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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
Rank 386 407 311
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -96
Contract jobs citing OSPF 221 233 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.46% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.25% 3.15% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 146 215
Median daily rate £370 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
-13.10% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 4
Median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +43.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +46.66%

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
6809 7405 7775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.97% 14.47% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4246 4357 4246
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 322 447
Median hourly rate £23.95 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.16% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.19 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 -16 182 £374 +3.03% 52
London +11 76 £450 +12.50% 24
South East +9 55 £300 -17.24% 14
Berkshire -1 21 £329 -9.31% 2
West Midlands +27 19 £313 - 4
Scotland +23 18 £375 +85.18% 1
Hampshire +9 14 £269 -23.68% 3
North West +21 11 £326 -36.34% 2
Birmingham +9 11 £285 - 1
Aberdeen -1 11 £390 -
City of London -3 10 £475 +22.58% 7
Basingstoke +15 9 £269 - 3
Reading +8 8 £310 -14.48% 1
Belfast - 8 £313 -
County Antrim - 8 £313 -
Northern Ireland - 8 £313 -
East of England -7 7 £273 -24.82% 3
Edinburgh +27 6 £375 - 1
Manchester +12 6 £315 -17.37% 1
Milton Keynes +6 6 £170 -
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £170 - 1
South West -23 6 £358 -1.37% 2
Yorkshire +8 5 £450 +44.00% 2
Oxfordshire - 5 £400 - 2
Shropshire - 5 £425 - 2
Cheshire +28 4 £338 -43.75%
Warrington +27 4 £338 -43.75%
West Yorkshire +6 4 £450 +40.62% 2
Bristol +1 4 £358 -13.33%
Telford - 4 £425 - 2

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 399 (89.46%) Cisco
2 366 (82.06%) BGP
3 290 (65.02%) Cisco Certification
4 263 (58.97%) Firewall
5 228 (51.12%) CCNP
6 211 (47.31%) MPLS
7 202 (45.29%) WAN
8 187 (41.93%) Juniper
9 171 (38.34%) LAN
10 142 (31.84%) VPN
10 142 (31.84%) CheckPoint
11 134 (30.04%) CCNA
12 133 (29.82%) TCP/IP
13 129 (28.92%) Cisco Nexus
14 123 (27.58%) EIGRP
15 122 (27.35%) Data Centre
16 120 (26.91%) Cisco ASA
17 115 (25.78%) Wireless
18 114 (25.56%) F5
19 102 (22.87%) DNS
20 88 (19.73%) Network Security
20 88 (19.73%) VLAN
21 86 (19.28%) IPsec
22 79 (17.71%) Network Design
23 75 (16.82%) Cisco IOS
24 74 (16.59%) Finance
25 70 (15.70%) Security Cleared
26 66 (14.80%) HSRP
27 64 (14.35%) Telecoms
28 58 (13.00%) Spanning Tree

