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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / South West
Rank 129 116 120
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing OSPF 6 30 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.22% 1.00% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.50% 6.93% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 11
Median daily rate £358 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.37% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £363 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £363 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
-13.10% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-30.23% +43.33%

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
400 433 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.82% 14.46% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 289 200
Median daily rate £365 £363 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £435 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 24 33
Median hourly rate £43.50 £27.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.18% +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +2 4 £358 -13.33%
Cornwall - 1 £338 - 1
Dorset - 1 £450 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 South West region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 14 (93.33%) BGP
2 13 (86.67%) Cisco
3 11 (73.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (66.67%) Firewall
5 9 (60.00%) Wireless
5 9 (60.00%) VPN
6 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (53.33%) Juniper
6 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
7 7 (46.67%) Cisco Prime
8 6 (40.00%) MPLS
8 6 (40.00%) ITIL
8 6 (40.00%) LAN
8 6 (40.00%) WAN
8 6 (40.00%) Spanning Tree
8 6 (40.00%) Network Management
9 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (33.33%) CCNP
10 4 (26.67%) CCNA
10 4 (26.67%) HP
10 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
10 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
10 4 (26.67%) SSL
10 4 (26.67%) Network Security
10 4 (26.67%) Palo Alto
11 3 (20.00%) HSRP
11 3 (20.00%) Network Design
11 3 (20.00%) Unified Communications
11 3 (20.00%) VLAN
11 3 (20.00%) Migration

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) BGP
2 11 (73.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 10 (66.67%) Firewall
4 9 (60.00%) VPN
4 9 (60.00%) Wireless
5 6 (40.00%) LAN
5 6 (40.00%) MPLS
5 6 (40.00%) Spanning Tree
5 6 (40.00%) WAN
6 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (26.67%) Network Security
7 4 (26.67%) SSL
8 3 (20.00%) HSRP
8 3 (20.00%) Unified Communications
8 3 (20.00%) VLAN
8 3 (20.00%) VoIP
9 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
9 2 (13.33%) FabricPath
9 2 (13.33%) FWSM
9 2 (13.33%) PPP
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.67%) Military
2 1 (6.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Network Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Migration Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Telephony Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
1 6 (40.00%) Network Management
2 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Network Design
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (13.33%) Resilience Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Test Management
5 1 (6.67%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (33.33%) CCNP
3 4 (26.67%) CCNA
4 1 (6.67%) CCIE
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco LMS
3 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco
2 8 (53.33%) Juniper
3 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (26.67%) HP
3 4 (26.67%) Palo Alto
4 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
4 2 (13.33%) CA
4 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
4 2 (13.33%) IBM
4 2 (13.33%) IronPort
4 2 (13.33%) Nokia
4 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
4 2 (13.33%) SonicWALL
4 2 (13.33%) WatchGuard
5 1 (6.67%) Infoblox
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) Remedy