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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 354 383 384
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +1
Contract jobs citing OSPF 282 212 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.40% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.63% 2.92% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 115 86
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%

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
7774 7270 6969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.17% 13.74% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4375 3941 3534
Average daily rate £360 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 388 526
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +35 267 £350 -9.67% 83
London +43 107 £400 - 36
South East -47 50 £356 +2.52% 21
City of London +16 38 £375 -1.63% 20
North West +14 38 £375 +50.00% 4
West Midlands +22 30 £315 -25.88% 5
Birmingham +27 28 £318 -25.29% 2
Berkshire -29 20 £275 -26.71% 6
Hampshire +4 19 £400 +63.24% 4
South West -9 13 £475 +11.76% 4
Yorkshire -20 12 £295 -26.34% 3
Merseyside - 12 £375 - 1
East of England +3 11 £265 -20.89% 4
Manchester -5 11 £200 - 1
Wiltshire +9 10 £475 -8.44% 2
Swindon +6 7 £475 -8.44% 2
Cambridgeshire -1 7 £265 -17.82% 2
North Yorkshire -7 6 £293 -26.96% 1
Harrogate - 6 £293 -
Cambridge 0 5 £265 -17.82% 2
Cheshire 0 5 £375 - 2
Lancashire - 5 £438 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £375 - 2
Basingstoke +7 4 £400 +186.73% 2
Buckinghamshire +3 4 - - 4
Scotland +3 4 - - 1
Reading -10 4 - - 5
Inverness - 4 - -
Isleworth - 4 - -
Leeds - 4 £375 - 2

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

1 559 (89.44%) Cisco
2 533 (85.28%) BGP
3 428 (68.48%) Cisco Certification
4 411 (65.76%) Firewall
5 321 (51.36%) CCNP
6 301 (48.16%) MPLS
7 284 (45.44%) WAN
8 273 (43.68%) LAN
9 255 (40.80%) Juniper
10 249 (39.84%) CheckPoint
11 228 (36.48%) VPN
12 221 (35.36%) EIGRP
13 218 (34.88%) F5
14 217 (34.72%) Cisco ASA
15 181 (28.96%) Data Centre
16 171 (27.36%) TCP/IP
17 161 (25.76%) Wireless
18 148 (23.68%) CCNA
19 147 (23.52%) Network Security
20 141 (22.56%) DNS
21 139 (22.24%) Cisco Nexus
22 138 (22.08%) Cisco IOS
23 134 (21.44%) Load Balancing
24 133 (21.28%) IPsec
25 127 (20.32%) HSRP
26 120 (19.20%) CCIE
27 117 (18.72%) DHCP
28 110 (17.60%) VLAN
29 102 (16.32%) Telecoms
30 98 (15.68%) Linux

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 14 (2.24%) IIS
2 12 (1.92%) Apache
3 11 (1.76%) Confluence
3 11 (1.76%) MediaWiki
4 9 (1.44%) nginx
5 7 (1.12%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.96%) Lync
6 6 (0.96%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.32%) CMS
9 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (2.56%) MS Visio
2 14 (2.24%) MS Office
3 12 (1.92%) MS Excel
4 10 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.92%) SaaS
2 2 (0.32%) Office 365
2 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 533 (85.28%) BGP
2 411 (65.76%) Firewall
3 301 (48.16%) MPLS
4 284 (45.44%) WAN
5 273 (43.68%) LAN
6 228 (36.48%) VPN
7 221 (35.36%) EIGRP
8 217 (34.72%) Cisco ASA
9 171 (27.36%) TCP/IP
10 161 (25.76%) Wireless
11 147 (23.52%) Network Security
12 141 (22.56%) DNS
13 139 (22.24%) Cisco Nexus
14 138 (22.08%) Cisco IOS
15 133 (21.28%) IPsec
16 127 (20.32%) HSRP
17 117 (18.72%) DHCP
18 110 (17.60%) VLAN
19 84 (13.44%) Ethernet
20 83 (13.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (1.44%) MySQL
4 8 (1.28%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.96%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.32%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 13 (2.08%) Jenkins
2 11 (1.76%) Subversion
2 11 (1.76%) JIRA
2 11 (1.76%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.76%) Hudson
3 7 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 102 (16.32%) Telecoms
2 88 (14.08%) Finance
3 39 (6.24%) Banking
4 14 (2.24%) Marketing
5 12 (1.92%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.12%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.12%) Games
7 6 (0.96%) Billing
8 4 (0.64%) Back Office
9 3 (0.48%) Electronics
9 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.48%) Retail
10 2 (0.32%) Local Government
10 2 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.32%) German Language
10 2 (0.32%) Legal
11 1 (0.16%) Advertising
11 1 (0.16%) Military
11 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 344 (55.04%) Network Engineer
2 52 (8.32%) Security Engineer
3 46 (7.36%) Architect
4 44 (7.04%) Senior Network Engineer
4 44 (7.04%) Network Specialist
4 44 (7.04%) Cisco Engineer
5 42 (6.72%) Network Security Engineer
5 42 (6.72%) IP Engineer
6 39 (6.24%) Consultant
7 36 (5.76%) Design Engineer
8 31 (4.96%) Network Architect
9 29 (4.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 23 (3.68%) Support Engineer
11 22 (3.52%) Network Consultant
12 21 (3.36%) Implementation Engineer
13 20 (3.20%) Project Manager
13 20 (3.20%) Analyst
13 20 (3.20%) Network Support
14 17 (2.72%) Security Specialist
14 17 (2.72%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.76%) CSS
2 9 (1.44%) XMPP
3 4 (0.64%) LAMP
4 2 (0.32%) Silverlight
4 2 (0.32%) Middleware
5 1 (0.16%) OCX
5 1 (0.16%) Web Services
5 1 (0.16%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 181 (28.96%) Data Centre
2 30 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.16%) Video Conferencing
4 22 (3.52%) Clustering
4 22 (3.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 17 (2.72%) IVR
5 17 (2.72%) Thin Client
5 17 (2.72%) Fat Client
6 15 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.76%) Wiki
7 11 (1.76%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.76%) Cryptography
8 10 (1.60%) PKI
8 10 (1.60%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.60%) EMC VNX
9 8 (1.28%) Celerra
9 8 (1.28%) Replication
10 6 (0.96%) User Experience
11 4 (0.64%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.64%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 98 (15.68%) Linux
2 92 (14.72%) Windows
3 69 (11.04%) UNIX
4 28 (4.48%) Solaris
5 23 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.76%) CentOS
8 10 (1.60%) Ubuntu
9 9 (1.44%) Debian
10 8 (1.28%) Windows 2000
10 8 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (1.12%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.32%) SUSE
13 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.16%) AIX
14 1 (0.16%) HPUX
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (21.44%) Load Balancing
2 80 (12.80%) ITIL
3 72 (11.52%) Network Design
4 58 (9.28%) Network Management
5 53 (8.48%) Migration
6 49 (7.84%) Network Monitoring
7 37 (5.92%) E-Commerce
7 37 (5.92%) Capacity Planning
8 33 (5.28%) Service Delivery
9 32 (5.12%) Project Management
10 25 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 25 (4.00%) Change Control
11 22 (3.52%) Network Architecture
11 22 (3.52%) Service Management
12 21 (3.36%) Configuration Management
12 21 (3.36%) DDoS Mitigation
13 18 (2.88%) Low Latency
14 17 (2.72%) Incident Management
14 17 (2.72%) Mentoring
15 16 (2.56%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 20 (3.20%) Perl
2 13 (2.08%) C
3 11 (1.76%) Bash Shell
4 9 (1.44%) SQL
4 9 (1.44%) Ruby
5 7 (1.12%) PHP
5 7 (1.12%) Python
6 6 (0.96%) Java
7 5 (0.80%) VB
8 3 (0.48%) Tcl
8 3 (0.48%) Lisp
9 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.16%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 428 (68.48%) Cisco Certification
2 321 (51.36%) CCNP
3 148 (23.68%) CCNA
4 120 (19.20%) CCIE
5 70 (11.20%) Security Cleared
6 54 (8.64%) CCSE
7 47 (7.52%) SC Cleared
8 44 (7.04%) CCIP
9 43 (6.88%) Degree
10 27 (4.32%) CCSA
11 23 (3.68%) CCDP
11 23 (3.68%) DV Cleared
12 19 (3.04%) JNCIP
13 15 (2.40%) JNCIS
14 13 (2.08%) JNCIA
14 13 (2.08%) Check Point Certification
15 12 (1.92%) CISSP
15 12 (1.92%) CCSP
16 9 (1.44%) PMP
16 9 (1.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.68%) SLA
2 10 (1.60%) QA
3 8 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.64%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 72 (11.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (4.16%) Active Directory
3 24 (3.84%) XenServer
4 13 (2.08%) vSphere
4 13 (2.08%) XenApp
4 13 (2.08%) VMware ESX
5 12 (1.92%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.76%) Postfix
6 11 (1.76%) Samba
6 11 (1.76%) Snort
6 11 (1.76%) vCloud
6 11 (1.76%) iptables
7 8 (1.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 8 (1.28%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.64%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.32%) NFS
10 2 (0.32%) Firmware
10 2 (0.32%) Xen
10 2 (0.32%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 43 (6.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 19 (3.04%) CiscoWorks
3 17 (2.72%) FortiGate
3 17 (2.72%) RANCID
4 13 (2.08%) Puppet
5 12 (1.92%) OpenView
6 11 (1.76%) ZABBIX
6 11 (1.76%) Cisco UCCE
7 10 (1.60%) OPNET
8 9 (1.44%) Cisco IPCC
8 9 (1.44%) AirWatch
9 8 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
10 7 (1.12%) NetCrunch
11 6 (0.96%) SolarWinds Orion
12 5 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.80%) Salt
12 5 (0.80%) Cisco UCCX
12 5 (0.80%) Nagios
13 4 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (0.64%) Cacti
Vendors
1 559 (89.44%) Cisco
2 255 (40.80%) Juniper
3 249 (39.84%) CheckPoint
4 218 (34.88%) F5
5 91 (14.56%) VMware
6 90 (14.40%) Blue Coat
7 85 (13.60%) SolarWinds
8 83 (13.28%) Citrix
9 64 (10.24%) HP
10 56 (8.96%) Infoblox
11 43 (6.88%) Aruba
12 40 (6.40%) Microsoft
13 39 (6.24%) Riverbed
14 34 (5.44%) BT
14 34 (5.44%) Nokia
15 27 (4.32%) Nortel
16 25 (4.00%) Fortinet
17 23 (3.68%) Avaya
18 19 (3.04%) Red Hat
18 19 (3.04%) Brocade
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