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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 142 116 124
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +8
Contract jobs citing OSPF 5 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.16% 0.46% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.97% 3.09% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 9
Average daily rate
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£336 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £326 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £388 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-30.66% +2.04%
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
513 356 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.69% 15.00% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 124 247
Average daily rate £350 £283 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% -19.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £405 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 53 63
Average hourly rate £25.50 £18.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -40.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £33.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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
Bedfordshire -11 3 £344 +14.58% 1
Cambridgeshire +2 1 £310 - 4
Hertfordshire -25 1 £335 - 3
Essex - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (92.31%) BGP
3 11 (84.62%) Firewall
4 7 (53.85%) Network Security
4 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
4 7 (53.85%) WAN
5 6 (46.15%) LAN
5 6 (46.15%) EIGRP
5 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (46.15%) CCNP
5 6 (46.15%) DNS
5 6 (46.15%) CCSE
6 5 (38.46%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (38.46%) Wireless
6 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
6 5 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (38.46%) Mentoring
7 4 (30.77%) Infoblox
7 4 (30.77%) F5
7 4 (30.77%) MPLS
7 4 (30.77%) VoIP
7 4 (30.77%) DHCP
7 4 (30.77%) Linux
8 3 (23.08%) Blue Coat
8 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (23.08%) VMware
8 3 (23.08%) NetScreen
8 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (23.08%) Fat Client

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (23.08%) MS Visio
2 2 (15.38%) MS Office
3 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) BGP
2 11 (84.62%) Firewall
3 7 (53.85%) Network Security
3 7 (53.85%) WAN
4 6 (46.15%) LAN
4 6 (46.15%) EIGRP
4 6 (46.15%) DNS
5 5 (38.46%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (38.46%) Wireless
5 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
5 5 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (30.77%) MPLS
6 4 (30.77%) VoIP
6 4 (30.77%) DHCP
7 3 (23.08%) NetScreen
7 3 (23.08%) BIG-IP
7 3 (23.08%) VPN
7 3 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Security Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Security Specialist
3 3 (23.08%) Network Specialist
3 3 (23.08%) Network Security Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Network Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Security Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Wireless Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Fat Client
1 3 (23.08%) Thin Client
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Mentoring
2 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
2 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
2 3 (23.08%) Network Management
2 3 (23.08%) Line Management
3 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (15.38%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (46.15%) CCNP
1 6 (46.15%) CCSE
2 2 (15.38%) CCDP
2 2 (15.38%) CCSA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) Infoblox
3 4 (30.77%) F5
4 3 (23.08%) Blue Coat
4 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) Imperva
4 3 (23.08%) Aruba
5 2 (15.38%) Trend Micro
5 2 (15.38%) Splunk
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Juniper
5 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
5 2 (15.38%) Websense
6 1 (7.69%) 3Com
6 1 (7.69%) Riverbed
6 1 (7.69%) SonicWALL
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