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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 88 82 110
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +28
Contract jobs citing OSPF 32 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.25% 0.90% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.27% 5.88% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 3
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£275 £341 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.41% +13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £295 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £401 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +2.04%
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
440 323 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.18% 15.31% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 154 147
Average daily rate £325 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £220 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 49
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £12.30 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014. 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 -2 14 £320 -12.32% 1
Birmingham +4 8 £263 -17.96% 4
Worcestershire - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 35 (87.50%) BGP
2 31 (77.50%) Firewall
2 31 (77.50%) Cisco
3 29 (72.50%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (62.50%) Juniper
4 25 (62.50%) CheckPoint
5 24 (60.00%) Load Balancing
6 23 (57.50%) CCNP
7 17 (42.50%) Network Management
7 17 (42.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 16 (40.00%) F5
8 16 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
8 16 (40.00%) CCNA
9 15 (37.50%) Nokia
9 15 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 15 (37.50%) BIG-IP
10 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
10 14 (35.00%) ITIL
11 13 (32.50%) Fortinet
12 12 (30.00%) SolarWinds
12 12 (30.00%) CSS
13 11 (27.50%) BMC
13 11 (27.50%) Visualisation
13 11 (27.50%) Riverbed
13 11 (27.50%) Network Architecture
13 11 (27.50%) OPNET
13 11 (27.50%) User Experience
14 10 (25.00%) Network Design
14 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
14 10 (25.00%) Network Security

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 6 (15.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 35 (87.50%) BGP
2 31 (77.50%) Firewall
3 17 (42.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 15 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 15 (37.50%) BIG-IP
5 10 (25.00%) Network Security
5 10 (25.00%) WAN
6 9 (22.50%) LAN
6 9 (22.50%) MPLS
7 5 (12.50%) IPsec
7 5 (12.50%) VPN
8 4 (10.00%) RIP
9 3 (7.50%) SNMP
9 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
9 3 (7.50%) Internet
9 3 (7.50%) HSRP
9 3 (7.50%) Junos
10 2 (5.00%) DAB
10 2 (5.00%) DSL
10 2 (5.00%) Extranet
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Network Specialist
3 7 (17.50%) Network Design Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Design Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Monitoring Specialist
4 6 (15.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Implementation Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Monitoring Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Network Administrator
6 3 (7.50%) Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) Network Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Network Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Core Network Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Network Security Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) CSS
2 4 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Visualisation
1 11 (27.50%) User Experience
2 7 (17.50%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) Statistics
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) UNIX
2 7 (17.50%) Linux
3 6 (15.00%) Solaris
4 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 17 (42.50%) Network Management
3 16 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
4 14 (35.00%) ITIL
5 11 (27.50%) Network Architecture
6 10 (25.00%) Network Design
7 6 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (5.00%) Low Latency
10 2 (5.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
10 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
11 1 (2.50%) Project Management
11 1 (2.50%) Change Management
11 1 (2.50%) Migration
11 1 (2.50%) PRINCE
11 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
11 1 (2.50%) Information Security
11 1 (2.50%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) Perl
1 6 (15.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 29 (72.50%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (57.50%) CCNP
3 16 (40.00%) CCNA
4 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
5 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (15.00%) CCDP
7 3 (7.50%) CCSA
7 3 (7.50%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (5.00%) CCIE
8 2 (5.00%) JNCIS
9 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.50%) PMP
9 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
9 1 (2.50%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) OPNET
2 3 (7.50%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (2.50%) Netcool
3 1 (2.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 31 (77.50%) Cisco
2 25 (62.50%) Juniper
2 25 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 16 (40.00%) F5
4 15 (37.50%) Nokia
5 13 (32.50%) Fortinet
6 12 (30.00%) SolarWinds
7 11 (27.50%) Riverbed
7 11 (27.50%) BMC
8 7 (17.50%) Blue Coat
9 3 (7.50%) BT
9 3 (7.50%) HP
10 1 (2.50%) Remedy
10 1 (2.50%) McAfee
10 1 (2.50%) Sun
10 1 (2.50%) Cramer
10 1 (2.50%) Fujitsu
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