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 3 months to 28 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 66 67
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 3 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.44% 1.46% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.89% 5.17% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 0
Median daily rate £300 £418 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.14% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -5.17% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year -47.73% +19.57%  

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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 159 290 197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 23.42% 28.18% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 160 71
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £342
% change year-on-year +6.45% +6.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 £24.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +129.16% +37.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 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 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 28 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 Reading region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (92.31%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (92.31%) BGP
3 11 (84.62%) MPLS
4 9 (69.23%) Juniper
4 9 (69.23%) CCNA
4 9 (69.23%) CCNP
5 8 (61.54%) WAN
6 7 (53.85%) SNMP
6 7 (53.85%) Firewall
7 5 (38.46%) ITIL
7 5 (38.46%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (30.77%) Change Management
8 4 (30.77%) xDSL
8 4 (30.77%) Network Management
8 4 (30.77%) IOS XR
8 4 (30.77%) Ethernet
8 4 (30.77%) PPP
8 4 (30.77%) CCIP
8 4 (30.77%) DSL
8 4 (30.77%) L2TP
8 4 (30.77%) X.21
8 4 (30.77%) IPsec
8 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
9 3 (23.08%) VPLS
9 3 (23.08%) HTTP
9 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
9 3 (23.08%) VPN
9 3 (23.08%) DNS
9 3 (23.08%) HTTPS

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 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) BGP
2 11 (84.62%) MPLS
3 8 (61.54%) WAN
4 7 (53.85%) Firewall
4 7 (53.85%) SNMP
5 5 (38.46%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (30.77%) DSL
6 4 (30.77%) Ethernet
6 4 (30.77%) IOS XR
6 4 (30.77%) IPsec
6 4 (30.77%) L2TP
6 4 (30.77%) PPP
6 4 (30.77%) X.21
6 4 (30.77%) xDSL
7 3 (23.08%) DNS
7 3 (23.08%) HTTP
7 3 (23.08%) HTTPS
7 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 3 (23.08%) VPLS
7 3 (23.08%) VPN
General
1 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Billing
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) NOC Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) IP Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Network Support
5 1 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Support Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
1 2 (15.38%) Virtual Team
2 1 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (7.69%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Change Management
2 4 (30.77%) Network Management
3 2 (15.38%) High Availability
3 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 2 (15.38%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design
4 1 (7.69%) Presales
4 1 (7.69%) Stress Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (69.23%) CCNA
2 9 (69.23%) CCNP
3 4 (30.77%) CCIP
4 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) CCIE
5 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) CCDA
6 1 (7.69%) CCVP
6 1 (7.69%) JNCIA
6 1 (7.69%) JNCIS
6 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) Juniper
3 3 (23.08%) F5
4 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.69%) EMC
4 1 (7.69%) Huawei
4 1 (7.69%) Mitel
4 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto
4 1 (7.69%) VMware
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