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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 124 72 112
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +40
Contract jobs citing OSPF 12 53 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.41% 1.95% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.25% 12.05% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 37 2
Median daily rate £378 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.15% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £300 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £405 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £27.88
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +43.49%
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
369 440 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.75% 16.15% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 237 115
Median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £260 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 43 23
Median hourly rate £14.50 £25.83 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.86% +62.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
Shropshire -32 4 £358 -20.55%
Birmingham -31 3 £370 +13.84% 2
Worcestershire -3 2 £380 +68.88% 3
Herefordshire - 1 £375 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (84.62%) BGP
2 11 (84.62%) Firewall
3 9 (69.23%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (69.23%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
4 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
4 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (53.85%) WAN
5 6 (46.15%) LAN
5 6 (46.15%) CCNP
5 6 (46.15%) EIGRP
5 6 (46.15%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
5 6 (46.15%) F5
6 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
6 5 (38.46%) VLAN
6 5 (38.46%) Change Management
6 5 (38.46%) Wireless
6 5 (38.46%) Juniper
7 4 (30.77%) Nokia
7 4 (30.77%) CiscoWorks
7 4 (30.77%) ITIL
7 4 (30.77%) VPN
7 4 (30.77%) Network Design
7 4 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (30.77%) BIG-IP
8 3 (23.08%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
8 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Visio
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) BGP
1 11 (84.62%) Firewall
2 9 (69.23%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (69.23%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (53.85%) WAN
4 6 (46.15%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (46.15%) EIGRP
4 6 (46.15%) LAN
5 5 (38.46%) VLAN
5 5 (38.46%) Wireless
6 4 (30.77%) BIG-IP
6 4 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (30.77%) VPN
7 3 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (23.08%) H.323
7 3 (23.08%) MPLS
7 3 (23.08%) Network Security
7 3 (23.08%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (23.08%) VoIP
8 2 (15.38%) NX-OS
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Network Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Design Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Implementation Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Network Design Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Network Specialist
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Cryptography
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Change Management
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Network Design
3 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (15.38%) System Testing
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
5 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.69%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
1 2 (15.38%) Python
1 2 (15.38%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (46.15%) CCNP
2 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) CCNA
5 2 (15.38%) CCIE
5 2 (15.38%) JNCIP
6 1 (7.69%) CCDP
6 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.69%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (15.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
3 6 (46.15%) F5
4 5 (38.46%) Juniper
5 4 (30.77%) Nokia
6 3 (23.08%) Fortinet
7 2 (15.38%) Aruba
7 2 (15.38%) Avaya
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 2 (15.38%) Palo Alto
7 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
7 2 (15.38%) VMware
8 1 (7.69%) BT
8 1 (7.69%) Fujitsu
8 1 (7.69%) HP
8 1 (7.69%) Intel Security
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago