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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 81 -
Rank change year-on-year +24 -  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 2 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.35% 0.54% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.38% 3.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Median daily rate £344 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year -47.73% +19.57%  

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 84 200 139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 14.79% 18.08% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 137 75
Median daily rate £350 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +6.16% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 17
Median hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.04% +35.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.02 £13.30 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £40.25 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing OSPF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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

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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 3 months to 29 April 2017. 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 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
Chester - 1 £388 -
Warrington - 1 £300 -
OSPF
North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 5 (100.00%) LAN
1 5 (100.00%) WAN
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) BGP
1 5 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Wireless
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) CCNP
2 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (60.00%) Driving Licence
3 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) Spanning Tree
3 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 3 (60.00%) VoIP
3 3 (60.00%) VLAN
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) H.323
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) CSS
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) Change Management
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Juniper
5 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony

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 5 (100.00%) BGP
1 5 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
1 5 (100.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (80.00%) Wireless
3 3 (60.00%) H.323
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) Spanning Tree
3 3 (60.00%) VLAN
3 3 (60.00%) VoIP
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (60.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Network Support
4 1 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (60.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper