The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 108 97 94
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing OSPF 10 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.33% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.57% 2.21% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Average daily rate £350 £540 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.18% +208.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £401 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £599 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £370
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £103.94 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+219.80% +44.44%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
280 271 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.77% 14.79% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 121 104
Average daily rate £350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 39 30
Average hourly rate £15.43 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.89% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
OSPF
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -3 7 £338 -37.50%
Birmingham - 1 £450 -
Herefordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (92.86%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (85.71%) CCNA
3 12 (85.71%) Firewall
4 11 (78.57%) BGP
5 10 (71.43%) CCNP
5 10 (71.43%) CheckPoint
5 10 (71.43%) LAN
5 10 (71.43%) WAN
5 10 (71.43%) F5
6 9 (64.29%) BIG-IP
6 9 (64.29%) MPLS
7 8 (57.14%) Network Design
8 6 (42.86%) Network Security
8 6 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (42.86%) Nokia
8 6 (42.86%) CCDP
9 5 (35.71%) CiscoWorks
9 5 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (35.71%) Network Management
9 5 (35.71%) BT
10 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
10 4 (28.57%) BT 21CN
11 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
11 2 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
11 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 2 (14.29%) UNIX
12 1 (7.14%) Windows
12 1 (7.14%) Linux
12 1 (7.14%) MS Visio

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) Firewall
2 11 (78.57%) BGP
3 10 (71.43%) LAN
3 10 (71.43%) WAN
4 9 (64.29%) BIG-IP
4 9 (64.29%) MPLS
5 6 (42.86%) Network Security
5 6 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (28.57%) BT 21CN
8 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 1 (7.14%) ADSL
9 1 (7.14%) Broadband
9 1 (7.14%) ISDN
9 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
9 1 (7.14%) RIP
9 1 (7.14%) PSTN
9 1 (7.14%) VPN
9 1 (7.14%) Internet
9 1 (7.14%) DSLAM
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Implementation Engineer
2 8 (57.14%) Network Engineer
3 7 (50.00%) Design Engineer
4 5 (35.71%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 5 (35.71%) Network Design Engineer
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (14.29%) Consultant
7 1 (7.14%) Network Consultant
7 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
7 1 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Network Security Consultant
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco Consultant
7 1 (7.14%) Network Support
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Network Design
2 5 (35.71%) Network Management
3 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
4 2 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (85.71%) CCNA
3 10 (71.43%) CCNP
4 6 (42.86%) CCDP
5 1 (7.14%) CCIE
5 1 (7.14%) JNCIS
5 1 (7.14%) CCSE
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (71.43%) CheckPoint
2 10 (71.43%) F5
3 6 (42.86%) Nokia
4 5 (35.71%) BT
5 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
6 1 (7.14%) Juniper
6 1 (7.14%) Motorola
6 1 (7.14%) Remedy
6 1 (7.14%) McAfee
6 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
6 1 (7.14%) Cramer
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