The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 64 55 54
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing OSPF 4 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.56% 0.61% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.96% 3.54% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £400 £475 £158
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +201.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.06 £42.31 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-47.86% +41.01%
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
101 113 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.15% 17.12% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 67 66
Median daily rate £438 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £195 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 6
Median hourly rate £15.75 £13.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £10.56 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £19.95 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) BGP
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
3 3 (60.00%) Network Design
3 3 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) Junos
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) CCNP
5 1 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (20.00%) CSS
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) WLAN
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) RIP
5 1 (20.00%) VLAN
5 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (20.00%) MPLS
5 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
5 1 (20.00%) VRRP
5 1 (20.00%) HSRP
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (20.00%) Wireless

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) BGP
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (60.00%) Junos
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (20.00%) HSRP
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) RIP
4 1 (20.00%) VLAN
4 1 (20.00%) VRRP
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Network Design
1 3 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCNP
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint