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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 126 121 124
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing OSPF 17 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.57% 0.46% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% 3.90% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 20
Median daily rate £363 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.49% -4.70%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.61% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+36.65% -
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
510 359 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.14% 11.86% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 203 217
Median daily rate £363 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £241 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £475 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 26 39
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.19 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.23% +15.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.08 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Wiltshire -1 10 £363 -4.91%
Dorset -3 4 £400 -
Devon - 2 £375 -
Bristol -1 1 £275 -23.61% 1
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 45 (100.00%) Cisco
2 42 (93.33%) MPLS
3 41 (91.11%) BGP
3 41 (91.11%) Juniper
4 38 (84.44%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (82.22%) VPN
6 34 (75.56%) CCNP
7 32 (71.11%) WAN
7 32 (71.11%) Security Cleared
8 31 (68.89%) SC Cleared
9 30 (66.67%) IPsec
10 26 (57.78%) DV Cleared
11 21 (46.67%) Firewall
12 19 (42.22%) JNCIS
13 17 (37.78%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (37.78%) BT
13 17 (37.78%) Linux
14 13 (28.89%) EIGRP
15 11 (24.44%) JNCIP
16 10 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
17 8 (17.78%) Data Centre
17 8 (17.78%) ITIL
18 7 (15.56%) Internet
19 6 (13.33%) CheckPoint
19 6 (13.33%) Intel Security
19 6 (13.33%) LAN
19 6 (13.33%) Blackberry
19 6 (13.33%) Network Design
19 6 (13.33%) Sourcefire
19 6 (13.33%) Spanning Tree

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:

Communications & Networking
1 42 (93.33%) MPLS
2 41 (91.11%) BGP
3 37 (82.22%) VPN
4 32 (71.11%) WAN
5 30 (66.67%) IPsec
6 21 (46.67%) Firewall
7 17 (37.78%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (28.89%) EIGRP
9 10 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (15.56%) Internet
11 6 (13.33%) LAN
11 6 (13.33%) Spanning Tree
12 5 (11.11%) VLAN
12 5 (11.11%) VoIP
13 4 (8.89%) Ethernet
13 4 (8.89%) FabricPath
13 4 (8.89%) NetScreen
13 4 (8.89%) VPLS
14 3 (6.67%) 4G
14 3 (6.67%) Radio Access Network
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
1 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.67%) Billing
2 3 (6.67%) Military
3 1 (2.22%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 31 (68.89%) Designer
2 28 (62.22%) Network Designer
3 11 (24.44%) IP Designer
4 6 (13.33%) Network Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Juniper Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Designer
8 1 (2.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Architect
8 1 (2.22%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Network Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Network Architect
8 1 (2.22%) RAN Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Telecoms Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Telecoms Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.33%) Blackberry
3 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.44%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (37.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) CatOS
2 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) ITIL
2 6 (13.33%) Network Design
2 6 (13.33%) SIEM
3 5 (11.11%) Migration
3 5 (11.11%) Project Management
4 4 (8.89%) High Availability
4 4 (8.89%) Network Management
4 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.67%) Data Analysis
5 3 (6.67%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.44%) Change Management
7 1 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.22%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (2.22%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.22%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.22%) Strategic Planning
Qualifications
1 38 (84.44%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (75.56%) CCNP
3 32 (71.11%) Security Cleared
4 31 (68.89%) SC Cleared
5 26 (57.78%) DV Cleared
6 19 (42.22%) JNCIS
7 11 (24.44%) JNCIP
8 6 (13.33%) Degree
9 3 (6.67%) CCNA
9 3 (6.67%) HND
10 1 (2.22%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Government Security Classifications
1 1 (2.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 45 (100.00%) Cisco
2 41 (91.11%) Juniper
3 17 (37.78%) BT
4 6 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 6 (13.33%) Intel Security
4 6 (13.33%) Sourcefire
5 5 (11.11%) Palo Alto
6 4 (8.89%) Fortinet
6 4 (8.89%) SonicWALL
6 4 (8.89%) WatchGuard
7 1 (2.22%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.22%) CA
7 1 (2.22%) F5
7 1 (2.22%) HP
7 1 (2.22%) IBM
7 1 (2.22%) Meraki
7 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.22%) Nokia
7 1 (2.22%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds
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