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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 101 - 74
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OSPF 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.25% - 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.89% - 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£375 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
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
212 139 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.50% 12.40% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 86 100
Average daily rate £350 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 - £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) BGP
2 9 (90.00%) MPLS
3 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (80.00%) CCIE
4 6 (60.00%) CCNP
4 6 (60.00%) Change Management
5 5 (50.00%) Firewall
5 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
5 5 (50.00%) EIGRP
5 5 (50.00%) RSVP
5 5 (50.00%) Juniper
5 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (50.00%) Windows
5 5 (50.00%) Project Management
5 5 (50.00%) VMware
5 5 (50.00%) Migration
5 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (50.00%) Junos
6 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (40.00%) VMware ESX
6 4 (40.00%) Linux
6 4 (40.00%) VPN
6 4 (40.00%) VRRP
6 4 (40.00%) HSRP
7 3 (30.00%) Change Control
7 3 (30.00%) FWSM
7 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (30.00%) SAN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) BGP
2 9 (90.00%) MPLS
3 5 (50.00%) Junos
3 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 5 (50.00%) RSVP
4 4 (40.00%) VRRP
4 4 (40.00%) VPN
4 4 (40.00%) HSRP
5 3 (30.00%) SAN
5 3 (30.00%) FWSM
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (20.00%) NAS
6 2 (20.00%) Internet
7 1 (10.00%) DNS
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) NOC Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) CLARiiON
3 1 (10.00%) Symmetrix
3 1 (10.00%) Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (10.00%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Change Management
2 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) Project Management
2 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (30.00%) Change Control
3 3 (30.00%) Network Design
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
1 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) CCIE
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (60.00%) CCNP
3 3 (30.00%) CISSP
3 3 (30.00%) CCSP
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (30.00%) JNCIP
3 3 (30.00%) JNCIE
3 3 (30.00%) BC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) VMware ESX
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) vSphere
2 2 (20.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Nagios
1 1 (10.00%) Cacti
1 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (10.00%) Opsview
1 1 (10.00%) Graphite
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) Juniper
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Remedy
3 3 (30.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) EMC
5 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds