Period
to 26 July 2017

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 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 85 91
Rank change year-on-year +6 +6 -9
Contract jobs citing OSPF 8 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.63% 1.54% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.82% 5.98% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 16 6
Reading median daily rate £300 £422 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.83% +8.77% +19.23%
Berkshire median daily rate £319 £415 £388
% change year-on-year -23.19% +7.10% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year -75.45% - -

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 284 468 376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 22.33% 25.67% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 249 150
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £237
90th Percentile £560 £519 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 11
Reading median hourly rate £19.66 £19.61 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% +12.06% +1.45%
10th Percentile £12.90 £10.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £56.76 £27.40 £45.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.34% -58.57% +94.44%

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 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 26 July 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (100.00%) CCNP
2 7 (87.50%) CCIP
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) MPLS
2 7 (87.50%) BGP
2 7 (87.50%) VPN
2 7 (87.50%) Telecoms
2 7 (87.50%) CCIE
3 6 (75.00%) Presales
3 6 (75.00%) Migration
3 6 (75.00%) Network Design
3 6 (75.00%) Huawei
3 6 (75.00%) Marketing
3 6 (75.00%) Multicast
3 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (75.00%) IPv6
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (12.50%) IOS XR
5 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
5 1 (12.50%) VPLS
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) WAN

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 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) BGP
1 7 (87.50%) Firewall
1 7 (87.50%) MPLS
1 7 (87.50%) VPN
2 6 (75.00%) IPv6
2 6 (75.00%) Multicast
2 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
3 1 (12.50%) IOS XR
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (12.50%) VLAN
3 1 (12.50%) VPLS
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
General
1 7 (87.50%) Telecoms
2 6 (75.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) IP Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Migration
1 6 (75.00%) Network Design
1 6 (75.00%) Presales
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) CCNP
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (87.50%) CCIE
2 7 (87.50%) CCIP
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (75.00%) Huawei
3 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto