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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 128 122 100
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -22
Contract jobs citing OSPF 14 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.45% 0.64% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.87% 5.23% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 2
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£475 £425 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +44.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £302 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £478 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £385 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.58% +18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
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
362 363 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.61% 12.16% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 213 157
Average daily rate £360 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 23
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.02% -1.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.35 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +8 11 £475 -8.44% 2
Gloucestershire -5 2 £575 +27.77%
Dorset -2 1 - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 26 (86.67%) BGP
2 25 (83.33%) Cisco
3 22 (73.33%) Firewall
4 19 (63.33%) WAN
4 19 (63.33%) LAN
5 17 (56.67%) Data Centre
6 16 (53.33%) VPN
7 14 (46.67%) IPsec
7 14 (46.67%) MPLS
8 13 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (40.00%) CheckPoint
10 11 (36.67%) Network Security
10 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
11 10 (33.33%) Juniper
11 10 (33.33%) IPv6
11 10 (33.33%) CCNP
12 9 (30.00%) EIGRP
12 9 (30.00%) Citrix
12 9 (30.00%) DV Cleared
12 9 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (30.00%) Wireless
13 8 (26.67%) SolarWinds
14 7 (23.33%) HP
14 7 (23.33%) Spanning Tree
14 7 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (20.00%) Network Management
15 6 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (20.00%) Windows
15 6 (20.00%) Linux
15 6 (20.00%) Load Balancing

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 5 (16.67%) Apache
1 5 (16.67%) nginx
1 5 (16.67%) Confluence
1 5 (16.67%) MediaWiki
2 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 26 (86.67%) BGP
2 22 (73.33%) Firewall
3 19 (63.33%) LAN
3 19 (63.33%) WAN
4 16 (53.33%) VPN
5 14 (46.67%) MPLS
5 14 (46.67%) IPsec
6 11 (36.67%) Network Security
7 10 (33.33%) IPv6
8 9 (30.00%) EIGRP
8 9 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (30.00%) Wireless
9 7 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (23.33%) Spanning Tree
10 6 (20.00%) IP Telephony
10 6 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (16.67%) H.323
11 5 (16.67%) VLAN
11 5 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
11 5 (16.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) MySQL
1 5 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Subversion
1 5 (16.67%) JIRA
1 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 5 (16.67%) Hudson
1 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
1 3 (10.00%) Billing
2 1 (3.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Designer
3 5 (16.67%) Architect
3 5 (16.67%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Network Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Network Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Network Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Administrator
5 3 (10.00%) Network Administrator
5 3 (10.00%) Lead Designer
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Network Support
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Design Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (56.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (16.67%) Wiki
2 5 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (13.33%) Cryptography
4 3 (10.00%) Clustering
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
1 6 (20.00%) Linux
2 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (16.67%) Debian
2 5 (16.67%) Ubuntu
2 5 (16.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 6 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 6 (20.00%) Network Management
2 5 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (16.67%) Build Automation
2 5 (16.67%) DevOps
3 3 (10.00%) Database Theory
3 3 (10.00%) Relational Database Theory
3 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 3 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (6.67%) ITIL
4 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.67%) Network Design
4 2 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) Perl
1 3 (10.00%) PHP
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
1 3 (10.00%) Ruby
1 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (33.33%) CCNP
4 9 (30.00%) DV Cleared
5 6 (20.00%) JNCIS
6 5 (16.67%) CCNA
6 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) CCIE
7 1 (3.33%) CCDP
7 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Samba
1 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (16.67%) Postfix
1 5 (16.67%) XenServer
1 5 (16.67%) iptables
2 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (16.67%) ZABBIX
1 5 (16.67%) Puppet
2 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.67%) Salt
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco LMS
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 25 (83.33%) Cisco
2 12 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 10 (33.33%) Juniper
4 9 (30.00%) Citrix
5 8 (26.67%) SolarWinds
6 7 (23.33%) HP
7 5 (16.67%) IBM
7 5 (16.67%) CA
7 5 (16.67%) Nokia
7 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
7 5 (16.67%) IronPort
7 5 (16.67%) Tandberg
7 5 (16.67%) VMware
7 5 (16.67%) Blue Coat
8 4 (13.33%) F5
9 1 (3.33%) Brocade
9 1 (3.33%) Aruba
9 1 (3.33%) ProCurve
9 1 (3.33%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.33%) Remedy
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