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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 149 174 190
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +16
Contract jobs citing OSPF 12 34 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.36% 0.58% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.56% 4.58% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 29 12
Median daily rate £406 £375 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £230 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £550 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £325 £351
% change year-on-year
+13.07% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+59.43% -25.00%
OSPF
London

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
468 743 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.01% 12.74% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 554 491
Median daily rate £463 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 24 18
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.98 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.67% -12.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £14.90 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £32.86 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 2016.

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 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 19 (95.00%) Cisco
1 19 (95.00%) BGP
2 16 (80.00%) Firewall
3 13 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (60.00%) CCNP
5 11 (55.00%) EIGRP
6 10 (50.00%) MPLS
7 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
8 8 (40.00%) WAN
8 8 (40.00%) ITIL
8 8 (40.00%) HSRP
9 7 (35.00%) VPN
9 7 (35.00%) LAN
9 7 (35.00%) VoIP
9 7 (35.00%) Juniper
9 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
9 7 (35.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (30.00%) Finance
10 6 (30.00%) F5
10 6 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (30.00%) Network Security
10 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (25.00%) Degree
11 5 (25.00%) IPsec
11 5 (25.00%) Wireless
11 5 (25.00%) VRRP
11 5 (25.00%) DHCP
11 5 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
11 5 (25.00%) Palo Alto
12 4 (20.00%) 802.1X

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 19 (95.00%) BGP
2 16 (80.00%) Firewall
3 11 (55.00%) EIGRP
4 10 (50.00%) MPLS
5 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (40.00%) HSRP
6 8 (40.00%) WAN
7 7 (35.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (35.00%) LAN
7 7 (35.00%) VoIP
7 7 (35.00%) VPN
8 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (30.00%) Network Security
9 5 (25.00%) DHCP
9 5 (25.00%) IPsec
9 5 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
9 5 (25.00%) VRRP
9 5 (25.00%) Wireless
10 4 (20.00%) SNMP
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Legal
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Network Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Design Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Avaya Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.00%) XMPP
2 1 (5.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Network Management
3 3 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.00%) High Availability
4 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.00%) Network Design
4 2 (10.00%) Patch Management
5 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Change Control
5 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.00%) Low Latency
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) Korn
1 1 (5.00%) Python
1 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (60.00%) CCNP
3 5 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (10.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) CCSA
4 2 (10.00%) CCSE
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (10.00%) JNCIP
5 1 (5.00%) CCA
5 1 (5.00%) CCDA
5 1 (5.00%) CCDP
5 1 (5.00%) CCIE
5 1 (5.00%) CCNP Voice
5 1 (5.00%) CCSP
5 1 (5.00%) CCVP
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (5.00%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) MiFID
1 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.00%) QA
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Snort
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.00%) Ansible
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.00%) OpenView
2 1 (5.00%) Proventia
2 1 (5.00%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (35.00%) Juniper
3 6 (30.00%) F5
4 5 (25.00%) Palo Alto
5 3 (15.00%) Avaya
5 3 (15.00%) Blue Coat
6 2 (10.00%) Citrix
6 2 (10.00%) Nokia
6 2 (10.00%) VMware
7 1 (5.00%) EMC
7 1 (5.00%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (5.00%) HP
7 1 (5.00%) IBM
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.00%) NetScout
7 1 (5.00%) ProCurve
7 1 (5.00%) Riverbed
7 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.00%) Sourcefire
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