The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for OSPF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 90 97
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 3 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.29% 0.98% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.97% 7.89% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 4
Median daily rate £500 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +7.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -6.89% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £46.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -70.65% +15.00%  

OSPF is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 101 190 211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 9.92% 12.39% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 133 143
Median daily rate £425 £390 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +35.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £293 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +5.86% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 5
Median hourly rate £19.00 £11.00 £76.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.72% -85.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing OSPF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in Leeds

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OSPF in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in Leeds

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Leeds region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) CatOS
3 2 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (50.00%) Marketing
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) BGP
3 2 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (50.00%) vSphere
3 2 (50.00%) FCoE
3 2 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (50.00%) F5
3 2 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) Nokia
3 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (50.00%) SAP
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) IPsec

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (50.00%) BGP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 2 (50.00%) FCoE
2 2 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) IPsec
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (50.00%) Electronics
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (50.00%) Marketing
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Specialist
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
1 2 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (50.00%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) CCNP
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) F5
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper
2 2 (50.00%) Nokia
2 2 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (50.00%) VMware