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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 49 - 46
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OSPF 12 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.97% - 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.01% - 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 3
Median daily rate £313 - £200
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 - £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £204
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £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 £30.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-30.23% +43.33%

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
109 102 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.93% 16.24% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 52 48
Median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.65 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

OSPF Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 January 2017, 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 13 (100.00%) BGP
1 13 (100.00%) Firewall
2 12 (92.31%) Cisco
3 9 (69.23%) Juniper
4 8 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (61.54%) Junos
5 7 (53.85%) Network Security
5 7 (53.85%) MPLS
5 7 (53.85%) LAN
5 7 (53.85%) WAN
6 4 (30.77%) VPN
6 4 (30.77%) ISDN
6 4 (30.77%) CCNP
6 4 (30.77%) F5
6 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (30.77%) Multicast
6 4 (30.77%) VPLS
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (30.77%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (30.77%) NX-OS
6 4 (30.77%) Network Management
7 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
7 3 (23.08%) 802.1X
7 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
7 3 (23.08%) Network Design
7 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (23.08%) 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 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) BGP
1 13 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) Junos
3 7 (53.85%) LAN
3 7 (53.85%) MPLS
3 7 (53.85%) Network Security
3 7 (53.85%) WAN
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (30.77%) ISDN
4 4 (30.77%) Multicast
4 4 (30.77%) NX-OS
4 4 (30.77%) VPLS
4 4 (30.77%) VPN
5 3 (23.08%) VLAN
5 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (23.08%) Wireless
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) 802.1X
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Network Management
1 4 (30.77%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Network Design
3 2 (15.38%) Presales
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) High Availability
4 1 (7.69%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
1 1 (7.69%) Python
1 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (30.77%) CCNP
3 3 (23.08%) CCNA
4 2 (15.38%) CCDA
4 2 (15.38%) CCDP
4 2 (15.38%) CCIE
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
1 1 (7.69%) NFS
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) Juniper
3 4 (30.77%) F5
4 2 (15.38%) AirMagnet
4 2 (15.38%) CA
5 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint