Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 177 226
Rank change year-on-year -20 +49 -55
Contract jobs citing OSPF 25 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.41% 0.49% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.18% 3.39% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 9
North West median daily rate £450 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +7.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £308 £313 £243
90th Percentile £638 £450 £391
England median daily rate £425 £403 £363
% change year-on-year +5.46% +11.17% -2.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £44.00 £23.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year +91.30% -51.91% +36.66%

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 786 826 1,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.78% 14.46% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 461 631
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £208 £231 £255
90th Percentile £575 £543 £575
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 84 53
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.50 £11.20
90th Percentile £43.70 £51.05 £42.85
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.69 £25.00
% change year-on-year +7.01% -25.24% +21.95%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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
Cheshire -3 10 £425 +12.96% 1
Manchester -28 10 £500 +42.86% 3
Lancashire -11 3 £625 - 1
Merseyside - 2 £450 -
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 25 (100.00%) BGP
2 23 (92.00%) Cisco
3 21 (84.00%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (72.00%) CCNP
5 15 (60.00%) Firewall
6 13 (52.00%) CCIE
6 13 (52.00%) Data Centre
7 12 (48.00%) Network Design
8 11 (44.00%) VPN
8 11 (44.00%) WAN
9 10 (40.00%) Network Security
10 9 (36.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (28.00%) Load Balancing
11 7 (28.00%) ITIL
11 7 (28.00%) Juniper
11 7 (28.00%) CheckPoint
12 6 (24.00%) MPLS
12 6 (24.00%) EIGRP
12 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
12 6 (24.00%) CISSP
12 6 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (20.00%) Degree
13 5 (20.00%) DNS
13 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
13 5 (20.00%) LAN
13 5 (20.00%) Project Management
13 5 (20.00%) Finance
14 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
14 4 (16.00%) CISM
14 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2

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 2 (8.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) PaaS
1 3 (12.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (100.00%) BGP
2 15 (60.00%) Firewall
3 11 (44.00%) VPN
3 11 (44.00%) WAN
4 10 (40.00%) Network Security
5 9 (36.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (24.00%) EIGRP
6 6 (24.00%) MPLS
6 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (20.00%) DNS
7 5 (20.00%) LAN
8 4 (16.00%) Cisco Firepower
8 4 (16.00%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (16.00%) DHCP
8 4 (16.00%) IP Telephony
8 4 (16.00%) Unified Communications
9 3 (12.00%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (12.00%) NX-OS
9 3 (12.00%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) GIS
1 2 (8.00%) MySQL
1 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (8.00%) SQLite
2 1 (4.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (12.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.00%) Robot Framework
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Network Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Data Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Data Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Network Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) 802.1X
1 2 (8.00%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (8.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) JSON
2 1 (4.00%) Kafka
2 1 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (4.00%) REST
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.00%) Digital Signage
4 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (8.00%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (4.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) CentOS
1 2 (8.00%) Debian
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
1 2 (8.00%) Ubuntu
1 2 (8.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Network Design
2 7 (28.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Load Balancing
3 5 (20.00%) Project Management
4 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.00%) Contract Management
4 4 (16.00%) Data Management
4 4 (16.00%) Decision-Making
4 4 (16.00%) IT Strategy
4 4 (16.00%) Network Architecture
4 4 (16.00%) Network Management
4 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
4 4 (16.00%) Product Management
4 4 (16.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (16.00%) SFIA
5 3 (12.00%) DevOps
5 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (12.00%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (12.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) Python
1 3 (12.00%) Ruby
2 2 (8.00%) Bourne shell
2 2 (8.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) Perl
2 2 (8.00%) PHP
3 1 (4.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (84.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (72.00%) CCNP
3 13 (52.00%) CCIE
4 6 (24.00%) CISSP
5 5 (20.00%) Degree
6 4 (16.00%) CCDP
6 4 (16.00%) CCNA
6 4 (16.00%) Chartered Engineer
6 4 (16.00%) CISM
6 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (12.00%) CCIE Security
7 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Docker
1 2 (8.00%) KVM
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Ansible
1 2 (8.00%) Cacti
1 2 (8.00%) collectd
1 2 (8.00%) Grafana
1 2 (8.00%) Graphite
1 2 (8.00%) Icinga
1 2 (8.00%) Kibana
1 2 (8.00%) logstash
1 2 (8.00%) Nagios
1 2 (8.00%) Netcool
1 2 (8.00%) Observium
1 2 (8.00%) OpenNMS
1 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (8.00%) Prometheus
1 2 (8.00%) Puppet
1 2 (8.00%) Salt
1 2 (8.00%) Stealthwatch
1 2 (8.00%) ZABBIX
2 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 23 (92.00%) Cisco
2 7 (28.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (28.00%) Juniper
3 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.00%) F5
4 3 (12.00%) Fortinet
4 3 (12.00%) Tufin
5 2 (8.00%) Arista
5 2 (8.00%) Ericsson
5 2 (8.00%) Huawei
5 2 (8.00%) Palo Alto
5 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (8.00%) Splunk
5 2 (8.00%) VMware
6 1 (4.00%) Capita
6 1 (4.00%) HP
6 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds