The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 48 51 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing OSPF 6 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.50% 1.26% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.79% 8.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Median daily rate £285 £330 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £29.61 £34.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.91% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.06 £42.31 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-47.86% +41.01%
OSPF
East of 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 Essex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
77 86 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 19.25% 15.47% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 46 77
Median daily rate £350 £394 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £246 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 5
Median hourly rate £29.61 £34.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.91% +126.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.95 £14.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.62 £45.07 £37.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OSPF across the Essex region.

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Essex

OSPF
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the Essex region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

OSPF Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Essex region.

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Essex region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
Witham - 1 £550 -
OSPF
East of England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 Essex region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 6 (100.00%) BGP
2 5 (83.33%) SMTP
2 5 (83.33%) MPLS
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) IMAP
3 4 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (66.67%) Network Security
3 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 4 (66.67%) IPsec
3 4 (66.67%) FTP
3 4 (66.67%) Internet
3 4 (66.67%) Unix
3 4 (66.67%) LDAP
3 4 (66.67%) LAN
3 4 (66.67%) VoIP
3 4 (66.67%) WAN
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) SSL
4 3 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (50.00%) EIGRP
5 2 (33.33%) Extranet
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (16.67%) CCNP
6 1 (16.67%) CCNA
6 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 1 (16.67%) HP
6 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (16.67%) Juniper
6 1 (16.67%) SAN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) MPLS
2 5 (83.33%) SMTP
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 4 (66.67%) FTP
3 4 (66.67%) IMAP
3 4 (66.67%) Internet
3 4 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (66.67%) IPsec
3 4 (66.67%) LAN
3 4 (66.67%) LDAP
3 4 (66.67%) Network Security
3 4 (66.67%) VoIP
3 4 (66.67%) WAN
4 3 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 3 (50.00%) SSL
4 3 (50.00%) VPN
5 2 (33.33%) Extranet
6 1 (16.67%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (16.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IP Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Systems Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
1 1 (16.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 1 (16.67%) People Management
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (16.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) JNCIP
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP SIM
1 1 (16.67%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Clearswift
2 1 (16.67%) F5
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Huawei
2 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) NetApp
2 1 (16.67%) VMware