 15 £373 +14.61% 10
East of England +5 14 £325 +12.06% 3
Yorkshire -11 13 £350 -10.54% 5
West Yorkshire +13 12 £350 -6.66% 4
Leeds +1 12 £350 -6.66% 4
North West -27 12 £325 -27.77% 5
City of London +24 9 £375 -14.28% 10
Basingstoke -6 7 £225 -43.75% 1
Portsmouth - 7 - - 1
Aberdeen - 7 - -
Belfast +9 6 £420 -
Northern Ireland +8 6 £420 -
Suffolk +8 6 £304 -
County Antrim +8 6 £420 -
Birmingham -34 6 £370 +13.84% 1
Cheshire - 6 £325 - 2
Ipswich +11 5 £304 -
Manchester -20 5 £325 -31.57% 2
Surrey -5 4 £185 -45.58% 2
Bristol -6 4 £275 -29.93% 1

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 411 (88.96%) Cisco
1 411 (88.96%) BGP
2 283 (61.26%) Cisco Certification
3 263 (56.93%) Firewall
4 251 (54.33%) MPLS
5 231 (50.00%) WAN
6 220 (47.62%) CCNP
7 199 (43.07%) VPN
8 195 (42.21%) LAN
9 183 (39.61%) Juniper
10 181 (39.18%) EIGRP
11 145 (31.39%) Cisco Nexus
12 136 (29.44%) Cisco ASA
13 131 (28.35%) IPsec
14 129 (27.92%) TCP/IP
15 125 (27.06%) CheckPoint
16 121 (26.19%) Data Centre
17 119 (25.76%) Wireless
18 118 (25.54%) DNS
19 103 (22.29%) F5
20 91 (19.70%) CCNA
21 86 (18.61%) VLAN
22 84 (18.18%) HSRP
23 82 (17.75%) Security Cleared
24 77 (16.67%) Finance
25 76 (16.45%) Linux
25 76 (16.45%) Network Security
26 75 (16.23%) SC Cleared
26 75 (16.23%) Cisco IOS
27 72 (15.58%) DHCP

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 6 (1.30%) Skype for Business
2 4 (0.87%) Apache
3 3 (0.65%) Confluence
3 3 (0.65%) IIS
3 3 (0.65%) JBoss
3 3 (0.65%) nginx
3 3 (0.65%) SAS
3 3 (0.65%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.43%) CMS
4 2 (0.43%) MediaWiki
4 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.22%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (6.49%) MS Visio
2 12 (2.60%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.87%) MS Office
4 3 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.52%) IaaS
1 7 (1.52%) PaaS
1 7 (1.52%) SaaS
2 4 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.43%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 411 (88.96%) BGP
2 263 (56.93%) Firewall
3 251 (54.33%) MPLS
4 231 (50.00%) WAN
5 199 (43.07%) VPN
6 195 (42.21%) LAN
7 181 (39.18%) EIGRP
8 145 (31.39%) Cisco Nexus
9 136 (29.44%) Cisco ASA
10 131 (28.35%) IPsec
11 129 (27.92%) TCP/IP
12 119 (25.76%) Wireless
13 118 (25.54%) DNS
14 86 (18.61%) VLAN
15 84 (18.18%) HSRP
16 76 (16.45%) Network Security
17 75 (16.23%) Cisco IOS
18 72 (15.58%) DHCP
19 60 (12.99%) VoIP
20 50 (10.82%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.30%) MySQL
2 5 (1.08%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.65%) Informix
3 3 (0.65%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.65%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.43%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.43%) Redis
5 1 (0.22%) Big Data
5 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.22%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (3.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (1.52%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.30%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.08%) JIRA
5 4 (0.87%) Hudson
5 4 (0.87%) Subversion
6 2 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.22%) Ant
7 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.22%) GitLab
7 1 (0.22%) RSpec
General
1 77 (16.67%) Finance
2 64 (13.85%) Telecoms
3 22 (4.76%) Banking
4 11 (2.38%) Retail
5 10 (2.16%) Marketing
6 9 (1.95%) Electronics
6 9 (1.95%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.73%) Games
8 7 (1.52%) Military
9 6 (1.30%) Back Office
9 6 (1.30%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.08%) Billing
10 5 (1.08%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.87%) Legal
12 3 (0.65%) French Language
12 3 (0.65%) Publishing
13 2 (0.43%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.43%) German Language
13 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 259 (56.06%) Network Engineer
2 90 (19.48%) Cisco Engineer
3 80 (17.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 54 (11.69%) Senior Network Engineer
5 47 (10.17%) Designer
6 42 (9.09%) Network Designer
7 33 (7.14%) Security Engineer
8 31 (6.71%) Architect
9 26 (5.63%) Network Architect
10 25 (5.41%) Design Engineer
10 25 (5.41%) Network Support
11 24 (5.19%) Network Security Engineer
11 24 (5.19%) Support Engineer
12 23 (4.98%) Consultant
12 23 (4.98%) IP Engineer
13 20 (4.33%) Network Consultant
14 19 (4.11%) Network Support Engineer
15 18 (3.90%) Firewall Engineer
16 17 (3.68%) IP Designer
17 14 (3.03%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.71%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.30%) XML
3 3 (0.65%) LAMP
3 3 (0.65%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (0.65%) POSIX
3 3 (0.65%) Silverlight
3 3 (0.65%) Web Services
4 2 (0.43%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (0.43%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (0.43%) Middleware
4 2 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.43%) XMPP
4 2 (0.43%) YAML
5 1 (0.22%) CSS
5 1 (0.22%) MCollective
5 1 (0.22%) REST
5 1 (0.22%) RFC 2547
5 1 (0.22%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 121 (26.19%) Data Centre
2 21 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 20 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.25%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.60%) PKI
7 9 (1.95%) CMDB
7 9 (1.95%) iSeries
8 8 (1.73%) e-Health
9 7 (1.52%) Clustering
9 7 (1.52%) MPEG
10 6 (1.30%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.08%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.87%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.87%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.87%) IPTV
12 4 (0.87%) RSA SecurID
12 4 (0.87%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.65%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 76 (16.45%) Linux
2 45 (9.74%) Windows
3 34 (7.36%) Unix
4 21 (4.55%) Windows Server
5 14 (3.03%) CatOS
6 13 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.30%) CentOS
9 5 (1.08%) Debian
9 5 (1.08%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.65%) AIX
10 3 (0.65%) Solaris
10 3 (0.65%) SUSE
11 1 (0.22%) Android
11 1 (0.22%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.22%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (14.72%) Load Balancing
2 62 (13.42%) Network Design
3 53 (11.47%) ITIL
4 48 (10.39%) Migration
5 35 (7.58%) High Availability
6 28 (6.06%) Change Management
7 27 (5.84%) Network Architecture
8 25 (5.41%) Project Management
9 24 (5.19%) Network Management
10 23 (4.98%) Configuration Management
11 18 (3.90%) Problem Management
12 17 (3.68%) Network Monitoring
13 15 (3.25%) Capacity Planning
13 15 (3.25%) Service Delivery
14 13 (2.81%) Disaster Recovery
15 12 (2.60%) DDoS Mitigation
16 11 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
16 11 (2.38%) Service Management
17 10 (2.16%) Business Intelligence
17 10 (2.16%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (4.76%) Perl
2 19 (4.11%) Python
3 11 (2.38%) Tcl
4 10 (2.16%) Bash Shell
4 10 (2.16%) C
4 10 (2.16%) Lisp
5 8 (1.73%) Shell Script
6 7 (1.52%) SQL
7 4 (0.87%) Korn
7 4 (0.87%) Ruby
8 3 (0.65%) Java
8 3 (0.65%) PHP
9 2 (0.43%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 283 (61.26%) Cisco Certification
2 220 (47.62%) CCNP
3 91 (19.70%) CCNA
4 82 (17.75%) Security Cleared
5 75 (16.23%) SC Cleared
6 59 (12.77%) CCIE
7 35 (7.58%) DV Cleared
8 33 (7.14%) Degree
9 30 (6.49%) JNCIS
10 28 (6.06%) JNCIP
11 20 (4.33%) CCSE
12 16 (3.46%) JNCIA
13 12 (2.60%) CISSP
14 11 (2.38%) CCSA
15 10 (2.16%) CCDP
16 6 (1.30%) CCNP Voice
16 6 (1.30%) JNCIE
17 4 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 3 (0.65%) CCSP
18 3 (0.65%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.68%) SLA
2 6 (1.30%) QA
3 4 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.87%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 36 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (4.11%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.16%) VMware ESX
4 9 (1.95%) ProxySG
4 9 (1.95%) Snort
5 8 (1.73%) iptables
6 7 (1.52%) vSphere
7 6 (1.30%) vCloud
7 6 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.08%) Postfix
8 5 (1.08%) Samba
9 4 (0.87%) NFS
10 3 (0.65%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.65%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.43%) KVM
11 2 (0.43%) Squid
12 1 (0.22%) Ceph
12 1 (0.22%) Docker
12 1 (0.22%) Dovecot
12 1 (0.22%) LXC
Systems Management
1 41 (8.87%) FortiGate
2 23 (4.98%) Cisco CUCM
3 20 (4.33%) CiscoWorks
4 10 (2.16%) SolarWinds Orion
5 9 (1.95%) OpenView
6 8 (1.73%) Nagios
7 7 (1.52%) Proventia
8 5 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (1.08%) Puppet
9 4 (0.87%) Cacti
9 4 (0.87%) systemd
10 3 (0.65%) Ansible
10 3 (0.65%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.65%) Oracle ZFS
11 2 (0.43%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.43%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (0.43%) NSN NetAct
11 2 (0.43%) OPNET
11 2 (0.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 411 (88.96%) Cisco
2 183 (39.61%) Juniper
3 125 (27.06%) CheckPoint
4 103 (22.29%) F5
5 66 (14.29%) VMware
6 44 (9.52%) Palo Alto
7 43 (9.31%) SolarWinds
8 40 (8.66%) HP
9 39 (8.44%) Fortinet
10 27 (5.84%) BT
11 26 (5.63%) Blue Coat
12 25 (5.41%) Aruba
13 20 (4.33%) Microsoft
14 18 (3.90%) Avaya
14 18 (3.90%) Red Hat
14 18 (3.90%) Riverbed
15 17 (3.68%) IBM
16 15 (3.25%) Infoblox
16 15 (3.25%) Nokia
16 15 (3.25%) Sourcefire
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