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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 70 112 91
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -21
Contract jobs citing OSPF 51 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.08% 0.17% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.32% 1.35% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 1 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £450 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £450 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £450 £599
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £310
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £32.50
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
383 296 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.61% 12.94% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 118 102
Average daily rate £340 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 37
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.82 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 1 June 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 1 June 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 +33 43 £325 -27.77% 5
Warwickshire - 2 £325 -
Solihull +1 1 £300 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 60 (95.24%) Cisco
2 54 (85.71%) BGP
3 50 (79.37%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (73.02%) Firewall
5 40 (63.49%) CheckPoint
6 36 (57.14%) F5
7 35 (55.56%) Juniper
8 33 (52.38%) CCNP
9 28 (44.44%) MPLS
10 25 (39.68%) CCNA
11 21 (33.33%) Load Balancing
12 19 (30.16%) Network Security
12 19 (30.16%) WAN
13 17 (26.98%) VPN
13 17 (26.98%) LAN
13 17 (26.98%) Riverbed
14 14 (22.22%) ITIL
14 14 (22.22%) UNIX
14 14 (22.22%) Data Centre
15 12 (19.05%) Solaris
15 12 (19.05%) Linux
15 12 (19.05%) TCP/IP
16 11 (17.46%) Blue Coat
16 11 (17.46%) PRINCE2
16 11 (17.46%) Cisco Nexus
17 10 (15.87%) ITIL V3
17 10 (15.87%) Network Monitoring
18 9 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 9 (14.29%) Multicast
18 9 (14.29%) CSS

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 (7.94%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 54 (85.71%) BGP
2 46 (73.02%) Firewall
3 28 (44.44%) MPLS
4 19 (30.16%) Network Security
4 19 (30.16%) WAN
5 17 (26.98%) VPN
5 17 (26.98%) LAN
6 12 (19.05%) TCP/IP
7 11 (17.46%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 9 (14.29%) Multicast
8 9 (14.29%) BIG-IP
9 8 (12.70%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (12.70%) EIGRP
10 7 (11.11%) DNS
10 7 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
11 6 (9.52%) Internet
12 5 (7.94%) VLAN
12 5 (7.94%) Junos
13 4 (6.35%) Cisco PIX
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (11.11%) Marketing
2 6 (9.52%) Finance
3 5 (7.94%) Banking
4 4 (6.35%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 14 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 12 (19.05%) Technical Project Manager
3 12 (19.05%) Technical Manager
4 9 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) Security Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) Consultant
6 5 (7.94%) Network Specialist
7 4 (6.35%) Monitoring Specialist
7 4 (6.35%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (4.76%) Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Network Support
8 3 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Monitoring Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) AWS Consultant
9 2 (3.17%) Network Project Manager
9 2 (3.17%) Network Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.70%) Clustering
3 6 (9.52%) User Experience
4 4 (6.35%) Visualisation
5 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.59%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.22%) UNIX
2 12 (19.05%) Solaris
2 12 (19.05%) Linux
3 2 (3.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 14 (22.22%) ITIL
3 11 (17.46%) PRINCE2
4 10 (15.87%) ITIL V3
4 10 (15.87%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (14.29%) Project Management
6 7 (11.11%) Network Architecture
6 7 (11.11%) Network Management
7 6 (9.52%) PRINCE
8 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.35%) Change Control
9 4 (6.35%) Network Design
9 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
9 4 (6.35%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (4.76%) E-Commerce
10 3 (4.76%) Programme Management
10 3 (4.76%) Migration
10 3 (4.76%) Workflow
10 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
10 3 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.76%) Tcl
1 3 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 50 (79.37%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (52.38%) CCNP
3 25 (39.68%) CCNA
4 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 6 (9.52%) CCIE
5 6 (9.52%) PMP
5 6 (9.52%) PMI Certification
6 5 (7.94%) CCSA
7 4 (6.35%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (3.17%) CCSE
8 2 (3.17%) CCDP
9 1 (1.59%) HP ASE
9 1 (1.59%) HP MASE
9 1 (1.59%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) OPNET
2 2 (3.17%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.59%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 60 (95.24%) Cisco
2 40 (63.49%) CheckPoint
3 36 (57.14%) F5
4 35 (55.56%) Juniper
5 17 (26.98%) Riverbed
6 11 (17.46%) Blue Coat
7 9 (14.29%) Fortinet
8 6 (9.52%) SolarWinds
8 6 (9.52%) BMC
8 6 (9.52%) Nokia
9 5 (7.94%) HP
9 5 (7.94%) BT
10 3 (4.76%) Remedy
10 3 (4.76%) Brocade
11 2 (3.17%) Aerohive Networks
11 2 (3.17%) Huawei
11 2 (3.17%) Cramer
11 2 (3.17%) Ericsson
11 2 (3.17%) Nortel
11 2 (3.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
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