The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 25 June 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)
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 50 -
Rank change year-on-year +6 -  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 0.31% 0.23% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.59% 1.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £363 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £325
% change year-on-year +6.16% +12.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £36.25
% change year-on-year -31.00% +31.94%  

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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 63 76 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 19.50% 17.55% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 49 33
Median daily rate £393 £475 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.36% +65.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £213 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -11.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 South Yorkshire

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in South Yorkshire

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in South Yorkshire

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Sheffield +9 1 £363 -
OSPF
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) SNMP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (100.00%) Spanning Tree

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Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) SNMP
1 1 (100.00%) Spanning Tree
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Fortinet