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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 326 397 402
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +5
Contract jobs citing OSPF 323 192 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.36% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.06% 2.78% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 114 72
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £320
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.88 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.56% -14.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.88 £20.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £27.88 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.88 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+25.56% -14.23%

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
7948 6904 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.12% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 3766 3378
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 383 558
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 +64 305 £346 -13.44% 74
London +35 103 £363 -9.37% 19
South East -14 61 £349 +9.92% 23
West Midlands +40 53 £325 -27.77% 14
Birmingham +32 43 £325 -27.77% 10
North West +9 38 £413 +65.00% 6
City of London +26 33 £425 +21.42% 10
Berkshire -10 29 £351 +16.11% 8
East of England +20 19 £285 -28.75% 8
Hampshire +3 15 £363 +51.04% 6
South West +2 14 £405 -4.70% 3
Manchester -1 14 £200 - 1
Merseyside - 13 £375 - 1
Yorkshire -21 10 £293 -26.96%
Buckinghamshire +7 9 £335 +34.00% 5
Wiltshire +9 7 £381 +17.30%
North Yorkshire -5 7 £293 -26.96%
Lancashire - 7 £450 -
Swindon +17 6 £381 +17.30%
Reading -1 6 - - 5
Inverness - 6 - -
Harrogate - 6 £293 -
Scotland - 6 - - 2
Highlands - 6 - -
Milton Keynes +4 5 - -
Hertfordshire +4 5 £413 - 2
Essex +2 5 £250 -37.50% 1
East Midlands -7 5 £425 -10.52% 1
Hook -5 4 £349 +39.46%
Gloucestershire -13 4 £513 +13.88%

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 619 (89.97%) Cisco
2 566 (82.27%) BGP
3 465 (67.59%) Cisco Certification
4 460 (66.86%) Firewall
5 356 (51.74%) CCNP
6 324 (47.09%) MPLS
7 293 (42.59%) CheckPoint
8 283 (41.13%) Juniper
9 281 (40.84%) WAN
10 274 (39.83%) LAN
10 274 (39.83%) F5
11 245 (35.61%) VPN
12 241 (35.03%) Cisco ASA
13 222 (32.27%) EIGRP
14 184 (26.74%) Network Security
15 160 (23.26%) Wireless
16 156 (22.67%) TCP/IP
17 153 (22.24%) CCNA
18 151 (21.95%) Cisco IOS
19 146 (21.22%) CCIE
20 144 (20.93%) IPsec
21 143 (20.78%) Load Balancing
21 143 (20.78%) Cisco Nexus
22 140 (20.35%) DNS
23 133 (19.33%) Telecoms
24 127 (18.46%) Blue Coat
25 121 (17.59%) HSRP
26 117 (17.01%) VMware
27 114 (16.57%) Citrix
27 114 (16.57%) DHCP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (2.18%) Apache
2 14 (2.03%) MediaWiki
2 14 (2.03%) Confluence
3 13 (1.89%) IIS
4 11 (1.60%) nginx
5 6 (0.87%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.73%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.58%) Lync
8 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.29%) CMS
8 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (2.62%) MS Visio
2 12 (1.74%) MS Office
3 11 (1.60%) MS Excel
4 10 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.58%) SaaS
2 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 566 (82.27%) BGP
2 460 (66.86%) Firewall
3 324 (47.09%) MPLS
4 281 (40.84%) WAN
5 274 (39.83%) LAN
6 245 (35.61%) VPN
7 241 (35.03%) Cisco ASA
8 222 (32.27%) EIGRP
9 184 (26.74%) Network Security
10 160 (23.26%) Wireless
11 156 (22.67%) TCP/IP
12 151 (21.95%) Cisco IOS
13 144 (20.93%) IPsec
14 143 (20.78%) Cisco Nexus
15 140 (20.35%) DNS
16 121 (17.59%) HSRP
17 114 (16.57%) DHCP
18 105 (15.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 98 (14.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 93 (13.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
1 14 (2.03%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.60%) MySQL
3 8 (1.16%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.16%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.29%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (2.33%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.03%) Git (software)
2 14 (2.03%) Hudson
2 14 (2.03%) JIRA
2 14 (2.03%) Subversion
3 7 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 133 (19.33%) Telecoms
2 101 (14.68%) Finance
3 45 (6.54%) Banking
4 18 (2.62%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.18%) Games
6 14 (2.03%) Marketing
7 13 (1.89%) Back Office
8 10 (1.45%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.73%) Electronics
9 5 (0.73%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.73%) Retail
9 5 (0.73%) Billing
10 2 (0.29%) Local Government
10 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.29%) German Language
10 2 (0.29%) Legal
11 1 (0.15%) Military
11 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 344 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 72 (10.47%) Security Engineer
3 64 (9.30%) IP Engineer
4 63 (9.16%) Network Specialist
5 62 (9.01%) Architect
6 52 (7.56%) Network Security Engineer
7 48 (6.98%) Design Engineer
8 46 (6.69%) Network Architect
9 42 (6.10%) Cisco Engineer
9 42 (6.10%) Consultant
10 37 (5.38%) Network Security Specialist
10 37 (5.38%) Security Specialist
11 33 (4.80%) Senior Network Engineer
12 31 (4.51%) Support Engineer
13 26 (3.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 26 (3.78%) Implementation Engineer
14 23 (3.34%) Operations Engineer
14 23 (3.34%) Network Consultant
15 22 (3.20%) Network Support
16 20 (2.91%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.45%) CSS
2 6 (0.87%) LAMP
3 4 (0.58%) XMPP
4 2 (0.29%) Silverlight
4 2 (0.29%) Web Services
5 1 (0.15%) Middleware
5 1 (0.15%) HTML
5 1 (0.15%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.80%) Fat Client
2 33 (4.80%) Thin Client
3 30 (4.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 22 (3.20%) Clustering
5 21 (3.05%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (2.03%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.03%) Wiki
7 13 (1.89%) IVR
8 12 (1.74%) PKI
9 11 (1.60%) SecurID
10 10 (1.45%) Cryptography
10 10 (1.45%) Online Games
11 8 (1.16%) Celerra
11 8 (1.16%) Replication
11 8 (1.16%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.87%) DTV
12 6 (0.87%) User Experience
12 6 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.73%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 110 (15.99%) Linux
2 77 (11.19%) Windows
3 65 (9.45%) UNIX
4 26 (3.78%) Solaris
5 24 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (2.03%) CentOS
7 12 (1.74%) Ubuntu
8 11 (1.60%) Debian
9 8 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.16%) Windows XP
10 7 (1.02%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.29%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.15%) HPUX
13 1 (0.15%) SUSE
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (20.78%) Load Balancing
2 95 (13.81%) ITIL
3 73 (10.61%) Network Design
4 71 (10.32%) E-Commerce
5 56 (8.14%) Network Management
6 50 (7.27%) Migration
7 45 (6.54%) Network Monitoring
8 33 (4.80%) Service Delivery
9 31 (4.51%) Mentoring
9 31 (4.51%) Low Latency
10 30 (4.36%) Capacity Planning
10 30 (4.36%) Project Management
11 29 (4.22%) Service Management
12 28 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
13 27 (3.92%) DDoS Mitigation
14 25 (3.63%) Incident Management
15 24 (3.49%) Network Architecture
16 23 (3.34%) Validation
17 21 (3.05%) Configuration Management
18 17 (2.47%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 29 (4.22%) C
2 20 (2.91%) Perl
3 14 (2.03%) Bash Shell
4 11 (1.60%) Ruby
5 9 (1.31%) PHP
5 9 (1.31%) SQL
5 9 (1.31%) Java
6 6 (0.87%) Python
7 3 (0.44%) Tcl
7 3 (0.44%) Lisp
8 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 465 (67.59%) Cisco Certification
2 356 (51.74%) CCNP
3 153 (22.24%) CCNA
4 146 (21.22%) CCIE
5 83 (12.06%) Security Cleared
6 74 (10.76%) CCSE
7 56 (8.14%) SC Cleared
8 55 (7.99%) Degree
9 54 (7.85%) CCIP
10 29 (4.22%) DV Cleared
11 28 (4.07%) CISSP
12 27 (3.92%) CCDP
13 26 (3.78%) JNCIP
14 20 (2.91%) CCSA
15 19 (2.76%) JNCIA
16 16 (2.33%) JNCIS
17 13 (1.89%) Check Point Certification
18 11 (1.60%) BC Cleared
19 10 (1.45%) CCSP
20 8 (1.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.67%) SLA
2 17 (2.47%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.45%) QA
4 4 (0.58%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 93 (13.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (4.51%) XenServer
3 25 (3.63%) Active Directory
4 14 (2.03%) Postfix
4 14 (2.03%) Samba
4 14 (2.03%) iptables
5 13 (1.89%) vCloud
5 13 (1.89%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.74%) VMware ESX
7 11 (1.60%) XenApp
8 9 (1.31%) Terminal Services
8 9 (1.31%) Snort
8 9 (1.31%) vSphere
9 8 (1.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 6 (0.87%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.29%) Xen
12 2 (0.29%) Firmware
13 1 (0.15%) NFS
Systems Management
1 26 (3.78%) Cisco CUCM
2 21 (3.05%) CiscoWorks
3 18 (2.62%) RANCID
4 17 (2.47%) FortiGate
5 16 (2.33%) Puppet
6 14 (2.03%) ZABBIX
7 11 (1.60%) OpenView
7 11 (1.60%) Cisco UCCE
8 10 (1.45%) OPNET
9 9 (1.31%) Cisco IPCC
9 9 (1.31%) Cisco Prime
9 9 (1.31%) AirWatch
9 9 (1.31%) TrustSec
10 8 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (1.16%) Salt
11 5 (0.73%) Nagios
11 5 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
12 4 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
13 3 (0.44%) Iperf
13 3 (0.44%) Cacti
Vendors
1 619 (89.97%) Cisco
2 293 (42.59%) CheckPoint
3 283 (41.13%) Juniper
4 274 (39.83%) F5
5 127 (18.46%) Blue Coat
6 117 (17.01%) VMware
7 114 (16.57%) Citrix
8 81 (11.77%) HP
9 79 (11.48%) SolarWinds
10 75 (10.90%) Infoblox
11 49 (7.12%) Fortinet
12 47 (6.83%) Microsoft
12 47 (6.83%) Riverbed
13 39 (5.67%) Aruba
14 37 (5.38%) BT
15 35 (5.09%) Nokia
16 34 (4.94%) Imperva
17 20 (2.91%) Nortel
18 19 (2.76%) Red Hat
18 19 (2.76%) McAfee
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £290 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £1 - £2 per day + Open
Posted: 12 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 13 days ago
Crewe
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 16 days ago
Dorset
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Neg
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £200 - £260 per day + NEG
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
iKonnect
Rate: £340 - £360 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £440 - £445 per day
Posted: 19 days ago