Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 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)
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 475 458 400
Rank change year-on-year -17 -58 +65
Contract jobs citing OSPF 407 533 644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.48% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.08% 3.10% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 311 402
UK median daily rate £400 £363 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -1.02% -5.48%
10th Percentile £274 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 32 5
UK median hourly rate £32.75 £46.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.80% +53.33% -25.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £26.00 £29.40
90th Percentile £49.19 £50.00 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £46.92 £35.00
% change year-on-year -50.98% +34.04% -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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13202 17208 16269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.87% 15.63% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7917 10427 9080
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £205 £225 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 772 797 927
UK median hourly rate £19.64 £25.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +19.42% +11.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.22
90th Percentile £50.23 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -24.00% +19.05% +16.67%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in the UK

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in the UK

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in the UK

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in the UK

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for OSPF in the UK

OSPF
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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
England -6 365 £403 +11.17% 41
UK excluding London -49 216 £375 +3.45% 25
London +44 171 £450 +12.50% 18
South East +26 107 £400 +9.59% 11
North of England +42 35 £376 +13.58% 5
North West +37 28 £350 +7.69% 4
Scotland +35 19 £385 +40.00% 2
Midlands -11 17 £325 -7.14% 3
South West -36 17 £385 +6.21%
East of England -15 16 £414 +16.21% 4
West Midlands -2 12 £363 -2.03% 2
Northern Ireland -45 8 £313 -19.35%
Yorkshire +12 6 £463 +32.14% 1
East Midlands -3 5 £283 -13.08% 1
North East +43 1 £338 -3.57%

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

1 365 (89.68%) Cisco
2 361 (88.70%) BGP
3 279 (68.55%) Cisco Certification
4 257 (63.14%) Firewall
5 225 (55.28%) MPLS
6 217 (53.32%) CCNP
7 176 (43.24%) VPN
8 162 (39.80%) WAN
9 150 (36.86%) LAN
10 145 (35.63%) EIGRP
11 136 (33.42%) Cisco Nexus
12 131 (32.19%) Wireless
13 128 (31.45%) Juniper
14 119 (29.24%) CheckPoint
15 112 (27.52%) Data Centre
16 110 (27.03%) TCP/IP
17 108 (26.54%) F5
18 99 (24.32%) VLAN
19 98 (24.08%) CCNA
20 97 (23.83%) Cisco ASA
21 91 (22.36%) CCIE
21 91 (22.36%) IPsec
22 80 (19.66%) Network Design
23 77 (18.92%) Network Security
23 77 (18.92%) Security Cleared
24 75 (18.43%) Cisco IOS
24 75 (18.43%) Finance
24 75 (18.43%) DNS
25 65 (15.97%) Network Management
26 63 (15.48%) Migration

