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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
London / City of London
Rank 140 132 137
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing OSPF 16 18 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.55% 0.60% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.10% 5.66% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 42
Median daily rate £433 £405 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.79% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £371 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-30.23% +43.33%

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
390 318 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.40% 10.62% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 225 488
Median daily rate £433 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.84% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £525 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 13
Median hourly rate £55.00 £23.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.13% +17.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017, 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 27 (96.43%) Cisco
2 24 (85.71%) BGP
3 21 (75.00%) Firewall
4 18 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (50.00%) MPLS
6 13 (46.43%) VPN
6 13 (46.43%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (42.86%) CheckPoint
7 12 (42.86%) Finance
8 11 (39.29%) EIGRP
8 11 (39.29%) CCNP
8 11 (39.29%) WAN
9 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
9 10 (35.71%) Juniper
9 10 (35.71%) F5
10 9 (32.14%) HSRP
10 9 (32.14%) Palo Alto
10 9 (32.14%) CCIE
10 9 (32.14%) DNS
10 9 (32.14%) DHCP
11 8 (28.57%) IPsec
11 8 (28.57%) Network Security
11 8 (28.57%) LAN
11 8 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
12 7 (25.00%) Wireless
13 6 (21.43%) VLAN
13 6 (21.43%) SSL
13 6 (21.43%) Multicast
13 6 (21.43%) Aruba

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 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.71%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (85.71%) BGP
2 21 (75.00%) Firewall
3 14 (50.00%) MPLS
4 13 (46.43%) Cisco Nexus
4 13 (46.43%) VPN
5 11 (39.29%) EIGRP
5 11 (39.29%) WAN
6 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
7 9 (32.14%) DHCP
7 9 (32.14%) DNS
7 9 (32.14%) HSRP
8 8 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (28.57%) IPsec
8 8 (28.57%) LAN
8 8 (28.57%) Network Security
9 7 (25.00%) Wireless
10 6 (21.43%) Multicast
10 6 (21.43%) SSL
10 6 (21.43%) VLAN
11 5 (17.86%) Spanning Tree
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
4 2 (7.14%) Games
5 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Administrator
6 3 (10.71%) Consultant
6 3 (10.71%) Data Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Network Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Information Security Administrator
7 2 (7.14%) Network Administrator
7 2 (7.14%) Network Security Administrator
7 2 (7.14%) Security Administrator
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Data Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.57%) RFC 2544
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.57%) Fintech
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Unix
3 2 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) High Availability
2 5 (17.86%) Network Architecture
3 4 (14.29%) Change Management
3 4 (14.29%) Low Latency
3 4 (14.29%) Network Design
3 4 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.71%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (10.71%) Network Management
4 3 (10.71%) Security Architecture
4 3 (10.71%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 2 (7.14%) Change Control
5 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 2 (7.14%) Information Security
5 2 (7.14%) Migration
5 2 (7.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Time Management
5 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 18 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (39.29%) CCNP
3 9 (32.14%) CCIE
4 4 (14.29%) CCSA
5 3 (10.71%) CCNA
5 3 (10.71%) CCSE
6 2 (7.14%) CCSP
6 2 (7.14%) Degree
6 2 (7.14%) JNCIE
7 1 (3.57%) CISSP
7 1 (3.57%) GIAC
7 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Nagios
2 1 (3.57%) EnCase
2 1 (3.57%) Endace
Vendors
1 27 (96.43%) Cisco
2 12 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 10 (35.71%) F5
3 10 (35.71%) Juniper
4 9 (32.14%) Palo Alto
5 6 (21.43%) Aruba
6 5 (17.86%) Meraki
7 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 3 (10.71%) Blue Coat
8 3 (10.71%) Infoblox
8 3 (10.71%) NetScout
8 3 (10.71%) Riverbed
9 2 (7.14%) Brocade
9 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
9 2 (7.14%) VMware
10 1 (3.57%) Avaya
10 1 (3.57%) Citrix
10 1 (3.57%) Forcepoint
10 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
10 1 (3.57%) Nortel