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 18 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 115 118 96
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -22
Contract jobs citing OSPF 8 15 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.37% 0.53% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.32% 4.11% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 26
Median daily rate £335 £320 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -18.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £266 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £421 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.81 - -
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
345 365 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.94% 12.81% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 229 257
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 15
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +21.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £9.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £22.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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
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 18 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
West Yorkshire +15 5 £350 +9.37% 3
South Yorkshire -9 2 £320 -12.92%
North Yorkshire +6 1 - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 19 (90.48%) Cisco
2 18 (85.71%) BGP
3 16 (76.19%) EIGRP
3 16 (76.19%) CCNP
3 16 (76.19%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (71.43%) Cisco Nexus
5 14 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (61.90%) WLAN
7 7 (33.33%) LAN
7 7 (33.33%) F5
8 6 (28.57%) HP
8 6 (28.57%) Network Design
8 6 (28.57%) Firewall
9 5 (23.81%) WAN
9 5 (23.81%) TippingPoint
10 4 (19.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (19.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
10 4 (19.05%) VPN
10 4 (19.05%) CCNA
10 4 (19.05%) Motorola
10 4 (19.05%) DMZ
10 4 (19.05%) Wireless
10 4 (19.05%) IPsec
11 3 (14.29%) MPLS
11 3 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (14.29%) SSL
11 3 (14.29%) DHCP
11 3 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
11 3 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless

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:

Communications & Networking
1 18 (85.71%) BGP
2 16 (76.19%) EIGRP
3 15 (71.43%) Cisco Nexus
4 14 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (61.90%) WLAN
6 7 (33.33%) LAN
7 6 (28.57%) Firewall
8 5 (23.81%) WAN
9 4 (19.05%) DMZ
9 4 (19.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (19.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (19.05%) IPsec
9 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
9 4 (19.05%) VPN
9 4 (19.05%) Wireless
10 3 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
10 3 (14.29%) DHCP
10 3 (14.29%) MPLS
10 3 (14.29%) SSL
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (85.71%) Network Engineer
2 9 (42.86%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Expert
5 2 (9.52%) Design Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Designer
5 2 (9.52%) Installations Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Network Designer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Cisco Expert
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Designer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Designer
6 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Designer
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Wireless Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) DataPower
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Network Design
2 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
3 2 (9.52%) Network Management
3 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Perl
1 2 (9.52%) Python
1 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (76.19%) CCNP
1 16 (76.19%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (19.05%) CCNA
3 2 (9.52%) JNCIA
4 1 (4.76%) CCDP
4 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (9.52%) HP UCMDB
2 2 (9.52%) OPNET
2 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (4.76%) OpenView
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) Cisco
2 7 (33.33%) F5
3 6 (28.57%) HP
4 5 (23.81%) TippingPoint
5 4 (19.05%) Motorola
6 2 (9.52%) Blue Coat
6 2 (9.52%) BMC
6 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
6 2 (9.52%) Extreme Networks
6 2 (9.52%) IBM
6 2 (9.52%) Juniper
6 2 (9.52%) Palo Alto
6 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
6 2 (9.52%) Splunk
7 1 (4.76%) Avaya
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix
7 1 (4.76%) Infoblox
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.76%) Riverbed
7 1 (4.76%) SonicWALL