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 10 (2.46%) Skype for Business
2 5 (1.23%) CMS
3 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.25%) IIS
4 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.25%) Akamai
5 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.25%) Office 365
5 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 361 (88.70%) BGP
2 257 (63.14%) Firewall
3 225 (55.28%) MPLS
4 176 (43.24%) VPN
5 162 (39.80%) WAN
6 150 (36.86%) LAN
7 145 (35.63%) EIGRP
8 136 (33.42%) Cisco Nexus
9 131 (32.19%) Wireless
10 110 (27.03%) TCP/IP
11 99 (24.32%) VLAN
12 97 (23.83%) Cisco ASA
13 91 (22.36%) IPsec
14 77 (18.92%) Network Security
15 75 (18.43%) Cisco IOS
15 75 (18.43%) DNS
16 62 (15.23%) IPv6
17 59 (14.50%) VoIP
18 55 (13.51%) SNMP
19 53 (13.02%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.74%) MS Access
2 2 (0.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (3.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
General
1 75 (18.43%) Finance
2 62 (15.23%) Telecoms
3 33 (8.11%) Banking
4 14 (3.44%) Military
5 13 (3.19%) Retail
6 10 (2.46%) Marketing
7 8 (1.97%) Law
8 5 (1.23%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.23%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.98%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.74%) Electronics
10 3 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.49%) Billing
11 2 (0.49%) Games
11 2 (0.49%) Legal
11 2 (0.49%) Local Government
12 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.25%) French Language
12 1 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 225 (55.28%) Network Engineer
2 54 (13.27%) Architect
2 54 (13.27%) Cisco Engineer
3 47 (11.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 39 (9.58%) Network Architect
5 35 (8.60%) Senior Network Engineer
6 26 (6.39%) Network Support
7 24 (5.90%) Support Engineer
8 22 (5.41%) Network Support Engineer
9 20 (4.91%) Analyst
9 20 (4.91%) Design Engineer
10 18 (4.42%) Consultant
11 17 (4.18%) Network Security Engineer
11 17 (4.18%) Network Specialist
11 17 (4.18%) Security Engineer
12 16 (3.93%) Network Design Engineer
13 14 (3.44%) Cisco Architect
13 14 (3.44%) Network Analyst
14 13 (3.19%) Integration Engineer
14 13 (3.19%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (11.06%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.47%) XMPP
3 4 (0.98%) Middleware
4 3 (0.74%) CGI
4 3 (0.74%) RFC 2544
5 2 (0.49%) COM
5 2 (0.49%) CSS
5 2 (0.49%) FreeMarker
5 2 (0.49%) REST
5 2 (0.49%) RESTful
5 2 (0.49%) RFC 2547
6 1 (0.25%) .NET
6 1 (0.25%) Core Data
6 1 (0.25%) JMS
6 1 (0.25%) SOAP
6 1 (0.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 112 (27.52%) Data Centre
2 47 (11.55%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.69%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (2.46%) Virtual Team
5 9 (2.21%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.72%) CESG
7 6 (1.47%) Clustering
8 5 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.23%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.98%) IPTV
9 4 (0.98%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.98%) Over-the-Top Content
9 4 (0.98%) STB
9 4 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.98%) Video on Demand
10 3 (0.74%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.74%) FlexPod
10 3 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.49%) Life Science
11 2 (0.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.62%) Windows
2 25 (6.14%) Linux
3 16 (3.93%) Unix
4 8 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.47%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.98%) CentOS
7 3 (0.74%) AIX
7 3 (0.74%) CatOS
7 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.49%) FreeBSD
8 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.49%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.49%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.25%) Android
9 1 (0.25%) Debian
9 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.25%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (19.66%) Network Design
2 65 (15.97%) Network Management
3 63 (15.48%) Migration
4 49 (12.04%) Load Balancing
5 31 (7.62%) ITIL
6 25 (6.14%) Network Monitoring
7 24 (5.90%) Change Management
7 24 (5.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 24 (5.90%) Network Architecture
8 22 (5.41%) Project Management
9 20 (4.91%) High Availability
9 20 (4.91%) Mentoring
10 17 (4.18%) Capacity Planning
11 16 (3.93%) Low Latency
11 16 (3.93%) Service Delivery
12 15 (3.69%) Integration Testing
13 14 (3.44%) Service Management
13 14 (3.44%) WAN Optimisation
14 12 (2.95%) SOA
14 12 (2.95%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.19%) Perl
1 13 (3.19%) Python
2 8 (1.97%) Lisp
3 7 (1.72%) Bash Shell
4 4 (0.98%) C-shell
4 4 (0.98%) Korn
4 4 (0.98%) SQL
5 2 (0.49%) Java
5 2 (0.49%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.49%) PHP
5 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.49%) Tcl
6 1 (0.25%) C
6 1 (0.25%) C#
6 1 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 279 (68.55%) Cisco Certification
2 217 (53.32%) CCNP
3 98 (24.08%) CCNA
4 91 (22.36%) CCIE
5 77 (18.92%) Security Cleared
6 62 (15.23%) SC Cleared
7 25 (6.14%) CCDP
8 22 (5.41%) JNCIS
9 18 (4.42%) JNCIA
10 16 (3.93%) JNCIE
11 15 (3.69%) CCIP
11 15 (3.69%) DV Cleared
12 14 (3.44%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 12 (2.95%) Degree
14 9 (2.21%) CCVP
15 8 (1.97%) CCNP Voice
16 7 (1.72%) JNCIP
17 6 (1.47%) CCSE
17 6 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
18 5 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.19%) SLA
2 6 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.74%) PMO
5 2 (0.49%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.25%) COBIT
6 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 39 (9.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (5.16%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.21%) NFS
3 9 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (1.72%) vSphere
5 5 (1.23%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.98%) Openswan
6 4 (0.98%) pfSense
6 4 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.49%) Firmware
7 2 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.49%) KVM
7 2 (0.49%) vCloud
7 2 (0.49%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 32 (7.86%) Cisco Prime
2 25 (6.14%) FortiGate
3 16 (3.93%) Cacti
4 14 (3.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 14 (3.44%) Nagios
5 9 (2.21%) Cisco UCCX
6 5 (1.23%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (0.98%) EnCase
7 4 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.98%) Puppet
7 4 (0.98%) WhatsUp Gold
8 2 (0.49%) Nessus
8 2 (0.49%) RANCID
8 2 (0.49%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.25%) Netcool
9 1 (0.25%) OpenNMS
9 1 (0.25%) OpenView
9 1 (0.25%) SCCM
9 1 (0.25%) SCOM
9 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 365 (89.68%) Cisco
2 128 (31.45%) Juniper
3 119 (29.24%) CheckPoint
4 108 (26.54%) F5
5 60 (14.74%) Palo Alto
6 58 (14.25%) SolarWinds
7 56 (13.76%) Fortinet
7 56 (13.76%) VMware
8 38 (9.34%) Riverbed
9 35 (8.60%) Arista
10 32 (7.86%) Citrix
10 32 (7.86%) HP
11 21 (5.16%) Brocade
12 18 (4.42%) Microsoft
13 15 (3.69%) Avaya
13 15 (3.69%) Huawei
13 15 (3.69%) Infoblox
14 13 (3.19%) Aruba
14 13 (3.19%) Blue Coat
14 13 (3.19%) Nokia
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