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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 113 127 142
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +15
Contract jobs citing OSPF 17 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.69% 0.46% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.70% 2.93% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 4
Median daily rate £463 £430 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.55% +27.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £211 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £600 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +42.85%
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
460 444 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.71% 15.66% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 196 282
Median daily rate £375 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £220 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 67 78
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.08 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £51.25 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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
Bedfordshire +2 10 £500 - 3
Hertfordshire +2 7 £400 -33.33% 3
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 25 (89.29%) Cisco
2 22 (78.57%) BGP
3 18 (64.29%) Firewall
3 18 (64.29%) LAN
4 16 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (53.57%) WAN
6 14 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (46.43%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (42.86%) Network Security
8 12 (42.86%) CheckPoint
8 12 (42.86%) CCNP
9 11 (39.29%) F5
10 9 (32.14%) Data Centre
10 9 (32.14%) Load Balancing
10 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
10 9 (32.14%) Juniper
11 8 (28.57%) EIGRP
11 8 (28.57%) VLAN
12 7 (25.00%) Fortinet
12 7 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (25.00%) VPN
13 6 (21.43%) CISSP
13 6 (21.43%) Information Security
13 6 (21.43%) Nessus
13 6 (21.43%) Wireshark
13 6 (21.43%) PCI DSS
13 6 (21.43%) Spanning Tree
13 6 (21.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 6 (21.43%) LogRhythm
13 6 (21.43%) tcpdump

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 22 (78.57%) BGP
2 18 (64.29%) Firewall
2 18 (64.29%) LAN
3 15 (53.57%) WAN
4 14 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (46.43%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (42.86%) Network Security
7 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
8 8 (28.57%) EIGRP
8 8 (28.57%) VLAN
9 7 (25.00%) VPN
10 6 (21.43%) Spanning Tree
10 6 (21.43%) tcpdump
10 6 (21.43%) Wireshark
11 5 (17.86%) Wireless
12 4 (14.29%) DHCP
12 4 (14.29%) DNS
12 4 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (7.14%) Cisco Wireless
General
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Local Government
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Network Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Consultant
3 8 (28.57%) Security Consultant
4 6 (21.43%) Information Security Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Network Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Security Technical Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Security Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Network Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Firewall Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Migration Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) BYOD
2 1 (3.57%) MPEG
2 1 (3.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
2 4 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (7.14%) CentOS
3 2 (7.14%) Unix
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Load Balancing
2 7 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (21.43%) Information Security
3 6 (21.43%) Network Management
3 6 (21.43%) SIEM
3 6 (21.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (7.14%) Change Management
4 2 (7.14%) Server Hardening
5 1 (3.57%) High Availability
5 1 (3.57%) Internal Audit
5 1 (3.57%) Migration
5 1 (3.57%) Network Design
5 1 (3.57%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (42.86%) CCNP
3 6 (21.43%) CISSP
4 3 (10.71%) CCNA
5 2 (7.14%) CCIE
5 2 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Firmware
2 2 (7.14%) iptables
2 2 (7.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Nessus
Vendors
1 25 (89.29%) Cisco
2 12 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 11 (39.29%) F5
4 9 (32.14%) Juniper
5 7 (25.00%) Fortinet
6 6 (21.43%) ArcSight
6 6 (21.43%) LogLogic
6 6 (21.43%) LogRhythm
6 6 (21.43%) Splunk
7 5 (17.86%) Tripwire
7 5 (17.86%) VMware
8 3 (10.71%) Aruba
8 3 (10.71%) Citrix
9 2 (7.14%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (7.14%) Meraki
9 2 (7.14%) Mitel
9 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
10 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
10 1 (3.57%) Brocade
10 1 (3.57%) Huawei