Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 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)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 210 215
Rank change year-on-year +27 +5 -48
Contract jobs citing OSPF 21 17 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 0.25% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.65% 1.61% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 11
North West median daily rate £399 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £219 £253 £300
90th Percentile £502 £538 £488
England median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £13.50 £46.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -70.65% +4.55% +17.02%

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 791 1057 1091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.83% 15.24% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 615 616
North West median daily rate £400 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +8.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £208
90th Percentile £543 £575 £538
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 57 108
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £11.40 £12.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £46.21 £40.00 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.67 £20.50
% change year-on-year -17.50% +10.57% +2.50%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +12 13 £375 -6.25% 9
Cheshire - 8 £424 - 1
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 North West region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 16 (76.19%) Firewall
2 12 (57.14%) VLAN
3 10 (47.62%) BGP
3 10 (47.62%) Cisco
3 10 (47.62%) Load Balancing
4 9 (42.86%) Data Centre
4 9 (42.86%) VPN
5 8 (38.10%) WAN
5 8 (38.10%) LAN
6 7 (33.33%) CCNP
6 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (33.33%) MPLS
6 7 (33.33%) Change Management
6 7 (33.33%) Network Security
7 6 (28.57%) Juniper
8 5 (23.81%) DNS
8 5 (23.81%) IPsec
8 5 (23.81%) IGMP
8 5 (23.81%) F5
8 5 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (19.05%) CCNA
9 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
9 4 (19.05%) EIGRP
10 3 (14.29%) CCDP
10 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (14.29%) ITIL
10 3 (14.29%) Network Design
10 3 (14.29%) NGN
10 3 (14.29%) Redback

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 16 (76.19%) Firewall
2 12 (57.14%) VLAN
3 10 (47.62%) BGP
4 9 (42.86%) VPN
5 8 (38.10%) LAN
5 8 (38.10%) WAN
6 7 (33.33%) MPLS
6 7 (33.33%) Network Security
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (23.81%) DNS
7 5 (23.81%) IGMP
7 5 (23.81%) IPsec
8 4 (19.05%) EIGRP
9 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (14.29%) NGN
9 3 (14.29%) Wireless
9 3 (14.29%) WLAN
10 2 (9.52%) Asterisk PBX
10 2 (9.52%) HSRP
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Network Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Architect
2 3 (14.29%) IP Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) IP Network Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Network Support
2 3 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Security Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Designer
3 2 (9.52%) Network Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Network Designer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Juniper Support
4 1 (4.76%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Load Balancing
2 7 (33.33%) Change Management
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Network Design
3 3 (14.29%) Network Management
4 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.52%) Network Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.76%) Logistics
5 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Perl
1 2 (9.52%) PHP
1 2 (9.52%) Python
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) CCNP
1 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (19.05%) CCNA
3 3 (14.29%) CCDP
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Cacti
1 2 (9.52%) Nagios
1 2 (9.52%) OpenNMS
1 2 (9.52%) Puppet
1 2 (9.52%) RANCID
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
1 2 (9.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Cisco
2 6 (28.57%) Juniper
3 5 (23.81%) F5
4 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
5 3 (14.29%) Huawei
5 3 (14.29%) Redback
6 2 (9.52%) Brocade
6 2 (9.52%) Ericsson
6 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
6 2 (9.52%) Foundry
6 2 (9.52%) ZyXEL
7 1 (4.76%) Aruba
7 1 (4.76%) ProCurve
7 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.76%) Sophos