The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 84 72 62
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -10
Contract jobs citing OSPF 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.53% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.14% 1.82% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£331 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.18% +33.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £103.94 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-71.13% +219.80%
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West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
145 110 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.88% 11.29% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 73 43
Average daily rate £338 £300 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £250 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 11
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £114.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.88% -85.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OSPF across the Leeds region.

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing OSPF also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OSPF.

1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) BGP
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (75.00%) MPLS
4 5 (62.50%) CCNP
4 5 (62.50%) Windows
5 4 (50.00%) CCIE
5 4 (50.00%) EIGRP
5 4 (50.00%) RSVP
5 4 (50.00%) Juniper
5 4 (50.00%) Firewall
5 4 (50.00%) Migration
5 4 (50.00%) Network Design
5 4 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (50.00%) Junos
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
6 3 (37.50%) VMware
6 3 (37.50%) Project Management
6 3 (37.50%) SAN
6 3 (37.50%) CCNA
6 3 (37.50%) Linux
6 3 (37.50%) DNS
6 3 (37.50%) LAN
6 3 (37.50%) WAN
6 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (25.00%) VPN
7 2 (25.00%) SSL
7 2 (25.00%) SLA
7 2 (25.00%) MCSE

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing OSPF also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OSPF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) BGP
2 6 (75.00%) MPLS
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (50.00%) Junos
3 4 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 4 (50.00%) RSVP
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) LAN
4 3 (37.50%) WAN
4 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) SAN
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (25.00%) DMVPN
5 2 (25.00%) HSRP
5 2 (25.00%) SSL
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) IPsec
5 2 (25.00%) VPLS
5 2 (25.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) CLARiiON
1 1 (12.50%) Symmetrix
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (12.50%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Mac OS
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
1 4 (50.00%) Network Design
2 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) BCP
3 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (62.50%) CCNP
3 4 (50.00%) CCIE
4 3 (37.50%) CCNA
5 2 (25.00%) CCDA
5 2 (25.00%) CCDP
5 2 (25.00%) CISSP
5 2 (25.00%) MCSE
5 2 (25.00%) MCSA
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (25.00%) CCSA
5 2 (25.00%) CCSE
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (25.00%) JNCIP
5 2 (25.00%) JNCIE
5 2 (25.00%) BC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) VCAP
5 2 (25.00%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Juniper
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (25.00%) Remedy
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) EMC
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