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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK
Rank 358 416 294
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -122
Contract jobs citing OSPF 237 217 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.43% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.45% 2.99% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 128 207
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £353 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.12% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 5
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 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-30.23% +43.33%

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
6864 7264 7480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.30% 14.53% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4199 4225 4224
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 359 417
Median hourly rate £27.75 £27.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.90% +17.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +25 202 £380 -4.93% 48
London -8 80 £425 +3.03% 21
South East +15 60 £400 +10.34% 10
West Midlands +18 28 £360 - 9
Berkshire +6 27 £310 -17.33% 1
Scotland +37 19 £375 +10.70% 3
City of London -3 16 £433 +7.45% 8
Hampshire +14 13 £454 +16.34% 2
Birmingham +8 12 £313 - 3
Aberdeen -1 12 £390 +10.63%
Reading +5 10 £300 -31.42% 1
North West +25 9 £329 -35.85% 4
South West +7 9 £413 - 1
Buckinghamshire +5 9 £500 +17.64% 1
Shropshire - 9 £450 - 1
Milton Keynes +11 8 £500 +17.64%
Yorkshire +2 8 £335 +11.48% 2
East of England +7 7 £209 -47.04% 1
Telford - 7 £450 - 1
Edinburgh +21 6 £375 +15.38% 1
Basingstoke +10 6 £460 +17.94% 2
Dorset - 6 £438 -
Surrey +17 5 £550 +100.00% 5
West Yorkshire +12 5 £350 +12.81% 2
Manchester +10 5 £320 -24.70% 2
Eastleigh - 5 £454 -
Essex -4 4 £220 -46.66%
County Antrim - 4 £313 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £313 -
Coventry - 4 £403 - 2

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 402 (89.73%) Cisco
2 368 (82.14%) BGP
3 284 (63.39%) Cisco Certification
4 266 (59.38%) Firewall
5 230 (51.34%) CCNP
6 209 (46.65%) WAN
7 192 (42.86%) MPLS
8 178 (39.73%) LAN
9 169 (37.72%) Juniper
10 151 (33.71%) CheckPoint
11 149 (33.26%) Cisco ASA
12 140 (31.25%) VPN
12 140 (31.25%) Cisco Nexus
13 135 (30.13%) Data Centre
14 126 (28.13%) TCP/IP
15 121 (27.01%) EIGRP
16 113 (25.22%) CCNA
17 109 (24.33%) Wireless
18 107 (23.88%) F5
19 100 (22.32%) Network Security
20 93 (20.76%) IPsec
21 85 (18.97%) DNS
22 81 (18.08%) VLAN
23 76 (16.96%) Finance
24 69 (15.40%) Network Design
25 68 (15.18%) Cisco IOS
25 68 (15.18%) HSRP
26 61 (13.62%) Palo Alto
27 59 (13.17%) Security Cleared
28 58 (12.95%) Load Balancing

