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 3 months to 26 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)
England / South East
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 203 211 207
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 52 64 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.64% 0.66% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.65% 3.07% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 34 20
Median daily rate £356 £380 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +2.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £200 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -6.89% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £47.83 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.77% +59.43%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £46.92 £40.00
% change year-on-year -46.71% +17.28%  

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 1423 2085 2024
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.51% 21.42% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 1175 984
Median daily rate £405 £364 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.26% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 105 101
Median hourly rate £25.00 £38.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.06% +6.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.60 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

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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 3 months to 26 April 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
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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +9 27 £300 -14.89% 1
Berkshire +10 7 £338 -19.16% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 6 £375 - 1
Oxfordshire -7 5 £413 +26.92% 2
West Sussex +17 3 £335 -
Surrey +6 3 £400 +116.21%
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 103 (89.57%) BGP
2 100 (86.96%) Cisco
3 82 (71.30%) Cisco Certification
4 68 (59.13%) CCNP
5 64 (55.65%) MPLS
6 56 (48.70%) Juniper
7 53 (46.09%) Firewall
8 51 (44.35%) Security Cleared
9 45 (39.13%) CCNA
9 45 (39.13%) WAN
10 39 (33.91%) VPN
10 39 (33.91%) VLAN
11 38 (33.04%) SC Cleared
12 31 (26.96%) Cisco Nexus
13 30 (26.09%) TCP/IP
14 28 (24.35%) Telecoms
14 28 (24.35%) F5
15 26 (22.61%) DNS
15 26 (22.61%) LAN
16 22 (19.13%) EIGRP
17 21 (18.26%) Data Centre
18 20 (17.39%) SNMP
19 19 (16.52%) Ethernet
19 19 (16.52%) IPsec
20 18 (15.65%) Cisco ASA
21 16 (13.91%) Load Balancing
21 16 (13.91%) VPLS
21 16 (13.91%) JNCIS
22 15 (13.04%) Migration
22 15 (13.04%) VMware

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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 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.87%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.74%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 103 (89.57%) BGP
2 64 (55.65%) MPLS
3 53 (46.09%) Firewall
4 45 (39.13%) WAN
5 39 (33.91%) VLAN
5 39 (33.91%) VPN
6 31 (26.96%) Cisco Nexus
7 30 (26.09%) TCP/IP
8 26 (22.61%) DNS
8 26 (22.61%) LAN
9 22 (19.13%) EIGRP
10 20 (17.39%) SNMP
11 19 (16.52%) Ethernet
11 19 (16.52%) IPsec
12 18 (15.65%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (13.91%) VPLS
14 15 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
15 13 (11.30%) Internet
16 12 (10.43%) VoIP
17 11 (9.57%) Fibre Channel
General
1 28 (24.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.74%) Billing
2 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.87%) Back Office
3 1 (0.87%) Marketing
3 1 (0.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (55.65%) Network Engineer
2 16 (13.91%) Architect
3 12 (10.43%) IP Engineer
4 11 (9.57%) IP Network Engineer
5 10 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (8.70%) Network Architect
6 8 (6.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (6.96%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 8 (6.96%) Integration Engineer
6 8 (6.96%) Network Support
6 8 (6.96%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) Consultant
8 6 (5.22%) Firewall Architect
8 6 (5.22%) Juniper Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) Network Support Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) NOC Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Network Design Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Network Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.48%) Middleware
2 2 (1.74%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.74%) RFC 2547
3 1 (0.87%) .NET
3 1 (0.87%) JMS
3 1 (0.87%) REST
3 1 (0.87%) SOAP
3 1 (0.87%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.26%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.48%) IPTV
2 4 (3.48%) Over-the-Top Content
2 4 (3.48%) STB
2 4 (3.48%) Video on Demand
3 3 (2.61%) FlexPod
3 3 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.87%) Life Science
4 1 (0.87%) PMI
4 1 (0.87%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.87%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.57%) Windows
2 9 (7.83%) Linux
3 4 (3.48%) Unix
4 3 (2.61%) AIX
4 3 (2.61%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.74%) Android
6 1 (0.87%) CentOS
6 1 (0.87%) Debian
6 1 (0.87%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.87%) VyOS
6 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.91%) Load Balancing
2 15 (13.04%) Migration
3 12 (10.43%) Network Management
4 11 (9.57%) Network Design
5 8 (6.96%) CRM
5 8 (6.96%) Integration Testing
6 7 (6.09%) Change Management
6 7 (6.09%) ITIL
7 6 (5.22%) High Availability
8 4 (3.48%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (3.48%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (3.48%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.61%) Network Architecture
9 3 (2.61%) Presales
10 2 (1.74%) Capacity Management
10 2 (1.74%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (1.74%) Configuration Management
10 2 (1.74%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 2 (1.74%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (1.74%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.87%) Java
Qualifications
1 82 (71.30%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (59.13%) CCNP
3 51 (44.35%) Security Cleared
4 45 (39.13%) CCNA
5 38 (33.04%) SC Cleared
6 16 (13.91%) JNCIS
7 13 (11.30%) CCDP
7 13 (11.30%) JNCIA
8 11 (9.57%) DV Cleared
9 8 (6.96%) CCIP
10 6 (5.22%) CCIE
11 3 (2.61%) BC Cleared
11 3 (2.61%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (2.61%) CCDA
12 2 (1.74%) HP ASE
13 1 (0.87%) CCSA
13 1 (0.87%) CCSP
13 1 (0.87%) CISSP
13 1 (0.87%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.87%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) SLA
2 2 (1.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.48%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.74%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.87%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 3 (2.61%) Nagios
2 2 (1.74%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.74%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.87%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (0.87%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.87%) Netcool
3 1 (0.87%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 100 (86.96%) Cisco
2 56 (48.70%) Juniper
3 28 (24.35%) F5
4 15 (13.04%) VMware
5 13 (11.30%) CheckPoint
6 12 (10.43%) Huawei
7 9 (7.83%) Brocade
8 5 (4.35%) Microsoft
8 5 (4.35%) Palo Alto
9 4 (3.48%) HP
10 3 (2.61%) Arista
10 3 (2.61%) Aruba
10 3 (2.61%) Extreme Networks
10 3 (2.61%) Mitel
10 3 (2.61%) Riverbed
11 2 (1.74%) Arqiva
11 2 (1.74%) Ericsson
11 2 (1.74%) Infoblox
11 2 (1.74%) NetApp
11 2 (1.74%) SolarWinds
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