The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 19 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OSPF 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.23% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
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
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
22 34 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 13.50% 17.89% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 7
Median daily rate £325 £400 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.72%
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 Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OSPF across the Staffordshire region.

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

OSPF
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Network Design
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco