The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 6 15 18
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Contract jobs citing OSPF 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 16.67% 5.88% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.77% 20.83% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Average daily rate
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£280 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -3.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £103.94 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-61.51% +219.80%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Colchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Colchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
13 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 54.17% 28.24% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 7
Average daily rate £400 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Colchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the Colchester region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

OSPF Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 April 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Aerohive Networks
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) VLAN
2 3 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) NetScreen
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (25.00%) CCSE
3 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Infoblox

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) VLAN
2 3 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) NetScreen
3 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) DMVPN
3 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) CCSE
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Aerohive Networks
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (25.00%) Infoblox
3 1 (25.00%) Imperva
3 1 (25.00%) F5