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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 159 185 194
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +9
Contract jobs citing OSPF 33 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.61% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.69% 2.33% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 13 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £259 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £320
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.88 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+25.56% -14.23%
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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
704 686 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.97% 11.48% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 503 564
Average daily rate £413 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 43
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 69 (89.61%) Cisco
2 66 (85.71%) BGP
3 55 (71.43%) Firewall
4 48 (62.34%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (59.74%) F5
6 41 (53.25%) CheckPoint
7 40 (51.95%) CCNP
8 36 (46.75%) LAN
9 33 (42.86%) EIGRP
10 31 (40.26%) DNS
10 31 (40.26%) Cisco IOS
11 30 (38.96%) Cisco ASA
12 29 (37.66%) Finance
13 26 (33.77%) WAN
13 26 (33.77%) DHCP
14 25 (32.47%) Juniper
15 24 (31.17%) Cisco Nexus
15 24 (31.17%) Network Security
16 23 (29.87%) TCP/IP
17 22 (28.57%) Multicast
18 21 (27.27%) VLAN
19 20 (25.97%) VMware
20 19 (24.68%) Citrix
21 18 (23.38%) Blue Coat
21 18 (23.38%) BIG-IP
21 18 (23.38%) Load Balancing
21 18 (23.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
22 17 (22.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
22 17 (22.08%) HSRP
22 17 (22.08%) CCSE

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (85.71%) BGP
2 55 (71.43%) Firewall
3 36 (46.75%) LAN
4 33 (42.86%) EIGRP
5 31 (40.26%) DNS
5 31 (40.26%) Cisco IOS
6 30 (38.96%) Cisco ASA
7 26 (33.77%) WAN
7 26 (33.77%) DHCP
8 24 (31.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 24 (31.17%) Network Security
9 23 (29.87%) TCP/IP
10 22 (28.57%) Multicast
11 21 (27.27%) VLAN
12 18 (23.38%) BIG-IP
12 18 (23.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 17 (22.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 17 (22.08%) HSRP
13 17 (22.08%) MPLS
14 16 (20.78%) NetScreen
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (37.66%) Finance
2 14 (18.18%) Banking
3 7 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.19%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.60%) Marketing
6 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Electronics
6 1 (1.30%) Legal
6 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 41 (53.25%) Network Engineer
2 18 (23.38%) Network Specialist
3 11 (14.29%) Security Specialist
3 11 (14.29%) Network Security Specialist
4 9 (11.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 9 (11.69%) Security Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Architect
7 4 (5.19%) NOC Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Voice Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Cisco Voice Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Data Network Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Communications Engineer
9 2 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.60%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (2.60%) Network Architect
9 2 (2.60%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) XMPP
2 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Fat Client
1 11 (14.29%) Thin Client
2 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.90%) IVR
4 1 (1.30%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.30%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.18%) Linux
2 8 (10.39%) UNIX
3 5 (6.49%) Windows
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.60%) Solaris
4 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.38%) Load Balancing
2 13 (16.88%) ITIL
3 12 (15.58%) E-Commerce
4 8 (10.39%) Network Design
4 8 (10.39%) Low Latency
4 8 (10.39%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 6 (7.79%) Project Management
7 5 (6.49%) Line Management
8 3 (3.90%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (3.90%) Migration
9 2 (2.60%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.60%) Network Management
10 1 (1.30%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (1.30%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.30%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 1 (1.30%) Problem Management
10 1 (1.30%) Digital Marketing
10 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (1.30%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.09%) C
2 2 (2.60%) Lisp
3 1 (1.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (62.34%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (51.95%) CCNP
3 17 (22.08%) CCSE
4 16 (20.78%) CCIE
5 11 (14.29%) CCNA
6 5 (6.49%) CCSA
7 2 (2.60%) CISM
7 2 (2.60%) CISSP
7 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.60%) MCSE
7 2 (2.60%) Degree
8 1 (1.30%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.30%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.30%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.90%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.60%) Snort
4 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.30%) XenServer
4 1 (1.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (7.79%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (5.19%) OPNET
3 3 (3.90%) OpenView
4 2 (2.60%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (2.60%) Iperf
4 2 (2.60%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.60%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.30%) RANCID
5 1 (1.30%) SCOM
5 1 (1.30%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 69 (89.61%) Cisco
2 46 (59.74%) F5
3 41 (53.25%) CheckPoint
4 25 (32.47%) Juniper
5 20 (25.97%) VMware
6 19 (24.68%) Citrix
7 18 (23.38%) Blue Coat
8 15 (19.48%) HP
9 14 (18.18%) Infoblox
10 12 (15.58%) Imperva
11 11 (14.29%) SolarWinds
12 8 (10.39%) Riverbed
13 7 (9.09%) Aruba
14 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
14 4 (5.19%) Fortinet
15 3 (3.90%) Brocade
15 3 (3.90%) BT
16 2 (2.60%) Sourcefire
16 2 (2.60%) Nokia
16 2 (2.60%) Websense
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