Period
to 24 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 24 July 2017 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)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 464 464 374
Rank change year-on-year 0 -90 +90
Contract jobs citing OSPF 359 474 631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.47% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.94% 3.01% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 287 399
England median daily rate £403 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.17% -3.33% -4.76%
10th Percentile £284 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £494
UK median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 4
England median hourly rate £23.00 £47.83 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.91% +36.66% -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.68 £37.50 £29.30
90th Percentile £52.43 £53.75 £43.38
UK median hourly rate £32.75 £46.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -28.80% +31.43% -12.50%

OSPF is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 12214 15769 15174
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.94% 15.52% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7343 9727 8619
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £210 £225 £206
90th Percentile £583 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 696 693 867
England median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +21.95% +9.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -22.00% +21.95% +7.89%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in England

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in England

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in England over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in England

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in England

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in England over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for OSPF in England

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the England region over the 6 months to 24 July 2017. 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
London +25 170 £450 +12.50% 22
South East +15 102 £400 +9.59% 11
North of England +52 34 £365 +6.18% 7
North West +41 28 £350 +7.69% 5
East of England -18 17 £403 +11.17% 4
South West -38 17 £385 +6.21%
Midlands -12 16 £325 -7.14% 4
West Midlands -2 11 £363 -2.03% 2
Yorkshire +8 5 £500 +42.86% 2
East Midlands -12 5 £283 -13.08% 2
North East +52 1 £338 -3.57%
OSPF
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 across the England region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 321 (89.42%) Cisco
2 316 (88.02%) BGP
3 254 (70.75%) Cisco Certification
4 226 (62.95%) Firewall
5 203 (56.55%) CCNP
5 203 (56.55%) MPLS
6 162 (45.13%) VPN
7 136 (37.88%) WAN
8 129 (35.93%) LAN
9 126 (35.10%) Cisco Nexus
10 117 (32.59%) EIGRP
11 114 (31.75%) Wireless
12 111 (30.92%) Juniper
13 102 (28.41%) CheckPoint
14 99 (27.58%) TCP/IP
15 98 (27.30%) Data Centre
16 95 (26.46%) F5
17 89 (24.79%) VLAN
18 88 (24.51%) Cisco ASA
18 88 (24.51%) CCIE
19 78 (21.73%) CCNA
20 77 (21.45%) IPsec
21 74 (20.61%) Network Security
22 73 (20.33%) Security Cleared
23 71 (19.78%) Cisco IOS
24 66 (18.38%) Network Design
24 66 (18.38%) DNS
25 64 (17.83%) Finance
26 61 (16.99%) Network Management
27 60 (16.71%) SC Cleared

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (2.23%) Skype for Business
2 5 (1.39%) CMS
3 2 (0.56%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.28%) IIS
4 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.51%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.34%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.28%) Akamai
5 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.28%) Office 365
5 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 316 (88.02%) BGP
2 226 (62.95%) Firewall
3 203 (56.55%) MPLS
4 162 (45.13%) VPN
5 136 (37.88%) WAN
6 129 (35.93%) LAN
7 126 (35.10%) Cisco Nexus
8 117 (32.59%) EIGRP
9 114 (31.75%) Wireless
10 99 (27.58%) TCP/IP
11 89 (24.79%) VLAN
12 88 (24.51%) Cisco ASA
13 77 (21.45%) IPsec
14 74 (20.61%) Network Security
15 71 (19.78%) Cisco IOS
16 66 (18.38%) DNS
17 55 (15.32%) IPv6
17 55 (15.32%) VoIP
18 48 (13.37%) SNMP
19 47 (13.09%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.84%) MS Access
2 2 (0.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (4.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
General
1 64 (17.83%) Finance
2 56 (15.60%) Telecoms
3 28 (7.80%) Banking
4 13 (3.62%) Military
5 10 (2.79%) Marketing
6 8 (2.23%) Law
6 8 (2.23%) Retail
7 5 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.39%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.11%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.84%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.56%) Electronics
10 2 (0.56%) Games
10 2 (0.56%) Local Government
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.28%) French Language
11 1 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 193 (53.76%) Network Engineer
2 53 (14.76%) Architect
3 48 (13.37%) Cisco Engineer
4 42 (11.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 38 (10.58%) Network Architect
6 31 (8.64%) Senior Network Engineer
7 23 (6.41%) Network Support
8 21 (5.85%) Support Engineer
9 20 (5.57%) Analyst
9 20 (5.57%) Network Support Engineer
10 18 (5.01%) Consultant
11 16 (4.46%) Network Security Engineer
11 16 (4.46%) Network Specialist
11 16 (4.46%) Security Engineer
12 14 (3.90%) Cisco Architect
12 14 (3.90%) Network Analyst
13 13 (3.62%) Design Engineer
13 13 (3.62%) Integration Engineer
13 13 (3.62%) Network Consultant
14 12 (3.34%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.31%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.67%) XMPP
3 3 (0.84%) CGI
3 3 (0.84%) REST
3 3 (0.84%) RFC 2544
4 2 (0.56%) COM
4 2 (0.56%) CSS
4 2 (0.56%) FreeMarker
4 2 (0.56%) RESTful
5 1 (0.28%) .NET
5 1 (0.28%) Core Data
5 1 (0.28%) JMS
5 1 (0.28%) RFC 2547
5 1 (0.28%) SOAP
5 1 (0.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 98 (27.30%) Data Centre
2 47 (13.09%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.34%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (2.79%) Virtual Team
5 7 (1.95%) CESG
6 6 (1.67%) Clustering
7 5 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.39%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.84%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.84%) FlexPod
8 3 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.56%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.56%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.56%) Life Science
9 2 (0.56%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.56%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.28%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.28%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.24%) Windows
2 21 (5.85%) Linux
3 12 (3.34%) Unix
4 6 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.39%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.11%) CentOS
7 3 (0.84%) AIX
7 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.56%) CatOS
8 2 (0.56%) FreeBSD
8 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.56%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.28%) Debian
9 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.28%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.28%) VyOS
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (18.38%) Network Design
2 61 (16.99%) Network Management
3 55 (15.32%) Migration
4 46 (12.81%) Load Balancing
5 28 (7.80%) ITIL
6 24 (6.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 20 (5.57%) High Availability
7 20 (5.57%) Network Architecture
8 19 (5.29%) Mentoring
9 16 (4.46%) Change Management
9 16 (4.46%) Low Latency
9 16 (4.46%) Project Management
9 16 (4.46%) Service Delivery
10 15 (4.18%) Integration Testing
11 14 (3.90%) Capacity Planning
11 14 (3.90%) Service Management
12 12 (3.34%) People Management
12 12 (3.34%) SOA
13 11 (3.06%) Network Monitoring
13 11 (3.06%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.34%) Perl
2 11 (3.06%) Python
3 8 (2.23%) Lisp
4 5 (1.39%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.11%) SQL
6 2 (0.56%) C-shell
6 2 (0.56%) Java
6 2 (0.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.56%) Korn
6 2 (0.56%) PHP
6 2 (0.56%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.56%) Tcl
7 1 (0.28%) C
7 1 (0.28%) C#
7 1 (0.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 254 (70.75%) Cisco Certification
2 203 (56.55%) CCNP
3 88 (24.51%) CCIE
4 78 (21.73%) CCNA
5 73 (20.33%) Security Cleared
6 60 (16.71%) SC Cleared
7 24 (6.69%) CCDP
8 21 (5.85%) JNCIS
9 16 (4.46%) JNCIE
10 14 (3.90%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 13 (3.62%) DV Cleared
11 13 (3.62%) JNCIA
12 11 (3.06%) CCIP
13 9 (2.51%) CCVP
14 8 (2.23%) CCNP Voice
15 7 (1.95%) JNCIP
16 6 (1.67%) CCSE
16 6 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
17 5 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
17 5 (1.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.51%) SLA
2 6 (1.67%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.84%) PMO
4 1 (0.28%) COBIT
4 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 32 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (5.57%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.95%) NFS
3 7 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.11%) vSphere
5 3 (0.84%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.56%) Firmware
6 2 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.56%) KVM
6 2 (0.56%) Openswan
6 2 (0.56%) pfSense
6 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.56%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.28%) vCloud
7 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 30 (8.36%) Cisco Prime
2 24 (6.69%) FortiGate
3 14 (3.90%) Cisco CUCM
4 13 (3.62%) Nagios
5 9 (2.51%) Cacti
5 9 (2.51%) Cisco UCCX
6 5 (1.39%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (1.11%) EnCase
7 4 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.11%) Puppet
8 3 (0.84%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (0.56%) Nessus
9 2 (0.56%) RANCID
9 2 (0.56%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.28%) Amdocs OSS
10 1 (0.28%) Ansible
10 1 (0.28%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.28%) HP NNM
10 1 (0.28%) SCCM
10 1 (0.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 321 (89.42%) Cisco
2 111 (30.92%) Juniper
3 102 (28.41%) CheckPoint
4 95 (26.46%) F5
5 57 (15.88%) Palo Alto
6 50 (13.93%) Fortinet
7 49 (13.65%) SolarWinds
8 48 (13.37%) VMware
9 37 (10.31%) Riverbed
10 28 (7.80%) HP
11 27 (7.52%) Arista
12 20 (5.57%) Citrix
13 18 (5.01%) Brocade
13 18 (5.01%) Microsoft
14 15 (4.18%) Avaya
14 15 (4.18%) Infoblox
15 13 (3.62%) Nokia
16 12 (3.34%) Aruba
17 11 (3.06%) Blue Coat
17 11 (3.06%) Huawei
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Posted: 4 hours ago
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