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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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Rank 82 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing OSPF 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.23% 0.17% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.68% 1.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £280 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.07% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.92%
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
179 147 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.54% 12.20% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 74 48
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 31
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.28 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.40 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 21 August 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) BGP
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) CCNP
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MPLS
2 6 (85.71%) Multicast
3 5 (71.43%) Ethernet
4 4 (57.14%) LAN
4 4 (57.14%) WAN
4 4 (57.14%) SNMP
4 4 (57.14%) Juniper
4 4 (57.14%) EIGRP
4 4 (57.14%) Firewall
4 4 (57.14%) Network Management
4 4 (57.14%) HSRP
5 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
5 3 (42.86%) RIP
5 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) CCNA
5 3 (42.86%) Nortel
5 3 (42.86%) Avaya
5 3 (42.86%) MAILsweeper
5 3 (42.86%) Wireless
5 3 (42.86%) IPsec
5 3 (42.86%) Network Design
5 3 (42.86%) JNCIP
5 3 (42.86%) JNCIE
5 3 (42.86%) Network Security
6 2 (28.57%) VPN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) BGP
2 6 (85.71%) MPLS
2 6 (85.71%) Multicast
3 5 (71.43%) Ethernet
4 4 (57.14%) LAN
4 4 (57.14%) WAN
4 4 (57.14%) SNMP
4 4 (57.14%) EIGRP
4 4 (57.14%) Firewall
4 4 (57.14%) HSRP
5 3 (42.86%) Network Security
5 3 (42.86%) Wireless
5 3 (42.86%) IPsec
5 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 3 (42.86%) RIP
6 2 (28.57%) VPN
7 1 (14.29%) DNS
7 1 (14.29%) IPv6
7 1 (14.29%) DHCP
7 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IP Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Network Management
2 3 (42.86%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (14.29%) Deep Packet Inspection
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) CCNP
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) CCNA
2 3 (42.86%) JNCIP
2 3 (42.86%) JNCIE
3 2 (28.57%) CCIE
3 2 (28.57%) CCDP
4 1 (14.29%) JNCIS
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Nortel
3 3 (42.86%) Avaya
4 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (14.29%) F5