The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
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Rank - 59 54
Contract jobs citing OSPF 0 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 1.34% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 7.48% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 6
Average daily rate
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- £280 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -41.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +25.00%
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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
126 147 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.53% 17.90% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 69 66
Average daily rate £413 £305 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.24% -18.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 22
Average hourly rate £17.33 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.84 £16.79 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing OSPF also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OSPF.

1 4 (80.00%) BGP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) CCNP
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Juniper
4 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Ruby
4 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (20.00%) Aruba
4 1 (20.00%) Network Management
4 1 (20.00%) F5
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing OSPF also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OSPF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) BGP
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCNP
1 2 (40.00%) CCNA
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Aruba
2 1 (20.00%) F5