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 8 (1.79%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.45%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.22%) CMS
5 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.22%) IIS
5 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (4.24%) MS Visio
2 15 (3.35%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.67%) assyst
2 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.01%) Office 365
3 9 (2.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
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
1 368 (82.14%) BGP
2 266 (59.38%) Firewall
3 209 (46.65%) WAN
4 192 (42.86%) MPLS
5 178 (39.73%) LAN
6 149 (33.26%) Cisco ASA
7 140 (31.25%) Cisco Nexus
7 140 (31.25%) VPN
8 126 (28.13%) TCP/IP
9 121 (27.01%) EIGRP
10 109 (24.33%) Wireless
11 100 (22.32%) Network Security
12 93 (20.76%) IPsec
13 85 (18.97%) DNS
14 81 (18.08%) VLAN
15 68 (15.18%) Cisco IOS
15 68 (15.18%) HSRP
16 56 (12.50%) Ethernet
16 56 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
16 56 (12.50%) SSL
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 9 (2.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (1.12%) JIRA
3 1 (0.22%) JMeter
3 1 (0.22%) JUnit
General
1 76 (16.96%) Finance
2 56 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.02%) Banking
4 13 (2.90%) Retail
5 7 (1.56%) Advertising
5 7 (1.56%) Legal
6 6 (1.34%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.12%) Billing
7 5 (1.12%) Electronics
8 4 (0.89%) Marketing
9 3 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.67%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.67%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.45%) Games
10 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Back Office
11 1 (0.22%) Military
11 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 259 (57.81%) Network Engineer
2 87 (19.42%) Cisco Engineer
3 79 (17.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 45 (10.04%) Security Engineer
4 45 (10.04%) Senior Network Engineer
5 42 (9.38%) Network Security Engineer
6 38 (8.48%) Network Support
7 32 (7.14%) Support Engineer
8 29 (6.47%) Network Support Engineer
9 27 (6.03%) Analyst
10 25 (5.58%) Architect
11 24 (5.36%) Consultant
12 22 (4.91%) Network Analyst
13 21 (4.69%) Cisco Security Engineer
13 21 (4.69%) Juniper Engineer
14 16 (3.57%) Cisco Support
14 16 (3.57%) Firewall Engineer
14 16 (3.57%) Network Architect
15 14 (3.13%) NOC Engineer
15 14 (3.13%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.25%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.79%) Middleware
3 7 (1.56%) CSS
4 5 (1.12%) XMPP
5 3 (0.67%) COM
5 3 (0.67%) SOAP
5 3 (0.67%) Web Services
5 3 (0.67%) XML
6 2 (0.45%) REST
6 2 (0.45%) RESTful
6 2 (0.45%) RFC 2544
7 1 (0.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 135 (30.13%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.90%) CMDB
4 9 (2.01%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 9 (2.01%) Driving Licence
4 9 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.56%) IPTV
5 7 (1.56%) Over-the-Top Content
5 7 (1.56%) STB
5 7 (1.56%) Video on Demand
6 6 (1.34%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.12%) PKI
7 5 (1.12%) RSA SecurID
8 4 (0.89%) Cryptography
8 4 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.45%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.45%) e-Health
9 2 (0.45%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.45%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 51 (11.38%) Windows
2 36 (8.04%) Linux
3 29 (6.47%) Unix
4 21 (4.69%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.68%) CatOS
6 7 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.67%) AIX
9 3 (0.67%) Android
9 3 (0.67%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.45%) FreeBSD
10 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.45%) Solaris
11 1 (0.22%) CentOS
11 1 (0.22%) Mandriva Linux
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (15.40%) Network Design
2 58 (12.95%) Load Balancing
3 53 (11.83%) ITIL
4 48 (10.71%) Network Management
5 35 (7.81%) Network Monitoring
6 30 (6.70%) Project Management
7 29 (6.47%) Network Architecture
8 28 (6.25%) Migration
9 26 (5.80%) Change Management
10 22 (4.91%) Configuration Management
11 20 (4.46%) Information Security
11 20 (4.46%) Problem Management
12 17 (3.79%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (3.35%) Service Delivery
14 14 (3.13%) Mentoring
15 13 (2.90%) Asset Management
15 13 (2.90%) Change Control
15 13 (2.90%) High Availability
16 12 (2.68%) Release Management
17 11 (2.46%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 13 (2.90%) C
2 6 (1.34%) PowerShell
2 6 (1.34%) SQL
3 4 (0.89%) Perl
4 3 (0.67%) Python
4 3 (0.67%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.45%) Java
6 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.22%) Lisp
6 1 (0.22%) Prolog
6 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 284 (63.39%) Cisco Certification
2 230 (51.34%) CCNP
3 113 (25.22%) CCNA
4 59 (13.17%) Security Cleared
5 55 (12.28%) CCIE
6 44 (9.82%) SC Cleared
7 24 (5.36%) Degree
8 21 (4.69%) CISSP
9 20 (4.46%) CCDP
9 20 (4.46%) JNCIA
10 17 (3.79%) CCSA
11 15 (3.35%) JNCIS
12 11 (2.46%) CCIP
13 10 (2.23%) DV Cleared
14 7 (1.56%) CCSP
14 7 (1.56%) GIAC
15 6 (1.34%) CCVP
15 6 (1.34%) JNCIE
16 5 (1.12%) CCSE
16 5 (1.12%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.13%) SLA
2 14 (3.13%) 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
System Software
1 35 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (5.13%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.79%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (1.56%) vSphere
5 6 (1.34%) Firmware
6 4 (0.89%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.45%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.45%) KVM
8 2 (0.45%) NFS
8 2 (0.45%) vCloud
8 2 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.45%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.45%) XenServer
9 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (3.79%) Cisco Prime
1 17 (3.79%) FortiGate
1 17 (3.79%) Nagios
2 10 (2.23%) Nessus
3 9 (2.01%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (1.79%) OPNET
5 7 (1.56%) WhatsUp Gold
6 6 (1.34%) SolarWinds Orion
7 5 (1.12%) EnCase
7 5 (1.12%) OpenView
8 4 (0.89%) Cacti
8 4 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.89%) Puppet
8 4 (0.89%) SCCM
9 2 (0.45%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.45%) Endace
9 2 (0.45%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.45%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 402 (89.73%) Cisco
2 169 (37.72%) Juniper
3 151 (33.71%) CheckPoint
4 107 (23.88%) F5
5 61 (13.62%) Palo Alto
6 47 (10.49%) VMware
7 42 (9.38%) Fortinet
8 41 (9.15%) HP
9 37 (8.26%) Microsoft
10 27 (6.03%) Riverbed
11 24 (5.36%) Aruba
11 24 (5.36%) SolarWinds
12 18 (4.02%) Huawei
13 15 (3.35%) Blue Coat
13 15 (3.35%) Infoblox
14 13 (2.90%) Remedy
15 12 (2.68%) Meraki
16 11 (2.46%) Avaya
16 11 (2.46%) BT
17 10 (2.23%) Nokia
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