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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 134 143 180
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +37
Contract jobs citing OSPF 16 49 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.51% 0.96% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.72% 7.16% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 40 18
Average daily rate £396 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £295 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
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
339 684 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.77% 13.36% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 493 454
Average daily rate £405 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 24
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.25 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 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 February 2016, 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 34 (91.89%) Cisco
2 33 (89.19%) BGP
3 31 (83.78%) Firewall
4 24 (64.86%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (62.16%) WAN
6 19 (51.35%) LAN
6 19 (51.35%) CCNP
7 18 (48.65%) VPN
7 18 (48.65%) Juniper
8 17 (45.95%) CheckPoint
9 15 (40.54%) F5
10 14 (37.84%) EIGRP
10 14 (37.84%) Finance
11 13 (35.14%) DNS
11 13 (35.14%) DHCP
11 13 (35.14%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (32.43%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (32.43%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (29.73%) CCIE
13 11 (29.73%) MPLS
13 11 (29.73%) Wireless
13 11 (29.73%) IPsec
13 11 (29.73%) Palo Alto
14 10 (27.03%) Network Security
15 9 (24.32%) Spanning Tree
15 9 (24.32%) TCP/IP
16 8 (21.62%) VoIP
16 8 (21.62%) ITIL
16 8 (21.62%) VRRP
16 8 (21.62%) NX-OS

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.41%) Apache
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) JBoss
2 1 (2.70%) MediaWiki
2 1 (2.70%) nginx
2 1 (2.70%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 33 (89.19%) BGP
2 31 (83.78%) Firewall
3 23 (62.16%) WAN
4 19 (51.35%) LAN
5 18 (48.65%) VPN
6 14 (37.84%) EIGRP
7 13 (35.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (35.14%) DHCP
7 13 (35.14%) DNS
8 12 (32.43%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (32.43%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (29.73%) IPsec
9 11 (29.73%) MPLS
9 11 (29.73%) Wireless
10 10 (27.03%) Network Security
11 9 (24.32%) Spanning Tree
11 9 (24.32%) TCP/IP
12 8 (21.62%) HSRP
12 8 (21.62%) NX-OS
12 8 (21.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) MySQL
1 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.70%) Hudson
2 1 (2.70%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 14 (37.84%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
2 5 (13.51%) Legal
3 3 (8.11%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
4 1 (2.70%) Games
4 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Law
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Network Engineer
2 10 (27.03%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (21.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (21.62%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Security Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Voice Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Check Point Specialist
6 3 (8.11%) Data Network Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Network Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Network Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Network Security Specialist
6 3 (8.11%) Network Specialist
6 3 (8.11%) Security Specialist
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Voice Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Voice Network Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.41%) XMPP
3 1 (2.70%) LAMP
3 1 (2.70%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (2.70%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (2.70%) POSIX
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.81%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (8.11%) Fat Client
3 3 (8.11%) PKI
3 3 (8.11%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.41%) Handset
4 2 (5.41%) NHS
5 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.70%) Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.70%) User Experience
5 1 (2.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) Windows
3 3 (8.11%) Unix
4 2 (5.41%) CentOS
4 2 (5.41%) Debian
4 2 (5.41%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.70%) Solaris
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) ITIL
2 6 (16.22%) Mentoring
2 6 (16.22%) Network Design
3 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
3 4 (10.81%) Load Balancing
3 4 (10.81%) WAN Optimisation
4 3 (8.11%) Line Management
4 3 (8.11%) Low Latency
4 3 (8.11%) Network Architecture
4 3 (8.11%) Procure-to-pay
4 3 (8.11%) Service Management
5 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity
5 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.41%) Project Management
5 2 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.41%) Security Architecture
5 2 (5.41%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 1 (2.70%) Change Management
6 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.70%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
1 2 (5.41%) Perl
2 1 (2.70%) C
2 1 (2.70%) Java
2 1 (2.70%) Korn
2 1 (2.70%) PHP
2 1 (2.70%) Python
2 1 (2.70%) Ruby
2 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (64.86%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (51.35%) CCNP
3 11 (29.73%) CCIE
4 7 (18.92%) CCSE
4 7 (18.92%) Degree
5 6 (16.22%) CCNA
6 5 (13.51%) CCNP Voice
7 4 (10.81%) CISSP
8 3 (8.11%) CCDP
8 3 (8.11%) CCSA
9 2 (5.41%) CCVP
9 2 (5.41%) JNCIE
9 2 (5.41%) JNCIP
9 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
10 1 (2.70%) GIAC
10 1 (2.70%) JNCIS
10 1 (2.70%) MCSE
10 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
2 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.81%) Snort
3 2 (5.41%) iptables
3 2 (5.41%) Postfix
3 2 (5.41%) Samba
4 1 (2.70%) Ceph
4 1 (2.70%) Dovecot
4 1 (2.70%) Firmware
4 1 (2.70%) KVM
4 1 (2.70%) NFS
4 1 (2.70%) Sendmail
4 1 (2.70%) Squid
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (13.51%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (10.81%) Proventia
4 3 (8.11%) FortiGate
5 2 (5.41%) Nagios
5 2 (5.41%) Puppet
6 1 (2.70%) Cacti
6 1 (2.70%) EnCase
6 1 (2.70%) HAProxy
6 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (2.70%) Iperf
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (2.70%) RANCID
6 1 (2.70%) systemd
6 1 (2.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (91.89%) Cisco
2 18 (48.65%) Juniper
3 17 (45.95%) CheckPoint
4 15 (40.54%) F5
5 11 (29.73%) Palo Alto
6 7 (18.92%) Blue Coat
6 7 (18.92%) Riverbed
6 7 (18.92%) VMware
7 5 (13.51%) Infoblox
8 4 (10.81%) Aruba
8 4 (10.81%) Sourcefire
9 3 (8.11%) Citrix
9 3 (8.11%) Fortinet
9 3 (8.11%) Imperva
9 3 (8.11%) Polycom
9 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
10 2 (5.41%) Avaya
10 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
10 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
11 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
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