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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 30 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -
Contract jobs citing OSPF 32 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.95% 0.16% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.70% 1.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 23 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 £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £103.94 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-61.51% +219.80%
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
141 74 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.39% 12.03% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 44 33
Average daily rate £340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £183 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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 36 (100.00%) BGP
2 35 (97.22%) Cisco
3 30 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (72.22%) CheckPoint
5 24 (66.67%) Firewall
6 22 (61.11%) F5
7 20 (55.56%) Juniper
7 20 (55.56%) CCNP
8 19 (52.78%) MPLS
9 14 (38.89%) Network Security
10 12 (33.33%) CCNA
10 12 (33.33%) UNIX
11 11 (30.56%) Solaris
11 11 (30.56%) Linux
11 11 (30.56%) Riverbed
12 10 (27.78%) Load Balancing
12 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
13 9 (25.00%) VPN
13 9 (25.00%) ITIL
13 9 (25.00%) ITIL V3
13 9 (25.00%) Multicast
14 8 (22.22%) Blue Coat
14 8 (22.22%) Clustering
15 7 (19.44%) Project Management
15 7 (19.44%) PRINCE2
15 7 (19.44%) DNS
15 7 (19.44%) Marketing
15 7 (19.44%) Structured Cabling
16 6 (16.67%) PMP
16 6 (16.67%) PMI Certification

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 36 (100.00%) BGP
2 24 (66.67%) Firewall
3 19 (52.78%) MPLS
4 14 (38.89%) Network Security
5 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
6 9 (25.00%) VPN
6 9 (25.00%) Multicast
7 7 (19.44%) DNS
7 7 (19.44%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (11.11%) Junos
8 4 (11.11%) Internet
8 4 (11.11%) DSL
8 4 (11.11%) LAN
8 4 (11.11%) WAN
9 3 (8.33%) ATM
9 3 (8.33%) ISDN
9 3 (8.33%) EIGRP
10 2 (5.56%) xDSL
10 2 (5.56%) IPsec
10 2 (5.56%) Extranet
General
1 7 (19.44%) Marketing
2 5 (13.89%) Banking
3 4 (11.11%) Investment Banking
4 3 (8.33%) Finance
5 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) Project Manager
3 10 (27.78%) Technical Manager
3 10 (27.78%) Technical Project Manager
4 8 (22.22%) Firewall Engineer
5 7 (19.44%) Consultant
6 6 (16.67%) Security Engineer
6 6 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (5.56%) AWS Consultant
9 1 (2.78%) Network Consultant
9 1 (2.78%) Network Manager
9 1 (2.78%) Deployment Project Manager
9 1 (2.78%) IP Network Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Network Project Manager
9 1 (2.78%) NOC Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) IP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) UNIX
2 11 (30.56%) Solaris
2 11 (30.56%) Linux
3 2 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Load Balancing
2 9 (25.00%) ITIL
2 9 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 7 (19.44%) Project Management
3 7 (19.44%) PRINCE2
4 6 (16.67%) PRINCE
5 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 4 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (8.33%) Workflow
6 3 (8.33%) Change Control
7 2 (5.56%) Low Latency
7 2 (5.56%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 2 (5.56%) Migration
7 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.78%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.78%) Logistics
8 1 (2.78%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) Perl
1 3 (8.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 30 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (55.56%) CCNP
3 12 (33.33%) CCNA
4 6 (16.67%) PMP
4 6 (16.67%) PMI Certification
5 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
5 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
6 4 (11.11%) CCSA
6 4 (11.11%) Check Point Certification
6 4 (11.11%) CCIE
7 2 (5.56%) BC Cleared
7 2 (5.56%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
Vendors
1 35 (97.22%) Cisco
2 26 (72.22%) CheckPoint
3 22 (61.11%) F5
4 20 (55.56%) Juniper
5 11 (30.56%) Riverbed
6 8 (22.22%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.78%) Remedy
7 1 (2.78%) BT
7 1 (2.78%) Cramer
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