The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 52 75 71
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -4
Contract jobs citing OSPF 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.73% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.64% 2.02% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £319 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -29.41%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £328 £385
% change year-on-year
+11.45% -14.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+59.43% -25.00%
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
110 99 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 19.96% 11.58% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 60 48
Median daily rate £380 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 2
Median hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -62.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Wales region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
South Wales +20 3 £319 +6.25% 2
West Wales - 1 - -
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UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Wales region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Internet
2 4 (80.00%) BGP
2 4 (80.00%) CCNP
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 3 (60.00%) MPLS
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) VLAN
4 2 (40.00%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (40.00%) HSRP
4 2 (40.00%) Remedy
4 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (40.00%) Wireless
4 2 (40.00%) BMC
4 2 (40.00%) CA
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) VoIP
5 1 (20.00%) WLAN
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) Broadband
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) Nokia

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) BGP
2 4 (80.00%) Internet
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) MPLS
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) VLAN
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (40.00%) HSRP
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) VoIP
4 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (40.00%) Wireless
5 1 (20.00%) Broadband
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) NX-OS
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) WLAN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Change Control
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) CCDP
3 1 (20.00%) CCIE
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) BMC
2 2 (40.00%) CA
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (40.00%) Remedy
3 1 (20.00%) Extreme Networks
3 1 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) Meraki
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Nokia
3 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (20.00%) Polycom
3 1 (20.00%) Riverbed