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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 120 109 138
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +29
Contract jobs citing OSPF 9 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.40% 0.78% 0.069%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.35% 5.28% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 2
Median daily rate £297 £388 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.48% +64.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £245 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £448 £263
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £29.61 £34.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.91% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.06 £42.31 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-47.86% +41.01%
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
383 379 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.91% 14.72% 16.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 195 283
Median daily rate £350 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £250 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 46 36
Median hourly rate £29.61 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.30% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Essex +1 6 £285 -6.55%
Hertfordshire -3 3 £337 +77.10% 1
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 24 (82.76%) BGP
2 23 (79.31%) Cisco
3 20 (68.97%) Firewall
4 18 (62.07%) LAN
5 17 (58.62%) WAN
6 16 (55.17%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (44.83%) Network Security
7 13 (44.83%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (44.83%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (41.38%) F5
8 12 (41.38%) Data Centre
8 12 (41.38%) CCNP
9 10 (34.48%) VPN
9 10 (34.48%) EIGRP
10 9 (31.03%) TCP/IP
11 8 (27.59%) Juniper
11 8 (27.59%) CheckPoint
11 8 (27.59%) Load Balancing
12 7 (24.14%) Fortinet
12 7 (24.14%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (24.14%) MPLS
12 7 (24.14%) DNS
12 7 (24.14%) SMTP
13 6 (20.69%) FTP
13 6 (20.69%) Internet
13 6 (20.69%) CISSP
13 6 (20.69%) Nessus
13 6 (20.69%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (20.69%) IPsec
13 6 (20.69%) Information Security

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 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 24 (82.76%) BGP
2 20 (68.97%) Firewall
3 18 (62.07%) LAN
4 17 (58.62%) WAN
5 13 (44.83%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (44.83%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (44.83%) Network Security
6 10 (34.48%) EIGRP
6 10 (34.48%) VPN
7 9 (31.03%) TCP/IP
8 7 (24.14%) DNS
8 7 (24.14%) MPLS
8 7 (24.14%) SMTP
9 6 (20.69%) Internet
9 6 (20.69%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (20.69%) IPsec
9 6 (20.69%) Spanning Tree
9 6 (20.69%) tcpdump
9 6 (20.69%) VLAN
9 6 (20.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Automotive
2 1 (3.45%) Local Government
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Network Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Consultant
2 7 (24.14%) Security Consultant
3 6 (20.69%) Information Security Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Security Technical Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Security Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Design Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Network Support
6 1 (3.45%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Project Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) BYOD
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) NHS
2 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Unix
2 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) CentOS
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Load Balancing
2 7 (24.14%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (20.69%) Information Security
3 6 (20.69%) Network Management
3 6 (20.69%) SIEM
3 6 (20.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.90%) Change Management
4 2 (6.90%) Presales
4 2 (6.90%) Server Hardening
5 1 (3.45%) High Availability
5 1 (3.45%) Internal Audit
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL
5 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.45%) Migration
5 1 (3.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (3.45%) Network Design
5 1 (3.45%) People Management
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.45%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (41.38%) CCNP
3 6 (20.69%) CISSP
4 3 (10.34%) CCIE
5 2 (6.90%) CCNA
6 1 (3.45%) Degree
6 1 (3.45%) JNCIP
6 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.90%) Firmware
1 2 (6.90%) iptables
1 2 (6.90%) NFS
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Nessus
2 1 (3.45%) HP SIM
2 1 (3.45%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 23 (79.31%) Cisco
2 12 (41.38%) F5
3 8 (27.59%) CheckPoint
3 8 (27.59%) Juniper
4 7 (24.14%) Fortinet
5 6 (20.69%) ArcSight
5 6 (20.69%) LogLogic
5 6 (20.69%) LogRhythm
5 6 (20.69%) Splunk
6 5 (17.24%) Tripwire
7 4 (13.79%) VMware
8 2 (6.90%) Huawei
8 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.45%) Clearswift
9 1 (3.45%) HP
9 1 (3.45%) Intel Security
9 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
9 1 (3.45%) Mitel
9 1 (3.45%) NetApp
9 1 (3.45%) Riverbed