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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 103 103 97
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing OSPF 13 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.41% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.18% 3.78% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 1
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£368 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -3.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.18% +33.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £103.94 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-71.13% +219.80%
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
311 238 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.57% 10.90% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 105 93
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £224 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 11 46
Average hourly rate £28.69 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.87% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £11.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.51 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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
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 5 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 March 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
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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
Shropshire -14 3 £450 +33.33% 1
Warwickshire - 3 £325 -
Birmingham - 2 £283 - 4
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 42 (100.00%) Cisco
2 39 (92.86%) BGP
3 34 (80.95%) Load Balancing
4 32 (76.19%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (64.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 26 (61.90%) CCNA
6 26 (61.90%) Firewall
7 23 (54.76%) Network Monitoring
8 22 (52.38%) CCNP
9 21 (50.00%) Juniper
10 20 (47.62%) CheckPoint
11 19 (45.24%) Network Management
12 17 (40.48%) F5
12 17 (40.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 17 (40.48%) BIG-IP
12 17 (40.48%) Fortinet
13 16 (38.10%) Nokia
14 15 (35.71%) CSS
14 15 (35.71%) SolarWinds
15 13 (30.95%) Network Design
15 13 (30.95%) User Experience
15 13 (30.95%) Riverbed
15 13 (30.95%) BMC
15 13 (30.95%) OPNET
16 12 (28.57%) ITIL
16 12 (28.57%) Network Architecture
16 12 (28.57%) Visualisation
17 11 (26.19%) CCDP
18 10 (23.81%) VPN
18 10 (23.81%) LAN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 39 (92.86%) BGP
2 27 (64.29%) Cisco Nexus
3 26 (61.90%) Firewall
4 17 (40.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 17 (40.48%) BIG-IP
5 10 (23.81%) VPN
5 10 (23.81%) LAN
5 10 (23.81%) WAN
5 10 (23.81%) MPLS
6 9 (21.43%) DSL
6 9 (21.43%) Network Security
7 8 (19.05%) ISDN
8 7 (16.67%) ATM
9 6 (14.29%) PPP
9 6 (14.29%) X.21
9 6 (14.29%) IPsec
10 5 (11.90%) EIGRP
10 5 (11.90%) Ethernet
11 3 (7.14%) Internet
11 3 (7.14%) RIP
General
1 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (59.52%) Network Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Design Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) Network Specialist
4 7 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
4 7 (16.67%) Monitoring Specialist
5 6 (14.29%) Monitoring Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Network Monitoring Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) NOC Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Implementation Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Support Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Network Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Project Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Network Support Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (35.71%) CSS
2 5 (11.90%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) User Experience
2 12 (28.57%) Visualisation
3 2 (4.76%) Statistics
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (80.95%) Load Balancing
2 23 (54.76%) Network Monitoring
3 19 (45.24%) Network Management
4 13 (30.95%) Network Design
5 12 (28.57%) ITIL
5 12 (28.57%) Network Architecture
6 7 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (7.14%) Migration
8 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
9 2 (4.76%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.76%) Analytics
9 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
9 2 (4.76%) Identity Management
10 1 (2.38%) Service Management
10 1 (2.38%) Project Management
10 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
10 1 (2.38%) WAN Optimisation
10 1 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 32 (76.19%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (61.90%) CCNA
3 22 (52.38%) CCNP
4 11 (26.19%) CCDP
5 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.76%) CCSE
6 2 (4.76%) JNCIS
6 2 (4.76%) BC Cleared
6 2 (4.76%) HP ASE
6 2 (4.76%) HP MASE
6 2 (4.76%) CCIP
7 1 (2.38%) CCIE
7 1 (2.38%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (30.95%) OPNET
2 9 (21.43%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (7.14%) Netcool
4 1 (2.38%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 42 (100.00%) Cisco
2 21 (50.00%) Juniper
3 20 (47.62%) CheckPoint
4 17 (40.48%) F5
4 17 (40.48%) Fortinet
5 16 (38.10%) Nokia
6 15 (35.71%) SolarWinds
7 13 (30.95%) Riverbed
7 13 (30.95%) BMC
8 5 (11.90%) BT
9 4 (9.52%) Blue Coat
9 4 (9.52%) HP
10 3 (7.14%) Remedy
11 2 (4.76%) Aruba
11 2 (4.76%) Meraki
11 2 (4.76%) Brocade
11 2 (4.76%) AirMagnet
11 2 (4.76%) Fujitsu
11 2 (4.76%) Citrix
11 2 (4.76%) Motorola
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