Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 81 79
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 +10
Contract jobs citing OSPF 6 11 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.48% 0.78% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.47% 2.94% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 16
Reading median daily rate £300 £310 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -29.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £273 £288 £344
90th Percentile £445 £400 £445
Berkshire median daily rate £338 £356 £384
% change year-on-year -5.06% -7.36% -8.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Reading median hourly rate - - £45.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -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 243 374 457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.26% 26.43% 23.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 157 235
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.36% +3.20%
10th Percentile £255 £213 £226
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 30
Reading median hourly rate £25.33 £41.25 £29.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.60% +41.33% +66.79%
10th Percentile £15.28 £13.13 £12.21
90th Percentile £46.98 £55.65 £70.95
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £20.56 £39.00
% change year-on-year -34.35% -47.28% +119.72%

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018, 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 6 (100.00%) BGP
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) EIGRP
4 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) CCNP
4 3 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (33.33%) Juniper
5 2 (33.33%) CCNA
5 2 (33.33%) CCIE
5 2 (33.33%) SNMP
5 2 (33.33%) VPN
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) Advertising
5 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (33.33%) DWDM
5 2 (33.33%) MPLS
5 2 (33.33%) LTE
5 2 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (33.33%) 4G
5 2 (33.33%) VoLTE
5 2 (33.33%) Extreme Networks
5 2 (33.33%) Arista
5 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
6 1 (16.67%) High Availability
6 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (16.67%) HSRP
6 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring

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 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
2 4 (66.67%) EIGRP
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) 4G
4 2 (33.33%) DWDM
4 2 (33.33%) LTE
4 2 (33.33%) MPLS
4 2 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (33.33%) SNMP
4 2 (33.33%) VoLTE
4 2 (33.33%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) FCAPS
5 1 (16.67%) HSRP
5 1 (16.67%) Network Security
5 1 (16.67%) SMTP
5 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
General
1 2 (33.33%) Advertising
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCIE
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) CCDP
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) HND
3 1 (16.67%) JNCIA
3 1 (16.67%) JNCIP
3 1 (16.67%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Arista
3 2 (33.33%) Extreme Networks
3 2 (33.33%) Juniper
4 1 (16.67%) 3PAR
4 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) Infoblox
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (16.67%) Remedy