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 29 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
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 158 194 197
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +3
Contract jobs citing OSPF 48 38 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.81% 0.53% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.86% 4.33% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 20
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 £300 £325 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £500
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 £28.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-25.33% +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
819 877 1000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.85% 12.14% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 579 668
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 36
Average hourly rate £19.50 £27.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.09% +34.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.19 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £40.40
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 29 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 29 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 64 (94.12%) BGP
2 56 (82.35%) Cisco
3 39 (57.35%) Firewall
4 37 (54.41%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (48.53%) CheckPoint
6 31 (45.59%) WAN
7 30 (44.12%) EIGRP
8 29 (42.65%) VPN
8 29 (42.65%) LAN
9 28 (41.18%) TCP/IP
10 27 (39.71%) CCNP
11 26 (38.24%) F5
12 24 (35.29%) HSRP
12 24 (35.29%) Juniper
13 23 (33.82%) Finance
14 21 (30.88%) Cisco Nexus
15 20 (29.41%) CCIE
16 19 (27.94%) Network Security
17 18 (26.47%) VLAN
17 18 (26.47%) VRRP
18 17 (25.00%) MPLS
19 15 (22.06%) Banking
19 15 (22.06%) Cisco IOS
20 12 (17.65%) Mentoring
20 12 (17.65%) RIP
21 11 (16.18%) SNMP
22 10 (14.71%) DNS
22 10 (14.71%) DHCP
22 10 (14.71%) Blue Coat
22 10 (14.71%) Investment Banking

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (94.12%) BGP
2 39 (57.35%) Firewall
3 31 (45.59%) WAN
4 30 (44.12%) EIGRP
5 29 (42.65%) VPN
5 29 (42.65%) LAN
6 28 (41.18%) TCP/IP
7 24 (35.29%) HSRP
8 21 (30.88%) Cisco Nexus
9 19 (27.94%) Network Security
10 18 (26.47%) VLAN
10 18 (26.47%) VRRP
11 17 (25.00%) MPLS
12 15 (22.06%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (17.65%) RIP
14 11 (16.18%) SNMP
15 10 (14.71%) DNS
15 10 (14.71%) DHCP
15 10 (14.71%) DMVPN
15 10 (14.71%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (33.82%) Finance
2 15 (22.06%) Banking
3 10 (14.71%) Investment Banking
4 8 (11.76%) Telecoms
5 5 (7.35%) Retail
6 3 (4.41%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.47%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 33 (48.53%) Network Engineer
2 12 (17.65%) Senior Network Engineer
2 12 (17.65%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) Security Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Consultant
5 5 (7.35%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Cisco Support
5 5 (7.35%) Architect
5 5 (7.35%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Network Architect
6 4 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Senior Security Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Network Security Architect
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Administrator
7 3 (4.41%) Network Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.47%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.88%) FlexPod
3 3 (4.41%) SecurID
4 2 (2.94%) e-Health
5 1 (1.47%) PKI
5 1 (1.47%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.47%) FMCG
5 1 (1.47%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.24%) UNIX
2 4 (5.88%) Linux
3 2 (2.94%) Windows
4 1 (1.47%) CentOS
4 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.47%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.65%) Mentoring
2 9 (13.24%) Network Design
2 9 (13.24%) Change Management
2 9 (13.24%) ITIL
3 8 (11.76%) Low Latency
4 7 (10.29%) Load Balancing
5 5 (7.35%) Network Architecture
5 5 (7.35%) Network Management
6 3 (4.41%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (4.41%) Migration
6 3 (4.41%) Project Management
6 3 (4.41%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.94%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.47%) Business Transformation
8 1 (1.47%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.47%) WAN Optimisation
8 1 (1.47%) Information Assurance
8 1 (1.47%) eTOM
8 1 (1.47%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.29%) Perl
2 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.47%) C
2 1 (1.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (54.41%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (39.71%) CCNP
3 20 (29.41%) CCIE
4 7 (10.29%) CCSE
4 7 (10.29%) CCNA
5 5 (7.35%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.88%) CCSA
6 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.47%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.47%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.47%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.47%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) Snort
2 2 (2.94%) OpenSSH
3 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) RANCID
1 4 (5.88%) FortiGate
1 4 (5.88%) OpenNMS
2 2 (2.94%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (2.94%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (2.94%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.47%) OpenView
Vendors
1 56 (82.35%) Cisco
2 33 (48.53%) CheckPoint
3 26 (38.24%) F5
4 24 (35.29%) Juniper
5 10 (14.71%) Blue Coat
6 6 (8.82%) Riverbed
7 4 (5.88%) Sourcefire
8 3 (4.41%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.41%) Fortinet
8 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.94%) Nortel
9 2 (2.94%) Avaya
9 2 (2.94%) CA
9 2 (2.94%) Huawei
9 2 (2.94%) Infoblox
10 1 (1.47%) IPFX
10 1 (1.47%) Imperva
10 1 (1.47%) Aruba
10 1 (1.47%) TippingPoint
10 1 (1.47%) VMware
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