The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for OSPF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 77 88
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 6 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.57% 0.093% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.26% 0.53% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -6.89% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £46.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -70.65% +15.00%  

OSPF is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 184 189 237
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 17.56% 17.66% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 87 89
Median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Median hourly rate £16.00 £11.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.13% -55.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing OSPF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OSPF in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in Buckinghamshire

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Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +1 6 £375 -
OSPF
South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 15 (100.00%) BGP
2 13 (86.67%) Cisco
3 12 (80.00%) WAN
4 11 (73.33%) Fibre Channel
5 10 (66.67%) FCoE
5 10 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (66.67%) Load Balancing
5 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
5 10 (66.67%) CCNP
5 10 (66.67%) CCNA
5 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (66.67%) EIGRP
6 8 (53.33%) VPN
6 8 (53.33%) F5
6 8 (53.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
8 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
8 4 (26.67%) VoIP
9 2 (13.33%) Firewall
9 2 (13.33%) Wireless
9 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
9 2 (13.33%) Internet
9 2 (13.33%) LAN
9 2 (13.33%) HP
9 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
9 2 (13.33%) Aruba
9 2 (13.33%) Mitel
10 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
10 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
10 1 (6.67%) Dell Compellent

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) BGP
2 12 (80.00%) WAN
3 11 (73.33%) Fibre Channel
4 10 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (66.67%) EIGRP
4 10 (66.67%) FCoE
5 8 (53.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 8 (53.33%) VPN
6 4 (26.67%) VoIP
7 2 (13.33%) Firewall
7 2 (13.33%) Internet
7 2 (13.33%) LAN
7 2 (13.33%) Wireless
8 1 (6.67%) DNS
8 1 (6.67%) IPv4
8 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
8 1 (6.67%) Network Security
8 1 (6.67%) SAN
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Principal Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) IT Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Communications Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Design Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Voice Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) VoIP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) CentOS
1 1 (6.67%) Debian
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (6.67%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) CCNA
1 10 (66.67%) CCNP
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco
2 8 (53.33%) F5
3 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
4 2 (13.33%) Aruba
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) Mitel
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) Dell Compellent
5 1 (6.67%) EqualLogic
5 1 (6.67%) Juniper
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.67%) VMware