The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 104 102 98
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing OSPF 11 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.55% 0.29% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.00% 2.50% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 1
Average daily rate £313 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -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
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 West Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
220 200 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 10.99% 11.42% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 134 85
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 £265 £220 £200
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 7 8 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £11.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +46.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.92 £16.72 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £29.75 £15.75
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 West Yorkshire

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

OSPF
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

OSPF Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -13 10 £316 -2.69% 4
OSPF
Yorkshire

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (80.00%) MPLS
2 12 (80.00%) BGP
2 12 (80.00%) LAN
3 11 (73.33%) WAN
3 11 (73.33%) VPN
3 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (66.67%) CCNP
5 9 (60.00%) Firewall
6 8 (53.33%) EIGRP
6 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
6 8 (53.33%) F5
7 7 (46.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (46.67%) HSRP
7 7 (46.67%) IPv4
7 7 (46.67%) VRRP
8 6 (40.00%) CCIE
8 6 (40.00%) HP
9 5 (33.33%) Wireless
9 5 (33.33%) Finance
9 5 (33.33%) Manufacturing
9 5 (33.33%) Palo Alto
9 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (26.67%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (26.67%) Marketing
10 4 (26.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
10 4 (26.67%) High Availability
10 4 (26.67%) FWSM

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 (26.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) BGP
1 12 (80.00%) LAN
1 12 (80.00%) MPLS
2 11 (73.33%) VPN
2 11 (73.33%) WAN
3 9 (60.00%) Firewall
4 8 (53.33%) EIGRP
4 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
5 7 (46.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (46.67%) HSRP
5 7 (46.67%) IPv4
5 7 (46.67%) VRRP
6 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (33.33%) Wireless
7 4 (26.67%) FWSM
7 4 (26.67%) IPv6
8 3 (20.00%) DNS
8 3 (20.00%) Internet
8 3 (20.00%) WLAN
9 2 (13.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Informix
1 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
1 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
1 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (13.33%) Redis
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) Hudson
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
1 2 (13.33%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (13.33%) Subversion
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
1 5 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 4 (26.67%) Electronics
2 4 (26.67%) Marketing
2 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) IP Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Design Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) IP Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Support
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
1 2 (13.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Clustering
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (20.00%) PKI
2 2 (13.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (6.67%) e-Health
3 1 (6.67%) Life Science
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Digital Marketing
1 4 (26.67%) High Availability
1 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
1 4 (26.67%) Programme Management
2 3 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (20.00%) Network Design
2 3 (20.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (13.33%) Build Automation
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (13.33%) DDoS Mitigation
3 2 (13.33%) SIEM
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (20.00%) Perl
1 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (66.67%) CCNP
3 6 (40.00%) CCIE
4 3 (20.00%) CCDP
4 3 (20.00%) CCNA
5 2 (13.33%) CCSP
5 2 (13.33%) CISSP
5 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (6.67%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware ESX
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (13.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (20.00%) Cacti
2 3 (20.00%) Graphite
2 3 (20.00%) Nagios
2 3 (20.00%) Opsview
3 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (6.67%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
4 1 (6.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (53.33%) F5
3 6 (40.00%) HP
4 5 (33.33%) Palo Alto
5 4 (26.67%) SAP
5 4 (26.67%) SolarWinds
5 4 (26.67%) VMware
6 3 (20.00%) Meraki
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (20.00%) Riverbed
7 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
7 2 (13.33%) Veritas
8 1 (6.67%) Aruba
8 1 (6.67%) NetQoS