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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 109 111 133
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +22
Contract jobs citing OSPF 30 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.92% 0.27% 0.096%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.55% 2.28% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 0
Average daily rate
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£424 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-30.66% +2.04%
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
541 263 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.59% 11.75% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 138 196
Average daily rate £364 £290 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.43% -22.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 32 60
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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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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 -12 3 £519 +78.90%
Bristol -17 2 £388 +47.61% 3
Dorset - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 51 (92.73%) Firewall
2 41 (74.55%) Cisco
3 40 (72.73%) WAN
3 40 (72.73%) LAN
3 40 (72.73%) BGP
4 30 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (52.73%) Network Security
6 27 (49.09%) CCNP
6 27 (49.09%) MPLS
7 25 (45.45%) Security Cleared
7 25 (45.45%) SC Cleared
8 24 (43.64%) Cisco Nexus
9 18 (32.73%) Windows
9 18 (32.73%) Linux
10 17 (30.91%) VPN
11 16 (29.09%) ITIL
11 16 (29.09%) Network Design
11 16 (29.09%) VMware
11 16 (29.09%) Capacity Planning
12 15 (27.27%) Juniper
12 15 (27.27%) SNMP
13 14 (25.45%) TCP/IP
13 14 (25.45%) EIGRP
13 14 (25.45%) Telecoms
13 14 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (25.45%) Network Management
14 13 (23.64%) Puppet
14 13 (23.64%) Bash Shell
14 13 (23.64%) Confluence
14 13 (23.64%) Git (software)

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 13 (23.64%) Confluence
1 13 (23.64%) nginx
1 13 (23.64%) MediaWiki
1 13 (23.64%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Office
1 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) SaaS
2 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (92.73%) Firewall
2 40 (72.73%) WAN
2 40 (72.73%) LAN
2 40 (72.73%) BGP
3 29 (52.73%) Network Security
4 27 (49.09%) MPLS
5 24 (43.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (30.91%) VPN
7 15 (27.27%) SNMP
8 14 (25.45%) TCP/IP
8 14 (25.45%) EIGRP
9 13 (23.64%) IPsec
9 13 (23.64%) Telnet
9 13 (23.64%) IPv6
9 13 (23.64%) FTP
9 13 (23.64%) LDAP
10 8 (14.55%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (12.73%) Junos
12 6 (10.91%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (10.91%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.64%) Relational Database
1 13 (23.64%) PostgreSQL
1 13 (23.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (23.64%) Git (software)
1 13 (23.64%) Jenkins
1 13 (23.64%) Hudson
1 13 (23.64%) JIRA
1 13 (23.64%) Subversion
2 2 (3.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (25.45%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.36%) Network Specialist
3 8 (14.55%) Network Support
3 8 (14.55%) Security Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 6 (10.91%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (10.91%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (10.91%) Administrator
4 6 (10.91%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Senior Network Specialist
6 4 (7.27%) Technical Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Network Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Network Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.64%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Wiki
2 3 (5.45%) Firmware
2 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.73%) Windows
1 18 (32.73%) Linux
2 13 (23.64%) Debian
2 13 (23.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (21.82%) Ubuntu
4 7 (12.73%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) ITIL
1 16 (29.09%) Network Design
1 16 (29.09%) Capacity Planning
2 14 (25.45%) Network Management
3 13 (23.64%) DevOps
3 13 (23.64%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (23.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (23.64%) Data Modelling
4 11 (20.00%) High Availability
5 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (14.55%) Load Balancing
6 8 (14.55%) Requirements Analysis
6 8 (14.55%) Performance Management
6 8 (14.55%) Network Performance Management
7 5 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 5 (9.09%) Workflow
8 3 (5.45%) ERP
8 3 (5.45%) Change Management
8 3 (5.45%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.45%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) Bash Shell
1 13 (23.64%) Ruby
1 13 (23.64%) Java
1 13 (23.64%) Perl
1 13 (23.64%) PHP
1 13 (23.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (49.09%) CCNP
3 25 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 25 (45.45%) SC Cleared
4 12 (21.82%) CCIE
4 12 (21.82%) CISSP
5 7 (12.73%) CCNA
6 2 (3.64%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.64%) JNCIA
6 2 (3.64%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.82%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.73%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 14 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (23.64%) Postfix
2 13 (23.64%) XenServer
2 13 (23.64%) Samba
3 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.64%) vSphere
4 1 (1.82%) NFS
4 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (23.64%) Puppet
1 13 (23.64%) ZABBIX
2 3 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.45%) Salt
3 2 (3.64%) Nagios
Vendors
1 41 (74.55%) Cisco
2 16 (29.09%) VMware
3 15 (27.27%) Juniper
4 13 (23.64%) Citrix
4 13 (23.64%) Red Hat
5 8 (14.55%) CheckPoint
6 7 (12.73%) F5
7 4 (7.27%) Blue Coat
7 4 (7.27%) McAfee
8 2 (3.64%) IronPort
9 1 (1.82%) IBM
9 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.82%) Nokia
9 1 (1.82%) Siemens
9 1 (1.82%) Brocade
9 1 (1.82%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.82%) Trustwave
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