The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 189 179 179
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing OSPF 19 22 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.35% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.58% 2.43% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 25
Average daily rate £330 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £198 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+33.22% -19.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £103.94 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+219.80% +44.44%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
737 906 1081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.42% 14.24% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 613 731
Average daily rate £388 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 41 41
Average hourly rate £22.00 £50.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.00% +127.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £17.50 £18.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
OSPF
London

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the City of London region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

OSPF Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 April 2014, 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 35 (83.33%) Cisco
2 33 (78.57%) BGP
3 25 (59.52%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (50.00%) MPLS
5 20 (47.62%) Firewall
6 19 (45.24%) WAN
7 18 (42.86%) LAN
8 15 (35.71%) CheckPoint
8 15 (35.71%) CCNP
9 14 (33.33%) Juniper
9 14 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 14 (33.33%) Finance
9 14 (33.33%) Network Security
10 13 (30.95%) VoIP
10 13 (30.95%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (28.57%) C
12 11 (26.19%) EIGRP
12 11 (26.19%) Telecoms
12 11 (26.19%) Change Management
12 11 (26.19%) IPsec
12 11 (26.19%) Low Latency
12 11 (26.19%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (23.81%) Banking
14 9 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (21.43%) VPN
15 8 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (19.05%) Multicast
16 7 (16.67%) F5
17 6 (14.29%) TACACS
17 6 (14.29%) RIP

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 33 (78.57%) BGP
2 21 (50.00%) MPLS
3 20 (47.62%) Firewall
4 19 (45.24%) WAN
5 18 (42.86%) LAN
6 14 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 14 (33.33%) Network Security
7 13 (30.95%) VoIP
7 13 (30.95%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (26.19%) EIGRP
8 11 (26.19%) IPsec
8 11 (26.19%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (21.43%) VPN
10 8 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (19.05%) Multicast
11 6 (14.29%) TACACS
11 6 (14.29%) RIP
11 6 (14.29%) SDH
11 6 (14.29%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (33.33%) Finance
2 11 (26.19%) Telecoms
3 10 (23.81%) Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Law
4 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.38%) French Language
5 1 (2.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (52.38%) Network Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Network Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Implementation Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Consultant
3 5 (11.90%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Senior Network Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Voice Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Network Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Project Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Data Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Data Centre Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Network Operations Specialist
7 1 (2.38%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Network Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) e-Health
2 4 (9.52%) Mathematics
2 4 (9.52%) SecurID
3 3 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.76%) FlexPod
5 1 (2.38%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (2.38%) FMCG
5 1 (2.38%) PKI
5 1 (2.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Change Management
1 11 (26.19%) Low Latency
2 6 (14.29%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (11.90%) Network Design
3 5 (11.90%) Problem Management
3 5 (11.90%) Load Balancing
3 5 (11.90%) Project Management
4 3 (7.14%) Network Management
4 3 (7.14%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (4.76%) Information Security
5 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (2.38%) SIEM
6 1 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Cyber Security
6 1 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.38%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (2.38%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) C
2 2 (4.76%) Python
3 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (59.52%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (35.71%) CCNP
3 6 (14.29%) CCIE
3 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 5 (11.90%) JNCIA
4 5 (11.90%) Degree
4 5 (11.90%) CCNA
5 1 (2.38%) CCSP
5 1 (2.38%) CCIP
5 1 (2.38%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
1 2 (4.76%) vCloud
2 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.38%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) CiscoWorks
1 4 (9.52%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (4.76%) OpenView
4 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.38%) Nessus
4 1 (2.38%) Netcool
Vendors
1 35 (83.33%) Cisco
2 15 (35.71%) CheckPoint
3 14 (33.33%) Juniper
4 7 (16.67%) F5
5 6 (14.29%) Huawei
6 5 (11.90%) Riverbed
6 5 (11.90%) Telcordia
7 4 (9.52%) CA
7 4 (9.52%) Citrix
7 4 (9.52%) VMware
8 3 (7.14%) Polycom
8 3 (7.14%) Blue Coat
9 2 (4.76%) Avaya
9 2 (4.76%) Aruba
10 1 (2.38%) Q1 Labs
10 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.38%) Infoblox
10 1 (2.38%) Brocade
10 1 (2.38%) NetScout
10 1 (2.38%) Oracle
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