The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / East Midlands
Rank 92 93 97
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.14% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.12% 1.20% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £274 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.76% -23.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £363 £375
% change year-on-year -10.34% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +50.00%  

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 178 167 178
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 12.08% 10.29% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 103 80
Median daily rate £300 £320 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 20
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in the East Midlands

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in the East Midlands

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Leicestershire - 2 £274 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (100.00%) Spanning Tree
2 2 (50.00%) Telepresence
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) DMVPN
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (50.00%) HSRP
2 2 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (50.00%) WAAS
2 2 (50.00%) Network Management
2 2 (50.00%) Junos
2 2 (50.00%) F5
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (50.00%) BGP
2 2 (50.00%) VLAN
2 2 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) Spanning Tree
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) ADSL
2 2 (50.00%) BGP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) NetScreen
2 2 (50.00%) SNMP
2 2 (50.00%) SSL
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) Telepresence
2 2 (50.00%) VoIP
2 2 (50.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Network Support
2 2 (50.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) Network Management
2 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Network Design
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCDP
1 2 (50.00%) CCIE
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (25.00%) Avaya Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Avaya
2 2 (50.00%) F5
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper
2 2 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Forcepoint
3 1 (25.00%) Intel Security
3 1 (25.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (25.00%) Radware
3 1 (25.00%) Remedy
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec