The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 27 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)
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 133 134
Rank change year-on-year +18 +1  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 2 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.099% 0.53% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.66% 3.66% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 11
Median daily rate £394 £395 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% +35.04%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £365 £325
% change year-on-year +7.19% +12.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.00% +59.43%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 304 410 409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 15.00% 14.53% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 258 248
Median daily rate £375 £420 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +35.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 22
Median hourly rate £22.00 £15.32 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.60% -48.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.20 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.27 £26.30 £150.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in Yorkshire

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF 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 27 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
South Yorkshire +6 1 £363 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
4 4 (57.14%) BGP
4 4 (57.14%) CCNP
4 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
5 3 (42.86%) VPN
5 3 (42.86%) CCNA
5 3 (42.86%) WAN
5 3 (42.86%) Internet
5 3 (42.86%) Firewall
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (28.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
6 2 (28.57%) VMware
6 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
6 2 (28.57%) Marketing
6 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (28.57%) FCoE
6 2 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (28.57%) F5
6 2 (28.57%) IPsec
6 2 (28.57%) Electronics
6 2 (28.57%) EIGRP

OSPF
Co-occurring 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (57.14%) BGP
2 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) Internet
3 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
4 2 (28.57%) FCoE
4 2 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (28.57%) IPsec
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) DHCP
5 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
5 1 (14.29%) Frame Relay
5 1 (14.29%) MPLS
5 1 (14.29%) SDH
5 1 (14.29%) VoIP
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Electronics
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (28.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Network Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Network Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IP Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IP Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior VMware Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Switch Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
1 2 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) CCNP
3 3 (42.86%) CCNA
4 1 (14.29%) CCIE
4 1 (14.29%) CCNP Voice
4 1 (14.29%) CCVP
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (28.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 2 (28.57%) F5
3 2 (28.57%) Juniper
3 2 (28.57%) Nokia
3 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 1 (14.29%) Red Box