The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
South East / West Sussex
Rank 61 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.76% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.48% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £335 - -
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 West Sussex with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 73 87 108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 13.93% 14.55% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 75
Median daily rate £388 £371 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.37% +19.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £208 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 11
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.29% -22.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 West Sussex

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in West Sussex

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 24 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
Crawley - 3 - -
Horsham - 1 £335 -
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

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

1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) MPLS
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (66.67%) BGP
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) CCNP
4 3 (50.00%) IPv6
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) SSL
4 3 (50.00%) WAN
4 3 (50.00%) DHCP
4 3 (50.00%) TACACS
4 3 (50.00%) Juniper
4 3 (50.00%) Wireless
4 3 (50.00%) IPsec
4 3 (50.00%) Network Design
4 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (50.00%) SolarWinds
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (50.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (33.33%) Adaptive Security
5 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (33.33%) Junos
5 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
5 2 (33.33%) 4G
5 2 (33.33%) F5
5 2 (33.33%) Change Control
5 2 (33.33%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex 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 6 (100.00%) MPLS
2 4 (66.67%) BGP
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (50.00%) DHCP
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) IPsec
3 3 (50.00%) IPv6
3 3 (50.00%) SSL
3 3 (50.00%) TACACS
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) 3G
4 2 (33.33%) 4G
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (33.33%) IPv4
4 2 (33.33%) Junos
4 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
4 2 (33.33%) VPLS
4 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Migration Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (33.33%) PKI
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) VyOS
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (50.00%) Network Design
2 2 (33.33%) Adaptive Security
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) Information Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Operations Management
2 2 (33.33%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) HP ASE
4 1 (16.67%) CCIE
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) CCSA
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (16.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Juniper
2 3 (50.00%) Palo Alto
2 3 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (33.33%) Barracuda Networks
3 2 (33.33%) F5
4 1 (16.67%) Aruba
4 1 (16.67%) Brocade
4 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Forcepoint
4 1 (16.67%) ProCurve
4 1 (16.67%) SonicWALL
4 1 (16.67%) Ubiquiti
4 1 (16.67%) VMware