Period
to 22 July 2017

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 22 July 2017 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
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 109 108
Rank change year-on-year +27 -1 -19
Contract jobs citing OSPF 8 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.64% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.71% 1.83% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 1
Cheshire median daily rate £376 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.77% -13.33% +33.93%
10th Percentile £309 £278 £363
90th Percentile £414 £383 £388
North West median daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +33.93%
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 skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 170 328 246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 13.69% 17.56% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 224 131
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £415 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.51% +1.72% +11.64%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £213
90th Percentile £538 £575 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 6 35
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.33 £21.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.02% +24.70% -32.64%
10th Percentile £11.26 £12.96 £14.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £38.63 £41.50
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% -11.76% -15.00%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 July 2017. 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 - 6 £388 -
Warrington - 1 £300 - 1
OSPF
North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) BGP
2 7 (87.50%) EIGRP
2 7 (87.50%) LAN
2 7 (87.50%) WAN
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
3 6 (75.00%) VPN
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
4 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
5 4 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (50.00%) DNS
5 4 (50.00%) ITIL
6 3 (37.50%) Change Management
6 3 (37.50%) Fortinet
6 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
6 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (25.00%) Network Security
7 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (25.00%) Wireless
7 2 (25.00%) Finance
7 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (12.50%) H.323
8 1 (12.50%) Juniper
8 1 (12.50%) CSS
8 1 (12.50%) DHCP
8 1 (12.50%) SLA
8 1 (12.50%) CCNP
8 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity

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 8 (100.00%) BGP
2 7 (87.50%) EIGRP
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) LAN
2 7 (87.50%) WAN
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (75.00%) VPN
4 4 (50.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (25.00%) Network Security
5 2 (25.00%) Wireless
6 1 (12.50%) DHCP
6 1 (12.50%) H.323
6 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
6 1 (12.50%) Multicast
6 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Network Support
2 3 (37.50%) Network Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Field Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Change Management
2 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
3 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (12.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 3 (37.50%) Fortinet
4 1 (12.50%) F5
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper