The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 114 124 77
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -47
Contract jobs citing OSPF 5 16 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.23% 0.57% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.52% 4.21% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 49
Median daily rate £450 £311 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.57% -22.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £405 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
-13.10% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.13 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-30.23% +43.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
330 380 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.28% 13.47% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 235 254
Median daily rate £410 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 18
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.99 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.25 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

OSPF
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

OSPF Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 February 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
West Yorkshire +9 4 £450 +42.29% 3
North Yorkshire +8 1 - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 12 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (75.00%) BGP
3 11 (68.75%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (62.50%) CCNP
5 9 (56.25%) EIGRP
6 8 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (43.75%) Firewall
7 7 (43.75%) CCNA
7 7 (43.75%) WLAN
7 7 (43.75%) LAN
8 6 (37.50%) WAN
8 6 (37.50%) VPN
9 5 (31.25%) IPsec
9 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
9 5 (31.25%) F5
10 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
10 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
11 3 (18.75%) Internet
11 3 (18.75%) MPLS
11 3 (18.75%) Wireless
11 3 (18.75%) Juniper
11 3 (18.75%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (18.75%) DHCP
11 3 (18.75%) Cisco ISE
12 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
12 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
12 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
12 2 (12.50%) Extreme Networks
12 2 (12.50%) CatOS

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) BGP
2 11 (68.75%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (56.25%) EIGRP
4 8 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (43.75%) Firewall
5 7 (43.75%) LAN
5 7 (43.75%) WLAN
6 6 (37.50%) VPN
6 6 (37.50%) WAN
7 5 (31.25%) IPsec
7 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
8 3 (18.75%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (18.75%) DHCP
8 3 (18.75%) Internet
8 3 (18.75%) MPLS
8 3 (18.75%) Wireless
9 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
9 2 (12.50%) Network Security
9 2 (12.50%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Network Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Installations Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Designer
6 1 (6.25%) ICT Technician
6 1 (6.25%) IP Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Designer
6 1 (6.25%) Switch Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) VMware Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) WAN Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Wireless Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) CatOS
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
1 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
1 2 (12.50%) Network Design
1 2 (12.50%) Network Management
1 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
2 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
2 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
2 1 (6.25%) Change Management
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
2 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Perl
1 2 (12.50%) Python
1 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (62.50%) CCNP
3 7 (43.75%) CCNA
4 2 (12.50%) JNCIA
4 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (6.25%) OpenView
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) F5
3 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (18.75%) Juniper
5 2 (12.50%) Extreme Networks
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Nokia
5 2 (12.50%) SAP
5 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 2 (12.50%) VMware
6 1 (6.25%) Avaya
6 1 (6.25%) Infoblox
6 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto
6 1 (6.25%) TippingPoint
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