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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 117 111 102
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing OSPF 31 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.94% 0.36% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% 3.31% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 10
Median daily rate £388 £300 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £232 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £348 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £354
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.82% +19.57%
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
465 272 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.14% 10.99% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 144 224
Median daily rate £388 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £240 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 27
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 - 12 £394 - 1
Staffordshire - 3 - - 1
Coventry - 2 £550 -
Solihull - 2 £270 -
Birmingham -19 1 £290 -5.69% 1
Worcestershire - 1 - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 52 (92.86%) Cisco
2 48 (85.71%) Firewall
3 47 (83.93%) BGP
4 41 (73.21%) CheckPoint
5 34 (60.71%) Juniper
6 33 (58.93%) Cisco Nexus
7 30 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (50.00%) CCNP
8 28 (50.00%) F5
9 25 (44.64%) Fortinet
10 24 (42.86%) BIG-IP
10 24 (42.86%) Nokia
10 24 (42.86%) SolarWinds
11 23 (41.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 22 (39.29%) Load Balancing
13 21 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
14 20 (35.71%) Riverbed
14 20 (35.71%) CSS
15 19 (33.93%) LAN
15 19 (33.93%) WAN
15 19 (33.93%) BMC
15 19 (33.93%) OPNET
16 17 (30.36%) Cisco ASA
16 17 (30.36%) ITIL
16 17 (30.36%) Network Management
17 16 (28.57%) VPN
18 15 (26.79%) Network Architecture
18 15 (26.79%) Data Centre
19 14 (25.00%) ITIL V3
19 14 (25.00%) Security Cleared

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 (10.71%) MS Visio
2 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.36%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 48 (85.71%) Firewall
2 47 (83.93%) BGP
3 33 (58.93%) Cisco Nexus
4 24 (42.86%) BIG-IP
5 23 (41.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 19 (33.93%) LAN
6 19 (33.93%) WAN
7 17 (30.36%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (28.57%) VPN
9 13 (23.21%) Wireless
10 11 (19.64%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (19.64%) EIGRP
10 11 (19.64%) VoIP
11 10 (17.86%) VLAN
12 9 (16.07%) TCP/IP
13 8 (14.29%) Network Security
14 7 (12.50%) HSRP
15 6 (10.71%) MPLS
16 5 (8.93%) DHCP
16 5 (8.93%) DNS
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (5.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (51.79%) Network Engineer
2 15 (26.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 14 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 10 (17.86%) Network Specialist
5 7 (12.50%) Monitoring Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Monitoring Specialist
5 7 (12.50%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Network Monitoring Specialist
6 6 (10.71%) Design Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Implementation Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Network Design Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Support Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Network Support
8 4 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Administrator
9 3 (5.36%) Cisco Design Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Network Administrator
9 3 (5.36%) Senior Network Administrator
9 3 (5.36%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.71%) CSS
2 5 (8.93%) Middleware
3 2 (3.57%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.79%) Data Centre
2 13 (23.21%) User Experience
3 8 (14.29%) Visualisation
4 3 (5.36%) CESG
5 2 (3.57%) CMDB
6 1 (1.79%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.36%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) Load Balancing
2 21 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
3 17 (30.36%) ITIL
3 17 (30.36%) Network Management
4 15 (26.79%) Network Architecture
5 14 (25.00%) ITIL V3
6 11 (19.64%) Network Design
6 11 (19.64%) Performance Monitoring
7 10 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (12.50%) Change Management
9 4 (7.14%) Migration
9 4 (7.14%) System Testing
10 3 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (5.36%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (5.36%) Matrix Management
10 3 (5.36%) Matrix Organization
10 3 (5.36%) Project Planning
11 2 (3.57%) Mentoring
11 2 (3.57%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.57%) Python
1 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
1 2 (3.57%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 30 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (50.00%) CCNP
3 14 (25.00%) CCNA
3 14 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (19.64%) SC Cleared
5 8 (14.29%) JNCIP
6 7 (12.50%) CCIE
7 5 (8.93%) CCDP
8 3 (5.36%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.79%) CCSE
9 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.79%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.79%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (33.93%) OPNET
2 8 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (8.93%) Nagios
4 3 (5.36%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (3.57%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.79%) Cacti
6 1 (1.79%) OpenView
6 1 (1.79%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 52 (92.86%) Cisco
2 41 (73.21%) CheckPoint
3 34 (60.71%) Juniper
4 28 (50.00%) F5
5 25 (44.64%) Fortinet
6 24 (42.86%) Nokia
6 24 (42.86%) SolarWinds
7 20 (35.71%) Riverbed
8 19 (33.93%) BMC
9 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
10 5 (8.93%) HP
11 4 (7.14%) Intel Security
12 3 (5.36%) Aruba
12 3 (5.36%) Dell
12 3 (5.36%) Palo Alto
13 2 (3.57%) Avaya
13 2 (3.57%) Brocade
13 2 (3.57%) BT
13 2 (3.57%) Fujitsu
13 2 (3.57%) Remedy