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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 107 122 116
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -6
Contract jobs citing OSPF 38 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.03% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.10% 2.13% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
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
469 376 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.72% 12.54% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 190 144
Average daily rate £324 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 25 39
Average hourly rate £18.13 £22.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -23.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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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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
Merseyside - 12 £375 - 1
Manchester -2 11 £200 - 1
Cheshire +1 5 £375 - 2
Lancashire - 5 £438 -
Cumbria -15 3 £350 +40.00%
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 63 (95.45%) BGP
2 57 (86.36%) Cisco
3 36 (54.55%) Firewall
4 33 (50.00%) Wireless
5 32 (48.48%) EIGRP
6 28 (42.42%) MPLS
7 27 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (39.39%) Juniper
8 26 (39.39%) WAN
9 25 (37.88%) Data Centre
10 24 (36.36%) CCNP
11 20 (30.30%) UNIX
11 20 (30.30%) LAN
12 19 (28.79%) VPN
13 18 (27.27%) CCIE
14 17 (25.76%) CheckPoint
14 17 (25.76%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (25.76%) HSRP
14 17 (25.76%) Aruba
15 16 (24.24%) CCNA
16 15 (22.73%) Windows
16 15 (22.73%) Cisco IOS
17 14 (21.21%) DNS
18 13 (19.70%) DHCP
18 13 (19.70%) Linux
18 13 (19.70%) JNCIP
18 13 (19.70%) IPsec
19 12 (18.18%) BT
19 12 (18.18%) Telecoms
19 12 (18.18%) VRRP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (12.12%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Office
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (95.45%) BGP
2 36 (54.55%) Firewall
3 33 (50.00%) Wireless
4 32 (48.48%) EIGRP
5 28 (42.42%) MPLS
6 26 (39.39%) WAN
7 20 (30.30%) LAN
8 19 (28.79%) VPN
9 17 (25.76%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (25.76%) HSRP
10 15 (22.73%) Cisco IOS
11 14 (21.21%) DNS
12 13 (19.70%) DHCP
12 13 (19.70%) IPsec
13 12 (18.18%) VRRP
13 12 (18.18%) SAN
13 12 (18.18%) Internet
14 11 (16.67%) RSVP
14 11 (16.67%) TCP/IP
14 11 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
1 8 (12.12%) Oracle Database
General
1 12 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.03%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.52%) Marketing
3 1 (1.52%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 25 (37.88%) Network Engineer
2 18 (27.27%) Architect
3 11 (16.67%) IP Engineer
4 10 (15.15%) Implementation Engineer
4 10 (15.15%) Operations Engineer
4 10 (15.15%) Network Architect
5 9 (13.64%) Network Consultant
5 9 (13.64%) Technical Architect
5 9 (13.64%) Consultant
6 6 (9.09%) Network Specialist
7 2 (3.03%) Cisco Architect
7 2 (3.03%) Cisco Network Architect
7 2 (3.03%) Security Engineer
8 1 (1.52%) Analyst
8 1 (1.52%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (1.52%) Network Security Engineer
8 1 (1.52%) Network Analyst
8 1 (1.52%) Telephony Engineer
8 1 (1.52%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (1.52%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (37.88%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.12%) EMC VNX
2 8 (12.12%) Celerra
2 8 (12.12%) Replication
2 8 (12.12%) Clustering
3 2 (3.03%) Statistics
3 2 (3.03%) FMCG
4 1 (1.52%) Life Science
4 1 (1.52%) SecurID
4 1 (1.52%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 20 (30.30%) UNIX
2 15 (22.73%) Windows
3 13 (19.70%) Linux
4 8 (12.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
1 12 (18.18%) Migration
2 9 (13.64%) Change Control
3 8 (12.12%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (12.12%) Business Continuity
3 8 (12.12%) Configuration Management
3 8 (12.12%) Network Management
4 5 (7.58%) Load Balancing
5 4 (6.06%) Network Design
5 4 (6.06%) Network Architecture
6 3 (4.55%) Open Source
6 3 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.52%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.52%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.52%) Analytics
7 1 (1.52%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (1.52%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.52%) Supplier Management
7 1 (1.52%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (1.52%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.03%) Perl
1 2 (3.03%) Python
2 1 (1.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (36.36%) CCNP
3 18 (27.27%) CCIE
4 16 (24.24%) CCNA
5 13 (19.70%) JNCIP
6 11 (16.67%) JNCIA
7 10 (15.15%) CCIP
7 10 (15.15%) Security Cleared
8 9 (13.64%) SC Cleared
9 3 (4.55%) Degree
9 3 (4.55%) JNCIS
10 2 (3.03%) CCDP
11 1 (1.52%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
1 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 8 (12.12%) Active Directory
1 8 (12.12%) Terminal Services
1 8 (12.12%) VMware ESX
1 8 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (12.12%) Hyper-V
1 8 (12.12%) XenApp
1 8 (12.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (6.06%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (4.55%) Nagios
3 1 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.52%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 57 (86.36%) Cisco
2 26 (39.39%) Juniper
3 17 (25.76%) CheckPoint
3 17 (25.76%) Aruba
4 12 (18.18%) BT
4 12 (18.18%) VMware
5 8 (12.12%) SolarWinds
5 8 (12.12%) Oracle
5 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
5 8 (12.12%) EMC
5 8 (12.12%) Nortel
5 8 (12.12%) Citrix
6 4 (6.06%) Avaya
6 4 (6.06%) Sourcefire
7 3 (4.55%) Infoblox
7 3 (4.55%) F5
8 2 (3.03%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.52%) Brocade
9 1 (1.52%) SAP
9 1 (1.52%) Remedy
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