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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 120 125 127
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing OSPF 27 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.89% 0.59% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.95% 4.80% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 13
Median daily rate £375 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £475 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £590 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+53.33% -25.00%
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
546 396 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.94% 12.35% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 230 245
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 29 38
Median hourly rate £39.00 £35.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +102.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -9 11 £363 -23.68% 1
Dorset +2 7 £400 -
Bristol +1 6 £406 -32.41%
Devon - 3 £375 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 49 (96.08%) Cisco
2 45 (88.24%) BGP
3 41 (80.39%) Juniper
4 40 (78.43%) VPN
4 40 (78.43%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (76.47%) MPLS
6 35 (68.63%) CCNP
7 33 (64.71%) Security Cleared
8 32 (62.75%) SC Cleared
8 32 (62.75%) WAN
9 31 (60.78%) IPsec
10 28 (54.90%) Firewall
11 23 (45.10%) DV Cleared
12 21 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (29.41%) JNCIP
14 14 (27.45%) JNCIS
14 14 (27.45%) EIGRP
15 13 (25.49%) BT
15 13 (25.49%) Linux
15 13 (25.49%) Cisco Nexus
16 12 (23.53%) LAN
16 12 (23.53%) ITIL
17 11 (21.57%) Internet
17 11 (21.57%) Data Centre
18 10 (19.61%) VLAN
19 9 (17.65%) Palo Alto
19 9 (17.65%) CheckPoint
19 9 (17.65%) VoIP
20 8 (15.69%) SonicWALL
21 7 (13.73%) Degree

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 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (88.24%) BGP
2 40 (78.43%) VPN
3 39 (76.47%) MPLS
4 32 (62.75%) WAN
5 31 (60.78%) IPsec
6 28 (54.90%) Firewall
7 21 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (27.45%) EIGRP
9 13 (25.49%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (23.53%) LAN
11 11 (21.57%) Internet
12 10 (19.61%) VLAN
13 9 (17.65%) VoIP
14 7 (13.73%) Ethernet
14 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
15 6 (11.76%) HSRP
15 6 (11.76%) Network Security
15 6 (11.76%) Spanning Tree
15 6 (11.76%) Wireless
16 5 (9.80%) FabricPath
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.84%) Finance
3 2 (3.92%) Billing
3 2 (3.92%) Military
4 1 (1.96%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 28 (54.90%) Designer
2 25 (49.02%) Network Designer
3 12 (23.53%) IP Designer
4 7 (13.73%) Network Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Juniper Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Migration Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Network Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Network Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Network Administrator
8 2 (3.92%) Cisco Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Mobile Designer
8 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Designer
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Mobile Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.84%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.88%) CESG
4 2 (3.92%) PKI
5 1 (1.96%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.49%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) CatOS
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.53%) ITIL
2 7 (13.73%) Migration
2 7 (13.73%) Network Design
3 6 (11.76%) Project Management
4 5 (9.80%) High Availability
4 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2
5 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
5 4 (7.84%) Network Management
5 4 (7.84%) SIEM
6 3 (5.88%) Change Management
6 3 (5.88%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 3 (5.88%) Project Planning
7 2 (3.92%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.92%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 2 (3.92%) Data Analysis
7 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.92%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.96%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (1.96%) Strategic Planning
Qualifications
1 40 (78.43%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (68.63%) CCNP
3 33 (64.71%) Security Cleared
4 32 (62.75%) SC Cleared
5 23 (45.10%) DV Cleared
6 15 (29.41%) JNCIP
7 14 (27.45%) JNCIS
8 7 (13.73%) CCNA
8 7 (13.73%) Degree
9 3 (5.88%) CCDP
9 3 (5.88%) JNCIA
10 2 (3.92%) HND
11 1 (1.96%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) Government Security Classifications
1 1 (1.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 49 (96.08%) Cisco
2 41 (80.39%) Juniper
3 13 (25.49%) BT
4 9 (17.65%) CheckPoint
4 9 (17.65%) Palo Alto
5 8 (15.69%) SonicWALL
6 7 (13.73%) Intel Security
7 5 (9.80%) Fortinet
7 5 (9.80%) WatchGuard
8 4 (7.84%) Sourcefire
9 3 (5.88%) Dell
9 3 (5.88%) HP
10 2 (3.92%) F5
10 2 (3.92%) Riverbed
11 1 (1.96%) Meraki
11 1 (1.96%) Microsoft