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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / North West
Rank 126 144 126
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -18
Contract jobs citing OSPF 11 9 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.24% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.80% 1.56% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 5
Median daily rate £326 £513 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.34% +31.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £338 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
-13.10% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +46.66%

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
393 578 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.15% 15.11% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 327 213
Median daily rate £383 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 35 41
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.15 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.18% +30.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £43.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 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 6 £315 -17.37% 2
Cheshire +34 4 £338 -43.75%
Cumbria - 1 - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 22 (88.00%) BGP
2 21 (84.00%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (80.00%) Cisco
4 19 (76.00%) CCNP
5 17 (68.00%) Firewall
5 17 (68.00%) F5
6 15 (60.00%) EIGRP
7 14 (56.00%) Juniper
8 12 (48.00%) Load Balancing
9 11 (44.00%) LAN
9 11 (44.00%) WAN
10 9 (36.00%) DNS
10 9 (36.00%) NetScreen
10 9 (36.00%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (36.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (36.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
11 8 (32.00%) VLAN
11 8 (32.00%) IGRP
12 7 (28.00%) CCNA
12 7 (28.00%) Wireless
12 7 (28.00%) Network Security
13 6 (24.00%) Network Design
14 5 (20.00%) MPLS
14 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
14 5 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
15 4 (16.00%) FortiGate
15 4 (16.00%) Spanning Tree
15 4 (16.00%) Palo Alto
15 4 (16.00%) VPN

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 (4.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 22 (88.00%) BGP
2 17 (68.00%) Firewall
3 15 (60.00%) EIGRP
4 11 (44.00%) LAN
4 11 (44.00%) WAN
5 9 (36.00%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (36.00%) DNS
5 9 (36.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 9 (36.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 9 (36.00%) NetScreen
6 8 (32.00%) IGRP
6 8 (32.00%) VLAN
7 7 (28.00%) Network Security
7 7 (28.00%) Wireless
8 5 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (20.00%) MPLS
8 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (16.00%) Spanning Tree
9 4 (16.00%) VoIP
9 4 (16.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (36.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (32.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Security Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Design Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Network Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Network Specialist
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Change Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Data Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
1 1 (4.00%) Solaris
1 1 (4.00%) Unix
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (24.00%) Network Design
3 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.00%) Network Planning
5 1 (4.00%) Product Management
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 21 (84.00%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (76.00%) CCNP
3 7 (28.00%) CCNA
4 4 (16.00%) CCDP
5 3 (12.00%) CCIE
5 3 (12.00%) Degree
6 2 (8.00%) JNCIP
7 1 (4.00%) JNCIS
7 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (80.00%) Cisco
2 17 (68.00%) F5
3 14 (56.00%) Juniper
4 4 (16.00%) Palo Alto
5 2 (8.00%) Aruba
5 2 (8.00%) Ericsson
5 2 (8.00%) ZyXEL
6 1 (4.00%) Brocade
6 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.00%) Foundry
6 1 (4.00%) Huawei
6 1 (4.00%) VMware