The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
North West / Manchester
Rank 84 101 75
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -26
Contract jobs citing OSPF 5 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.36% 0.36% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.26% 2.54% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Median daily rate £320 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +18.05%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -
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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
221 276 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.04% 14.37% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 140 71
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 20
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -14.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Manchester region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 12 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (85.71%) Firewall
2 11 (78.57%) BGP
2 11 (78.57%) F5
3 10 (71.43%) CCNP
4 9 (64.29%) Cisco
5 8 (57.14%) EIGRP
6 7 (50.00%) Load Balancing
7 6 (42.86%) Juniper
8 5 (35.71%) DNS
8 5 (35.71%) NetScreen
9 4 (28.57%) VLAN
9 4 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (28.57%) Wireless
9 4 (28.57%) MPLS
9 4 (28.57%) IGRP
9 4 (28.57%) LAN
9 4 (28.57%) WAN
9 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
10 3 (21.43%) Palo Alto
10 3 (21.43%) DHCP
10 3 (21.43%) CCIE
10 3 (21.43%) VPN
10 3 (21.43%) CCDP
10 3 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (21.43%) Network Security
10 3 (21.43%) Network Design
11 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) Firewall
2 11 (78.57%) BGP
3 8 (57.14%) EIGRP
4 5 (35.71%) DNS
4 5 (35.71%) NetScreen
5 4 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (28.57%) IGRP
5 4 (28.57%) LAN
5 4 (28.57%) MPLS
5 4 (28.57%) VLAN
5 4 (28.57%) WAN
5 4 (28.57%) Wireless
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (21.43%) DHCP
6 3 (21.43%) Network Security
6 3 (21.43%) VPN
7 2 (14.29%) IPsec
7 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 2 (14.29%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Network Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Data Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Data Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Data Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Solaris
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (21.43%) Network Design
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (71.43%) CCNP
3 3 (21.43%) CCDP
3 3 (21.43%) CCIE
4 1 (7.14%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) JNCIP
4 1 (7.14%) JNCIS
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) F5
2 9 (64.29%) Cisco
3 6 (42.86%) Juniper
4 3 (21.43%) Palo Alto
5 2 (14.29%) Aruba
6 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
6 1 (7.14%) VMware