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 29 June 2016 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 152 116 125
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +9
Contract jobs citing OSPF 12 35 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.94% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.10% 7.29% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 1
Median daily rate £325 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £325 £351
% change year-on-year
+13.07% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+59.43% -25.00%
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
571 480 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.19% 12.96% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 242 183
Median daily rate £385 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 44 31
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

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 29 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -11 7 £325 +62.50% 1
Cheshire -6 3 £355 -5.33%
Merseyside -14 1 - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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 (94.74%) BGP
2 17 (89.47%) Cisco
2 17 (89.47%) Firewall
3 14 (73.68%) WAN
4 13 (68.42%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (63.16%) Juniper
5 12 (63.16%) CCNP
6 11 (57.89%) EIGRP
6 11 (57.89%) TCP/IP
6 11 (57.89%) VoIP
7 10 (52.63%) MPLS
8 9 (47.37%) LAN
9 7 (36.84%) CheckPoint
10 6 (31.58%) Fortinet
10 6 (31.58%) DNS
10 6 (31.58%) JNCIA
11 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (26.32%) F5
12 4 (21.05%) BIG-IP
12 4 (21.05%) NetScreen
12 4 (21.05%) CCNA
12 4 (21.05%) Nortel
12 4 (21.05%) VPN
12 4 (21.05%) Network Security
13 3 (15.79%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
13 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
13 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
13 3 (15.79%) DHCP
13 3 (15.79%) Linux

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:

Communications & Networking
1 18 (94.74%) BGP
2 17 (89.47%) Firewall
3 14 (73.68%) WAN
4 11 (57.89%) EIGRP
4 11 (57.89%) TCP/IP
4 11 (57.89%) VoIP
5 10 (52.63%) MPLS
6 9 (47.37%) LAN
7 6 (31.58%) DNS
8 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (21.05%) BIG-IP
9 4 (21.05%) NetScreen
9 4 (21.05%) Network Security
9 4 (21.05%) VPN
10 3 (15.79%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (15.79%) DHCP
10 3 (15.79%) IGRP
10 3 (15.79%) Wireless
11 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (10.53%) IPsec
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Network Engineer
2 8 (42.11%) Firewall Engineer
3 6 (31.58%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (26.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Data Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Data Centre Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Data Migration Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Data Migration Lead
5 2 (10.53%) Lead Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Lead Data Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Migration Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Network Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) WAN Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Wireless Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (10.53%) iSeries
2 2 (10.53%) IVR
2 2 (10.53%) Virtual Team
3 1 (5.26%) Health Informatics
3 1 (5.26%) Informatics
3 1 (5.26%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Unix
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
1 3 (15.79%) Migration
1 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
1 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (10.53%) Security Management
3 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
3 1 (5.26%) Network Design
3 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
3 1 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (5.26%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Lisp
2 1 (5.26%) Perl
2 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (63.16%) CCNP
3 6 (31.58%) JNCIA
4 4 (21.05%) CCNA
5 3 (15.79%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Cisco
2 12 (63.16%) Juniper
3 7 (36.84%) CheckPoint
4 6 (31.58%) Fortinet
5 5 (26.32%) F5
6 4 (21.05%) Nortel
7 2 (10.53%) Aruba
7 2 (10.53%) IBM
7 2 (10.53%) Palo Alto
7 2 (10.53%) VMware
8 1 (5.26%) Novell