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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 164 185 192
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +7
Contract jobs citing OSPF 35 37 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.60% 0.50% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.44% 4.28% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 19
Average daily rate
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£400 £364 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.96% -14.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £302 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £441 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £50.25 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.92%
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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
789 865 996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.58% 11.74% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 578 648
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 44
Average hourly rate £19.50 £27.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.09% +34.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 47 (92.16%) BGP
2 40 (78.43%) Cisco
3 29 (56.86%) Firewall
4 27 (52.94%) TCP/IP
5 24 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (45.10%) VPN
6 23 (45.10%) WAN
7 22 (43.14%) LAN
8 19 (37.25%) HSRP
9 18 (35.29%) VLAN
9 18 (35.29%) Network Security
9 18 (35.29%) CCNP
10 17 (33.33%) EIGRP
10 17 (33.33%) Juniper
10 17 (33.33%) CheckPoint
10 17 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 16 (31.37%) MPLS
12 15 (29.41%) Finance
12 15 (29.41%) F5
13 14 (27.45%) Cisco IOS
13 14 (27.45%) VRRP
14 12 (23.53%) CCIE
15 11 (21.57%) RIP
15 11 (21.57%) Multicast
16 10 (19.61%) Blue Coat
17 9 (17.65%) Banking
18 8 (15.69%) IPsec
18 8 (15.69%) Change Management
18 8 (15.69%) SNMP
18 8 (15.69%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (92.16%) BGP
2 29 (56.86%) Firewall
3 27 (52.94%) TCP/IP
4 23 (45.10%) VPN
4 23 (45.10%) WAN
5 22 (43.14%) LAN
6 19 (37.25%) HSRP
7 18 (35.29%) VLAN
7 18 (35.29%) Network Security
8 17 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 17 (33.33%) EIGRP
9 16 (31.37%) MPLS
10 14 (27.45%) Cisco IOS
10 14 (27.45%) VRRP
11 11 (21.57%) RIP
11 11 (21.57%) Multicast
12 8 (15.69%) IPsec
12 8 (15.69%) SNMP
12 8 (15.69%) DNS
13 7 (13.73%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (29.41%) Finance
2 9 (17.65%) Banking
3 6 (11.76%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.92%) Retail
6 1 (1.96%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 27 (52.94%) Network Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Security Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Senior Security Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Consultant
4 4 (7.84%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Administrator
5 3 (5.88%) Network Consultant
5 3 (5.88%) Cisco Support
5 3 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Network Administrator
6 2 (3.92%) Network Architect
6 2 (3.92%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.92%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) PKI
1 2 (3.92%) FlexPod
2 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.96%) e-Health
2 1 (1.96%) SecurID
2 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.96%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.96%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) UNIX
2 4 (7.84%) Linux
3 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.96%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.96%) CentOS
3 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) ITIL
1 8 (15.69%) Change Management
2 7 (13.73%) Low Latency
3 5 (9.80%) Network Management
3 5 (9.80%) Network Design
4 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
5 3 (5.88%) Migration
5 3 (5.88%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.92%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (3.92%) Project Management
7 1 (1.96%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.96%) Data Architecture
7 1 (1.96%) Information Assurance
7 1 (1.96%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.96%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.96%) WAN Optimisation
7 1 (1.96%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 1 (1.96%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.96%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.96%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) Perl
2 1 (1.96%) SQL
2 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (35.29%) CCNP
3 12 (23.53%) CCIE
4 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.80%) CCNA
5 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.88%) CCSE
7 1 (1.96%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.96%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.96%) CISSP
7 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.96%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Snort
2 2 (3.92%) OpenSSH
3 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.92%) RANCID
2 2 (3.92%) OpenNMS
3 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.96%) OpenView
3 1 (1.96%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.96%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 40 (78.43%) Cisco
2 17 (33.33%) Juniper
2 17 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 15 (29.41%) F5
4 10 (19.61%) Blue Coat
5 4 (7.84%) Sourcefire
6 3 (5.88%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.92%) Riverbed
7 2 (3.92%) Huawei
7 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.92%) Infoblox
8 1 (1.96%) Imperva
8 1 (1.96%) Aruba
8 1 (1.96%) Nortel
8 1 (1.96%) Citrix
8 1 (1.96%) Avaya
8 1 (1.96%) CA
8 1 (1.96%) Nokia
8 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.96%) McAfee
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