Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 89 103
Rank change year-on-year +4 +14 -7
Contract jobs citing OSPF 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.24% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.60% 0.99% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Cheshire median daily rate £500 £338 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.15% -43.75% +114.29%
North West median daily rate £395 £331 £425
% change year-on-year +19.25% -22.06% +25.00%
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 188 203 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.08% 15.58% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 123 224
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -2.86% +17.45%
10th Percentile £180 £208 £238
90th Percentile £525 £675 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 35
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.68% -0.11% -3.95%
10th Percentile £12.04 £11.25 £12.41
90th Percentile £33.75 £41.88 £36.00
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.59% +4.29% -7.89%

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 17 January 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
Macclesfield - 3 £500 -
OSPF
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 3 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WLAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) CCDP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
1 3 (100.00%) Network Design
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless

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 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
1 3 (100.00%) WLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Architect
2 2 (66.67%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCDP
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco