Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for OSPF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OSPF over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 101 75
Rank change year-on-year +10 -26 +2
Contract jobs citing OSPF 4 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.26% 0.27% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 1.90% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 10
Birmingham median daily rate - £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +24.46%
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £388 £320
% change year-on-year +8.39% +21.09% +5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £60.00 £46.00 -
% change year-on-year +30.43% - -

OSPF is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 269 210 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.16% 13.98% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 133 113
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £154 £205 £166
90th Percentile £494 £535 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 15
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -3.23% -18.42%
10th Percentile £9.98 £10.69 £10.73
90th Percentile £31.10 £26.00 £20.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in Birmingham

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OSPF in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in Birmingham

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (100.00%) Junos
1 4 (100.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) SIEM
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (75.00%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (75.00%) AppDynamics
2 3 (75.00%) Palo Alto
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (75.00%) Infoblox
2 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (75.00%) SCOM
2 3 (75.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (75.00%) Akamai
2 3 (75.00%) BIG-IP
2 3 (75.00%) VLAN
2 3 (75.00%) Fortinet
2 3 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (75.00%) IPsec

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Akamai
1 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (75.00%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (100.00%) Junos
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) BIG-IP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (75.00%) IPsec
2 3 (75.00%) MPLS
2 3 (75.00%) SSL
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) VLAN
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Junior
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Security Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (75.00%) SIEM
1 3 (75.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) CCIE
3 1 (25.00%) JNCIA
3 1 (25.00%) JNCIS
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Nagios
1 3 (75.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) F5
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) AppDynamics
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Fortinet
2 3 (75.00%) Infoblox
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Palo Alto
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (25.00%) 3Com
3 1 (25.00%) Radware