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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 121 127 118
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing OSPF 6 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.25% 0.078% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.74% 0.53% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 6
Average daily rate £363 £200 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.25% -33.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £200 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £200 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
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
345 375 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.48% 14.65% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 184 163
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 64 52
Average hourly rate £22.38 £23.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.71% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.75 £39.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Suffolk +4 3 £363 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £338 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 £413 - 4
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 29 (96.67%) BGP
2 23 (76.67%) Firewall
2 23 (76.67%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (73.33%) CCNP
4 21 (70.00%) EIGRP
4 21 (70.00%) Cisco
5 19 (63.33%) MPLS
6 18 (60.00%) VPN
6 18 (60.00%) Network Security
7 16 (53.33%) WAN
7 16 (53.33%) Juniper
8 13 (43.33%) CheckPoint
8 13 (43.33%) DNS
8 13 (43.33%) SSL
8 13 (43.33%) Load Balancing
9 12 (40.00%) LAN
10 11 (36.67%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (33.33%) IPsec
11 10 (33.33%) JNCIP
11 10 (33.33%) Data Centre
12 9 (30.00%) Junos
12 9 (30.00%) CCSE
12 9 (30.00%) Citrix
12 9 (30.00%) HP
13 8 (26.67%) VoIP
13 8 (26.67%) CCSA
13 8 (26.67%) JNCIA
13 8 (26.67%) Blue Coat
13 8 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (23.33%) Intrusion Detection

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (96.67%) BGP
2 23 (76.67%) Firewall
3 21 (70.00%) EIGRP
4 19 (63.33%) MPLS
5 18 (60.00%) Network Security
5 18 (60.00%) VPN
6 16 (53.33%) WAN
7 13 (43.33%) DNS
7 13 (43.33%) SSL
8 12 (40.00%) LAN
9 11 (36.67%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (33.33%) IPsec
11 9 (30.00%) Junos
12 8 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (26.67%) VoIP
13 7 (23.33%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (23.33%) FTP
13 7 (23.33%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (23.33%) NetScreen
13 7 (23.33%) SMTP
General
1 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.67%) Automotive
4 1 (3.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) Juniper Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Design Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Consultant
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Designer
6 3 (10.00%) IP Designer
6 3 (10.00%) Network Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) Network Designer
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Network Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Network Specialist
7 2 (6.67%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 2 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
1 5 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Load Balancing
2 6 (20.00%) Migration
3 5 (16.67%) Network Design
4 3 (10.00%) Network Management
4 3 (10.00%) Presales
5 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL
5 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.33%) Change Management
6 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.33%) ERP
6 1 (3.33%) High Availability
6 1 (3.33%) Line Management
6 1 (3.33%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (76.67%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (73.33%) CCNP
3 10 (33.33%) JNCIP
4 9 (30.00%) CCSE
5 8 (26.67%) CCSA
5 8 (26.67%) JNCIA
6 7 (23.33%) JNCIS
7 6 (20.00%) CCIE
7 6 (20.00%) CCNA
8 5 (16.67%) Degree
8 5 (16.67%) JNCIE
9 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
9 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
9 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
10 2 (6.67%) CCDP
10 2 (6.67%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (3.33%) HNC
11 1 (3.33%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (3.33%) HP NNM
1 1 (3.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 21 (70.00%) Cisco
2 16 (53.33%) Juniper
3 13 (43.33%) CheckPoint
4 9 (30.00%) Citrix
4 9 (30.00%) HP
5 8 (26.67%) Blue Coat
6 7 (23.33%) Fortinet
7 6 (20.00%) F5
8 5 (16.67%) IronPort
8 5 (16.67%) Tufin
8 5 (16.67%) VMware
9 2 (6.67%) Imperva
9 2 (6.67%) Infoblox
9 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
10 1 (3.33%) Brocade
10 1 (3.33%) Infovista
10 1 (3.33%) Mitel
10 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
10 1 (3.33%) Riverbed
10 1 (3.33%) Sourcefire