The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 43 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -
Contract jobs citing OSPF 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.79% 0.43% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.06% 2.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Median daily rate £338 £600 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
-13.10% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +46.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
66 189 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.10% 20.26% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 112 71
Median daily rate £338 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 18
Median hourly rate £18.75 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.84 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +36.36%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OSPF across the Cheshire region.

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 February 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
Warrington +27 4 £338 -43.75%
OSPF
North West

OSPF
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Wireless
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) VLAN
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (75.00%) Spanning Tree
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (75.00%) Driving Licence
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (75.00%) H.323
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) F5

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (75.00%) H.323
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) Spanning Tree
2 3 (75.00%) VLAN
2 3 (75.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (75.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper