The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK / Wales
Rank 66 76 -
Rank change year-on-year +10 -  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.28% 0.15% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.83% 0.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £363 £375
% change year-on-year -10.34% -3.33%  
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 Wales with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 109 113 70
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 15.46% 16.64% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 77 43
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £140 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £467 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 6
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +307.40% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OSPF in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in Wales

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Wales region over the 3 months to 25 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
South Wales +17 2 - - 2
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 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 Wales region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) xDSL
2 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (50.00%) IPsec
2 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) L2TP
2 2 (50.00%) Broadband
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (50.00%) PPP
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) SSL
2 2 (50.00%) IPv4
2 2 (50.00%) CCIE
2 2 (50.00%) CCNP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper
2 2 (50.00%) Intranet
2 2 (50.00%) Internet

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Broadband
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) Intranet
2 2 (50.00%) IPsec
2 2 (50.00%) IPv4
2 2 (50.00%) L2TP
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) MPLS
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) PPP
2 2 (50.00%) SSL
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (50.00%) xDSL
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (50.00%) CCIE
2 2 (50.00%) CCNP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper