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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 83 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing OSPF 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.37% 0.31% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.48% 3.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£288 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £190.00
OSPF
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
161 95 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 14.89% 9.84% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 54 47
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £333 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £62.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -79.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

OSPF Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 January 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%) BGP
2 7 (87.50%) MPLS
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
3 6 (75.00%) Network Design
3 6 (75.00%) VPLS
3 6 (75.00%) DNS
4 5 (62.50%) Juniper
5 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (50.00%) Cisco
5 4 (50.00%) Ethernet
5 4 (50.00%) JNCIP
5 4 (50.00%) JNCIE
6 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
6 3 (37.50%) LAN
6 3 (37.50%) WAN
6 3 (37.50%) EIGRP
6 3 (37.50%) CCNP
6 3 (37.50%) CCNA
7 2 (25.00%) CCDA
7 2 (25.00%) CCDP
7 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (25.00%) CISSP
7 2 (25.00%) SAN
7 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
7 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (25.00%) VRRP
7 2 (25.00%) Project Management
7 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (25.00%) BCP
7 2 (25.00%) VPN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) BGP
2 7 (87.50%) MPLS
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
3 6 (75.00%) VPLS
3 6 (75.00%) DNS
4 4 (50.00%) Ethernet
5 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (37.50%) LAN
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) EIGRP
6 2 (25.00%) SAN
6 2 (25.00%) VRRP
6 2 (25.00%) VPN
6 2 (25.00%) SSL
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (25.00%) DMVPN
6 2 (25.00%) HSRP
6 2 (25.00%) IPsec
7 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (12.50%) Junos
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 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Design Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) IP Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) BCP
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (50.00%) JNCIP
1 4 (50.00%) JNCIE
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
2 3 (37.50%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) CCDA
3 2 (25.00%) CCDP
3 2 (25.00%) CISSP
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (25.00%) MCSE
3 2 (25.00%) MCSA
3 2 (25.00%) VCAP
3 2 (25.00%) VCP5
3 2 (25.00%) CCSA
3 2 (25.00%) CCSE
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (12.50%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Juniper
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
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