The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 65 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing OSPF 5 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.59% 1.18% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.07% 8.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 0
Average daily rate £413 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
OSPF
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
123 115 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.44% 13.51% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 69 37
Average daily rate £360 £400 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OSPF across the Bristol region.

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Bristol region.

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) MPLS
2 4 (57.14%) BGP
2 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) VPN
2 4 (57.14%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) RSVP
3 3 (42.86%) High Availability
4 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (28.57%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (28.57%) REST
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (28.57%) nginx
4 2 (28.57%) IPsec
4 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
4 2 (28.57%) OpenVPN
4 2 (28.57%) RSpec
4 2 (28.57%) Open Source
4 2 (28.57%) Confluence
4 2 (28.57%) Varnish
4 2 (28.57%) Puppet
4 2 (28.57%) Nessus
4 2 (28.57%) SSH
4 2 (28.57%) Snort
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby
4 2 (28.57%) Squid
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (28.57%) CFEngine

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) Confluence
1 2 (28.57%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) MPLS
2 4 (57.14%) BGP
2 4 (57.14%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) RSVP
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (28.57%) DHCP
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) IPsec
4 2 (28.57%) IPv6
4 2 (28.57%) OpenVPN
4 2 (28.57%) SSH
5 1 (14.29%) 3G
5 1 (14.29%) 4G
5 1 (14.29%) BGP-4
5 1 (14.29%) FWSM
5 1 (14.29%) Internet
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MariaDB
1 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
1 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (28.57%) GitLab
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) RSpec
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Designer
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps Systems Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Designer
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) LEMP Stack
1 2 (28.57%) MCollective
1 2 (28.57%) REST
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) CoreOS
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (28.57%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) High Availability
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Btrfs
1 2 (28.57%) Docker
1 2 (28.57%) iptables
1 2 (28.57%) KVM
1 2 (28.57%) LXC
1 2 (28.57%) Snort
1 2 (28.57%) Squid
1 2 (28.57%) Varnish
1 2 (28.57%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Ansible
1 2 (28.57%) CFEngine
1 2 (28.57%) HAProxy
1 2 (28.57%) Kubernetes
1 2 (28.57%) Nessus
1 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
1 2 (28.57%) systemd
2 1 (14.29%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Juniper
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) SaltStack
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 1 (14.29%) CA
4 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) Nokia
4 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds