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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 397 423 334
Rank change year-on-year +26 -89  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 192 217 315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.42% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.20% 2.83% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 140 201
Median daily rate £425 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £363 £360
% change year-on-year -6.89% +0.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £47.83 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.77% +19.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £45.90 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.48 £50.70 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £46.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -70.65% +15.00%  

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 6009 7668 7639
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.83% 14.89% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3639 4728 4240
Median daily rate £403 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 307 409
Median hourly rate £24.86 £26.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.18% -5.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.28 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing OSPF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +56 90 £450 +28.57% 20
South East +9 54 £336 -11.51% 8
West Midlands +24 11 £363 -3.33% 3
North West +22 11 £315 -3.07% 4
South West -17 10 £338 -6.89%
East of England -7 6 £425 +19.29% 1
Yorkshire +11 4 £500 +42.85% 1
East Midlands -13 2 £274 -15.76%
OSPF
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 356 (90.13%) Cisco
2 332 (84.05%) BGP
3 263 (66.58%) Cisco Certification
4 256 (64.81%) Firewall
5 214 (54.18%) CCNP
6 206 (52.15%) MPLS
7 180 (45.57%) WAN
8 157 (39.75%) VPN
8 157 (39.75%) Juniper
9 137 (34.68%) LAN
10 133 (33.67%) CheckPoint
11 126 (31.90%) Cisco Nexus
12 123 (31.14%) CCNA
13 118 (29.87%) Wireless
14 116 (29.37%) TCP/IP
15 115 (29.11%) Cisco ASA
16 110 (27.85%) Data Centre
17 106 (26.84%) EIGRP
18 98 (24.81%) F5
19 90 (22.78%) VLAN
20 79 (20.00%) DNS
21 77 (19.49%) Security Cleared
22 76 (19.24%) Network Security
23 74 (18.73%) Cisco IOS
23 74 (18.73%) IPsec
24 61 (15.44%) HSRP
25 60 (15.19%) Finance
26 59 (14.94%) SNMP
27 58 (14.68%) SC Cleared
28 56 (14.18%) Telecoms

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 4 (1.01%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.51%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.25%) CMS
4 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (1.52%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) assyst
2 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (5.57%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.01%) Office 365
5 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 332 (84.05%) BGP
2 256 (64.81%) Firewall
3 206 (52.15%) MPLS
4 180 (45.57%) WAN
5 157 (39.75%) VPN
6 137 (34.68%) LAN
7 126 (31.90%) Cisco Nexus
8 118 (29.87%) Wireless
9 116 (29.37%) TCP/IP
10 115 (29.11%) Cisco ASA
11 106 (26.84%) EIGRP
12 90 (22.78%) VLAN
13 79 (20.00%) DNS
14 76 (19.24%) Network Security
15 74 (18.73%) Cisco IOS
15 74 (18.73%) IPsec
16 61 (15.44%) HSRP
17 59 (14.94%) SNMP
18 52 (13.16%) Ethernet
19 50 (12.66%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.76%) MySQL
2 2 (0.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (4.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.76%) JIRA
3 2 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.25%) JMeter
4 1 (0.25%) JUnit
General
1 60 (15.19%) Finance
2 56 (14.18%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.54%) Banking
4 11 (2.78%) Military
5 7 (1.77%) Multimedia
5 7 (1.77%) Retail
6 6 (1.52%) Marketing
7 5 (1.27%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.01%) Advertising
8 4 (1.01%) Electronics
9 2 (0.51%) Billing
9 2 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.51%) Games
9 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.51%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 225 (56.96%) Network Engineer
2 55 (13.92%) Cisco Engineer
3 52 (13.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 45 (11.39%) Architect
5 35 (8.86%) Senior Network Engineer
6 33 (8.35%) Network Support
7 31 (7.85%) Analyst
7 31 (7.85%) Network Architect
8 27 (6.84%) Support Engineer
9 24 (6.08%) Network Support Engineer
10 23 (5.82%) Network Analyst
11 19 (4.81%) Consultant
12 18 (4.56%) Juniper Engineer
13 16 (4.05%) Security Engineer
14 15 (3.80%) Design Engineer
14 15 (3.80%) Network Security Engineer
14 15 (3.80%) Voice Engineer
15 14 (3.54%) Network Consultant
15 14 (3.54%) Network Design Engineer
16 13 (3.29%) Cisco Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.86%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.27%) XMPP
3 4 (1.01%) Middleware
3 4 (1.01%) SOAP
4 3 (0.76%) CGI
4 3 (0.76%) Web Services
4 3 (0.76%) XML
5 2 (0.51%) COM
5 2 (0.51%) CSS
5 2 (0.51%) RFC 2547
6 1 (0.25%) .NET
6 1 (0.25%) Core Data
6 1 (0.25%) JMS
6 1 (0.25%) REST
6 1 (0.25%) RESTful
6 1 (0.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 110 (27.85%) Data Centre
2 45 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 9 (2.28%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.01%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.01%) IPTV
7 4 (1.01%) Over-the-Top Content
7 4 (1.01%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.01%) STB
7 4 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.01%) Video on Demand
8 3 (0.76%) FlexPod
8 3 (0.76%) RSA SecurID
8 3 (0.76%) Social Network
9 2 (0.51%) iSeries
9 2 (0.51%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.51%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.10%) Windows
2 31 (7.85%) Linux
3 22 (5.57%) Unix
4 8 (2.03%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.27%) CentOS
7 3 (0.76%) AIX
7 3 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.76%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.76%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.76%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.51%) Android
8 2 (0.51%) CatOS
8 2 (0.51%) FreeBSD
8 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.25%) Debian
9 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.25%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (12.66%) Load Balancing
1 50 (12.66%) Network Design
1 50 (12.66%) Network Management
2 46 (11.65%) Migration
3 32 (8.10%) ITIL
4 24 (6.08%) High Availability
4 24 (6.08%) Mentoring
5 19 (4.81%) Change Management
6 17 (4.30%) Continuous Improvement
7 16 (4.05%) Service Management
8 15 (3.80%) Project Management
9 14 (3.54%) Asset Management
9 14 (3.54%) Network Architecture
10 12 (3.04%) Network Monitoring
11 11 (2.78%) Integration Testing
11 11 (2.78%) Investment Management
12 10 (2.53%) Kalman Filter
12 10 (2.53%) Penetration Testing
12 10 (2.53%) Service Delivery
12 10 (2.53%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.52%) Perl
2 5 (1.27%) Python
2 5 (1.27%) SQL
3 3 (0.76%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.51%) Java
4 2 (0.51%) Lisp
4 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.25%) C
5 1 (0.25%) C#
5 1 (0.25%) C++
5 1 (0.25%) Prolog
5 1 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 263 (66.58%) Cisco Certification
2 214 (54.18%) CCNP
3 123 (31.14%) CCNA
4 77 (19.49%) Security Cleared
5 58 (14.68%) SC Cleared
6 49 (12.41%) CCIE
7 27 (6.84%) JNCIA
8 23 (5.82%) CCDP
9 19 (4.81%) JNCIS
10 14 (3.54%) CCSA
10 14 (3.54%) JNCIE
11 13 (3.29%) DV Cleared
12 10 (2.53%) JNCIP
13 9 (2.28%) CCIP
13 9 (2.28%) Degree
14 7 (1.77%) CISSP
15 6 (1.52%) CCSE
16 5 (1.27%) CCDA
16 5 (1.27%) GIAC
17 4 (1.01%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.53%) SLA
2 7 (1.77%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.28%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.52%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.27%) Firmware
4 5 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.01%) vSphere
6 3 (0.76%) vCloud
7 2 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.51%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.25%) KVM
8 1 (0.25%) NFS
8 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 30 (7.59%) Cisco Prime
2 25 (6.33%) FortiGate
3 16 (4.05%) Nagios
4 12 (3.04%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.27%) EnCase
6 4 (1.01%) WhatsUp Gold
7 3 (0.76%) Cacti
7 3 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.51%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.51%) Nessus
8 2 (0.51%) OpenView
8 2 (0.51%) OPNET
8 2 (0.51%) Pingdom
8 2 (0.51%) Puppet
8 2 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.51%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.51%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.25%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.25%) Netcool
Vendors
1 356 (90.13%) Cisco
2 157 (39.75%) Juniper
3 133 (33.67%) CheckPoint
4 98 (24.81%) F5
5 45 (11.39%) Palo Alto
6 44 (11.14%) Fortinet
6 44 (11.14%) VMware
7 39 (9.87%) SolarWinds
8 27 (6.84%) Arista
9 23 (5.82%) HP
10 21 (5.32%) Infoblox
11 19 (4.81%) Aruba
11 19 (4.81%) Blue Coat
11 19 (4.81%) Microsoft
12 18 (4.56%) Avaya
12 18 (4.56%) Riverbed
13 17 (4.30%) Huawei
14 16 (4.05%) Citrix
14 16 (4.05%) Meraki
15 13 (3.29%) Nokia
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