Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 188 170
Rank change year-on-year +7 -18 +7
Contract jobs citing OSPF 25 15 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.46% 0.27% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.21% 1.70% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 26
South West median daily rate £400 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +17.24% -23.68%
10th Percentile £310 £319 £331
90th Percentile £475 £488 £451
England median daily rate £417 £415 £375
% change year-on-year +0.48% +10.67% -
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 £46.00 £23.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year +100.00% -51.91% +12.54%

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 779 882 985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.30% 16.09% 16.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 536 601
South West median daily rate £375 £366 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.39% +1.74% -1.37%
10th Percentile £208 £200 £215
90th Percentile £538 £500 £519
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 69 88
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +19.40% +11.67%
10th Percentile £16.30 £12.34 £11.74
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.50 £46.15
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.18 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.01% -27.28% +21.95%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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
Bristol -7 14 £400 +8.11% 2
Wiltshire +4 6 £425 -26.09% 2
Gloucestershire +5 3 £320 +64.10% 2
Somerset - 1 £450 -
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 23 (92.00%) BGP
2 20 (80.00%) Firewall
3 19 (76.00%) Cisco
4 15 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (60.00%) LAN
5 14 (56.00%) WAN
5 14 (56.00%) CCNA
6 13 (52.00%) VLAN
7 11 (44.00%) Data Centre
7 11 (44.00%) MPLS
8 10 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (36.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (36.00%) ADSL
10 8 (32.00%) Ethernet
10 8 (32.00%) VPN
11 7 (28.00%) Wireless
11 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
11 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
12 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
12 6 (24.00%) Network Virtualisation
13 5 (20.00%) Juniper
13 5 (20.00%) Project Management
13 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (20.00%) VDSL
13 5 (20.00%) HSRP
13 5 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
14 4 (16.00%) VXLAN
14 4 (16.00%) Structured Cabling
14 4 (16.00%) DMVPN
14 4 (16.00%) Multicast

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 1 (4.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (92.00%) BGP
2 20 (80.00%) Firewall
3 15 (60.00%) LAN
4 14 (56.00%) WAN
5 13 (52.00%) VLAN
6 11 (44.00%) MPLS
7 10 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (36.00%) ADSL
8 9 (36.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (32.00%) Ethernet
9 8 (32.00%) VPN
10 7 (28.00%) Wireless
11 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
12 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (20.00%) HSRP
12 5 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
12 5 (20.00%) VDSL
13 4 (16.00%) Multicast
13 4 (16.00%) Structured Cabling
13 4 (16.00%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
1 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Designer
2 5 (20.00%) Network Designer
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) LAN Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Network Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Network Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) WAN Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) WAN Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Network Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Check Point Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Network Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Spine.js
2 1 (4.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (44.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) CentOS
2 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Network Virtualisation
2 5 (20.00%) Project Management
3 4 (16.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.00%) Network Architecture
4 3 (12.00%) Change Control
4 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.00%) Adaptive Security
5 2 (8.00%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (8.00%) NsoIT
5 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.00%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.00%) Network Design
6 1 (4.00%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (4.00%) Network Management
6 1 (4.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (4.00%) Lisp
1 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (56.00%) CCNA
3 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (16.00%) CCNP
4 4 (16.00%) MOS
5 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.00%) JNCIA
6 1 (4.00%) JNCIE
6 1 (4.00%) JNCIP
6 1 (4.00%) JNCIS
6 1 (4.00%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) NFS
3 1 (4.00%) Firmware
3 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.00%) KVM
3 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 19 (76.00%) Cisco
2 5 (20.00%) Juniper
3 4 (16.00%) VMware
4 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (12.00%) F5
4 3 (12.00%) McAfee
4 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (8.00%) Brocade
5 2 (8.00%) Forcepoint
5 2 (8.00%) Meraki
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.00%) Sophos
6 1 (4.00%) Arista
6 1 (4.00%) BT
6 1 (4.00%) HP
6 1 (4.00%) Nokia
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.00%) Riverbed
6 1 (4.00%) Siemens
6 1 (4.00%) WatchGuard