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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 53 54 61
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing OSPF 6 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.81% 1.31% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.32% 7.30% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Average daily rate
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£308 £308 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
82 137 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.01% 17.89% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 84 47
Average daily rate £313 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £220 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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 45 (91.84%) Cisco Certification
3 44 (89.80%) BGP
4 34 (69.39%) Firewall
5 32 (65.31%) CheckPoint
6 31 (63.27%) F5
7 28 (57.14%) CCNP
8 26 (53.06%) Juniper
9 25 (51.02%) MPLS
10 22 (44.90%) CCNA
11 17 (34.69%) Network Security
12 14 (28.57%) UNIX
13 13 (26.53%) VPN
14 12 (24.49%) WAN
14 12 (24.49%) TCP/IP
14 12 (24.49%) Solaris
14 12 (24.49%) Linux
15 11 (22.45%) Load Balancing
15 11 (22.45%) Riverbed
16 10 (20.41%) ITIL V3
16 10 (20.41%) ITIL
16 10 (20.41%) PRINCE2
16 10 (20.41%) LAN
17 9 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
17 9 (18.37%) Multicast
18 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
18 8 (16.33%) Data Centre
18 8 (16.33%) Project Management
18 8 (16.33%) EIGRP
19 7 (14.29%) Clustering

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 25 (51.02%) MPLS
4 17 (34.69%) Network Security
5 13 (26.53%) VPN
6 12 (24.49%) TCP/IP
6 12 (24.49%) WAN
7 10 (20.41%) LAN
8 9 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (18.37%) Multicast
9 8 (16.33%) EIGRP
10 7 (14.29%) DNS
10 7 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
11 6 (12.24%) Internet
12 5 (10.20%) Cisco PIX
12 5 (10.20%) HSRP
13 4 (8.16%) Junos
13 4 (8.16%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (8.16%) VRRP
13 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 17 (34.69%) Network Engineer
2 14 (28.57%) Project Manager
3 12 (24.49%) Technical Project Manager
3 12 (24.49%) Technical Manager
4 9 (18.37%) Security Engineer
4 9 (18.37%) Firewall Engineer
5 8 (16.33%) Network Security Engineer
6 7 (14.29%) Consultant
7 4 (8.16%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Network Manager
8 2 (4.08%) AWS Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Network Project Manager
9 1 (2.04%) Network Design Engineer
9 1 (2.04%) Network Specialist
9 1 (2.04%) Deployment Project Manager
9 1 (2.04%) Design Engineer
9 1 (2.04%) Project Coordinator
9 1 (2.04%) Coordinator
9 1 (2.04%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.29%) Clustering
3 3 (6.12%) SecurID
4 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 11 (22.45%) 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 45 (91.84%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (57.14%) 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 32 (65.31%) CheckPoint
3 31 (63.27%) F5
4 26 (53.06%) Juniper
5 11 (22.45%) Riverbed
6 7 (14.29%) 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