The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing OSPF 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
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 North East region.

Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
119 103 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 12.91% 16.56% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 64 39
Average daily rate £400 £365 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +1.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £256 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £451 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 20
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £31.10
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 - £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in the North East

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) VLAN
2 4 (80.00%) Palo Alto
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 4 (80.00%) VoIP
3 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (40.00%) Project Management
4 2 (40.00%) Network Design
4 2 (40.00%) CCIE
4 2 (40.00%) BGP
4 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (40.00%) PaaS
4 2 (40.00%) Network Architecture
4 2 (40.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (20.00%) Network Security
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (20.00%) CCSP
5 1 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (20.00%) DNS

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (40.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) VLAN
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 4 (80.00%) VoIP
3 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) BGP
4 2 (40.00%) NetScaler
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (20.00%) DHCP
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) IPsec
5 1 (20.00%) Network Security
5 1 (20.00%) SSL
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Support
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) WAN Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (40.00%) Network Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) Network Design
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) CCIE
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) CCSP
3 1 (20.00%) CCVP
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Palo Alto
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds