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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 96 105 100
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing OSPF 5 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.35% 0.30% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.24% 2.82% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Median daily rate £350 £320 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £191 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £383 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +46.66%

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
223 213 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 15.43% 10.81% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 139 161
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 6
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.25% +44.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £20.75 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £45.05 £18.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wakefield - 1 £320 -
OSPF
Yorkshire

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 15 (88.24%) Cisco
2 14 (82.35%) BGP
2 14 (82.35%) EIGRP
3 13 (76.47%) CCNP
3 13 (76.47%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (70.59%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (64.71%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (64.71%) WLAN
6 6 (35.29%) Network Design
6 6 (35.29%) HP
6 6 (35.29%) F5
7 5 (29.41%) TippingPoint
8 4 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (23.53%) Motorola
8 4 (23.53%) DMZ
8 4 (23.53%) WAN
8 4 (23.53%) LAN
9 3 (17.65%) SSL
9 3 (17.65%) MPLS
9 3 (17.65%) IPsec
9 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
10 2 (11.76%) DataPower
10 2 (11.76%) xDSL
10 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
10 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (11.76%) HP UCMDB
10 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
10 2 (11.76%) Splunk

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 14 (82.35%) BGP
1 14 (82.35%) EIGRP
2 12 (70.59%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (64.71%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (64.71%) WLAN
4 4 (23.53%) DMZ
4 4 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (23.53%) LAN
4 4 (23.53%) WAN
5 3 (17.65%) IPsec
5 3 (17.65%) MPLS
5 3 (17.65%) SSL
6 2 (11.76%) Firewall
6 2 (11.76%) IPv4
6 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.76%) VPN
6 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (11.76%) xDSL
7 1 (5.88%) FWSM
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Network Engineer
2 8 (47.06%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Expert
5 2 (11.76%) Design Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Designer
5 2 (11.76%) Installations Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Network Designer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Cisco Expert
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Designer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Designer
6 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) IP Design Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) IP Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Technical Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Network Design
2 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
3 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Network Management
4 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Perl
1 2 (11.76%) Python
1 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) CCNP
1 13 (76.47%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) CCNA
2 2 (11.76%) JNCIA
3 1 (5.88%) CCDP
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP UCMDB
1 2 (11.76%) OPNET
1 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.88%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) F5
2 6 (35.29%) HP
3 5 (29.41%) TippingPoint
4 4 (23.53%) Motorola
5 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
5 2 (11.76%) BMC
5 2 (11.76%) Extreme Networks
5 2 (11.76%) IBM
5 2 (11.76%) Juniper
5 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
5 2 (11.76%) Splunk
6 1 (5.88%) Avaya
6 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.88%) Citrix
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.88%) Riverbed
6 1 (5.88%) SonicWALL