Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 150 148 126
Rank change year-on-year -2 -22 -1
Contract jobs citing OSPF 25 16 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.60% 0.40% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.29% 2.38% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 8
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £375 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +14.07% -17.81%
10th Percentile £190 £270 £274
90th Percentile £427 £476 £390
South East median daily rate £370 £425 £374
% change year-on-year -12.94% +13.56% +2.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.63% - -67.86%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.75 £12.58
90th Percentile £18.75 £14.25 £28.43
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.45% +148.57% -63.41%

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 759 671 762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.33% 16.96% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 322 339
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £229 £200 £199
90th Percentile £564 £575 £563
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 35 54
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £19.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.84% +58.33% -56.36%
South East median hourly rate £17.46 £25.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year -30.16% +49.25% -48.46%

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019. 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
Newbury +17 12 £203 -48.57% 1
Reading -9 5 £350 -20.05%
Bracknell -14 2 £238 -29.63%
Slough - 1 £350 -
Windsor - 1 - -
OSPF
South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 24 (96.00%) BGP
2 19 (76.00%) Cisco
3 18 (72.00%) MPLS
4 16 (64.00%) WAN
5 15 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (56.00%) Juniper
6 14 (56.00%) EIGRP
6 14 (56.00%) VPN
6 14 (56.00%) Telecoms
7 13 (52.00%) TCP/IP
7 13 (52.00%) LAN
8 12 (48.00%) CCNP
9 11 (44.00%) RIP
10 10 (40.00%) IPsec
11 9 (36.00%) Ethernet
11 9 (36.00%) Firewall
12 8 (32.00%) CCNA
12 8 (32.00%) VLAN
13 7 (28.00%) Migration
13 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
13 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
13 7 (28.00%) Internet
14 6 (24.00%) Change Management
14 6 (24.00%) CCIP
14 6 (24.00%) PPP
14 6 (24.00%) SDH
15 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
15 5 (20.00%) DWDM
15 5 (20.00%) Unified Communications
15 5 (20.00%) HSRP

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (96.00%) BGP
2 18 (72.00%) MPLS
3 16 (64.00%) WAN
4 14 (56.00%) EIGRP
4 14 (56.00%) VPN
5 13 (52.00%) LAN
5 13 (52.00%) TCP/IP
6 11 (44.00%) RIP
7 10 (40.00%) IPsec
8 9 (36.00%) Ethernet
8 9 (36.00%) Firewall
9 8 (32.00%) VLAN
10 7 (28.00%) Internet
11 6 (24.00%) PPP
11 6 (24.00%) SDH
12 5 (20.00%) DWDM
12 5 (20.00%) HSRP
12 5 (20.00%) Network Security
12 5 (20.00%) Unified Communications
13 4 (16.00%) xDSL
General
1 14 (56.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Designer
3 3 (12.00%) Network Designer
3 3 (12.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Network Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Data Centre Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Data Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Network Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Network Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Product Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
1 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Migration
2 6 (24.00%) Change Management
3 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (16.00%) Process Management
5 3 (12.00%) Communications Security
5 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL
5 3 (12.00%) Network Design
5 3 (12.00%) Network Management
5 3 (12.00%) Project Management
5 3 (12.00%) Technical Leadership
6 2 (8.00%) Analytics
6 2 (8.00%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (8.00%) Fault Management
6 2 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (8.00%) Presales
6 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (48.00%) CCNP
3 8 (32.00%) CCNA
4 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (24.00%) CCIP
6 4 (16.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (16.00%) CCIE
7 3 (12.00%) CCDP
7 3 (12.00%) JNCIS
8 2 (8.00%) BC Cleared
9 1 (4.00%) CCDA
9 1 (4.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (4.00%) Degree
9 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Cacti
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.00%) Nagios
2 1 (4.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 19 (76.00%) Cisco
2 14 (56.00%) Juniper
3 4 (16.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 4 (16.00%) F5
4 3 (12.00%) Amdocs
4 3 (12.00%) Cramer
4 3 (12.00%) Nortel
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.00%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (4.00%) Aruba
6 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.00%) HP
6 1 (4.00%) Huawei
6 1 (4.00%) McAfee
6 1 (4.00%) Meraki
6 1 (4.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.00%) Progress
6 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.00%) VMware