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 24 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)
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 - 54
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.23% - 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.18% - 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £425 - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £328
% change year-on-year +6.16% +11.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £36.25
% change year-on-year -31.00% +31.94%  

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 85 61 142
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 19.91% 12.90% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 36 77
Median daily rate £450 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.63% -15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £380 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £34.70 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.65% +61.39%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

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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

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in Essex

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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 24 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
Colchester - 1 £425 -
OSPF
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 Essex region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (50.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Infoblox
2 1 (50.00%) Imperva
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (50.00%) DMVPN
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Red Box
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP Voice
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) NetScreen
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) CCVP

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Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) DMVPN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) NetScreen
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) Check Point Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Security Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (50.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP Voice
2 1 (50.00%) CCSE
2 1 (50.00%) CCVP
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Imperva
2 1 (50.00%) Infoblox
2 1 (50.00%) Red Box
2 1 (50.00%) VMware