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 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 155 188 178
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -10
Contract jobs citing OSPF 45 37 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.77% 0.51% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.58% 4.21% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 23
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £330 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £475 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +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 £26.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-30.66% +2.04%
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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
806 879 1038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.75% 12.22% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 588 684
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 43
Average hourly rate £19.75 £36.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.51% +76.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.58 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 September 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 22 September 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 58 (93.55%) BGP
2 50 (80.65%) Cisco
3 37 (59.68%) Firewall
4 32 (51.61%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (48.39%) CheckPoint
6 29 (46.77%) WAN
7 28 (45.16%) LAN
8 27 (43.55%) VPN
9 26 (41.94%) TCP/IP
9 26 (41.94%) EIGRP
10 24 (38.71%) CCNP
10 24 (38.71%) F5
11 22 (35.48%) HSRP
11 22 (35.48%) Juniper
11 22 (35.48%) Finance
12 21 (33.87%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (29.03%) VLAN
13 18 (29.03%) Network Security
14 17 (27.42%) CCIE
15 16 (25.81%) VRRP
16 15 (24.19%) MPLS
16 15 (24.19%) Banking
16 15 (24.19%) Cisco IOS
17 12 (19.35%) Mentoring
17 12 (19.35%) RIP
18 10 (16.13%) DNS
18 10 (16.13%) DHCP
18 10 (16.13%) Blue Coat
18 10 (16.13%) Multicast
18 10 (16.13%) Investment Banking

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (93.55%) BGP
2 37 (59.68%) Firewall
3 29 (46.77%) WAN
4 28 (45.16%) LAN
5 27 (43.55%) VPN
6 26 (41.94%) EIGRP
6 26 (41.94%) TCP/IP
7 22 (35.48%) HSRP
8 21 (33.87%) Cisco Nexus
9 18 (29.03%) VLAN
9 18 (29.03%) Network Security
10 16 (25.81%) VRRP
11 15 (24.19%) MPLS
11 15 (24.19%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (19.35%) RIP
13 10 (16.13%) DNS
13 10 (16.13%) DHCP
13 10 (16.13%) Multicast
14 9 (14.52%) IPsec
14 9 (14.52%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (35.48%) Finance
2 15 (24.19%) Banking
3 10 (16.13%) Investment Banking
4 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
5 4 (6.45%) Retail
6 2 (3.23%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (48.39%) Network Engineer
2 12 (19.35%) Senior Network Engineer
3 10 (16.13%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) Security Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) Architect
6 4 (6.45%) Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Network Architect
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Security Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Cisco Support
6 4 (6.45%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Administrator
7 3 (4.84%) Network Consultant
7 3 (4.84%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.23%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.61%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.84%) FlexPod
2 3 (4.84%) SecurID
3 2 (3.23%) e-Health
4 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.61%) PKI
4 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.61%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.61%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.29%) UNIX
2 4 (6.45%) Linux
3 2 (3.23%) Windows
4 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.61%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.61%) CentOS
4 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) Mentoring
2 9 (14.52%) ITIL
3 8 (12.90%) Network Design
3 8 (12.90%) Low Latency
4 7 (11.29%) Load Balancing
4 7 (11.29%) Change Management
5 5 (8.06%) Network Management
6 4 (6.45%) Network Architecture
7 3 (4.84%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.84%) Migration
7 3 (4.84%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.84%) Project Management
8 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.61%) Data Modelling
9 1 (1.61%) PRINCE
9 1 (1.61%) Asset Management
9 1 (1.61%) TOGAF
9 1 (1.61%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.61%) eTOM
9 1 (1.61%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.06%) Perl
2 1 (1.61%) SQL
2 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (51.61%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (38.71%) CCNP
3 17 (27.42%) CCIE
4 7 (11.29%) CCSE
5 5 (8.06%) CCNA
5 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
6 4 (6.45%) CCSA
6 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.61%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.61%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.61%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.61%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) SLA
2 2 (3.23%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) Snort
2 2 (3.23%) OpenSSH
3 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.84%) OpenNMS
2 3 (4.84%) RANCID
3 2 (3.23%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (3.23%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (3.23%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.61%) OpenView
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 50 (80.65%) Cisco
2 30 (48.39%) CheckPoint
3 24 (38.71%) F5
4 22 (35.48%) Juniper
5 10 (16.13%) Blue Coat
6 4 (6.45%) Sourcefire
6 4 (6.45%) Riverbed
7 3 (4.84%) SolarWinds
7 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.84%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.23%) Avaya
8 2 (3.23%) Nortel
8 2 (3.23%) CA
8 2 (3.23%) Infoblox
8 2 (3.23%) Huawei
9 1 (1.61%) McAfee
9 1 (1.61%) VMware
9 1 (1.61%) Imperva
9 1 (1.61%) Aruba
9 1 (1.61%) IPFX
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