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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 342 324 357
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +33
Contract jobs citing OSPF 78 112 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.37% 0.48% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.63% 3.63% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 83 42
Median daily rate £419 £375 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £285 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £475 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £328 £385
% change year-on-year
+11.45% -14.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+59.43% -25.00%
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
2971 3088 2795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.92% 13.26% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2024 2003 1791
Median daily rate £425 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 91 82
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.72 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.59% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £35.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +18 11 £388 +3.33% 9
Croydon - 2 £500 -
Greenwich - 2 - -
Canary Wharf +4 1 £375 -
Mayfair - 1 £400 -
Ilford - 1 - -
Hendon - 1 £550 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 130 (87.25%) BGP
2 127 (85.23%) Cisco
3 106 (71.14%) Cisco Certification
4 90 (60.40%) Firewall
5 79 (53.02%) CCNP
6 73 (48.99%) WAN
7 72 (48.32%) MPLS
8 70 (46.98%) LAN
9 61 (40.94%) Juniper
10 57 (38.26%) EIGRP
10 57 (38.26%) VPN
11 56 (37.58%) CheckPoint
11 56 (37.58%) Wireless
11 56 (37.58%) Data Centre
12 55 (36.91%) Cisco Nexus
12 55 (36.91%) TCP/IP
13 41 (27.52%) CCNA
14 40 (26.85%) VoIP
15 37 (24.83%) F5
16 36 (24.16%) IPsec
17 32 (21.48%) Finance
18 30 (20.13%) Network Security
18 30 (20.13%) DNS
18 30 (20.13%) Cisco ASA
18 30 (20.13%) 802.1X
19 29 (19.46%) Spanning Tree
20 28 (18.79%) HSRP
21 26 (17.45%) Ethernet
22 25 (16.78%) Cisco IOS
22 25 (16.78%) DHCP

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 (2.01%) Apache
1 3 (2.01%) Confluence
1 3 (2.01%) IIS
1 3 (2.01%) JBoss
1 3 (2.01%) MediaWiki
1 3 (2.01%) nginx
2 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.34%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 19 (12.75%) MS Visio
2 14 (9.40%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.01%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 130 (87.25%) BGP
2 90 (60.40%) Firewall
3 73 (48.99%) WAN
4 72 (48.32%) MPLS
5 70 (46.98%) LAN
6 57 (38.26%) EIGRP
6 57 (38.26%) VPN
7 56 (37.58%) Wireless
8 55 (36.91%) Cisco Nexus
8 55 (36.91%) TCP/IP
9 40 (26.85%) VoIP
10 36 (24.16%) IPsec
11 30 (20.13%) Cisco ASA
11 30 (20.13%) DNS
11 30 (20.13%) Network Security
12 29 (19.46%) Spanning Tree
13 28 (18.79%) HSRP
14 26 (17.45%) Ethernet
15 25 (16.78%) Cisco IOS
15 25 (16.78%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.01%) MySQL
1 3 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (4.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (2.01%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.01%) Hudson
2 3 (2.01%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.01%) JIRA
2 3 (2.01%) Subversion
General
1 32 (21.48%) Finance
2 10 (6.71%) Banking
3 9 (6.04%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.37%) Retail
5 4 (2.68%) German Language
5 4 (2.68%) Legal
6 3 (2.01%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.01%) Publishing
7 2 (1.34%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.34%) Japanese Language
7 2 (1.34%) Malay Language
7 2 (1.34%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (1.34%) Portuguese Language
7 2 (1.34%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.67%) Games
8 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 88 (59.06%) Network Engineer
2 26 (17.45%) Cisco Engineer
3 24 (16.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 20 (13.42%) Senior Network Engineer
5 16 (10.74%) Architect
6 14 (9.40%) Designer
6 14 (9.40%) Security Engineer
7 13 (8.72%) Network Security Engineer
8 11 (7.38%) Consultant
8 11 (7.38%) Network Architect
8 11 (7.38%) Network Consultant
9 10 (6.71%) Firewall Engineer
10 9 (6.04%) Data Engineer
10 9 (6.04%) Network Designer
11 8 (5.37%) Data Network Engineer
11 8 (5.37%) Infrastructure Designer
11 8 (5.37%) Voice Engineer
11 8 (5.37%) Voice Network Engineer
