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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 130 109 108
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Contract jobs citing OSPF 10 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.36% 0.68% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.43% 5.88% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 6
Average daily rate
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£293 £401 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.96% +8.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £388 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £401 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £320
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.88 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+25.56% -14.23%
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
411 289 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.60% 11.48% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 159 167
Average daily rate £300 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 28
Average hourly rate £15.43 £13.53 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% -28.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.70 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £25.00 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -5 7 £293 -26.96%
West Yorkshire - 3 £375 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 64 (100.00%) Cisco
2 62 (96.88%) Cisco Certification
3 60 (93.75%) CCNP
4 50 (78.13%) BGP
5 40 (62.50%) Cisco IOS
6 39 (60.94%) VMware
7 37 (57.81%) DNS
8 36 (56.25%) Firewall
8 36 (56.25%) CheckPoint
8 36 (56.25%) CCSE
8 36 (56.25%) F5
9 35 (54.69%) Blue Coat
9 35 (54.69%) BIG-IP
9 35 (54.69%) DHCP
9 35 (54.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 35 (54.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 34 (53.13%) VMware Infrastructure
10 34 (53.13%) Cisco ASA
11 31 (48.44%) Infoblox
12 28 (43.75%) MPLS
13 25 (39.06%) Linux
14 24 (37.50%) E-Commerce
15 23 (35.94%) VPN
16 22 (34.38%) DMVPN
17 21 (32.81%) Imperva
17 21 (32.81%) Fat Client
17 21 (32.81%) Network Security
17 21 (32.81%) TCP/IP
17 21 (32.81%) LAN
17 21 (32.81%) WAN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (1.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.56%) Apache
1 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) MS Visio
1 8 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 50 (78.13%) BGP
2 40 (62.50%) Cisco IOS
3 37 (57.81%) DNS
4 36 (56.25%) Firewall
5 35 (54.69%) BIG-IP
5 35 (54.69%) DHCP
5 35 (54.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 35 (54.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 34 (53.13%) Cisco ASA
7 28 (43.75%) MPLS
8 23 (35.94%) VPN
9 22 (34.38%) DMVPN
10 21 (32.81%) Network Security
10 21 (32.81%) TCP/IP
10 21 (32.81%) LAN
10 21 (32.81%) WAN
10 21 (32.81%) NetScreen
11 15 (23.44%) IPv4
11 15 (23.44%) IPv6
12 5 (7.81%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (46.88%) Network Engineer
2 21 (32.81%) Network Security Specialist
2 21 (32.81%) Network Specialist
2 21 (32.81%) Security Specialist
3 5 (7.81%) Project Engineer
4 4 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (6.25%) Analyst
5 3 (4.69%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (4.69%) NOC Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (1.56%) Architect
7 1 (1.56%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (1.56%) Senior Network Analyst
7 1 (1.56%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (1.56%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 21 (32.81%) Fat Client
1 21 (32.81%) Thin Client
2 16 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.69%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.56%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.56%) Symmetrix
4 1 (1.56%) Clustering
4 1 (1.56%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 25 (39.06%) Linux
2 6 (9.38%) Windows
3 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 17 (26.56%) Load Balancing
3 8 (12.50%) Line Management
3 8 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 5 (7.81%) Change Management
4 5 (7.81%) Migration
5 4 (6.25%) Project Management
5 4 (6.25%) Network Design
6 3 (4.69%) Change Control
7 2 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.56%) ITIL
8 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.56%) BCP
8 1 (1.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.56%) Business Continuity Planning
8 1 (1.56%) TOGAF
8 1 (1.56%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.56%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) C
2 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.56%) Perl
2 1 (1.56%) PHP
2 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 62 (96.88%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (93.75%) CCNP
3 36 (56.25%) CCSE
4 20 (31.25%) CCIP
5 9 (14.06%) CCIE
6 5 (7.81%) CCNA
7 3 (4.69%) BC Cleared
7 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.69%) JNCIP
7 3 (4.69%) JNCIE
8 2 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.13%) CISSP
9 1 (1.56%) CCDA
9 1 (1.56%) CCDP
9 1 (1.56%) CCSP
9 1 (1.56%) MCSE
9 1 (1.56%) MCSA
9 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.56%) VCP5
9 1 (1.56%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (53.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (20.31%) vCloud
3 10 (15.63%) XenServer
4 3 (4.69%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.56%) NFS
5 1 (1.56%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Nagios
1 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (1.56%) Cacti
1 1 (1.56%) Graphite
1 1 (1.56%) Opsview
Vendors
1 64 (100.00%) Cisco
2 39 (60.94%) VMware
3 36 (56.25%) CheckPoint
3 36 (56.25%) F5
4 35 (54.69%) Blue Coat
5 31 (48.44%) Infoblox
6 21 (32.81%) Imperva
6 21 (32.81%) Citrix
7 17 (26.56%) HP
8 16 (25.00%) Juniper
9 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 3 (4.69%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.69%) Remedy
11 2 (3.13%) Brocade
11 2 (3.13%) IBM
12 1 (1.56%) EMC
12 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds