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 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)
England / West Midlands
Rank 106 129 105
Rank change year-on-year +23 -24  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 12 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.037% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.73% 0.34% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 13
Median daily rate £325 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 - £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 - £450
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 the West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 322 298 360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.98% 11.06% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 137 168
Median daily rate £395 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 43
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £26.00 £40.00
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 the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in the West Midlands

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Birmingham +7 9 £344 - 1
Shropshire - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £325 - 1
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 38 (92.68%) Cisco
2 35 (85.37%) Firewall
3 30 (73.17%) BGP
4 27 (65.85%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (53.66%) CheckPoint
6 20 (48.78%) WAN
7 19 (46.34%) CCNP
8 15 (36.59%) Network Design
8 15 (36.59%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (34.15%) LAN
10 11 (26.83%) VPN
10 11 (26.83%) Juniper
10 11 (26.83%) MPLS
10 11 (26.83%) SC Cleared
10 11 (26.83%) Security Cleared
11 10 (24.39%) Fortinet
11 10 (24.39%) CCNA
11 10 (24.39%) Data Centre
12 9 (21.95%) Oracle
12 9 (21.95%) Wireless
12 9 (21.95%) Aruba
13 8 (19.51%) F5
13 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (19.51%) Junos
13 8 (19.51%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (17.07%) Network Security
14 7 (17.07%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (17.07%) EIGRP
15 6 (14.63%) Blue Coat
15 6 (14.63%) Amazon AWS

OSPF
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) assyst
2 1 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (85.37%) Firewall
2 30 (73.17%) BGP
3 20 (48.78%) WAN
4 15 (36.59%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (34.15%) LAN
6 11 (26.83%) MPLS
6 11 (26.83%) VPN
7 9 (21.95%) Wireless
8 8 (19.51%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (19.51%) Junos
9 7 (17.07%) EIGRP
9 7 (17.07%) Network Security
9 7 (17.07%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (12.20%) DNS
10 5 (12.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (12.20%) SNMP
10 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
11 4 (9.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 4 (9.76%) Multicast
11 4 (9.76%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) MySQL
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
1 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 36 (87.80%) Network Engineer
2 11 (26.83%) Cisco Engineer
2 11 (26.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Design Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Implementation Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Network Design Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Juniper Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Network Support
6 3 (7.32%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Check Point Support
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Support
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) NOC Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) 802.1X
1 3 (7.32%) SOAP
1 3 (7.32%) XML
2 1 (2.44%) CSS
2 1 (2.44%) Middleware
2 1 (2.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) CMDB
3 1 (2.44%) PKI
3 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) VxWorks
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) Network Design
2 6 (14.63%) Mentoring
2 6 (14.63%) Network Management
3 5 (12.20%) ITIL
3 5 (12.20%) Load Balancing
4 4 (9.76%) Migration
4 4 (9.76%) Network Architecture
4 4 (9.76%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (9.76%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (7.32%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (7.32%) Service Management
6 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.88%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.88%) Presales
6 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.44%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.44%) High-Frequency Trading
7 1 (2.44%) Server Hardening
7 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
1 3 (7.32%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) Perl
3 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.44%) C#
3 1 (2.44%) C++
3 1 (2.44%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) Prolog
3 1 (2.44%) Python
3 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (65.85%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (46.34%) CCNP
3 11 (26.83%) SC Cleared
3 11 (26.83%) Security Cleared
4 10 (24.39%) CCNA
5 4 (9.76%) CCIE
6 2 (4.88%) CCDA
6 2 (4.88%) CCDP
6 2 (4.88%) Degree
7 1 (2.44%) CCIP
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Firmware
1 1 (2.44%) NFS
1 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.44%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.44%) OpenView
2 1 (2.44%) OPNET
2 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 38 (92.68%) Cisco
2 22 (53.66%) CheckPoint
3 11 (26.83%) Juniper
4 10 (24.39%) Fortinet
5 9 (21.95%) Aruba
5 9 (21.95%) Oracle
6 8 (19.51%) F5
7 6 (14.63%) Blue Coat
7 6 (14.63%) Riverbed
8 5 (12.20%) Remedy
9 3 (7.32%) CA
9 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
10 2 (4.88%) AirMagnet
10 2 (4.88%) BMC
10 2 (4.88%) HP
10 2 (4.88%) IBM
10 2 (4.88%) Palo Alto
11 1 (2.44%) Intel Security
11 1 (2.44%) Nokia
11 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds
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