The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 60 53 50
Rank change year-on-year -7 -3  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.24% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.15% 1.85% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £425 - £425
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 Essex with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 87 54 71
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 20.52% 11.89% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 30 39
Median daily rate £425 £348 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.30% -13.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £195 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £438 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £24.00 £8.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +182.35% -43.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in Essex

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in Essex

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Essex region over the 3 months to 25 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
Colchester 0 1 £425 -
OSPF
East of England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 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 Essex region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 7 (100.00%) BGP
2 6 (85.71%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) Network Security
3 5 (71.43%) MPLS
3 5 (71.43%) SMTP
3 5 (71.43%) DNS
4 4 (57.14%) FTP
4 4 (57.14%) Unix
4 4 (57.14%) LDAP
4 4 (57.14%) LAN
4 4 (57.14%) VoIP
4 4 (57.14%) WAN
4 4 (57.14%) Internet
4 4 (57.14%) IPsec
4 4 (57.14%) IMAP
4 4 (57.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
5 3 (42.86%) EIGRP
5 3 (42.86%) VPN
5 3 (42.86%) SSL
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco
6 2 (28.57%) Extranet
6 2 (28.57%) CCNP
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (28.57%) VMware
6 2 (28.57%) F5
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
7 1 (14.29%) People Management
7 1 (14.29%) IOS XR

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) BGP
2 6 (85.71%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) DNS
3 5 (71.43%) MPLS
3 5 (71.43%) Network Security
3 5 (71.43%) SMTP
4 4 (57.14%) FTP
4 4 (57.14%) IMAP
4 4 (57.14%) Internet
4 4 (57.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (57.14%) IPsec
4 4 (57.14%) LAN
4 4 (57.14%) LDAP
4 4 (57.14%) VoIP
4 4 (57.14%) WAN
5 3 (42.86%) EIGRP
5 3 (42.86%) SSL
5 3 (42.86%) VPN
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (28.57%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (14.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Check Point Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Security Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IP Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Network Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Security Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Systems Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
2 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) IT Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Line Management
2 1 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (14.29%) People Management
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) CCSE
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) JNCIP
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) DFS Replication
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP SIM
1 1 (14.29%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) F5
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Clearswift
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Huawei
3 1 (14.29%) Imperva
3 1 (14.29%) Infoblox
3 1 (14.29%) Intel Security
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) NetApp