Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 25 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)
England > South East
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 253 270 269
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1 -47
Contract jobs citing OSPF 106 116 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.66% 0.62% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.83% 3.09% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 59 56
South East median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% +7.45%
10th Percentile £233 £204 £228
90th Percentile £488 £488 £500
England median daily rate £403 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +8.92% -1.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 1
South East median hourly rate £13.50 £47.83 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.78% +59.43% -25.00%
10th Percentile £12.63 £47.83 £29.00
90th Percentile £24.38 £53.75 £31.00
England median hourly rate £13.50 £47.83 £35.00
% change year-on-year -71.78% +36.66% -12.50%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2769 3751 3868
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.25% 20.16% 19.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1507 2121 1944
South East median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £213
90th Percentile £538 £528 £500
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 219 222
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +5.77% +48.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.83
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.20 £45.95
England median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -26.00% +21.95% +8.71%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in the South East

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in the South East

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in the South East over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in the South East

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in the South East

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in the South East over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for OSPF in the South East

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the South East region over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +30 59 £402 +19.94% 6
Thames Valley -9 37 £400 - 4
Berkshire +6 19 £319 -23.19% 1
Oxfordshire -2 9 £400 +23.08% 2
Buckinghamshire -16 9 £375 -0.07% 1
Surrey -8 6 £325 -7.14%
West Sussex +16 3 £335 -4.29%
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 99 (93.40%) BGP
2 90 (84.91%) Cisco
3 78 (73.58%) Cisco Certification
4 66 (62.26%) CCNP
5 64 (60.38%) Firewall
6 62 (58.49%) MPLS
7 56 (52.83%) Security Cleared
8 48 (45.28%) SC Cleared
9 44 (41.51%) VPN
10 38 (35.85%) VLAN
11 35 (33.02%) LAN
11 35 (33.02%) WAN
12 31 (29.25%) CCNA
13 30 (28.30%) F5
14 28 (26.42%) Cisco Nexus
15 27 (25.47%) IPsec
16 26 (24.53%) TCP/IP
17 25 (23.58%) Juniper
17 25 (23.58%) Network Design
18 22 (20.75%) Telecoms
18 22 (20.75%) Migration
19 20 (18.87%) VMware
20 19 (17.92%) Data Centre
21 18 (16.98%) EIGRP
22 16 (15.09%) DNS
22 16 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
22 16 (15.09%) Cisco ASA
23 15 (14.15%) Network Management
23 15 (14.15%) CheckPoint
24 14 (13.21%) CCDP

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (0.94%) OpenStack
1 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (5.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 99 (93.40%) BGP
2 64 (60.38%) Firewall
3 62 (58.49%) MPLS
4 44 (41.51%) VPN
5 38 (35.85%) VLAN
6 35 (33.02%) LAN
6 35 (33.02%) WAN
7 28 (26.42%) Cisco Nexus
8 27 (25.47%) IPsec
9 26 (24.53%) TCP/IP
10 18 (16.98%) EIGRP
11 16 (15.09%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (15.09%) DNS
12 13 (12.26%) Wireless
13 12 (11.32%) DHCP
13 12 (11.32%) Ethernet
14 11 (10.38%) Junos
15 10 (9.43%) Cisco IOS
15 10 (9.43%) Network Security
15 10 (9.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.83%) MS Access
General
1 22 (20.75%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.66%) Marketing
3 1 (0.94%) Banking
3 1 (0.94%) Billing
3 1 (0.94%) French Language
3 1 (0.94%) German Language
3 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (61.32%) Network Engineer
2 14 (13.21%) Architect
3 13 (12.26%) Integration Engineer
3 13 (12.26%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 10 (9.43%) IP Engineer
4 10 (9.43%) Network Architect
4 10 (9.43%) Senior Network Engineer
5 9 (8.49%) Network Integration Engineer
6 7 (6.60%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (6.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (5.66%) Virtualisation Architect
8 5 (4.72%) Analyst
8 5 (4.72%) Design Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) Network Analyst
8 5 (4.72%) Network Design Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Consultant
9 4 (3.77%) Engineering Specialist
9 4 (3.77%) IP Network Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) IP Specialist
9 4 (3.77%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.77%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.94%) .NET
2 1 (0.94%) CGI
2 1 (0.94%) JMS
2 1 (0.94%) REST
2 1 (0.94%) RESTful
2 1 (0.94%) RFC 2547
2 1 (0.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.92%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.72%) CESG
3 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.83%) FlexPod
3 3 (2.83%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.94%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.94%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.94%) Life Science
4 1 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.49%) Windows
2 5 (4.72%) Linux
3 3 (2.83%) AIX
4 2 (1.89%) Unix
4 2 (1.89%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.94%) CentOS
5 1 (0.94%) Debian
5 1 (0.94%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.94%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.58%) Network Design
2 22 (20.75%) Migration
3 15 (14.15%) Network Management
4 13 (12.26%) Integration Testing
5 12 (11.32%) Load Balancing
6 7 (6.60%) High Availability
6 7 (6.60%) Presales
7 6 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (5.66%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (3.77%) ITIL
9 4 (3.77%) Project Management
9 4 (3.77%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.83%) Change Management
10 3 (2.83%) Configuration Management
10 3 (2.83%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (2.83%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (2.83%) Test Management
11 2 (1.89%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.83%) Python
2 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.89%) C-shell
2 2 (1.89%) Korn
2 2 (1.89%) Perl
3 1 (0.94%) C
3 1 (0.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 78 (73.58%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (62.26%) CCNP
3 56 (52.83%) Security Cleared
4 48 (45.28%) SC Cleared
5 31 (29.25%) CCNA
6 14 (13.21%) CCDP
7 11 (10.38%) CCIE
7 11 (10.38%) DV Cleared
8 8 (7.55%) CCIP
8 8 (7.55%) JNCIS
9 7 (6.60%) JNCIA
10 5 (4.72%) BC Cleared
10 5 (4.72%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (2.83%) CCSA
12 2 (1.89%) CCDA
12 2 (1.89%) CCSE
13 1 (0.94%) CCSP
13 1 (0.94%) Degree
13 1 (0.94%) HP ASE
13 1 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) PMO
2 2 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.83%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.89%) NFS
3 2 (1.89%) Openswan
3 2 (1.89%) pfSense
4 1 (0.94%) KVM
4 1 (0.94%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.94%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.94%) Nagios
2 1 (0.94%) Netcool
2 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.94%) Puppet
2 1 (0.94%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 90 (84.91%) Cisco
2 30 (28.30%) F5
3 25 (23.58%) Juniper
4 20 (18.87%) VMware
5 15 (14.15%) CheckPoint
6 12 (11.32%) Palo Alto
7 11 (10.38%) Brocade
8 8 (7.55%) Fortinet
9 6 (5.66%) Arista
9 6 (5.66%) Huawei
10 4 (3.77%) Aruba
10 4 (3.77%) Ericsson
10 4 (3.77%) Extreme Networks
10 4 (3.77%) Remedy
11 3 (2.83%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (2.83%) Microsoft
11 3 (2.83%) Motorola
11 3 (2.83%) SonicWALL
12 2 (1.89%) Mitel
12 2 (1.89%) Trapeze
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