The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 118 116 135
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +19
Contract jobs citing OSPF 12 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.38% 0.061%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.06% 2.62% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£280 £463 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.45% +60.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.03%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
392 382 544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.04% 14.34% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 180 197
Average daily rate £300 £284 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.72% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 55
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.03 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.74% +60.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £14.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
OSPF
England

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 23 July 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
Cheshire +9 10 £280 - 1
Manchester +1 2 - - 3
Lancashire - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 20 (90.91%) Cisco
2 19 (86.36%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (81.82%) BGP
4 17 (77.27%) CCNP
5 13 (59.09%) Juniper
6 12 (54.55%) MPLS
7 11 (50.00%) F5
8 10 (45.45%) Firewall
8 10 (45.45%) Riverbed
9 9 (40.91%) EIGRP
9 9 (40.91%) LAN
10 7 (31.82%) Service Delivery
11 6 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (27.27%) IPsec
11 6 (27.27%) WAN
11 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
12 5 (22.73%) Ethernet
12 5 (22.73%) Network Security
12 5 (22.73%) Multicast
13 4 (18.18%) Network Management
13 4 (18.18%) HSRP
13 4 (18.18%) Wireless
13 4 (18.18%) SNMP
13 4 (18.18%) VPN
13 4 (18.18%) DNS
13 4 (18.18%) Linux
13 4 (18.18%) CCIE
13 4 (18.18%) CCNA
13 4 (18.18%) CCDP
14 3 (13.64%) Nortel

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (81.82%) BGP
2 12 (54.55%) MPLS
3 10 (45.45%) Firewall
4 9 (40.91%) EIGRP
4 9 (40.91%) LAN
5 6 (27.27%) WAN
5 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 6 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (27.27%) IPsec
6 5 (22.73%) Multicast
6 5 (22.73%) Network Security
6 5 (22.73%) Ethernet
7 4 (18.18%) SNMP
7 4 (18.18%) VPN
7 4 (18.18%) DNS
7 4 (18.18%) Wireless
7 4 (18.18%) HSRP
8 3 (13.64%) VLAN
8 3 (13.64%) NetScaler
8 3 (13.64%) SSL
General
1 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Consultant
1 7 (31.82%) Network Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Network Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) IP Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) UNIX
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Service Delivery
2 4 (18.18%) Network Management
3 3 (13.64%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (9.09%) Network Design
5 1 (4.55%) Supplier Management
5 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) High Availability
Qualifications
1 19 (86.36%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (77.27%) CCNP
3 4 (18.18%) CCNA
3 4 (18.18%) CCDP
3 4 (18.18%) CCIE
4 3 (13.64%) CCIP
5 2 (9.09%) JNCIP
5 2 (9.09%) JNCIE
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.55%) JNCIS
6 1 (4.55%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (4.55%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Cisco
2 13 (59.09%) Juniper
3 11 (50.00%) F5
4 10 (45.45%) Riverbed
5 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.64%) Nortel
5 3 (13.64%) Citrix
5 3 (13.64%) Avaya
5 3 (13.64%) Fortinet
6 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 2 (9.09%) Websense
7 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds