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 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
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 102 84 79
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Contract jobs citing OSPF 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.82% 1.63% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£475 - £280
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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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
220 184 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.89% 14.06% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 88 79
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £443 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 14
Average hourly rate £14.19 £30.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.70% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £40.00 £21.40
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 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
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 28 August 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 15 (100.00%) BGP
2 13 (86.67%) Firewall
3 10 (66.67%) Cisco
4 9 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (53.33%) VPN
5 8 (53.33%) DNS
5 8 (53.33%) DHCP
5 8 (53.33%) Wireless
6 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
6 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (40.00%) Juniper
7 6 (40.00%) SNMP
8 5 (33.33%) WAN
8 5 (33.33%) UNIX
8 5 (33.33%) LAN
8 5 (33.33%) EIGRP
8 5 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (33.33%) 802.1X
9 4 (26.67%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (26.67%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (26.67%) IPsec
9 4 (26.67%) CCNA
9 4 (26.67%) JNCIP
9 4 (26.67%) CCIE
9 4 (26.67%) CCNP
9 4 (26.67%) VoIP
10 3 (20.00%) Python
10 3 (20.00%) Windows
10 3 (20.00%) Perl
10 3 (20.00%) SMTP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) BGP
2 13 (86.67%) Firewall
3 8 (53.33%) Wireless
3 8 (53.33%) DHCP
3 8 (53.33%) VPN
3 8 (53.33%) DNS
4 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
5 6 (40.00%) SNMP
6 5 (33.33%) LAN
6 5 (33.33%) WAN
6 5 (33.33%) EIGRP
6 5 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (26.67%) IPsec
7 4 (26.67%) VoIP
8 3 (20.00%) SMTP
8 3 (20.00%) FTP
8 3 (20.00%) HTTP
8 3 (20.00%) Internet
8 3 (20.00%) 802.11
8 3 (20.00%) MPLS
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Network Consultant
1 5 (33.33%) Consultant
1 5 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Network Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Implementation Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) IP Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Telephony Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Support
3 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Statistics
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) UNIX
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (26.67%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (20.00%) Open Source
3 3 (20.00%) Network Management
4 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Perl
1 3 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) JNCIP
2 4 (26.67%) CCIE
2 4 (26.67%) CCNP
2 4 (26.67%) CCNA
3 3 (20.00%) Degree
3 3 (20.00%) JNCIA
3 3 (20.00%) JNCIS
4 2 (13.33%) CCIP
5 1 (6.67%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (20.00%) Nagios
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Juniper
3 3 (20.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (20.00%) Infoblox
3 3 (20.00%) Aruba
4 2 (13.33%) BT