The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 125 113 110
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing OSPF 12 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.41% 0.43% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.89% 3.44% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 5
Average daily rate
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£295 £401 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.34% +23.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £388 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £404 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £385 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.58% +18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
OSPF
England

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
415 291 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.09% 12.45% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 153 192
Average daily rate £300 £365 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 21
Average hourly rate £30.00 £13.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.41% -58.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.19 £10.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £161.25 £24.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. 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
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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
North Yorkshire -9 6 £293 -26.96% 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £375 - 4
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 47 (100.00%) Cisco
2 45 (95.74%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (91.49%) CCNP
4 40 (85.11%) BGP
5 28 (59.57%) MPLS
6 24 (51.06%) Firewall
6 24 (51.06%) Cisco IOS
7 23 (48.94%) VMware
7 23 (48.94%) VPN
8 21 (44.68%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (42.55%) Cisco ASA
9 20 (42.55%) F5
10 19 (40.43%) DNS
10 19 (40.43%) TCP/IP
10 19 (40.43%) LAN
10 19 (40.43%) WAN
11 18 (38.30%) DHCP
11 18 (38.30%) CCIP
11 18 (38.30%) CheckPoint
11 18 (38.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 18 (38.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 18 (38.30%) Blue Coat
11 18 (38.30%) CCSE
11 18 (38.30%) BIG-IP
12 17 (36.17%) Infoblox
13 15 (31.91%) Linux
14 13 (27.66%) IPv4
14 13 (27.66%) IPv6
14 13 (27.66%) Load Balancing
15 12 (25.53%) CCIE

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.13%) Apache
1 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Office
1 6 (12.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 40 (85.11%) BGP
2 28 (59.57%) MPLS
3 24 (51.06%) Firewall
3 24 (51.06%) Cisco IOS
4 23 (48.94%) VPN
5 20 (42.55%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (40.43%) DNS
6 19 (40.43%) LAN
6 19 (40.43%) WAN
6 19 (40.43%) TCP/IP
7 18 (38.30%) DHCP
7 18 (38.30%) BIG-IP
7 18 (38.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 18 (38.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 13 (27.66%) IPv4
8 13 (27.66%) IPv6
9 11 (23.40%) DMVPN
9 11 (23.40%) Network Security
9 11 (23.40%) NetScreen
10 6 (12.77%) EIGRP
General
1 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.13%) Games
2 1 (2.13%) Marketing
2 1 (2.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (55.32%) Network Engineer
2 11 (23.40%) Security Specialist
2 11 (23.40%) Network Specialist
2 11 (23.40%) Network Security Specialist
3 5 (10.64%) Project Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Architect
7 1 (2.13%) Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Network Consultant
7 1 (2.13%) Consultant
7 1 (2.13%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Thin Client
1 11 (23.40%) Fat Client
2 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.64%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.13%) CLARiiON
5 1 (2.13%) Symmetrix
5 1 (2.13%) Clustering
5 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.13%) IBM XIV
5 1 (2.13%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) Linux
2 5 (10.64%) Windows
3 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) Load Balancing
2 11 (23.40%) E-Commerce
3 6 (12.77%) Change Management
4 5 (10.64%) Migration
4 5 (10.64%) Project Management
4 5 (10.64%) Network Design
5 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (6.38%) Change Control
5 3 (6.38%) Line Management
5 3 (6.38%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.26%) Information Security
7 1 (2.13%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.13%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.13%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) C
2 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.13%) Perl
2 1 (2.13%) PHP
2 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 45 (95.74%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (91.49%) CCNP
3 18 (38.30%) CCIP
3 18 (38.30%) CCSE
4 12 (25.53%) CCIE
5 5 (10.64%) CCNA
6 3 (6.38%) CISSP
6 3 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (6.38%) JNCIP
6 3 (6.38%) JNCIE
6 3 (6.38%) CCSP
6 3 (6.38%) BC Cleared
6 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
7 2 (4.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
System Software
1 21 (44.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (23.40%) vCloud
3 6 (12.77%) XenServer
4 4 (8.51%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.26%) NFS
5 2 (4.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Nagios
1 1 (2.13%) Cacti
1 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (2.13%) Opsview
1 1 (2.13%) Graphite
Vendors
1 47 (100.00%) Cisco
2 23 (48.94%) VMware
3 20 (42.55%) F5
4 18 (38.30%) Blue Coat
4 18 (38.30%) CheckPoint
5 17 (36.17%) Infoblox
6 12 (25.53%) Juniper
7 11 (23.40%) Imperva
7 11 (23.40%) Citrix
8 9 (19.15%) HP
9 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
10 5 (10.64%) Red Hat
11 3 (6.38%) IBM
11 3 (6.38%) Remedy
12 2 (4.26%) Brocade
13 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds
13 1 (2.13%) SAP
13 1 (2.13%) EMC