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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 65 27
Contract jobs citing OSPF 0 7 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham - 0.87% 6.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 5.79% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 30
Median daily rate - £354 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £365 £335
% change year-on-year +8.21% +8.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.75 £47.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.52% +59.43%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 97 121 138
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 15.18% 14.98% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 297 295
Median daily rate £388 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £200 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £484 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 25
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -52.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.79 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.39 £14.23 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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 28 June 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 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) EIGRP
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) WAN
3 4 (66.67%) VPN
3 4 (66.67%) Wireless
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (50.00%) Network Design
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) F5
4 3 (50.00%) DMVPN
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 3 (50.00%) Riverbed
4 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (33.33%) CCNA
5 2 (33.33%) RIP
5 2 (33.33%) Migration
6 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (16.67%) VMware
6 1 (16.67%) VLAN
6 1 (16.67%) Degree
6 1 (16.67%) SSH
6 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (16.67%) Network Security
6 1 (16.67%) AirMagnet

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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) EIGRP
2 5 (83.33%) WAN
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (66.67%) VPN
3 4 (66.67%) Wireless
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 3 (50.00%) DMVPN
5 2 (33.33%) RIP
6 1 (16.67%) 802.11
6 1 (16.67%) DHCP
6 1 (16.67%) DNS
6 1 (16.67%) FTP
6 1 (16.67%) MPLS
6 1 (16.67%) TACACS
6 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (16.67%) VRRP
6 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Network Design Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (50.00%) Network Design
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (16.67%) High-Frequency Trading
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Presales
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) CCDA
3 1 (16.67%) CCDP
3 1 (16.67%) CCIE
3 1 (16.67%) CCIP
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (50.00%) F5
2 3 (50.00%) Riverbed
3 1 (16.67%) AirMagnet
3 1 (16.67%) CA
3 1 (16.67%) VMware