Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 193 202
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9 +22
Contract jobs citing OSPF 28 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.47% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.39% 2.31% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 11
North West median daily rate £410 £415 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +27.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £289 £219 £284
90th Percentile £613 £505 £538
England median daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +10.67% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £46.25 £13.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year +242.59% -68.97% +1.16%

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 827 736 960
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.79% 13.05% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 466 582
North West median daily rate £400 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £161 £213
90th Percentile £574 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 50 53
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £18.13 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.83% +3.57% +1.95%
10th Percentile £12.37 £11.00 £12.61
90th Percentile £45.70 £45.12 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +9.76%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -19 10 £450 +35.85% 4
Cheshire -2 8 £425 -5.56% 1
Merseyside - 8 £380 -
Cumbria - 2 £375 -
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 28 (100.00%) Cisco
2 27 (96.43%) BGP
3 24 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (85.71%) CCNP
4 21 (75.00%) WAN
5 20 (71.43%) Firewall
6 18 (64.29%) Network Security
7 17 (60.71%) LAN
8 16 (57.14%) TCP/IP
9 15 (53.57%) Load Balancing
9 15 (53.57%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (50.00%) F5
10 14 (50.00%) CheckPoint
11 13 (46.43%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (46.43%) Data Centre
12 12 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (39.29%) NX-OS
13 11 (39.29%) Palo Alto
14 10 (35.71%) Cisco Firepower
14 10 (35.71%) CCIE
14 10 (35.71%) Cisco IOS
15 9 (32.14%) EIGRP
15 9 (32.14%) Wireless
15 9 (32.14%) DNS
15 9 (32.14%) DHCP
16 8 (28.57%) Ethernet
16 8 (28.57%) CCDP
16 8 (28.57%) Juniper
16 8 (28.57%) MPLS
16 8 (28.57%) Network Design

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (96.43%) BGP
2 21 (75.00%) WAN
3 20 (71.43%) Firewall
4 18 (64.29%) Network Security
5 17 (60.71%) LAN
6 16 (57.14%) TCP/IP
7 15 (53.57%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (46.43%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (39.29%) NX-OS
11 10 (35.71%) Cisco Firepower
11 10 (35.71%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (32.14%) DHCP
12 9 (32.14%) DNS
12 9 (32.14%) EIGRP
12 9 (32.14%) Wireless
13 8 (28.57%) Ethernet
13 8 (28.57%) MPLS
14 7 (25.00%) VPN
14 7 (25.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (78.57%) Network Engineer
2 10 (35.71%) Security Engineer
3 9 (32.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) CISSP Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Implementation Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Firewall Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Implementation Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Voice Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Load Balancing
2 8 (28.57%) Network Design
3 7 (25.00%) Project Management
4 6 (21.43%) Network Management
5 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (14.29%) Network Planning
5 4 (14.29%) Network Segmentation
5 4 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (14.29%) SFIA
6 2 (7.14%) Capacity Management
6 2 (7.14%) Information Security
6 2 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (7.14%) OWASP
6 2 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.14%) Validation
6 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (3.57%) High Availability
7 1 (3.57%) ITIL
7 1 (3.57%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (85.71%) CCNP
1 24 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (35.71%) CCIE
3 8 (28.57%) CCDP
4 6 (21.43%) CCIE Security
5 5 (17.86%) CCNA
6 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 2 (7.14%) Degree
7 2 (7.14%) GIAC
7 2 (7.14%) HP APS
8 1 (3.57%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) ProxySG
3 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Stealthwatch
2 4 (14.29%) Forum Sentry
3 2 (7.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 14 (50.00%) F5
3 11 (39.29%) Palo Alto
4 8 (28.57%) Juniper
5 7 (25.00%) Meraki
5 7 (25.00%) VMware
6 6 (21.43%) Infoblox
7 5 (17.86%) Tufin
8 4 (14.29%) Aruba
8 4 (14.29%) BMC
9 3 (10.71%) HP
10 2 (7.14%) Arista
10 2 (7.14%) Blue Coat
10 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
10 2 (7.14%) Nokia
10 2 (7.14%) Riverbed
10 2 (7.14%) Ruckus Wireless
11 1 (3.57%) Brocade
11 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds