The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 73 53 48
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -5
Contract jobs citing OSPF 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.26% 0.36% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.33% 2.78% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£425 - £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-30.66% +2.04%
OSPF
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
86 72 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.15% 13.04% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 49 34
Average daily rate £375 £275 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -22.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £216 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.58 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -47.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Wales

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Wales region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Wales -17 1 £425 -
North Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - - - -
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UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 3 (100.00%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) VPLS
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Wiki
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) CentOS
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) ZABBIX
3 1 (33.33%) Postfix
3 1 (33.33%) XenServer
3 1 (33.33%) nginx
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Confluence
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Puppet

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) nginx
1 1 (33.33%) Confluence
1 1 (33.33%) MediaWiki
1 1 (33.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) VPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) IPv6
3 1 (33.33%) LDAP
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) IPsec
3 1 (33.33%) RIP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Hudson
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Postfix
1 1 (33.33%) XenServer
1 1 (33.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) ZABBIX
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
1 1 (33.33%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) BMC
2 1 (33.33%) CA
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat