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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / West Midlands
Rank 95 - 100
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OSPF 28 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.17% - 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.64% - 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 0 10
Median daily rate £360 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 - £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 - £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +46.66%

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
324 265 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.53% 11.00% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 130 144
Median daily rate £375 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £155 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 41
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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
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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Birmingham - 12 £313 - 1
Shropshire - 9 £450 - 2
Coventry - 4 £403 - 1
Smethwick - 1 £360 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 47 (95.92%) Cisco
2 43 (87.76%) Firewall
3 33 (67.35%) CheckPoint
4 29 (59.18%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (59.18%) BGP
5 24 (48.98%) WAN
5 24 (48.98%) LAN
6 22 (44.90%) CCNP
7 18 (36.73%) Network Monitoring
8 16 (32.65%) CCNA
8 16 (32.65%) Juniper
9 14 (28.57%) Network Design
9 14 (28.57%) Fortinet
10 13 (26.53%) Network Management
11 11 (22.45%) F5
11 11 (22.45%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (22.45%) MPLS
12 10 (20.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 9 (18.37%) Data Centre
13 9 (18.37%) SC Cleared
13 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
13 9 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (18.37%) Remedy
14 8 (16.33%) Riverbed
14 8 (16.33%) Junos
14 8 (16.33%) Load Balancing
15 7 (14.29%) Aruba
15 7 (14.29%) Network Security
15 7 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
15 7 (14.29%) Wi-Fi

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 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) assyst
2 1 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (87.76%) Firewall
2 29 (59.18%) BGP
3 24 (48.98%) LAN
3 24 (48.98%) WAN
4 11 (22.45%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (22.45%) MPLS
5 10 (20.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 9 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (16.33%) Junos
8 7 (14.29%) Network Security
8 7 (14.29%) VPN
8 7 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (12.24%) BIG-IP
9 6 (12.24%) Wireless
10 4 (8.16%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (8.16%) DMZ
10 4 (8.16%) DNS
10 4 (8.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (8.16%) SNMP
10 4 (8.16%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) MySQL
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 36 (73.47%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (16.33%) Network Support
3 8 (16.33%) Network Support Engineer
3 8 (16.33%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Check Point Support
5 4 (8.16%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Cisco Support
5 4 (8.16%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Design Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Implementation Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Juniper Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Network Design Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Principal Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Network Monitoring Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) CSS
2 3 (6.12%) 802.1X
2 3 (6.12%) SOAP
2 3 (6.12%) XML
3 2 (4.08%) Middleware
4 1 (2.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.12%) User Experience
3 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) CMDB
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.08%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.04%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) Network Monitoring
2 14 (28.57%) Network Design
3 13 (26.53%) Network Management
4 8 (16.33%) Load Balancing
5 7 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (12.24%) ITIL
6 6 (12.24%) Network Architecture
7 5 (10.20%) Mentoring
7 5 (10.20%) People Management
7 5 (10.20%) Process Improvement
8 4 (8.16%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (8.16%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (6.12%) Incident Management
9 3 (6.12%) ITIL V3
9 3 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (6.12%) Service Management
10 2 (4.08%) Presales
10 2 (4.08%) Problem Management
11 1 (2.04%) Coaching
11 1 (2.04%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
1 3 (6.12%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) Perl
3 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.04%) Prolog
3 1 (2.04%) Python
3 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (59.18%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (44.90%) CCNP
3 16 (32.65%) CCNA
4 9 (18.37%) SC Cleared
4 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.16%) CCIE
6 2 (4.08%) CCDA
6 2 (4.08%) CCDP
6 2 (4.08%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Firmware
1 1 (2.04%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) OPNET
2 4 (8.16%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.04%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.04%) OpenView
3 1 (2.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 47 (95.92%) Cisco
2 33 (67.35%) CheckPoint
3 16 (32.65%) Juniper
4 14 (28.57%) Fortinet
5 11 (22.45%) F5
6 9 (18.37%) Remedy
7 8 (16.33%) Riverbed
8 7 (14.29%) Aruba
8 7 (14.29%) BMC
8 7 (14.29%) Oracle
9 6 (12.24%) Nokia
9 6 (12.24%) SolarWinds
10 4 (8.16%) Blue Coat
11 3 (6.12%) CA
11 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
12 2 (4.08%) AirMagnet
12 2 (4.08%) HP
12 2 (4.08%) IBM
12 2 (4.08%) Intel Security
12 2 (4.08%) Palo Alto