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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / North West
Rank 122 147 118
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -29
Contract jobs citing OSPF 9 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.29% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.25% 1.90% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 3
Median daily rate £329 £513 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.85% +42.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £399 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £600 £372
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £353 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.12% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-30.23% +43.33%

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
400 579 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.38% 15.25% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 321 194
Median daily rate £375 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 33 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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
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 23 January 2017. 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 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 5 £320 -24.70% 2
Cheshire +26 3 £338 -43.75% 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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
2 17 (85.00%) BGP
3 15 (75.00%) Cisco
3 15 (75.00%) CCNP
4 13 (65.00%) F5
5 12 (60.00%) EIGRP
6 8 (40.00%) Load Balancing
6 8 (40.00%) Juniper
6 8 (40.00%) LAN
6 8 (40.00%) WAN
6 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
7 7 (35.00%) Wireless
7 7 (35.00%) Network Security
7 7 (35.00%) VLAN
8 6 (30.00%) NetScreen
9 5 (25.00%) DNS
9 5 (25.00%) MPLS
9 5 (25.00%) VoIP
9 5 (25.00%) Network Design
9 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
10 4 (20.00%) Palo Alto
10 4 (20.00%) CCNA
10 4 (20.00%) CCDP
10 4 (20.00%) IGRP
11 3 (15.00%) H.323

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 17 (85.00%) BGP
3 12 (60.00%) EIGRP
4 8 (40.00%) LAN
4 8 (40.00%) WAN
5 7 (35.00%) Network Security
5 7 (35.00%) VLAN
5 7 (35.00%) Wireless
6 6 (30.00%) NetScreen
7 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
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%) MPLS
7 5 (25.00%) VoIP
8 4 (20.00%) IGRP
8 4 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
9 3 (15.00%) H.323
9 3 (15.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (45.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (35.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Security Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Network Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Network Specialist
7 1 (5.00%) Data Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Data Network Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Data Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 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 8 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (25.00%) Network Design
3 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.00%) Product Management
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 17 (85.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (75.00%) CCNP
3 4 (20.00%) CCDP
3 4 (20.00%) CCNA
4 3 (15.00%) CCIE
4 3 (15.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) JNCIP
5 1 (5.00%) JNCIS
5 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 13 (65.00%) F5
3 8 (40.00%) Juniper
4 4 (20.00%) Palo Alto
5 2 (10.00%) Aruba
5 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.00%) VMware
Liverpool, Merseyside
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago