Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 184 189 186
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3 +17
Contract jobs citing OSPF 46 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.72% 0.13% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.96% 0.92% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 3 15
South West median daily rate £388 £273 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.20% -27.33% -25.00%
10th Percentile £270 £264 £303
90th Percentile £475 £285 £450
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
South West median hourly rate £47.00 £44.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.62% - -
England median hourly rate £53.50 £13.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +296.30% -37.21% -50.00%

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 928 758 673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.62% 14.61% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 455 409
South West median daily rate £388 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.71% -
10th Percentile £148 £181 £147
90th Percentile £538 £546 £513
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 46 72
South West median hourly rate £37.55 £26.75 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.37% -29.14% -3.21%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.25 £12.98
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.63 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 - 25 £370 - 7
Bristol -4 15 £419 - 6
Gloucestershire - 2 £250 - 1
Dorset +4 1 - - 2
Somerset -5 1 - -
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 42 (91.30%) Cisco
2 41 (89.13%) BGP
3 33 (71.74%) Firewall
4 24 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 22 (47.83%) Security Cleared
6 22 (47.83%) Data Centre
7 18 (39.13%) F5
7 18 (39.13%) CCNP
8 16 (34.78%) Wireless
8 16 (34.78%) VMware
8 16 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (34.78%) SC Cleared
9 15 (32.61%) Juniper
10 12 (26.09%) CheckPoint
10 12 (26.09%) MPLS
11 11 (23.91%) CCNA
11 11 (23.91%) Cisco Wireless
12 10 (21.74%) Network Virtualisation
12 10 (21.74%) VPN
12 10 (21.74%) Multicast
12 10 (21.74%) Aerohive Networks
13 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (17.39%) DMVPN
14 8 (17.39%) Network Architecture
14 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (17.39%) vCenter Server
15 7 (15.22%) Service Design
15 7 (15.22%) Palo Alto
15 7 (15.22%) Network Security

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 6 (13.04%) Confluence
2 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 41 (89.13%) BGP
2 33 (71.74%) Firewall
3 23 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 16 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (34.78%) Wireless
5 12 (26.09%) MPLS
6 11 (23.91%) Cisco Wireless
7 10 (21.74%) Multicast
7 10 (21.74%) VPN
8 8 (17.39%) DMVPN
9 7 (15.22%) EIGRP
9 7 (15.22%) LAN
9 7 (15.22%) Network Security
9 7 (15.22%) SSL
9 7 (15.22%) WAN
10 6 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (13.04%) Cisco ISE
10 6 (13.04%) IPsec
10 6 (13.04%) VoIP
11 5 (10.87%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) MySQL
1 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 6 (13.04%) JIRA
2 2 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
1 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (52.17%) Network Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Architect
3 7 (15.22%) Network Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Network Design Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Consultant
5 5 (10.87%) Network Consultant
5 5 (10.87%) Network Specialist
6 4 (8.70%) Designer
6 4 (8.70%) Network Designer
6 4 (8.70%) Network Technical Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Technical Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Technical Design Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Security Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Network Specialist
8 2 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (47.83%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) PKI
2 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (6.52%) Linux
4 1 (2.17%) CentOS
4 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) Network Virtualisation
2 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (17.39%) Network Architecture
4 7 (15.22%) Service Design
4 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
5 5 (10.87%) DevOps
5 5 (10.87%) Load Balancing
5 5 (10.87%) Migration
6 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (8.70%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (6.52%) Decision-Making
7 3 (6.52%) Network Design
7 3 (6.52%) NsoIT
7 3 (6.52%) Service Management
8 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 1 (2.17%) Acceptance Criteria
9 1 (2.17%) Business Continuity
9 1 (2.17%) ITIL
9 1 (2.17%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.17%) Python
2 1 (2.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 24 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (47.83%) Security Cleared
3 18 (39.13%) CCNP
4 16 (34.78%) SC Cleared
5 11 (23.91%) CCNA
6 7 (15.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (13.04%) CCIE
8 3 (6.52%) DV Cleared
9 2 (4.35%) CCSA
9 2 (4.35%) CCSE
10 1 (2.17%) CCMSE
10 1 (2.17%) Degree
10 1 (2.17%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.52%) VMware NSX
3 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.17%) KVM
3 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) vCenter Server
2 5 (10.87%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (8.70%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (6.52%) ArcSight ESM
5 2 (4.35%) FortiGate
6 1 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (91.30%) Cisco
2 18 (39.13%) F5
3 16 (34.78%) VMware
4 15 (32.61%) Juniper
5 12 (26.09%) CheckPoint
6 10 (21.74%) Aerohive Networks
7 7 (15.22%) Palo Alto
8 6 (13.04%) Atlassian
9 5 (10.87%) SolarWinds
10 4 (8.70%) Blue Coat
11 3 (6.52%) ArcSight
12 2 (4.35%) Fortinet
13 1 (2.17%) CA
13 1 (2.17%) Forcepoint
13 1 (2.17%) HP
13 1 (2.17%) Infoblox
13 1 (2.17%) McAfee
13 1 (2.17%) Nokia
13 1 (2.17%) Red Hat