Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 17 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 153 162
Rank change year-on-year -22 +9 -33
Contract jobs citing OSPF 13 58 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.93% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.66% 6.73% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 21 13
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £388 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% +23.02% +3.70%
10th Percentile £413 £270 £240
90th Percentile £443 £540 £488
England median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £60.00 £46.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.43% - -
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 West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 783 862 596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.27% 13.83% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 447 305
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £161 £195 £213
90th Percentile £502 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 42 63
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.52 £10.78
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.50 £40.71
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.67 £20.50
% change year-on-year -17.50% +10.57% +2.50%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in the West Midlands

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in the West Midlands

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 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
Shropshire -2 7 £420 +8.39%
Birmingham 0 4 - - 3
Worcestershire +7 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (92.31%) CCNP
2 12 (92.31%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (92.31%) BGP
2 12 (92.31%) Firewall
3 11 (84.62%) CheckPoint
3 11 (84.62%) WAN
3 11 (84.62%) Fortinet
3 11 (84.62%) F5
4 10 (76.92%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (76.92%) VLAN
4 10 (76.92%) VPN
4 10 (76.92%) MPLS
5 9 (69.23%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (53.85%) Blue Coat
6 7 (53.85%) BMC
6 7 (53.85%) Network Load Balancing
6 7 (53.85%) McAfee
6 7 (53.85%) Wireless
6 7 (53.85%) IBM
6 7 (53.85%) CCIE
6 7 (53.85%) Internet
6 7 (53.85%) HP
6 7 (53.85%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (53.85%) WAN Optimisation
6 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (53.85%) HSRP
6 7 (53.85%) Network Packet Analysis
7 6 (46.15%) Coaching
7 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 10 (76.92%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (23.08%) Akamai
3 3 (23.08%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) BGP
1 12 (92.31%) Firewall
2 11 (84.62%) WAN
3 10 (76.92%) MPLS
3 10 (76.92%) VLAN
3 10 (76.92%) VPN
4 9 (69.23%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (53.85%) HSRP
5 7 (53.85%) Internet
5 7 (53.85%) Wireless
6 5 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
7 4 (30.77%) Junos
7 4 (30.77%) Network Security
8 3 (23.08%) BIG-IP
8 3 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (23.08%) IPsec
8 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Network Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Expert
4 2 (15.38%) Network Operations Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Network Support
4 2 (15.38%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Cisco Expert
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Network Support
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Service Operations Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Network Design Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Network Load Balancing
1 7 (53.85%) Network Packet Analysis
1 7 (53.85%) Root Cause Analysis
1 7 (53.85%) WAN Optimisation
2 6 (46.15%) Coaching
3 4 (30.77%) ITIL
3 4 (30.77%) ITIL V3
3 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
4 3 (23.08%) SIEM
4 3 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (15.38%) Network Design
6 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) CCNP
1 12 (92.31%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (53.85%) CCIE
3 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
3 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) Check Point Certification
4 4 (30.77%) CISSP
5 1 (7.69%) CCNA
5 1 (7.69%) JNCIA
5 1 (7.69%) JNCIS
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) FortiGate
1 3 (23.08%) Nagios
1 3 (23.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (84.62%) CheckPoint
2 11 (84.62%) F5
2 11 (84.62%) Fortinet
3 7 (53.85%) Blue Coat
3 7 (53.85%) BMC
3 7 (53.85%) HP
3 7 (53.85%) IBM
3 7 (53.85%) McAfee
4 4 (30.77%) Juniper
4 4 (30.77%) Palo Alto
5 3 (23.08%) AppDynamics
5 3 (23.08%) Aruba
5 3 (23.08%) Infoblox
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) SolarWinds
6 1 (7.69%) 3Com
6 1 (7.69%) Radware