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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 50 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing OSPF 11 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.50% 1.41% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.41% 7.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 0
Average daily rate
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£315 £308 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £383 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.22% +17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +25.00%
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
82 133 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.20% 18.81% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 74 33
Average daily rate £315 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £217 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 46 (93.88%) Cisco
2 44 (89.80%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (89.80%) BGP
3 34 (69.39%) Firewall
4 33 (67.35%) CheckPoint
5 31 (63.27%) F5
6 27 (55.10%) Juniper
6 27 (55.10%) CCNP
7 24 (48.98%) MPLS
8 22 (44.90%) CCNA
9 18 (36.73%) Network Security
10 14 (28.57%) UNIX
11 12 (24.49%) Solaris
11 12 (24.49%) Linux
11 12 (24.49%) WAN
11 12 (24.49%) TCP/IP
11 12 (24.49%) VPN
11 12 (24.49%) Load Balancing
12 11 (22.45%) Riverbed
13 10 (20.41%) ITIL V3
13 10 (20.41%) ITIL
13 10 (20.41%) PRINCE2
13 10 (20.41%) LAN
14 9 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (18.37%) Multicast
15 8 (16.33%) Blue Coat
15 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
15 8 (16.33%) Data Centre
15 8 (16.33%) Clustering
15 8 (16.33%) EIGRP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (8.16%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 44 (89.80%) BGP
2 34 (69.39%) Firewall
3 24 (48.98%) MPLS
4 18 (36.73%) Network Security
5 12 (24.49%) TCP/IP
5 12 (24.49%) VPN
5 12 (24.49%) WAN
6 10 (20.41%) LAN
7 9 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (18.37%) Multicast
8 8 (16.33%) EIGRP
9 7 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
9 7 (14.29%) DNS
10 6 (12.24%) Internet
11 5 (10.20%) Cisco PIX
11 5 (10.20%) HSRP
12 4 (8.16%) Junos
12 4 (8.16%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (8.16%) VRRP
12 4 (8.16%) BIG-IP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (14.29%) Marketing
2 6 (12.24%) Finance
3 5 (10.20%) Banking
4 4 (8.16%) Investment Banking
5 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Network Engineer
2 14 (28.57%) Project Manager
3 12 (24.49%) Technical Project Manager
3 12 (24.49%) Technical Manager
4 10 (20.41%) Firewall Engineer
5 9 (18.37%) Security Engineer
6 8 (16.33%) Network Security Engineer
7 7 (14.29%) Consultant
8 4 (8.16%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) Network Project Manager
9 2 (4.08%) Network Manager
9 2 (4.08%) AWS Consultant
10 1 (2.04%) Deployment Project Manager
10 1 (2.04%) Network Design Engineer
10 1 (2.04%) Network Specialist
10 1 (2.04%) Design Engineer
10 1 (2.04%) Project Coordinator
10 1 (2.04%) Coordinator
10 1 (2.04%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Clustering
1 8 (16.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.12%) SecurID
3 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.57%) UNIX
2 12 (24.49%) Solaris
2 12 (24.49%) Linux
3 2 (4.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Load Balancing
2 10 (20.41%) ITIL V3
2 10 (20.41%) ITIL
2 10 (20.41%) PRINCE2
3 8 (16.33%) Project Management
4 6 (12.24%) Change Control
4 6 (12.24%) PRINCE
5 5 (10.20%) Migration
5 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.16%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.12%) Workflow
7 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.12%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.08%) Network Management
8 2 (4.08%) Low Latency
8 2 (4.08%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 1 (2.04%) Network Architecture
9 1 (2.04%) Network Design
9 1 (2.04%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) Perl
1 3 (6.12%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 44 (89.80%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (55.10%) CCNP
3 22 (44.90%) CCNA
4 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
5 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 6 (12.24%) CCIE
6 6 (12.24%) PMP
6 6 (12.24%) PMI Certification
6 6 (12.24%) CCSA
7 4 (8.16%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (4.08%) CCSE
9 1 (2.04%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 46 (93.88%) Cisco
2 33 (67.35%) CheckPoint
3 31 (63.27%) F5
4 27 (55.10%) Juniper
5 11 (22.45%) Riverbed
6 8 (16.33%) Blue Coat
7 5 (10.20%) Brocade
8 3 (6.12%) Sourcefire
9 2 (4.08%) Huawei
9 2 (4.08%) BT
9 2 (4.08%) Cramer
9 2 (4.08%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (4.08%) Ericsson
9 2 (4.08%) Nortel
9 2 (4.08%) Foundry
9 2 (4.08%) Aerohive Networks
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