Period
to 25 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for OSPF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OSPF over the 6 months to 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 81 112
Rank change year-on-year -7 +31 -4
Contract jobs citing OSPF 6 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.46% 0.68% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.68% 4.88% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 7
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £351 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.00% -8.77% +2.67%
10th Percentile £368 £309 £293
90th Percentile £445 £395 £600
North West median daily rate £450 £350 £356
% change year-on-year +28.57% -1.75% -8.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

OSPF is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 163 164 349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.49% 14.04% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 108 228
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £263
90th Percentile £528 £500 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 9
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.88 £15.33 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.74% -38.70% +44.93%
10th Percentile £11.64 £10.73 £14.74
90th Percentile £42.50 £65.00 £39.95
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +9.68% - -16.22%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in Cheshire

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OSPF in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in Cheshire

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in Cheshire

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 25 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -2 5 £425 +9.68%
Warrington -2 1 - -
OSPF
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 6 (100.00%) BGP
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) VPN
3 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (66.67%) EIGRP
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) Change Management
4 3 (50.00%) Fortinet
4 3 (50.00%) Network Security
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Juniper
4 3 (50.00%) WAN
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) CCNP
4 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (33.33%) Server Patching
5 2 (33.33%) 802.1X
5 2 (33.33%) Digital Signage
5 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (33.33%) HSRP
5 2 (33.33%) Analytics
5 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (33.33%) CCIE
5 2 (33.33%) ERP
5 2 (33.33%) DMZ
5 2 (33.33%) 802.11
5 2 (33.33%) IPsec
5 2 (33.33%) Migration

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 6 (100.00%) BGP
2 4 (66.67%) EIGRP
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) 802.11
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (33.33%) DMZ
4 2 (33.33%) HSRP
4 2 (33.33%) IPsec
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) MPLS
5 1 (16.67%) Multicast
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) GIS
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Administrator
3 2 (33.33%) Data Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Data Network Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Network Administrator
3 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Digital Signage
2 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Server Patching
3 1 (16.67%) Low Latency
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCNP
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (33.33%) CCIE
3 2 (33.33%) CISSP
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (50.00%) Juniper