Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 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)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 300 259 225
Rank change year-on-year -41 -34 -9
Contract jobs citing OSPF 77 98 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.47% 0.64% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.71% 3.25% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 50 78
South East median daily rate £375 £425 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +20.57% -6.00%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £250
90th Percentile £510 £538 £444
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 16
South East median hourly rate £13.50 £21.50 £45.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.21% -52.54% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £14.35 £33.88
90th Percentile £14.25 £22.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £13.50 £21.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -37.21% -50.00% +14.67%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,846 3,012 3,378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.40% 19.55% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,528 1,756 1,812
South East median daily rate £396 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.26% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £161 £229 £226
90th Percentile £563 £550 £519
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 200 217
South East median hourly rate £17.44 £22.38 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.07% -31.15% +62.50%
10th Percentile £10.58 £11.33 £12.15
90th Percentile £44.50 £48.75 £51.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +7.32%

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 20 January 2018.

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
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 20 January 2018. 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 +25 41 £350 -17.65% 5
Thames Valley -37 30 £400 - 14
Berkshire -19 20 £338 - 8
Oxfordshire +2 5 £444 -
Surrey -28 5 £375 +36.36% 4
Buckinghamshire -34 5 £400 -21.95% 6
West Sussex -1 1 - - 1
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 South East region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 72 (93.51%) BGP
2 63 (81.82%) Cisco
3 43 (55.84%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (46.75%) LAN
5 35 (45.45%) Juniper
6 32 (41.56%) CCNP
6 32 (41.56%) WAN
6 32 (41.56%) Security Cleared
7 30 (38.96%) Firewall
8 27 (35.06%) MPLS
9 23 (29.87%) SC Cleared
10 22 (28.57%) VLAN
11 21 (27.27%) VPN
12 19 (24.68%) CCNA
13 17 (22.08%) EIGRP
13 17 (22.08%) DNS
14 16 (20.78%) TCP/IP
14 16 (20.78%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (19.48%) Migration
16 14 (18.18%) Telecoms
16 14 (18.18%) F5
17 13 (16.88%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (16.88%) Network Design
17 13 (16.88%) Linux
18 12 (15.58%) Active Directory
18 12 (15.58%) DV Cleared
19 11 (14.29%) CCIE
19 11 (14.29%) VMware
19 11 (14.29%) Data Centre
20 10 (12.99%) IPsec

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 (1.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 72 (93.51%) BGP
2 36 (46.75%) LAN
3 32 (41.56%) WAN
4 30 (38.96%) Firewall
5 27 (35.06%) MPLS
6 22 (28.57%) VLAN
7 21 (27.27%) VPN
8 17 (22.08%) DNS
8 17 (22.08%) EIGRP
9 16 (20.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (20.78%) TCP/IP
10 13 (16.88%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (12.99%) DHCP
11 10 (12.99%) Ethernet
11 10 (12.99%) IPsec
12 9 (11.69%) Network Security
13 8 (10.39%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (10.39%) Junos
13 8 (10.39%) NetScaler
13 8 (10.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Bugzilla
1 2 (2.60%) Metasploit
1 2 (2.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.49%) Banking
3 4 (5.19%) Finance
4 3 (3.90%) Retail
5 2 (2.60%) Advertising
5 2 (2.60%) Electronics
5 2 (2.60%) Games
6 1 (1.30%) French Language
6 1 (1.30%) German Language
6 1 (1.30%) Legal
6 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 42 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 13 (16.88%) Architect
3 10 (12.99%) Network Architect
4 9 (11.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (11.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Security Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Consultant
6 5 (6.49%) Migration Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Design Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) VMware Consultant
9 2 (2.60%) Cisco Architect
9 2 (2.60%) Functional Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.60%) Security Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) CGI
2 2 (2.60%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.60%) Core Data
2 2 (2.60%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.90%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.60%) Clustering
4 2 (2.60%) Digital TV
4 2 (2.60%) MPEG
4 2 (2.60%) PKI
4 2 (2.60%) STB
4 2 (2.60%) Video on Demand
4 2 (2.60%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.30%) Life Science
5 1 (1.30%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.30%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.88%) Linux
2 7 (9.09%) Windows
3 6 (7.79%) Unix
4 3 (3.90%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.60%) CentOS
5 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.60%) Solaris
5 2 (2.60%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.30%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.48%) Migration
2 13 (16.88%) Network Design
3 10 (12.99%) ITIL
4 8 (10.39%) Network Architecture
4 8 (10.39%) System Testing
5 7 (9.09%) Boundary Protection
6 6 (7.79%) Load Balancing
6 6 (7.79%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (5.19%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (5.19%) Network Management
8 3 (3.90%) Capacity Management
8 3 (3.90%) Change Management
8 3 (3.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.90%) High Availability
8 3 (3.90%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.90%) Integration Testing
8 3 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (2.60%) Regression Testing
9 2 (2.60%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.39%) Python
2 6 (7.79%) Perl
3 5 (6.49%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.90%) Ruby
5 2 (2.60%) C
5 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.30%) C++
6 1 (1.30%) Java
6 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (55.84%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (41.56%) CCNP
2 32 (41.56%) Security Cleared
3 23 (29.87%) SC Cleared
4 19 (24.68%) CCNA
5 12 (15.58%) DV Cleared
6 11 (14.29%) CCIE
7 8 (10.39%) JNCIS
8 7 (9.09%) CCDP
9 5 (6.49%) JNCIA
10 4 (5.19%) CCSA
10 4 (5.19%) Degree
11 3 (3.90%) BC Cleared
11 3 (3.90%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (1.30%) CCENT
13 1 (1.30%) CISSP
13 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (1.30%) JNCIP
13 1 (1.30%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (2.60%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (15.58%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.39%) VMware NSX
3 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.30%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) Ansible
1 2 (2.60%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (2.60%) FortiGate
1 2 (2.60%) Nagios
1 2 (2.60%) Puppet
2 1 (1.30%) Cacti
2 1 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.30%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.30%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (1.30%) CSIRT
2 1 (1.30%) SCOM
2 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 63 (81.82%) Cisco
2 35 (45.45%) Juniper
3 14 (18.18%) F5
4 11 (14.29%) VMware
5 10 (12.99%) CheckPoint
6 9 (11.69%) SolarWinds
7 8 (10.39%) Citrix
8 7 (9.09%) Red Hat
9 5 (6.49%) Brocade
9 5 (6.49%) HP
9 5 (6.49%) Remedy
10 4 (5.19%) Arista
11 3 (3.90%) Blue Coat
12 2 (2.60%) Adobe
12 2 (2.60%) Apple
12 2 (2.60%) Avaya
12 2 (2.60%) Dell
12 2 (2.60%) Fortinet
12 2 (2.60%) Infoblox
12 2 (2.60%) Microsoft