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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 79 110 92
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -18
Contract jobs citing OSPF 40 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.70% 0.34% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.07% 2.42% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 3 4
Average daily rate
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£320 £425 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% -21.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £331 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £447 £599
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
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
306 331 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.99% 14.13% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 154 126
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £164 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 40
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £26.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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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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 +28 38 £320 -24.70% 3
Solihull -2 1 £300 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 61 (95.31%) Cisco
2 54 (84.38%) BGP
3 53 (82.81%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (73.44%) Firewall
5 42 (65.63%) CheckPoint
6 39 (60.94%) F5
7 38 (59.38%) Juniper
8 35 (54.69%) CCNP
9 28 (43.75%) CCNA
10 27 (42.19%) MPLS
11 21 (32.81%) WAN
11 21 (32.81%) Load Balancing
12 19 (29.69%) Network Security
12 19 (29.69%) LAN
13 17 (26.56%) Riverbed
14 16 (25.00%) VPN
15 14 (21.88%) ITIL
15 14 (21.88%) UNIX
15 14 (21.88%) Data Centre
16 12 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
16 12 (18.75%) Solaris
16 12 (18.75%) Linux
16 12 (18.75%) TCP/IP
17 11 (17.19%) PRINCE2
17 11 (17.19%) Blue Coat
18 10 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
18 10 (15.63%) BIG-IP
18 10 (15.63%) CSS
18 10 (15.63%) ITIL V3
19 9 (14.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (7.81%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 54 (84.38%) BGP
2 47 (73.44%) Firewall
3 27 (42.19%) MPLS
4 21 (32.81%) WAN
5 19 (29.69%) LAN
5 19 (29.69%) Network Security
6 16 (25.00%) VPN
7 12 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 12 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (15.63%) BIG-IP
9 9 (14.06%) EIGRP
9 9 (14.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 9 (14.06%) Multicast
10 7 (10.94%) Structured Cabling
10 7 (10.94%) DNS
10 7 (10.94%) Internet
11 5 (7.81%) VLAN
11 5 (7.81%) Junos
11 5 (7.81%) Cisco PIX
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (10.94%) Marketing
2 6 (9.38%) Finance
3 5 (7.81%) Banking
4 4 (6.25%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Network Engineer
2 14 (21.88%) Project Manager
3 12 (18.75%) Technical Project Manager
3 12 (18.75%) Technical Manager
4 10 (15.63%) Firewall Engineer
5 8 (12.50%) Security Engineer
5 8 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (12.50%) Consultant
6 5 (7.81%) Network Specialist
7 4 (6.25%) Monitoring Specialist
7 4 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (4.69%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Network Support
9 2 (3.13%) Network Project Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Network Monitoring Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Monitoring Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) AWS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.63%) CSS
2 1 (1.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.88%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.50%) Clustering
3 6 (9.38%) User Experience
4 4 (6.25%) Visualisation
5 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.13%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.88%) UNIX
2 12 (18.75%) Solaris
2 12 (18.75%) Linux
3 2 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.81%) Load Balancing
2 14 (21.88%) ITIL
3 11 (17.19%) PRINCE2
4 10 (15.63%) ITIL V3
5 9 (14.06%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (14.06%) Project Management
6 8 (12.50%) Network Management
7 7 (10.94%) Network Architecture
8 6 (9.38%) PRINCE
9 5 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (7.81%) Change Control
10 4 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (6.25%) Migration
10 4 (6.25%) Network Design
10 4 (6.25%) Service Delivery
11 3 (4.69%) E-Commerce
11 3 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (4.69%) Workflow
11 3 (4.69%) Programme Management
11 3 (4.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.69%) Perl
1 3 (4.69%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 53 (82.81%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (54.69%) CCNP
3 28 (43.75%) CCNA
4 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 6 (9.38%) CCIE
5 6 (9.38%) PMP
5 6 (9.38%) PMI Certification
5 6 (9.38%) CCSA
6 4 (6.25%) Check Point Certification
7 3 (4.69%) CCSE
8 2 (3.13%) CCDP
9 1 (1.56%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.56%) HP ASE
9 1 (1.56%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) SLA
1 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) OPNET
2 2 (3.13%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.56%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 61 (95.31%) Cisco
2 42 (65.63%) CheckPoint
3 39 (60.94%) F5
4 38 (59.38%) Juniper
5 17 (26.56%) Riverbed
6 11 (17.19%) Blue Coat
7 9 (14.06%) Fortinet
8 6 (9.38%) Nokia
8 6 (9.38%) SolarWinds
8 6 (9.38%) BMC
9 5 (7.81%) HP
9 5 (7.81%) BT
9 5 (7.81%) Brocade
10 3 (4.69%) Aerohive Networks
10 3 (4.69%) Remedy
11 2 (3.13%) McAfee
11 2 (3.13%) Cramer
11 2 (3.13%) Sourcefire
11 2 (3.13%) Huawei
11 2 (3.13%) Nortel