The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 120 127 119
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing OSPF 34 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 0.32% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.72% 2.54% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
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£463 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £103.94 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-61.51% +219.80%
OSPF
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
506 393 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.05% 12.74% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 167 130
Average daily rate £350 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 33 46
Average hourly rate £19.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £15.50 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £53.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+49.55% -10.84%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OSPF across the North West region.

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in the North West

OSPF
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

OSPF Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the North West region.

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. 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
Manchester +5 17 £488 - 1
Lancashire - 8 £450 - 1
Merseyside - 6 - - 1
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 52 (96.30%) Cisco
1 52 (96.30%) BGP
2 41 (75.93%) MPLS
3 32 (59.26%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (55.56%) CCNP
4 30 (55.56%) WAN
5 29 (53.70%) Juniper
6 28 (51.85%) UNIX
6 28 (51.85%) VPN
7 25 (46.30%) Firewall
8 24 (44.44%) CCNA
8 24 (44.44%) CCIE
8 24 (44.44%) Cisco IOS
8 24 (44.44%) HSRP
9 23 (42.59%) EIGRP
10 22 (40.74%) BT
10 22 (40.74%) Telecoms
11 20 (37.04%) JNCIA
11 20 (37.04%) JNCIP
11 20 (37.04%) Junos
11 20 (37.04%) RSVP
11 20 (37.04%) VRRP
11 20 (37.04%) LAN
12 19 (35.19%) Broadband
12 19 (35.19%) Linux
12 19 (35.19%) IPv4
12 19 (35.19%) IPv6
12 19 (35.19%) CCIP
12 19 (35.19%) Ethernet
12 19 (35.19%) L2TP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (14.81%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Office
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 52 (96.30%) BGP
2 41 (75.93%) MPLS
3 30 (55.56%) WAN
4 28 (51.85%) VPN
5 25 (46.30%) Firewall
6 24 (44.44%) Cisco IOS
6 24 (44.44%) HSRP
7 23 (42.59%) EIGRP
8 20 (37.04%) RSVP
8 20 (37.04%) VRRP
8 20 (37.04%) LAN
8 20 (37.04%) Junos
9 19 (35.19%) IOS XR
9 19 (35.19%) BT 21CN
9 19 (35.19%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (35.19%) Broadband
9 19 (35.19%) Ethernet
9 19 (35.19%) IPv4
9 19 (35.19%) IPv6
9 19 (35.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.81%) Oracle Database
General
1 22 (40.74%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (37.04%) IP Engineer
2 19 (35.19%) Implementation Engineer
2 19 (35.19%) Operations Engineer
3 15 (27.78%) Architect
4 7 (12.96%) Network Consultant
4 7 (12.96%) Technical Architect
4 7 (12.96%) Consultant
4 7 (12.96%) Network Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Network Architect
5 3 (5.56%) Network Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Project Leader
6 2 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Senior Network Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Network Specialist
6 2 (3.70%) Technical Project Leader
7 1 (1.85%) Cisco Architect
7 1 (1.85%) Cisco Network Architect
7 1 (1.85%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (1.85%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Replication
1 8 (14.81%) Clustering
1 8 (14.81%) Celerra
2 2 (3.70%) Life Science
3 1 (1.85%) DTV
3 1 (1.85%) IVR
3 1 (1.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 28 (51.85%) UNIX
2 19 (35.19%) Linux
3 14 (25.93%) Windows
4 8 (14.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
1 12 (22.22%) Migration
2 8 (14.81%) Business Continuity
2 8 (14.81%) Configuration Management
2 8 (14.81%) Change Control
3 5 (9.26%) Network Management
4 4 (7.41%) Network Architecture
4 4 (7.41%) Network Design
5 2 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.70%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (1.85%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.85%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.85%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.85%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (1.85%) Programme Management
6 1 (1.85%) Change Management
6 1 (1.85%) Validation
Qualifications
1 32 (59.26%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (55.56%) CCNP
3 24 (44.44%) CCNA
3 24 (44.44%) CCIE
4 20 (37.04%) JNCIA
4 20 (37.04%) JNCIP
5 19 (35.19%) CCIP
6 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
7 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.70%) CCDP
9 1 (1.85%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.85%) Degree
9 1 (1.85%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.81%) Terminal Services
2 8 (14.81%) VMware ESX
2 8 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (14.81%) Hyper-V
2 8 (14.81%) XenApp
2 8 (14.81%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.85%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 52 (96.30%) Cisco
2 29 (53.70%) Juniper
3 22 (40.74%) BT
4 16 (29.63%) CheckPoint
5 14 (25.93%) Nortel
6 12 (22.22%) VMware
7 9 (16.67%) SolarWinds
7 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 9 (16.67%) Oracle
8 8 (14.81%) EMC
8 8 (14.81%) Citrix
8 8 (14.81%) Avaya
9 3 (5.56%) Sourcefire
10 2 (3.70%) Aruba
11 1 (1.85%) F5
11 1 (1.85%) Infoblox
11 1 (1.85%) Remedy
11 1 (1.85%) SAP
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