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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 104 101 100
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing OSPF 10 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.81% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.88% 5.05% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 5
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£300 £304 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -5.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +25.00%
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
258 396 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.72% 16.08% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 197 140
Average daily rate £325 £315 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £155 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £452 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 36
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -2 9 £308 - 3
Solihull -1 1 £300 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing OSPF also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OSPF.

1 62 (95.38%) Cisco
2 55 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
3 54 (83.08%) BGP
4 48 (73.85%) Firewall
5 43 (66.15%) CheckPoint
6 41 (63.08%) F5
7 38 (58.46%) Juniper
8 37 (56.92%) CCNP
9 29 (44.62%) CCNA
10 27 (41.54%) MPLS
11 21 (32.31%) WAN
11 21 (32.31%) Load Balancing
12 19 (29.23%) Network Security
12 19 (29.23%) LAN
13 17 (26.15%) Riverbed
14 15 (23.08%) VPN
15 14 (21.54%) ITIL
15 14 (21.54%) UNIX
15 14 (21.54%) Data Centre
16 13 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
17 12 (18.46%) BIG-IP
17 12 (18.46%) Solaris
17 12 (18.46%) Linux
17 12 (18.46%) TCP/IP
18 11 (16.92%) PRINCE2
18 11 (16.92%) Blue Coat
18 11 (16.92%) Cisco ASA
19 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
19 10 (15.38%) ITIL V3
19 10 (15.38%) CSS

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing OSPF also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OSPF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 54 (83.08%) BGP
2 48 (73.85%) Firewall
3 27 (41.54%) MPLS
4 21 (32.31%) WAN
5 19 (29.23%) LAN
5 19 (29.23%) Network Security
6 15 (23.08%) VPN
7 13 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (18.46%) TCP/IP
8 12 (18.46%) BIG-IP
9 11 (16.92%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (13.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (13.85%) Multicast
10 9 (13.85%) EIGRP
11 7 (10.77%) DNS
11 7 (10.77%) Internet
11 7 (10.77%) Structured Cabling
12 5 (7.69%) HSRP
12 5 (7.69%) Cisco PIX
12 5 (7.69%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (10.77%) Marketing
2 6 (9.23%) Finance
3 5 (7.69%) Banking
4 4 (6.15%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (33.85%) Network Engineer
2 14 (21.54%) Project Manager
3 12 (18.46%) Technical Project Manager
3 12 (18.46%) Technical Manager
4 10 (15.38%) Firewall Engineer
5 9 (13.85%) Security Engineer
6 8 (12.31%) Network Security Engineer
6 8 (12.31%) Consultant
7 5 (7.69%) Network Specialist
8 4 (6.15%) Monitoring Specialist
8 4 (6.15%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (4.62%) Network Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Network Support
10 2 (3.08%) Network Project Manager
10 2 (3.08%) AWS Consultant
10 2 (3.08%) Network Monitoring Engineer
10 2 (3.08%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.38%) CSS
2 1 (1.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.54%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.31%) Clustering
3 6 (9.23%) User Experience
4 4 (6.15%) Visualisation
5 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.62%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.54%) UNIX
2 12 (18.46%) Solaris
2 12 (18.46%) Linux
3 2 (3.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.31%) Load Balancing
2 14 (21.54%) ITIL
3 11 (16.92%) PRINCE2
4 10 (15.38%) ITIL V3
5 9 (13.85%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (13.85%) Project Management
6 8 (12.31%) Network Management
7 7 (10.77%) Network Architecture
8 6 (9.23%) PRINCE
8 6 (9.23%) Change Control
9 5 (7.69%) Network Design
9 5 (7.69%) Migration
9 5 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (6.15%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery
11 3 (4.62%) Workflow
11 3 (4.62%) E-Commerce
11 3 (4.62%) Programme Management
11 3 (4.62%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (4.62%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.62%) Perl
1 3 (4.62%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 55 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (56.92%) CCNP
3 29 (44.62%) CCNA
4 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 9 (13.85%) SC Cleared
6 6 (9.23%) CCIE
6 6 (9.23%) PMP
6 6 (9.23%) PMI Certification
6 6 (9.23%) CCSA
7 4 (6.15%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (4.62%) CCSE
9 2 (3.08%) CCDP
10 1 (1.54%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.54%) HP ASE
10 1 (1.54%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) SLA
1 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) OPNET
2 3 (4.62%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.08%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.54%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 62 (95.38%) Cisco
2 43 (66.15%) CheckPoint
3 41 (63.08%) F5
4 38 (58.46%) Juniper
5 17 (26.15%) Riverbed
6 11 (16.92%) Blue Coat
7 9 (13.85%) Fortinet
8 6 (9.23%) Nokia
8 6 (9.23%) Brocade
8 6 (9.23%) SolarWinds
8 6 (9.23%) BMC
9 5 (7.69%) BT
10 4 (6.15%) HP
11 3 (4.62%) Sourcefire
11 3 (4.62%) Remedy
11 3 (4.62%) Aerohive Networks
12 2 (3.08%) Foundry
12 2 (3.08%) McAfee
12 2 (3.08%) Huawei
12 2 (3.08%) Cramer
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