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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 114 116 131
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Contract jobs citing OSPF 22 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.54% 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.18% 3.33% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 3
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£360 £425 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +102.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.01 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.97%
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
425 450 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.34% 16.29% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 215 210
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £540 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 38 32
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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
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 21 November 2014. 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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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 +9 21 £360 - 3
Cheshire - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 35 (97.22%) Cisco
2 30 (83.33%) BGP
3 26 (72.22%) MPLS
4 21 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (52.78%) WAN
5 19 (52.78%) EIGRP
6 18 (50.00%) Firewall
6 18 (50.00%) Juniper
7 17 (47.22%) Wireless
8 16 (44.44%) CCNP
9 15 (41.67%) VPN
9 15 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (38.89%) Nortel
11 13 (36.11%) LAN
11 13 (36.11%) CheckPoint
12 10 (27.78%) CCNA
12 10 (27.78%) VPLS
13 9 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (25.00%) SolarWinds
13 9 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
13 9 (25.00%) F5
13 9 (25.00%) Internet
14 8 (22.22%) DMZ
14 8 (22.22%) Cisco Prime
15 7 (19.44%) Riverbed
15 7 (19.44%) VLAN
15 7 (19.44%) Service Delivery
15 7 (19.44%) Migration
15 7 (19.44%) UNIX
16 6 (16.67%) CCIE

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 30 (83.33%) BGP
2 26 (72.22%) MPLS
3 19 (52.78%) EIGRP
3 19 (52.78%) WAN
4 18 (50.00%) Firewall
5 17 (47.22%) Wireless
6 15 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (41.67%) VPN
7 13 (36.11%) LAN
8 10 (27.78%) VPLS
9 9 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (25.00%) Internet
9 9 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
10 8 (22.22%) DMZ
11 7 (19.44%) VLAN
12 5 (13.89%) WLAN
12 5 (13.89%) IGRP
13 4 (11.11%) SSL
13 4 (11.11%) IPv6
13 4 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Project Leader
1 9 (25.00%) Technical Project Leader
2 7 (19.44%) Network Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Consultant
2 7 (19.44%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Network Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Implementation Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) IP Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Network Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Project Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) UNIX
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
3 3 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Service Delivery
1 7 (19.44%) Migration
2 5 (13.89%) Load Balancing
3 2 (5.56%) Network Design
4 1 (2.78%) Identity Management
4 1 (2.78%) Project Governance
4 1 (2.78%) Analytics
4 1 (2.78%) CRM
Qualifications
1 21 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (44.44%) CCNP
3 10 (27.78%) CCNA
4 6 (16.67%) CCIE
5 5 (13.89%) JNCIP
6 3 (8.33%) JNCIA
6 3 (8.33%) CCIP
7 2 (5.56%) JNCIS
7 2 (5.56%) JNCIE
8 1 (2.78%) HP ASE
8 1 (2.78%) HP MASE
8 1 (2.78%) CCDP
8 1 (2.78%) CISSP
8 1 (2.78%) GCIA
8 1 (2.78%) GCIH
8 1 (2.78%) CCSE
8 1 (2.78%) CEH
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.78%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 35 (97.22%) Cisco
2 18 (50.00%) Juniper
3 14 (38.89%) Nortel
4 13 (36.11%) CheckPoint
5 9 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 9 (25.00%) F5
6 7 (19.44%) Riverbed
7 6 (16.67%) BT
8 5 (13.89%) Fortinet
9 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 4 (11.11%) Oracle
9 4 (11.11%) Avaya
10 3 (8.33%) Websense
11 1 (2.78%) Aruba
11 1 (2.78%) Meraki
11 1 (2.78%) Motorola
11 1 (2.78%) HP
11 1 (2.78%) Citrix
11 1 (2.78%) AirMagnet
11 1 (2.78%) Symantec
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