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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 105 99 97
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing OSPF 8 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.85% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.92% 4.89% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £304 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £233 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £428 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +63.26%
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
274 450 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.11% 17.41% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 230 150
Average daily rate £315 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 30
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +2 6 £308 - 1
Warwickshire +6 1 £190 -19.14% 1
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 54 (94.74%) Cisco
2 52 (91.23%) Cisco Certification
3 48 (84.21%) BGP
4 41 (71.93%) Firewall
5 35 (61.40%) CheckPoint
6 34 (59.65%) F5
7 33 (57.89%) CCNP
8 31 (54.39%) Juniper
9 28 (49.12%) MPLS
10 27 (47.37%) CCNA
11 18 (31.58%) WAN
12 17 (29.82%) Network Security
13 16 (28.07%) VPN
13 16 (28.07%) LAN
14 14 (24.56%) UNIX
14 14 (24.56%) Load Balancing
15 12 (21.05%) Riverbed
15 12 (21.05%) Solaris
15 12 (21.05%) Linux
15 12 (21.05%) ITIL
15 12 (21.05%) TCP/IP
16 10 (17.54%) PRINCE2
16 10 (17.54%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (17.54%) ITIL V3
16 10 (17.54%) Multicast
16 10 (17.54%) Data Centre
17 9 (15.79%) EIGRP
18 8 (14.04%) Project Management
18 8 (14.04%) Blue Coat
18 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (8.77%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 48 (84.21%) BGP
2 41 (71.93%) Firewall
3 28 (49.12%) MPLS
4 18 (31.58%) WAN
5 17 (29.82%) Network Security
6 16 (28.07%) LAN
6 16 (28.07%) VPN
7 12 (21.05%) TCP/IP
8 10 (17.54%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (17.54%) Multicast
9 9 (15.79%) EIGRP
10 7 (12.28%) DNS
10 7 (12.28%) Internet
10 7 (12.28%) Structured Cabling
11 6 (10.53%) BIG-IP
11 6 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (10.53%) HSRP
12 5 (8.77%) Cisco PIX
13 4 (7.02%) Wireshark
13 4 (7.02%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (12.28%) Marketing
2 6 (10.53%) Finance
3 5 (8.77%) Banking
4 4 (7.02%) Investment Banking
5 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (36.84%) Network Engineer
2 14 (24.56%) Project Manager
3 12 (21.05%) Technical Project Manager
3 12 (21.05%) Technical Manager
4 9 (15.79%) Security Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Firewall Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Network Security Engineer
6 7 (12.28%) Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) Network Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Network Support
8 2 (3.51%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Network Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) AWS Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) Network Specialist
8 2 (3.51%) Network Project Manager
9 1 (1.75%) Network Design Engineer
9 1 (1.75%) Deployment Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.28%) Clustering
3 3 (5.26%) SecurID
3 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.56%) UNIX
2 12 (21.05%) Solaris
2 12 (21.05%) Linux
3 3 (5.26%) Windows
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) Load Balancing
2 12 (21.05%) ITIL
3 10 (17.54%) PRINCE2
3 10 (17.54%) ITIL V3
4 8 (14.04%) Project Management
5 6 (10.53%) PRINCE
5 6 (10.53%) Migration
5 6 (10.53%) Change Control
6 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.02%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.26%) Workflow
8 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.26%) Programme Management
8 3 (5.26%) Network Design
8 3 (5.26%) Network Management
8 3 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (3.51%) Low Latency
9 2 (3.51%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 2 (3.51%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) Perl
1 3 (5.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 52 (91.23%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (57.89%) CCNP
3 27 (47.37%) CCNA
4 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
5 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
6 6 (10.53%) CCIE
6 6 (10.53%) PMP
6 6 (10.53%) PMI Certification
6 6 (10.53%) CCSA
7 4 (7.02%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (3.51%) CCSE
9 1 (1.75%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) SLA
1 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.75%) OPNET
2 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 54 (94.74%) Cisco
2 35 (61.40%) CheckPoint
3 34 (59.65%) F5
4 31 (54.39%) Juniper
5 12 (21.05%) Riverbed
6 8 (14.04%) Blue Coat
7 5 (8.77%) Brocade
8 4 (7.02%) BT
9 3 (5.26%) Sourcefire
9 3 (5.26%) Aerohive Networks
10 2 (3.51%) Foundry
10 2 (3.51%) Huawei
10 2 (3.51%) Cramer
10 2 (3.51%) Fortinet
10 2 (3.51%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (3.51%) HP
10 2 (3.51%) Nortel
10 2 (3.51%) Remedy
10 2 (3.51%) Ericsson
11 1 (1.75%) Nokia
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