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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 103 74 115
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +41
Contract jobs citing OSPF 37 47 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.24% 1.98% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.39% 13.86% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 31 1
Median daily rate £370 £320 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -28.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -9.37%
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
394 339 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.21% 14.29% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 192 146
Median daily rate £358 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £237 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 33 35
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.48 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

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
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 25 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 June 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 -23 11 £380 - 4
Birmingham -41 7 £354 +9.68% 3
Worcestershire - 4 £380 -
Solihull -17 2 £270 -10.00% 1
Staffordshire - 2 £325 -
Coventry - 2 £550 -
Herefordshire - 1 £375 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 34 (89.47%) Cisco
1 34 (89.47%) BGP
2 30 (78.95%) Firewall
3 24 (63.16%) CheckPoint
3 24 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (63.16%) Cisco Nexus
4 23 (60.53%) Juniper
5 22 (57.89%) CCNP
6 19 (50.00%) F5
7 16 (42.11%) BIG-IP
8 15 (39.47%) Fortinet
8 15 (39.47%) SolarWinds
8 15 (39.47%) Nokia
9 14 (36.84%) LAN
9 14 (36.84%) WAN
9 14 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (36.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 13 (34.21%) ITIL
10 13 (34.21%) VPN
11 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
11 12 (31.58%) Load Balancing
11 12 (31.58%) Data Centre
12 11 (28.95%) Riverbed
12 11 (28.95%) Network Management
12 11 (28.95%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (28.95%) Network Architecture
13 10 (26.32%) OPNET
13 10 (26.32%) CSS
13 10 (26.32%) BMC
13 10 (26.32%) EIGRP

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 6 (15.79%) MS Visio
2 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.89%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 34 (89.47%) BGP
2 30 (78.95%) Firewall
3 24 (63.16%) Cisco Nexus
4 16 (42.11%) BIG-IP
5 14 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (36.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 14 (36.84%) LAN
5 14 (36.84%) WAN
6 13 (34.21%) VPN
7 11 (28.95%) Cisco IOS
8 10 (26.32%) EIGRP
9 9 (23.68%) TCP/IP
9 9 (23.68%) VLAN
9 9 (23.68%) Wireless
10 8 (21.05%) VoIP
11 7 (18.42%) MPLS
12 6 (15.79%) HSRP
13 5 (13.16%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (13.16%) Network Security
14 4 (10.53%) NX-OS
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (63.16%) Network Engineer
2 14 (36.84%) Cisco Engineer
3 13 (34.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (21.05%) Network Specialist
5 6 (15.79%) Design Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) Implementation Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) Monitoring Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) Monitoring Specialist
6 5 (13.16%) Network Design Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) Network Monitoring Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) Network Monitoring Specialist
7 3 (7.89%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Cisco Specialist
8 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (5.26%) Network Manager
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) CSS
2 3 (7.89%) Middleware
3 2 (5.26%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Data Centre
2 9 (23.68%) User Experience
3 6 (15.79%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.63%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) ITIL
2 12 (31.58%) Load Balancing
3 11 (28.95%) Network Architecture
3 11 (28.95%) Network Management
4 10 (26.32%) ITIL V3
4 10 (26.32%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (21.05%) Network Design
6 7 (18.42%) Change Management
7 6 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (10.53%) Migration
8 4 (10.53%) System Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (7.89%) Matrix Management
9 3 (7.89%) Matrix Organization
10 2 (5.26%) Change Control
10 2 (5.26%) Network Planning
10 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
11 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.26%) Python
1 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
1 2 (5.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 24 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (57.89%) CCNP
3 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
5 8 (21.05%) CCNA
6 7 (18.42%) CCIE
7 5 (13.16%) JNCIP
8 2 (5.26%) CCDP
9 1 (2.63%) CCSE
9 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.63%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) OPNET
2 8 (21.05%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (13.16%) Nagios
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (5.26%) FortiGate
6 1 (2.63%) Cacti
6 1 (2.63%) OpenView
6 1 (2.63%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 34 (89.47%) Cisco
2 24 (63.16%) CheckPoint
3 23 (60.53%) Juniper
4 19 (50.00%) F5
5 15 (39.47%) Fortinet
5 15 (39.47%) Nokia
5 15 (39.47%) SolarWinds
6 11 (28.95%) Riverbed
7 10 (26.32%) BMC
8 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
9 3 (7.89%) Aruba
9 3 (7.89%) Intel Security
9 3 (7.89%) Palo Alto
10 2 (5.26%) Avaya
10 2 (5.26%) Brocade
10 2 (5.26%) BT
10 2 (5.26%) Fujitsu
10 2 (5.26%) HP
10 2 (5.26%) VMware
11 1 (2.63%) Stonesoft
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