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 31 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 159 170 195
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +25
Contract jobs citing OSPF 49 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.84% 0.50% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.40% 4.02% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 17 20
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £505 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £383 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.22% +17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +25.00%
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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
766 722 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.08% 12.44% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 488 531
Average daily rate £425 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £236 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 36
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.50 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% -52.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.58 £160.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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 74 (98.67%) Cisco
2 66 (88.00%) BGP
3 53 (70.67%) Firewall
4 45 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (54.67%) CheckPoint
6 40 (53.33%) LAN
7 38 (50.67%) WAN
8 36 (48.00%) CCNP
8 36 (48.00%) F5
9 33 (44.00%) Finance
10 32 (42.67%) EIGRP
10 32 (42.67%) MPLS
11 31 (41.33%) Cisco IOS
12 29 (38.67%) DNS
13 25 (33.33%) TCP/IP
13 25 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
13 25 (33.33%) HSRP
14 24 (32.00%) Juniper
15 23 (30.67%) DHCP
15 23 (30.67%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (29.33%) Spanning Tree
16 22 (29.33%) VPN
17 20 (26.67%) Banking
18 19 (25.33%) IPsec
18 19 (25.33%) Wireless
18 19 (25.33%) Network Security
19 18 (24.00%) VLAN
19 18 (24.00%) Multicast
20 17 (22.67%) CCIE
21 16 (21.33%) CCSA

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (4.00%) MS Office
1 3 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 66 (88.00%) BGP
2 53 (70.67%) Firewall
3 40 (53.33%) LAN
4 38 (50.67%) WAN
5 32 (42.67%) EIGRP
5 32 (42.67%) MPLS
6 31 (41.33%) Cisco IOS
7 29 (38.67%) DNS
8 25 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 25 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 25 (33.33%) HSRP
9 23 (30.67%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (30.67%) DHCP
10 22 (29.33%) VPN
10 22 (29.33%) Spanning Tree
11 19 (25.33%) Network Security
11 19 (25.33%) Wireless
11 19 (25.33%) IPsec
12 18 (24.00%) VLAN
12 18 (24.00%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (44.00%) Finance
2 20 (26.67%) Banking
3 6 (8.00%) Financial Institution
4 5 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.67%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.00%) Advertising
6 1 (1.33%) Marketing
6 1 (1.33%) Billing
6 1 (1.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 49 (65.33%) Network Engineer
2 13 (17.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (14.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (14.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 9 (12.00%) Network Specialist
5 6 (8.00%) Security Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Network Support
5 6 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.67%) Communications Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Voice Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Senior Network Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.67%) 802.1X
2 6 (8.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.33%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.00%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.67%) IVR
4 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.67%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.67%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.33%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.33%) e-Health
5 1 (1.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.67%) Windows
2 8 (10.67%) UNIX
3 5 (6.67%) Linux
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.67%) Solaris
5 2 (2.67%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.67%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.67%) ITIL
1 14 (18.67%) Load Balancing
2 12 (16.00%) Project Management
3 10 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 4 (5.33%) Investment Management
5 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.33%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.33%) Migration
5 4 (5.33%) Mentoring
5 4 (5.33%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (5.33%) Low Latency
6 3 (4.00%) Network Management
7 2 (2.67%) Capacity Management
7 2 (2.67%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (2.67%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (2.67%) Security Hardening
7 2 (2.67%) Line Management
7 2 (2.67%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.33%) Perl
1 4 (5.33%) SQL
2 2 (2.67%) VBScript
2 2 (2.67%) Python
2 2 (2.67%) Tcl
2 2 (2.67%) Lisp
2 2 (2.67%) Ruby
2 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 45 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (48.00%) CCNP
3 17 (22.67%) CCIE
4 16 (21.33%) CCSA
5 14 (18.67%) CCNA
6 9 (12.00%) CCSE
7 4 (5.33%) MCSE
7 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (4.00%) JNCIS
8 3 (4.00%) Degree
9 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (2.67%) CCIP
9 2 (2.67%) CCDA
9 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.33%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.33%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.67%) Snort
Systems Management
1 12 (16.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (8.00%) Cisco UCCE
3 5 (6.67%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (5.33%) OPNET
4 4 (5.33%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (4.00%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (2.67%) OpenView
6 2 (2.67%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.33%) Iperf
7 1 (1.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 74 (98.67%) Cisco
2 41 (54.67%) CheckPoint
3 36 (48.00%) F5
4 24 (32.00%) Juniper
5 9 (12.00%) Riverbed
5 9 (12.00%) SolarWinds
6 8 (10.67%) Aruba
7 7 (9.33%) Fortinet
7 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
8 6 (8.00%) Infoblox
9 4 (5.33%) VMware
9 4 (5.33%) Blue Coat
10 3 (4.00%) Brocade
10 3 (4.00%) CA
10 3 (4.00%) BT
10 3 (4.00%) Nortel
10 3 (4.00%) Citrix
10 3 (4.00%) Verint
10 3 (4.00%) CyberTech
11 2 (2.67%) Imperva
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