The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 28 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -
Contract jobs citing OSPF 43 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.45% 0.16% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.22% 1.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 28 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £32.50
OSPF
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
158 90 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.03% 13.98% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 45 21
Average daily rate £325 £323 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -16.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £168 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 3
Average hourly rate £27.25 £12.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.08% -18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OSPF across the Birmingham region.

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing OSPF also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OSPF.

1 44 (95.65%) BGP
2 43 (93.48%) Cisco
3 39 (84.78%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (69.57%) Firewall
5 30 (65.22%) CheckPoint
6 26 (56.52%) F5
7 25 (54.35%) MPLS
8 23 (50.00%) Juniper
8 23 (50.00%) CCNP
9 18 (39.13%) CCNA
9 18 (39.13%) Network Security
10 14 (30.43%) UNIX
11 13 (28.26%) VPN
12 12 (26.09%) TCP/IP
12 12 (26.09%) Solaris
12 12 (26.09%) Linux
12 12 (26.09%) Load Balancing
13 11 (23.91%) Riverbed
14 10 (21.74%) ITIL V3
14 10 (21.74%) ITIL
14 10 (21.74%) PRINCE2
14 10 (21.74%) WAN
15 9 (19.57%) Multicast
16 8 (17.39%) Blue Coat
16 8 (17.39%) Clustering
16 8 (17.39%) Data Centre
16 8 (17.39%) LAN
16 8 (17.39%) Project Management
17 7 (15.22%) EIGRP
17 7 (15.22%) DNS

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing OSPF also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OSPF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 44 (95.65%) BGP
2 32 (69.57%) Firewall
3 25 (54.35%) MPLS
4 18 (39.13%) Network Security
5 13 (28.26%) VPN
6 12 (26.09%) TCP/IP
7 10 (21.74%) WAN
8 9 (19.57%) Multicast
9 8 (17.39%) LAN
10 7 (15.22%) EIGRP
10 7 (15.22%) DNS
10 7 (15.22%) Structured Cabling
11 6 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (10.87%) Internet
13 4 (8.70%) Cisco PIX
13 4 (8.70%) Junos
13 4 (8.70%) DSL
13 4 (8.70%) ISDN
14 3 (6.52%) SDH
14 3 (6.52%) DWDM
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (15.22%) Marketing
2 6 (13.04%) Finance
3 5 (10.87%) Banking
4 4 (8.70%) Investment Banking
5 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Project Manager
1 14 (30.43%) Network Engineer
2 12 (26.09%) Technical Project Manager
2 12 (26.09%) Technical Manager
3 9 (19.57%) Firewall Engineer
4 8 (17.39%) Security Engineer
4 8 (17.39%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Network Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Network Project Manager
7 2 (4.35%) AWS Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Coordinator
8 1 (2.17%) Network Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Deployment Project Manager
8 1 (2.17%) Project Coordinator
8 1 (2.17%) Network Specialist
8 1 (2.17%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Clustering
1 8 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 14 (30.43%) UNIX
2 12 (26.09%) Solaris
2 12 (26.09%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Load Balancing
2 10 (21.74%) ITIL V3
2 10 (21.74%) ITIL
2 10 (21.74%) PRINCE2
3 8 (17.39%) Project Management
4 6 (13.04%) PRINCE
5 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (8.70%) Change Control
6 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.52%) Migration
7 3 (6.52%) Workflow
7 3 (6.52%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.35%) Low Latency
8 2 (4.35%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 1 (2.17%) Network Architecture
9 1 (2.17%) Network Management
9 1 (2.17%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (2.17%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) Perl
1 3 (6.52%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 39 (84.78%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (50.00%) CCNP
3 18 (39.13%) CCNA
4 6 (13.04%) CCIE
4 6 (13.04%) PMP
4 6 (13.04%) PMI Certification
5 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
5 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
5 5 (10.87%) CCSA
6 4 (8.70%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.17%) CCDP
7 1 (2.17%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
1 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 43 (93.48%) Cisco
2 30 (65.22%) CheckPoint
3 26 (56.52%) F5
4 23 (50.00%) Juniper
5 11 (23.91%) Riverbed
6 8 (17.39%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.35%) Cramer
7 2 (4.35%) Huawei
7 2 (4.35%) Brocade
7 2 (4.35%) Nortel
7 2 (4.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (4.35%) Ericsson
7 2 (4.35%) BT
8 1 (2.17%) Foundry
8 1 (2.17%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (2.17%) Sourcefire
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