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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 116 107 133
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +26
Contract jobs citing OSPF 31 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.92% 0.32% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.82% 2.66% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 1
Average daily rate
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£401 £275 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.90% -35.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +9.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.38%
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
533 263 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.75% 12.11% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 142 191
Average daily rate £349 £295 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.22% -18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 37 60
Average hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.90 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Bristol -29 3 £388 +47.61% 1
Wiltshire -9 2 - -
Dorset - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 42 (93.33%) Firewall
2 36 (80.00%) LAN
2 36 (80.00%) WAN
3 34 (75.56%) Cisco
4 31 (68.89%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (68.89%) BGP
5 28 (62.22%) CCNP
5 28 (62.22%) MPLS
6 25 (55.56%) SC Cleared
6 25 (55.56%) Security Cleared
6 25 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 19 (42.22%) Network Security
8 16 (35.56%) Network Design
8 16 (35.56%) TCP/IP
9 15 (33.33%) SNMP
10 14 (31.11%) ITIL
10 14 (31.11%) Telecoms
11 13 (28.89%) VPN
11 13 (28.89%) FTP
11 13 (28.89%) Telnet
11 13 (28.89%) CCIE
11 13 (28.89%) Network Management
12 12 (26.67%) CISSP
12 12 (26.67%) VMware
13 11 (24.44%) High Availability
13 11 (24.44%) Capacity Planning
14 10 (22.22%) Juniper
14 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (20.00%) Ruby
15 9 (20.00%) JIRA

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 9 (20.00%) Apache
1 9 (20.00%) nginx
1 9 (20.00%) Confluence
1 9 (20.00%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
1 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (93.33%) Firewall
2 36 (80.00%) LAN
2 36 (80.00%) WAN
3 31 (68.89%) BGP
4 28 (62.22%) MPLS
5 25 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
6 19 (42.22%) Network Security
7 16 (35.56%) TCP/IP
8 15 (33.33%) SNMP
9 13 (28.89%) VPN
9 13 (28.89%) FTP
9 13 (28.89%) Telnet
10 9 (20.00%) EIGRP
10 9 (20.00%) IPsec
10 9 (20.00%) LDAP
10 9 (20.00%) IPv6
11 4 (8.89%) Ethernet
11 4 (8.89%) VLAN
12 3 (6.67%) DNS
13 2 (4.44%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) MySQL
1 9 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Subversion
1 9 (20.00%) JIRA
1 9 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 9 (20.00%) Hudson
1 9 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (31.11%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Network Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Network Specialist
3 9 (20.00%) Network Support
4 6 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Senior Network Specialist
6 4 (8.89%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Network Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Network Design Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.67%) Administrator
7 3 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Security Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Wiki
2 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Windows
1 9 (20.00%) Linux
1 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 9 (20.00%) Debian
2 8 (17.78%) Ubuntu
3 7 (15.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Network Design
2 14 (31.11%) ITIL
3 13 (28.89%) Network Management
4 11 (24.44%) Capacity Planning
4 11 (24.44%) High Availability
5 9 (20.00%) DevOps
5 9 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (20.00%) Data Modelling
5 9 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (17.78%) Performance Management
6 8 (17.78%) Requirements Analysis
6 8 (17.78%) Network Performance Management
7 5 (11.11%) Workflow
7 5 (11.11%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.67%) ERP
8 3 (6.67%) Load Balancing
8 3 (6.67%) Build Automation
9 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) Java
1 9 (20.00%) Perl
1 9 (20.00%) PHP
1 9 (20.00%) SQL
1 9 (20.00%) Ruby
1 9 (20.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 31 (68.89%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (62.22%) CCNP
3 25 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 25 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 13 (28.89%) CCIE
5 12 (26.67%) CISSP
6 6 (13.33%) CCNA
7 3 (6.67%) JNCIP
8 2 (4.44%) JNCIA
8 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.22%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (20.00%) Postfix
2 9 (20.00%) XenServer
2 9 (20.00%) Samba
3 2 (4.44%) Firmware
3 2 (4.44%) NFS
3 2 (4.44%) vSphere
3 2 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) ZABBIX
1 9 (20.00%) Puppet
2 3 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.67%) Salt
3 2 (4.44%) Nagios
Vendors
1 34 (75.56%) Cisco
2 12 (26.67%) VMware
3 10 (22.22%) Juniper
4 9 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 9 (20.00%) Citrix
5 5 (11.11%) McAfee
6 3 (6.67%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.44%) Brocade
7 2 (4.44%) WatchGuard
7 2 (4.44%) F5
7 2 (4.44%) Siemens
8 1 (2.22%) IBM
8 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.22%) Trustwave
8 1 (2.22%) IronPort