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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 119 121 109
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs citing OSPF 14 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.47% 0.73% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.07% 5.82% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 1
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£405 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £320
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.88 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+25.56% -14.23%
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
344 378 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.53% 12.62% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 224 162
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 39 20
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.50 £13.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £40.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +9 7 £381 +17.30%
Gloucestershire -13 4 £513 +13.88%
Bristol -4 2 £360 -15.29% 2
Dorset -4 1 - - 1
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 35 (89.74%) BGP
2 32 (82.05%) Firewall
3 31 (79.49%) Cisco
4 26 (66.67%) WAN
4 26 (66.67%) LAN
5 21 (53.85%) IPsec
6 19 (48.72%) VPN
7 16 (41.03%) Citrix
7 16 (41.03%) Security Cleared
8 14 (35.90%) DV Cleared
8 14 (35.90%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (35.90%) MPLS
9 13 (33.33%) CheckPoint
9 13 (33.33%) Network Security
10 12 (30.77%) IPv6
11 11 (28.21%) Wireless
12 10 (25.64%) SolarWinds
12 10 (25.64%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (25.64%) CCNP
12 10 (25.64%) SSL
12 10 (25.64%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (23.08%) Spanning Tree
13 9 (23.08%) Juniper
13 9 (23.08%) HP
13 9 (23.08%) EIGRP
14 8 (20.51%) Windows
14 8 (20.51%) Linux
14 8 (20.51%) IP Telephony
14 8 (20.51%) Network Management
14 8 (20.51%) Unified Communications

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (17.95%) MediaWiki
1 7 (17.95%) nginx
1 7 (17.95%) Confluence
1 7 (17.95%) Apache
2 3 (7.69%) IIS
2 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 35 (89.74%) BGP
2 32 (82.05%) Firewall
3 26 (66.67%) WAN
3 26 (66.67%) LAN
4 21 (53.85%) IPsec
5 19 (48.72%) VPN
6 14 (35.90%) MPLS
7 13 (33.33%) Network Security
8 12 (30.77%) IPv6
9 11 (28.21%) Wireless
10 10 (25.64%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (25.64%) SSL
10 10 (25.64%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (23.08%) Spanning Tree
11 9 (23.08%) EIGRP
12 8 (20.51%) IP Telephony
12 8 (20.51%) Unified Communications
13 7 (17.95%) FWSM
13 7 (17.95%) Cisco IPT
13 7 (17.95%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (17.95%) MySQL
2 5 (12.82%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Hudson
1 7 (17.95%) Jenkins
1 7 (17.95%) Subversion
1 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
1 7 (17.95%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Billing
3 1 (2.56%) Military
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Architect
2 10 (25.64%) Network Architect
3 7 (17.95%) Network Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Network Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Senior Network Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Designer
5 5 (12.82%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Network Administrator
6 3 (7.69%) Administrator
6 3 (7.69%) Lead Designer
6 3 (7.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Network Support
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Network Specialist
8 1 (2.56%) Firewall Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Wiki
2 5 (12.82%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (10.26%) Cryptography
4 3 (7.69%) Clustering
5 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
1 8 (20.51%) Linux
2 7 (17.95%) Debian
2 7 (17.95%) Ubuntu
2 7 (17.95%) CentOS
2 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Network Management
2 7 (17.95%) Build Automation
2 7 (17.95%) DevOps
2 7 (17.95%) Capacity Planning
2 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (17.95%) Network Load Balancing
2 7 (17.95%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 5 (12.82%) Data Modelling
4 5 (12.82%) Database Theory
4 5 (12.82%) Relational Database Theory
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (7.69%) Asset Management
6 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
6 3 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (5.13%) ITIL
7 2 (5.13%) Network Design
8 1 (2.56%) Network Planning
8 1 (2.56%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) Ruby
1 5 (12.82%) Bash Shell
1 5 (12.82%) Perl
1 5 (12.82%) PHP
1 5 (12.82%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (41.03%) Security Cleared
2 14 (35.90%) DV Cleared
2 14 (35.90%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (25.64%) CCNP
4 5 (12.82%) JNCIS
4 5 (12.82%) CCNA
5 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
6 3 (7.69%) CCIE
7 2 (5.13%) Degree
8 1 (2.56%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) iptables
1 7 (17.95%) Samba
1 7 (17.95%) Postfix
1 7 (17.95%) XenServer
1 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) ZABBIX
1 7 (17.95%) Puppet
1 7 (17.95%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (10.26%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (10.26%) Salt
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco LMS
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 31 (79.49%) Cisco
2 16 (41.03%) Citrix
3 13 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 10 (25.64%) SolarWinds
5 9 (23.08%) Juniper
5 9 (23.08%) HP
6 7 (17.95%) VMware
6 7 (17.95%) Blue Coat
6 7 (17.95%) IronPort
6 7 (17.95%) IBM
6 7 (17.95%) CA
6 7 (17.95%) Nokia
6 7 (17.95%) Red Hat
7 5 (12.82%) Tandberg
8 3 (7.69%) F5
9 1 (2.56%) Brocade
9 1 (2.56%) ProCurve
9 1 (2.56%) Aruba
9 1 (2.56%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.56%) Remedy
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