The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 42 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OSPF 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.94% - 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.71% - 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £368 - -
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
South 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 Sheffield region.

Communications & Networking Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
85 44 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 19.95% 19.64% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 32 30
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

OSPF
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

OSPF Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) VLAN
2 3 (75.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (50.00%) BIG-IP
3 2 (50.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) RIP
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Process Management
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
2 3 (75.00%) Spanning Tree
2 3 (75.00%) VLAN
3 2 (50.00%) BIG-IP
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (50.00%) RIP
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) HSRP
4 1 (25.00%) Multicast
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Network Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Design Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Design Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Line Management
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (25.00%) Process Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Fortinet