Period
to 22 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 190 180
Rank change year-on-year +2 -10 -29
Contract jobs citing OSPF 9 16 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.17% 0.29% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.15% 2.21% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 24
South West median daily rate £375 £373 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +2.76% -13.69%
10th Percentile £267 £304 £331
90th Percentile £500 £450 £399
England median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year - +5.96% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £44.50 - -
England median hourly rate £26.75 £18.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +48.61% -58.14% +14.67%

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 780 723 823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.01% 13.18% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 444 496
South West median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £156 £184
90th Percentile £550 £538 £488
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 74 64
South West median hourly rate £27.00 £38.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.87% +0.65% +68.58%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.43 £12.08
90th Percentile £43.40 £70.00 £46.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%

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 February 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 February 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
Dorset -9 4 £273 -35.88%
Wiltshire +17 2 £500 - 1
Somerset - 2 £275 -
Bristol -9 1 - - 3
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (77.78%) Firewall
3 6 (66.67%) MPLS
4 5 (55.56%) BGP
4 5 (55.56%) CCNP
4 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (55.56%) CheckPoint
4 5 (55.56%) VPN
4 5 (55.56%) IPsec
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (44.44%) DNS
5 4 (44.44%) WAN
5 4 (44.44%) DHCP
5 4 (44.44%) ITIL
5 4 (44.44%) CCNA
5 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 4 (44.44%) Meraki
6 3 (33.33%) Skype
6 3 (33.33%) High Availability
6 3 (33.33%) HSRP
6 3 (33.33%) VRRP
6 3 (33.33%) EIGRP
6 3 (33.33%) Nortel
6 3 (33.33%) Avaya
6 3 (33.33%) Broadband
6 3 (33.33%) Skype for Business
6 3 (33.33%) Unified Communications
6 3 (33.33%) 4G
6 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) IP Telephony

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 3 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) MPLS
3 5 (55.56%) BGP
3 5 (55.56%) IPsec
3 5 (55.56%) VPN
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (44.44%) DHCP
4 4 (44.44%) DNS
4 4 (44.44%) WAN
5 3 (33.33%) 4G
5 3 (33.33%) Broadband
5 3 (33.33%) EIGRP
5 3 (33.33%) HSRP
5 3 (33.33%) IP Telephony
5 3 (33.33%) Nortel Meridian
5 3 (33.33%) Skype
5 3 (33.33%) Unified Communications
5 3 (33.33%) VRRP
5 3 (33.33%) Wireless
6 2 (22.22%) RIP
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Support
2 3 (33.33%) Network Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Network Support
2 3 (33.33%) Network Support Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Designer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Network Designer
4 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Network Management
3 1 (11.11%) Power Management
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) CCNP
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) CCNA
2 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) CCIE
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Firmware
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) CheckPoint
3 4 (44.44%) Meraki
4 3 (33.33%) Avaya
4 3 (33.33%) Nortel
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) BT
6 1 (11.11%) F5
6 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
6 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
6 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds