The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank - 26 35
Contract jobs citing OSPF 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear - 0.54% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 6.67% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
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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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Communications & Networking Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
77 15 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 14.72% 8.11% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 7 35
Average daily rate £349 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 13
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.50 £18.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear