The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 30 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.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / East of England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 113 122
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 7 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.33% 0.60% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.87% 4.13% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 7
Median daily rate £425 £363 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -12.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £289 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £385 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £363 £380
% change year-on-year -8.96% -4.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £41.25
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 of England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 375 363 396
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.62% 14.44% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 202 191
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 24 65
Median hourly rate £22.85 £45.00 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.22% +86.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £15.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in the East of England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in the East of England

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Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 30 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
Bedfordshire +2 3 £400 +23.07%
Hertfordshire +2 2 £500 +5.26%
Suffolk -6 1 £150 -58.62%
Essex -14 1 £425 -
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England

For the 6 months to 30 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 of England region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 15 (93.75%) BGP
2 12 (75.00%) Cisco
3 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (56.25%) Firewall
4 8 (50.00%) MPLS
5 7 (43.75%) EIGRP
6 6 (37.50%) CCNP
6 6 (37.50%) DNS
6 6 (37.50%) WAN
6 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
7 5 (31.25%) SMTP
7 5 (31.25%) LAN
7 5 (31.25%) CCNA
7 5 (31.25%) VoIP
7 5 (31.25%) Juniper
7 5 (31.25%) Network Security
8 4 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (25.00%) F5
8 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (25.00%) VMware
8 4 (25.00%) IMAP
8 4 (25.00%) Internet
8 4 (25.00%) VRRP
8 4 (25.00%) IPsec
8 4 (25.00%) CCIE
8 4 (25.00%) FTP
8 4 (25.00%) VPN
8 4 (25.00%) Unix

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) BGP
2 9 (56.25%) Firewall
3 8 (50.00%) MPLS
4 7 (43.75%) EIGRP
5 6 (37.50%) DNS
5 6 (37.50%) WAN
6 5 (31.25%) LAN
6 5 (31.25%) Network Security
6 5 (31.25%) SMTP
6 5 (31.25%) VoIP
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (25.00%) FTP
7 4 (25.00%) IMAP
7 4 (25.00%) Internet
7 4 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (25.00%) IPsec
7 4 (25.00%) LDAP
7 4 (25.00%) VPN
7 4 (25.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JMeter
1 1 (6.25%) JUnit
1 1 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (6.25%) Automotive
1 1 (6.25%) Local Government
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Network Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Security Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Network Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Security Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) High Availability
2 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
2 2 (12.50%) Business Transformation
2 2 (12.50%) CMMI
2 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (6.25%) Converged Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.25%) IT Strategy
3 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (6.25%) Line Management
3 1 (6.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (6.25%) People Management
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Presales
3 1 (6.25%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 1 (6.25%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) CCNP
3 5 (31.25%) CCNA
4 4 (25.00%) CCIE
5 1 (6.25%) CCSE
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) HP APS
5 1 (6.25%) ISEB
5 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
5 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (6.25%) JNCIA
5 1 (6.25%) JNCIP
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.25%) HP SIM
2 1 (6.25%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) Juniper
3 4 (25.00%) F5
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) Huawei
5 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) NetApp
5 2 (12.50%) Tellabs
6 1 (6.25%) Avaya
6 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
6 1 (6.25%) Clearswift
6 1 (6.25%) Intel Security
6 1 (6.25%) Meru Networks
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.25%) Mitel
6 1 (6.25%) Trustwave
6 1 (6.25%) Virgin Media