The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cheshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 53 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing OSPF 10 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.25% 0.91% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.41% 4.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£280 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.47%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
135 166 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.94% 21.64% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 66 72
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 14
Average hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £19.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +83.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.84 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
OSPF
North West

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - - - -
OSPF
North West

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 13 (86.67%) Cisco
2 12 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (80.00%) BGP
3 10 (66.67%) Juniper
3 10 (66.67%) CCNP
3 10 (66.67%) Riverbed
3 10 (66.67%) F5
4 7 (46.67%) MPLS
4 7 (46.67%) Service Delivery
5 6 (40.00%) Firewall
6 5 (33.33%) EIGRP
6 5 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (33.33%) LAN
7 3 (20.00%) NetScaler
7 3 (20.00%) UNIX
7 3 (20.00%) Windows
7 3 (20.00%) Linux
7 3 (20.00%) HTTP
7 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (20.00%) VPN
7 3 (20.00%) DNS
7 3 (20.00%) SSL
7 3 (20.00%) Citrix
7 3 (20.00%) CCIP
7 3 (20.00%) VLAN
7 3 (20.00%) Fortinet
7 3 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (20.00%) IPsec
8 2 (13.33%) Network Security
8 2 (13.33%) TACACS

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) BGP
2 7 (46.67%) MPLS
3 6 (40.00%) Firewall
4 5 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (33.33%) LAN
5 3 (20.00%) NetScaler
5 3 (20.00%) HTTP
5 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (20.00%) VPN
5 3 (20.00%) DNS
5 3 (20.00%) SSL
5 3 (20.00%) VLAN
5 3 (20.00%) IPsec
6 2 (13.33%) Network Security
6 2 (13.33%) TACACS
6 2 (13.33%) NetScreen
6 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (13.33%) WAN
7 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Consultant
2 5 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Service Delivery
2 3 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (66.67%) CCNP
3 3 (20.00%) CCIP
4 2 (13.33%) CCDP
4 2 (13.33%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco
2 10 (66.67%) Juniper
2 10 (66.67%) Riverbed
2 10 (66.67%) F5
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix
3 3 (20.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (13.33%) Websense
5 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint