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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 83 80 71
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing OSPF 10 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.70% 0.44% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.85% 3.36% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 1
Average daily rate £316 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.69% -27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
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
171 149 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.01% 13.09% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 106 64
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.57% +180.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (78.57%) MPLS
2 11 (78.57%) BGP
2 11 (78.57%) WAN
2 11 (78.57%) VPN
2 11 (78.57%) LAN
3 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (64.29%) CCNP
4 9 (64.29%) Firewall
5 8 (57.14%) TCP/IP
6 7 (50.00%) EIGRP
6 7 (50.00%) VRRP
6 7 (50.00%) IPv4
6 7 (50.00%) F5
6 7 (50.00%) HSRP
7 6 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (42.86%) CCIE
8 5 (35.71%) HP
8 5 (35.71%) Finance
8 5 (35.71%) Manufacturing
8 5 (35.71%) Palo Alto
8 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (28.57%) Marketing
9 4 (28.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
9 4 (28.57%) High Availability
9 4 (28.57%) FWSM
9 4 (28.57%) SolarWinds

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) BGP
1 11 (78.57%) LAN
1 11 (78.57%) MPLS
1 11 (78.57%) VPN
1 11 (78.57%) WAN
2 9 (64.29%) Firewall
3 8 (57.14%) TCP/IP
4 7 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 7 (50.00%) HSRP
4 7 (50.00%) IPv4
4 7 (50.00%) VRRP
5 6 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (28.57%) FWSM
7 4 (28.57%) IPv6
7 4 (28.57%) Wireless
8 3 (21.43%) DNS
8 3 (21.43%) Internet
8 3 (21.43%) WLAN
9 2 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Informix
1 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
1 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
1 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 2 (14.29%) Redis
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (14.29%) Hudson
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
1 2 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
1 5 (35.71%) Manufacturing
2 4 (28.57%) Electronics
2 4 (28.57%) Marketing
2 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 3 (21.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Network Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) IP Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Design Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Implementation Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) IP Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Network Design Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
1 2 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
1 3 (21.43%) PKI
2 2 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (7.14%) Life Science
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
1 4 (28.57%) High Availability
1 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
1 4 (28.57%) Programme Management
2 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (21.43%) Network Design
2 3 (21.43%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (14.29%) Build Automation
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) DDoS Mitigation
3 2 (14.29%) SIEM
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
1 3 (21.43%) Perl
1 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (64.29%) CCNP
3 6 (42.86%) CCIE
4 3 (21.43%) CCDP
5 2 (14.29%) CCNA
5 2 (14.29%) CCSP
5 2 (14.29%) CISSP
5 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (7.14%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) VMware ESX
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (21.43%) Cacti
2 3 (21.43%) Graphite
2 3 (21.43%) Nagios
2 3 (21.43%) Opsview
3 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
4 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) F5
3 5 (35.71%) HP
3 5 (35.71%) Palo Alto
4 4 (28.57%) SAP
4 4 (28.57%) SolarWinds
4 4 (28.57%) VMware
5 3 (21.43%) Meraki
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
5 3 (21.43%) Riverbed
6 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
6 2 (14.29%) Veritas
7 1 (7.14%) Aruba