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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 317 397 400
Rank change year-on-year
+80 +3
Contract jobs citing OSPF 326 209 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.38% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.98% 2.89% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 111 76
Average daily rate
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£360 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £103.94 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.51% +219.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £43.09 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £164.79 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £103.94 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-61.51% +219.80%

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
8185 7226 7463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.69% 13.09% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4470 3816 3720
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 399 579
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +79 311 £360 -10.00% 89
London +49 106 £363 -0.68% 31
South East -18 60 £400 +34.45% 26
West Midlands +25 47 £325 -7.14% 4
Berkshire -7 39 £475 +111.11% 12
North West +4 33 £463 +85.00% 7
Birmingham +28 32 £325 -27.77% 3
Yorkshire -5 26 £388 -3.24% 6
City of London +23 24 £450 +36.36% 10
East of England +31 18 £290 -27.50% 3
North Yorkshire +1 17 £401 - 5
Manchester -1 16 £488 - 3
South West +1 14 £425 -5.55% 7
York -5 12 £413 +3.05% 1
Lancashire - 8 £450 - 1
Buckinghamshire +3 7 £335 +34.00%
Reading -3 7 £363 +29.46% 7
Essex +9 6 £250 -37.50%
Bristol +7 6 £385 -9.41% 3
Merseyside - 6 - - 1
Scotland +8 5 £300 +25.39% 1
Hertfordshire +7 5 £413 - 1
Milton Keynes -3 5 - -
Hampshire -13 5 £374 +52.63% 6
West Yorkshire - 5 £325 -
Leeds - 5 £325 -
Harrogate - 5 £293 - 1
Colchester +9 4 £280 -30.00%
Bracknell +4 4 - - 3
Windsor +1 4 - -

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 629 (89.99%) Cisco
2 570 (81.55%) BGP
3 467 (66.81%) Firewall
4 463 (66.24%) Cisco Certification
5 355 (50.79%) CCNP
6 325 (46.49%) MPLS
7 315 (45.06%) CheckPoint
8 281 (40.20%) WAN
9 269 (38.48%) LAN
9 269 (38.48%) Juniper
10 267 (38.20%) F5
11 263 (37.63%) VPN
12 245 (35.05%) Cisco ASA
13 222 (31.76%) EIGRP
14 199 (28.47%) Network Security
15 156 (22.32%) CCNA
16 155 (22.17%) Cisco Nexus
17 154 (22.03%) Cisco IOS
18 153 (21.89%) Telecoms
19 152 (21.75%) TCP/IP
20 150 (21.46%) CCIE
20 150 (21.46%) Wireless
21 142 (20.31%) Load Balancing
22 139 (19.89%) DNS
23 138 (19.74%) IPsec
24 127 (18.17%) Blue Coat
25 121 (17.31%) VMware
26 119 (17.02%) Linux
27 117 (16.74%) Citrix
28 113 (16.17%) HSRP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 17 (2.43%) Apache
2 16 (2.29%) MediaWiki
2 16 (2.29%) Confluence
3 13 (1.86%) nginx
3 13 (1.86%) IIS
4 6 (0.86%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.86%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.57%) Lync
6 2 (0.29%) CMS
6 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (2.29%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.86%) MS Excel
3 10 (1.43%) MS Office
4 9 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.29%) SaaS
1 2 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 570 (81.55%) BGP
2 467 (66.81%) Firewall
3 325 (46.49%) MPLS
4 281 (40.20%) WAN
5 269 (38.48%) LAN
6 263 (37.63%) VPN
7 245 (35.05%) Cisco ASA
8 222 (31.76%) EIGRP
9 199 (28.47%) Network Security
10 155 (22.17%) Cisco Nexus
11 154 (22.03%) Cisco IOS
12 152 (21.75%) TCP/IP
13 150 (21.46%) Wireless
14 139 (19.89%) DNS
15 138 (19.74%) IPsec
16 113 (16.17%) HSRP
17 109 (15.59%) DHCP
18 107 (15.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 105 (15.02%) VLAN
20 95 (13.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.43%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (1.86%) MySQL
4 10 (1.43%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.14%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.29%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 18 (2.58%) Jenkins
2 16 (2.29%) Hudson
2 16 (2.29%) Git (software)
2 16 (2.29%) Subversion
2 16 (2.29%) JIRA
3 5 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 153 (21.89%) Telecoms
2 82 (11.73%) Finance
3 46 (6.58%) Banking
4 19 (2.72%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.43%) Games
6 15 (2.15%) Marketing
7 13 (1.86%) Back Office
8 9 (1.29%) Retail
8 9 (1.29%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.57%) Electronics
10 4 (0.57%) Billing
11 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.29%) Local Government
12 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
12 1 (0.14%) German Language
12 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 339 (48.50%) Network Engineer
2 83 (11.87%) IP Engineer
3 77 (11.02%) Security Engineer
4 68 (9.73%) Design Engineer
5 65 (9.30%) Architect
6 56 (8.01%) Network Security Engineer
7 54 (7.73%) Network Specialist
8 47 (6.72%) Cisco Engineer
9 43 (6.15%) Network Architect
9 43 (6.15%) Consultant
10 38 (5.44%) Network Security Specialist
10 38 (5.44%) Security Specialist
11 32 (4.58%) Support Engineer
12 30 (4.29%) Senior Network Engineer
13 28 (4.01%) Implementation Engineer
13 28 (4.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 26 (3.72%) Network Design Engineer
15 25 (3.58%) Operations Engineer
15 25 (3.58%) Analyst
16 22 (3.15%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.43%) CSS
2 8 (1.14%) LAMP
3 4 (0.57%) XMPP
4 2 (0.29%) Web Services
4 2 (0.29%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.14%) Middleware
5 1 (0.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.86%) Fat Client
2 34 (4.86%) Thin Client
3 23 (3.29%) Video Conferencing
4 21 (3.00%) Clustering
5 16 (2.29%) Wiki
6 15 (2.15%) SecurID
7 13 (1.86%) Online Games
7 13 (1.86%) IVR
8 9 (1.29%) PKI
9 8 (1.14%) Replication
9 8 (1.14%) Celerra
10 7 (1.00%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.00%) FlexPod
11 6 (0.86%) DTV
11 6 (0.86%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.86%) Visualisation
11 6 (0.86%) Cryptography
11 6 (0.86%) User Experience
12 4 (0.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 119 (17.02%) Linux
2 76 (10.87%) Windows
3 66 (9.44%) UNIX
4 26 (3.72%) Solaris
5 25 (3.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (2.29%) CentOS
6 16 (2.29%) Ubuntu
7 13 (1.86%) Debian
8 12 (1.72%) Windows XP
9 8 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.00%) Windows 2000
11 6 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.57%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.43%) SUSE
14 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (20.31%) Load Balancing
2 99 (14.16%) ITIL
3 85 (12.16%) Network Design
4 73 (10.44%) E-Commerce
5 56 (8.01%) Network Management
6 54 (7.73%) Migration
7 47 (6.72%) Network Monitoring
8 34 (4.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 33 (4.72%) Mentoring
10 31 (4.43%) Service Management
11 30 (4.29%) Service Delivery
11 30 (4.29%) Project Management
11 30 (4.29%) Low Latency
11 30 (4.29%) Capacity Planning
12 27 (3.86%) Risk Assessment
13 23 (3.29%) Network Architecture
13 23 (3.29%) Incident Management
13 23 (3.29%) Validation
14 18 (2.58%) DevOps
14 18 (2.58%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (4.29%) C
2 26 (3.72%) Perl
3 15 (2.15%) Bash Shell
4 13 (1.86%) Ruby
5 11 (1.57%) PHP
5 11 (1.57%) SQL
5 11 (1.57%) Java
6 5 (0.72%) Python
7 3 (0.43%) Tcl
8 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 463 (66.24%) Cisco Certification
2 355 (50.79%) CCNP
3 156 (22.32%) CCNA
4 150 (21.46%) CCIE
5 77 (11.02%) Security Cleared
6 74 (10.59%) CCSE
7 58 (8.30%) CCIP
8 56 (8.01%) SC Cleared
9 49 (7.01%) Degree
10 36 (5.15%) CISSP
11 33 (4.72%) CCDP
12 29 (4.15%) JNCIP
13 22 (3.15%) DV Cleared
14 20 (2.86%) CCSA
14 20 (2.86%) JNCIA
15 14 (2.00%) Check Point Certification
16 13 (1.86%) JNCIS
17 12 (1.72%) BC Cleared
18 11 (1.57%) CCSP
19 9 (1.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.01%) SLA
2 21 (3.00%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.00%) QA
4 3 (0.43%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 92 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (4.72%) XenServer
3 28 (4.01%) Active Directory
4 16 (2.29%) iptables
4 16 (2.29%) Samba
4 16 (2.29%) Postfix
5 14 (2.00%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.86%) vCloud
7 11 (1.57%) ProxySG
7 11 (1.57%) XenApp
8 10 (1.43%) Terminal Services
8 10 (1.43%) VMware ESX
8 10 (1.43%) vSphere
8 10 (1.43%) Snort
9 8 (1.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.29%) Firmware
11 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (3.58%) CiscoWorks
2 23 (3.29%) RANCID
3 22 (3.15%) Cisco CUCM
4 18 (2.58%) Puppet
5 17 (2.43%) FortiGate
6 16 (2.29%) ZABBIX
7 11 (1.57%) Cisco UCCE
8 10 (1.43%) OpenView
8 10 (1.43%) OPNET
8 10 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (1.43%) Salt
9 9 (1.29%) Cisco IPCC
10 8 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
10 8 (1.14%) AirWatch
11 6 (0.86%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (0.86%) OpenNMS
12 4 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
13 2 (0.29%) Vagrant
13 2 (0.29%) NetCrunch
13 2 (0.29%) Cacti
Vendors
1 629 (89.99%) Cisco
2 315 (45.06%) CheckPoint
3 269 (38.48%) Juniper
4 267 (38.20%) F5
5 127 (18.17%) Blue Coat
6 121 (17.31%) VMware
7 117 (16.74%) Citrix
8 80 (11.44%) HP
9 78 (11.16%) SolarWinds
10 74 (10.59%) Infoblox
11 59 (8.44%) Microsoft
12 56 (8.01%) Fortinet
13 49 (7.01%) Riverbed
14 42 (6.01%) BT
15 36 (5.15%) Nokia
16 35 (5.01%) Imperva
17 24 (3.43%) Aruba
18 23 (3.29%) Nortel
19 21 (3.00%) Tufin
20 19 (2.72%) CA
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
Reed Professional Services
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Volt
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: Negotiable Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
North Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
England
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
iKonnect
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
iKonnect
Posted: 12 days ago
North Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
North Yorkshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £500.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago