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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 149 136 150
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +14
Contract jobs citing OSPF 16 23 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.51% 0.67% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.80% 6.46% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 40
Median daily rate £433 £409 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.81% +25.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £350 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.06 £42.31 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-47.86% +41.01%
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
421 356 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.30% 10.35% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 269 543
Median daily rate £450 £413 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £238 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 17
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 £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 28 (100.00%) Cisco
2 25 (89.29%) BGP
3 21 (75.00%) Firewall
4 20 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (57.14%) MPLS
6 13 (46.43%) CCNP
7 12 (42.86%) CheckPoint
7 12 (42.86%) Juniper
7 12 (42.86%) Finance
7 12 (42.86%) F5
7 12 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (39.29%) TCP/IP
8 11 (39.29%) VPN
9 9 (32.14%) CCIE
9 9 (32.14%) WAN
9 9 (32.14%) EIGRP
9 9 (32.14%) HSRP
10 8 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (28.57%) IPsec
10 8 (28.57%) DHCP
10 8 (28.57%) DNS
11 7 (25.00%) SNMP
11 7 (25.00%) Palo Alto
12 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
12 6 (21.43%) Aruba
12 6 (21.43%) Wireless
12 6 (21.43%) Network Security
12 6 (21.43%) Ethernet
12 6 (21.43%) LAN
13 5 (17.86%) VoIP

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 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.71%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.57%) SaaS
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (89.29%) BGP
2 21 (75.00%) Firewall
3 16 (57.14%) MPLS
4 12 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (39.29%) TCP/IP
5 11 (39.29%) VPN
6 9 (32.14%) EIGRP
6 9 (32.14%) HSRP
6 9 (32.14%) WAN
7 8 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (28.57%) DHCP
7 8 (28.57%) DNS
7 8 (28.57%) IPsec
8 7 (25.00%) SNMP
9 6 (21.43%) Ethernet
9 6 (21.43%) LAN
9 6 (21.43%) Network Security
9 6 (21.43%) Wireless
10 5 (17.86%) SSL
10 5 (17.86%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.57%) Games
4 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Data Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Administrator
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Network Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Network Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Data Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Network Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Support 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 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) Fintech
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 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 5 (17.86%) Network Architecture
1 5 (17.86%) Network Management
2 4 (14.29%) Change Management
2 4 (14.29%) High Availability
2 4 (14.29%) Low Latency
2 4 (14.29%) Network Design
2 4 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL
3 3 (10.71%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (10.71%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (10.71%) Patch Management
3 3 (10.71%) Security Architecture
3 3 (10.71%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) Time Management
4 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 20 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (46.43%) CCNP
3 9 (32.14%) CCIE
4 5 (17.86%) CCNA
5 4 (14.29%) CCSA
6 3 (10.71%) CCSE
6 3 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (7.14%) CCSP
7 2 (7.14%) Degree
7 2 (7.14%) JNCIE
8 1 (3.57%) CISSP
8 1 (3.57%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) EnCase
1 1 (3.57%) Endace
1 1 (3.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 12 (42.86%) F5
2 12 (42.86%) Juniper
3 7 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 6 (21.43%) Aruba
5 5 (17.86%) Meraki
6 4 (14.29%) Brocade
6 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 3 (10.71%) Blue Coat
7 3 (10.71%) NetScout
7 3 (10.71%) Riverbed
8 2 (7.14%) Infoblox
8 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
8 2 (7.14%) VMware
9 1 (3.57%) Citrix
9 1 (3.57%) Forcepoint
9 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
9 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow