Period
to 1 June 2020

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 6 months to 1 June 2020 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
6 months to
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 98 165 200
Rank change year-on-year +67 +35 -19
Contract jobs citing OSPF 22 26 7
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.06% 0.58% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.43% 4.91% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 6
Median daily rate £303 £413 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.67% -1.49% -1.47%
10th Percentile £206 £330 £384
90th Percentile £370 £525 £456
England median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £33.25 £45.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year -26.11% +2.86% +103.49%

OSPF is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 296 529 628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.29% 11.75% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 366 442
Median daily rate £385 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.44% +9.09% -1.79%
10th Percentile £188 £224 £226
90th Percentile £616 £575 £575
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 37 30
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -12.75% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.61 £10.65 £12.95
90th Percentile £19.50 £19.65 £46.33
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.50%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in Yorkshire

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing OSPF in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for OSPF in Yorkshire

OSPF
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing OSPF in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for OSPF in Yorkshire

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing OSPF in Yorkshire.

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 6 months to 1 June 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North Yorkshire +14 15 £255 -37.04% 1
West Yorkshire +40 6 £400 -11.22%
South Yorkshire +40 1 - -
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, IT contractor jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 21 (95.45%) BGP
2 20 (90.91%) Cisco
3 17 (77.27%) MPLS
4 14 (63.64%) WAN
5 13 (59.09%) LAN
6 12 (54.55%) VPN
7 11 (50.00%) Juniper
7 11 (50.00%) FortiGate
8 10 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (45.45%) IPv6
9 9 (40.91%) TCP/IP
9 9 (40.91%) Firewall
10 8 (36.36%) IPv4
11 6 (27.27%) CCNP
12 5 (22.73%) CCNA
12 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
13 4 (18.18%) IOS XR
13 4 (18.18%) NX-OS
13 4 (18.18%) Citrix
13 4 (18.18%) Wireless
13 4 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (18.18%) Huawei
13 4 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (13.64%) Aruba
14 3 (13.64%) VLAN
14 3 (13.64%) Palo Alto
14 3 (13.64%) vCloud
14 3 (13.64%) NetScaler
14 3 (13.64%) Meraki
14 3 (13.64%) DevOps

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) AWS
1 2 (9.09%) GitHub
1 2 (9.09%) IaaS
2 1 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (4.55%) Azure
2 1 (4.55%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 21 (95.45%) BGP
2 17 (77.27%) MPLS
3 14 (63.64%) WAN
4 13 (59.09%) LAN
5 12 (54.55%) VPN
6 10 (45.45%) IPv6
7 9 (40.91%) Firewall
7 9 (40.91%) TCP/IP
8 8 (36.36%) IPv4
9 4 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (18.18%) IOS XR
9 4 (18.18%) NX-OS
9 4 (18.18%) Wireless
10 3 (13.64%) NetScaler
10 3 (13.64%) VLAN
11 2 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (9.09%) Junos
11 2 (9.09%) Spanning Tree
11 2 (9.09%) VXLAN
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Network Engineer
2 9 (40.91%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (40.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Project Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Junior
6 1 (4.55%) Junior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Junior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Jinja
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) DevOps
2 2 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
2 2 (9.09%) Network Design
2 2 (9.09%) Network Optimisation
2 2 (9.09%) Presales
2 2 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (4.55%) High Availability
3 1 (4.55%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (4.55%) Open Source
3 1 (4.55%) Project Delivery
3 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (27.27%) CCNP
3 5 (22.73%) CCNA
4 2 (9.09%) JNCIE
4 2 (9.09%) JNCIP
5 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) vCloud
2 2 (9.09%) Docker
3 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (50.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (9.09%) Ansible
2 2 (9.09%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.55%) Puppet
3 1 (4.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Cisco
2 11 (50.00%) Juniper
3 4 (18.18%) Citrix
3 4 (18.18%) Huawei
4 3 (13.64%) Aruba
4 3 (13.64%) Meraki
4 3 (13.64%) Palo Alto
5 2 (9.09%) F5
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.09%) VMware
6 1 (4.55%) Avaya
6 1 (4.55%) Brocade
6 1 (4.55%) Dell
6 1 (4.55%) D-Link
6 1 (4.55%) Ericsson
6 1 (4.55%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.55%) HP
6 1 (4.55%) NETGEAR
6 1 (4.55%) Nokia
6 1 (4.55%) Polycom