The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / London
Rank 320 328 262
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -66
Contract jobs citing OSPF 76 91 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.42% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.07% 3.30% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 62 112
Median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £268 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
-12.41% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -56.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-30.23% +43.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2477 2755 2850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.80% 12.84% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1682 1798 1850
Median daily rate £440 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £230
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 64 68 83
Median hourly rate £37.50 £24.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.38 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in London

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OSPF across the London region.

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in London

OSPF
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the London region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

OSPF Daily Rate Histogram in London

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the London region.

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in London

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the London region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -8 9 £475 +22.58% 9
Croydon 0 3 £450 -14.28%
West Drayton - 1 £375 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 153 (93.29%) Cisco
2 134 (81.71%) BGP
3 112 (68.29%) Firewall
3 112 (68.29%) Cisco Certification
4 89 (54.27%) MPLS
5 83 (50.61%) CCNP
6 80 (48.78%) CheckPoint
7 73 (44.51%) TCP/IP
8 72 (43.90%) WAN
9 69 (42.07%) Juniper
10 68 (41.46%) VPN
11 58 (35.37%) Wireless
12 57 (34.76%) LAN
13 55 (33.54%) Cisco ASA
14 51 (31.10%) IPsec
15 49 (29.88%) EIGRP
16 46 (28.05%) F5
17 45 (27.44%) Cisco Nexus
17 45 (27.44%) Finance
18 44 (26.83%) HSRP
19 43 (26.22%) Network Security
19 43 (26.22%) CCNA
20 40 (24.39%) DNS
20 40 (24.39%) Data Centre
21 39 (23.78%) Palo Alto
22 37 (22.56%) CCIE
23 36 (21.95%) VRRP
24 33 (20.12%) DHCP
25 31 (18.90%) 802.1X
25 31 (18.90%) VLAN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (2.44%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.22%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.61%) CMS
4 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.44%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.83%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.15%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (3.05%) Office 365
5 3 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 134 (81.71%) BGP
2 112 (68.29%) Firewall
3 89 (54.27%) MPLS
4 73 (44.51%) TCP/IP
5 72 (43.90%) WAN
6 68 (41.46%) VPN
7 58 (35.37%) Wireless
8 57 (34.76%) LAN
9 55 (33.54%) Cisco ASA
10 51 (31.10%) IPsec
11 49 (29.88%) EIGRP
12 45 (27.44%) Cisco Nexus
13 44 (26.83%) HSRP
14 43 (26.22%) Network Security
15 40 (24.39%) DNS
16 36 (21.95%) VRRP
17 33 (20.12%) DHCP
18 31 (18.90%) VLAN
19 30 (18.29%) Spanning Tree
20 27 (16.46%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.22%) JIRA
3 1 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 45 (27.44%) Finance
2 16 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 14 (8.54%) Banking
4 6 (3.66%) Advertising
5 4 (2.44%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.44%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.44%) Marketing
5 4 (2.44%) Military
6 3 (1.83%) Legal
6 3 (1.83%) Retail
7 2 (1.22%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.22%) Games
8 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.61%) Publishing
8 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 86 (52.44%) Network Engineer
2 25 (15.24%) Cisco Engineer
3 24 (14.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 20 (12.20%) Architect
5 19 (11.59%) Senior Network Engineer
6 17 (10.37%) Network Architect
6 17 (10.37%) Network Support
7 14 (8.54%) Security Engineer
8 12 (7.32%) Analyst
8 12 (7.32%) Network Security Engineer
8 12 (7.32%) Voice Engineer
8 12 (7.32%) Voice Network Engineer
9 11 (6.71%) Network Support Engineer
9 11 (6.71%) Support Engineer
10 10 (6.10%) Network Analyst
11 9 (5.49%) Administrator
12 8 (4.88%) Network Administrator
13 7 (4.27%) Information Security Administrator
13 7 (4.27%) Network Security Administrator
13 7 (4.27%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.90%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.44%) XMPP
3 3 (1.83%) COM
3 3 (1.83%) Web Services
4 2 (1.22%) RESTful
4 2 (1.22%) RFC 2544
5 1 (0.61%) CGI
5 1 (0.61%) Core Data
Miscellaneous
1 40 (24.39%) Data Centre
2 26 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (3.05%) RSA SecurID
5 4 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.83%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.83%) Social Network
6 3 (1.83%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.22%) iSeries
7 2 (1.22%) Social Media
7 2 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.61%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.61%) NHS
8 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.41%) Windows
2 21 (12.80%) Linux
3 19 (11.59%) Unix
4 7 (4.27%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.22%) FreeBSD
6 2 (1.22%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.61%) CentOS
7 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (11.59%) Network Design
2 17 (10.37%) Network Management
3 15 (9.15%) Network Architecture
4 14 (8.54%) ITIL
4 14 (8.54%) Load Balancing
5 13 (7.93%) Change Management
5 13 (7.93%) Information Security
6 12 (7.32%) Asset Management
6 12 (7.32%) Migration
7 11 (6.71%) Project Management
8 10 (6.10%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (5.49%) Security Monitoring
9 9 (5.49%) Service Management
10 8 (4.88%) Change Control
10 8 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (4.88%) DDoS Mitigation
10 8 (4.88%) Low Latency
10 8 (4.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 8 (4.88%) Service Delivery
10 8 (4.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.83%) SQL
2 2 (1.22%) C
2 2 (1.22%) Java
2 2 (1.22%) Lisp
2 2 (1.22%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.61%) Perl
3 1 (0.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 112 (68.29%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (50.61%) CCNP
3 43 (26.22%) CCNA
4 37 (22.56%) CCIE
5 17 (10.37%) CCSA
6 15 (9.15%) Security Cleared
7 14 (8.54%) CISSP
8 12 (7.32%) SC Cleared
9 8 (4.88%) JNCIA
10 7 (4.27%) CCSE
10 7 (4.27%) Degree
10 7 (4.27%) GIAC
10 7 (4.27%) JNCIE
11 6 (3.66%) JNCIS
12 4 (2.44%) CCSP
13 3 (1.83%) CCDP
13 3 (1.83%) CISM
13 3 (1.83%) GSEC
13 3 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (1.83%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.27%) SLA
2 6 (3.66%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.83%) COBIT
3 3 (1.83%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.27%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.44%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (2.44%) vSphere
4 3 (1.83%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (1.83%) vCloud
5 2 (1.22%) Firmware
5 2 (1.22%) KVM
5 2 (1.22%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.22%) VirtualBox
5 2 (1.22%) XenServer
6 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (8.54%) Cisco Prime
2 13 (7.93%) Nagios
3 11 (6.71%) FortiGate
4 6 (3.66%) EnCase
5 5 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (3.05%) Puppet
5 5 (3.05%) WhatsUp Gold
6 4 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.83%) Nessus
8 2 (1.22%) Cacti
8 2 (1.22%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (1.22%) Endace
8 2 (1.22%) OpenView
8 2 (1.22%) OPNET
8 2 (1.22%) Pingdom
9 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.61%) SCCM
9 1 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.61%) Terraform
9 1 (0.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 153 (93.29%) Cisco
2 80 (48.78%) CheckPoint
3 69 (42.07%) Juniper
4 46 (28.05%) F5
5 39 (23.78%) Palo Alto
6 20 (12.20%) SolarWinds
7 19 (11.59%) Arista
7 19 (11.59%) VMware
8 17 (10.37%) Fortinet
9 16 (9.76%) Infoblox
10 15 (9.15%) Microsoft
11 11 (6.71%) HP
12 10 (6.10%) Blue Coat
12 10 (6.10%) Citrix
12 10 (6.10%) Meraki
12 10 (6.10%) Riverbed
13 9 (5.49%) Aruba
14 8 (4.88%) Sourcefire
15 7 (4.27%) NetScout
16 5 (3.05%) Avaya
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