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 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 106 73 111
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +38
Contract jobs citing OSPF 25 53 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.89% 2.08% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.30% 12.99% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 36 1
Median daily rate £366 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.69% -27.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.61% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+36.65% -
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
397 408 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.07% 16.04% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 236 116
Median daily rate £363 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £227 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 32
Median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.54 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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 26 May 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 26 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 -30 9 £371 - 1
Birmingham -33 7 £354 +8.84% 1
Worcestershire - 3 £380 -
Staffordshire - 2 £325 -
Herefordshire - 1 £375 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 26 (100.00%) Cisco
2 24 (92.31%) BGP
3 22 (84.62%) Firewall
4 18 (69.23%) Cisco Nexus
5 17 (65.38%) CheckPoint
6 16 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (53.85%) CCNP
8 13 (50.00%) Juniper
8 13 (50.00%) F5
9 11 (42.31%) WAN
9 11 (42.31%) BIG-IP
9 11 (42.31%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (38.46%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (38.46%) Nokia
11 9 (34.62%) LAN
11 9 (34.62%) ITIL
11 9 (34.62%) Fortinet
11 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
11 9 (34.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 9 (34.62%) Data Centre
12 8 (30.77%) SolarWinds
12 8 (30.77%) VPN
13 7 (26.92%) VoIP
13 7 (26.92%) Network Design
13 7 (26.92%) Cisco Prime
13 7 (26.92%) Wireless
13 7 (26.92%) EIGRP
13 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
13 7 (26.92%) Load Balancing
13 7 (26.92%) Network Management

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 4 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 24 (92.31%) BGP
2 22 (84.62%) Firewall
3 18 (69.23%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (42.31%) BIG-IP
4 11 (42.31%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (42.31%) WAN
5 10 (38.46%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (34.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 9 (34.62%) LAN
7 8 (30.77%) VPN
8 7 (26.92%) EIGRP
8 7 (26.92%) VoIP
8 7 (26.92%) Wireless
9 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
9 6 (23.08%) VLAN
10 5 (19.23%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (15.38%) HSRP
11 4 (15.38%) MPLS
11 4 (15.38%) Network Security
12 3 (11.54%) Spanning Tree
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (73.08%) Network Engineer
2 12 (46.15%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (42.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (23.08%) Design Engineer
4 6 (23.08%) Network Specialist
5 5 (19.23%) Implementation Engineer
5 5 (19.23%) Network Design Engineer
5 5 (19.23%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Monitoring Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Monitoring Specialist
6 3 (11.54%) Network Monitoring Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Network Monitoring Specialist
6 3 (11.54%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco Support Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) CSS
2 2 (7.69%) Middleware
3 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Data Centre
2 5 (19.23%) User Experience
3 3 (11.54%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.85%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) ITIL
2 7 (26.92%) Load Balancing
2 7 (26.92%) Network Design
2 7 (26.92%) Network Management
3 6 (23.08%) Change Management
3 6 (23.08%) ITIL V3
4 5 (19.23%) Network Architecture
4 5 (19.23%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (11.54%) System Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.85%) Change Control
7 1 (3.85%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 2 (7.69%) Python
1 2 (7.69%) Tcl
2 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (53.85%) CCNP
3 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
4 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
5 6 (23.08%) CCNA
6 4 (15.38%) CCIE
7 3 (11.54%) JNCIP
8 2 (7.69%) CCDP
9 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (19.23%) OPNET
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (11.54%) Nagios
4 2 (7.69%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (65.38%) CheckPoint
3 13 (50.00%) F5
3 13 (50.00%) Juniper
4 10 (38.46%) Nokia
5 9 (34.62%) Fortinet
6 8 (30.77%) SolarWinds
7 5 (19.23%) BMC
7 5 (19.23%) Riverbed
8 2 (7.69%) Aruba
8 2 (7.69%) Avaya
8 2 (7.69%) BT
8 2 (7.69%) Fujitsu
8 2 (7.69%) Intel Security
8 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 2 (7.69%) Palo Alto
8 2 (7.69%) VMware
9 1 (3.85%) HP
9 1 (3.85%) Stonesoft
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