Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 99 113
Rank change year-on-year +15 +14 -2
Contract jobs citing OSPF 7 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.59% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.83% 1.67% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
Wales median daily rate £350 £281 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.44% -19.64% -17.65%
10th Percentile £248 £232 £218
90th Percentile £415 £326 £472
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £44.75 £43.00
% change year-on-year -5.59% +4.07% +16.22%

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 Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 183 239 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.37% 16.94% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 154 197
Wales median daily rate £323 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.38% +17.65% -12.82%
10th Percentile £150 £211 £217
90th Percentile £475 £513 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 15
Wales median hourly rate £12.86 £28.00 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.07% +160.47% -32.81%
10th Percentile £10.45 £11.99 £9.00
90th Percentile £25.62 £77.50 £20.45
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in Wales over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 21 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
South Wales +15 7 £350 +12.00%
OSPF
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 Wales region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) CCNA
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (100.00%) MPLS
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (85.71%) CCNP
3 5 (71.43%) F5
4 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
4 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) JNCIA
5 3 (42.86%) Junos
5 3 (42.86%) IPsec
5 3 (42.86%) BGP
5 3 (42.86%) Juniper
5 3 (42.86%) CCDA
5 3 (42.86%) VPN
6 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (14.29%) VMware
6 1 (14.29%) CCIE
6 1 (14.29%) CCDP
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (14.29%) JNCIS
6 1 (14.29%) JNCIP
6 1 (14.29%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 1 (14.29%) CCIE Service Provider

OSPF
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 7 (100.00%) MPLS
2 3 (42.86%) BGP
2 3 (42.86%) IPsec
2 3 (42.86%) Junos
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) CCNA
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (85.71%) CCNP
3 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) CCDA
4 3 (42.86%) JNCIA
5 1 (14.29%) CCDP
5 1 (14.29%) CCIE
5 1 (14.29%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (14.29%) CCIE Service Provider
5 1 (14.29%) JNCIP
5 1 (14.29%) JNCIS
5 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) F5
3 3 (42.86%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) VMware