The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bristol region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 65 46 65
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +19
Contract jobs citing OSPF 7 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.88% 0.73% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.53% 5.97% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.47%
Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
93 67 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.67% 12.25% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 29 45
Average daily rate £400 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £200 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 19
Average hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.25% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.90 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £46.50 £47.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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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 1 August 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) VPN
1 11 (100.00%) BGP
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (90.91%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (90.91%) EIGRP
2 10 (90.91%) IPsec
2 10 (90.91%) LAMP
2 10 (90.91%) Samba
2 10 (90.91%) Debian
2 10 (90.91%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (90.91%) VMware
2 10 (90.91%) IPv6
2 10 (90.91%) Citrix
2 10 (90.91%) Red Hat
2 10 (90.91%) Java
2 10 (90.91%) Perl
2 10 (90.91%) PHP
2 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 10 (90.91%) MySQL
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Linux
2 10 (90.91%) Apache
2 10 (90.91%) LDAP
2 10 (90.91%) Data Modelling
2 10 (90.91%) LAN
2 10 (90.91%) WAN
2 10 (90.91%) Subversion
2 10 (90.91%) Ruby
2 10 (90.91%) JIRA

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 10 (90.91%) Apache
1 10 (90.91%) nginx
1 10 (90.91%) Confluence
1 10 (90.91%) MediaWiki
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) VPN
1 11 (100.00%) BGP
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 10 (90.91%) EIGRP
2 10 (90.91%) IPsec
2 10 (90.91%) IPv6
2 10 (90.91%) LDAP
2 10 (90.91%) LAN
2 10 (90.91%) WAN
2 10 (90.91%) Network Security
3 1 (9.09%) FWSM
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (90.91%) PostgreSQL
1 10 (90.91%) MySQL
1 10 (90.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Subversion
1 10 (90.91%) JIRA
1 10 (90.91%) Git (software)
1 10 (90.91%) Hudson
1 10 (90.91%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Linux Administrator
2 4 (36.36%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 4 (36.36%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (36.36%) Administrator
3 3 (27.27%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) Wiki
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2003
1 10 (90.91%) Debian
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Linux
2 9 (81.82%) Ubuntu
3 5 (45.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Disaster Recovery
1 10 (90.91%) Data Modelling
1 10 (90.91%) Capacity Planning
1 10 (90.91%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (90.91%) DevOps
2 2 (18.18%) Build Automation
3 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) Java
1 10 (90.91%) Perl
1 10 (90.91%) PHP
1 10 (90.91%) SQL
1 10 (90.91%) Ruby
1 10 (90.91%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) CCNA
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) Samba
1 10 (90.91%) Postfix
1 10 (90.91%) XenServer
1 10 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (90.91%) ZABBIX
1 10 (90.91%) Puppet
2 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (18.18%) Salt
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) VMware
1 10 (90.91%) Citrix
1 10 (90.91%) Red Hat
2 1 (9.09%) IronPort
2 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
2 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
2 1 (9.09%) Nokia
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco