Period
to 27 July 2017

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 6 months to 27 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 > Manchester
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 147 119
Rank change year-on-year +31 -28 +1
Contract jobs citing OSPF 19 7 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.68% 0.19% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% 1.31% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 6
Manchester median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £315 £193 £188
90th Percentile £445 £378 £519
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
Manchester 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 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 399 534 430
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.18% 14.54% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 282 210
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.08% -
10th Percentile £163 £213 £199
90th Percentile £547 £538 £489
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £369
% change year-on-year - +8.47% +16.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 22 32
Manchester median hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.69% -22.37% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.11 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.00 £38.25 £36.13
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £16.84
% change year-on-year +5.08% -12.41% -15.80%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in Manchester

OSPF
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

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in Manchester over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in Manchester

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

1 14 (73.68%) Cisco
1 14 (73.68%) BGP
2 11 (57.89%) Firewall
3 10 (52.63%) CCNP
3 10 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (52.63%) MPLS
4 9 (47.37%) Load Balancing
4 9 (47.37%) VLAN
4 9 (47.37%) F5
5 8 (42.11%) Juniper
6 7 (36.84%) VPN
6 7 (36.84%) Network Design
7 6 (31.58%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (26.32%) IPsec
8 5 (26.32%) DNS
8 5 (26.32%) VoIP
8 5 (26.32%) CCNA
8 5 (26.32%) Network Architecture
9 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (21.05%) EIGRP
9 4 (21.05%) IGRP
9 4 (21.05%) WAN
9 4 (21.05%) LAN
9 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
9 4 (21.05%) CCIE
9 4 (21.05%) NetScreen
9 4 (21.05%) Wireless

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 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) BGP
2 11 (57.89%) Firewall
3 10 (52.63%) MPLS
4 9 (47.37%) VLAN
5 7 (36.84%) VPN
6 6 (31.58%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (26.32%) DNS
7 5 (26.32%) IPsec
7 5 (26.32%) VoIP
8 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (21.05%) EIGRP
8 4 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (21.05%) IGRP
8 4 (21.05%) LAN
8 4 (21.05%) NetScreen
8 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
8 4 (21.05%) WAN
8 4 (21.05%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Network Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Change Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Project Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Load Balancing
2 7 (36.84%) Network Design
3 5 (26.32%) Network Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.53%) Network Planning
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Perl
1 1 (5.26%) PHP
1 1 (5.26%) Python
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) CCNP
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (26.32%) CCNA
3 4 (21.05%) CCIE
4 2 (10.53%) JNCIP
5 1 (5.26%) JNCIA
5 1 (5.26%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Cacti
1 1 (5.26%) Nagios
1 1 (5.26%) OpenNMS
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
1 1 (5.26%) RANCID
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Cisco
2 9 (47.37%) F5
3 8 (42.11%) Juniper
4 3 (15.79%) Ericsson
4 3 (15.79%) ZyXEL
5 2 (10.53%) Brocade
5 2 (10.53%) Fortinet
5 2 (10.53%) Foundry
5 2 (10.53%) Huawei
6 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
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Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: From £350 to £600 per day - 3 Month Contract (initially)
Posted: 3 days ago