12 6 (4.03%) Cisco Voice Engineer
12 6 (4.03%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (20.13%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.34%) YAML
3 1 (0.67%) COM
3 1 (0.67%) LAMP
3 1 (0.67%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.67%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (0.67%) RFC 2544
3 1 (0.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (37.58%) Data Centre
2 18 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.03%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (3.36%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.68%) iSeries
6 3 (2.01%) Clustering
6 3 (2.01%) Wiki
7 2 (1.34%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.67%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.67%) Fintech
8 1 (0.67%) PKI
8 1 (0.67%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.44%) Windows
2 19 (12.75%) Linux
3 14 (9.40%) Windows Server
4 11 (7.38%) Unix
5 7 (4.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.01%) AIX
7 3 (2.01%) CentOS
7 3 (2.01%) Debian
7 3 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.01%) SUSE
7 3 (2.01%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.67%) Solaris
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.42%) Load Balancing
2 17 (11.41%) ITIL
3 16 (10.74%) Migration
3 16 (10.74%) Network Management
4 13 (8.72%) Network Design
5 11 (7.38%) Network Architecture
5 11 (7.38%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (6.04%) Change Control
6 9 (6.04%) Customer Engagement
6 9 (6.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (5.37%) Project Management
8 6 (4.03%) Escalation Management
8 6 (4.03%) High Availability
8 6 (4.03%) Low Latency
8 6 (4.03%) Network Planning
9 5 (3.36%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (3.36%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.36%) Problem Management
10 4 (2.68%) Incident Management
10 4 (2.68%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.03%) Shell Script
2 4 (2.68%) Lisp
3 2 (1.34%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.34%) Java
3 2 (1.34%) Ruby
4 1 (0.67%) C
4 1 (0.67%) Korn
4 1 (0.67%) Perl
4 1 (0.67%) PHP
4 1 (0.67%) Python
4 1 (0.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 106 (71.14%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (53.02%) CCNP
3 41 (27.52%) CCNA
4 23 (15.44%) SC Cleared
4 23 (15.44%) Security Cleared
5 22 (14.77%) CCIE
6 11 (7.38%) JNCIP
7 9 (6.04%) CCSE
7 9 (6.04%) Degree
7 9 (6.04%) JNCIE
8 5 (3.36%) CCDP
9 4 (2.68%) JNCIA
10 3 (2.01%) CCNP Voice
10 3 (2.01%) CCSA
10 3 (2.01%) CISSP
11 2 (1.34%) CCA
11 2 (1.34%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (1.34%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.34%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.01%) QA
2 2 (1.34%) SLA
3 1 (0.67%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.67%) MiFID
3 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.70%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.68%) Snort
3 4 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.01%) iptables
4 3 (2.01%) Postfix
4 3 (2.01%) Samba
4 3 (2.01%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (2.01%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.01%) vSphere
4 3 (2.01%) XenServer
5 1 (0.67%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (14.09%) FortiGate
2 15 (10.07%) Cisco Prime
3 11 (7.38%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (4.03%) Cacti
4 6 (4.03%) Nagios
4 6 (4.03%) OpenView
4 6 (4.03%) SmokePing
5 3 (2.01%) Proventia
5 3 (2.01%) Puppet
5 3 (2.01%) SCCM
5 3 (2.01%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.34%) Ansible
6 2 (1.34%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.34%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.67%) AppManager
7 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.67%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.67%) vMotion
Vendors
1 127 (85.23%) Cisco
2 61 (40.94%) Juniper
3 56 (37.58%) CheckPoint
4 37 (24.83%) F5
5 23 (15.44%) SolarWinds
6 18 (12.08%) Microsoft
6 18 (12.08%) VMware
7 14 (9.40%) Palo Alto
8 13 (8.72%) Riverbed
9 12 (8.05%) Aruba
9 12 (8.05%) HP
10 10 (6.71%) Citrix
11 9 (6.04%) Blue Coat
11 9 (6.04%) Fortinet
12 8 (5.37%) Extreme Networks
13 7 (4.70%) IBM
14 6 (4.03%) Infoblox
14 6 (4.03%) Intel Security
14 6 (4.03%) Red Hat
15 4 (2.68%) Splunk
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