The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 116 129 137
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +8
Contract jobs citing OSPF 13 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.52% 0.50% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.46% 2.63% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 4
Median daily rate £315 £263 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -27.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £243 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £281 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £328 £385
% change year-on-year
+11.45% -14.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+59.43% -25.00%
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 of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
376 570 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.15% 19.13% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 305 218
Median daily rate £375 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 62 39
Median hourly rate £40.00 £23.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £9.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England 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 of England

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

OSPF
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

OSPF Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Hertfordshire - 6 £320 - 1
Bedfordshire - 5 - -
Suffolk -8 1 £200 -
Norfolk - 1 - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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 of England region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 22 (88.00%) Cisco
2 21 (84.00%) BGP
3 15 (60.00%) VLAN
4 14 (56.00%) Firewall
4 14 (56.00%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (48.00%) WAN
6 11 (44.00%) CCNP
7 10 (40.00%) VPN
7 10 (40.00%) LAN
8 9 (36.00%) EIGRP
9 8 (32.00%) CCNA
9 8 (32.00%) Network Security
10 7 (28.00%) Juniper
10 7 (28.00%) CheckPoint
10 7 (28.00%) Wireless
10 7 (28.00%) IPsec
11 6 (24.00%) Linux
11 6 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (20.00%) Multicast
12 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
12 5 (20.00%) VoIP
12 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
12 5 (20.00%) VMware
12 5 (20.00%) MPLS
13 4 (16.00%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (16.00%) DHCP
13 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
13 4 (16.00%) MPEG
13 4 (16.00%) Unix

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (12.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 21 (84.00%) BGP
2 15 (60.00%) VLAN
3 14 (56.00%) Firewall
4 12 (48.00%) WAN
5 10 (40.00%) LAN
5 10 (40.00%) VPN
6 9 (36.00%) EIGRP
7 8 (32.00%) Network Security
8 7 (28.00%) IPsec
8 7 (28.00%) Wireless
9 6 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (20.00%) MPLS
10 5 (20.00%) Multicast
10 5 (20.00%) VoIP
11 4 (16.00%) DHCP
11 4 (16.00%) DNS
11 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
11 4 (16.00%) SNMP
11 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Local Government
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Designer
2 4 (16.00%) IP Designer
2 4 (16.00%) Network Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Network Designer
3 3 (12.00%) Build Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Migration Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Network Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Network Integration Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.00%) MPEG
3 1 (4.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Unix
3 2 (8.00%) Windows
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) Change Management
2 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (8.00%) Migration
2 2 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (8.00%) Project Management
2 2 (8.00%) Server Hardening
3 1 (4.00%) High Availability
3 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 14 (56.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (44.00%) CCNP
3 8 (32.00%) CCNA
4 4 (16.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (16.00%) JNCIP
4 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (8.00%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (4.00%) CCENT
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.00%) Firmware
1 2 (8.00%) NFS
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (4.00%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (4.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) Cisco
2 7 (28.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (28.00%) Juniper
3 5 (20.00%) VMware
4 4 (16.00%) Mitel
5 3 (12.00%) Aruba
5 3 (12.00%) Citrix
6 2 (8.00%) Avaya
6 2 (8.00%) Extreme Networks
6 2 (8.00%) Meraki
7 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.00%) Brocade
7 1 (4.00%) F5
7 1 (4.00%) HP
7 1 (4.00%) Nortel
7 1 (4.00%) Progress