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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 76 112 97
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -15
Contract jobs citing OSPF 55 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.05% 0.17% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.61% 1.42% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 2 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £560
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £360 £528
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £440 £604
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £301
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.88 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.49% -14.23%
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
436 281 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.29% 11.95% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 114 107
Average daily rate £340 £325 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +15.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £181 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 22 35
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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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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 +34 40 £325 -27.77% 3
Shropshire -7 4 £450 +28.57%
Warwickshire - 4 £325 -
Worcestershire - 1 £225 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 62 (95.38%) Cisco
2 57 (87.69%) BGP
3 52 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (67.69%) Firewall
5 40 (61.54%) CheckPoint
6 34 (52.31%) F5
7 33 (50.77%) Juniper
7 33 (50.77%) CCNP
8 27 (41.54%) CCNA
8 27 (41.54%) MPLS
9 25 (38.46%) Load Balancing
10 23 (35.38%) Network Security
11 19 (29.23%) WAN
12 18 (27.69%) LAN
13 17 (26.15%) VPN
13 17 (26.15%) Riverbed
14 14 (21.54%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (21.54%) ITIL
14 14 (21.54%) UNIX
15 12 (18.46%) Solaris
15 12 (18.46%) Linux
15 12 (18.46%) TCP/IP
16 11 (16.92%) Blue Coat
16 11 (16.92%) Network Monitoring
17 10 (15.38%) ITIL V3
17 10 (15.38%) PRINCE2
18 9 (13.85%) CSS
18 9 (13.85%) Project Management
18 9 (13.85%) Network Design
18 9 (13.85%) BIG-IP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 6 (9.23%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 57 (87.69%) BGP
2 44 (67.69%) Firewall
3 27 (41.54%) MPLS
4 23 (35.38%) Network Security
5 19 (29.23%) WAN
6 18 (27.69%) LAN
7 17 (26.15%) VPN
8 14 (21.54%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (18.46%) TCP/IP
10 9 (13.85%) BIG-IP
10 9 (13.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (13.85%) Multicast
11 8 (12.31%) EIGRP
12 7 (10.77%) DNS
12 7 (10.77%) Structured Cabling
13 6 (9.23%) Internet
14 5 (7.69%) DSL
14 5 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (7.69%) Junos
15 4 (6.15%) VLAN
General
1 7 (10.77%) Marketing
2 5 (7.69%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Banking
3 4 (6.15%) Investment Banking
3 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (33.85%) Network Engineer
2 13 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 11 (16.92%) Technical Project Manager
3 11 (16.92%) Technical Manager
4 10 (15.38%) Consultant
5 9 (13.85%) Firewall Engineer
6 8 (12.31%) Security Engineer
6 8 (12.31%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (6.15%) Design Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Network Specialist
7 4 (6.15%) Monitoring Specialist
8 3 (4.62%) Network Support
8 3 (4.62%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Network Consultant
9 2 (3.08%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) CSS
2 1 (1.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Clustering
2 6 (9.23%) User Experience
3 4 (6.15%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.54%) UNIX
2 12 (18.46%) Solaris
2 12 (18.46%) Linux
3 2 (3.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (38.46%) Load Balancing
2 14 (21.54%) ITIL
3 11 (16.92%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (15.38%) ITIL V3
4 10 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 9 (13.85%) Project Management
5 9 (13.85%) Network Design
6 8 (12.31%) Network Management
7 6 (9.23%) Network Architecture
7 6 (9.23%) PRINCE
8 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.15%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (6.15%) Incident Management
9 3 (4.62%) Change Control
9 3 (4.62%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (4.62%) Workflow
9 3 (4.62%) Migration
9 3 (4.62%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (3.08%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.62%) Perl
1 3 (4.62%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 52 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (50.77%) CCNP
3 27 (41.54%) CCNA
4 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
4 7 (10.77%) Security Cleared
5 6 (9.23%) CCIE
5 6 (9.23%) CCDP
5 6 (9.23%) PMP
5 6 (9.23%) PMI Certification
6 5 (7.69%) CCSA
7 4 (6.15%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (3.08%) BC Cleared
8 2 (3.08%) CCSE
8 2 (3.08%) CCIP
9 1 (1.54%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.54%) HP ASE
9 1 (1.54%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) CiscoWorks
1 6 (9.23%) OPNET
2 2 (3.08%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 62 (95.38%) Cisco
2 40 (61.54%) CheckPoint
3 34 (52.31%) F5
4 33 (50.77%) Juniper
5 17 (26.15%) Riverbed
6 11 (16.92%) Blue Coat
7 9 (13.85%) Fortinet
8 7 (10.77%) Nokia
8 7 (10.77%) SolarWinds
9 6 (9.23%) BMC
10 5 (7.69%) HP
10 5 (7.69%) BT
11 4 (6.15%) Remedy
12 2 (3.08%) McAfee
12 2 (3.08%) Cramer
12 2 (3.08%) Brocade
13 1 (1.54%) AirMagnet
13 1 (1.54%) Foundry
13 1 (1.54%) Aruba
13 1 (1.54%) Aerohive Networks
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