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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 36 37 30
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing OSPF 2 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.80% 0.85% 3.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.00% 4.35% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 8
Average daily rate
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- £350 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £32.50
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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
50 46 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 19.92% 19.49% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 20
Average daily rate £466 £350 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.00% +45.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £9.00 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds