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 5 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 341 311 248
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -63
Contract jobs citing OSPF 93 120 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.43% 0.54% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.29% 4.29% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 82 126
Median daily rate £431 £400 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% +18.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £49.19 £29.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.34% -20.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.06 £42.31 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-47.86% +41.01%
OSPF
England

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
2830 2794 3120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.04% 12.51% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1865 1881 2118
Median daily rate £438 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 88 85
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.62 £20.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.67% +11.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.65 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 5 December 2016.

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 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -3 16 £433 +4.84% 8
Croydon -15 2 - -
New Malden - 2 - -
Uxbridge - 2 £475 -
Chessington - 2 £388 -
Hayes - 1 £365 -
Westminster - 1 £400 -
Hammersmith - 1 £425 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 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 London region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 158 (89.27%) Cisco
2 150 (84.75%) BGP
3 118 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 105 (59.32%) Firewall
5 86 (48.59%) VPN
6 85 (48.02%) TCP/IP
7 83 (46.89%) MPLS
8 76 (42.94%) CCNP
9 74 (41.81%) CheckPoint
10 71 (40.11%) WAN
11 68 (38.42%) Cisco ASA
12 67 (37.85%) IPsec
13 61 (34.46%) Wireless
14 60 (33.90%) LAN
15 58 (32.77%) Finance
16 57 (32.20%) EIGRP
17 56 (31.64%) Juniper
18 54 (30.51%) Data Centre
19 53 (29.94%) HSRP
20 48 (27.12%) VRRP
20 48 (27.12%) CCNA
21 47 (26.55%) Palo Alto
22 44 (24.86%) Cisco Nexus
23 43 (24.29%) Network Security
24 42 (23.73%) VLAN
24 42 (23.73%) CCIE
25 39 (22.03%) F5
26 36 (20.34%) SSL
26 36 (20.34%) Windows
26 36 (20.34%) Cisco IOS

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 9 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (5.08%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.26%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.13%) Apache
4 2 (1.13%) Confluence
4 2 (1.13%) JBoss
4 2 (1.13%) MediaWiki
4 2 (1.13%) nginx
5 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.56%) WildFly
Applications
1 17 (9.60%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.78%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.39%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.52%) Office 365
4 4 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 150 (84.75%) BGP
2 105 (59.32%) Firewall
3 86 (48.59%) VPN
4 85 (48.02%) TCP/IP
5 83 (46.89%) MPLS
6 71 (40.11%) WAN
7 68 (38.42%) Cisco ASA
8 67 (37.85%) IPsec
9 61 (34.46%) Wireless
10 60 (33.90%) LAN
11 57 (32.20%) EIGRP
12 53 (29.94%) HSRP
13 48 (27.12%) VRRP
14 44 (24.86%) Cisco Nexus
15 43 (24.29%) Network Security
16 42 (23.73%) VLAN
17 36 (20.34%) Cisco IOS
17 36 (20.34%) SSL
18 34 (19.21%) DNS
19 31 (17.51%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.13%) MySQL
1 2 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (2.26%) JIRA
3 2 (1.13%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.13%) Hudson
3 2 (1.13%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.13%) Subversion
General
1 58 (32.77%) Finance
2 19 (10.73%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.21%) Banking
4 4 (2.26%) Advertising
4 4 (2.26%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.26%) Legal
5 3 (1.69%) Marketing
5 3 (1.69%) Publishing
5 3 (1.69%) Retail
6 2 (1.13%) Billing
6 2 (1.13%) German Language
6 2 (1.13%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) Games
7 1 (0.56%) Law
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 95 (53.67%) Network Engineer
2 37 (20.90%) Cisco Engineer
3 34 (19.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 23 (12.99%) Security Engineer
5 20 (11.30%) Network Security Engineer
6 17 (9.60%) Senior Network Engineer
7 15 (8.47%) Architect
8 12 (6.78%) Network Support
9 10 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.65%) Network Architect
9 10 (5.65%) Network Support Engineer
9 10 (5.65%) Support Engineer
9 10 (5.65%) Voice Engineer
9 10 (5.65%) Voice Network Engineer
10 9 (5.08%) Firewall Engineer
11 8 (4.52%) Consultant
11 8 (4.52%) Juniper Engineer
11 8 (4.52%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.95%) Cisco Support
12 7 (3.95%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.69%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.26%) COM
2 4 (2.26%) RESTful
3 3 (1.69%) RFC 2544
4 2 (1.13%) CSS
4 2 (1.13%) REST
4 2 (1.13%) Web Services
4 2 (1.13%) XMPP
5 1 (0.56%) LAMP
5 1 (0.56%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.56%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 54 (30.51%) Data Centre
2 17 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.82%) Blackberry
3 5 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.26%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (1.69%) Cryptography
5 3 (1.69%) Fintech
5 3 (1.69%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.69%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (1.13%) Clustering
6 2 (1.13%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.13%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.13%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.13%) Wiki
7 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 36 (20.34%) Windows
2 23 (12.99%) Windows Server
3 20 (11.30%) Linux
4 16 (9.04%) Unix
5 10 (5.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (4.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.69%) CentOS
8 3 (1.69%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.13%) Debian
9 2 (1.13%) FreeBSD
9 2 (1.13%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.56%) Mandriva Linux
10 1 (0.56%) Solaris
10 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (12.43%) Change Management
2 19 (10.73%) Network Management
3 17 (9.60%) ITIL
3 17 (9.60%) Network Architecture
4 15 (8.47%) Load Balancing
4 15 (8.47%) Network Design
4 15 (8.47%) Network Monitoring
4 15 (8.47%) Time Management
5 14 (7.91%) Change Control
6 11 (6.21%) Project Management
7 10 (5.65%) Migration
8 9 (5.08%) Information Security
9 8 (4.52%) Asset Management
9 8 (4.52%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (4.52%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (4.52%) Security Architecture
9 8 (4.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 7 (3.95%) Configuration Management
10 7 (3.95%) Low Latency
10 7 (3.95%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.82%) Shell Script
2 4 (2.26%) SQL
3 3 (1.69%) Java
4 2 (1.13%) C
4 2 (1.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.56%) Perl
5 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 118 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (42.94%) CCNP
3 48 (27.12%) CCNA
4 42 (23.73%) CCIE
5 16 (9.04%) CCSA
5 16 (9.04%) SC Cleared
5 16 (9.04%) Security Cleared
6 15 (8.47%) CISSP
7 10 (5.65%) Degree
8 9 (5.08%) CCSE
9 7 (3.95%) JNCIE
10 6 (3.39%) CCDP
11 5 (2.82%) CCSP
11 5 (2.82%) GIAC
11 5 (2.82%) JNCIA
11 5 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (2.26%) JNCIS
13 3 (1.69%) CISM
13 3 (1.69%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.95%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.39%) SLA
3 3 (1.69%) COBIT
3 3 (1.69%) ISO27002
System Software
1 23 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (9.60%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.52%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.82%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.26%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.26%) KVM
5 4 (2.26%) VirtualBox
5 4 (2.26%) vSphere
5 4 (2.26%) XenServer
6 3 (1.69%) Firmware
6 3 (1.69%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.13%) iptables
7 2 (1.13%) Postfix
7 2 (1.13%) Samba
8 1 (0.56%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (6.21%) Nagios
2 9 (5.08%) FortiGate
3 7 (3.95%) Cacti
3 7 (3.95%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (3.95%) Puppet
4 5 (2.82%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.82%) SmokePing
5 4 (2.26%) EnCase
5 4 (2.26%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (1.69%) Nessus
6 3 (1.69%) OpenView
6 3 (1.69%) SCCM
7 2 (1.13%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.13%) Endace
7 2 (1.13%) OPNET
7 2 (1.13%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.13%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 158 (89.27%) Cisco
2 74 (41.81%) CheckPoint
3 56 (31.64%) Juniper
4 47 (26.55%) Palo Alto
5 39 (22.03%) F5
6 29 (16.38%) Microsoft
7 27 (15.25%) VMware
8 21 (11.86%) HP
9 18 (10.17%) SolarWinds
10 16 (9.04%) Aruba
10 16 (9.04%) Fortinet
11 14 (7.91%) Riverbed
12 12 (6.78%) Blue Coat
13 11 (6.21%) Meraki
14 9 (5.08%) Citrix
15 8 (4.52%) Infoblox
15 8 (4.52%) Sourcefire
16 5 (2.82%) Brocade
16 5 (2.82%) NetScout
16 5 (2.82%) Veeam
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