The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 232 290 314
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +24
Contract jobs citing OSPF 170 99 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.81% 0.45% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.14% 3.67% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 77 34
Average daily rate
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£344 £380 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.53% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £522 £557
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £288
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +39.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £190.00
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
2770 2701 2767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.20% 12.37% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1838 1753 1714
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 69 159
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the London region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +46 51 £375 +11.11% 20
Uxbridge - 2 £288 -
Bromley - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 304 (90.21%) Cisco
2 303 (89.91%) BGP
3 228 (67.66%) Firewall
4 218 (64.69%) Cisco Certification
5 162 (48.07%) CCNP
6 150 (44.51%) WAN
7 148 (43.92%) EIGRP
8 144 (42.73%) CheckPoint
9 134 (39.76%) Juniper
10 133 (39.47%) F5
11 128 (37.98%) LAN
12 124 (36.80%) MPLS
13 119 (35.31%) Cisco Nexus
14 112 (33.23%) TCP/IP
15 109 (32.34%) CCIE
16 107 (31.75%) VPN
17 86 (25.52%) HSRP
18 83 (24.63%) Cisco ASA
19 82 (24.33%) Network Security
20 73 (21.66%) Finance
21 68 (20.18%) Multicast
22 62 (18.40%) Cisco IOS
23 60 (17.80%) Banking
23 60 (17.80%) DNS
24 59 (17.51%) CCNA
24 59 (17.51%) VLAN
25 55 (16.32%) Wireless
26 53 (15.73%) IPsec
27 52 (15.43%) Blue Coat
28 50 (14.84%) TACACS

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 5 (1.48%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.19%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.19%) Apache
2 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (1.19%) Confluence
2 4 (1.19%) MediaWiki
3 3 (0.89%) Lync
4 2 (0.59%) nginx
5 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.30%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (3.56%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.37%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 303 (89.91%) BGP
2 228 (67.66%) Firewall
3 150 (44.51%) WAN
4 148 (43.92%) EIGRP
5 128 (37.98%) LAN
6 124 (36.80%) MPLS
7 119 (35.31%) Cisco Nexus
8 112 (33.23%) TCP/IP
9 107 (31.75%) VPN
10 86 (25.52%) HSRP
11 83 (24.63%) Cisco ASA
12 82 (24.33%) Network Security
13 68 (20.18%) Multicast
14 62 (18.40%) Cisco IOS
15 60 (17.80%) DNS
16 59 (17.51%) VLAN
17 55 (16.32%) Wireless
18 53 (15.73%) IPsec
19 50 (14.84%) TACACS
20 49 (14.54%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.59%) MySQL
2 2 (0.59%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.19%) Subversion
2 4 (1.19%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.19%) JIRA
2 4 (1.19%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.19%) Hudson
General
1 73 (21.66%) Finance
2 60 (17.80%) Banking
3 41 (12.17%) Telecoms
4 20 (5.93%) Investment Banking
5 14 (4.15%) Games
6 13 (3.86%) Retail
7 8 (2.37%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.78%) Marketing
9 5 (1.48%) Spanish Language
9 5 (1.48%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.59%) German Language
10 2 (0.59%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.30%) Billing
11 1 (0.30%) Local Government
11 1 (0.30%) Electronics
11 1 (0.30%) Back Office
11 1 (0.30%) Law
11 1 (0.30%) Legal
11 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 183 (54.30%) Network Engineer
2 43 (12.76%) Architect
3 34 (10.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 31 (9.20%) Cisco Engineer
5 27 (8.01%) Security Engineer
5 27 (8.01%) Consultant
6 25 (7.42%) Network Security Engineer
7 20 (5.93%) Support Engineer
8 19 (5.64%) Network Architect
9 16 (4.75%) Network Support
10 14 (4.15%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (4.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 13 (3.86%) Cisco Support Engineer
11 13 (3.86%) Security Architect
11 13 (3.86%) Cisco Support
11 13 (3.86%) Network Specialist
11 13 (3.86%) Network Consultant
12 12 (3.56%) Technical Consultant
13 10 (2.97%) Network Security Specialist
13 10 (2.97%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.59%) Web Services
1 2 (0.59%) XMPP
2 1 (0.30%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.93%) FlexPod
3 13 (3.86%) Online Games
4 10 (2.97%) Thin Client
4 10 (2.97%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (2.08%) PKI
7 6 (1.78%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.48%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.48%) IVR
8 5 (1.48%) Clustering
9 4 (1.19%) Wiki
9 4 (1.19%) Open Source
10 3 (0.89%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.59%) SecurID
11 2 (0.59%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.30%) Freedom of Information
12 1 (0.30%) e-Health
12 1 (0.30%) NHS
12 1 (0.30%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 33 (9.79%) Linux
2 32 (9.50%) UNIX
3 27 (8.01%) Windows
4 13 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (2.67%) Windows XP
6 6 (1.78%) Solaris
7 4 (1.19%) CentOS
8 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.59%) Debian
8 2 (0.59%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.30%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (14.24%) Load Balancing
2 40 (11.87%) Network Design
3 39 (11.57%) Low Latency
4 36 (10.68%) E-Commerce
5 32 (9.50%) ITIL
6 28 (8.31%) Network Monitoring
7 27 (8.01%) Network Management
8 24 (7.12%) Service Delivery
9 23 (6.82%) Mentoring
10 21 (6.23%) Project Management
10 21 (6.23%) Change Management
11 20 (5.93%) Network Architecture
12 19 (5.64%) Migration
13 17 (5.04%) Service Management
14 9 (2.67%) Network Load Balancing
15 8 (2.37%) PRINCE2
15 8 (2.37%) High Availability
16 7 (2.08%) WAN Optimisation
16 7 (2.08%) Information Assurance
16 7 (2.08%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 26 (7.72%) Perl
2 12 (3.56%) C
3 8 (2.37%) R
4 3 (0.89%) Bash Shell
4 3 (0.89%) Ruby
4 3 (0.89%) Java
5 2 (0.59%) Python
6 1 (0.30%) PHP
6 1 (0.30%) SQL
6 1 (0.30%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 218 (64.69%) Cisco Certification
2 162 (48.07%) CCNP
3 109 (32.34%) CCIE
4 59 (17.51%) CCNA
5 28 (8.31%) CCSE
6 16 (4.75%) Degree
7 14 (4.15%) CCDP
8 12 (3.56%) CCIP
9 9 (2.67%) CCSP
10 8 (2.37%) CCSA
11 6 (1.78%) CISSP
12 5 (1.48%) JNCIS
13 4 (1.19%) PMP
13 4 (1.19%) PMI Certification
13 4 (1.19%) Check Point Certification
13 4 (1.19%) Security Cleared
14 3 (0.89%) SC Cleared
14 3 (0.89%) CCDE
14 3 (0.89%) JNCIP
14 3 (0.89%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.82%) SLA
2 4 (1.19%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (3.26%) ProxySG
2 11 (3.26%) Snort
3 9 (2.67%) XenServer
4 7 (2.08%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.78%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.19%) Samba
6 4 (1.19%) Nmap
6 4 (1.19%) Postfix
7 3 (0.89%) vSphere
8 2 (0.59%) XenApp
9 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.30%) Xen
9 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (6.53%) RANCID
2 19 (5.64%) OpenNMS
3 13 (3.86%) SolarWinds Orion
4 8 (2.37%) Nessus
5 7 (2.08%) FortiGate
6 5 (1.48%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (1.19%) CiscoWorks
7 4 (1.19%) ZABBIX
7 4 (1.19%) Puppet
8 3 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.89%) Salt
8 3 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.89%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.89%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.59%) Cisco LMS
9 2 (0.59%) SCOM
9 2 (0.59%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.30%) NetCrunch
10 1 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.30%) Foglight
Vendors
1 304 (90.21%) Cisco
2 144 (42.73%) CheckPoint
3 134 (39.76%) Juniper
4 133 (39.47%) F5
5 52 (15.43%) Blue Coat
6 38 (11.28%) Riverbed
7 35 (10.39%) Citrix
8 33 (9.79%) VMware
9 29 (8.61%) HP
10 25 (7.42%) SolarWinds
11 23 (6.82%) Fortinet
11 23 (6.82%) Microsoft
12 21 (6.23%) Infoblox
13 11 (3.26%) Imperva
14 9 (2.67%) Dell
15 8 (2.37%) Nortel
16 7 (2.08%) Aruba
16 7 (2.08%) Sourcefire
17 6 (1.78%) Tandberg
18 5 (1.48%) Brocade
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