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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 54 61 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing OSPF 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.34% 0.15% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.46% 1.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£308 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.92%
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
134 85 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.94% 12.74% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 47 42
Average daily rate £320 £350 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +23.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £160 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.25 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

OSPF Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 August 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) BGP
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (81.82%) Firewall
4 8 (72.73%) CheckPoint
4 8 (72.73%) Cisco
4 8 (72.73%) CCNP
5 7 (63.64%) Juniper
5 7 (63.64%) Network Security
6 6 (54.55%) Load Balancing
6 6 (54.55%) Clustering
6 6 (54.55%) Blue Coat
6 6 (54.55%) UNIX
6 6 (54.55%) Linux
7 5 (45.45%) Perl
7 5 (45.45%) Solaris
7 5 (45.45%) Tcl
7 5 (45.45%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (36.36%) MS Visio
9 3 (27.27%) Finance
9 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
9 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
10 2 (18.18%) Junos
10 2 (18.18%) F5
10 2 (18.18%) Banking
10 2 (18.18%) Low Latency
10 2 (18.18%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 2 (18.18%) CCSA
10 2 (18.18%) CCDP
10 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
10 2 (18.18%) Network Design

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 (36.36%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) BGP
2 9 (81.82%) Firewall
3 7 (63.64%) Network Security
4 2 (18.18%) Junos
4 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 2 (18.18%) VPN
4 2 (18.18%) Internet
4 2 (18.18%) Extranet
4 2 (18.18%) MPLS
5 1 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) LAN
5 1 (9.09%) WAN
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (9.09%) Multicast
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
3 1 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Core Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Network Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) UNIX
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Solaris
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Load Balancing
2 5 (45.45%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (18.18%) Network Design
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) Low Latency
3 2 (18.18%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Perl
1 5 (45.45%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (72.73%) CCNP
3 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) CCSA
4 2 (18.18%) CCIE
4 2 (18.18%) CCDP
4 2 (18.18%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (9.09%) PMP
5 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
5 1 (9.09%) CCNA
5 1 (9.09%) CCSE
5 1 (9.09%) JNCIS
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
1 8 (72.73%) CheckPoint
2 7 (63.64%) Juniper
3 6 (54.55%) Blue Coat
4 2 (18.18%) F5
5 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
5 1 (9.09%) McAfee
5 1 (9.09%) Sun