The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 82 81 76
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing OSPF 17 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.02% 0.29% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.23% 2.84% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £301
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.88 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.49% -14.23%
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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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
235 141 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.15% 10.22% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 53 56
Average daily rate £325 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £189 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 23
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

OSPF Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 33 (97.06%) BGP
2 31 (91.18%) Cisco
3 29 (85.29%) MPLS
4 27 (79.41%) UNIX
5 21 (61.76%) CCNP
5 21 (61.76%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (61.76%) Juniper
6 20 (58.82%) CCNA
6 20 (58.82%) VPN
6 20 (58.82%) Telecoms
6 20 (58.82%) JNCIA
7 19 (55.88%) Cisco IOS
7 19 (55.88%) BT 21CN
7 19 (55.88%) Junos
7 19 (55.88%) HSRP
7 19 (55.88%) IOS XR
7 19 (55.88%) BT
7 19 (55.88%) JNCIP
7 19 (55.88%) L2TP
7 19 (55.88%) RSVP
7 19 (55.88%) VRRP
7 19 (55.88%) Ethernet
7 19 (55.88%) Linux
7 19 (55.88%) Broadband
7 19 (55.88%) CCIP
7 19 (55.88%) IPv4
7 19 (55.88%) IPv6
7 19 (55.88%) CCIE
8 15 (44.12%) Firewall
9 14 (41.18%) WAN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (20.59%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (97.06%) BGP
2 29 (85.29%) MPLS
3 20 (58.82%) VPN
4 19 (55.88%) Cisco IOS
4 19 (55.88%) BT 21CN
4 19 (55.88%) Junos
4 19 (55.88%) HSRP
4 19 (55.88%) IOS XR
4 19 (55.88%) L2TP
4 19 (55.88%) RSVP
4 19 (55.88%) VRRP
4 19 (55.88%) Ethernet
4 19 (55.88%) Broadband
4 19 (55.88%) IPv4
4 19 (55.88%) IPv6
5 15 (44.12%) Firewall
6 14 (41.18%) WAN
7 13 (38.24%) EIGRP
8 11 (32.35%) Wireless
9 9 (26.47%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.59%) Oracle Database
General
1 20 (58.82%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Implementation Engineer
1 19 (55.88%) Operations Engineer
1 19 (55.88%) IP Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Architect
3 6 (17.65%) Technical Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Consultant
4 4 (11.76%) Network Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Project Leader
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Project Leader
6 1 (2.94%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Replication
1 7 (20.59%) Clustering
1 7 (20.59%) Celerra
2 1 (2.94%) IVR
2 1 (2.94%) Life Science
2 1 (2.94%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 27 (79.41%) UNIX
2 19 (55.88%) Linux
3 8 (23.53%) Windows
4 7 (20.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Migration
2 7 (20.59%) Business Continuity
2 7 (20.59%) Configuration Management
2 7 (20.59%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (17.65%) Change Control
4 3 (8.82%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.94%) Network Design
5 1 (2.94%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.94%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 21 (61.76%) CCNP
1 21 (61.76%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (58.82%) CCNA
2 20 (58.82%) JNCIA
3 19 (55.88%) JNCIP
3 19 (55.88%) CCIP
3 19 (55.88%) CCIE
4 1 (2.94%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) JNCIS
4 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 7 (20.59%) VMware ESX
2 7 (20.59%) Terminal Services
2 7 (20.59%) XenApp
2 7 (20.59%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 7 (20.59%) Hyper-V
2 7 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (2.94%) Nagios
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 31 (91.18%) Cisco
2 21 (61.76%) Juniper
3 19 (55.88%) BT
4 9 (26.47%) Nortel
4 9 (26.47%) CheckPoint
5 8 (23.53%) SolarWinds
5 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 8 (23.53%) Oracle
6 7 (20.59%) VMware
6 7 (20.59%) EMC
6 7 (20.59%) Citrix
7 3 (8.82%) Avaya
8 1 (2.94%) Infoblox