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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
London / City of London
Rank 143 138 147
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing OSPF 10 13 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.41% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.75% 3.78% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 34
Median daily rate £475 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £375 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
-13.10% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +46.66%

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
363 344 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.28% 10.90% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 244 496
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £269 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 15
Median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +60.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £25.78 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.24 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +36.36%

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 28 February 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 28 February 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 24 (92.31%) Cisco
2 23 (88.46%) BGP
3 22 (84.62%) Firewall
4 16 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (46.15%) VPN
5 12 (46.15%) WAN
5 12 (46.15%) CheckPoint
6 11 (42.31%) MPLS
6 11 (42.31%) CCNP
6 11 (42.31%) Finance
7 10 (38.46%) EIGRP
8 9 (34.62%) DNS
8 9 (34.62%) DHCP
8 9 (34.62%) LAN
8 9 (34.62%) Wireless
8 9 (34.62%) F5
8 9 (34.62%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (30.77%) HSRP
9 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
9 8 (30.77%) IPsec
9 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
9 8 (30.77%) Juniper
10 7 (26.92%) Network Security
10 7 (26.92%) Palo Alto
10 7 (26.92%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (23.08%) Aruba
11 6 (23.08%) Arista
11 6 (23.08%) Multicast
11 6 (23.08%) CCIE
12 5 (19.23%) 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 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.54%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) SaaS
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) BGP
2 22 (84.62%) Firewall
3 12 (46.15%) VPN
3 12 (46.15%) WAN
4 11 (42.31%) MPLS
5 10 (38.46%) EIGRP
6 9 (34.62%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (34.62%) DHCP
6 9 (34.62%) DNS
6 9 (34.62%) LAN
6 9 (34.62%) Wireless
7 8 (30.77%) HSRP
7 8 (30.77%) IPsec
7 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
8 7 (26.92%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (26.92%) Network Security
9 6 (23.08%) Multicast
10 5 (19.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 5 (19.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (19.23%) Spanning Tree
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Games
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Network Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Network Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Data Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (7.69%) IT Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) IT Support
6 2 (7.69%) Network Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Data Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Support
6 2 (7.69%) Voice Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.85%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Unix
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) High Availability
2 4 (15.38%) Low Latency
2 4 (15.38%) Migration
2 4 (15.38%) Network Architecture
2 4 (15.38%) Network Management
2 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
2 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.54%) Change Management
3 3 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (11.54%) Network Design
3 3 (11.54%) Security Architecture
3 3 (11.54%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 2 (7.69%) Change Control
4 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Investment Management
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Service Management
4 2 (7.69%) Time Management
4 2 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 16 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (42.31%) CCNP
3 6 (23.08%) CCIE
4 3 (11.54%) CCSA
4 3 (11.54%) CCSE
5 2 (7.69%) CCNA
5 2 (7.69%) Degree
6 1 (3.85%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Endace
1 1 (3.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) Cisco
2 12 (46.15%) CheckPoint
3 9 (34.62%) F5
4 8 (30.77%) Juniper
5 7 (26.92%) Palo Alto
6 6 (23.08%) Arista
6 6 (23.08%) Aruba
7 5 (19.23%) Meraki
8 4 (15.38%) Blue Coat
9 3 (11.54%) Infoblox
9 3 (11.54%) NetScout
9 3 (11.54%) SolarWinds
10 2 (7.69%) Avaya
10 2 (7.69%) Citrix
10 2 (7.69%) Fortinet
10 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
10 2 (7.69%) Nortel
10 2 (7.69%) Riverbed
11 1 (3.85%) Brocade
11 1 (3.85%) Forcepoint