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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 162 192 182
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -10
Contract jobs citing OSPF 28 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.51% 0.29% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.71% 2.54% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 12
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£450 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £267 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £103.94 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-66.32% +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
754 748 919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.87% 11.55% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 515 619
Average daily rate £400 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £232 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 43
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.00 £44.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -50.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.65 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 71 (89.87%) Cisco
2 68 (86.08%) BGP
3 56 (70.89%) Firewall
4 53 (67.09%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (56.96%) CCNP
6 43 (54.43%) F5
7 39 (49.37%) EIGRP
8 38 (48.10%) CheckPoint
9 31 (39.24%) Cisco ASA
10 30 (37.97%) TCP/IP
10 30 (37.97%) LAN
11 28 (35.44%) DNS
12 26 (32.91%) Network Security
12 26 (32.91%) Cisco Nexus
13 25 (31.65%) Cisco IOS
14 24 (30.38%) WAN
14 24 (30.38%) DHCP
15 22 (27.85%) Finance
16 20 (25.32%) VMware
16 20 (25.32%) VPN
16 20 (25.32%) CCIE
16 20 (25.32%) DMVPN
17 19 (24.05%) HSRP
17 19 (24.05%) Citrix
17 19 (24.05%) Juniper
18 18 (22.78%) Blue Coat
18 18 (22.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 18 (22.78%) VLAN
18 18 (22.78%) Load Balancing
19 17 (21.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 68 (86.08%) BGP
2 56 (70.89%) Firewall
3 39 (49.37%) EIGRP
4 31 (39.24%) Cisco ASA
5 30 (37.97%) TCP/IP
5 30 (37.97%) LAN
6 28 (35.44%) DNS
7 26 (32.91%) Network Security
7 26 (32.91%) Cisco Nexus
8 25 (31.65%) Cisco IOS
9 24 (30.38%) WAN
9 24 (30.38%) DHCP
10 20 (25.32%) VPN
10 20 (25.32%) DMVPN
11 19 (24.05%) HSRP
12 18 (22.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 18 (22.78%) VLAN
13 17 (21.52%) BIG-IP
13 17 (21.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 16 (20.25%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (27.85%) Finance
2 14 (17.72%) Banking
3 8 (10.13%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.80%) Marketing
4 3 (3.80%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.53%) Retail
5 2 (2.53%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Electronics
6 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 41 (51.90%) Network Engineer
2 14 (17.72%) Network Specialist
3 12 (15.19%) Cisco Engineer
4 11 (13.92%) Security Specialist
4 11 (13.92%) Network Security Specialist
5 9 (11.39%) Security Engineer
5 9 (11.39%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Support Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Architect
6 6 (7.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Cisco Support
6 6 (7.59%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) NOC Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Network Architect
8 4 (5.06%) Voice Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Cisco Voice Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Network Security Architect
9 3 (3.80%) Data Network Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Communications Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) XMPP
2 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.92%) Thin Client
1 11 (13.92%) Fat Client
2 7 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.59%) FlexPod
4 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.80%) IVR
5 1 (1.27%) DTV
5 1 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.99%) Linux
2 13 (16.46%) UNIX
3 4 (5.06%) Windows
4 2 (2.53%) Solaris
4 2 (2.53%) Windows 2000
4 2 (2.53%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.78%) Load Balancing
2 13 (16.46%) ITIL
3 12 (15.19%) E-Commerce
4 10 (12.66%) Network Design
5 8 (10.13%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (8.86%) Mentoring
6 7 (8.86%) Low Latency
6 7 (8.86%) Change Management
7 6 (7.59%) Project Management
8 5 (6.33%) Line Management
9 3 (3.80%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (3.80%) Service Management
10 2 (2.53%) Network Architecture
10 2 (2.53%) Configuration Management
10 2 (2.53%) Network Management
11 1 (1.27%) ITIL V3
11 1 (1.27%) Change Control
11 1 (1.27%) Capacity Planning
11 1 (1.27%) Problem Management
11 1 (1.27%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.86%) C
1 7 (8.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 53 (67.09%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (56.96%) CCNP
3 20 (25.32%) CCIE
4 17 (21.52%) CCNA
5 16 (20.25%) CCSE
6 3 (3.80%) CCSA
7 2 (2.53%) CISM
7 2 (2.53%) CCIP
7 2 (2.53%) CISSP
8 1 (1.27%) PMP
8 1 (1.27%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.27%) CCDP
8 1 (1.27%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.27%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (17.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.80%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.53%) Snort
4 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.27%) XenServer
4 1 (1.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (7.59%) OpenNMS
1 6 (7.59%) Cisco UCCE
1 6 (7.59%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (7.59%) RANCID
2 4 (5.06%) OPNET
3 3 (3.80%) OpenView
4 2 (2.53%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (2.53%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.53%) Iperf
4 2 (2.53%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 71 (89.87%) Cisco
2 43 (54.43%) F5
3 38 (48.10%) CheckPoint
4 20 (25.32%) VMware
5 19 (24.05%) Citrix
5 19 (24.05%) Juniper
6 18 (22.78%) Blue Coat
7 15 (18.99%) HP
8 12 (15.19%) Infoblox
8 12 (15.19%) Imperva
9 9 (11.39%) SolarWinds
10 8 (10.13%) Riverbed
11 6 (7.59%) Aruba
12 4 (5.06%) Fortinet
13 3 (3.80%) BT
14 2 (2.53%) Sourcefire
14 2 (2.53%) Brocade
14 2 (2.53%) Microsoft
14 2 (2.53%) Sun
14 2 (2.53%) Nokia
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