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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / West Midlands
Rank 101 123 100
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -23
Contract jobs citing OSPF 20 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.038% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.87% 0.38% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 9
Median daily rate £299 - £225
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 - £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
-12.41% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-30.23% +43.33%

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
341 261 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.23% 9.89% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 132 128
Median daily rate £363 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £160 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 49
Median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.02 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £25.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +11 10 £285 -
Shropshire - 5 £425 - 2
Coventry - 4 £403 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 41 (95.35%) Cisco
2 37 (86.05%) Firewall
3 29 (67.44%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (62.79%) CheckPoint
5 26 (60.47%) BGP
6 24 (55.81%) WAN
7 22 (51.16%) CCNP
8 21 (48.84%) LAN
9 15 (34.88%) CCNA
10 14 (32.56%) Network Design
11 12 (27.91%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
12 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
12 11 (25.58%) Network Management
12 11 (25.58%) Juniper
12 11 (25.58%) MPLS
12 11 (25.58%) Network Monitoring
13 10 (23.26%) Data Centre
13 10 (23.26%) Fortinet
14 9 (20.93%) Aruba
14 9 (20.93%) Oracle
15 8 (18.60%) VPN
15 8 (18.60%) Junos
15 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
16 7 (16.28%) Network Security
16 7 (16.28%) Remedy
16 7 (16.28%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (16.28%) Wireless
17 6 (13.95%) Finance
17 6 (13.95%) Blue Coat

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 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) assyst
2 1 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (86.05%) Firewall
2 26 (60.47%) BGP
3 24 (55.81%) WAN
4 21 (48.84%) LAN
5 12 (27.91%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (25.58%) MPLS
7 8 (18.60%) Junos
7 8 (18.60%) VPN
8 7 (16.28%) Network Security
8 7 (16.28%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (16.28%) Wireless
9 6 (13.95%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (11.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (9.30%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (9.30%) DMZ
11 4 (9.30%) EIGRP
11 4 (9.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 4 (9.30%) Multicast
11 4 (9.30%) NX-OS
11 4 (9.30%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) MySQL
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (13.95%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.65%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 37 (86.05%) Network Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Network Support
3 7 (16.28%) Network Support Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Support Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Design Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Implementation Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Network Design Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Juniper Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Check Point Support
7 3 (6.98%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Cisco Support
7 3 (6.98%) Cisco Support Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Network Manager
8 2 (4.65%) NOC Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) 802.1X
1 3 (6.98%) SOAP
1 3 (6.98%) XML
2 1 (2.33%) CSS
2 1 (2.33%) Middleware
2 1 (2.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) CMDB
3 1 (2.33%) PKI
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Network Design
2 11 (25.58%) Network Management
2 11 (25.58%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (13.95%) Mentoring
4 5 (11.63%) People Management
4 5 (11.63%) Process Improvement
5 4 (9.30%) ITIL
5 4 (9.30%) Network Architecture
5 4 (9.30%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.98%) Migration
6 3 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (6.98%) Service Management
7 2 (4.65%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.65%) Presales
7 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.33%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.33%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
1 3 (6.98%) SQL
2 2 (4.65%) Perl
3 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.33%) Prolog
3 1 (2.33%) Python
3 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (67.44%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (51.16%) CCNP
3 15 (34.88%) CCNA
4 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
4 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
5 4 (9.30%) CCIE
6 2 (4.65%) CCDA
6 2 (4.65%) CCDP
6 2 (4.65%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Firmware
1 1 (2.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.33%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.33%) OpenView
2 1 (2.33%) OPNET
2 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 41 (95.35%) Cisco
2 27 (62.79%) CheckPoint
3 11 (25.58%) Juniper
4 10 (23.26%) Fortinet
5 9 (20.93%) Aruba
5 9 (20.93%) Oracle
6 7 (16.28%) Remedy
7 6 (13.95%) Blue Coat
7 6 (13.95%) F5
8 4 (9.30%) Riverbed
9 3 (6.98%) CA
9 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
10 2 (4.65%) AirMagnet
10 2 (4.65%) BMC
10 2 (4.65%) HP
10 2 (4.65%) IBM
10 2 (4.65%) Palo Alto
11 1 (2.33%) Intel Security
11 1 (2.33%) Nokia
11 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds