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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 114 127 120
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing OSPF 38 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.05% 0.29% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.63% 2.43% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 0
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£375 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £400 £310
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £32.50
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
498 370 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.70% 11.93% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 176 116
Average daily rate £325 £288 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 30 32
Average hourly rate £17.50 £28.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.59% +29.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -19.10%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 - 14 £375 - 2
Manchester -2 11 £200 - 3
Lancashire - 7 £450 -
Cheshire -7 5 £375 - 1
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 62 (96.88%) BGP
2 57 (89.06%) Cisco
3 33 (51.56%) Firewall
4 31 (48.44%) MPLS
5 30 (46.88%) EIGRP
6 28 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (43.75%) Juniper
6 28 (43.75%) WAN
6 28 (43.75%) Wireless
7 26 (40.63%) CCNP
7 26 (40.63%) Data Centre
8 22 (34.38%) LAN
8 22 (34.38%) UNIX
9 21 (32.81%) VPN
10 20 (31.25%) CCIE
10 20 (31.25%) HSRP
11 19 (29.69%) CCNA
12 17 (26.56%) Linux
12 17 (26.56%) Telecoms
12 17 (26.56%) JNCIP
13 16 (25.00%) BT
13 16 (25.00%) CheckPoint
14 15 (23.44%) RSVP
14 15 (23.44%) VRRP
14 15 (23.44%) JNCIA
14 15 (23.44%) Cisco IOS
14 15 (23.44%) Junos
15 14 (21.88%) IOS XR
15 14 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (21.88%) BT 21CN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.56%) MS Office
1 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (96.88%) BGP
2 33 (51.56%) Firewall
3 31 (48.44%) MPLS
4 30 (46.88%) EIGRP
5 28 (43.75%) WAN
5 28 (43.75%) Wireless
6 22 (34.38%) LAN
7 21 (32.81%) VPN
8 20 (31.25%) HSRP
9 15 (23.44%) RSVP
9 15 (23.44%) VRRP
9 15 (23.44%) Cisco IOS
9 15 (23.44%) Junos
10 14 (21.88%) IOS XR
10 14 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (21.88%) BT 21CN
10 14 (21.88%) L2TP
10 14 (21.88%) Broadband
10 14 (21.88%) IPv4
10 14 (21.88%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 8 (12.50%) Oracle Database
General
1 17 (26.56%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.69%) Finance
3 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Marketing
4 1 (1.56%) Electronics
4 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Network Engineer
2 16 (25.00%) Architect
3 15 (23.44%) IP Engineer
4 14 (21.88%) Operations Engineer
4 14 (21.88%) Implementation Engineer
5 10 (15.63%) Consultant
5 10 (15.63%) Network Consultant
6 8 (12.50%) Network Architect
7 7 (10.94%) Technical Architect
8 6 (9.38%) Network Specialist
9 2 (3.13%) Security Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Cisco Architect
9 2 (3.13%) Cisco Network Architect
10 1 (1.56%) Network Design Engineer
10 1 (1.56%) Infrastructure Architect
10 1 (1.56%) Cisco Engineer
10 1 (1.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 1 (1.56%) Telephony Engineer
10 1 (1.56%) Design Engineer
10 1 (1.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (40.63%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.50%) Replication
2 8 (12.50%) Clustering
2 8 (12.50%) Celerra
3 2 (3.13%) FMCG
4 1 (1.56%) IVR
4 1 (1.56%) Life Science
4 1 (1.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.38%) UNIX
2 17 (26.56%) Linux
3 13 (20.31%) Windows
4 8 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (17.19%) Migration
3 8 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 8 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 8 (12.50%) Network Management
3 8 (12.50%) Change Control
4 6 (9.38%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (7.81%) Network Design
6 4 (6.25%) Network Architecture
7 3 (4.69%) Open Source
7 3 (4.69%) Load Balancing
8 2 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (3.13%) Performance Analysis
9 1 (1.56%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.56%) Capacity Management
9 1 (1.56%) Analytics
9 1 (1.56%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (1.56%) Supplier Management
9 1 (1.56%) Validation
9 1 (1.56%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (40.63%) CCNP
3 20 (31.25%) CCIE
4 19 (29.69%) CCNA
5 17 (26.56%) JNCIP
6 15 (23.44%) JNCIA
7 14 (21.88%) CCIP
8 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
9 7 (10.94%) SC Cleared
10 3 (4.69%) JNCIS
10 3 (4.69%) Degree
11 2 (3.13%) CCDP
12 1 (1.56%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 8 (12.50%) Terminal Services
1 8 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 8 (12.50%) VMware ESX
1 8 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 8 (12.50%) XenApp
1 8 (12.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (4.69%) Nagios
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.56%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 57 (89.06%) Cisco
2 28 (43.75%) Juniper
3 16 (25.00%) BT
3 16 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 12 (18.75%) VMware
4 12 (18.75%) Aruba
5 8 (12.50%) Oracle
5 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 8 (12.50%) EMC
5 8 (12.50%) Nortel
5 8 (12.50%) Citrix
5 8 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 4 (6.25%) Avaya
7 3 (4.69%) Sourcefire
7 3 (4.69%) Infoblox
8 2 (3.13%) F5
9 1 (1.56%) Remedy
9 1 (1.56%) SAP
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