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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 63 80 75
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Contract jobs citing OSPF 20 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.43% 0.089% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.70% 0.68% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£331 £425 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% +61.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £425 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £425 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £288
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +39.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £190.00
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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
171 148 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.21% 13.18% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 70 86
Average daily rate £320 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £140 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £518 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 21
Average hourly rate £21.25 £14.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.78% -53.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £25.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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
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 27 January 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 32 (100.00%) Cisco
2 27 (84.38%) MPLS
2 27 (84.38%) BGP
3 21 (65.63%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (62.50%) WAN
5 19 (59.38%) VPN
6 18 (56.25%) CCNP
6 18 (56.25%) CCNA
7 16 (50.00%) EIGRP
7 16 (50.00%) UNIX
7 16 (50.00%) Wireless
7 16 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
8 15 (46.88%) BT
8 15 (46.88%) Firewall
9 14 (43.75%) LAN
9 14 (43.75%) Juniper
9 14 (43.75%) Nortel
9 14 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (40.63%) IPv6
10 13 (40.63%) Telecoms
11 12 (37.50%) IPv4
11 12 (37.50%) L2TP
11 12 (37.50%) RSVP
11 12 (37.50%) VRRP
11 12 (37.50%) CCIE
11 12 (37.50%) Ethernet
11 12 (37.50%) Linux
11 12 (37.50%) Broadband
11 12 (37.50%) CCIP
11 12 (37.50%) BT 21CN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 27 (84.38%) MPLS
1 27 (84.38%) BGP
2 20 (62.50%) WAN
3 19 (59.38%) VPN
4 16 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 16 (50.00%) Wireless
4 16 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
5 15 (46.88%) Firewall
6 14 (43.75%) LAN
6 14 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (40.63%) IPv6
8 12 (37.50%) IPv4
8 12 (37.50%) L2TP
8 12 (37.50%) RSVP
8 12 (37.50%) VRRP
8 12 (37.50%) Ethernet
8 12 (37.50%) Broadband
8 12 (37.50%) BT 21CN
8 12 (37.50%) HSRP
8 12 (37.50%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (40.63%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Implementation Engineer
1 12 (37.50%) Operations Engineer
1 12 (37.50%) IP Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Project Leader
2 9 (28.13%) Technical Project Leader
3 6 (18.75%) Network Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Network Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Life Science
2 1 (3.13%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) UNIX
2 12 (37.50%) Linux
3 4 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Migration
2 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.13%) Identity Management
3 1 (3.13%) Network Design
3 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (3.13%) Project Governance
3 1 (3.13%) Analytics
3 1 (3.13%) Performance Analysis
Qualifications
1 21 (65.63%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (56.25%) CCNP
2 18 (56.25%) CCNA
3 12 (37.50%) CCIE
3 12 (37.50%) CCIP
3 12 (37.50%) JNCIA
3 12 (37.50%) JNCIP
4 1 (3.13%) CCSE
4 1 (3.13%) JNCIS
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) HP ASE
4 1 (3.13%) HP MASE
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) Cisco
2 15 (46.88%) BT
3 14 (43.75%) Juniper
3 14 (43.75%) Nortel
4 11 (34.38%) CheckPoint
5 8 (25.00%) SolarWinds
6 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.50%) Oracle
6 4 (12.50%) Avaya
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix
7 1 (3.13%) HP
7 1 (3.13%) Motorola
7 1 (3.13%) Symantec
7 1 (3.13%) VMware
7 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.13%) Brocade
7 1 (3.13%) AirMagnet
7 1 (3.13%) Aruba
7 1 (3.13%) F5