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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 124 119 92
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -27
Contract jobs citing OSPF 23 7 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.71% 0.28% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.81% 2.33% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 11
Median daily rate £345 £313 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.40% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £450 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +42.85%
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
478 301 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.77% 11.93% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 149 227
Median daily rate £375 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £236 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 35 28
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.35 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 - 13 £405 - 1
Staffordshire - 3 - -
Birmingham -11 1 £290 -20.00%
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 57 (93.44%) Cisco
2 53 (86.89%) Firewall
3 47 (77.05%) BGP
4 46 (75.41%) CheckPoint
5 36 (59.02%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (55.74%) Juniper
6 34 (55.74%) CCNP
7 33 (54.10%) Cisco Nexus
8 28 (45.90%) F5
9 27 (44.26%) Network Monitoring
10 25 (40.98%) LAN
10 25 (40.98%) WAN
11 24 (39.34%) BIG-IP
11 24 (39.34%) Fortinet
11 24 (39.34%) SolarWinds
12 23 (37.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 23 (37.70%) Load Balancing
12 23 (37.70%) Nokia
13 20 (32.79%) CSS
13 20 (32.79%) Riverbed
13 20 (32.79%) Network Management
14 19 (31.15%) CCNA
14 19 (31.15%) BMC
14 19 (31.15%) OPNET
15 17 (27.87%) ITIL
15 17 (27.87%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (26.23%) VPN
17 15 (24.59%) Network Architecture
18 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
18 14 (22.95%) ITIL V3

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 (9.84%) MS Visio
2 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.92%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 53 (86.89%) Firewall
2 47 (77.05%) BGP
3 33 (54.10%) Cisco Nexus
4 25 (40.98%) LAN
4 25 (40.98%) WAN
5 24 (39.34%) BIG-IP
6 23 (37.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 17 (27.87%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (26.23%) VPN
9 14 (22.95%) Wireless
10 11 (18.03%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (18.03%) EIGRP
10 11 (18.03%) VoIP
11 10 (16.39%) VLAN
12 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
13 8 (13.11%) Network Security
14 7 (11.48%) HSRP
15 6 (9.84%) MPLS
16 5 (8.20%) Internet
16 5 (8.20%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (9.84%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (50.82%) Network Engineer
2 16 (26.23%) Cisco Engineer
3 15 (24.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 10 (16.39%) Network Specialist
5 8 (13.11%) Support Engineer
6 7 (11.48%) Monitoring Engineer
6 7 (11.48%) Monitoring Specialist
6 7 (11.48%) Network Monitoring Engineer
6 7 (11.48%) Network Monitoring Specialist
6 7 (11.48%) Network Support
6 7 (11.48%) Network Support Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Design Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Implementation Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Network Design Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Network Manager
9 3 (4.92%) Cisco Design Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Cisco Support Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Senior Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.79%) CSS
2 5 (8.20%) Middleware
3 2 (3.28%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.95%) Data Centre
2 13 (21.31%) User Experience
3 8 (13.11%) Visualisation
4 3 (4.92%) CESG
5 2 (3.28%) CMDB
6 1 (1.64%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.64%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.92%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (44.26%) Network Monitoring
2 23 (37.70%) Load Balancing
3 20 (32.79%) Network Management
4 17 (27.87%) ITIL
5 15 (24.59%) Network Architecture
6 14 (22.95%) ITIL V3
7 13 (21.31%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (19.67%) Network Design
9 11 (18.03%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (9.84%) Change Management
11 5 (8.20%) People Management
11 5 (8.20%) Process Improvement
12 4 (6.56%) Migration
12 4 (6.56%) System Testing
13 3 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
13 3 (4.92%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
13 3 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
13 3 (4.92%) Project Planning
14 2 (3.28%) Change Control
14 2 (3.28%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.28%) Python
1 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
1 2 (3.28%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 36 (59.02%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (55.74%) CCNP
3 19 (31.15%) CCNA
4 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
5 11 (18.03%) SC Cleared
6 8 (13.11%) JNCIP
7 7 (11.48%) CCIE
8 5 (8.20%) CCDP
9 3 (4.92%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.64%) CCSE
10 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.64%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.64%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (31.15%) OPNET
2 7 (11.48%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (8.20%) Nagios
4 3 (4.92%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (3.28%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.64%) Cacti
6 1 (1.64%) OpenView
6 1 (1.64%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 57 (93.44%) Cisco
2 46 (75.41%) CheckPoint
3 34 (55.74%) Juniper
4 28 (45.90%) F5
5 24 (39.34%) Fortinet
5 24 (39.34%) SolarWinds
6 23 (37.70%) Nokia
7 20 (32.79%) Riverbed
8 19 (31.15%) BMC
9 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
10 5 (8.20%) HP
10 5 (8.20%) Intel Security
11 4 (6.56%) Remedy
12 3 (4.92%) Aruba
12 3 (4.92%) Dell
12 3 (4.92%) Palo Alto
13 2 (3.28%) Avaya
13 2 (3.28%) Brocade
13 2 (3.28%) BT
13 2 (3.28%) VMware