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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 64 53 58
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing OSPF 1 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 0.56% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.85% 4.21% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Median daily rate £290 £363 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +38.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +42.85%
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
117 95 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.46% 13.29% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 61 72
Median daily rate £400 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £159 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 11
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 8 (100.00%) WAN
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) BGP
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) LAN
3 5 (62.50%) VoIP
3 5 (62.50%) CCNP
3 5 (62.50%) Wireless
3 5 (62.50%) EIGRP
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (50.00%) VLAN
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (37.50%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (37.50%) H.323
5 3 (37.50%) Change Management
5 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (37.50%) VPN
5 3 (37.50%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) DHCP
6 2 (25.00%) PPP
6 2 (25.00%) DNS
6 2 (25.00%) SSL
6 2 (25.00%) CCNA
6 2 (25.00%) CCIE

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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) BGP
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) LAN
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (62.50%) EIGRP
3 5 (62.50%) VoIP
3 5 (62.50%) Wireless
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (50.00%) VLAN
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (37.50%) H.323
5 3 (37.50%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (37.50%) VPN
6 2 (25.00%) DHCP
6 2 (25.00%) DNS
6 2 (25.00%) HSRP
6 2 (25.00%) PPP
6 2 (25.00%) SSL
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Network Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) 802.1X
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
1 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CCNP
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCIE
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (25.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
3 1 (12.50%) Intel Security
3 1 (12.50%) Stonesoft