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 3 months to 24 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)
South West / Bristol
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 67 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 -  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.36% 0.35% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.10% 2.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £360 £406 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.22% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £328
% change year-on-year +6.16% +11.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £36.25
% change year-on-year -31.00% +31.94%  

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 Bristol with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 143 138 86
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 17.25% 16.27% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 105 56
Median daily rate £370 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £236 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £575 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 5
Median hourly rate £30.25 £12.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.00% -55.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.31 £9.30 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £39.00 £37.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing OSPF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 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 24 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 Bristol region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
1 6 (85.71%) BGP
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) HP
2 5 (71.43%) MPLS
3 4 (57.14%) VPN
3 4 (57.14%) Wireless
3 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
4 3 (42.86%) Spanning Tree
4 3 (42.86%) Network Management
4 3 (42.86%) Unified Communications
4 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
4 3 (42.86%) FWSM
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco IPT
4 3 (42.86%) IronPort
4 3 (42.86%) IP Telephony
4 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (42.86%) Juniper
4 3 (42.86%) CA
4 3 (42.86%) Nokia
4 3 (42.86%) IBM
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) Internet
5 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
6 1 (14.29%) CESG
6 1 (14.29%) Finance

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) BGP
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) MPLS
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (57.14%) VPN
3 4 (57.14%) Wireless
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco IPT
4 3 (42.86%) FWSM
4 3 (42.86%) IP Telephony
4 3 (42.86%) Spanning Tree
4 3 (42.86%) Unified Communications
5 2 (28.57%) Internet
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
6 1 (14.29%) BGP-4
6 1 (14.29%) DHCP
6 1 (14.29%) IPsec
6 1 (14.29%) PPP
6 1 (14.29%) VoIP
6 1 (14.29%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Network Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Network Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IP Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior IP Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Network Management
2 1 (14.29%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Resilience Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCDP
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) JNCIA
1 1 (14.29%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) HP
3 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
4 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat
4 3 (42.86%) CA
4 3 (42.86%) IBM
4 3 (42.86%) IronPort
4 3 (42.86%) Juniper
4 3 (42.86%) Nokia
4 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
5 1 (14.29%) Dell