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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 117 116 91
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -25
Contract jobs citing OSPF 25 5 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.90% 0.20% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.02% 1.45% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 13
Median daily rate £400 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £475 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £493 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.06 £42.31 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-47.86% +41.01%
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
356 344 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.86% 13.45% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 166 197
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £188 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 34
Median hourly rate £15.71 £17.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £11.00 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £33.55 £29.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 £475 -
Coventry - 5 £540 - 3
Birmingham -11 4 £400 -15.78%
Smethwick - 1 £360 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 50 (90.91%) Cisco
2 46 (83.64%) Firewall
3 41 (74.55%) CheckPoint
4 35 (63.64%) BGP
5 32 (58.18%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (52.73%) CCNP
7 25 (45.45%) Juniper
8 23 (41.82%) Network Monitoring
9 22 (40.00%) LAN
10 20 (36.36%) WAN
10 20 (36.36%) Fortinet
11 19 (34.55%) CCNA
12 16 (29.09%) Load Balancing
12 16 (29.09%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (27.27%) Riverbed
13 15 (27.27%) SolarWinds
13 15 (27.27%) CSS
13 15 (27.27%) F5
14 14 (25.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 14 (25.45%) BMC
14 14 (25.45%) Nokia
14 14 (25.45%) OPNET
14 14 (25.45%) Network Design
14 14 (25.45%) BIG-IP
15 13 (23.64%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (23.64%) Network Management
16 12 (21.82%) Network Architecture
16 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
16 12 (21.82%) VPN
17 11 (20.00%) SC 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 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (83.64%) Firewall
2 35 (63.64%) BGP
3 22 (40.00%) LAN
4 20 (36.36%) WAN
5 16 (29.09%) Cisco Nexus
6 14 (25.45%) BIG-IP
6 14 (25.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 13 (23.64%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (21.82%) VPN
9 8 (14.55%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (14.55%) Wireless
10 7 (12.73%) MPLS
11 5 (9.09%) DHCP
11 5 (9.09%) DNS
11 5 (9.09%) Internet
11 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
12 4 (7.27%) EIGRP
12 4 (7.27%) VLAN
13 3 (5.45%) HSRP
13 3 (5.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) MySQL
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 10 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Network Support
3 8 (14.55%) Network Support Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Monitoring Specialist
4 5 (9.09%) Network Monitoring Specialist
4 5 (9.09%) Network Specialist
5 4 (7.27%) Check Point Support
5 4 (7.27%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Cisco Support
5 4 (7.27%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Network Manager
5 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Administrator
6 3 (5.45%) Design Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Network Administrator
6 3 (5.45%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.27%) CSS
2 4 (7.27%) Middleware
3 2 (3.64%) SOAP
3 2 (3.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.55%) User Experience
3 6 (10.91%) Visualisation
4 3 (5.45%) CESG
5 2 (3.64%) CMDB
6 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.82%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.82%) Network Monitoring
2 16 (29.09%) Load Balancing
3 14 (25.45%) Network Design
4 13 (23.64%) Network Management
5 12 (21.82%) Network Architecture
6 11 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (18.18%) ITIL
7 10 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (14.55%) ITIL V3
9 5 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 5 (9.09%) People Management
9 5 (9.09%) Process Improvement
10 4 (7.27%) Incident Management
10 4 (7.27%) Problem Management
10 4 (7.27%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (5.45%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
11 3 (5.45%) Penetration Testing
11 3 (5.45%) Project Planning
12 2 (3.64%) Migration
12 2 (3.64%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (58.18%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (52.73%) CCNP
3 19 (34.55%) CCNA
4 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
5 11 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (7.27%) CCIE
6 4 (7.27%) JNCIP
7 3 (5.45%) CCDP
7 3 (5.45%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.82%) SLA
Systems Management
1 14 (25.45%) OPNET
2 3 (5.45%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.82%) Nagios
3 1 (1.82%) OpenView
Vendors
1 50 (90.91%) Cisco
2 41 (74.55%) CheckPoint
3 25 (45.45%) Juniper
4 20 (36.36%) Fortinet
5 15 (27.27%) F5
5 15 (27.27%) Riverbed
5 15 (27.27%) SolarWinds
6 14 (25.45%) BMC
6 14 (25.45%) Nokia
7 8 (14.55%) Remedy
8 5 (9.09%) Aruba
8 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 5 (9.09%) Oracle
9 4 (7.27%) HP
10 3 (5.45%) Blue Coat
10 3 (5.45%) Dell
11 2 (3.64%) Brocade
11 2 (3.64%) Intel Security
11 2 (3.64%) Palo Alto
12 1 (1.82%) IBM
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