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 26 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 116 116 132
Rank change year-on-year
0 +16
Contract jobs citing OSPF 23 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.73% 0.61% 0.096%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.53% 3.66% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 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 £370 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +18.40%
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
416 465 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.24% 16.68% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 224 229
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £223 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 36 34
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 26 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 +5 22 £360 -15.29% 5
Cheshire - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 36 (97.30%) Cisco
2 31 (83.78%) BGP
3 27 (72.97%) MPLS
4 22 (59.46%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (51.35%) Juniper
5 19 (51.35%) WAN
5 19 (51.35%) EIGRP
6 18 (48.65%) Firewall
7 17 (45.95%) Wireless
7 17 (45.95%) CCNP
8 16 (43.24%) VPN
9 15 (40.54%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (37.84%) Nortel
11 13 (35.14%) LAN
11 13 (35.14%) CheckPoint
12 11 (29.73%) CCNA
13 10 (27.03%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (27.03%) VPLS
14 9 (24.32%) SolarWinds
14 9 (24.32%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (24.32%) F5
14 9 (24.32%) Internet
15 8 (21.62%) DMZ
15 8 (21.62%) UNIX
15 8 (21.62%) Cisco Prime
16 7 (18.92%) Riverbed
16 7 (18.92%) VLAN
16 7 (18.92%) CCIE
16 7 (18.92%) Service Delivery
16 7 (18.92%) BT

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 31 (83.78%) BGP
2 27 (72.97%) MPLS
3 19 (51.35%) WAN
3 19 (51.35%) EIGRP
4 18 (48.65%) Firewall
5 17 (45.95%) Wireless
6 16 (43.24%) VPN
7 15 (40.54%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (35.14%) LAN
9 10 (27.03%) Cisco IOS
9 10 (27.03%) VPLS
10 9 (24.32%) Fibre Channel
10 9 (24.32%) Internet
11 8 (21.62%) DMZ
12 7 (18.92%) VLAN
13 5 (13.51%) HSRP
13 5 (13.51%) IGRP
13 5 (13.51%) IPv6
13 5 (13.51%) WLAN
13 5 (13.51%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Technical Project Leader
1 9 (24.32%) Project Leader
2 7 (18.92%) Network Analyst
2 7 (18.92%) Consultant
2 7 (18.92%) Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Network Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) IP Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Network Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) UNIX
2 4 (10.81%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Service Delivery
1 7 (18.92%) Migration
2 5 (13.51%) Load Balancing
3 2 (5.41%) Network Design
4 1 (2.70%) Analytics
4 1 (2.70%) Project Governance
4 1 (2.70%) CRM
4 1 (2.70%) Identity Management
Qualifications
1 22 (59.46%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (45.95%) CCNP
3 11 (29.73%) CCNA
4 7 (18.92%) CCIE
5 6 (16.22%) JNCIP
6 4 (10.81%) CCIP
6 4 (10.81%) JNCIA
7 2 (5.41%) JNCIE
7 2 (5.41%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.70%) GCIA
8 1 (2.70%) GCIH
8 1 (2.70%) CCSE
8 1 (2.70%) CEH
8 1 (2.70%) HP ASE
8 1 (2.70%) HP MASE
8 1 (2.70%) CISSP
8 1 (2.70%) CCDP
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 36 (97.30%) Cisco
2 19 (51.35%) Juniper
3 14 (37.84%) Nortel
4 13 (35.14%) CheckPoint
5 9 (24.32%) SolarWinds
5 9 (24.32%) F5
6 7 (18.92%) Riverbed
6 7 (18.92%) BT
7 5 (13.51%) Fortinet
8 4 (10.81%) Oracle
8 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
8 4 (10.81%) Avaya
9 3 (8.11%) Websense
10 1 (2.70%) Meraki
10 1 (2.70%) Aruba
10 1 (2.70%) Blue Coat
10 1 (2.70%) Brocade
10 1 (2.70%) AirMagnet
10 1 (2.70%) Motorola
10 1 (2.70%) HP
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