The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 27 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 / Manchester
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 97 84
Rank change year-on-year +18 -13  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 10 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.72% 0.16% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.24% 1.19% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Median daily rate £315 £325 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.07% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -6.89% +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 Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 191 252 237
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 13.74% 13.80% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 136 118
Median daily rate £395 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £235 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £516 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £341
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 15
Median hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -46.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.07 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £28.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.16%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in Manchester over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 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 Manchester region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
1 14 (100.00%) BGP
2 11 (78.57%) CCNP
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (57.14%) F5
4 7 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (50.00%) Juniper
5 6 (42.86%) Firewall
5 6 (42.86%) DNS
6 5 (35.71%) EIGRP
6 5 (35.71%) IGRP
6 5 (35.71%) NetScreen
6 5 (35.71%) Network Design
6 5 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (35.71%) Load Balancing
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (28.57%) Wireless
7 4 (28.57%) CCNA
7 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 4 (28.57%) LAN
7 4 (28.57%) WAN
8 3 (21.43%) MPLS
8 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
8 3 (21.43%) Palo Alto
9 2 (14.29%) ZyXEL
9 2 (14.29%) Network Security
9 2 (14.29%) VLAN
9 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
9 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) BGP
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (42.86%) DNS
3 6 (42.86%) Firewall
4 5 (35.71%) EIGRP
4 5 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (35.71%) IGRP
4 5 (35.71%) NetScreen
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (28.57%) LAN
5 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 4 (28.57%) WAN
5 4 (28.57%) Wireless
6 3 (21.43%) MPLS
7 2 (14.29%) DHCP
7 2 (14.29%) VLAN
7 2 (14.29%) VoIP
7 2 (14.29%) VPN
7 2 (14.29%) VRRP
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Security Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Change Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Load Balancing
1 5 (35.71%) Network Design
2 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Network Planning
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) CCNP
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) CCNA
3 2 (14.29%) CCIE
4 1 (7.14%) JNCIP
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (57.14%) F5
3 7 (50.00%) Juniper
4 3 (21.43%) Palo Alto
5 2 (14.29%) Aruba
5 2 (14.29%) Ericsson
5 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
5 2 (14.29%) ZyXEL
6 1 (7.14%) Brocade
6 1 (7.14%) Foundry
6 1 (7.14%) Huawei
6 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
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