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 (1.35%) MS Exchange
2 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.45%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.22%) CMS
5 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.22%) IIS
5 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (4.26%) MS Visio
2 16 (3.59%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.67%) assyst
2 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.16%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (1.35%) Office 365
5 3 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.22%) IaaS
6 1 (0.22%) PaaS
6 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 366 (82.06%) BGP
2 263 (58.97%) Firewall
3 211 (47.31%) MPLS
4 202 (45.29%) WAN
5 171 (38.34%) LAN
6 142 (31.84%) VPN
7 133 (29.82%) TCP/IP
8 129 (28.92%) Cisco Nexus
9 123 (27.58%) EIGRP
10 120 (26.91%) Cisco ASA
11 115 (25.78%) Wireless
12 102 (22.87%) DNS
13 88 (19.73%) Network Security
13 88 (19.73%) VLAN
14 86 (19.28%) IPsec
15 75 (16.82%) Cisco IOS
16 66 (14.80%) HSRP
17 58 (13.00%) Spanning Tree
18 57 (12.78%) DHCP
19 56 (12.56%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.67%) MySQL
1 3 (0.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (2.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.90%) JIRA
3 1 (0.22%) JMeter
3 1 (0.22%) JUnit
3 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 74 (16.59%) Finance
2 64 (14.35%) Telecoms
3 23 (5.16%) Banking
4 13 (2.91%) Retail
5 8 (1.79%) Electronics
6 7 (1.57%) Legal
6 7 (1.57%) Marketing
6 7 (1.57%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.35%) Billing
8 5 (1.12%) Advertising
8 5 (1.12%) Military
9 4 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.90%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.45%) Games
10 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.22%) Local Government
11 1 (0.22%) Publishing
11 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 263 (58.97%) Network Engineer
2 73 (16.37%) Cisco Engineer
3 68 (15.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 43 (9.64%) Senior Network Engineer
5 37 (8.30%) Network Support
6 35 (7.85%) Architect
7 33 (7.40%) Security Engineer
8 31 (6.95%) Support Engineer
9 30 (6.73%) Network Security Engineer
10 29 (6.50%) Analyst
11 28 (6.28%) Network Support Engineer
12 25 (5.61%) Network Architect
13 23 (5.16%) Network Analyst
14 20 (4.48%) Juniper Engineer
14 20 (4.48%) Network Design Engineer
15 19 (4.26%) Design Engineer
16 16 (3.59%) Consultant
17 15 (3.36%) NOC Engineer
18 14 (3.14%) IP Engineer
18 14 (3.14%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.30%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.24%) Middleware
3 5 (1.12%) XMPP
4 4 (0.90%) SOAP
4 4 (0.90%) Web Services
5 3 (0.67%) COM
5 3 (0.67%) XML
6 2 (0.45%) CSS
6 2 (0.45%) RESTful
6 2 (0.45%) RFC 2544
6 2 (0.45%) RFC 2547
7 1 (0.22%) .NET
7 1 (0.22%) CGI
7 1 (0.22%) Core Data
7 1 (0.22%) JMS
7 1 (0.22%) REST
7 1 (0.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 122 (27.35%) Data Centre
2 34 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.91%) CMDB
4 11 (2.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 11 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.02%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.02%) IPTV
5 9 (2.02%) Over-the-Top Content
5 9 (2.02%) STB
5 9 (2.02%) Video on Demand
6 5 (1.12%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.12%) PKI
6 5 (1.12%) RSA SecurID
6 5 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (0.90%) Fat Client
7 4 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (0.90%) Private Cloud
7 4 (0.90%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.67%) FlexPod
8 3 (0.67%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 48 (10.76%) Windows
2 42 (9.42%) Linux
3 34 (7.62%) Unix
4 16 (3.59%) Windows Server
5 15 (3.36%) CatOS
6 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.90%) Android
8 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.45%) FreeBSD
10 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.45%) Solaris
11 1 (0.22%) AIX
11 1 (0.22%) CentOS
11 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.22%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (17.71%) Network Design
2 55 (12.33%) Load Balancing
3 50 (11.21%) ITIL
4 46 (10.31%) Network Management
5 36 (8.07%) Migration
5 36 (8.07%) Project Management
6 30 (6.73%) Network Architecture
7 29 (6.50%) Network Monitoring
8 23 (5.16%) Configuration Management
9 21 (4.71%) Change Management
10 20 (4.48%) Problem Management
11 19 (4.26%) Mentoring
12 15 (3.36%) Service Management
13 14 (3.14%) Asset Management
13 14 (3.14%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (3.14%) High Availability
13 14 (3.14%) Information Security
13 14 (3.14%) Service Delivery
14 13 (2.91%) Penetration Testing
14 13 (2.91%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (2.69%) C
2 6 (1.35%) PowerShell
2 6 (1.35%) SQL
3 5 (1.12%) Perl
4 4 (0.90%) Java
4 4 (0.90%) Python
5 2 (0.45%) Lisp
5 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.22%) C#
6 1 (0.22%) C++
6 1 (0.22%) Prolog
6 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 290 (65.02%) Cisco Certification
2 228 (51.12%) CCNP
3 134 (30.04%) CCNA
4 70 (15.70%) Security Cleared
5 57 (12.78%) CCIE
6 49 (10.99%) SC Cleared
7 27 (6.05%) JNCIA
8 25 (5.61%) Degree
9 20 (4.48%) CCDP
10 19 (4.26%) JNCIS
11 16 (3.59%) CCSA
12 15 (3.36%) CCIP
13 14 (3.14%) CISSP
13 14 (3.14%) DV Cleared
14 7 (1.57%) CCSE
14 7 (1.57%) JNCIP
15 6 (1.35%) GIAC
15 6 (1.35%) JNCIE
16 4 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
16 4 (0.90%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.38%) SLA
2 7 (1.57%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.67%) COBIT
3 3 (0.67%) ISO27002
4 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 36 (8.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (4.48%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.79%) vSphere
4 7 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.35%) Firmware
5 6 (1.35%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (0.67%) vCloud
7 2 (0.45%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.45%) KVM
7 2 (0.45%) NFS
7 2 (0.45%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.45%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.45%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.45%) XenServer
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (6.28%) Cisco Prime
2 24 (5.38%) FortiGate
3 18 (4.04%) Nagios
4 7 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (1.35%) EnCase
5 6 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.35%) WhatsUp Gold
6 5 (1.12%) OpenView
6 5 (1.12%) Puppet
6 5 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (0.90%) Nessus
8 3 (0.67%) Cacti
8 3 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.67%) OPNET
9 2 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.45%) Endace
9 2 (0.45%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.45%) Pingdom
9 2 (0.45%) SCCM
9 2 (0.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 399 (89.46%) Cisco
2 187 (41.93%) Juniper
3 142 (31.84%) CheckPoint
4 114 (25.56%) F5
5 56 (12.56%) Palo Alto
6 48 (10.76%) VMware
7 37 (8.30%) Fortinet
8 36 (8.07%) HP
9 33 (7.40%) SolarWinds
10 29 (6.50%) Arista
10 29 (6.50%) Microsoft
11 24 (5.38%) Aruba
12 23 (5.16%) Huawei
13 20 (4.48%) Blue Coat
14 19 (4.26%) Infoblox
14 19 (4.26%) Riverbed
15 14 (3.14%) BT
16 12 (2.69%) Citrix
17 11 (2.47%) Meraki
17 11 (2.47%) Remedy
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