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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 151 163 177
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +14
Contract jobs citing OSPF 14 51 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.42% 0.86% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.66% 6.60% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 42 17
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £265 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.82% +19.57%
OSPF
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
527 773 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.68% 13.08% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 575 489
Median daily rate £470 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 25 23
Median hourly rate £12.00 £17.98 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.25% -12.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

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 30 July 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 23 (95.83%) Cisco
2 22 (91.67%) BGP
3 19 (79.17%) Firewall
4 17 (70.83%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (62.50%) CCNP
6 12 (50.00%) MPLS
7 11 (45.83%) EIGRP
8 10 (41.67%) TCP/IP
8 10 (41.67%) VPN
8 10 (41.67%) Finance
9 9 (37.50%) ITIL
9 9 (37.50%) VoIP
9 9 (37.50%) CheckPoint
9 9 (37.50%) Juniper
9 9 (37.50%) F5
10 8 (33.33%) HSRP
10 8 (33.33%) WAN
11 7 (29.17%) Ethernet
11 7 (29.17%) LAN
11 7 (29.17%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (29.17%) Palo Alto
12 6 (25.00%) SNMP
12 6 (25.00%) Network Security
13 5 (20.83%) VPLS
13 5 (20.83%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (20.83%) Network Design
13 5 (20.83%) Penetration Testing
13 5 (20.83%) Wireless
13 5 (20.83%) IPsec

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (91.67%) BGP
2 19 (79.17%) Firewall
3 12 (50.00%) MPLS
4 11 (45.83%) EIGRP
5 10 (41.67%) TCP/IP
5 10 (41.67%) VPN
6 9 (37.50%) VoIP
7 8 (33.33%) HSRP
7 8 (33.33%) WAN
8 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (29.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (29.17%) Ethernet
8 7 (29.17%) LAN
9 6 (25.00%) Network Security
9 6 (25.00%) SNMP
10 5 (20.83%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (20.83%) DHCP
10 5 (20.83%) IPsec
10 5 (20.83%) VPLS
10 5 (20.83%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Legal
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Network Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Avaya Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Firewall Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Information Security Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Juniper Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Network Security Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Voice Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Voice Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) XMPP
2 1 (4.17%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 3 (12.50%) Fintech
2 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Network Design
2 5 (20.83%) Network Management
2 5 (20.83%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (20.83%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 3 (12.50%) High Availability
4 3 (12.50%) Migration
4 3 (12.50%) Patch Management
5 2 (8.33%) DDoS Mitigation
6 1 (4.17%) Change Control
6 1 (4.17%) E-Discovery
6 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (4.17%) Low Latency
6 1 (4.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) SDLC
6 1 (4.17%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (4.17%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) Korn
1 1 (4.17%) Python
1 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (70.83%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (62.50%) CCNP
3 5 (20.83%) CCNA
4 4 (16.67%) Degree
5 3 (12.50%) CCIE
5 3 (12.50%) CCSA
5 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (8.33%) CCSE
7 1 (4.17%) CCA
7 1 (4.17%) CCDA
7 1 (4.17%) CCDP
7 1 (4.17%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (4.17%) CCSP
7 1 (4.17%) CCVP
7 1 (4.17%) CISSP
7 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (4.17%) GIAC
7 1 (4.17%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) MiFID
1 1 (4.17%) QA
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Firmware
1 1 (4.17%) Snort
1 1 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.17%) Ansible
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (4.17%) EnCase
2 1 (4.17%) Nagios
2 1 (4.17%) OpenView
2 1 (4.17%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 23 (95.83%) Cisco
2 9 (37.50%) CheckPoint
2 9 (37.50%) F5
2 9 (37.50%) Juniper
3 7 (29.17%) Palo Alto
4 3 (12.50%) Brocade
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.50%) VMware
5 2 (8.33%) Avaya
5 2 (8.33%) Blue Coat
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix
5 2 (8.33%) Riverbed
5 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.17%) Aruba
6 1 (4.17%) EMC
6 1 (4.17%) Forcepoint
6 1 (4.17%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) Infoblox
6 1 (4.17%) Nokia
6 1 (4.17%) ScanSafe