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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 151 147 123
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -24
Contract jobs citing OSPF 5 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.45% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.95% 3.57% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 4
Median daily rate £309 £375 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.66% +33.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £354
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.82% +19.57%
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
528 532 478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.10% 12.67% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 294 240
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £227 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 49 52
Median hourly rate £17.25 £17.33 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -22.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -3 4 £325 -31.57% 5
Merseyside +5 1 £293 -22.00%
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 16 (88.89%) Cisco
1 16 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
1 16 (88.89%) BGP
1 16 (88.89%) Firewall
2 15 (83.33%) CCNP
3 14 (77.78%) WAN
4 13 (72.22%) EIGRP
5 11 (61.11%) Juniper
5 11 (61.11%) TCP/IP
6 10 (55.56%) VoIP
7 9 (50.00%) LAN
7 9 (50.00%) MPLS
8 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
9 6 (33.33%) CCNA
9 6 (33.33%) F5
9 6 (33.33%) JNCIA
10 5 (27.78%) BIG-IP
10 5 (27.78%) Fortinet
10 5 (27.78%) NetScreen
11 4 (22.22%) Nortel
11 4 (22.22%) Network Security
11 4 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (16.67%) CCIE
12 3 (16.67%) IGRP
12 3 (16.67%) Wireless
12 3 (16.67%) Finance
13 2 (11.11%) Security Management
13 2 (11.11%) IVR
13 2 (11.11%) Financial Institution
13 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 16 (88.89%) BGP
1 16 (88.89%) Firewall
2 14 (77.78%) WAN
3 13 (72.22%) EIGRP
4 11 (61.11%) TCP/IP
5 10 (55.56%) VoIP
6 9 (50.00%) LAN
6 9 (50.00%) MPLS
7 5 (27.78%) BIG-IP
7 5 (27.78%) NetScreen
8 4 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (22.22%) Network Security
9 3 (16.67%) IGRP
9 3 (16.67%) Wireless
10 2 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (11.11%) DHCP
10 2 (11.11%) DNS
10 2 (11.11%) PBX
10 2 (11.11%) VLAN
10 2 (11.11%) VRRP
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 8 (44.44%) Firewall Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Information Security Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Support
5 1 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Security Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Switch Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) IVR
1 2 (11.11%) Virtual Team
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Health Informatics
2 1 (5.56%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL
1 2 (11.11%) Network Design
1 2 (11.11%) Security Management
1 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.56%) Change Management
2 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
2 1 (5.56%) Information Security
2 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.56%) Migration
2 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
2 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
2 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 16 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (83.33%) CCNP
3 6 (33.33%) CCNA
3 6 (33.33%) JNCIA
4 3 (16.67%) CCIE
5 1 (5.56%) CCSA
5 1 (5.56%) CCSE
5 1 (5.56%) CISSP
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Cisco
2 11 (61.11%) Juniper
3 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
4 6 (33.33%) F5
5 5 (27.78%) Fortinet
6 4 (22.22%) Nortel
7 1 (5.56%) Aruba
7 1 (5.56%) Infoblox
7 1 (5.56%) Novell
7 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto