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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / South West
Rank 121 131 119
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Contract jobs citing OSPF 9 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.35% 0.21% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.74% 1.53% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 6
Median daily rate £413 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.70% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-30.23% +43.33%

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
328 392 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.69% 13.56% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 246 213
Median daily rate £370 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 42
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +14.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £17.50 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +4 2 £360 -12.72% 1
Wiltshire +1 1 - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 13 (86.67%) BGP
2 12 (80.00%) Cisco
3 10 (66.67%) Juniper
4 9 (60.00%) VPN
4 9 (60.00%) Firewall
4 9 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (53.33%) ITIL
5 8 (53.33%) WAN
6 7 (46.67%) LAN
6 7 (46.67%) Wireless
6 7 (46.67%) Data Centre
7 6 (40.00%) MPLS
8 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
8 5 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (33.33%) CCNP
8 5 (33.33%) CCNA
8 5 (33.33%) SSL
8 5 (33.33%) Palo Alto
8 5 (33.33%) Network Management
9 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (26.67%) Migration
9 4 (26.67%) VLAN
9 4 (26.67%) Network Security
10 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (20.00%) Stress Testing
10 3 (20.00%) Network Design
10 3 (20.00%) JIRA
10 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
10 3 (20.00%) HP

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 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) BGP
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (60.00%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) VPN
3 8 (53.33%) WAN
4 7 (46.67%) LAN
4 7 (46.67%) Wireless
5 6 (40.00%) MPLS
6 5 (33.33%) SSL
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (26.67%) Network Security
7 4 (26.67%) VLAN
8 3 (20.00%) HSRP
8 3 (20.00%) PPP
8 3 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
8 3 (20.00%) VoIP
9 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
9 2 (13.33%) FabricPath
9 2 (13.33%) Internet
9 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Multimedia
2 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Network Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Migration Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Telephony Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 5 (33.33%) Network Management
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Network Design
4 3 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) Resilience Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Management
6 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (6.67%) Computer Security
6 1 (6.67%) Service Management
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (33.33%) CCNA
2 5 (33.33%) CCNP
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) CCIE
4 1 (6.67%) CCVP
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 10 (66.67%) Juniper
3 5 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
5 2 (13.33%) SonicWALL
5 2 (13.33%) WatchGuard
6 1 (6.67%) Aruba
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.67%) Remedy