The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 343 327 295
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -32
Contract jobs citing OSPF 69 62 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.29% 0.29% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.46% 2.09% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 38 83
Average daily rate £365 £381 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.26% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £477 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £370
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £42.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £103.94 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+219.80% +44.44%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2800 2963 3738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.57% 13.72% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1827 1841 2271
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 132 152
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
OSPF
England

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -16 20 £330 -5.03% 10
Croydon -8 4 £550 -
Harrow - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Westminster - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 144 (87.27%) Cisco
2 138 (83.64%) BGP
3 101 (61.21%) Cisco Certification
4 84 (50.91%) Firewall
5 81 (49.09%) MPLS
6 80 (48.48%) WAN
7 69 (41.82%) Juniper
8 64 (38.79%) CCNP
9 63 (38.18%) EIGRP
10 60 (36.36%) LAN
11 54 (32.73%) Network Security
12 51 (30.91%) VPN
13 49 (29.70%) TCP/IP
14 46 (27.88%) Finance
15 45 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
16 43 (26.06%) CheckPoint
17 38 (23.03%) CCIE
17 38 (23.03%) VoIP
18 37 (22.42%) Cisco ASA
19 36 (21.82%) F5
20 34 (20.61%) Wireless
21 31 (18.79%) Telecoms
22 28 (16.97%) IPsec
22 28 (16.97%) CCNA
23 27 (16.36%) VLAN
24 25 (15.15%) Banking
25 24 (14.55%) Cisco IOS
25 24 (14.55%) Multicast
26 21 (12.73%) Load Balancing
26 21 (12.73%) HP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (2.42%) IIS
2 2 (1.21%) Apache
3 1 (0.61%) Lync
3 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (2.42%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 138 (83.64%) BGP
2 84 (50.91%) Firewall
3 81 (49.09%) MPLS
4 80 (48.48%) WAN
5 63 (38.18%) EIGRP
6 60 (36.36%) LAN
7 54 (32.73%) Network Security
8 51 (30.91%) VPN
9 49 (29.70%) TCP/IP
10 45 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
11 38 (23.03%) VoIP
12 37 (22.42%) Cisco ASA
13 34 (20.61%) Wireless
14 28 (16.97%) IPsec
15 27 (16.36%) VLAN
16 24 (14.55%) Cisco IOS
16 24 (14.55%) Multicast
17 21 (12.73%) DNS
18 20 (12.12%) HSRP
19 17 (10.30%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 7 (4.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.21%) Ant
General
1 46 (27.88%) Finance
2 31 (18.79%) Telecoms
3 25 (15.15%) Banking
4 8 (4.85%) Law
5 6 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.64%) German Language
6 3 (1.82%) French Language
7 2 (1.21%) Front Office
7 2 (1.21%) Legal
7 2 (1.21%) Advertising
7 2 (1.21%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.61%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 83 (50.30%) Network Engineer
2 23 (13.94%) Security Engineer
3 20 (12.12%) Network Security Engineer
4 18 (10.91%) Architect
4 18 (10.91%) Consultant
5 17 (10.30%) Cisco Engineer
6 16 (9.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 16 (9.70%) Analyst
7 15 (9.09%) Network Analyst
8 14 (8.48%) Network Architect
8 14 (8.48%) Network Consultant
9 12 (7.27%) Implementation Engineer
10 9 (5.45%) Senior Network Engineer
11 6 (3.64%) Senior Network Analyst
11 6 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (3.64%) Voice Analyst
11 6 (3.64%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 5 (3.03%) IP Engineer
12 5 (3.03%) Network Implementation Engineer
12 5 (3.03%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.24%) PKI
1 7 (4.24%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (3.64%) e-Health
3 5 (3.03%) SecurID
3 5 (3.03%) Replication
4 4 (2.42%) NHS
4 4 (2.42%) Mathematics
4 4 (2.42%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.82%) Clustering
6 2 (1.21%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.21%) AS400
6 2 (1.21%) Derivative
6 2 (1.21%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.61%) FMCG
7 1 (0.61%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.91%) Linux
2 14 (8.48%) Windows
3 13 (7.88%) UNIX
4 4 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.42%) SUSE
4 4 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.82%) AIX
6 1 (0.61%) VMS
6 1 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (12.73%) Load Balancing
2 17 (10.30%) ITIL
2 17 (10.30%) Change Management
2 17 (10.30%) Network Design
3 16 (9.70%) Low Latency
4 15 (9.09%) Network Management
5 11 (6.67%) Project Management
6 10 (6.06%) SIEM
6 10 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (4.24%) WAN Optimisation
8 7 (4.24%) Problem Management
9 6 (3.64%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (3.03%) Migration
10 5 (3.03%) Content Management
10 5 (3.03%) Security Management
11 4 (2.42%) E-Commerce
11 4 (2.42%) Business Continuity
11 4 (2.42%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.91%) C
2 4 (2.42%) Perl
3 2 (1.21%) SQL
3 2 (1.21%) Python
3 2 (1.21%) R
4 1 (0.61%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 101 (61.21%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (38.79%) CCNP
3 38 (23.03%) CCIE
4 28 (16.97%) CCNA
5 13 (7.88%) Degree
6 12 (7.27%) CCDP
7 11 (6.67%) CCSP
8 10 (6.06%) Security Cleared
9 9 (5.45%) SC Cleared
10 8 (4.85%) CCIP
10 8 (4.85%) JNCIA
10 8 (4.85%) JNCIS
10 8 (4.85%) JNCIP
11 4 (2.42%) VTSP
12 2 (1.21%) CWNE
12 2 (1.21%) JNCIE
12 2 (1.21%) CCSE
12 2 (1.21%) CCSA
12 2 (1.21%) CCVP
12 2 (1.21%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.24%) SLA
2 3 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (5.45%) VMware ESX
3 4 (2.42%) SRDF
3 4 (2.42%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 4 (2.42%) vSphere
4 2 (1.21%) vCloud
5 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.61%) XenApp
5 1 (0.61%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 10 (6.06%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (3.64%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (3.03%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (1.82%) Netcool
5 2 (1.21%) OpenView
5 2 (1.21%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.21%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.21%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.61%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.61%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.61%) SCCM
6 1 (0.61%) SCOM
6 1 (0.61%) Nessus
Vendors
1 144 (87.27%) Cisco
2 69 (41.82%) Juniper
3 43 (26.06%) CheckPoint
4 36 (21.82%) F5
5 21 (12.73%) HP
6 17 (10.30%) Riverbed
7 14 (8.48%) Citrix
8 13 (7.88%) VMware
8 13 (7.88%) Huawei
9 11 (6.67%) ArcSight
10 9 (5.45%) Telcordia
11 8 (4.85%) Avaya
11 8 (4.85%) Brocade
11 8 (4.85%) Aruba
12 7 (4.24%) Microsoft
12 7 (4.24%) Radware
13 6 (3.64%) NetApp
13 6 (3.64%) Blue Coat
13 6 (3.64%) SolarWinds
14 5 (3.03%) Polycom
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