Period
to 19 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for OSPF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OSPF over the 6 months to 19 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 154 134
Rank change year-on-year +22 -20 -27
Contract jobs citing OSPF 42 18 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.97% 0.43% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.15% 2.29% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 13
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.20% +3.78% -10.00%
10th Percentile £216 £278 £280
90th Percentile £471 £534 £460
South East median daily rate £400 £382 £401
% change year-on-year +4.71% -4.62% +9.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% - -70.00%
10th Percentile £18.75 £12.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £22.65 £14.25 £14.25
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +62.96% - -71.01%

OSPF is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 815 786 946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.88% 18.96% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 337 472
Berkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £232 £250
90th Percentile £550 £600 £537
South East median daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.65% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 45 47
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -31.21% -28.64%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.65
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.25 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £17.38 £25.00
% change year-on-year +29.50% -30.50% -5.66%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in Berkshire

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OSPF in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in Berkshire

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in Berkshire

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in Berkshire

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 19 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading 0 12 £425 +41.67% 6
Bracknell +1 8 £238 -
Slough - 6 £315 -
Newbury +2 5 - -
Windsor - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - - 2
OSPF
South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 40 (95.24%) BGP
2 25 (59.52%) Telecoms
3 24 (57.14%) MPLS
3 24 (57.14%) TCP/IP
4 21 (50.00%) VPN
4 21 (50.00%) Cisco
5 20 (47.62%) WAN
6 19 (45.24%) Linux
6 19 (45.24%) Internet
6 19 (45.24%) Juniper
7 18 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (38.10%) Firewall
9 15 (35.71%) CCNP
9 15 (35.71%) LAN
10 12 (28.57%) Windows
10 12 (28.57%) EIGRP
11 11 (26.19%) Nortel
11 11 (26.19%) Python
12 10 (23.81%) Perl
12 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
12 10 (23.81%) Network Design
13 9 (21.43%) Network Management
14 8 (19.05%) Network Monitoring
14 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
14 8 (19.05%) JNCIS
14 8 (19.05%) RIP
14 8 (19.05%) SDH
14 8 (19.05%) CCNA
14 8 (19.05%) DWDM
15 7 (16.67%) Ethernet

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 5 (11.90%) OpenStack
2 3 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.76%) Akamai
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.38%) IaaS
3 1 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (95.24%) BGP
2 24 (57.14%) MPLS
2 24 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 21 (50.00%) VPN
4 20 (47.62%) WAN
5 19 (45.24%) Internet
6 16 (38.10%) Firewall
7 15 (35.71%) LAN
8 12 (28.57%) EIGRP
9 8 (19.05%) DWDM
9 8 (19.05%) RIP
9 8 (19.05%) SDH
10 7 (16.67%) Ethernet
11 6 (14.29%) SNMP
12 5 (11.90%) GGSN
12 5 (11.90%) Junos
12 5 (11.90%) SGSN
12 5 (11.90%) VLAN
12 5 (11.90%) VPLS
12 5 (11.90%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (59.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Spanish Language
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Analyst
2 6 (14.29%) Incident Analyst
2 6 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 6 (14.29%) Security Incident Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) IP Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Mobile Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Network Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) 3G Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) 4G Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Network Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) IT Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Juniper Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Leader
7 1 (2.38%) Azure Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.38%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (7.14%) User Experience
3 2 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.38%) CCTV
4 1 (2.38%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.38%) PKI
4 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (45.24%) Linux
2 12 (28.57%) Windows
3 6 (14.29%) Solaris
4 5 (11.90%) Windows Server
5 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (9.52%) Ubuntu
5 4 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Network Design
2 9 (21.43%) Network Management
3 8 (19.05%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 6 (14.29%) Computer Security
5 6 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
5 6 (14.29%) Migration
5 6 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (11.90%) Analytics
6 5 (11.90%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (11.90%) ITIL
6 5 (11.90%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (11.90%) Network Architecture
7 4 (9.52%) Fault Management
7 4 (9.52%) Network Virtualisation
7 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
7 4 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (9.52%) Technical Leadership
8 3 (7.14%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) Python
2 10 (23.81%) Perl
3 7 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 6 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (35.71%) CCNP
3 8 (19.05%) CCNA
3 8 (19.05%) JNCIS
3 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
4 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (11.90%) BC Cleared
5 5 (11.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (11.90%) CCIE
5 5 (11.90%) CCIP
6 4 (9.52%) Degree
7 3 (7.14%) CCDA
7 3 (7.14%) CCVP
7 3 (7.14%) CWNA
7 3 (7.14%) JNCIA
7 3 (7.14%) JNCIP
8 1 (2.38%) CCDP
8 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) GPG13
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Docker
1 4 (9.52%) KVM
2 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 6 (14.29%) CSIRT
2 2 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (4.76%) QRadar
2 2 (4.76%) SCCM
2 2 (4.76%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Cisco
2 19 (45.24%) Juniper
3 11 (26.19%) Nortel
4 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 6 (14.29%) Huawei
6 5 (11.90%) CheckPoint
6 5 (11.90%) Mirantis
7 4 (9.52%) Red Hat
8 3 (7.14%) Avaya
8 3 (7.14%) BT
9 2 (4.76%) Fortinet
9 2 (4.76%) McAfee
9 2 (4.76%) Nokia
9 2 (4.76%) Splunk
10 1 (2.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 1 (2.38%) Aruba
10 1 (2.38%) F5
10 1 (2.38%) Forcepoint
10 1 (2.38%) SonicWALL
10 1 (2.38%) Tufin