The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 40 41 44
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing OSPF 2 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.54% 0.25% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.78% 3.33% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£513 £615 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +64.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.92%
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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 West Sussex region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
72 30 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 19.41% 7.56% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 15 27
Average daily rate £225 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £245 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £615 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £21.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) Wireless
2 5 (83.33%) BGP
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) CCIE
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) VLAN
2 5 (83.33%) Load Balancing
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (66.67%) Lync
3 4 (66.67%) Network Design
3 4 (66.67%) CCNP
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) LAN
3 4 (66.67%) WLAN
3 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 3 (50.00%) DMZ
4 3 (50.00%) Avaya
4 3 (50.00%) Juniper
4 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
6 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
6 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
6 1 (16.67%) Aruba
6 1 (16.67%) F5
6 1 (16.67%) MPLS
6 1 (16.67%) NetScreen

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 4 (66.67%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) Wireless
2 5 (83.33%) VLAN
2 5 (83.33%) BGP
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (66.67%) LAN
3 4 (66.67%) WLAN
4 3 (50.00%) DMZ
5 1 (16.67%) MPLS
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (16.67%) NetScreen
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Architect
1 5 (83.33%) Network Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Network Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Load Balancing
2 4 (66.67%) Network Design
3 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
5 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CCIE
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) CCNP
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) Avaya
3 3 (50.00%) Juniper
4 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (16.67%) Aruba
4 1 (16.67%) F5