The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 23 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)
South East / Surrey
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 92 91
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 2 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.16% 0.47% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.43% 2.44% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Median daily rate £325 £380 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £364 £335
% change year-on-year +7.56% +8.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Surrey with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 140 246 280
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 11.44% 19.23% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 151 161
Median daily rate £444 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.93% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 21
Median hourly rate £45.00 £23.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.65% +48.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £12.38 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £51.00 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 Surrey

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in Surrey

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in Surrey

For the 6 months to 23 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 Surrey region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) MPLS
2 4 (66.67%) BGP
3 3 (50.00%) DHCP
3 3 (50.00%) SNMP
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) 802.1X
4 2 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 2 (33.33%) Allot
4 2 (33.33%) Extreme Networks
4 2 (33.33%) VRRP
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (33.33%) Network Management
4 2 (33.33%) Trapeze
4 2 (33.33%) High Availability
4 2 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (33.33%) CCNP
4 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) Mitel
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) VLAN
4 2 (33.33%) VPLS
5 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (16.67%) Juniper
5 1 (16.67%) 802.11
5 1 (16.67%) Network Design

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) BGP
2 4 (66.67%) MPLS
3 3 (50.00%) DHCP
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) SNMP
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (33.33%) VLAN
4 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 2 (33.33%) VPLS
4 2 (33.33%) VRRP
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
5 1 (16.67%) 802.11
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
5 1 (16.67%) Junos
5 1 (16.67%) Network Security
5 1 (16.67%) RSVP
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) High Availability
1 2 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Presales
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCDA
2 1 (16.67%) CCIP
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) CCSP
2 1 (16.67%) JNCIP
2 1 (16.67%) JNCIS
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Allot
2 2 (33.33%) Extreme Networks
2 2 (33.33%) Mitel
2 2 (33.33%) Palo Alto
2 2 (33.33%) Trapeze
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) VMware