The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank - 35 39
Contract jobs citing OSPF 0 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - 2.41% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 17.50% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £394 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.56%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +53.84%
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
46 40 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 18.78% 13.79% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 46
Median daily rate £200 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.82% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £308 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £14.45 £37.50 £11.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.46% +214.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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