The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 46 - 50
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OSPF 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.67% - 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% - 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £325 - £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.61% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £35.00 £27.88
% change year-on-year
+36.65% +25.56%
OSPF
South Wales

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
42 15 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.00% 5.47% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 37
Median daily rate £350 £275 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £170 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) VLAN
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) Remedy
2 2 (66.67%) BMC
2 2 (66.67%) CA
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) HSRP
2 2 (66.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Polycom
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Riverbed
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 1 (33.33%) Extreme Networks
3 1 (33.33%) CCDP
3 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) CCIE

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
1 3 (100.00%) VLAN
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) HSRP
3 1 (33.33%) Broadband
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) WLAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) CCDP
3 1 (33.33%) CCIE
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) BMC
2 2 (66.67%) CA
2 2 (66.67%) Remedy
3 1 (33.33%) Extreme Networks
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 1 (33.33%) Polycom
3 1 (33.33%) Riverbed