The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank - 22 33
Contract jobs citing OSPF 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 0.91% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 5.26% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £235 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-30.66% +2.04%
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West Midlands

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

Communications & Networking Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
22 19 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 18.18% 17.27% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 11
Average daily rate £315 £270 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +10.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £325 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Average hourly rate £9.50 £13.50 £9.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.62% +41.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire