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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 118 130 115
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -15
Contract jobs citing OSPF 26 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 0.037% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.68% 0.28% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
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£390 - £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £369 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.08% +22.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £103.94 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-71.13% +219.80%
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
458 360 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.35% 13.17% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 153 147
Average daily rate £350 £305 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £213 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 61
Average hourly rate £18.13 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.56% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 - 21 £394 - 4
Lancashire - 2 £390 -
Cheshire - - - - 1
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 49 (100.00%) Cisco
2 42 (85.71%) BGP
3 41 (83.67%) MPLS
4 31 (63.27%) WAN
5 28 (57.14%) UNIX
5 28 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (53.06%) Firewall
7 25 (51.02%) EIGRP
7 25 (51.02%) VPN
7 25 (51.02%) CCNP
7 25 (51.02%) CCNA
8 24 (48.98%) Wireless
8 24 (48.98%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (44.90%) Juniper
10 21 (42.86%) CheckPoint
10 21 (42.86%) Nortel
10 21 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
11 20 (40.82%) BT
11 20 (40.82%) HSRP
12 19 (38.78%) Telecoms
13 18 (36.73%) VRRP
13 18 (36.73%) IPv6
13 18 (36.73%) LAN
14 17 (34.69%) Broadband
14 17 (34.69%) Linux
14 17 (34.69%) CCIE
14 17 (34.69%) CCIP
14 17 (34.69%) Ethernet
14 17 (34.69%) IPv4
14 17 (34.69%) L2TP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 7 (14.29%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 42 (85.71%) BGP
2 41 (83.67%) MPLS
3 31 (63.27%) WAN
4 26 (53.06%) Firewall
5 25 (51.02%) EIGRP
5 25 (51.02%) VPN
6 24 (48.98%) Wireless
6 24 (48.98%) Cisco ASA
7 21 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
8 20 (40.82%) HSRP
9 18 (36.73%) VRRP
9 18 (36.73%) IPv6
9 18 (36.73%) LAN
10 17 (34.69%) Broadband
10 17 (34.69%) Ethernet
10 17 (34.69%) L2TP
10 17 (34.69%) RSVP
10 17 (34.69%) IPv4
10 17 (34.69%) Junos
10 17 (34.69%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.49%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 19 (38.78%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Local Government
3 1 (2.04%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.04%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Implementation Engineer
1 17 (34.69%) Operations Engineer
1 17 (34.69%) IP Engineer
2 9 (18.37%) Technical Project Leader
2 9 (18.37%) Architect
2 9 (18.37%) Project Leader
3 7 (14.29%) Network Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Technical Architect
5 4 (8.16%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Network Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Network Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Network Architect
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Replication
1 7 (14.29%) Clustering
1 7 (14.29%) Celerra
2 4 (8.16%) Life Science
3 1 (2.04%) DTV
3 1 (2.04%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 28 (57.14%) UNIX
2 17 (34.69%) Linux
3 12 (24.49%) Windows
4 7 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Migration
2 8 (16.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 7 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 6 (12.24%) Change Control
5 4 (8.16%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.08%) Network Design
7 1 (2.04%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.04%) Identity Management
7 1 (2.04%) CRM
7 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.04%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.04%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.04%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.04%) Network Management
7 1 (2.04%) Project Governance
7 1 (2.04%) Analytics
7 1 (2.04%) Performance Analysis
Qualifications
1 28 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (51.02%) CCNP
2 25 (51.02%) CCNA
3 17 (34.69%) CCIE
3 17 (34.69%) CCIP
3 17 (34.69%) JNCIA
3 17 (34.69%) JNCIP
4 9 (18.37%) VCP4
5 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.04%) HP ASE
7 1 (2.04%) HP MASE
7 1 (2.04%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.04%) CCSE
System Software
1 11 (22.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 7 (14.29%) XenApp
3 7 (14.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 7 (14.29%) Terminal Services
3 7 (14.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (8.16%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 49 (100.00%) Cisco
2 22 (44.90%) Juniper
3 21 (42.86%) Nortel
3 21 (42.86%) CheckPoint
4 20 (40.82%) BT
5 16 (32.65%) SolarWinds
6 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
6 11 (22.45%) Oracle
7 9 (18.37%) VMware
8 8 (16.33%) Citrix
8 8 (16.33%) Avaya
9 7 (14.29%) EMC
10 2 (4.08%) F5
10 2 (4.08%) Sourcefire
11 1 (2.04%) Brocade
11 1 (2.04%) Fortinet
11 1 (2.04%) AirMagnet
11 1 (2.04%) Blue Coat
11 1 (2.04%) Symantec
11 1 (2.04%) Motorola
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