The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 99 103 102
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing OSPF 19 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.74% 0.41% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.29% 3.69% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 1
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£325 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -3.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.49% +33.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £103.94 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-71.13% +219.80%
OSPF
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
359 244 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.93% 11.18% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 108 109
Average daily rate £375 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 13 42
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.37 £34.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

OSPF
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

OSPF Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Warwickshire - 5 £325 -
Birmingham - 4 £336 - 1
Shropshire -17 3 £450 +33.33%
Coventry - - - -
Dudley - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 35 (100.00%) Cisco
2 28 (80.00%) BGP
3 25 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (62.86%) Firewall
5 21 (60.00%) Load Balancing
6 18 (51.43%) CCNP
7 17 (48.57%) Juniper
8 16 (45.71%) CCNA
8 16 (45.71%) CheckPoint
8 16 (45.71%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (37.14%) F5
9 13 (37.14%) Network Monitoring
9 13 (37.14%) MPLS
9 13 (37.14%) LAN
9 13 (37.14%) WAN
10 12 (34.29%) VPN
11 11 (31.43%) Network Design
12 10 (28.57%) Network Security
12 10 (28.57%) Fortinet
12 10 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 9 (25.71%) BIG-IP
14 8 (22.86%) Riverbed
14 8 (22.86%) Network Management
14 8 (22.86%) CCDP
14 8 (22.86%) CSS
15 7 (20.00%) Nokia
15 7 (20.00%) DSL
15 7 (20.00%) SolarWinds
16 6 (17.14%) User Experience
16 6 (17.14%) OPNET

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (5.71%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 28 (80.00%) BGP
2 22 (62.86%) Firewall
3 16 (45.71%) Cisco Nexus
4 13 (37.14%) MPLS
4 13 (37.14%) LAN
4 13 (37.14%) WAN
5 12 (34.29%) VPN
6 10 (28.57%) Network Security
6 10 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 9 (25.71%) BIG-IP
8 7 (20.00%) DSL
9 6 (17.14%) ATM
9 6 (17.14%) ISDN
10 5 (14.29%) PPP
10 5 (14.29%) X.21
10 5 (14.29%) IPsec
11 4 (11.43%) VLAN
11 4 (11.43%) EIGRP
12 3 (8.57%) Ethernet
12 3 (8.57%) VoIP
General
1 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Design Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) Network Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Network Support
4 3 (8.57%) Network Specialist
4 3 (8.57%) NOC Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Monitoring Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Monitoring Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Network Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) CSS
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) User Experience
2 5 (14.29%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 13 (37.14%) Network Monitoring
3 11 (31.43%) Network Design
4 8 (22.86%) Network Management
5 5 (14.29%) Network Architecture
6 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
6 4 (11.43%) ITIL
6 4 (11.43%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (5.71%) WAN Optimisation
8 2 (5.71%) Analytics
8 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.71%) Service Management
8 2 (5.71%) Identity Management
8 2 (5.71%) Migration
9 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.86%) Project Management
9 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 25 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (51.43%) CCNP
3 16 (45.71%) CCNA
4 8 (22.86%) CCDP
5 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
5 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
6 3 (8.57%) CCIE
7 2 (5.71%) HP ASE
7 2 (5.71%) HP MASE
7 2 (5.71%) BC Cleared
7 2 (5.71%) CCSE
7 2 (5.71%) JNCIS
7 2 (5.71%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) CiscoWorks
1 6 (17.14%) OPNET
2 2 (5.71%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.71%) Netcool
Vendors
1 35 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (48.57%) Juniper
3 16 (45.71%) CheckPoint
4 13 (37.14%) F5
5 10 (28.57%) Fortinet
6 8 (22.86%) Riverbed
7 7 (20.00%) SolarWinds
7 7 (20.00%) Nokia
8 6 (17.14%) BMC
8 6 (17.14%) HP
9 5 (14.29%) BT
9 5 (14.29%) Blue Coat
10 4 (11.43%) Remedy
11 2 (5.71%) McAfee
11 2 (5.71%) Symantec
11 2 (5.71%) Citrix
11 2 (5.71%) Motorola
11 2 (5.71%) Brocade
11 2 (5.71%) VMware
11 2 (5.71%) Aruba
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