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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 102 111 112
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Contract jobs citing OSPF 22 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.83% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.50% 1.54% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 2
Average daily rate
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£401 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £450 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £288
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +32.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.60 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -34.61%
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
400 259 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.07% 11.42% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 149 104
Average daily rate £375 £300 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £168 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 25
Average hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £10.00 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £29.00 £114.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 16 £401 - 1
South Yorkshire +4 3 - -
West Yorkshire -8 3 £288 -36.11% 1
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 24 (82.76%) Cisco
2 23 (79.31%) DNS
3 22 (75.86%) CCNP
3 22 (75.86%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (72.41%) BGP
4 21 (72.41%) Firewall
5 20 (68.97%) CheckPoint
6 19 (65.52%) VMware
6 19 (65.52%) CCSE
7 18 (62.07%) F5
7 18 (62.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 18 (62.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 17 (58.62%) BIG-IP
8 17 (58.62%) Cisco IOS
8 17 (58.62%) Blue Coat
8 17 (58.62%) DHCP
9 16 (55.17%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (48.28%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (48.28%) Infoblox
11 13 (44.83%) E-Commerce
11 13 (44.83%) HP
12 12 (41.38%) Linux
12 12 (41.38%) DMVPN
13 10 (34.48%) Imperva
13 10 (34.48%) Fat Client
13 10 (34.48%) Network Security
13 10 (34.48%) Citrix
13 10 (34.48%) MPLS
13 10 (34.48%) Thin Client
13 10 (34.48%) NetScreen

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 23 (79.31%) DNS
2 21 (72.41%) BGP
2 21 (72.41%) Firewall
3 18 (62.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 18 (62.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 17 (58.62%) BIG-IP
4 17 (58.62%) Cisco IOS
4 17 (58.62%) DHCP
5 16 (55.17%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (41.38%) DMVPN
7 10 (34.48%) Network Security
7 10 (34.48%) MPLS
7 10 (34.48%) NetScreen
8 7 (24.14%) EIGRP
9 6 (20.69%) LAN
9 6 (20.69%) VPLS
10 5 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (13.79%) WAN
11 4 (13.79%) Ethernet
11 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (3.45%) Marketing
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Network Specialist
1 10 (34.48%) Network Security Specialist
1 10 (34.48%) Security Specialist
2 8 (27.59%) Network Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Design Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Architect
4 4 (13.79%) IP Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (10.34%) Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Network Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Fat Client
1 10 (34.48%) Thin Client
2 9 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (10.34%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) E-Commerce
2 9 (31.03%) Load Balancing
3 7 (24.14%) Network Design
4 4 (13.79%) Line Management
4 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.34%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (10.34%) Network Management
6 2 (6.90%) Security Management
6 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.90%) Project Management
6 2 (6.90%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity
6 2 (6.90%) ITIL
6 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.90%) BCP
6 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (6.90%) Capacity Management
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
6 2 (6.90%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (75.86%) CCNP
1 22 (75.86%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (65.52%) CCSE
3 5 (17.24%) CCNA
4 4 (13.79%) JNCIP
4 4 (13.79%) JNCIE
5 2 (6.90%) CCSA
5 2 (6.90%) MCSE
5 2 (6.90%) MCSA
5 2 (6.90%) CCDA
5 2 (6.90%) CCDP
5 2 (6.90%) CISSP
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.90%) VCAP
5 2 (6.90%) VCP5
5 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (48.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (13.79%) XenServer
3 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.90%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (3.45%) OpenView
Vendors
1 24 (82.76%) Cisco
2 20 (68.97%) CheckPoint
3 19 (65.52%) VMware
4 18 (62.07%) F5
5 17 (58.62%) Blue Coat
6 14 (48.28%) Infoblox
7 13 (44.83%) HP
8 10 (34.48%) Imperva
8 10 (34.48%) Citrix
9 9 (31.03%) Juniper
10 3 (10.34%) Riverbed
10 3 (10.34%) ProCurve
10 3 (10.34%) CA
11 2 (6.90%) BT