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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 116 118 120
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing OSPF 34 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 0.43% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.34% 3.27% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 1
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£363 £280 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.46% -39.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £383 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.49% +17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +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
463 397 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.98% 13.07% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 199 181
Average daily rate £350 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 34 43
Average hourly rate £16.84 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.15% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 - 13 £375 - 1
Manchester -11 9 £200 - 4
Cheshire -8 5 £375 +33.92% 1
Cumbria - 4 £325 -
Lancashire - 1 £425 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 64 (94.12%) BGP
2 59 (86.76%) Cisco
3 38 (55.88%) Firewall
4 36 (52.94%) Wireless
5 34 (50.00%) EIGRP
6 26 (38.24%) MPLS
6 26 (38.24%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (38.24%) WAN
7 25 (36.76%) Juniper
7 25 (36.76%) Data Centre
8 22 (32.35%) CCNP
9 21 (30.88%) Aruba
10 20 (29.41%) LAN
11 19 (27.94%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (26.47%) UNIX
12 18 (26.47%) VPN
12 18 (26.47%) CheckPoint
13 16 (23.53%) Windows
14 15 (22.06%) DNS
14 15 (22.06%) CCIE
14 15 (22.06%) HSRP
15 14 (20.59%) 802.1X
15 14 (20.59%) DHCP
15 14 (20.59%) CCNA
15 14 (20.59%) IPsec
16 13 (19.12%) Migration
16 13 (19.12%) Cisco IOS
17 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
17 12 (17.65%) VMware
17 12 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (11.76%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Office
1 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (94.12%) BGP
2 38 (55.88%) Firewall
3 36 (52.94%) Wireless
4 34 (50.00%) EIGRP
5 26 (38.24%) MPLS
5 26 (38.24%) WAN
6 20 (29.41%) LAN
7 19 (27.94%) Cisco ASA
8 18 (26.47%) VPN
9 15 (22.06%) DNS
9 15 (22.06%) HSRP
10 14 (20.59%) DHCP
10 14 (20.59%) IPsec
11 13 (19.12%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (17.65%) SAN
12 12 (17.65%) Internet
12 12 (17.65%) TCP/IP
13 10 (14.71%) VRRP
14 9 (13.24%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 8 (11.76%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (13.24%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.94%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.47%) Marketing
3 1 (1.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 28 (41.18%) Network Engineer
2 18 (26.47%) Architect
3 10 (14.71%) Network Architect
4 9 (13.24%) Network Consultant
4 9 (13.24%) Technical Architect
4 9 (13.24%) Consultant
5 8 (11.76%) IP Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) Implementation Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) Operations Engineer
7 6 (8.82%) Network Specialist
8 2 (2.94%) Cisco Architect
8 2 (2.94%) Cisco Network Architect
8 2 (2.94%) Network Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Security Engineer
9 1 (1.47%) Designer
9 1 (1.47%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.47%) Network Designer
9 1 (1.47%) Network Security Engineer
9 1 (1.47%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.59%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (36.76%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.76%) EMC VNX
2 8 (11.76%) Celerra
2 8 (11.76%) Replication
2 8 (11.76%) Clustering
3 3 (4.41%) Statistics
4 2 (2.94%) SecurID
4 2 (2.94%) FMCG
5 1 (1.47%) Life Science
5 1 (1.47%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.47%) UNIX
2 16 (23.53%) Windows
3 10 (14.71%) Linux
4 8 (11.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.12%) Migration
2 12 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (14.71%) Change Control
4 9 (13.24%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (11.76%) Business Continuity
5 8 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 8 (11.76%) Network Management
6 6 (8.82%) Load Balancing
7 4 (5.88%) Network Design
7 4 (5.88%) Network Architecture
7 4 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (4.41%) Open Source
9 2 (2.94%) Service Delivery
10 1 (1.47%) Change Management
10 1 (1.47%) SOA
10 1 (1.47%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (1.47%) Programme Management
10 1 (1.47%) Validation
10 1 (1.47%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (1.47%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.41%) Perl
1 3 (4.41%) Python
2 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (38.24%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (32.35%) CCNP
3 15 (22.06%) CCIE
4 14 (20.59%) CCNA
5 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
6 11 (16.18%) SC Cleared
7 10 (14.71%) JNCIP
8 8 (11.76%) JNCIA
9 7 (10.29%) CCIP
10 3 (4.41%) JNCIS
10 3 (4.41%) Degree
11 2 (2.94%) CCDP
12 1 (1.47%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 8 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 8 (11.76%) Terminal Services
1 8 (11.76%) VMware ESX
1 8 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (11.76%) Hyper-V
1 8 (11.76%) XenApp
1 8 (11.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (4.41%) Nagios
4 2 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 59 (86.76%) Cisco
2 25 (36.76%) Juniper
3 21 (30.88%) Aruba
4 18 (26.47%) CheckPoint
5 12 (17.65%) VMware
6 9 (13.24%) BT
7 8 (11.76%) SolarWinds
7 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 8 (11.76%) Oracle
7 8 (11.76%) EMC
7 8 (11.76%) Nortel
7 8 (11.76%) Citrix
8 5 (7.35%) Sourcefire
9 4 (5.88%) Avaya
9 4 (5.88%) F5
10 3 (4.41%) FireEye
10 3 (4.41%) Brocade
10 3 (4.41%) Fortinet
10 3 (4.41%) Infoblox
11 1 (1.47%) Remedy
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