The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 31 43 31
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -12
Contract jobs citing OSPF 17 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 4.33% 0.72% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 4.48% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 2
Average daily rate £363 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
OSPF
Wiltshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
85 67 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 21.63% 16.14% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 38 31
Average daily rate £363 £413 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +26.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £180 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £560 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £39.00 £22.69 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.88% -46.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Swindon region.

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 23 (100.00%) MPLS
1 23 (100.00%) BGP
2 22 (95.65%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (95.65%) IPsec
3 21 (91.30%) Juniper
3 21 (91.30%) Cisco
4 20 (86.96%) VPN
5 19 (82.61%) CCNP
6 17 (73.91%) SC Cleared
6 17 (73.91%) Security Cleared
7 16 (69.57%) WAN
8 15 (65.22%) DV Cleared
9 13 (56.52%) JNCIS
10 12 (52.17%) Firewall
10 12 (52.17%) BT
10 12 (52.17%) Linux
11 8 (34.78%) McAfee
11 8 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (26.09%) Spanning Tree
12 6 (26.09%) EIGRP
13 5 (21.74%) Blue Coat
13 5 (21.74%) Degree
13 5 (21.74%) Sourcefire
13 5 (21.74%) IronPort
14 4 (17.39%) Network Security
14 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
14 4 (17.39%) JNCIP
14 4 (17.39%) VRRP
14 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
14 4 (17.39%) Intel

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 23 (100.00%) BGP
1 23 (100.00%) MPLS
2 22 (95.65%) IPsec
3 20 (86.96%) VPN
4 16 (69.57%) WAN
5 12 (52.17%) Firewall
6 8 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (26.09%) EIGRP
7 6 (26.09%) Spanning Tree
8 4 (17.39%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (17.39%) HSRP
8 4 (17.39%) Junos
8 4 (17.39%) Network Security
8 4 (17.39%) VRRP
9 3 (13.04%) DHCP
9 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
9 3 (13.04%) GLBP
9 3 (13.04%) RIP
9 3 (13.04%) SNMP
9 3 (13.04%) SSL
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Billing
2 1 (4.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Designer
2 15 (65.22%) Network Designer
3 3 (13.04%) Architect
3 3 (13.04%) IP Designer
3 3 (13.04%) Security Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Security Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) IronPort Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Juniper Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
2 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) High Availability
1 4 (17.39%) Kalman Filter
1 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
1 4 (17.39%) SIEM
2 3 (13.04%) Information Security
2 3 (13.04%) Network Management
3 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
3 2 (8.70%) Change Management
3 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.70%) Network Planning
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Time Management
4 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) ISMS
4 1 (4.35%) Network Design
4 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.35%) Security Operations
4 1 (4.35%) Validation
Qualifications
1 22 (95.65%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (82.61%) CCNP
3 17 (73.91%) SC Cleared
3 17 (73.91%) Security Cleared
4 15 (65.22%) DV Cleared
5 13 (56.52%) JNCIS
6 5 (21.74%) Degree
7 4 (17.39%) CCIE
7 4 (17.39%) JNCIP
8 3 (13.04%) CISSP
8 3 (13.04%) JNCIE
9 1 (4.35%) CCNA
9 1 (4.35%) HND
9 1 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
Vendors
1 21 (91.30%) Cisco
1 21 (91.30%) Juniper
2 12 (52.17%) BT
3 8 (34.78%) McAfee
4 5 (21.74%) Blue Coat
4 5 (21.74%) IronPort
4 5 (21.74%) Sourcefire
5 4 (17.39%) Intel
6 3 (13.04%) F5
6 3 (13.04%) Palo Alto
6 3 (13.04%) Remedy
7 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint