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 3 months to 23 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)
England / South West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 120 134
Rank change year-on-year -7 +14  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 11 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.40% 0.77% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.57% 4.31% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 6
Median daily rate £370 £369 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.33% -22.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £354 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £414 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £364 £335
% change year-on-year +7.56% +8.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.00% +59.43%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 428 534 357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 15.75% 17.85% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 345 209
Median daily rate £370 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 43 30
Median hourly rate £46.25 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in the South West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in the South West

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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

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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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset +7 3 £450 +12.50%
Bristol -3 3 £360 -11.22%
Cornwall - 3 £338 -
Wiltshire -6 1 £575 +58.62%
Gloucestershire - 1 £195 -
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England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South West region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 15 (88.24%) BGP
3 13 (76.47%) Wireless
3 13 (76.47%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (70.59%) Firewall
5 9 (52.94%) CCNP
5 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (52.94%) Data Centre
6 8 (47.06%) Spanning Tree
6 8 (47.06%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (41.18%) VPN
7 7 (41.18%) DNS
7 7 (41.18%) DHCP
8 6 (35.29%) Juniper
8 6 (35.29%) MPLS
8 6 (35.29%) Load Balancing
8 6 (35.29%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (35.29%) HSRP
8 6 (35.29%) Cisco Wireless
9 5 (29.41%) FortiGate
9 5 (29.41%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (29.41%) TACACS
9 5 (29.41%) HP
9 5 (29.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (29.41%) LAN
10 4 (23.53%) CCNA
10 4 (23.53%) WAN
10 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
10 4 (23.53%) NX-OS
10 4 (23.53%) Infoblox

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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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) BGP
2 13 (76.47%) Cisco Nexus
2 13 (76.47%) Wireless
3 12 (70.59%) Firewall
4 8 (47.06%) Spanning Tree
5 7 (41.18%) DHCP
5 7 (41.18%) DNS
5 7 (41.18%) VPN
6 6 (35.29%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (35.29%) Cisco Wireless
6 6 (35.29%) HSRP
6 6 (35.29%) MPLS
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (29.41%) LAN
7 5 (29.41%) TACACS
8 4 (23.53%) NX-OS
8 4 (23.53%) WAN
9 3 (17.65%) FWSM
9 3 (17.65%) IP Telephony
9 3 (17.65%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Network Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IP Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior IP Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Unix
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Load Balancing
2 4 (23.53%) Network Management
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) High Availability
4 1 (5.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Resilience Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Stress Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
4 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) CCNP
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (23.53%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) CCDP
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) JNCIA
4 1 (5.88%) JNCIP
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (29.41%) FortiGate
3 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) Juniper
3 5 (29.41%) HP
4 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
4 4 (23.53%) Infoblox
5 3 (17.65%) Blue Coat
5 3 (17.65%) CA
5 3 (17.65%) IBM
5 3 (17.65%) IronPort
5 3 (17.65%) Nokia
5 3 (17.65%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.88%) Avaya
6 1 (5.88%) Dell
6 1 (5.88%) F5
6 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto