The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 1 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 19 16 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing OSPF 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 1.46% 1.39% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 20.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
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£460 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +25.00%
OSPF
Wales

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 Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 5.84% 6.94% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Average daily rate £440 £425 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +61.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the West Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OSPF across the West Wales region.

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in West Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
Swansea -2 2 £460 +8.23%
OSPF
Wales

OSPF
Top 23 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Wales 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 2 (100.00%) ISDN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) RIP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Nortel
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) Nokia
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (100.00%) VRRP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Frame Relay
1 2 (100.00%) Network Design
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) HSRP
2 1 (50.00%) DataPower
2 1 (50.00%) Imperva
2 1 (50.00%) BC Cleared

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Wales 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) ISDN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) RIP
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (100.00%) VRRP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Frame Relay
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 2 (100.00%) HSRP
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) BC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Nortel
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) Nokia
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Imperva