The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 57 69
Rank change year-on-year -14 +12  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.27% 0.61% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.44% 3.67% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £425 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.26% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £325
% change year-on-year +6.16% +12.30%  
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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 139 109 142
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 18.89% 16.69% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 45 53
Median daily rate £400 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 3
Median hourly rate £15.50 £11.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.78% -71.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in Milton Keynes

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in Milton Keynes

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

1 8 (100.00%) BGP
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
3 6 (75.00%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (62.50%) F5
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
4 5 (62.50%) Load Balancing
4 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
4 5 (62.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (62.50%) FCoE
4 5 (62.50%) WAN
4 5 (62.50%) CCNP
4 5 (62.50%) CCNA
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (62.50%) EIGRP
4 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
5 3 (37.50%) Wireless
5 3 (37.50%) VPN
5 3 (37.50%) Aruba
6 2 (25.00%) VoIP
6 2 (25.00%) Firewall
6 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (25.00%) Internet
7 1 (12.50%) Debian
7 1 (12.50%) VMware
7 1 (12.50%) DNS
7 1 (12.50%) SSL
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (12.50%) IPv4
7 1 (12.50%) Windows

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 8 (100.00%) BGP
2 6 (75.00%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (62.50%) EIGRP
3 5 (62.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (62.50%) FCoE
3 5 (62.50%) WAN
4 3 (37.50%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) Wireless
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) Internet
5 2 (25.00%) VoIP
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (12.50%) DNS
6 1 (12.50%) IPv4
6 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
6 1 (12.50%) SAN
6 1 (12.50%) SSL
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Principal Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Communications Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Network Design Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Voice Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) CentOS
1 1 (12.50%) Debian
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CCNA
1 5 (62.50%) CCNP
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
2 5 (62.50%) F5
3 3 (37.50%) Aruba
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) Dell Compellent
4 1 (12.50%) EqualLogic
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (12.50%) VMware