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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 101 76 84
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +8
Contract jobs citing OSPF 5 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% 1.05% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.81% 8.24% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate £381 £288 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.60% -32.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
276 182 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.23% 12.75% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 90 77
Average daily rate £368 £318 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.74% +11.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.88 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +43.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.52 £10.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) BGP
1 10 (100.00%) Wireless
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco IOS
2 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 9 (90.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (80.00%) DHCP
3 8 (80.00%) DNS
3 8 (80.00%) Load Balancing
4 7 (70.00%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (70.00%) Fortinet
4 7 (70.00%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (70.00%) VPN
4 7 (70.00%) VoIP
5 6 (60.00%) Spanning Tree
6 5 (50.00%) Palo Alto
6 5 (50.00%) Aruba
6 5 (50.00%) Network Security
6 5 (50.00%) Unix
6 5 (50.00%) Windows
6 5 (50.00%) SNMP
6 5 (50.00%) TACACS
7 4 (40.00%) Telnet
7 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
7 4 (40.00%) FTP
7 4 (40.00%) HTTP
7 4 (40.00%) SLA
7 4 (40.00%) Python
7 4 (40.00%) Perl
7 4 (40.00%) SMTP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) BGP
1 10 (100.00%) Wireless
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco IOS
2 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 9 (90.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (80.00%) DHCP
3 8 (80.00%) DNS
4 7 (70.00%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (70.00%) VoIP
4 7 (70.00%) VPN
5 6 (60.00%) Spanning Tree
6 5 (50.00%) Network Security
6 5 (50.00%) SNMP
6 5 (50.00%) TACACS
7 4 (40.00%) FTP
7 4 (40.00%) HTTP
7 4 (40.00%) SMTP
7 4 (40.00%) SSH
7 4 (40.00%) Telnet
8 2 (20.00%) 802.11
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Wireless Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Statistics
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Unix
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (70.00%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (40.00%) Web Filtering
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Perl
1 4 (40.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) Fortinet
3 5 (50.00%) Aruba
3 5 (50.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper