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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 158 147 162
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +15
Contract jobs citing OSPF 14 40 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.86% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.59% 6.67% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 35 27
Median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £368 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +42.85%
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
540 600 816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.65% 12.95% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 452 533
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 27
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.64% -24.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 24 (96.00%) Cisco
1 24 (96.00%) BGP
2 19 (76.00%) Firewall
3 18 (72.00%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (56.00%) TCP/IP
5 13 (52.00%) VPN
6 12 (48.00%) MPLS
7 11 (44.00%) Juniper
7 11 (44.00%) Finance
8 10 (40.00%) EIGRP
8 10 (40.00%) CCNP
8 10 (40.00%) F5
8 10 (40.00%) HSRP
8 10 (40.00%) Palo Alto
9 9 (36.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (36.00%) CCIE
9 9 (36.00%) CheckPoint
10 8 (32.00%) Network Security
10 8 (32.00%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (28.00%) IPsec
11 7 (28.00%) VRRP
11 7 (28.00%) VoIP
11 7 (28.00%) ITIL
11 7 (28.00%) WAN
11 7 (28.00%) DHCP
11 7 (28.00%) Multicast
11 7 (28.00%) Spanning Tree
12 6 (24.00%) Ethernet
12 6 (24.00%) LAN
12 6 (24.00%) SNMP

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 (8.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (96.00%) BGP
2 19 (76.00%) Firewall
3 14 (56.00%) TCP/IP
4 13 (52.00%) VPN
5 12 (48.00%) MPLS
6 10 (40.00%) EIGRP
6 10 (40.00%) HSRP
7 9 (36.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (32.00%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (32.00%) Network Security
9 7 (28.00%) DHCP
9 7 (28.00%) IPsec
9 7 (28.00%) Multicast
9 7 (28.00%) Spanning Tree
9 7 (28.00%) VoIP
9 7 (28.00%) VRRP
9 7 (28.00%) WAN
10 6 (24.00%) Ethernet
10 6 (24.00%) LAN
10 6 (24.00%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Games
4 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Data Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Data Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Firewall Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Network Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Security Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.00%) RFC 2544
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Fintech
3 2 (8.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Unix
3 2 (8.00%) Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Low Latency
2 5 (20.00%) Network Design
2 5 (20.00%) Network Management
2 5 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Change Management
4 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (12.00%) Network Architecture
4 3 (12.00%) Patch Management
4 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (12.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (12.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 2 (8.00%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (8.00%) High Availability
5 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (4.00%) Java
1 1 (4.00%) Korn
1 1 (4.00%) Python
1 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (72.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (40.00%) CCNP
3 9 (36.00%) CCIE
4 5 (20.00%) CCNA
5 4 (16.00%) Degree
6 3 (12.00%) CCSA
6 3 (12.00%) CCSP
6 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (8.00%) CCSE
7 2 (8.00%) JNCIE
8 1 (4.00%) CCDA
8 1 (4.00%) CISSP
8 1 (4.00%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) MiFID
1 1 (4.00%) QA
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Firmware
1 1 (4.00%) Snort
1 1 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.00%) EnCase
2 1 (4.00%) Endace
2 1 (4.00%) Nagios
2 1 (4.00%) OpenView
2 1 (4.00%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 24 (96.00%) Cisco
2 11 (44.00%) Juniper
3 10 (40.00%) F5
3 10 (40.00%) Palo Alto
4 9 (36.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (16.00%) Aruba
6 3 (12.00%) Brocade
6 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.00%) VMware
7 2 (8.00%) Avaya
7 2 (8.00%) Blue Coat
7 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.00%) Citrix
8 1 (4.00%) EMC
8 1 (4.00%) HP
8 1 (4.00%) Infoblox
8 1 (4.00%) Nokia
8 1 (4.00%) ProCurve
8 1 (4.00%) Riverbed
8 1 (4.00%) ScanSafe