Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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 of England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 156 171
Rank change year-on-year -26 +15 +41
Contract jobs citing OSPF 21 31 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.41% 0.65% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.22% 3.67% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 25
East of England median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +16.28%
10th Percentile £260 £254 £240
90th Percentile £403 £545 £475
England median daily rate £389 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -2.75% -0.06% +6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £34.81 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.93% -5.93% -
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 of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 945 844 948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.49% 17.61% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 469 465
East of England median daily rate £365 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% -4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £155 £200 £213
90th Percentile £562 £525 £525
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 66 124
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.56% +20.00% +22.45%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.77 £11.03
90th Percentile £47.40 £43.88 £52.13
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in the East of England

OSPF
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

OSPF
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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in the East of England

OSPF
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

OSPF
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 6 months to 20 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
Essex -13 7 £350 -
Suffolk - 6 £266 -
Hertfordshire -14 5 £403 +11.17% 2
Bedfordshire -18 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £400 - 2
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 of England region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 21 (100.00%) Cisco
2 20 (95.24%) BGP
3 13 (61.90%) VPN
4 11 (52.38%) Juniper
4 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (47.62%) VMware
6 9 (42.86%) Firewall
6 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
6 9 (42.86%) CCNP
7 8 (38.10%) DNS
7 8 (38.10%) DHCP
7 8 (38.10%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (33.33%) HP
9 6 (28.57%) SAN
9 6 (28.57%) VRRP
9 6 (28.57%) LAN
9 6 (28.57%) Windows
9 6 (28.57%) SSL
9 6 (28.57%) HSRP
9 6 (28.57%) Skype
9 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
9 6 (28.57%) Skype for Business
10 5 (23.81%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (23.81%) DFS Replication
10 5 (23.81%) vSphere
10 5 (23.81%) Junos
10 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (23.81%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (23.81%) Brocade
10 5 (23.81%) VLAN

OSPF
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 6 (28.57%) Skype for Business
2 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (95.24%) BGP
2 13 (61.90%) VPN
3 9 (42.86%) Firewall
4 8 (38.10%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (38.10%) DHCP
4 8 (38.10%) DNS
5 6 (28.57%) HSRP
5 6 (28.57%) LAN
5 6 (28.57%) SAN
5 6 (28.57%) Skype
5 6 (28.57%) SSL
5 6 (28.57%) VRRP
6 5 (23.81%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (23.81%) IPsec
6 5 (23.81%) iSCSI
6 5 (23.81%) Junos
6 5 (23.81%) NX-OS
6 5 (23.81%) SNMP
6 5 (23.81%) VLAN
6 5 (23.81%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (9.52%) Banking
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 6 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Technical Leader
3 4 (19.05%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Wintel Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Design Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Network Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Team Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Network Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Network Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
1 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) Network Management
3 3 (14.29%) Network Design
4 2 (9.52%) High Availability
4 2 (9.52%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.76%) Business Transformation
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) CMMI
5 1 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
5 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.76%) Web Filtering
5 1 (4.76%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (42.86%) CCNP
3 5 (23.81%) CCDP
3 5 (23.81%) CCIE
3 5 (23.81%) JNCIS
3 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) CCIP
4 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) CCIE Security
5 1 (4.76%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) DFS Replication
2 5 (23.81%) NFS
2 5 (23.81%) vSphere
3 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (23.81%) SCCM
1 5 (23.81%) vCenter Server
2 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.76%) HP NNM
2 1 (4.76%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (52.38%) Juniper
3 10 (47.62%) VMware
4 7 (33.33%) HP
5 5 (23.81%) Brocade
5 5 (23.81%) Clearswift
5 5 (23.81%) Huawei
5 5 (23.81%) McAfee
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 5 (23.81%) NetApp
6 4 (19.05%) F5
7 1 (4.76%) Avaya
7 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.76%) Fujitsu
7 1 (4.76%) Meru Networks
7 1 (4.76%) Trustwave
7 1 (4.76%) Virgin Media