Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 22 October 2018 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)
England > South West
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 184 173
Rank change year-on-year +3 -11 +16
Contract jobs citing OSPF 37 13 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.61% 0.24% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.24% 1.58% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 19
South West median daily rate £380 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +24.14% -30.95%
10th Percentile £310 £264 £305
90th Percentile £425 £485 £437
England median daily rate £417 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
South West median hourly rate £46.75 - £43.50
10th Percentile £45.73 - £38.35
90th Percentile £47.00 - £46.25
England median hourly rate £46.25 £32.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year +42.31% -29.35% +7.60%

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 the South West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 873 821 883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.29% 14.92% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 488 521
South West median daily rate £389 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +4.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £171 £180
90th Percentile £538 £525 £538
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 51 87
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -1.52% -17.50%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.79 £12.15
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £19.69 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% -16.89% +12.50%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in the South West

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in the South West

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in the South West over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in the South West

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in the South West

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the South West region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire - 18 £380 - 3
Bristol -2 13 £400 +11.11%
Gloucestershire 0 4 £320 +64.10% 3
Somerset -3 1 - - 1
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 South West region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 33 (89.19%) BGP
1 33 (89.19%) Firewall
2 28 (75.68%) Cisco
3 27 (72.97%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (51.35%) Data Centre
5 18 (48.65%) CCNA
6 16 (43.24%) CCNP
6 16 (43.24%) LAN
6 16 (43.24%) Security Cleared
7 14 (37.84%) WAN
8 13 (35.14%) VMware
8 13 (35.14%) VLAN
8 13 (35.14%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (32.43%) MPLS
10 11 (29.73%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (29.73%) SC Cleared
10 11 (29.73%) Network Virtualisation
11 10 (27.03%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (27.03%) VPN
12 9 (24.32%) Wireless
13 8 (21.62%) ADSL
13 8 (21.62%) Ethernet
13 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (21.62%) Network Architecture
13 8 (21.62%) DMVPN
13 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (21.62%) vCenter Server
13 8 (21.62%) Multicast
14 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (18.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.51%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (89.19%) BGP
1 33 (89.19%) Firewall
2 16 (43.24%) LAN
3 14 (37.84%) WAN
4 13 (35.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 13 (35.14%) VLAN
5 12 (32.43%) MPLS
6 11 (29.73%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (27.03%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (27.03%) VPN
8 9 (24.32%) Wireless
9 8 (21.62%) ADSL
9 8 (21.62%) DMVPN
9 8 (21.62%) Ethernet
9 8 (21.62%) Multicast
10 6 (16.22%) EIGRP
10 6 (16.22%) HSRP
10 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
11 5 (13.51%) VDSL
11 5 (13.51%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) MySQL
1 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (13.51%) JIRA
2 2 (5.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Network Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Architect
2 7 (18.92%) Designer
2 7 (18.92%) Network Architect
2 7 (18.92%) Network Designer
3 6 (16.22%) Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Network Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Network Design Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) LAN Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Network Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Network Technical Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Technical Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Technical Design Architect
4 4 (10.81%) WAN Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) WAN Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Network Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Spine.js
2 1 (2.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 19 (51.35%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Linux
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) CentOS
3 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Network Virtualisation
2 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.62%) Network Architecture
3 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (13.51%) Project Management
5 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (10.81%) ITIL
6 3 (8.11%) Change Control
6 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
6 3 (8.11%) Network Design
7 2 (5.41%) Adaptive Security
7 2 (5.41%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (5.41%) DevOps
7 2 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (5.41%) NsoIT
7 2 (5.41%) Programme Management
7 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.70%) Decision-Making
8 1 (2.70%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.70%) Lisp
2 1 (2.70%) Python
2 1 (2.70%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 27 (72.97%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (48.65%) CCNA
3 16 (43.24%) CCNP
3 16 (43.24%) Security Cleared
4 11 (29.73%) SC Cleared
5 7 (18.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (16.22%) CCIE
7 4 (10.81%) MOS
8 2 (5.41%) CCSA
8 2 (5.41%) CCSE
8 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
8 2 (5.41%) JNCIE
9 1 (2.70%) CCMSE
9 1 (2.70%) Degree
9 1 (2.70%) JNCIA
9 1 (2.70%) JNCIP
9 1 (2.70%) JNCIS
9 1 (2.70%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.11%) VMware NSX
3 2 (5.41%) NFS
4 1 (2.70%) KVM
4 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) vCenter Server
2 4 (10.81%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.70%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 28 (75.68%) Cisco
2 13 (35.14%) VMware
3 7 (18.92%) CheckPoint
3 7 (18.92%) F5
4 5 (13.51%) Atlassian
4 5 (13.51%) Juniper
5 4 (10.81%) SolarWinds
6 3 (8.11%) McAfee
7 2 (5.41%) Brocade
7 2 (5.41%) Forcepoint
7 2 (5.41%) Infoblox
7 2 (5.41%) Meraki
7 2 (5.41%) Palo Alto
7 2 (5.41%) Sophos
8 1 (2.70%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.70%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.70%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.70%) WatchGuard