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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 126 121 119
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing OSPF 16 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.51% 0.48% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.24% 3.16% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 0
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£385 £438 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.49% +33.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £103.94 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-71.13% +219.80%
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
377 443 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.00% 15.18% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 234 194
Average daily rate £360 £381 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 25
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.39 £9.50 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £29.50 £41.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol +8 9 £360 -15.29% 3
Gloucestershire -15 5 £450 -
Wiltshire 0 1 £275 -15.38% 1
Somerset - - - - 1
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 33 (94.29%) BGP
2 32 (91.43%) Firewall
3 25 (71.43%) Cisco
4 24 (68.57%) WAN
4 24 (68.57%) LAN
5 20 (57.14%) VPN
6 19 (54.29%) IPsec
7 15 (42.86%) Citrix
8 13 (37.14%) MPLS
9 11 (31.43%) CheckPoint
9 11 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (31.43%) IPv6
9 11 (31.43%) Network Security
9 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
10 10 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (28.57%) EIGRP
11 9 (25.71%) Wireless
11 9 (25.71%) Windows
11 9 (25.71%) Linux
11 9 (25.71%) SolarWinds
11 9 (25.71%) DV Cleared
11 9 (25.71%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (22.86%) CentOS
12 8 (22.86%) Git (software)
12 8 (22.86%) ZABBIX
12 8 (22.86%) Postfix
12 8 (22.86%) XenServer
12 8 (22.86%) nginx
12 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (22.86%) IronPort

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 8 (22.86%) Apache
1 8 (22.86%) nginx
1 8 (22.86%) Confluence
1 8 (22.86%) MediaWiki
2 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.57%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (94.29%) BGP
2 32 (91.43%) Firewall
3 24 (68.57%) LAN
3 24 (68.57%) WAN
4 20 (57.14%) VPN
5 19 (54.29%) IPsec
6 13 (37.14%) MPLS
7 11 (31.43%) Network Security
7 11 (31.43%) IPv6
8 10 (28.57%) EIGRP
8 10 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (25.71%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (25.71%) Wireless
10 8 (22.86%) SSL
10 8 (22.86%) LDAP
10 8 (22.86%) Unified Communications
11 7 (20.00%) FWSM
11 7 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
11 7 (20.00%) IP Telephony
11 7 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) MySQL
1 8 (22.86%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (17.14%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Subversion
1 8 (22.86%) JIRA
1 8 (22.86%) Git (software)
1 8 (22.86%) Hudson
1 8 (22.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Billing
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Architect
1 8 (22.86%) Network Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Network Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 6 (17.14%) Senior Network Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Designer
5 2 (5.71%) Network Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Network Specialist
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Network Support
6 1 (2.86%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Wiki
2 3 (8.57%) Clustering
3 2 (5.71%) Cryptography
3 2 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Windows
1 9 (25.71%) Linux
2 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (22.86%) Debian
2 8 (22.86%) Ubuntu
2 8 (22.86%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Disaster Recovery
1 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (22.86%) Capacity Planning
1 8 (22.86%) Network Management
1 8 (22.86%) Build Automation
1 8 (22.86%) DevOps
2 7 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 6 (17.14%) Data Modelling
3 6 (17.14%) Database Theory
3 6 (17.14%) Relational Database Theory
4 4 (11.43%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.86%) ITIL
6 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.86%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.86%) Migration
6 1 (2.86%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.86%) Network Design
6 1 (2.86%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) Perl
1 6 (17.14%) PHP
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
1 6 (17.14%) Ruby
1 6 (17.14%) Bash Shell
2 5 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (25.71%) DV Cleared
3 6 (17.14%) CCNP
4 5 (14.29%) CCNA
5 3 (8.57%) CCIE
5 3 (8.57%) JNCIS
6 2 (5.71%) JNCIP
6 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Samba
1 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (22.86%) Postfix
1 8 (22.86%) XenServer
1 8 (22.86%) iptables
2 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.86%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) ZABBIX
1 8 (22.86%) Puppet
2 7 (20.00%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (14.29%) Salt
Vendors
1 25 (71.43%) Cisco
2 15 (42.86%) Citrix
3 11 (31.43%) CheckPoint
4 9 (25.71%) SolarWinds
5 8 (22.86%) IronPort
5 8 (22.86%) VMware
5 8 (22.86%) HP
5 8 (22.86%) Red Hat
6 7 (20.00%) CA
6 7 (20.00%) Nokia
6 7 (20.00%) IBM
6 7 (20.00%) Blue Coat
7 6 (17.14%) Juniper
8 2 (5.71%) Brocade
8 2 (5.71%) WatchGuard
8 2 (5.71%) Tandberg
8 2 (5.71%) McAfee
9 1 (2.86%) ProCurve
9 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.86%) Siemens
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