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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 64 82 79
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -3
Contract jobs citing OSPF 27 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.92% 0.087% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.53% 0.56% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 4
Average daily rate
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£360 £425 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +61.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £425 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £425 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £288
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +32.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -34.61%
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
154 180 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.96% 15.58% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 79 111
Average daily rate £360 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 19
Average hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wigan - - - -
OSPF
North West

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 29 (96.67%) Cisco
2 25 (83.33%) BGP
3 24 (80.00%) MPLS
4 21 (70.00%) WAN
5 19 (63.33%) EIGRP
6 18 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (53.33%) Wireless
7 16 (53.33%) Firewall
8 15 (50.00%) CCNP
8 15 (50.00%) VPN
8 15 (50.00%) LAN
9 14 (46.67%) Nortel
9 14 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (43.33%) CCNA
11 12 (40.00%) Juniper
11 12 (40.00%) CheckPoint
12 11 (36.67%) UNIX
12 11 (36.67%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (33.33%) VPLS
13 10 (33.33%) BT
14 9 (30.00%) Internet
14 9 (30.00%) JNCIP
14 9 (30.00%) Fibre Channel
15 8 (26.67%) Cisco Prime
15 8 (26.67%) SolarWinds
15 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
15 8 (26.67%) Ethernet
15 8 (26.67%) DMZ
15 8 (26.67%) IPv6
15 8 (26.67%) CCIE

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 25 (83.33%) BGP
2 24 (80.00%) MPLS
3 21 (70.00%) WAN
4 19 (63.33%) EIGRP
5 16 (53.33%) Wireless
5 16 (53.33%) Firewall
6 15 (50.00%) VPN
6 15 (50.00%) LAN
7 14 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (36.67%) Cisco IOS
9 10 (33.33%) VPLS
10 9 (30.00%) Internet
10 9 (30.00%) Fibre Channel
11 8 (26.67%) Ethernet
11 8 (26.67%) DMZ
11 8 (26.67%) IPv6
12 7 (23.33%) Broadband
12 7 (23.33%) IPv4
12 7 (23.33%) L2TP
12 7 (23.33%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Technical Project Leader
1 9 (30.00%) Project Leader
2 7 (23.33%) Operations Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) IP Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Implementation Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Network Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Network Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Network Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Design Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Life Science
2 1 (3.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) UNIX
2 7 (23.33%) Linux
3 4 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Migration
2 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 3 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (3.33%) Identity Management
4 1 (3.33%) Project Governance
4 1 (3.33%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Analytics
4 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 18 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (50.00%) CCNP
3 13 (43.33%) CCNA
4 9 (30.00%) JNCIP
5 8 (26.67%) CCIE
6 7 (23.33%) CCIP
6 7 (23.33%) JNCIA
7 2 (6.67%) JNCIS
7 2 (6.67%) JNCIE
8 1 (3.33%) CCDP
8 1 (3.33%) CCSE
8 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.33%) HP ASE
8 1 (3.33%) HP MASE
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 29 (96.67%) Cisco
2 14 (46.67%) Nortel
3 12 (40.00%) Juniper
3 12 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 10 (33.33%) BT
5 8 (26.67%) SolarWinds
6 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (13.33%) Oracle
6 4 (13.33%) Avaya
7 2 (6.67%) F5
8 1 (3.33%) Citrix
8 1 (3.33%) Motorola
8 1 (3.33%) HP
8 1 (3.33%) Symantec
8 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.33%) VMware
8 1 (3.33%) Meraki
8 1 (3.33%) Aruba
8 1 (3.33%) AirMagnet
8 1 (3.33%) Brocade
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