The first table below looks at the demand for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Colchester region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 15 18 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing OSPF 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 5.75% 1.67% 3.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 10.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate £400 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+33.22% -19.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £103.94 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+219.80% +44.44%
Communications & Networking Category
Colchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
25 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 28.74% 16.67% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 4
Average daily rate £400 £413 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +2.99%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
OSPF
Essex

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Colchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Colchester

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Colchester

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Colchester

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

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in Colchester

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Colchester region citing OSPF also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OSPF.

1 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 6 (100.00%) Fat Client
2 4 (66.67%) Network Security
2 4 (66.67%) F5
2 4 (66.67%) DMVPN
2 4 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (66.67%) NetScreen
2 4 (66.67%) Infoblox
2 4 (66.67%) Imperva
2 4 (66.67%) BIG-IP
2 4 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 4 (66.67%) CCSE
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 4 (66.67%) DHCP
2 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (33.33%) Juniper

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Colchester region citing OSPF also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OSPF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (66.67%) Network Security
2 4 (66.67%) DMVPN
2 4 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (66.67%) NetScreen
2 4 (66.67%) BIG-IP
2 4 (66.67%) DHCP
2 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Network Specialist
2 4 (66.67%) Network Security Specialist
2 4 (66.67%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 6 (100.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) CCSE
3 2 (33.33%) CCVP
3 2 (33.33%) CCIE
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) F5
2 4 (66.67%) Infoblox
2 4 (66.67%) Imperva
2 4 (66.67%) Blue Coat
3 2 (33.33%) Juniper