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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 82 110 119
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +9
Contract jobs citing OSPF 44 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.83% 0.31% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.87% 2.73% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 2 1
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£388 £419 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.46% +19.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £190.00
% change year-on-year
-83.33% -5.26%
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
342 256 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.26% 11.31% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 147 98
Average daily rate £370 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 25
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £23.40 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +25 26 £401 +3.35% 1
West Yorkshire -1 6 £294 -34.72% 2
South Yorkshire - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 48 (92.31%) Cisco
2 47 (90.38%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (86.54%) CCNP
4 41 (78.85%) BGP
5 31 (59.62%) DNS
6 29 (55.77%) CheckPoint
6 29 (55.77%) Firewall
6 29 (55.77%) Cisco IOS
7 28 (53.85%) CCSE
7 28 (53.85%) VMware
8 27 (51.92%) F5
8 27 (51.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 27 (51.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 26 (50.00%) Blue Coat
9 26 (50.00%) BIG-IP
9 26 (50.00%) DHCP
10 25 (48.08%) Cisco ASA
11 24 (46.15%) MPLS
12 23 (44.23%) Infoblox
12 23 (44.23%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (36.54%) E-Commerce
14 18 (34.62%) Linux
14 18 (34.62%) LAN
14 18 (34.62%) HP
14 18 (34.62%) DMVPN
15 16 (30.77%) Fat Client
15 16 (30.77%) Network Security
15 16 (30.77%) Imperva
15 16 (30.77%) Citrix
15 16 (30.77%) WAN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 2 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Office
1 3 (5.77%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 41 (78.85%) BGP
2 31 (59.62%) DNS
3 29 (55.77%) Firewall
3 29 (55.77%) Cisco IOS
4 27 (51.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 27 (51.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 26 (50.00%) BIG-IP
5 26 (50.00%) DHCP
6 25 (48.08%) Cisco ASA
7 24 (46.15%) MPLS
8 18 (34.62%) LAN
8 18 (34.62%) DMVPN
9 16 (30.77%) Network Security
9 16 (30.77%) WAN
9 16 (30.77%) TCP/IP
9 16 (30.77%) NetScreen
10 15 (28.85%) VPN
11 13 (25.00%) IPv4
11 13 (25.00%) IPv6
12 6 (11.54%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 16 (30.77%) Network Specialist
2 16 (30.77%) Network Security Specialist
2 16 (30.77%) Security Specialist
3 4 (7.69%) Design Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) Architect
4 3 (5.77%) Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (5.77%) IP Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) Senior Network Analyst
5 1 (1.92%) Network Analyst
5 1 (1.92%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.77%) Fat Client
1 16 (30.77%) Thin Client
2 14 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.77%) e-Health
3 3 (5.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (34.62%) Linux
2 3 (5.77%) Windows
3 2 (3.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (36.54%) E-Commerce
2 13 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 7 (13.46%) Network Design
4 5 (9.62%) Line Management
4 5 (9.62%) Mentoring
5 3 (5.77%) Migration
5 3 (5.77%) Network Management
5 3 (5.77%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (3.85%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (3.85%) Capacity Management
6 2 (3.85%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.85%) Fault Management
6 2 (3.85%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.85%) ITIL
6 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.85%) BCP
6 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.85%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.85%) Project Management
6 2 (3.85%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.92%) C
Qualifications
1 47 (90.38%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (86.54%) CCNP
3 28 (53.85%) CCSE
4 13 (25.00%) CCIP
5 5 (9.62%) CCNA
6 4 (7.69%) JNCIP
6 4 (7.69%) JNCIE
7 3 (5.77%) CCIE
7 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.85%) VCAP
8 2 (3.85%) VCP5
8 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.85%) MCSE
8 2 (3.85%) MCSA
8 2 (3.85%) CISSP
8 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (3.85%) CCDA
8 2 (3.85%) CCDP
8 2 (3.85%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 23 (44.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (23.08%) vCloud
3 7 (13.46%) XenServer
4 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.92%) OpenView
Vendors
1 48 (92.31%) Cisco
2 29 (55.77%) CheckPoint
3 28 (53.85%) VMware
4 27 (51.92%) F5
5 26 (50.00%) Blue Coat
6 23 (44.23%) Infoblox
7 18 (34.62%) HP
8 16 (30.77%) Imperva
8 16 (30.77%) Citrix
9 14 (26.92%) Juniper
10 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
10 3 (5.77%) CA
10 3 (5.77%) ProCurve
10 3 (5.77%) Riverbed
11 2 (3.85%) BT
12 1 (1.92%) Remedy
12 1 (1.92%) Brocade