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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 136 141 108
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -33
Contract jobs citing OSPF 7 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.22% 0.25% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.36% 1.69% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 8
Average daily rate
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£433 £335 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.10% -13.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £265 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £344 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +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
516 474 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.49% 14.98% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 250 135
Average daily rate £335 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £435 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 70 43
Average hourly rate £21.53 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.90% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.70 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.70 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 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 +1 3 £600 +79.10% 2
Cambridgeshire -4 3 £255 -20.93% 6
Bedfordshire +10 1 - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 20 (74.07%) Cisco
2 18 (66.67%) Firewall
3 17 (62.96%) BGP
4 16 (59.26%) WAN
4 16 (59.26%) LAN
5 15 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (48.15%) VPN
7 12 (44.44%) Data Centre
8 11 (40.74%) CCNP
8 11 (40.74%) VLAN
9 10 (37.04%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (37.04%) Telecoms
9 10 (37.04%) VRRP
9 10 (37.04%) MPLS
10 9 (33.33%) EIGRP
11 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
11 7 (25.93%) HSRP
12 6 (22.22%) WLAN
12 6 (22.22%) ITIL
12 6 (22.22%) Juniper
12 6 (22.22%) CCIE
12 6 (22.22%) Citrix
12 6 (22.22%) CheckPoint
12 6 (22.22%) Wireless
12 6 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (18.52%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
13 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
13 5 (18.52%) HP
13 5 (18.52%) CCNA

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 18 (66.67%) Firewall
2 17 (62.96%) BGP
3 16 (59.26%) LAN
3 16 (59.26%) WAN
4 13 (48.15%) VPN
5 11 (40.74%) VLAN
6 10 (37.04%) VRRP
6 10 (37.04%) MPLS
6 10 (37.04%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (33.33%) EIGRP
8 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
8 7 (25.93%) HSRP
9 6 (22.22%) WLAN
9 6 (22.22%) Wireless
10 5 (18.52%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (18.52%) VoIP
11 4 (14.81%) DHCP
11 4 (14.81%) DNS
11 4 (14.81%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (14.81%) IGRP
General
1 10 (37.04%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Network Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Network Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Support
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Support
6 1 (3.70%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Network Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Network Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Provisioning Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Network Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Data Network Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Design Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 6 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
1 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
3 4 (14.81%) Network Management
4 3 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.41%) Migration
5 2 (7.41%) Network Design
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.70%) Scrum
6 1 (3.70%) Change Management
6 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.70%) Service Management
6 1 (3.70%) DDoS Mitigation
6 1 (3.70%) Kanban
6 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (40.74%) CCNP
3 6 (22.22%) CCIE
4 5 (18.52%) CCNA
5 4 (14.81%) Degree
6 3 (11.11%) JNCIS
7 2 (7.41%) JNCIP
7 2 (7.41%) HP ASE
8 1 (3.70%) JNCIE
8 1 (3.70%) HNC
8 1 (3.70%) CCSA
8 1 (3.70%) CCSE
8 1 (3.70%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (3.70%) RANCID
2 1 (3.70%) OpenView
2 1 (3.70%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) Cisco
2 6 (22.22%) Citrix
2 6 (22.22%) Juniper
2 6 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 5 (18.52%) HP
4 4 (14.81%) VMware
4 4 (14.81%) F5
4 4 (14.81%) Aerohive Networks
5 3 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 3 (11.11%) BT
5 3 (11.11%) Mitel
5 3 (11.11%) Blue Coat
6 2 (7.41%) Sourcefire
6 2 (7.41%) Brocade
6 2 (7.41%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.70%) Infoblox
7 1 (3.70%) Tufin
7 1 (3.70%) EMC