The first table below looks at the demand for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 18 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 East Midlands 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 93 82 78
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing OSPF 2 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.12% 0.39% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.22% 2.70% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate £475 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% -21.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £370
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £103.94 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+219.80% +44.44%
Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
164 185 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.17% 14.33% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 88 86
Average daily rate £350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £250 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 31
Average hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.10 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.51 £32.30 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
OSPF
England

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (60.00%) TACACS
3 3 (60.00%) VLAN
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (60.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) CCIE
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) 802.11
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) BGP-4
4 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) F5
4 1 (20.00%) OpenFlow

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
1 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (60.00%) TACACS
2 3 (60.00%) VLAN
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) 802.11
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) BGP-4
3 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (20.00%) OpenFlow
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Designer
1 3 (60.00%) Designer
2 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) CCIE
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) F5