Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 181 193
Rank change year-on-year -4 +12 -27
Contract jobs citing OSPF 12 28 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.21% 0.48% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.45% 3.28% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 16
South West median daily rate £450 £383 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -25.37% +23.87%
10th Percentile £263 £306 £398
90th Percentile £486 £475 £600
England median daily rate £389 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -2.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
South West median hourly rate - £43.50 -
England median hourly rate £13.50 £46.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -70.65% +4.55% +17.02%

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 830 853 872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.77% 14.69% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 501 479
South West median daily rate £368 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.41% +2.07%
10th Percentile £171 £165 £181
90th Percentile £527 £538 £508
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 84 75
South West median hourly rate £32.00 £31.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.59% -19.75% +82.56%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.83 £13.32
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.20 £48.71
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +7 7 £450 +5.88% 1
Bristol -16 2 £350 -4.11%
Somerset - 2 £275 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £195 -
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) WAN
2 8 (66.67%) Wireless
3 7 (58.33%) Firewall
3 7 (58.33%) BGP
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (50.00%) ITIL
4 6 (50.00%) CCNP
4 6 (50.00%) CCNA
4 6 (50.00%) LAN
4 6 (50.00%) VPN
4 6 (50.00%) MPLS
5 5 (41.67%) DHCP
5 5 (41.67%) Juniper
6 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 4 (33.33%) Avaya
6 4 (33.33%) DNS
6 4 (33.33%) IPsec
6 4 (33.33%) HSRP
6 4 (33.33%) Meraki
7 3 (25.00%) Skype
7 3 (25.00%) High Availability
7 3 (25.00%) VRRP
7 3 (25.00%) Nortel Meridian
7 3 (25.00%) IP Telephony
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (25.00%) Skype for Business
7 3 (25.00%) Unified Communications

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 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) WAN
1 8 (66.67%) Wireless
2 7 (58.33%) BGP
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (58.33%) Firewall
3 6 (50.00%) LAN
3 6 (50.00%) MPLS
3 6 (50.00%) VPN
4 5 (41.67%) DHCP
5 4 (33.33%) DNS
5 4 (33.33%) HSRP
5 4 (33.33%) IPsec
6 3 (25.00%) 4G
6 3 (25.00%) Broadband
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (25.00%) IP Telephony
6 3 (25.00%) Nortel Meridian
6 3 (25.00%) Skype
6 3 (25.00%) Unified Communications
6 3 (25.00%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Network Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Support
4 3 (25.00%) Network Support
4 3 (25.00%) Network Support Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) IP Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior IP Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) High Availability
3 2 (16.67%) Network Management
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) CCNA
1 6 (50.00%) CCNP
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) Juniper
3 4 (33.33%) Avaya
3 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 4 (33.33%) Meraki
4 3 (25.00%) Nortel
5 2 (16.67%) Palo Alto
6 1 (8.33%) F5
6 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds