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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 151 122 124
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +2
Contract jobs citing OSPF 15 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.45% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.75% 3.04% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £280 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -39.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £294 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +63.26%
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
545 460 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.53% 14.83% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 237 184
Average daily rate £385 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £441 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 42 48
Average hourly rate £17.33 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £14.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 September 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 September 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 - 5 - -
Manchester -18 4 £475 - 1
Cumbria - 4 £325 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 50 (94.34%) BGP
2 44 (83.02%) Cisco
3 27 (50.94%) Firewall
3 27 (50.94%) Wireless
4 25 (47.17%) EIGRP
5 22 (41.51%) Aruba
6 21 (39.62%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (35.85%) Juniper
8 16 (30.19%) CCNP
8 16 (30.19%) LAN
9 14 (26.42%) WAN
9 14 (26.42%) DNS
9 14 (26.42%) Data Centre
10 13 (24.53%) VPN
10 13 (24.53%) DHCP
11 12 (22.64%) TCP/IP
11 12 (22.64%) MPLS
11 12 (22.64%) IPsec
11 12 (22.64%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (20.75%) CCIE
13 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
13 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
14 9 (16.98%) Network Monitoring
14 9 (16.98%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (15.09%) CCNA
15 8 (15.09%) HSRP
15 8 (15.09%) 802.1X
15 8 (15.09%) Network Security
15 8 (15.09%) Cisco IOS
16 7 (13.21%) Network Management

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (94.34%) BGP
2 27 (50.94%) Firewall
2 27 (50.94%) Wireless
3 25 (47.17%) EIGRP
4 16 (30.19%) LAN
5 14 (26.42%) WAN
5 14 (26.42%) DNS
6 13 (24.53%) VPN
6 13 (24.53%) DHCP
7 12 (22.64%) TCP/IP
7 12 (22.64%) MPLS
7 12 (22.64%) IPsec
7 12 (22.64%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (16.98%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (15.09%) Network Security
9 8 (15.09%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (15.09%) HSRP
10 7 (13.21%) VoIP
11 6 (11.32%) SNMP
11 6 (11.32%) SSL
General
1 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (50.94%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) Architect
2 9 (16.98%) Network Architect
3 8 (15.09%) Network Consultant
3 8 (15.09%) Consultant
4 6 (11.32%) Network Specialist
5 3 (5.66%) IP Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco Network Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Designer
6 2 (3.77%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Network Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Technical Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Network Designer
7 1 (1.89%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Support Analyst
7 1 (1.89%) Network Support Analyst
7 1 (1.89%) Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.42%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.66%) Statistics
3 2 (3.77%) FMCG
3 2 (3.77%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Linux
2 5 (9.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.98%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (13.21%) Network Management
3 6 (11.32%) Load Balancing
4 5 (9.43%) Migration
5 4 (7.55%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (5.66%) Network Design
6 3 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.66%) Open Source
6 3 (5.66%) Network Architecture
6 3 (5.66%) Change Control
7 2 (3.77%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.89%) Change Management
8 1 (1.89%) Validation
8 1 (1.89%) Supplier Management
8 1 (1.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.89%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.89%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.89%) Analytics
8 1 (1.89%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (1.89%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) Perl
1 3 (5.66%) Python
2 1 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (39.62%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (30.19%) CCNP
3 11 (20.75%) CCIE
4 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
4 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
5 8 (15.09%) CCNA
6 5 (9.43%) JNCIP
7 3 (5.66%) JNCIA
7 3 (5.66%) JNCIS
7 3 (5.66%) CCDP
7 3 (5.66%) Degree
8 2 (3.77%) CCIP
9 1 (1.89%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (5.66%) Nagios
3 2 (3.77%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 44 (83.02%) Cisco
2 22 (41.51%) Aruba
3 19 (35.85%) Juniper
4 7 (13.21%) CheckPoint
5 4 (7.55%) BT
5 4 (7.55%) Brocade
6 3 (5.66%) Fortinet
6 3 (5.66%) Infoblox
6 3 (5.66%) VMware
6 3 (5.66%) Sourcefire
6 3 (5.66%) F5
7 2 (3.77%) HP
8 1 (1.89%) Remedy
8 1 (1.89%) FireEye