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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 116 121 122
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing OSPF 28 24 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.94% 0.76% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.65% 5.74% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 4
Average daily rate £363 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +5.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
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
421 418 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.20% 13.18% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 206 177
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £495 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.20 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.00 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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
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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Wiltshire +18 22 £363 -
Bristol -3 5 £413 -2.94% 4
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 35 (94.59%) MPLS
2 34 (91.89%) BGP
3 33 (89.19%) Cisco
4 31 (83.78%) VPN
4 31 (83.78%) Juniper
5 30 (81.08%) IPsec
6 29 (78.38%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (70.27%) CCNP
8 23 (62.16%) Security Cleared
8 23 (62.16%) WAN
9 22 (59.46%) SC Cleared
10 21 (56.76%) DV Cleared
11 18 (48.65%) Linux
12 17 (45.95%) JNCIS
13 16 (43.24%) BT
14 15 (40.54%) Firewall
15 13 (35.14%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (24.32%) Intel Security
16 9 (24.32%) EIGRP
17 7 (18.92%) High Availability
17 7 (18.92%) Spanning Tree
18 6 (16.22%) Data Centre
18 6 (16.22%) Degree
18 6 (16.22%) Sourcefire
18 6 (16.22%) Blue Coat
18 6 (16.22%) Wireless
18 6 (16.22%) LAN
18 6 (16.22%) CCIE
19 5 (13.51%) DHCP
19 5 (13.51%) VRRP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 2 (5.41%) Confluence
1 2 (5.41%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (94.59%) MPLS
2 34 (91.89%) BGP
3 31 (83.78%) VPN
4 30 (81.08%) IPsec
5 23 (62.16%) WAN
6 15 (40.54%) Firewall
7 13 (35.14%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (24.32%) EIGRP
9 7 (18.92%) Spanning Tree
10 6 (16.22%) LAN
10 6 (16.22%) Wireless
11 5 (13.51%) Cisco ISE
11 5 (13.51%) DHCP
11 5 (13.51%) HSRP
11 5 (13.51%) Network Security
11 5 (13.51%) SSH
11 5 (13.51%) VRRP
12 4 (10.81%) Ethernet
12 4 (10.81%) Junos
12 4 (10.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) MariaDB
1 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
1 2 (5.41%) MySQL
1 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (5.41%) GitLab
1 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.41%) JIRA
1 2 (5.41%) RSpec
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
1 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Billing
2 1 (2.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (64.86%) Designer
2 21 (56.76%) Network Designer
3 5 (13.51%) Network Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) IP Designer
5 3 (8.11%) Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Security Architect
6 2 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) DevOps Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Designer
6 2 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Administrator
7 1 (2.70%) Blue Coat Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco Security Architect
7 1 (2.70%) IronPort Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Juniper Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Security Administrator
7 1 (2.70%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.41%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (5.41%) MCollective
2 2 (5.41%) REST
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.51%) Blackberry
3 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (48.65%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) CoreOS
2 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (5.41%) SmartOS
3 1 (2.70%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) High Availability
2 5 (13.51%) Load Balancing
2 5 (13.51%) SIEM
3 4 (10.81%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (10.81%) Network Management
4 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.11%) Information Security
5 2 (5.41%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.41%) Change Management
5 2 (5.41%) DevOps
5 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.41%) ITIL
5 2 (5.41%) Network Planning
5 2 (5.41%) Open Source
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (5.41%) Project Management
5 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.41%) SOA
5 2 (5.41%) Time Management
6 1 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) Python
1 2 (5.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (78.38%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (70.27%) CCNP
3 23 (62.16%) Security Cleared
4 22 (59.46%) SC Cleared
5 21 (56.76%) DV Cleared
6 17 (45.95%) JNCIS
7 6 (16.22%) CCIE
7 6 (16.22%) Degree
8 5 (13.51%) JNCIP
9 3 (8.11%) CISSP
9 3 (8.11%) JNCIE
10 1 (2.70%) CCNA
10 1 (2.70%) CCSA
10 1 (2.70%) HND
10 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (2.70%) MCP
10 1 (2.70%) MCSE
10 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Btrfs
1 2 (5.41%) Docker
1 2 (5.41%) iptables
1 2 (5.41%) KVM
1 2 (5.41%) LXC
1 2 (5.41%) Snort
1 2 (5.41%) Squid
1 2 (5.41%) Varnish
1 2 (5.41%) vCloud
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Ansible
1 2 (5.41%) CFEngine
1 2 (5.41%) HAProxy
1 2 (5.41%) Kubernetes
1 2 (5.41%) Nessus
1 2 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.41%) Puppet
1 2 (5.41%) systemd
2 1 (2.70%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 33 (89.19%) Cisco
2 31 (83.78%) Juniper
3 16 (43.24%) BT
4 9 (24.32%) Intel Security
5 6 (16.22%) Blue Coat
5 6 (16.22%) Sourcefire
6 5 (13.51%) IronPort
7 4 (10.81%) Intel
7 4 (10.81%) Palo Alto
8 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
8 3 (8.11%) F5
8 3 (8.11%) Remedy
9 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
9 2 (5.41%) SaltStack
9 2 (5.41%) VMware
10 1 (2.70%) CA
10 1 (2.70%) IBM
10 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.70%) Nokia
10 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds