The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 41 60 49
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -11
Contract jobs citing OSPF 16 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 2.34% 0.44% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.03% 2.40% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate
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£475 £519 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.44% +78.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
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
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
133 125 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 19.42% 18.46% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 65 46
Average daily rate £390 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £310 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Wiltshire region.

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Swindon +5 10 £475 -8.44%
OSPF
South West

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 18 (94.74%) BGP
3 16 (84.21%) MPLS
3 16 (84.21%) LAN
4 15 (78.95%) WAN
5 13 (68.42%) VPN
6 11 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (57.89%) Juniper
6 11 (57.89%) CCNP
7 10 (52.63%) Firewall
8 9 (47.37%) CheckPoint
8 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
9 8 (42.11%) IPsec
9 8 (42.11%) JNCIS
9 8 (42.11%) VLAN
10 7 (36.84%) Service Delivery
10 7 (36.84%) H.323
10 7 (36.84%) IPv4
10 7 (36.84%) IPv6
10 7 (36.84%) Ethernet
10 7 (36.84%) ITIL
10 7 (36.84%) Tandberg
10 7 (36.84%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
11 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared
11 6 (31.58%) F5
11 6 (31.58%) HSRP
11 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
11 6 (31.58%) VRRP
11 6 (31.58%) Network Security

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 (5.26%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 18 (94.74%) BGP
2 16 (84.21%) MPLS
2 16 (84.21%) LAN
3 15 (78.95%) WAN
4 13 (68.42%) VPN
5 10 (52.63%) Firewall
6 8 (42.11%) IPsec
6 8 (42.11%) VLAN
7 7 (36.84%) H.323
7 7 (36.84%) IPv4
7 7 (36.84%) IPv6
7 7 (36.84%) Ethernet
8 6 (31.58%) VRRP
8 6 (31.58%) Network Security
8 6 (31.58%) HSRP
9 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (26.32%) Cisco PIX
10 4 (21.05%) EIGRP
11 3 (15.79%) RIP
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
1 4 (21.05%) Billing
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Designer
2 7 (36.84%) Network Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Lead Designer
3 4 (21.05%) Design Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Support
5 1 (5.26%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Network Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (31.58%) Cryptography
2 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
3 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL
1 7 (36.84%) Service Delivery
2 5 (26.32%) Network Design
3 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
3 4 (21.05%) Asset Management
3 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
3 4 (21.05%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.26%) Network Planning
5 1 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (5.26%) Time Management
5 1 (5.26%) Network Management
5 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) CCNP
1 11 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
3 8 (42.11%) JNCIS
4 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
5 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) CCIE
7 1 (5.26%) Degree
7 1 (5.26%) CCNA
7 1 (5.26%) CCDP
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (57.89%) Juniper
3 9 (47.37%) CheckPoint
4 7 (36.84%) Tandberg
5 6 (31.58%) F5
6 5 (26.32%) Radware
7 2 (10.53%) Websense
7 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
8 1 (5.26%) Brocade
8 1 (5.26%) Riverbed
8 1 (5.26%) Remedy
8 1 (5.26%) HP