The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 107 96 86
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing OSPF 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.17% 0.16% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.02% 1.30% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £325 £438 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +42.85%
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
293 230 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.17% 12.27% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 131 108
Median daily rate £400 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £475 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 16
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -43.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.76 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) BGP
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (90.00%) LAN
2 9 (90.00%) WAN
3 8 (80.00%) CCNP
3 8 (80.00%) EIGRP
3 8 (80.00%) MPLS
4 7 (70.00%) Firewall
4 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (70.00%) F5
5 6 (60.00%) VoIP
5 6 (60.00%) NetScreen
5 6 (60.00%) Juniper
6 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
6 5 (50.00%) BIG-IP
6 5 (50.00%) Fortinet
7 3 (30.00%) DNS
7 3 (30.00%) CCIE
8 2 (20.00%) CCNA
8 2 (20.00%) Wireless
8 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (10.00%) Aruba
9 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
9 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (10.00%) Network Security
9 1 (10.00%) VLAN
9 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
9 1 (10.00%) JNCIA
9 1 (10.00%) Network Design

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) BGP
2 9 (90.00%) LAN
2 9 (90.00%) WAN
3 8 (80.00%) EIGRP
3 8 (80.00%) MPLS
4 7 (70.00%) Firewall
4 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (60.00%) NetScreen
5 6 (60.00%) VoIP
6 5 (50.00%) BIG-IP
7 3 (30.00%) DNS
8 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (20.00%) Wireless
9 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (10.00%) HSRP
9 1 (10.00%) Internet
9 1 (10.00%) VLAN
9 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Network Support
5 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL
1 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (10.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (80.00%) CCNP
3 3 (30.00%) CCIE
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (10.00%) JNCIA
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) F5
3 6 (60.00%) Juniper
4 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (50.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (10.00%) Aruba
5 1 (10.00%) Nortel
5 1 (10.00%) Novell
5 1 (10.00%) Palo Alto