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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 125 127 109
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Contract jobs citing OSPF 3 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.12% 0.23% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 1.93% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
Average daily rate
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£419 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £390 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £369 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.08% +22.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £103.94 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-71.13% +219.80%
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
368 311 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.57% 12.12% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 139 156
Average daily rate £375 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £235 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 40 56
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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
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 27 February 2015. 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 +10 1 £413 - 1
Essex +9 1 £425 +6.25%
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) BGP
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) CCNP
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) F5
4 2 (40.00%) MPLS
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Juniper
4 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) Network Security
5 1 (20.00%) Tandberg
5 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) Infoblox
5 1 (20.00%) Imperva
5 1 (20.00%) VCP4
5 1 (20.00%) xDSL
5 1 (20.00%) Aruba

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) BGP
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security
2 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) xDSL
3 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (20.00%) DMVPN
3 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) Frame Relay
3 1 (20.00%) IPsec
3 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Lead Designer
1 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Security Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Designer
1 1 (20.00%) IP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
1 1 (20.00%) SecurID
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) Network Management
1 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Line Management
1 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCSE
2 1 (20.00%) JNCIS
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) VCP4
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (20.00%) ISA Server
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) F5
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Symantec
4 1 (20.00%) Websense
4 1 (20.00%) BT
4 1 (20.00%) 3Com
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (20.00%) Brocade
4 1 (20.00%) SonicWALL
4 1 (20.00%) Tandberg
4 1 (20.00%) Infoblox
4 1 (20.00%) Imperva
4 1 (20.00%) Aruba
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Dell
4 1 (20.00%) EMC