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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 140 157 114
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -43
Contract jobs citing OSPF 15 5 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.12% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.11% 0.86% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 8
Median daily rate £338 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.06 £42.31 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-47.86% +41.01%
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
482 579 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.97% 13.73% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 345 244
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 47 35
Median hourly rate £18.25 £16.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +10 12 £320 -20.00% 1
Cheshire - 1 £338 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 North West region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 18 (90.00%) Firewall
2 17 (85.00%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (80.00%) BGP
4 15 (75.00%) CCNP
4 15 (75.00%) Cisco
4 15 (75.00%) F5
5 11 (55.00%) EIGRP
6 9 (45.00%) Juniper
7 8 (40.00%) NetScreen
8 7 (35.00%) LAN
8 7 (35.00%) WAN
8 7 (35.00%) MPLS
8 7 (35.00%) Load Balancing
9 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
9 6 (30.00%) Wireless
10 5 (25.00%) VLAN
10 5 (25.00%) Network Design
10 5 (25.00%) VoIP
10 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 5 (25.00%) DNS
10 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 5 (25.00%) Network Security
11 4 (20.00%) Palo Alto
11 4 (20.00%) CCIE
11 4 (20.00%) VPN
11 4 (20.00%) DHCP
11 4 (20.00%) IGRP
11 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
11 4 (20.00%) Fortinet

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (5.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) Firewall
2 16 (80.00%) BGP
3 11 (55.00%) EIGRP
4 8 (40.00%) NetScreen
5 7 (35.00%) LAN
5 7 (35.00%) MPLS
5 7 (35.00%) WAN
6 6 (30.00%) Wireless
7 5 (25.00%) DNS
7 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (25.00%) Network Security
7 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (25.00%) VLAN
7 5 (25.00%) VoIP
8 4 (20.00%) DHCP
8 4 (20.00%) IGRP
8 4 (20.00%) VPN
9 3 (15.00%) BIG-IP
9 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (45.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Data Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Data Migration Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Network Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Security Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Solaris
1 1 (5.00%) Unix
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (25.00%) Network Design
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Information Security
4 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 17 (85.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (75.00%) CCNP
3 4 (20.00%) CCIE
4 3 (15.00%) CCDP
4 3 (15.00%) CCNA
5 1 (5.00%) CCSA
5 1 (5.00%) CCSE
5 1 (5.00%) CISSP
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) JNCIA
5 1 (5.00%) JNCIP
5 1 (5.00%) JNCIS
5 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco
1 15 (75.00%) F5
2 9 (45.00%) Juniper
3 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (20.00%) Fortinet
3 4 (20.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (10.00%) Aruba
5 1 (5.00%) Infoblox
5 1 (5.00%) Nortel
5 1 (5.00%) VMware