The first table below looks at the demand for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Cardiff 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 43 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OSPF 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.84% - 2.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.82% - 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £365 - £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £370
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £103.94 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+219.80% +44.44%
Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
44 20 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 12.26% 12.05% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 18
Average daily rate £365 £250 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.00% -6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £10.69 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
OSPF
South Wales

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

OSPF
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) BT
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) BMC
3 1 (33.33%) CA
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Finance

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) BT
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) BMC
3 1 (33.33%) CA