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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 117 127
Rank change year-on-year -13 +10  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 5 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.21% 0.52% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 3.47% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 15
Median daily rate £425 £315 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.92% +14.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £328
% change year-on-year +6.16% +11.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.00% +59.43%  

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 475 375 610
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 20.41% 15.01% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 216 323
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 30 62
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +73.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.20 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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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 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 26 June 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 -8 3 £413 - 2
Suffolk +13 1 - -
Essex - 1 £425 -
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (90.00%) BGP
3 8 (80.00%) CCNP
4 6 (60.00%) CCIE
5 5 (50.00%) EIGRP
5 5 (50.00%) Firewall
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (40.00%) High Availability
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (40.00%) VMware
7 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
7 3 (30.00%) CMMI
7 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (30.00%) Migration
7 3 (30.00%) Fortinet
7 3 (30.00%) CCNA
7 3 (30.00%) Business Transformation
7 3 (30.00%) FortiGate
7 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
7 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
7 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
8 2 (20.00%) Converged Infrastructure
8 2 (20.00%) Web Filtering
8 2 (20.00%) Virgin Media
8 2 (20.00%) Meru Networks
8 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (20.00%) Skype

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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 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) BGP
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (20.00%) DHCP
5 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (20.00%) Skype
5 2 (20.00%) VoIP
5 2 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) Wireless
6 1 (10.00%) LAN
6 1 (10.00%) MPLS
6 1 (10.00%) NetScreen
6 1 (10.00%) RSVP
6 1 (10.00%) VPN
6 1 (10.00%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (10.00%) Local Government
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Network Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Check Point Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Security Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) High Availability
2 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (30.00%) Business Transformation
2 3 (30.00%) CMMI
2 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Converged Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (20.00%) Web Filtering
3 2 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) Line Management
4 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (80.00%) CCNP
3 6 (60.00%) CCIE
4 3 (30.00%) CCNA
5 2 (20.00%) CCIE Security
5 2 (20.00%) HP APS
6 1 (10.00%) CCIP
6 1 (10.00%) CCNP Voice
6 1 (10.00%) CCSE
6 1 (10.00%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (20.00%) Avaya
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) F5
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Meru Networks
4 2 (20.00%) Trustwave
4 2 (20.00%) Virgin Media
5 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (10.00%) Imperva
5 1 (10.00%) Infoblox
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) Mitel
5 1 (10.00%) Red Box