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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK / Wales
Rank 57 - 62
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OSPF 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.47% - 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.03% - 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £250 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-30.23% +43.33%

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
99 114 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 15.57% 19.16% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 93 70
Median daily rate £363 £343 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% -8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Median hourly rate £16.75 £30.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.16% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £30.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £30.00 £16.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 - 2 - -
West Wales - 1 £250 -
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) xDSL
2 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (50.00%) IPsec
2 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) L2TP
2 2 (50.00%) Broadband
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (50.00%) PPP
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) SSL
2 2 (50.00%) IPv4
2 2 (50.00%) CCIE
2 2 (50.00%) CCNP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper
2 2 (50.00%) Intranet
2 2 (50.00%) Internet

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Broadband
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) Intranet
2 2 (50.00%) IPsec
2 2 (50.00%) IPv4
2 2 (50.00%) L2TP
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) MPLS
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) PPP
2 2 (50.00%) SSL
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (50.00%) xDSL
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (50.00%) CCIE
2 2 (50.00%) CCNP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper