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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / North West
Rank 119 151 123
Rank change year-on-year +32 -28  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 9 6 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.16% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.41% 1.06% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 6
Median daily rate £315 £600 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.50% +28.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £373 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £363 £375
% change year-on-year -10.34% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +50.00%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 374 567 493
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.58% 14.78% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 325 231
Median daily rate £388 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 42
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% -10.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.15 £40.00 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing OSPF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +20 6 £315 -17.37% 3
Cheshire +30 3 £338 -43.75%
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 21 (87.50%) BGP
2 19 (79.17%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (79.17%) Cisco
3 17 (70.83%) CCNP
3 17 (70.83%) Firewall
4 15 (62.50%) EIGRP
4 15 (62.50%) F5
5 12 (50.00%) Load Balancing
5 12 (50.00%) Juniper
6 11 (45.83%) LAN
6 11 (45.83%) WAN
7 9 (37.50%) DNS
7 9 (37.50%) Data Centre
8 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (33.33%) VLAN
9 7 (29.17%) Wireless
9 7 (29.17%) IGRP
9 7 (29.17%) NetScreen
9 7 (29.17%) CCNA
9 7 (29.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 7 (29.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (25.00%) Network Security
10 6 (25.00%) Network Design
11 5 (20.83%) VPN
12 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
12 4 (16.67%) CCDP
12 4 (16.67%) VoIP
12 4 (16.67%) MPLS
12 4 (16.67%) Palo Alto

OSPF
Top Related 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 21 (87.50%) BGP
2 17 (70.83%) Firewall
3 15 (62.50%) EIGRP
4 11 (45.83%) LAN
4 11 (45.83%) WAN
5 9 (37.50%) DNS
6 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (33.33%) VLAN
7 7 (29.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (29.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (29.17%) IGRP
7 7 (29.17%) NetScreen
7 7 (29.17%) Wireless
8 6 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (25.00%) Network Security
9 5 (20.83%) VPN
10 4 (16.67%) MPLS
10 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
10 4 (16.67%) VoIP
11 3 (12.50%) DHCP
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 8 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (29.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Design Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Network Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Network Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Change Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Data Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Driving Licence
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Solaris
1 1 (4.17%) Unix
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (25.00%) Network Design
3 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.33%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.17%) Network Planning
5 1 (4.17%) Product Management
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 19 (79.17%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (70.83%) CCNP
3 7 (29.17%) CCNA
4 4 (16.67%) CCDP
5 3 (12.50%) CCIE
5 3 (12.50%) Degree
6 2 (8.33%) JNCIP
7 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (4.17%) JNCIS
7 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Cisco
2 15 (62.50%) F5
3 12 (50.00%) Juniper
4 4 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 2 (8.33%) Aruba
5 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.33%) Ericsson
5 2 (8.33%) ZyXEL
6 1 (4.17%) Brocade
6 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.17%) Foundry
6 1 (4.17%) Huawei
6 1 (4.17%) VMware