The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 147 176 200
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +24
Contract jobs citing OSPF 10 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.44% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.31% 3.26% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 16
Average daily rate £375 £438 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +27.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £337 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £553 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £103.94
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -61.51%
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London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
432 736 727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.37% 13.46% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 539 512
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 20
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £12.98 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.55 £19.72 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OSPF across the City of London region.

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the City of London region.

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 25 (96.15%) BGP
2 24 (92.31%) Cisco
2 24 (92.31%) Firewall
3 17 (65.38%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (50.00%) Juniper
4 13 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 13 (50.00%) WAN
4 13 (50.00%) VPN
5 12 (46.15%) MPLS
5 12 (46.15%) CCNP
6 11 (42.31%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (38.46%) F5
7 10 (38.46%) Palo Alto
7 10 (38.46%) Wireless
8 9 (34.62%) Finance
8 9 (34.62%) VoIP
8 9 (34.62%) DHCP
8 9 (34.62%) LAN
9 8 (30.77%) ITIL
9 8 (30.77%) CheckPoint
9 8 (30.77%) IPsec
9 8 (30.77%) HSRP
9 8 (30.77%) 802.1X
9 8 (30.77%) Network Security
10 7 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (23.08%) CCIE
11 6 (23.08%) DNS
11 6 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (23.08%) Degree
11 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) JBoss
2 1 (3.85%) MediaWiki
2 1 (3.85%) nginx
2 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.85%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (96.15%) BGP
2 24 (92.31%) Firewall
3 13 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 13 (50.00%) VPN
3 13 (50.00%) WAN
4 12 (46.15%) MPLS
5 11 (42.31%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (38.46%) Wireless
7 9 (34.62%) DHCP
7 9 (34.62%) LAN
7 9 (34.62%) VoIP
8 8 (30.77%) HSRP
8 8 (30.77%) IPsec
8 8 (30.77%) Network Security
9 7 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (23.08%) DNS
11 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
11 5 (19.23%) VLAN
11 5 (19.23%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.85%) Hudson
2 1 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Legal
3 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Law
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (73.08%) Network Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Network Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Voice Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Voice Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Voice Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Design Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Juniper Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Network Support
5 2 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Voice Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Voice Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.85%) LAMP
2 1 (3.85%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (3.85%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (3.85%) POSIX
2 1 (3.85%) XMPP
2 1 (3.85%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
1 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) PKI
2 3 (11.54%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
3 2 (7.69%) CentOS
3 2 (7.69%) Debian
3 2 (7.69%) Ubuntu
3 2 (7.69%) Unix
4 1 (3.85%) Solaris
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing
3 4 (15.38%) Network Design
3 4 (15.38%) WAN Optimisation
4 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
4 3 (11.54%) High Availability
4 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (11.54%) Procure-to-pay
4 3 (11.54%) Service Management
5 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (7.69%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.85%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (3.85%) Network Management
6 1 (3.85%) Open Source
6 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.85%) Security Architecture
6 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
2 2 (7.69%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) Korn
2 2 (7.69%) Perl
2 2 (7.69%) Python
2 2 (7.69%) Ruby
3 1 (3.85%) C
3 1 (3.85%) PHP
3 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (46.15%) CCNP
3 6 (23.08%) CCIE
3 6 (23.08%) Degree
4 4 (15.38%) CCNP Voice
5 3 (11.54%) JNCIP
6 2 (7.69%) CCSE
6 2 (7.69%) JNCIE
7 1 (3.85%) CCA
7 1 (3.85%) CCDP
7 1 (3.85%) CCNA
7 1 (3.85%) CCSP
7 1 (3.85%) CCVP
7 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.85%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
2 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) iptables
2 2 (7.69%) Postfix
2 2 (7.69%) Samba
2 2 (7.69%) Snort
3 1 (3.85%) Ceph
3 1 (3.85%) Dovecot
3 1 (3.85%) KVM
3 1 (3.85%) NFS
3 1 (3.85%) Sendmail
3 1 (3.85%) Squid
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (11.54%) FortiGate
4 2 (7.69%) Puppet
5 1 (3.85%) Ansible
5 1 (3.85%) Cacti
5 1 (3.85%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (3.85%) HAProxy
5 1 (3.85%) Nagios
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (3.85%) Proventia
5 1 (3.85%) RANCID
5 1 (3.85%) systemd
5 1 (3.85%) TrustSec
5 1 (3.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) Cisco
2 13 (50.00%) Juniper
3 10 (38.46%) F5
3 10 (38.46%) Palo Alto
4 8 (30.77%) CheckPoint
5 5 (19.23%) Riverbed
6 4 (15.38%) VMware
7 3 (11.54%) Avaya
7 3 (11.54%) Blue Coat
7 3 (11.54%) Citrix
7 3 (11.54%) Polycom
8 2 (7.69%) Aruba
8 2 (7.69%) Extreme Networks
8 2 (7.69%) Fortinet
8 2 (7.69%) Nokia
8 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
8 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.85%) CA
9 1 (3.85%) Forcepoint
9 1 (3.85%) HP