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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 87 - 67
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OSPF 6 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.55% - 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.02% - 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £27.88
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +43.49%
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
199 142 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.14% 13.99% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 74 47
Median daily rate £388 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 12
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -52.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.50 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £20.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Knutsford - 1 £325 -
OSPF
North West

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 10 (100.00%) Juniper
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (90.00%) BGP
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) WAN
3 5 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 5 (50.00%) CCNP
3 5 (50.00%) Migration
3 5 (50.00%) JNCIA
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 4 (40.00%) iSeries
4 4 (40.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (40.00%) FabricPath
4 4 (40.00%) TRILL
4 4 (40.00%) IPsec
4 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (40.00%) VPN
4 4 (40.00%) DNS
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) LAN
4 4 (40.00%) VoIP
4 4 (40.00%) IBM
4 4 (40.00%) IPv4
4 4 (40.00%) IPv6
4 4 (40.00%) Lisp
4 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (40.00%) MPLS
5 3 (30.00%) IGRP

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 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (90.00%) BGP
2 9 (90.00%) WAN
3 5 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 4 (40.00%) DNS
4 4 (40.00%) FabricPath
4 4 (40.00%) IPsec
4 4 (40.00%) IPv4
4 4 (40.00%) IPv6
4 4 (40.00%) LAN
4 4 (40.00%) MPLS
4 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (40.00%) TRILL
4 4 (40.00%) VoIP
4 4 (40.00%) VPN
5 3 (30.00%) IGRP
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (20.00%) Network Security
6 2 (20.00%) PBX
7 1 (10.00%) Spanning Tree
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Data Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Data Centre Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Data Migration Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Data Migration Lead
2 4 (40.00%) Lead Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Lead Data Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Migration Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (40.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 4 (40.00%) iSeries
2 2 (20.00%) IVR
3 1 (10.00%) Health Informatics
3 1 (10.00%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Security Management
2 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) CCNP
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (50.00%) JNCIA
2 3 (30.00%) CCNA
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Juniper
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco
3 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (40.00%) IBM
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Nortel