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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 111 100 118
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +18
Contract jobs citing OSPF 32 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.97% 0.49% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.34% 3.69% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 2
Average daily rate
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£420 £280 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -8.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £250 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £345 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £190.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -92.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.97%
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
505 298 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.34% 13.33% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 147 185
Average daily rate £338 £283 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.46% -19.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 43 49
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% -41.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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
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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
Bristol -16 2 £425 +53.15% 1
Wiltshire -20 2 - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 41 (95.35%) Firewall
2 35 (81.40%) LAN
2 35 (81.40%) WAN
3 34 (79.07%) Cisco
4 30 (69.77%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (69.77%) MPLS
5 29 (67.44%) BGP
6 28 (65.12%) CCNP
7 26 (60.47%) Security Cleared
8 25 (58.14%) SC Cleared
8 25 (58.14%) Cisco Nexus
9 17 (39.53%) TCP/IP
10 16 (37.21%) Network Security
10 16 (37.21%) Network Design
11 15 (34.88%) SNMP
12 13 (30.23%) FTP
12 13 (30.23%) ITIL
12 13 (30.23%) CCIE
12 13 (30.23%) Telnet
12 13 (30.23%) Telecoms
12 13 (30.23%) Network Management
13 12 (27.91%) CISSP
13 12 (27.91%) VPN
14 11 (25.58%) High Availability
15 10 (23.26%) VMware
16 9 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (20.93%) Juniper
17 8 (18.60%) EIGRP
17 8 (18.60%) IPsec
17 8 (18.60%) Requirements Analysis

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 7 (16.28%) Apache
1 7 (16.28%) nginx
1 7 (16.28%) Confluence
1 7 (16.28%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Office
1 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) SaaS
2 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (95.35%) Firewall
2 35 (81.40%) LAN
2 35 (81.40%) WAN
3 30 (69.77%) MPLS
4 29 (67.44%) BGP
5 25 (58.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (39.53%) TCP/IP
7 16 (37.21%) Network Security
8 15 (34.88%) SNMP
9 13 (30.23%) Telnet
9 13 (30.23%) FTP
10 12 (27.91%) VPN
11 8 (18.60%) EIGRP
11 8 (18.60%) IPsec
12 7 (16.28%) IPv6
12 7 (16.28%) LDAP
13 4 (9.30%) Ethernet
13 4 (9.30%) VLAN
14 3 (6.98%) VPLS
14 3 (6.98%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) MySQL
1 7 (16.28%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (16.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Subversion
1 7 (16.28%) JIRA
1 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
1 7 (16.28%) Hudson
1 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (30.23%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Network Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Network Specialist
3 9 (20.93%) Network Support
4 6 (13.95%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Senior Network Specialist
6 4 (9.30%) Technical Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Network Consultant
6 4 (9.30%) Consultant
6 4 (9.30%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Network Design Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Network Support
8 2 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Network Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Security Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Network Manager
8 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Wiki
2 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Windows
1 7 (16.28%) Linux
1 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (16.28%) Debian
1 7 (16.28%) Ubuntu
2 6 (13.95%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Network Design
2 13 (30.23%) ITIL
2 13 (30.23%) Network Management
3 11 (25.58%) High Availability
4 9 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (18.60%) Performance Management
5 8 (18.60%) Network Performance Management
5 8 (18.60%) Requirements Analysis
5 8 (18.60%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (16.28%) Database Theory
6 7 (16.28%) Relational Database Theory
6 7 (16.28%) DevOps
6 7 (16.28%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (16.28%) Data Modelling
6 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (11.63%) Service Delivery
7 5 (11.63%) Workflow
8 3 (6.98%) Build Automation
9 2 (4.65%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) Java
1 7 (16.28%) Perl
1 7 (16.28%) PHP
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
1 7 (16.28%) Ruby
1 7 (16.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 30 (69.77%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (65.12%) CCNP
3 26 (60.47%) Security Cleared
4 25 (58.14%) SC Cleared
5 13 (30.23%) CCIE
6 12 (27.91%) CISSP
7 5 (11.63%) CCNA
8 3 (6.98%) JNCIP
9 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
10 1 (2.33%) JNCIA
10 1 (2.33%) JNCIS
10 1 (2.33%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (16.28%) Postfix
2 7 (16.28%) XenServer
2 7 (16.28%) Samba
3 2 (4.65%) NFS
3 2 (4.65%) vSphere
3 2 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) ZABBIX
1 7 (16.28%) Puppet
2 3 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.98%) Salt
3 2 (4.65%) Nagios
Vendors
1 34 (79.07%) Cisco
2 10 (23.26%) VMware
3 9 (20.93%) Juniper
4 7 (16.28%) Red Hat
4 7 (16.28%) Citrix
5 6 (13.95%) McAfee
6 3 (6.98%) Blue Coat
6 3 (6.98%) Brocade
6 3 (6.98%) WatchGuard
7 2 (4.65%) IronPort
7 2 (4.65%) Siemens
7 2 (4.65%) Trustwave
8 1 (2.33%) IBM
8 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.33%) F5
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