Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 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 > Manchester
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 137 148
Rank change year-on-year +6 +11 -51
Contract jobs citing OSPF 10 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.35% 0.44% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.82% 2.69% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 7
Manchester median daily rate £350 £323 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.53% -24.12% +18.06%
10th Percentile £211 £262 £331
90th Percentile £520 £538 £458
North West median daily rate £395 £338 £425
% change year-on-year +17.04% -20.59% +25.00%
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 category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 354 520 528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.55% 16.30% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 311 290
Manchester median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £119 £213 £230
90th Percentile £630 £550 £511
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 18 29
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £18.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.85% +25.86% -12.12%
10th Percentile £11.95 £13.10 £9.95
90th Percentile £29.65 £40.00 £40.00
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 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 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 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 Manchester region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 8 (80.00%) VLAN
2 6 (60.00%) Juniper
3 5 (50.00%) Change Management
3 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) CCNP
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (50.00%) IGMP
4 4 (40.00%) CCNA
4 4 (40.00%) MPLS
5 3 (30.00%) BGP
5 3 (30.00%) VPN
5 3 (30.00%) DNS
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 3 (30.00%) Redback
5 3 (30.00%) NGN
5 3 (30.00%) Huawei
5 3 (30.00%) Network Management
6 2 (20.00%) MRTG
6 2 (20.00%) SCCM
6 2 (20.00%) SCOM
6 2 (20.00%) Network Security
6 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
6 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (20.00%) Cacti
6 2 (20.00%) OpenNMS
6 2 (20.00%) LLU
6 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (20.00%) SNMP
6 2 (20.00%) IPv6
6 2 (20.00%) Perl

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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) VLAN
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) IGMP
3 4 (40.00%) MPLS
4 3 (30.00%) BGP
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 3 (30.00%) NGN
4 3 (30.00%) VPN
5 2 (20.00%) Broadband
5 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (20.00%) IPsec
5 2 (20.00%) IPv6
5 2 (20.00%) LLU
5 2 (20.00%) MRTG
5 2 (20.00%) Network Security
5 2 (20.00%) SNMP
5 2 (20.00%) TACACS
5 2 (20.00%) VoIP
5 2 (20.00%) VRRP
5 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) IP Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper Support
3 1 (10.00%) Network Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Change Management
2 3 (30.00%) Network Management
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (10.00%) Logistics
4 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Network Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Perl
1 2 (20.00%) PHP
1 2 (20.00%) Python
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) CCNP
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cacti
1 2 (20.00%) Nagios
1 2 (20.00%) OpenNMS
1 2 (20.00%) Puppet
1 2 (20.00%) RANCID
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
1 2 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Huawei
2 3 (30.00%) Redback
3 2 (20.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (10.00%) Aruba
4 1 (10.00%) Brocade
4 1 (10.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) Foundry
4 1 (10.00%) ProCurve
4 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (10.00%) Sophos
4 1 (10.00%) ZyXEL