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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank - - 56
Contract jobs citing OSPF 0 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +42.85%
OSPF
North West

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
124 162 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.52% 14.22% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 102 61
Median daily rate £425 £413 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +28.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 23 19
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.33 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.87% -36.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Juniper
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) BGP
2 4 (80.00%) EIGRP
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) CCNP
2 4 (80.00%) JNCIA
3 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 3 (60.00%) Nortel
3 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (60.00%) VoIP
3 3 (60.00%) IGRP
4 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (40.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (40.00%) PBX
4 2 (40.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) Security Management
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) IVR
4 2 (40.00%) Virtual Team
5 1 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (20.00%) Health Informatics
5 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (20.00%) 802.1X
5 1 (20.00%) VLAN

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 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) BGP
2 4 (80.00%) EIGRP
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) IGRP
3 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (60.00%) VoIP
4 2 (40.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) PBX
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (20.00%) VLAN
5 1 (20.00%) VRRP
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) IVR
1 2 (40.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (20.00%) Health Informatics
2 1 (20.00%) Informatics
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Security Management
1 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (80.00%) JNCIA
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Juniper
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) Nortel