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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 305 353 331
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -22
Contract jobs citing OSPF 103 62 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.46% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.48% 2.30% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 41 30
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£366 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.43% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £550 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £320
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £32.50
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
2964 2698 2843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.30% 11.90% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1939 1805 1742
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 81 130
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £114.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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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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 +20 33 £425 +21.42% 12
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £173 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 227 (91.16%) Cisco
2 211 (84.74%) BGP
3 172 (69.08%) Firewall
4 169 (67.87%) Cisco Certification
5 138 (55.42%) F5
6 122 (49.00%) CCNP
7 121 (48.59%) Juniper
8 117 (46.99%) MPLS
9 109 (43.78%) CheckPoint
10 102 (40.96%) EIGRP
11 101 (40.56%) WAN
12 99 (39.76%) LAN
13 96 (38.55%) Cisco ASA
14 80 (32.13%) Cisco Nexus
15 79 (31.73%) Finance
16 78 (31.33%) VPN
17 74 (29.72%) Network Security
18 71 (28.51%) Cisco IOS
19 67 (26.91%) Data Centre
20 65 (26.10%) Wireless
20 65 (26.10%) TCP/IP
21 62 (24.90%) Multicast
22 61 (24.50%) IPsec
23 60 (24.10%) DNS
24 59 (23.69%) Load Balancing
25 54 (21.69%) CCIE
25 54 (21.69%) HSRP
26 53 (21.29%) Blue Coat
27 52 (20.88%) Citrix
27 52 (20.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (2.01%) Apache
1 5 (2.01%) Confluence
1 5 (2.01%) MediaWiki
2 3 (1.20%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.20%) nginx
3 2 (0.80%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (3.21%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (2.81%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.80%) SaaS
2 1 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 211 (84.74%) BGP
2 172 (69.08%) Firewall
3 117 (46.99%) MPLS
4 102 (40.96%) EIGRP
5 101 (40.56%) WAN
6 99 (39.76%) LAN
7 96 (38.55%) Cisco ASA
8 80 (32.13%) Cisco Nexus
9 78 (31.33%) VPN
10 74 (29.72%) Network Security
11 71 (28.51%) Cisco IOS
12 65 (26.10%) Wireless
12 65 (26.10%) TCP/IP
13 62 (24.90%) Multicast
14 61 (24.50%) IPsec
15 60 (24.10%) DNS
16 54 (21.69%) HSRP
17 52 (20.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 50 (20.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 50 (20.08%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.20%) MySQL
3 2 (0.80%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 5 (2.01%) Subversion
1 5 (2.01%) JIRA
1 5 (2.01%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.01%) Hudson
1 5 (2.01%) Jenkins
General
1 79 (31.73%) Finance
2 37 (14.86%) Banking
3 27 (10.84%) Telecoms
4 15 (6.02%) Investment Banking
5 10 (4.02%) Games
6 9 (3.61%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.61%) Marketing
8 2 (0.80%) Back Office
8 2 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Electronics
9 1 (0.40%) Legal
9 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.40%) German Language
Job Titles
1 159 (63.86%) Network Engineer
2 23 (9.24%) Security Engineer
3 22 (8.84%) Network Security Engineer
4 20 (8.03%) Network Specialist
5 18 (7.23%) Architect
5 18 (7.23%) Senior Network Engineer
6 17 (6.83%) Cisco Engineer
7 16 (6.43%) Consultant
8 14 (5.62%) Network Architect
8 14 (5.62%) Support Engineer
9 13 (5.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 11 (4.42%) Network Security Specialist
10 11 (4.42%) Security Specialist
11 9 (3.61%) Network Support
11 9 (3.61%) Network Support Engineer
11 9 (3.61%) Technical Consultant
12 6 (2.41%) Network Consultant
12 6 (2.41%) NOC Engineer
12 6 (2.41%) Voice Engineer
13 5 (2.01%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.61%) XMPP
2 1 (0.40%) Web Services
2 1 (0.40%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 67 (26.91%) Data Centre
2 24 (9.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 18 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.82%) IVR
5 11 (4.42%) Thin Client
5 11 (4.42%) Fat Client
6 9 (3.61%) Online Games
6 9 (3.61%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.01%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.01%) Wiki
7 5 (2.01%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.20%) BYOD
9 2 (0.80%) Clustering
9 2 (0.80%) NHS
9 2 (0.80%) Eurex
9 2 (0.80%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.40%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.40%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.05%) Windows
2 25 (10.04%) Linux
3 19 (7.63%) UNIX
4 10 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.81%) Windows 2000
5 7 (2.81%) Windows XP
6 6 (2.41%) Solaris
7 5 (2.01%) CentOS
8 3 (1.20%) Debian
8 3 (1.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (23.69%) Load Balancing
2 41 (16.47%) E-Commerce
3 37 (14.86%) ITIL
4 27 (10.84%) Low Latency
5 25 (10.04%) Network Design
6 21 (8.43%) DDoS Mitigation
7 18 (7.23%) Service Management
7 18 (7.23%) Service Delivery
8 17 (6.83%) Mentoring
9 15 (6.02%) Network Monitoring
9 15 (6.02%) Project Management
10 12 (4.82%) Network Management
11 10 (4.02%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (3.61%) Network Architecture
12 9 (3.61%) Information Security
13 8 (3.21%) Migration
14 7 (2.81%) Kalman Filter
15 6 (2.41%) Line Management
15 6 (2.41%) Ultra-Low Latency
15 6 (2.41%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.82%) C
2 5 (2.01%) Perl
3 4 (1.61%) Ruby
3 4 (1.61%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.20%) Java
4 3 (1.20%) Lisp
5 2 (0.80%) PHP
5 2 (0.80%) SQL
6 1 (0.40%) Python
Qualifications
1 169 (67.87%) Cisco Certification
2 122 (49.00%) CCNP
3 54 (21.69%) CCIE
4 40 (16.06%) CCNA
5 26 (10.44%) CCSE
5 26 (10.44%) Degree
6 8 (3.21%) CCSA
7 5 (2.01%) CCDP
8 4 (1.61%) CCSP
8 4 (1.61%) CCIP
8 4 (1.61%) Avaya Certification
9 3 (1.20%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (1.20%) JNCIS
10 2 (0.80%) JNCIP
10 2 (0.80%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.80%) MCSE
10 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.80%) PMP
10 2 (0.80%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.80%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.04%) SLA
2 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (4.82%) XenServer
3 6 (2.41%) Snort
4 5 (2.01%) Samba
4 5 (2.01%) Postfix
4 5 (2.01%) iptables
5 4 (1.61%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.61%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.80%) Firmware
6 2 (0.80%) Xen
7 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.40%) XenApp
7 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (6.83%) Cisco CUCM
1 17 (6.83%) RANCID
2 11 (4.42%) OpenView
2 11 (4.42%) Cisco UCCE
3 10 (4.02%) CiscoWorks
4 9 (3.61%) AirWatch
5 6 (2.41%) Cisco IPCC
6 5 (2.01%) Puppet
6 5 (2.01%) ZABBIX
7 4 (1.61%) OPNET
7 4 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (1.20%) Salt
8 3 (1.20%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.80%) Iperf
9 2 (0.80%) NetCrunch
10 1 (0.40%) OpenNMS
10 1 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.40%) SCOM
Vendors
1 227 (91.16%) Cisco
2 138 (55.42%) F5
3 121 (48.59%) Juniper
4 109 (43.78%) CheckPoint
5 53 (21.29%) Blue Coat
6 52 (20.88%) Citrix
7 46 (18.47%) SolarWinds
8 44 (17.67%) VMware
9 38 (15.26%) Infoblox
10 35 (14.06%) HP
11 27 (10.84%) Riverbed
12 23 (9.24%) Fortinet
13 19 (7.63%) Aruba
14 12 (4.82%) Imperva
15 10 (4.02%) Websense
15 10 (4.02%) Nortel
15 10 (4.02%) Microsoft
16 8 (3.21%) Avaya
16 8 (3.21%) Nokia
17 7 (2.81%) McAfee
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Posted: 4 days ago
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