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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 163 192 174
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -18
Contract jobs citing OSPF 33 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.63% 0.29% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.64% 2.59% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 13
Average daily rate
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£425 £330 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +14.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £256 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.49% +33.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £103.94 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-71.13% +219.80%
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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
711 694 805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.49% 11.10% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 462 546
Average daily rate £401 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 38
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -48.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.45 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 March 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 March 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 78 (89.66%) BGP
2 77 (88.51%) Cisco
3 63 (72.41%) Firewall
4 61 (70.11%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (60.92%) CCNP
6 45 (51.72%) F5
7 41 (47.13%) EIGRP
8 38 (43.68%) CheckPoint
9 34 (39.08%) Cisco ASA
10 33 (37.93%) TCP/IP
10 33 (37.93%) LAN
11 32 (36.78%) Cisco Nexus
12 30 (34.48%) WAN
13 28 (32.18%) DNS
13 28 (32.18%) Network Security
14 25 (28.74%) Cisco IOS
15 24 (27.59%) DMVPN
15 24 (27.59%) VPN
16 23 (26.44%) DHCP
16 23 (26.44%) Juniper
16 23 (26.44%) CCIE
17 22 (25.29%) Finance
18 21 (24.14%) CCNA
18 21 (24.14%) HSRP
19 20 (22.99%) Blue Coat
20 19 (21.84%) VMware
21 18 (20.69%) Citrix
21 18 (20.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
21 18 (20.69%) VLAN
21 18 (20.69%) Load Balancing

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 1 (1.15%) MS Office
1 1 (1.15%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 78 (89.66%) BGP
2 63 (72.41%) Firewall
3 41 (47.13%) EIGRP
4 34 (39.08%) Cisco ASA
5 33 (37.93%) LAN
5 33 (37.93%) TCP/IP
6 32 (36.78%) Cisco Nexus
7 30 (34.48%) WAN
8 28 (32.18%) DNS
8 28 (32.18%) Network Security
9 25 (28.74%) Cisco IOS
10 24 (27.59%) DMVPN
10 24 (27.59%) VPN
11 23 (26.44%) DHCP
12 21 (24.14%) HSRP
13 18 (20.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 18 (20.69%) VLAN
14 17 (19.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 17 (19.54%) MPLS
15 16 (18.39%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (25.29%) Finance
2 17 (19.54%) Banking
3 7 (8.05%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.45%) Marketing
4 3 (3.45%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.30%) Retail
5 2 (2.30%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.15%) Billing
6 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Back Office
6 1 (1.15%) Electronics
6 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (48.28%) Network Engineer
2 17 (19.54%) Cisco Engineer
3 13 (14.94%) Network Specialist
4 11 (12.64%) Network Security Specialist
4 11 (12.64%) Security Specialist
5 10 (11.49%) Network Security Engineer
5 10 (11.49%) Security Engineer
6 9 (10.34%) Architect
7 8 (9.20%) Support Engineer
7 8 (9.20%) Cisco Support
7 8 (9.20%) Cisco Support Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Cisco Voice Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) NOC Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Voice Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Network Architect
10 3 (3.45%) Communications Engineer
10 3 (3.45%) Security Architect
10 3 (3.45%) Cisco Architect
10 3 (3.45%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) XMPP
2 1 (1.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) Thin Client
1 11 (12.64%) Fat Client
2 8 (9.20%) FlexPod
2 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.30%) IVR
4 2 (2.30%) PKI
5 1 (1.15%) DTV
5 1 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.15%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.54%) Linux
2 14 (16.09%) UNIX
3 3 (3.45%) Windows
4 2 (2.30%) Solaris
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.69%) Load Balancing
2 13 (14.94%) ITIL
3 12 (13.79%) E-Commerce
4 10 (11.49%) Change Management
4 10 (11.49%) Network Design
4 10 (11.49%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (8.05%) Low Latency
5 7 (8.05%) Mentoring
5 7 (8.05%) Project Management
6 5 (5.75%) Service Management
6 5 (5.75%) Line Management
7 3 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (2.30%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.30%) WAN Optimisation
8 2 (2.30%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (2.30%) High Availability
8 2 (2.30%) ISMS
8 2 (2.30%) Information Assurance
8 2 (2.30%) Network Architecture
8 2 (2.30%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.34%) Perl
2 7 (8.05%) C
Qualifications
1 61 (70.11%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (60.92%) CCNP
3 23 (26.44%) CCIE
4 21 (24.14%) CCNA
5 16 (18.39%) CCSE
6 4 (4.60%) CCIP
7 3 (3.45%) CCSA
8 2 (2.30%) CISM
8 2 (2.30%) CCDP
8 2 (2.30%) CISSP
9 1 (1.15%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.15%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.15%) MCITP
9 1 (1.15%) Degree
9 1 (1.15%) MCSE
9 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.15%) PMP
9 1 (1.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.45%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.30%) Snort
4 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.15%) XenServer
4 1 (1.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (9.20%) OpenNMS
1 8 (9.20%) RANCID
2 5 (5.75%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (4.60%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (4.60%) OPNET
4 3 (3.45%) FortiGate
4 3 (3.45%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (2.30%) Iperf
6 1 (1.15%) OpenView
6 1 (1.15%) SCOM
6 1 (1.15%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 77 (88.51%) Cisco
2 45 (51.72%) F5
3 38 (43.68%) CheckPoint
4 23 (26.44%) Juniper
5 20 (22.99%) Blue Coat
6 19 (21.84%) VMware
7 18 (20.69%) Citrix
8 13 (14.94%) HP
9 12 (13.79%) Infoblox
9 12 (13.79%) Imperva
10 8 (9.20%) Riverbed
11 7 (8.05%) SolarWinds
12 4 (4.60%) BT
12 4 (4.60%) Aruba
12 4 (4.60%) Fortinet
13 3 (3.45%) Nokia
14 2 (2.30%) Sun
14 2 (2.30%) Sourcefire
14 2 (2.30%) Brocade
15 1 (1.15%) Remedy
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago