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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 93 85 93
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing OSPF 2 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.12% 0.82% 0.065%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 6.53% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £415 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +38.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.21% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.38%
OSPF
England

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
241 199 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 14.56% 12.55% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 93 87
Average daily rate £388 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £201 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 30 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £11.40 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £28.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +7 2 £450 +23.28%
Derbyshire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) HSRP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) JNCIA
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) CCDP
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
1 2 (66.67%) BGP
1 2 (66.67%) HSRP
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (33.33%) Broadband
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Operations Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) CCDP
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) JNCIA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
1 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Fortinet