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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 143 126 122
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -4
Contract jobs citing OSPF 9 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.24% 0.49% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.50% 3.67% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 5
Average daily rate £513 £288 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.26% -32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £288 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £288 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
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
599 436 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.75% 13.47% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 215 173
Average daily rate £405 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £460 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 39 25
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.13 £15.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.11% +20.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -26 5 £381 +32.60% 2
Cheshire - 4 £600 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 15 (100.00%) Cisco
1 15 (100.00%) BGP
2 13 (86.67%) Firewall
3 12 (80.00%) VPN
3 12 (80.00%) DNS
4 10 (66.67%) Wireless
5 9 (60.00%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (60.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (53.33%) DHCP
6 8 (53.33%) Load Balancing
7 7 (46.67%) Fortinet
7 7 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (46.67%) MPLS
7 7 (46.67%) VoIP
7 7 (46.67%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (40.00%) Aruba
8 6 (40.00%) Spanning Tree
8 6 (40.00%) Juniper
9 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
9 5 (33.33%) IPv6
9 5 (33.33%) LAN
9 5 (33.33%) Unix
9 5 (33.33%) Windows
9 5 (33.33%) WAN
9 5 (33.33%) SNMP
9 5 (33.33%) TACACS
9 5 (33.33%) IPsec
9 5 (33.33%) Network Security
9 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
9 5 (33.33%) Palo Alto

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) BGP
2 13 (86.67%) Firewall
3 12 (80.00%) DNS
3 12 (80.00%) VPN
4 10 (66.67%) Wireless
5 9 (60.00%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (60.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (53.33%) DHCP
7 7 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (46.67%) MPLS
7 7 (46.67%) VoIP
8 6 (40.00%) Spanning Tree
9 5 (33.33%) IPsec
9 5 (33.33%) IPv6
9 5 (33.33%) LAN
9 5 (33.33%) Network Security
9 5 (33.33%) SNMP
9 5 (33.33%) TACACS
9 5 (33.33%) WAN
10 4 (26.67%) IPv4
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Data Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Data Centre Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Data Migration Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Data Migration Lead
2 4 (26.67%) Lead Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Lead Data Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Migration Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Network Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Wireless Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (26.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (26.67%) iSeries
2 4 (26.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Unix
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Load Balancing
2 7 (46.67%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (26.67%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
3 4 (26.67%) Web Filtering
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Lisp
1 4 (26.67%) Perl
1 4 (26.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
1 1 (6.67%) CCNP
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) Fortinet
3 6 (40.00%) Aruba
3 6 (40.00%) Juniper
4 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 5 (33.33%) Palo Alto
5 4 (26.67%) IBM
5 4 (26.67%) VMware
6 1 (6.67%) Brocade
6 1 (6.67%) HP