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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 361 320 359
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +39
Contract jobs citing OSPF 69 103 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.46% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.36% 3.45% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 84 41
Median daily rate £400 £366 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £266 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £543 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.61% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+36.65% -
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
2923 2983 2722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.25% 13.38% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2006 1950 1822
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 93 82
Median hourly rate £21.34 £22.67 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.84% +13.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.70 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +13 10 £375 -11.76% 12
Croydon - 1 £550 -
Ilford - 1 - -
Hendon - 1 £550 -
Hammersmith - 1 £350 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 136 (88.89%) Cisco
2 132 (86.27%) BGP
3 100 (65.36%) Firewall
4 99 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
5 85 (55.56%) WAN
6 79 (51.63%) LAN
7 74 (48.37%) CCNP
8 69 (45.10%) Juniper
9 68 (44.44%) MPLS
10 65 (42.48%) EIGRP
11 60 (39.22%) VPN
11 60 (39.22%) Cisco Nexus
12 56 (36.60%) CheckPoint
13 52 (33.99%) Wireless
14 51 (33.33%) TCP/IP
15 49 (32.03%) Data Centre
16 45 (29.41%) F5
17 38 (24.84%) IPsec
18 37 (24.18%) Finance
18 37 (24.18%) VoIP
19 36 (23.53%) DNS
20 34 (22.22%) CCNA
20 34 (22.22%) Network Security
21 33 (21.57%) Spanning Tree
22 32 (20.92%) HSRP
23 31 (20.26%) 802.1X
23 31 (20.26%) DHCP
24 29 (18.95%) CCIE
24 29 (18.95%) Cisco ASA
25 27 (17.65%) FortiGate

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 3 (1.96%) IIS
2 2 (1.31%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.65%) Smallworld
Applications
1 16 (10.46%) MS Visio
2 10 (6.54%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.31%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.31%) SoftLayer
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 132 (86.27%) BGP
2 100 (65.36%) Firewall
3 85 (55.56%) WAN
4 79 (51.63%) LAN
5 68 (44.44%) MPLS
6 65 (42.48%) EIGRP
7 60 (39.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 60 (39.22%) VPN
8 52 (33.99%) Wireless
9 51 (33.33%) TCP/IP
10 38 (24.84%) IPsec
11 37 (24.18%) VoIP
12 36 (23.53%) DNS
13 34 (22.22%) Network Security
14 33 (21.57%) Spanning Tree
15 32 (20.92%) HSRP
16 31 (20.26%) DHCP
17 29 (18.95%) Cisco ASA
18 27 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
19 24 (15.69%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.65%) Big Data
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (4.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 37 (24.18%) Finance
2 17 (11.11%) Banking
3 10 (6.54%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.23%) Retail
5 5 (3.27%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.27%) Legal
6 4 (2.61%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.96%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.96%) Publishing
8 2 (1.31%) German Language
8 2 (1.31%) Italian Language
8 2 (1.31%) Japanese Language
8 2 (1.31%) Malay Language
8 2 (1.31%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (1.31%) Portuguese Language
8 2 (1.31%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.65%) Games
Job Titles
1 90 (58.82%) Network Engineer
2 27 (17.65%) Senior Network Engineer
3 25 (16.34%) Cisco Engineer
4 22 (14.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 17 (11.11%) Architect
6 15 (9.80%) Designer
7 13 (8.50%) Consultant
8 12 (7.84%) Network Architect
8 12 (7.84%) Security Engineer
9 11 (7.19%) Data Engineer
9 11 (7.19%) Network Consultant
9 11 (7.19%) Network Security Engineer
10 10 (6.54%) Network Designer
10 10 (6.54%) Voice Engineer
10 10 (6.54%) Voice Network Engineer
11 8 (5.23%) Data Network Engineer
11 8 (5.23%) Infrastructure Designer
11 8 (5.23%) Senior Data Engineer
12 7 (4.58%) Senior Voice Engineer
12 7 (4.58%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (20.26%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.31%) Web Services
2 2 (1.31%) YAML
3 1 (0.65%) RFC 2547
3 1 (0.65%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (32.03%) Data Centre
2 19 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (2.61%) iSeries
5 4 (2.61%) PKI
5 4 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.96%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.31%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.31%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.65%) Fintech
8 1 (0.65%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.65%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.42%) Windows
2 16 (10.46%) Linux
2 16 (10.46%) Unix
3 7 (4.58%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.96%) AIX
5 3 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.96%) SUSE
5 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.42%) Load Balancing
2 18 (11.76%) Migration
2 18 (11.76%) Network Design
3 17 (11.11%) ITIL
3 17 (11.11%) Network Architecture
4 15 (9.80%) Network Management
5 12 (7.84%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (5.88%) Change Management
6 9 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
7 8 (5.23%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (5.23%) Low Latency
8 7 (4.58%) Change Control
8 7 (4.58%) Problem Management
8 7 (4.58%) Project Management
9 6 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.92%) Mentoring
9 6 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (3.92%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.27%) High Availability
10 5 (3.27%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.61%) Lisp
1 4 (2.61%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.65%) C
2 1 (0.65%) Java
2 1 (0.65%) Korn
2 1 (0.65%) Perl
2 1 (0.65%) Python
2 1 (0.65%) Ruby
2 1 (0.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (48.37%) CCNP
3 34 (22.22%) CCNA
4 29 (18.95%) CCIE
5 19 (12.42%) SC Cleared
5 19 (12.42%) Security Cleared
6 12 (7.84%) Degree
7 9 (5.88%) JNCIP
8 7 (4.58%) CCSE
9 6 (3.92%) CCDP
9 6 (3.92%) CCNP Voice
9 6 (3.92%) CISSP
9 6 (3.92%) JNCIE
10 3 (1.96%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.31%) CCA
11 2 (1.31%) CCIP
11 2 (1.31%) CCSA
11 2 (1.31%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.31%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.27%) SLA
2 3 (1.96%) QA
3 2 (1.31%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.65%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.58%) Snort
3 5 (3.27%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.61%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.96%) vSphere
6 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.65%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (17.65%) FortiGate
2 14 (9.15%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (7.84%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (3.92%) Proventia
5 5 (3.27%) Cacti
5 5 (3.27%) Nagios
6 4 (2.61%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (2.61%) SmokePing
7 3 (1.96%) SCCM
8 2 (1.31%) Ansible
8 2 (1.31%) BladeLogic
8 2 (1.31%) OpenView
8 2 (1.31%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.65%) AppManager
9 1 (0.65%) OPNET
9 1 (0.65%) TrustSec
9 1 (0.65%) vMotion
Vendors
1 136 (88.89%) Cisco
2 69 (45.10%) Juniper
3 56 (36.60%) CheckPoint
4 45 (29.41%) F5
5 22 (14.38%) SolarWinds
6 19 (12.42%) Palo Alto
7 16 (10.46%) VMware
8 15 (9.80%) Microsoft
9 13 (8.50%) Riverbed
10 12 (7.84%) Aruba
10 12 (7.84%) Blue Coat
11 9 (5.88%) Fortinet
12 8 (5.23%) IBM
12 8 (5.23%) Infoblox
13 7 (4.58%) Citrix
14 6 (3.92%) HP
14 6 (3.92%) Sourcefire
15 5 (3.27%) Avaya
15 5 (3.27%) Extreme Networks
16 4 (2.61%) Nokia
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