The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 35 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing OSPF 8 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.59% 1.31% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.51% 5.19% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£394 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +63.26%
OSPF
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
41 77 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 13.27% 25.25% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 41 24
Average daily rate £363 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £249 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Kent

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Kent region over the 3 months to 4 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
Tunbridge Wells -1 3 £394 +12.50%
Sevenoaks - 1 - -
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) BGP
2 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (90.00%) Citrix
2 9 (90.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (90.00%) XenApp
2 9 (90.00%) XenDesktop
2 9 (90.00%) SolarWinds
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (80.00%) vSphere
3 8 (80.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 8 (80.00%) MPLS
3 8 (80.00%) LAN
3 8 (80.00%) WAN
4 7 (70.00%) BIG-IP
4 7 (70.00%) F5
5 6 (60.00%) CCNP
5 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (50.00%) ITIL
6 5 (50.00%) CCNA
6 5 (50.00%) MCSE

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 9 (90.00%) MS Exchange
1 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) BGP
2 9 (90.00%) Firewall
3 8 (80.00%) LAN
3 8 (80.00%) WAN
3 8 (80.00%) MPLS
4 7 (70.00%) BIG-IP
5 1 (10.00%) VLAN
5 1 (10.00%) Network Security
5 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) CCNP
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (50.00%) CCNA
2 5 (50.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (90.00%) XenApp
1 9 (90.00%) XenDesktop
2 8 (80.00%) vSphere
3 1 (10.00%) DFS Replication
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (80.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 5 (50.00%) Foglight
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) Citrix
2 9 (90.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) SolarWinds
3 7 (70.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) Mercator
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) HP