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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 284 312 309
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -3
Contract jobs citing OSPF 137 122 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.56% 0.49% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.31% 3.94% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 74 56
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£401 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £50.25 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.37% +22.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-30.66% +2.04%
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
3179 3100 3601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.98% 12.33% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2032 2026 2158
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £232 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 91 177
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

OSPF Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 September 2014. 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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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 +36 45 £450 +12.50% 15
Kingston Upon Thames +4 3 £310 -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Hayes - - - - 2
Hounslow - - - - 1
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 186 (92.54%) BGP
2 174 (86.57%) Cisco
3 116 (57.71%) Firewall
4 112 (55.72%) WAN
5 107 (53.23%) Cisco Certification
6 94 (46.77%) LAN
7 82 (40.80%) Juniper
8 81 (40.30%) VPN
9 73 (36.32%) CheckPoint
10 72 (35.82%) CCNP
11 71 (35.32%) EIGRP
12 70 (34.83%) Cisco Nexus
13 67 (33.33%) TCP/IP
14 66 (32.84%) MPLS
15 63 (31.34%) F5
16 58 (28.86%) HSRP
17 53 (26.37%) Finance
18 51 (25.37%) CCIE
19 47 (23.38%) VLAN
19 47 (23.38%) Cisco IOS
20 43 (21.39%) Multicast
21 40 (19.90%) Network Security
22 39 (19.40%) Banking
23 38 (18.91%) VRRP
24 35 (17.41%) Wireless
25 34 (16.92%) IPsec
26 31 (15.42%) Network Design
26 31 (15.42%) DNS
26 31 (15.42%) RIP
27 29 (14.43%) Cisco ASA

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 9 (4.48%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.48%) Lync
2 7 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (3.48%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.50%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (3.98%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.49%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.49%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 186 (92.54%) BGP
2 116 (57.71%) Firewall
3 112 (55.72%) WAN
4 94 (46.77%) LAN
5 81 (40.30%) VPN
6 71 (35.32%) EIGRP
7 70 (34.83%) Cisco Nexus
8 67 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 66 (32.84%) MPLS
10 58 (28.86%) HSRP
11 47 (23.38%) VLAN
11 47 (23.38%) Cisco IOS
12 43 (21.39%) Multicast
13 40 (19.90%) Network Security
14 38 (18.91%) VRRP
15 35 (17.41%) Wireless
16 34 (16.92%) IPsec
17 31 (15.42%) DNS
17 31 (15.42%) RIP
18 29 (14.43%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.50%) Ingres
1 1 (0.50%) MySQL
1 1 (0.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.50%) Subversion
General
1 53 (26.37%) Finance
2 39 (19.40%) Banking
3 22 (10.95%) Telecoms
4 17 (8.46%) Investment Banking
5 11 (5.47%) Retail
6 6 (2.99%) Law
7 5 (2.49%) Spanish Language
8 3 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.49%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.49%) Legal
8 3 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.00%) German Language
9 2 (1.00%) Russian Language
9 2 (1.00%) Publishing
10 1 (0.50%) Games
10 1 (0.50%) Local Government
10 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 97 (48.26%) Network Engineer
2 28 (13.93%) Architect
3 26 (12.94%) Consultant
4 25 (12.44%) Senior Network Engineer
5 23 (11.44%) Cisco Engineer
6 22 (10.95%) Security Engineer
6 22 (10.95%) Network Consultant
7 17 (8.46%) Network Security Engineer
8 13 (6.47%) Network Architect
9 12 (5.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 10 (4.98%) Analyst
11 9 (4.48%) Security Architect
12 8 (3.98%) Senior Security Engineer
12 8 (3.98%) Cisco Consultant
12 8 (3.98%) Cisco Network Consultant
13 7 (3.48%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 7 (3.48%) Network Analyst
13 7 (3.48%) Infrastructure Manager
14 6 (2.99%) Infrastructure Architect
14 6 (2.99%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.98%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (1.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.48%) FlexPod
3 8 (3.98%) Clustering
4 5 (2.49%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.99%) PKI
5 4 (1.99%) Open Source
6 3 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.49%) SecurID
7 2 (1.00%) Replication
7 2 (1.00%) e-Health
7 2 (1.00%) NHS
8 1 (0.50%) FMCG
8 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.50%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.50%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.50%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.50%) AS400
8 1 (0.50%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.45%) Windows
2 20 (9.95%) UNIX
3 15 (7.46%) Linux
4 7 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.49%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.00%) Windows NT
6 2 (1.00%) CentOS
6 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.50%) AIX
7 1 (0.50%) Solaris
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.50%) VMS
7 1 (0.50%) SUSE
7 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.42%) Network Design
2 26 (12.94%) Network Management
2 26 (12.94%) Low Latency
3 20 (9.95%) ITIL
4 19 (9.45%) Load Balancing
4 19 (9.45%) Mentoring
5 17 (8.46%) Project Management
5 17 (8.46%) Migration
5 17 (8.46%) Network Monitoring
6 16 (7.96%) Network Architecture
7 14 (6.97%) Change Management
8 9 (4.48%) Data Protection
8 9 (4.48%) Service Delivery
9 8 (3.98%) Asset Management
9 8 (3.98%) BCP
10 7 (3.48%) WAN Optimisation
11 6 (2.99%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (2.49%) Analytics
12 5 (2.49%) Ultra-Low Latency
12 5 (2.49%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.47%) Perl
2 7 (3.48%) R
3 2 (1.00%) C
4 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.50%) Python
4 1 (0.50%) SQL
4 1 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 107 (53.23%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (35.82%) CCNP
3 51 (25.37%) CCIE
4 22 (10.95%) CCNA
5 13 (6.47%) CCSE
6 8 (3.98%) CCDP
6 8 (3.98%) Security Cleared
7 7 (3.48%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.48%) CCIP
7 7 (3.48%) Degree
8 6 (2.99%) JNCIA
9 5 (2.49%) HP ASE
9 5 (2.49%) ACSP
9 5 (2.49%) CISSP
9 5 (2.49%) JNCIS
9 5 (2.49%) JNCIP
10 4 (1.99%) CCSA
10 4 (1.99%) CCSP
11 3 (1.49%) JNCIE
12 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.48%) SLA
2 5 (2.49%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.99%) QA
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (7.96%) Snort
2 9 (4.48%) Hyper-V
2 9 (4.48%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.99%) Nmap
5 3 (1.49%) OpenSSH
5 3 (1.49%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.00%) vSphere
7 1 (0.50%) SRDF
7 1 (0.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (4.98%) RANCID
2 9 (4.48%) OpenNMS
2 9 (4.48%) FortiGate
3 7 (3.48%) SolarWinds Orion
3 7 (3.48%) SCOrch
3 7 (3.48%) Nessus
4 5 (2.49%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.49%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (1.49%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (1.00%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.50%) OpenView
7 1 (0.50%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 174 (86.57%) Cisco
2 82 (40.80%) Juniper
3 73 (36.32%) CheckPoint
4 63 (31.34%) F5
5 26 (12.94%) Blue Coat
6 18 (8.96%) Microsoft
7 17 (8.46%) HP
8 14 (6.97%) SolarWinds
9 12 (5.97%) Sourcefire
9 12 (5.97%) Dell
9 12 (5.97%) Aruba
10 11 (5.47%) Riverbed
10 11 (5.47%) Citrix
11 7 (3.48%) Nortel
12 6 (2.99%) VMware
12 6 (2.99%) Avaya
12 6 (2.99%) Meraki
13 5 (2.49%) AirMagnet
13 5 (2.49%) Motorola
13 5 (2.49%) Fortinet
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 24 days ago