Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 21 January 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 91 83 83
Rank change year-on-year -8 0 -6
Contract jobs citing OSPF 8 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.54% 0.49% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.52% 2.52% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 7
Reading median daily rate £413 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% - -31.82%
10th Percentile £321 £273 £274
90th Percentile £514 £445 £400
Berkshire median daily rate £300 £338 £338
% change year-on-year -11.11% - -11.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +62.96% - -70.00%

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 Reading with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 317 238 368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 21.36% 19.26% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 128 155
Reading median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% - +3.36%
10th Percentile £225 £255 £214
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 16
Reading median hourly rate £43.75 £25.33 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.74% -38.60% +15.21%
10th Percentile £20.00 £15.28 £13.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.98 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £20.56
% change year-on-year +11.11% -34.35% -47.28%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in Reading

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in Reading

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in Reading over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in Reading

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Reading region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 7 (87.50%) BGP
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (75.00%) VPN
2 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (62.50%) Huawei
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) CCNP
4 4 (50.00%) Internet
5 3 (37.50%) CWNA
5 3 (37.50%) Degree
5 3 (37.50%) JNCIA
5 3 (37.50%) JNCIS
5 3 (37.50%) JNCIP
5 3 (37.50%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (25.00%) CCIE
6 2 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (25.00%) LTE
6 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (25.00%) BT
6 2 (25.00%) Firewall
6 2 (25.00%) MPLS
6 2 (25.00%) Nokia
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) EIGRP
6 2 (25.00%) WAN
6 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
7 1 (12.50%) FTP
7 1 (12.50%) HTTP
7 1 (12.50%) SNMP

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
1 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) IaaS
2 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) BGP
2 6 (75.00%) VPN
3 4 (50.00%) Internet
4 2 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) LTE
4 2 (25.00%) MPLS
4 2 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) DECT
5 1 (12.50%) FTP
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) PBX
5 1 (12.50%) SMTP
5 1 (12.50%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
5 1 (12.50%) WAAS
5 1 (12.50%) Wireless
5 1 (12.50%) WLAN
General
1 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) IP Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IP Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior IT Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Customer-Centricity
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (62.50%) CCNP
3 3 (37.50%) CWNA
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) JNCIA
3 3 (37.50%) JNCIP
3 3 (37.50%) JNCIS
4 2 (25.00%) CCIE
5 1 (12.50%) CCDA
5 1 (12.50%) CCNA
5 1 (12.50%) CCVP
5 1 (12.50%) MCSA
5 1 (12.50%) MCSE
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
5 1 (12.50%) PMP
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) Huawei
2 2 (25.00%) BT
2 2 (25.00%) Nokia
3 1 (12.50%) Avaya
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Mirantis
3 1 (12.50%) Nortel
3 1 (12.50%) SonicWALL
3 1 (12.50%) VMware