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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 48 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing OSPF 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.67% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.44% 1.49% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£200 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £190.00
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
90 67 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.15% 11.82% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 40 26
Average daily rate £300 £160 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -53.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £120 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -10.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 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 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
1 5 (100.00%) BGP
1 5 (100.00%) DSL
2 4 (80.00%) ISDN
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) RIP
3 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Internet
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) ADSL
3 3 (60.00%) ATM
3 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (60.00%) Migration
3 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (60.00%) CCNP
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) xDSL
4 2 (40.00%) BC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) UNIX
4 2 (40.00%) IPsec
4 2 (40.00%) LLU
4 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (40.00%) CCIP
4 2 (40.00%) Remedy

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
1 5 (100.00%) BGP
1 5 (100.00%) DSL
2 4 (80.00%) ISDN
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) RIP
3 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (60.00%) Internet
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) ADSL
3 3 (60.00%) ATM
3 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (60.00%) xDSL
4 2 (40.00%) IPsec
4 2 (40.00%) LLU
4 2 (40.00%) X.21
4 2 (40.00%) DSLAM
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IP Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IP Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) BC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Remedy
2 2 (40.00%) Cramer
2 2 (40.00%) BT
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