The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 121 127 107
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -20
Contract jobs citing OSPF 21 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.65% 0.46% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.20% 3.17% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 2
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£525 £425 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +44.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £315 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £519 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +25.00%
OSPF
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
404 442 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.42% 14.52% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 262 149
Average daily rate £390 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 28
Average hourly rate £42.46 £22.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.00% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £96.90 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in the South West

OSPF
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the South West region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

OSPF Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the South West region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +14 16 £475 -8.44%
Bristol -8 2 £600 +41.17% 6
Gloucestershire - 2 £575 -
Dorset -5 1 - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 28 (87.50%) Cisco
2 27 (84.38%) BGP
3 23 (71.88%) LAN
4 21 (65.63%) WAN
4 21 (65.63%) Firewall
5 19 (59.38%) MPLS
6 18 (56.25%) VPN
7 16 (50.00%) IPsec
8 15 (46.88%) Data Centre
9 13 (40.63%) CCNP
9 13 (40.63%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (40.63%) Juniper
9 13 (40.63%) CheckPoint
10 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
11 11 (34.38%) Network Security
11 11 (34.38%) IPv6
12 10 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (28.13%) F5
13 9 (28.13%) DV Cleared
14 8 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (25.00%) JNCIS
14 8 (25.00%) VLAN
14 8 (25.00%) Ethernet
15 7 (21.88%) IPv4
15 7 (21.88%) ITIL
15 7 (21.88%) H.323
15 7 (21.88%) Service Delivery
15 7 (21.88%) Wireless
15 7 (21.88%) EIGRP
15 7 (21.88%) VRRP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (12.50%) nginx
1 4 (12.50%) Confluence
2 2 (6.25%) MediaWiki
2 2 (6.25%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
1 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (84.38%) BGP
2 23 (71.88%) LAN
3 21 (65.63%) WAN
3 21 (65.63%) Firewall
4 19 (59.38%) MPLS
5 18 (56.25%) VPN
6 16 (50.00%) IPsec
7 11 (34.38%) IPv6
7 11 (34.38%) Network Security
8 10 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (25.00%) VLAN
9 8 (25.00%) Ethernet
9 8 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (21.88%) HSRP
10 7 (21.88%) EIGRP
10 7 (21.88%) VRRP
10 7 (21.88%) H.323
10 7 (21.88%) IPv4
10 7 (21.88%) Wireless
11 6 (18.75%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) MySQL
1 4 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.25%) MariaDB
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) JIRA
1 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.25%) GitLab
2 2 (6.25%) Subversion
2 2 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.25%) RSpec
2 2 (6.25%) Hudson
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
1 4 (12.50%) Billing
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Designer
3 5 (15.63%) Architect
3 5 (15.63%) Network Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Design Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Lead Designer
5 2 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Network Support
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Network Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Network Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Network Designer
6 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.13%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
1 2 (6.25%) LAMP
1 2 (6.25%) REST
1 2 (6.25%) MCollective
1 2 (6.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (46.88%) Data Centre
2 7 (21.88%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (18.75%) Cryptography
4 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Windows
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.25%) Debian
3 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
3 2 (6.25%) CentOS
3 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.25%) SmartOS
3 2 (6.25%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) ITIL
1 7 (21.88%) Service Delivery
2 6 (18.75%) Configuration Management
3 5 (15.63%) Network Design
4 4 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 4 (12.50%) DevOps
4 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 4 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 3 (9.38%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (9.38%) Network Management
6 2 (6.25%) Capacity Management
6 2 (6.25%) Build Automation
6 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.25%) Time Management
6 2 (6.25%) Open Source
6 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 2 (6.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) Ruby
2 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.25%) Java
2 2 (6.25%) Perl
2 2 (6.25%) PHP
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) CCNP
1 13 (40.63%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 9 (28.13%) DV Cleared
4 8 (25.00%) JNCIS
5 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.25%) CCIE
6 2 (6.25%) Degree
6 2 (6.25%) CCNA
7 1 (3.13%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) iptables
2 2 (6.25%) Btrfs
2 2 (6.25%) Samba
2 2 (6.25%) Snort
2 2 (6.25%) Squid
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) Postfix
2 2 (6.25%) XenServer
2 2 (6.25%) Varnish
2 2 (6.25%) vCloud
2 2 (6.25%) KVM
2 2 (6.25%) Docker
2 2 (6.25%) LXC
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Puppet
1 4 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.25%) HAProxy
2 2 (6.25%) Ansible
2 2 (6.25%) CFEngine
2 2 (6.25%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (6.25%) Nessus
2 2 (6.25%) ZABBIX
2 2 (6.25%) Salt
2 2 (6.25%) systemd
2 2 (6.25%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 28 (87.50%) Cisco
2 13 (40.63%) Juniper
2 13 (40.63%) CheckPoint
3 9 (28.13%) F5
4 7 (21.88%) Tandberg
5 5 (15.63%) Radware
5 5 (15.63%) Citrix
6 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 4 (12.50%) VMware
6 4 (12.50%) SolarWinds
7 3 (9.38%) Blue Coat
7 3 (9.38%) IronPort
7 3 (9.38%) HP
8 2 (6.25%) IBM
8 2 (6.25%) CA
8 2 (6.25%) Nokia
8 2 (6.25%) Websense
8 2 (6.25%) Remedy
8 2 (6.25%) SaltStack
9 1 (3.13%) Riverbed
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