Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 88 84
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 +2
Contract jobs citing OSPF 13 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.94% 0.48% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.99% 2.43% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 1
Reading median daily rate £325 £475 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.58% +58.33% -29.41%
Berkshire median daily rate £330 £401 £338
% change year-on-year -17.60% +18.67% -19.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £77.50 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% +20.37% -75.45%

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 326 288 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 23.61% 19.62% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 154 135
Reading median daily rate £400 £424 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.60% +5.94% -
10th Percentile £206 £168 £263
90th Percentile £568 £575 £560
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 18
Reading median hourly rate £47.50 £17.50 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +171.43% -10.99% +0.25%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.65 £13.01
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.50 £56.21
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +53.85% -23.78%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 13 (100.00%) BGP
2 10 (76.92%) Cisco
3 8 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (53.85%) Juniper
4 7 (53.85%) VPN
5 6 (46.15%) CCNP
5 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
6 5 (38.46%) Firewall
6 5 (38.46%) LAN
6 5 (38.46%) WAN
6 5 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (30.77%) Internet
7 4 (30.77%) MPLS
7 4 (30.77%) Migration
8 3 (23.08%) EIGRP
8 3 (23.08%) JNCIS
8 3 (23.08%) JNCIP
8 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
8 3 (23.08%) CCIE
8 3 (23.08%) HSRP
8 3 (23.08%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (23.08%) Data Protection
9 2 (15.38%) JNCIA
9 2 (15.38%) Degree
9 2 (15.38%) F5
9 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
9 2 (15.38%) 802.1X
9 2 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (15.38%) Network Security

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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) BGP
2 7 (53.85%) VPN
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (38.46%) Firewall
3 5 (38.46%) LAN
3 5 (38.46%) WAN
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (30.77%) Internet
4 4 (30.77%) MPLS
5 3 (23.08%) EIGRP
5 3 (23.08%) HSRP
5 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 2 (15.38%) Network Security
7 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
7 1 (7.69%) Multicast
7 1 (7.69%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
7 1 (7.69%) VRRP
7 1 (7.69%) VXLAN
7 1 (7.69%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) IP Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Data Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Designer
3 1 (7.69%) IP Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Network Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (7.69%) Fibre Optics
3 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Data Protection
3 2 (15.38%) Network Design
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Network Management
4 1 (7.69%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Project Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Runbook
4 1 (7.69%) Server Building
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) SIEM
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (46.15%) CCNP
3 3 (23.08%) CCIE
3 3 (23.08%) JNCIP
3 3 (23.08%) JNCIS
4 2 (15.38%) CCNA
4 2 (15.38%) CWNA
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) JNCIA
5 1 (7.69%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (7.69%) CCIP
5 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) NCSC
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) Juniper
3 2 (15.38%) F5
3 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
3 2 (15.38%) Huawei
3 2 (15.38%) McAfee
4 1 (7.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (7.69%) Aruba
4 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Nortel
4 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto
4 1 (7.69%) Riverbed
4 1 (7.69%) VMware