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 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 104 121 127
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +6
Contract jobs citing OSPF 27 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 0.28% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.65% 1.81% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 4
Average daily rate
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£360 £425 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +61.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £413 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £503 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £281
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £25.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+30.39% -34.61%
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
406 441 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.69% 15.57% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 219 246
Average daily rate £350 £337 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.85% +6.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 35 50
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

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 29 December 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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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 +14 27 £360 -15.29%
Cheshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 42 (97.67%) Cisco
2 37 (86.05%) BGP
3 32 (74.42%) MPLS
4 27 (62.79%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (55.81%) Juniper
6 22 (51.16%) CCNP
7 21 (48.84%) WAN
8 20 (46.51%) VPN
8 20 (46.51%) EIGRP
8 20 (46.51%) Firewall
9 17 (39.53%) Wireless
10 15 (34.88%) LAN
10 15 (34.88%) CCNA
10 15 (34.88%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (32.56%) Cisco IOS
11 14 (32.56%) Nortel
12 13 (30.23%) CheckPoint
13 12 (27.91%) UNIX
14 11 (25.58%) CCIE
14 11 (25.58%) BT
15 10 (23.26%) JNCIP
15 10 (23.26%) VPLS
16 9 (20.93%) SolarWinds
16 9 (20.93%) Fibre Channel
16 9 (20.93%) F5
16 9 (20.93%) HSRP
16 9 (20.93%) Telecoms
16 9 (20.93%) Internet
16 9 (20.93%) IPv6
16 9 (20.93%) Ethernet

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 37 (86.05%) BGP
2 32 (74.42%) MPLS
3 21 (48.84%) WAN
4 20 (46.51%) VPN
4 20 (46.51%) EIGRP
4 20 (46.51%) Firewall
5 17 (39.53%) Wireless
6 15 (34.88%) LAN
6 15 (34.88%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (32.56%) Cisco IOS
8 10 (23.26%) VPLS
9 9 (20.93%) Ethernet
9 9 (20.93%) IPv6
9 9 (20.93%) Internet
9 9 (20.93%) Fibre Channel
9 9 (20.93%) HSRP
10 8 (18.60%) BT 21CN
10 8 (18.60%) Junos
10 8 (18.60%) IPv4
10 8 (18.60%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (20.93%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Local Government
2 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Project Leader
1 9 (20.93%) Technical Project Leader
2 8 (18.60%) Implementation Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) Operations Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) IP Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) Consultant
3 7 (16.28%) Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Network Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Network Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Network Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Design Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Life Science
2 1 (2.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) UNIX
2 8 (18.60%) Linux
3 4 (9.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) Service Delivery
1 7 (16.28%) Migration
2 5 (11.63%) Load Balancing
3 3 (6.98%) Network Design
4 1 (2.33%) Identity Management
4 1 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.33%) Project Governance
4 1 (2.33%) Analytics
4 1 (2.33%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (2.33%) CRM
Qualifications
1 27 (62.79%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (51.16%) CCNP
3 15 (34.88%) CCNA
4 11 (25.58%) CCIE
5 10 (23.26%) JNCIP
6 8 (18.60%) JNCIA
6 8 (18.60%) CCIP
7 2 (4.65%) JNCIS
7 2 (4.65%) JNCIE
8 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.33%) HP ASE
8 1 (2.33%) HP MASE
8 1 (2.33%) CCDP
8 1 (2.33%) CISSP
8 1 (2.33%) GCIA
8 1 (2.33%) GCIH
8 1 (2.33%) CCSE
8 1 (2.33%) CEH
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 42 (97.67%) Cisco
2 24 (55.81%) Juniper
3 14 (32.56%) Nortel
4 13 (30.23%) CheckPoint
5 11 (25.58%) BT
6 9 (20.93%) SolarWinds
6 9 (20.93%) F5
7 7 (16.28%) Riverbed
8 5 (11.63%) Fortinet
9 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
9 4 (9.30%) Oracle
9 4 (9.30%) Avaya
10 3 (6.98%) Websense
11 1 (2.33%) Aruba
11 1 (2.33%) Meraki
11 1 (2.33%) Motorola
11 1 (2.33%) HP
11 1 (2.33%) Citrix
11 1 (2.33%) AirMagnet
11 1 (2.33%) Symantec