The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 126 118 141
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +23
Contract jobs citing OSPF 18 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.54% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.73% 1.56% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 3
Average daily rate £450 - £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £370
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £103.94 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+219.80% +44.44%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
483 321 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.58% 13.80% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 187 291
Average daily rate £375 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 39
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £15.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
OSPF
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire - 10 £450 - 1
Bristol -12 4 £425 -
Dorset - 1 £303 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (89.66%) BGP
2 25 (86.21%) Cisco
3 20 (68.97%) Network Security
4 19 (65.52%) Firewall
5 18 (62.07%) Juniper
6 15 (51.72%) CheckPoint
6 15 (51.72%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (44.83%) Cisco IOS
7 13 (44.83%) Junos
7 13 (44.83%) Windows
7 13 (44.83%) Linux
8 11 (37.93%) IPsec
8 11 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (34.48%) F5
9 10 (34.48%) Load Balancing
10 9 (31.03%) CCNP
10 9 (31.03%) VPN
11 8 (27.59%) LAN
11 8 (27.59%) WAN
11 8 (27.59%) CCNA
11 8 (27.59%) MPLS
11 8 (27.59%) EIGRP
12 7 (24.14%) IPv6
12 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
13 6 (20.69%) JNCIS
13 6 (20.69%) IPv4
14 5 (17.24%) Capacity Planning
15 4 (13.79%) Puppet
15 4 (13.79%) Network Management
15 4 (13.79%) Hudson

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (13.79%) Confluence
1 4 (13.79%) MediaWiki
1 4 (13.79%) nginx
1 4 (13.79%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 26 (89.66%) BGP
2 20 (68.97%) Network Security
3 19 (65.52%) Firewall
4 15 (51.72%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (44.83%) Cisco IOS
5 13 (44.83%) Junos
6 11 (37.93%) IPsec
7 9 (31.03%) VPN
8 8 (27.59%) LAN
8 8 (27.59%) WAN
8 8 (27.59%) MPLS
8 8 (27.59%) EIGRP
9 7 (24.14%) IPv6
10 6 (20.69%) IPv4
11 4 (13.79%) SNMP
11 4 (13.79%) LDAP
11 4 (13.79%) H.323
11 4 (13.79%) Wireless
12 3 (10.34%) ICMP
12 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
1 4 (13.79%) MySQL
1 4 (13.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Hudson
1 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
1 4 (13.79%) JIRA
1 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
1 4 (13.79%) Subversion
General
1 3 (10.34%) Military
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Billing
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Network Engineer
2 13 (44.83%) Network Security Engineer
2 13 (44.83%) Security Engineer
3 9 (31.03%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Designer
5 3 (10.34%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (10.34%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (10.34%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (10.34%) Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Network Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Network Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Service Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Wiki
1 4 (13.79%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (10.34%) Open Source
3 2 (6.90%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.45%) Firmware
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
1 13 (44.83%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Ubuntu
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (13.79%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Load Balancing
2 5 (17.24%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (13.79%) Network Management
3 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
3 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.90%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.45%) Change Management
6 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.45%) Network Planning
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.45%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (3.45%) Cyber Security
6 1 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
1 4 (13.79%) Ruby
1 4 (13.79%) Java
1 4 (13.79%) Perl
1 4 (13.79%) PHP
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (31.03%) CCNP
3 8 (27.59%) CCNA
4 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
5 6 (20.69%) JNCIS
6 3 (10.34%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
7 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
8 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (13.79%) Postfix
1 4 (13.79%) XenServer
1 4 (13.79%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Puppet
1 4 (13.79%) ZABBIX
2 3 (10.34%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 25 (86.21%) Cisco
2 18 (62.07%) Juniper
3 15 (51.72%) CheckPoint
4 10 (34.48%) F5
5 4 (13.79%) Citrix
5 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
5 4 (13.79%) VMware
6 3 (10.34%) SolarWinds
6 3 (10.34%) Tandberg
7 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.45%) BT
7 1 (3.45%) Nokia
7 1 (3.45%) IronPort
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