The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 102 94 100
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing OSPF 20 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.81% 0.40% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.15% 2.61% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 5
Average daily rate
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£304 £335 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.32% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £254 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £371 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.47%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
388 307 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.80% 15.45% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 138 138
Average daily rate £315 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 32
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
OSPF
England

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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
Birmingham - 10 £308 - 6
Shropshire -5 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 19 (79.17%) BGP
1 19 (79.17%) Firewall
2 16 (66.67%) Cisco
2 16 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (62.50%) CheckPoint
4 13 (54.17%) Juniper
4 13 (54.17%) CCNP
5 10 (41.67%) Load Balancing
6 9 (37.50%) Network Security
6 9 (37.50%) WAN
6 9 (37.50%) MPLS
7 8 (33.33%) LAN
7 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 7 (29.17%) Network Design
8 7 (29.17%) F5
8 7 (29.17%) UNIX
8 7 (29.17%) Linux
8 7 (29.17%) Clustering
8 7 (29.17%) Blue Coat
9 6 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (25.00%) Tcl
9 6 (25.00%) Perl
9 6 (25.00%) Solaris
9 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
10 5 (20.83%) BIG-IP
10 5 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (20.83%) MS Visio
10 5 (20.83%) CCNA
11 4 (16.67%) CCDP
11 4 (16.67%) VPN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 5 (20.83%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 19 (79.17%) BGP
1 19 (79.17%) Firewall
2 9 (37.50%) MPLS
2 9 (37.50%) WAN
2 9 (37.50%) Network Security
3 8 (33.33%) LAN
4 5 (20.83%) BIG-IP
4 5 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (16.67%) IPsec
5 4 (16.67%) VPN
6 3 (12.50%) RIP
6 3 (12.50%) SNMP
6 3 (12.50%) HSRP
6 3 (12.50%) Junos
7 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
7 2 (8.33%) DHCP
7 2 (8.33%) DAB
7 2 (8.33%) Internet
7 2 (8.33%) Extranet
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Implementation Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Design Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Core Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Network Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Network Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Network Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Monitoring Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Network Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) UNIX
1 7 (29.17%) Linux
2 6 (25.00%) Solaris
3 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Load Balancing
2 7 (29.17%) Network Design
3 6 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (16.67%) Network Management
4 4 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.33%) Network Architecture
5 2 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (8.33%) Low Latency
5 2 (8.33%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE
6 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.17%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Perl
1 6 (25.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (54.17%) CCNP
3 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (20.83%) CCNA
6 4 (16.67%) CCDP
7 3 (12.50%) CCSA
7 3 (12.50%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (8.33%) CCIE
8 2 (8.33%) JNCIS
9 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
9 1 (4.17%) PMP
9 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
9 1 (4.17%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) OPNET
2 1 (4.17%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.17%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Cisco
2 15 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 13 (54.17%) Juniper
4 7 (29.17%) Blue Coat
4 7 (29.17%) F5
5 3 (12.50%) Fortinet
5 3 (12.50%) Nokia
6 2 (8.33%) HP
6 2 (8.33%) BMC
6 2 (8.33%) Riverbed
6 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds
6 2 (8.33%) BT
7 1 (4.17%) Sun
7 1 (4.17%) McAfee
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