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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 94 87 105
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +18
Contract jobs citing OSPF 28 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.10% 0.91% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.50% 5.86% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £330 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £253 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £401 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +9.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.38%
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
431 324 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.93% 15.59% 15.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 152 139
Average daily rate £330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 48
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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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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 -6 14 £320 -15.78%
Warwickshire -7 4 £350 - 2
Worcestershire - 3 £155 - 1
Birmingham -2 1 £160 -50.00% 3
Solihull - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 39 (88.64%) BGP
2 35 (79.55%) Cisco
3 34 (77.27%) Firewall
4 31 (70.45%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (65.91%) Load Balancing
6 27 (61.36%) Juniper
7 26 (59.09%) CheckPoint
8 24 (54.55%) CCNP
9 19 (43.18%) Network Monitoring
10 18 (40.91%) CCNA
10 18 (40.91%) Network Management
11 17 (38.64%) F5
11 17 (38.64%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (36.36%) BIG-IP
12 16 (36.36%) Nokia
12 16 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 15 (34.09%) ITIL
13 15 (34.09%) Fortinet
14 14 (31.82%) Security Cleared
15 13 (29.55%) SolarWinds
15 13 (29.55%) CSS
16 12 (27.27%) BMC
16 12 (27.27%) MPLS
16 12 (27.27%) Visualisation
16 12 (27.27%) OPNET
16 12 (27.27%) Riverbed
16 12 (27.27%) User Experience
17 11 (25.00%) Network Architecture
17 11 (25.00%) WAN
18 10 (22.73%) LAN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (13.64%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 39 (88.64%) BGP
2 34 (77.27%) Firewall
3 17 (38.64%) Cisco Nexus
4 16 (36.36%) BIG-IP
4 16 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 12 (27.27%) MPLS
6 11 (25.00%) WAN
7 10 (22.73%) LAN
8 9 (20.45%) Network Security
9 8 (18.18%) IPsec
9 8 (18.18%) VPN
10 5 (11.36%) ATM
10 5 (11.36%) ISDN
10 5 (11.36%) DSL
11 4 (9.09%) X.21
11 4 (9.09%) PPP
11 4 (9.09%) RIP
12 3 (6.82%) SNMP
12 3 (6.82%) Ethernet
12 3 (6.82%) Internet
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Financial Institution
2 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (52.27%) Network Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Network Specialist
3 7 (15.91%) Design Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Network Design Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Monitoring Specialist
4 6 (13.64%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Monitoring Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Network Monitoring Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Implementation Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Network Administrator
7 3 (6.82%) Architect
7 3 (6.82%) NOC Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Administrator
8 2 (4.55%) Network Architect
8 2 (4.55%) Core Network Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Architect
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Network Architect
9 1 (2.27%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (29.55%) CSS
2 4 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Visualisation
1 12 (27.27%) User Experience
2 7 (15.91%) Clustering
3 2 (4.55%) Statistics
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) UNIX
2 6 (13.64%) Solaris
2 6 (13.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (65.91%) Load Balancing
2 19 (43.18%) Network Monitoring
3 18 (40.91%) Network Management
4 15 (34.09%) ITIL
5 11 (25.00%) Network Architecture
6 10 (22.73%) Network Design
7 6 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (11.36%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
10 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
10 2 (4.55%) Low Latency
10 2 (4.55%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 1 (2.27%) Analytics
11 1 (2.27%) Mentoring
11 1 (2.27%) PRINCE
11 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
11 1 (2.27%) Project Management
11 1 (2.27%) Change Management
11 1 (2.27%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) Perl
1 6 (13.64%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 31 (70.45%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (54.55%) CCNP
3 18 (40.91%) CCNA
4 14 (31.82%) Security Cleared
5 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
6 5 (11.36%) CCDP
7 3 (6.82%) CCSA
7 3 (6.82%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (4.55%) CCIE
8 2 (4.55%) JNCIS
9 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.27%) HP ASE
9 1 (2.27%) HP MASE
9 1 (2.27%) PMP
9 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
9 1 (2.27%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (27.27%) OPNET
2 3 (6.82%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (6.82%) Netcool
3 1 (2.27%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 35 (79.55%) Cisco
2 27 (61.36%) Juniper
3 26 (59.09%) CheckPoint
4 17 (38.64%) F5
5 16 (36.36%) Nokia
6 15 (34.09%) Fortinet
7 13 (29.55%) SolarWinds
8 12 (27.27%) Riverbed
8 12 (27.27%) BMC
9 7 (15.91%) Blue Coat
10 4 (9.09%) HP
11 3 (6.82%) BT
12 1 (2.27%) Cramer
12 1 (2.27%) VMware
12 1 (2.27%) Brocade
12 1 (2.27%) Fujitsu
12 1 (2.27%) AirMagnet
12 1 (2.27%) Citrix
12 1 (2.27%) Sun
12 1 (2.27%) Motorola
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