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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / London
Rank 320 312 254
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -58
Contract jobs citing OSPF 80 100 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.48% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.22% 3.82% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 73 121
Median daily rate £425 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £265 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £353 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.12% -6.00%
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
2483 2619 2760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.74% 12.69% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1683 1705 1848
Median daily rate £425 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 76 66
Median hourly rate £43.25 £24.23 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.49% +29.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £14.20 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -3 16 £433 +7.45% 8
Chessington - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 £365 -
West Drayton - 1 £375 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 148 (92.50%) Cisco
2 129 (80.63%) BGP
3 103 (64.38%) Cisco Certification
4 102 (63.75%) Firewall
5 77 (48.13%) MPLS
6 75 (46.88%) WAN
7 74 (46.25%) CCNP
8 73 (45.63%) TCP/IP
9 72 (45.00%) CheckPoint
10 71 (44.38%) VPN
11 60 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
12 59 (36.88%) IPsec
13 58 (36.25%) LAN
14 57 (35.63%) Juniper
15 52 (32.50%) Wireless
16 49 (30.63%) EIGRP
17 48 (30.00%) Finance
17 48 (30.00%) HSRP
18 43 (26.88%) Palo Alto
18 43 (26.88%) CCNA
19 42 (26.25%) VRRP
20 41 (25.63%) Data Centre
20 41 (25.63%) Cisco Nexus
20 41 (25.63%) Network Security
21 35 (21.88%) DNS
21 35 (21.88%) CCIE
22 34 (21.25%) VLAN
22 34 (21.25%) F5
23 32 (20.00%) DHCP
24 29 (18.13%) SSL

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 6 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (3.75%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.25%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.63%) CMS
4 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (4.38%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.75%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 8 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.00%) Office 365
4 3 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 129 (80.63%) BGP
2 102 (63.75%) Firewall
3 77 (48.13%) MPLS
4 75 (46.88%) WAN
5 73 (45.63%) TCP/IP
6 71 (44.38%) VPN
7 60 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
8 59 (36.88%) IPsec
9 58 (36.25%) LAN
10 52 (32.50%) Wireless
11 49 (30.63%) EIGRP
12 48 (30.00%) HSRP
13 42 (26.25%) VRRP
14 41 (25.63%) Cisco Nexus
14 41 (25.63%) Network Security
15 35 (21.88%) DNS
16 34 (21.25%) VLAN
17 32 (20.00%) DHCP
18 29 (18.13%) Cisco IOS
18 29 (18.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.25%) JIRA
General
1 48 (30.00%) Finance
2 18 (11.25%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.88%) Banking
4 7 (4.38%) Advertising
5 4 (2.50%) Marketing
6 3 (1.88%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.88%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.88%) Legal
7 2 (1.25%) Games
7 2 (1.25%) Retail
8 1 (0.63%) Billing
8 1 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.63%) Publishing
8 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 81 (50.63%) Network Engineer
2 26 (16.25%) Cisco Engineer
3 24 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 20 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 17 (10.63%) Security Engineer
6 16 (10.00%) Network Support
7 15 (9.38%) Network Security Engineer
8 13 (8.13%) Architect
8 13 (8.13%) Voice Engineer
8 13 (8.13%) Voice Network Engineer
9 11 (6.88%) Analyst
10 10 (6.25%) Network Architect
10 10 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
10 10 (6.25%) Support Engineer
11 9 (5.63%) Administrator
12 8 (5.00%) Network Administrator
12 8 (5.00%) Network Analyst
12 8 (5.00%) Network Security Administrator
12 8 (5.00%) Security Administrator
13 7 (4.38%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.75%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.50%) XMPP
3 3 (1.88%) COM
3 3 (1.88%) Web Services
4 2 (1.25%) REST
4 2 (1.25%) RESTful
4 2 (1.25%) RFC 2544
5 1 (0.63%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (25.63%) Data Centre
2 15 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (3.13%) RSA SecurID
5 4 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.88%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.25%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.25%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.25%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.25%) Social Network
7 2 (1.25%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.63%) Health Informatics
8 1 (0.63%) Informatics
8 1 (0.63%) iSeries
8 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.25%) Windows
2 20 (12.50%) Linux
3 17 (10.63%) Unix
4 12 (7.50%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.25%) FreeBSD
8 2 (1.25%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.63%) CentOS
9 1 (0.63%) Mandriva Linux
9 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (9.38%) Change Management
1 15 (9.38%) Network Architecture
1 15 (9.38%) Network Design
2 14 (8.75%) Network Management
3 13 (8.13%) Information Security
3 13 (8.13%) ITIL
4 12 (7.50%) Load Balancing
5 11 (6.88%) Asset Management
5 11 (6.88%) Change Control
6 9 (5.63%) Migration
6 9 (5.63%) Project Management
6 9 (5.63%) Security Monitoring
6 9 (5.63%) Time Management
7 8 (5.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 8 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (5.00%) Security Architecture
7 8 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (4.38%) DDoS Mitigation
8 7 (4.38%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (3.75%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.88%) SQL
2 2 (1.25%) C
2 2 (1.25%) Java
2 2 (1.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.63%) Lisp
3 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 103 (64.38%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (46.25%) CCNP
3 43 (26.88%) CCNA
4 35 (21.88%) CCIE
5 17 (10.63%) CCSA
6 15 (9.38%) CISSP
7 12 (7.50%) SC Cleared
7 12 (7.50%) Security Cleared
8 8 (5.00%) Degree
9 7 (4.38%) CCSP
9 7 (4.38%) GIAC
9 7 (4.38%) JNCIA
10 6 (3.75%) JNCIE
10 6 (3.75%) JNCIS
11 5 (3.13%) CCSE
12 4 (2.50%) CCDP
12 4 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (1.88%) CISM
13 3 (1.88%) GSEC
14 2 (1.25%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.63%) SLA
2 7 (4.38%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.88%) COBIT
3 3 (1.88%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (7.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.50%) Firmware
4 4 (2.50%) vSphere
5 3 (1.88%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.25%) KVM
6 2 (1.25%) vCloud
6 2 (1.25%) VirtualBox
6 2 (1.25%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.25%) XenServer
7 1 (0.63%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (8.13%) Nagios
2 7 (4.38%) FortiGate
3 6 (3.75%) WhatsUp Gold
4 5 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (3.13%) EnCase
5 4 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.50%) Puppet
6 3 (1.88%) Cacti
6 3 (1.88%) Nessus
6 3 (1.88%) SCCM
7 2 (1.25%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.25%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.25%) Endace
7 2 (1.25%) OpenView
7 2 (1.25%) OPNET
7 2 (1.25%) Pingdom
7 2 (1.25%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.63%) SmokePing
8 1 (0.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 148 (92.50%) Cisco
2 72 (45.00%) CheckPoint
3 57 (35.63%) Juniper
4 43 (26.88%) Palo Alto
5 34 (21.25%) F5
6 21 (13.13%) Microsoft
6 21 (13.13%) VMware
7 15 (9.38%) Fortinet
7 15 (9.38%) HP
8 14 (8.75%) Infoblox
9 13 (8.13%) SolarWinds
10 11 (6.88%) Meraki
11 10 (6.25%) Aruba
11 10 (6.25%) Riverbed
12 9 (5.63%) Blue Coat
13 8 (5.00%) Avaya
13 8 (5.00%) Citrix
13 8 (5.00%) Sourcefire
14 5 (3.13%) Dell
14 5 (3.13%) NetScout
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