Period
to 23 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 23 February 2020 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)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 103 114 109
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5 -6
Contract jobs citing OSPF 9 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.51% 0.78% 0.053%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.73% 5.80% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 0
Bristol median daily rate £575 £401 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.30% - -
South West median daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £40.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £40.00 - £44.50

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 Bristol with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 241 276 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 13.54% 13.42% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 160 169
Bristol median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +1.45%
10th Percentile £185 £177 £157
90th Percentile £588 £546 £573
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +9.68% - +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 5
Bristol median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.86% +40.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £9.75 £14.50 £19.16
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.00 £45.45
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +55.56% -29.87%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in Bristol

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in Bristol

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in Bristol over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in Bristol

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) CCNP
2 6 (66.67%) LAN
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (66.67%) Juniper
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
3 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 5 (55.56%) BGP
4 4 (44.44%) CCDP
4 4 (44.44%) WAN
4 4 (44.44%) DHCP
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
4 4 (44.44%) Wireless
4 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
5 3 (33.33%) Migration
5 3 (33.33%) Network Design
5 3 (33.33%) JNCIS
5 3 (33.33%) Brocade
5 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (33.33%) IPv4
5 3 (33.33%) DAB
6 2 (22.22%) MPLS
6 2 (22.22%) Ericsson
6 2 (22.22%) Nokia
6 2 (22.22%) IPv6
6 2 (22.22%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) HTTP
6 2 (22.22%) SNMP
6 2 (22.22%) Linux

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 (66.67%) Firewall
1 6 (66.67%) LAN
2 5 (55.56%) BGP
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (44.44%) DHCP
3 4 (44.44%) WAN
3 4 (44.44%) Wireless
4 3 (33.33%) DAB
4 3 (33.33%) IPv4
4 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 2 (22.22%) HTTP
5 2 (22.22%) IPsec
5 2 (22.22%) IPv6
5 2 (22.22%) MPLS
5 2 (22.22%) RSVP
5 2 (22.22%) SCTP
5 2 (22.22%) SNMP
6 1 (11.11%) DMVPN
General
1 1 (11.11%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Designer
1 3 (33.33%) Network Designer
1 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Security Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Collaboration Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Design Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Communications Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) PKI
3 1 (11.11%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
1 3 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
2 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITSM
2 1 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) CCNP
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) CCDP
3 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) JNCIS
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) CCDA
6 1 (11.11%) CCIE
6 1 (11.11%) CCIE Collaboration
6 1 (11.11%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 1 (11.11%) CCNA
6 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
1 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
1 1 (11.11%) Icinga
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) Juniper
3 3 (33.33%) Brocade
4 2 (22.22%) Ericsson
4 2 (22.22%) NEC
4 2 (22.22%) Nokia
5 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat
5 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 1 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (11.11%) F5
5 1 (11.11%) Forcepoint
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
5 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 1 (11.11%) Splunk
5 1 (11.11%) Virgin Media