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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 170 183 183
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Contract jobs citing OSPF 29 31 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.50% 0.44% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.07% 3.90% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 24
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£400 £364 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.96% -11.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £421 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £48.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.47%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
712 795 970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.27% 11.22% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 528 652
Average daily rate £395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 36 40
Average hourly rate £21.25 £43.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.14% +112.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £54.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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 30 July 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 30 July 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 42 (87.50%) BGP
2 37 (77.08%) Cisco
3 23 (47.92%) LAN
3 23 (47.92%) WAN
4 22 (45.83%) MPLS
5 21 (43.75%) Firewall
6 20 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (41.67%) TCP/IP
7 15 (31.25%) Juniper
7 15 (31.25%) CheckPoint
8 14 (29.17%) VPN
8 14 (29.17%) Finance
8 14 (29.17%) Network Security
9 13 (27.08%) VLAN
9 13 (27.08%) Cisco IOS
10 12 (25.00%) F5
10 12 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (25.00%) EIGRP
10 12 (25.00%) CCNP
11 11 (22.92%) RIP
12 10 (20.83%) CCIE
12 10 (20.83%) Multicast
13 8 (16.67%) IPsec
13 8 (16.67%) DNS
13 8 (16.67%) VoIP
13 8 (16.67%) ITIL
13 8 (16.67%) HSRP
14 7 (14.58%) DHCP
14 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
14 7 (14.58%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 42 (87.50%) BGP
2 23 (47.92%) LAN
2 23 (47.92%) WAN
3 22 (45.83%) MPLS
4 21 (43.75%) Firewall
5 20 (41.67%) TCP/IP
6 14 (29.17%) VPN
6 14 (29.17%) Network Security
7 13 (27.08%) VLAN
7 13 (27.08%) Cisco IOS
8 12 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (25.00%) EIGRP
9 11 (22.92%) RIP
10 10 (20.83%) Multicast
11 8 (16.67%) IPsec
11 8 (16.67%) DNS
11 8 (16.67%) VoIP
11 8 (16.67%) HSRP
12 7 (14.58%) DHCP
13 6 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (29.17%) Finance
2 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.58%) Banking
3 4 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (54.17%) Network Engineer
2 9 (18.75%) Consultant
3 7 (14.58%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Network Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Network Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) Network Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Data Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (4.17%) PKI
2 2 (4.17%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.08%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.08%) FMCG
3 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.08%) SecurID
3 1 (2.08%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Linux
2 3 (6.25%) UNIX
3 1 (2.08%) CentOS
3 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.67%) ITIL
2 6 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 5 (10.42%) Change Management
3 5 (10.42%) Network Management
3 5 (10.42%) Network Design
4 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 4 (8.33%) Low Latency
4 4 (8.33%) WAN Optimisation
4 4 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (6.25%) Migration
6 2 (4.17%) Project Management
7 1 (2.08%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.08%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.08%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 1 (2.08%) Information Assurance
7 1 (2.08%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.08%) Data Architecture
7 1 (2.08%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.08%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) C
2 2 (4.17%) Python
3 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.08%) Perl
3 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (25.00%) CCNP
3 10 (20.83%) CCIE
4 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) CCSE
5 2 (4.17%) CCNA
6 1 (2.08%) CISSP
6 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.08%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.08%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) SLA
1 2 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Snort
2 2 (4.17%) VMware ESX
2 2 (4.17%) OpenSSH
2 2 (4.17%) vCloud
3 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 3 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.08%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.08%) OpenView
4 1 (2.08%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 37 (77.08%) Cisco
2 15 (31.25%) Juniper
2 15 (31.25%) CheckPoint
3 12 (25.00%) F5
4 7 (14.58%) Blue Coat
5 6 (12.50%) Riverbed
6 3 (6.25%) Polycom
6 3 (6.25%) Fortinet
6 3 (6.25%) Sourcefire
6 3 (6.25%) VMware
7 2 (4.17%) Huawei
7 2 (4.17%) Citrix
7 2 (4.17%) Infoblox
7 2 (4.17%) Aruba
8 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.08%) Imperva
8 1 (2.08%) TippingPoint
8 1 (2.08%) CA
8 1 (2.08%) Nokia
8 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
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