Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 202 227
Rank change year-on-year +12 +25 -55
Contract jobs citing OSPF 15 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.28% 0.32% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.05% 2.11% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 11
North West median daily rate £395 £331 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.25% -22.06% +25.00%
10th Percentile £219 £284 £331
90th Percentile £507 £535 £600
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £13.50 £21.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -37.21% -50.00% +14.67%

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 733 946 1,187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.49% 15.33% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 575 673
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £170 £213 £213
90th Percentile £593 £575 £550
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +1.99% +0.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 51 108
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.59% +4.29% -7.89%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.58 £12.00
90th Percentile £43.23 £43.75 £41.86
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +8.64%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in the North West

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in the North West

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in the North West over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in the North West

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in the North West

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the North West 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
Manchester 0 10 £350 +8.53% 14
Cheshire +4 3 £500 +48.15% 5
Merseyside +9 1 £385 +31.62% 2
OSPF
England

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 North West region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
1 10 (66.67%) CCNP
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (60.00%) VLAN
3 8 (53.33%) BGP
4 7 (46.67%) Cisco
5 6 (40.00%) Juniper
5 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
6 5 (33.33%) Network Management
6 5 (33.33%) Network Security
6 5 (33.33%) CCNA
6 5 (33.33%) MPLS
6 5 (33.33%) Change Management
6 5 (33.33%) IGMP
7 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
7 4 (26.67%) Wireless
7 4 (26.67%) VPN
7 4 (26.67%) DNS
7 4 (26.67%) LAN
7 4 (26.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (20.00%) Redback
8 3 (20.00%) HSRP
8 3 (20.00%) WLAN
8 3 (20.00%) WAN
8 3 (20.00%) CCDP
8 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (20.00%) IPsec
8 3 (20.00%) VRRP
8 3 (20.00%) Huawei

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) VLAN
3 8 (53.33%) BGP
4 5 (33.33%) IGMP
4 5 (33.33%) MPLS
4 5 (33.33%) Network Security
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (26.67%) DNS
5 4 (26.67%) LAN
5 4 (26.67%) VPN
5 4 (26.67%) Wireless
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (20.00%) HSRP
6 3 (20.00%) IPsec
6 3 (20.00%) NGN
6 3 (20.00%) VRRP
6 3 (20.00%) WAN
6 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (20.00%) WLAN
7 2 (13.33%) MRTG
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) IP Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) IP Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Core Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Juniper Support
5 1 (6.67%) Network Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Change Management
1 5 (33.33%) Network Management
2 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
3 3 (20.00%) Network Design
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) Coaching
5 1 (6.67%) High Availability
5 1 (6.67%) Logistics
5 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) Network Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Perl
1 2 (13.33%) PHP
1 2 (13.33%) Python
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) CCNP
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (33.33%) CCNA
3 3 (20.00%) CCDP
4 1 (6.67%) CCIE
4 1 (6.67%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Cacti
1 2 (13.33%) Nagios
1 2 (13.33%) OpenNMS
1 2 (13.33%) Puppet
1 2 (13.33%) RANCID
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
1 2 (13.33%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Juniper
3 3 (20.00%) Huawei
3 3 (20.00%) Redback
4 2 (13.33%) Ericsson
5 1 (6.67%) Aruba
5 1 (6.67%) Brocade
5 1 (6.67%) F5
5 1 (6.67%) Foundry
5 1 (6.67%) Meraki
5 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
5 1 (6.67%) ProCurve
5 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
5 1 (6.67%) Sophos
5 1 (6.67%) ZyXEL