The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / East Midlands
Rank 91 95 95
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing OSPF 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.21% 0.12% 0.066%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.58% 1.05% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £265 £325 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% -27.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
-13.10% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-30.23% +43.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
190 191 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 13.09% 11.89% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 111 81
Median daily rate £300 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £185 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 18
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.00 £10.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £23.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 February 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
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £265 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
1 3 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) Spanning Tree
2 2 (66.67%) Telepresence
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Junos
2 2 (66.67%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) DMVPN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (66.67%) HSRP
2 2 (66.67%) WAAS
2 2 (66.67%) NetScreen
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Avaya

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
1 3 (100.00%) Spanning Tree
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) DMVPN
2 2 (66.67%) HSRP
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) Junos
2 2 (66.67%) NetScreen
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) Telepresence
2 2 (66.67%) WAAS
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (33.33%) Network Design
3 1 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCDP
1 2 (66.67%) CCIE
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (33.33%) Avaya Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) FortiGate
1 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Avaya
2 2 (66.67%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Forcepoint
3 1 (33.33%) Intel Security
3 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 1 (33.33%) Radware
3 1 (33.33%) Remedy
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) VMware