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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 110 114 136
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +22
Contract jobs citing OSPF 14 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.55% 0.65% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.75% 3.54% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 6
Median daily rate £325 £290 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £230 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £423 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £41.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £27.88
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +43.49%
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
373 509 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.72% 18.45% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 258 179
Median daily rate £400 £326 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.60% +0.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 59 32
Median hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £37.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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
Suffolk +9 6 £304 -
Bedfordshire +11 3 £325 -
Norfolk - 3 £300 -
Hertfordshire +1 1 £475 +15.15% 3
Essex -2 1 - -
East Anglia - 1 - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 17 (89.47%) BGP
2 15 (78.95%) Cisco
2 15 (78.95%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (73.68%) CCNP
4 12 (63.16%) VLAN
5 9 (47.37%) EIGRP
5 9 (47.37%) VPN
6 8 (42.11%) CCNA
6 8 (42.11%) Firewall
7 7 (36.84%) MPLS
7 7 (36.84%) WAN
8 6 (31.58%) Juniper
9 5 (26.32%) Wireless
9 5 (26.32%) IPsec
9 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (26.32%) Multicast
10 4 (21.05%) Network Security
10 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
10 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
10 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
10 4 (21.05%) JNCIP
10 4 (21.05%) Unix
10 4 (21.05%) Linux
10 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
10 4 (21.05%) MPEG
10 4 (21.05%) VoIP
11 3 (15.79%) RIP
11 3 (15.79%) LAN
11 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
11 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
2 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (89.47%) BGP
2 12 (63.16%) VLAN
3 9 (47.37%) EIGRP
3 9 (47.37%) VPN
4 8 (42.11%) Firewall
5 7 (36.84%) MPLS
5 7 (36.84%) WAN
6 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (26.32%) IPsec
6 5 (26.32%) Multicast
6 5 (26.32%) Wireless
7 4 (21.05%) Network Security
7 4 (21.05%) VoIP
8 3 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (15.79%) LAN
8 3 (15.79%) RIP
8 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
9 2 (10.53%) Cisco Wireless
9 2 (10.53%) HSRP
9 2 (10.53%) Skype
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Designer
2 4 (21.05%) IP Designer
2 4 (21.05%) Network Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Network Designer
3 3 (15.79%) Build Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Firewall Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Migration Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Network Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Network Integration Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Switch Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) MPEG
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
1 4 (21.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Change Management
2 2 (10.53%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) High Availability
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
3 1 (5.26%) Network Management
3 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 15 (78.95%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (73.68%) CCNP
3 8 (42.11%) CCNA
4 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) JNCIP
4 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) CCENT
5 1 (5.26%) CCIE
5 1 (5.26%) JNCIA
5 1 (5.26%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) FortiGate
1 1 (5.26%) HP NNM
1 1 (5.26%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (5.26%) WMI
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Cisco
2 6 (31.58%) Juniper
3 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
4 2 (10.53%) Avaya
4 2 (10.53%) Mitel
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) F5
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) Meraki
5 1 (5.26%) Nortel
5 1 (5.26%) Progress