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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 122 141 102
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -39
Contract jobs citing OSPF 27 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.80% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.82% 1.38% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 3
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£525 £419 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.37% +52.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £388 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £519 £287
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +25.00%
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
464 506 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.72% 15.61% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 309 139
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 29 28
Average hourly rate £42.46 £25.00 £19.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.84% +27.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £15.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £120.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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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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 +11 21 £475 -8.44% 2
Bristol +3 5 £600 +50.00% 2
Gloucestershire - 1 £625 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 33 (82.50%) Cisco
1 33 (82.50%) BGP
2 26 (65.00%) MPLS
3 25 (62.50%) Firewall
4 24 (60.00%) LAN
4 24 (60.00%) IPsec
5 21 (52.50%) VPN
6 20 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (47.50%) Juniper
7 19 (47.50%) WAN
8 16 (40.00%) CCNP
9 15 (37.50%) Data Centre
10 14 (35.00%) CheckPoint
10 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
11 13 (32.50%) Network Security
12 12 (30.00%) IPv6
12 12 (30.00%) DHCP
12 12 (30.00%) F5
13 11 (27.50%) HSRP
13 11 (27.50%) Ethernet
13 11 (27.50%) VLAN
14 10 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (25.00%) DV Cleared
14 10 (25.00%) SSH
14 10 (25.00%) VRRP
14 10 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
15 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
15 9 (22.50%) ITIL
15 9 (22.50%) Wireless
16 8 (20.00%) Cisco PIX

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (12.50%) nginx
1 5 (12.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 4 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (82.50%) BGP
2 26 (65.00%) MPLS
3 25 (62.50%) Firewall
4 24 (60.00%) IPsec
4 24 (60.00%) LAN
5 21 (52.50%) VPN
6 19 (47.50%) WAN
7 13 (32.50%) Network Security
8 12 (30.00%) DHCP
8 12 (30.00%) IPv6
9 11 (27.50%) Ethernet
9 11 (27.50%) VLAN
9 11 (27.50%) HSRP
10 10 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
10 10 (25.00%) SSH
10 10 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (25.00%) VRRP
11 9 (22.50%) Wireless
12 8 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
12 8 (20.00%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) MySQL
1 5 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 5 (12.50%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) JIRA
1 5 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (12.50%) RSpec
1 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 5 (12.50%) GitLab
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
1 4 (10.00%) Billing
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Network Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Architect
2 9 (22.50%) Designer
3 6 (15.00%) Network Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Lead Designer
5 4 (10.00%) Design Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Security Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Network Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Network Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) Network Support
7 2 (5.00%) Implementation Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Security Administrator
8 1 (2.50%) Firewall Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Senior Network Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) Web Services
1 5 (12.50%) REST
1 5 (12.50%) MCollective
1 5 (12.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 7 (17.50%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (15.00%) Cryptography
4 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 5 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Linux
2 5 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (12.50%) SmartOS
2 5 (12.50%) CoreOS
3 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) ITIL
1 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
2 8 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 7 (17.50%) Service Delivery
4 6 (15.00%) Network Design
4 6 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (12.50%) DevOps
5 5 (12.50%) Open Source
5 5 (12.50%) Network Management
5 5 (12.50%) Time Management
5 5 (12.50%) SOA
6 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (10.00%) Network Planning
6 4 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (10.00%) Information Security
6 4 (10.00%) Asset Management
6 4 (10.00%) Capacity Management
7 3 (7.50%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (5.00%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) Python
1 5 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (40.00%) CCNP
3 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
4 10 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (20.00%) JNCIS
6 7 (17.50%) Degree
7 5 (12.50%) CCIE
8 3 (7.50%) CISSP
8 3 (7.50%) CCNA
8 3 (7.50%) JNCIE
9 2 (5.00%) JNCIP
9 2 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (2.50%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) Snort
1 5 (12.50%) Squid
1 5 (12.50%) Varnish
1 5 (12.50%) vCloud
1 5 (12.50%) KVM
1 5 (12.50%) Docker
1 5 (12.50%) LXC
1 5 (12.50%) iptables
1 5 (12.50%) Btrfs
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Nessus
1 5 (12.50%) Puppet
1 5 (12.50%) CFEngine
1 5 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (12.50%) HAProxy
1 5 (12.50%) Ansible
1 5 (12.50%) systemd
1 5 (12.50%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.50%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco LMS
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 33 (82.50%) Cisco
2 19 (47.50%) Juniper
3 14 (35.00%) CheckPoint
4 12 (30.00%) F5
5 8 (20.00%) Blue Coat
5 8 (20.00%) IronPort
6 7 (17.50%) Tandberg
7 6 (15.00%) McAfee
7 6 (15.00%) Intel
8 5 (12.50%) Radware
8 5 (12.50%) VMware
8 5 (12.50%) Remedy
8 5 (12.50%) SaltStack
8 5 (12.50%) Red Hat
9 4 (10.00%) Citrix
10 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds
11 2 (5.00%) Sourcefire
11 2 (5.00%) HP
11 2 (5.00%) Nokia
11 2 (5.00%) Websense
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