Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 144 140
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 -6
Contract jobs citing OSPF 7 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.22% 0.030% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.52% 0.25% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £301 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.11% -1.88% -23.44%
10th Percentile £334 £275 £238
90th Percentile £523 £326 £359
England median daily rate £380 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -5.00% -0.06% +6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East Midlands median hourly rate - - £5.00
England median hourly rate £26.75 £46.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -41.85% +4.55% +17.02%

OSPF is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following 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 or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 461 403 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.32% 12.24% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 262 194
East Midlands median daily rate £328 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.67% +7.14% -3.11%
10th Percentile £150 £140 £168
90th Percentile £500 £534 £479
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 36
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +16.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.69 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.30 £39.13 £38.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
% change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in the East Midlands

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £313 -
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) MPLS
2 5 (71.43%) BGP
2 5 (71.43%) Juniper
3 4 (57.14%) Ethernet
4 3 (42.86%) VPN
4 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
4 3 (42.86%) LAN
4 3 (42.86%) VoIP
4 3 (42.86%) WAN
4 3 (42.86%) EIGRP
4 3 (42.86%) L2TP
4 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Banking
4 3 (42.86%) Retail
4 3 (42.86%) Programme Management
4 3 (42.86%) Marketing
4 3 (42.86%) Riverbed
4 3 (42.86%) Unified Communications
4 3 (42.86%) Aruba
4 3 (42.86%) DevOps
4 3 (42.86%) HSRP
5 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
5 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto
5 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (28.57%) SaaS
5 2 (28.57%) Incident Management

OSPF
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) MPLS
2 5 (71.43%) BGP
3 4 (57.14%) Ethernet
4 3 (42.86%) EIGRP
4 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) HSRP
4 3 (42.86%) L2TP
4 3 (42.86%) LAN
4 3 (42.86%) Unified Communications
4 3 (42.86%) VoIP
4 3 (42.86%) VPN
4 3 (42.86%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) Broadband
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (28.57%) Internet
5 2 (28.57%) VLAN
5 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (28.57%) Wireless
6 1 (14.29%) RIP
6 1 (14.29%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) Marketing
1 3 (42.86%) Retail
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Head of Infrastructure
1 3 (42.86%) Head of Operations
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Network Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Network Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Head of Network Operations
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps
1 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
1 3 (42.86%) Programme Management
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (14.29%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) Aruba
3 3 (42.86%) Riverbed
4 2 (28.57%) Avaya
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Meraki
4 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto
4 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
5 1 (14.29%) F5