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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 135 146 128
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -18
Contract jobs citing OSPF 8 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.29% 0.19% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.26% 1.47% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 10
Median daily rate £425 £393 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% -0.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £379 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £439 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.06 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-49.87% +46.66%
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
354 409 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.69% 12.86% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 230 256
Median daily rate £350 £358 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 34 60
Median hourly rate £28.00 £39.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +71.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.28 £17.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £44.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 11 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the South West region over the 3 months to 11 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset - 6 £438 -
Bristol +3 1 £375 -9.09%
Wiltshire - 1 - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 21 (91.30%) Cisco
1 21 (91.30%) BGP
2 18 (78.26%) Firewall
3 17 (73.91%) VPN
4 15 (65.22%) Juniper
5 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (52.17%) Wireless
5 12 (52.17%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (47.83%) ITIL
6 11 (47.83%) WAN
7 10 (43.48%) LAN
7 10 (43.48%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (43.48%) Palo Alto
8 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
8 9 (39.13%) CCNP
9 8 (34.78%) CCNA
9 8 (34.78%) Network Security
10 7 (30.43%) VLAN
10 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
10 7 (30.43%) Network Management
10 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
10 7 (30.43%) SSL
10 7 (30.43%) Cisco Prime
11 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
11 6 (26.09%) MPLS
11 6 (26.09%) VoIP
11 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
12 5 (21.74%) SonicWALL
12 5 (21.74%) HSRP
12 5 (21.74%) Internet

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (91.30%) BGP
2 18 (78.26%) Firewall
3 17 (73.91%) VPN
4 12 (52.17%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (52.17%) Wireless
5 11 (47.83%) WAN
6 10 (43.48%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (43.48%) LAN
7 8 (34.78%) Network Security
8 7 (30.43%) SSL
8 7 (30.43%) VLAN
9 6 (26.09%) MPLS
9 6 (26.09%) VoIP
10 5 (21.74%) HSRP
10 5 (21.74%) Internet
11 4 (17.39%) IPsec
11 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
11 4 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (13.04%) DNS
12 3 (13.04%) RIP
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Multimedia
2 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
1 8 (34.78%) Network Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Network Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Administrator
4 3 (13.04%) Network Administrator
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Network Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Juniper Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Network Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) CESG
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) ITIL
2 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
2 7 (30.43%) Network Management
3 4 (17.39%) Migration
3 4 (17.39%) Network Design
3 4 (17.39%) Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
4 3 (13.04%) Project Planning
5 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Resilience Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.70%) Stress Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Test Management
5 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.35%) Computer Security
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (39.13%) CCNP
3 8 (34.78%) CCNA
4 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
5 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
6 3 (13.04%) CCDP
6 3 (13.04%) Degree
6 3 (13.04%) JNCIA
6 3 (13.04%) JNCIP
7 1 (4.35%) CCIE
7 1 (4.35%) CCVP
7 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 21 (91.30%) Cisco
2 15 (65.22%) Juniper
3 10 (43.48%) Palo Alto
4 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
5 5 (21.74%) HP
5 5 (21.74%) SonicWALL
6 3 (13.04%) Dell
6 3 (13.04%) Intel Security
7 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
7 2 (8.70%) WatchGuard
8 1 (4.35%) Aruba
8 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.35%) Remedy