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 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / South West
Rank 127 106 129
Rank change year-on-year -21 +23  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 6 29 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.23% 1.01% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.41% 6.47% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 24 10
Median daily rate £341 £363 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.86% -10.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £363 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £363 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £363 £380
% change year-on-year -10.34% -4.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +50.00%  

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 426 448 372
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.65% 15.62% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 292 185
Median daily rate £338 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.89% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 30 23
Median hourly rate £44.25 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.90% -15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.33 £16.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

OSPF
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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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
Bristol +5 4 £358 -
Cornwall - 2 £338 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 13 (92.86%) BGP
2 12 (85.71%) Cisco
3 10 (71.43%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (64.29%) Firewall
5 8 (57.14%) Wireless
6 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (50.00%) Juniper
6 7 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
7 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
7 6 (42.86%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (42.86%) MPLS
7 6 (42.86%) VPN
8 5 (35.71%) CCNP
8 5 (35.71%) LAN
8 5 (35.71%) WAN
9 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
9 4 (28.57%) ITIL
9 4 (28.57%) HP
9 4 (28.57%) HSRP
9 4 (28.57%) Network Management
10 3 (21.43%) Unified Communications
10 3 (21.43%) CCNA
10 3 (21.43%) VoIP
10 3 (21.43%) VLAN
10 3 (21.43%) Migration
11 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
11 2 (14.29%) Blue Coat
11 2 (14.29%) Network Design
11 2 (14.29%) IP Telephony

OSPF
Top Related 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 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) BGP
2 10 (71.43%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (64.29%) Firewall
4 8 (57.14%) Wireless
5 7 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
6 6 (42.86%) MPLS
6 6 (42.86%) VPN
7 5 (35.71%) LAN
7 5 (35.71%) WAN
8 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (28.57%) HSRP
9 3 (21.43%) Unified Communications
9 3 (21.43%) VLAN
9 3 (21.43%) VoIP
10 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
10 2 (14.29%) DHCP
10 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
10 2 (14.29%) IP Telephony
10 2 (14.29%) VPLS
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
1 2 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
2 1 (7.14%) Military
2 1 (7.14%) Multimedia
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Network Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Network Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Migration Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Telephony Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
1 4 (28.57%) Network Management
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Network Design
3 2 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Resilience Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Stress Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Test Management
4 1 (7.14%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (35.71%) CCNP
3 3 (21.43%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) Juniper
3 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 4 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 2 (14.29%) CA
4 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 2 (14.29%) IBM
4 2 (14.29%) Infoblox
4 2 (14.29%) IronPort
4 2 (14.29%) Nokia
4 2 (14.29%) Palo Alto
4 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
4 2 (14.29%) SonicWALL
4 2 (14.29%) WatchGuard
5 1 (7.14%) Remedy