The first table below looks at the demand for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 11 July 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 of England 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 128 112 129
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +17
Contract jobs citing OSPF 9 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.31% 0.60% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.26% 3.40% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 11
Average daily rate
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£335 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.78% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £298 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.13 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+10.72% +9.46%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
398 412 614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.88% 17.55% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 157 226
Average daily rate £300 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £188 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 62 70
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -11.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £15.00 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.40 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
OSPF
England

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the East of England region over the 3 months to 11 July 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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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
Hertfordshire - 3 £335 - 2
Essex -7 2 £388 -6.06% 1
Cambridgeshire -11 2 £323 +8.40%
Bedfordshire - 2 £285 - 3
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (94.12%) BGP
3 14 (82.35%) Firewall
4 10 (58.82%) CheckPoint
4 10 (58.82%) Cisco IOS
4 10 (58.82%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (52.94%) CCNP
5 9 (52.94%) DNS
6 8 (47.06%) Network Security
7 7 (41.18%) Fat Client
7 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (41.18%) F5
7 7 (41.18%) VMware
7 7 (41.18%) Thin Client
7 7 (41.18%) DHCP
7 7 (41.18%) Citrix
7 7 (41.18%) EIGRP
8 6 (35.29%) VoIP
8 6 (35.29%) WAN
8 6 (35.29%) Linux
8 6 (35.29%) CCSE
8 6 (35.29%) Wireless
8 6 (35.29%) Infoblox
9 5 (29.41%) Imperva
9 5 (29.41%) DMVPN
9 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (29.41%) BIG-IP
9 5 (29.41%) NetScreen

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) BGP
2 14 (82.35%) Firewall
3 10 (58.82%) Cisco IOS
3 10 (58.82%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (52.94%) DNS
5 8 (47.06%) Network Security
6 7 (41.18%) EIGRP
6 7 (41.18%) DHCP
7 6 (35.29%) VoIP
7 6 (35.29%) WAN
7 6 (35.29%) Wireless
8 5 (29.41%) MPLS
8 5 (29.41%) LAN
8 5 (29.41%) NetScreen
8 5 (29.41%) BIG-IP
8 5 (29.41%) DMVPN
8 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (17.65%) Cisco PIX
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Network Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Network Specialist
3 5 (29.41%) Network Security Specialist
3 5 (29.41%) Security Specialist
4 4 (23.53%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (23.53%) Security Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Support
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Wireless Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Network Support
6 1 (5.88%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Thin Client
1 7 (41.18%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
2 2 (11.76%) Project Management
2 2 (11.76%) Time Management
2 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (5.88%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.88%) Network Management
3 1 (5.88%) Change Control
3 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) CCNP
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (35.29%) CCSE
3 2 (11.76%) CCIE
3 2 (11.76%) CCVP
4 1 (5.88%) CCSA
4 1 (5.88%) CCDP
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (58.82%) CheckPoint
3 7 (41.18%) F5
3 7 (41.18%) Citrix
3 7 (41.18%) VMware
4 6 (35.29%) Infoblox
5 5 (29.41%) Imperva
5 5 (29.41%) Blue Coat
6 4 (23.53%) Juniper
7 3 (17.65%) Aruba
8 2 (11.76%) Trend Micro
8 2 (11.76%) Splunk
8 2 (11.76%) Websense
8 2 (11.76%) HP
8 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
9 1 (5.88%) 3Com
9 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
9 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
9 1 (5.88%) SonicWALL
9 1 (5.88%) Riverbed
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