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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 264 293 327
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +34
Contract jobs citing OSPF 167 133 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.68% 0.52% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.23% 4.28% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 91 49
Average daily rate
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£370 £393 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.73% -7.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £285 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £520 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.21% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £52.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +28.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.38%
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
3193 3109 3329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.95% 12.27% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2111 2053 2122
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £570 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 91 147
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the London region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

OSPF Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 October 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
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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 +22 54 £363 -14.70% 11
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 244 (93.49%) BGP
2 225 (86.21%) Cisco
3 156 (59.77%) Firewall
4 146 (55.94%) Cisco Certification
5 142 (54.41%) WAN
6 117 (44.83%) LAN
7 105 (40.23%) VPN
8 101 (38.70%) CCNP
9 99 (37.93%) Juniper
10 98 (37.55%) CheckPoint
11 97 (37.16%) TCP/IP
12 96 (36.78%) EIGRP
13 94 (36.02%) MPLS
14 92 (35.25%) Cisco Nexus
15 82 (31.42%) HSRP
15 82 (31.42%) F5
16 74 (28.35%) CCIE
17 61 (23.37%) Finance
17 61 (23.37%) VLAN
18 52 (19.92%) Multicast
19 49 (18.77%) Cisco IOS
19 49 (18.77%) Network Security
20 48 (18.39%) VRRP
21 46 (17.62%) Banking
22 44 (16.86%) Wireless
23 43 (16.48%) IPsec
23 43 (16.48%) DNS
24 38 (14.56%) CCNA
24 38 (14.56%) Network Design
25 37 (14.18%) Blue Coat

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 9 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.07%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (2.68%) Lync
4 1 (0.38%) MediaWiki
4 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.38%) Apache
4 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.38%) nginx
4 1 (0.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (6.13%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.60%) MS Visio
3 8 (3.07%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 244 (93.49%) BGP
2 156 (59.77%) Firewall
3 142 (54.41%) WAN
4 117 (44.83%) LAN
5 105 (40.23%) VPN
6 97 (37.16%) TCP/IP
7 96 (36.78%) EIGRP
8 94 (36.02%) MPLS
9 92 (35.25%) Cisco Nexus
10 82 (31.42%) HSRP
11 61 (23.37%) VLAN
12 52 (19.92%) Multicast
13 49 (18.77%) Cisco IOS
13 49 (18.77%) Network Security
14 48 (18.39%) VRRP
15 44 (16.86%) Wireless
16 43 (16.48%) IPsec
16 43 (16.48%) DNS
17 37 (14.18%) Cisco ASA
18 36 (13.79%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.77%) MySQL
1 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.38%) Ingres
2 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.77%) Subversion
3 1 (0.38%) JIRA
3 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.38%) Hudson
3 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
General
1 61 (23.37%) Finance
2 46 (17.62%) Banking
3 30 (11.49%) Telecoms
4 16 (6.13%) Investment Banking
4 16 (6.13%) Retail
5 5 (1.92%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.92%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.53%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.15%) Law
7 3 (1.15%) Legal
7 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.77%) Publishing
8 2 (0.77%) Games
8 2 (0.77%) Marketing
8 2 (0.77%) German Language
8 2 (0.77%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.38%) Back Office
9 1 (0.38%) Local Government
9 1 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 125 (47.89%) Network Engineer
2 38 (14.56%) Architect
3 34 (13.03%) Senior Network Engineer
4 32 (12.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 26 (9.96%) Consultant
6 25 (9.58%) Security Engineer
7 22 (8.43%) Network Security Engineer
8 19 (7.28%) Network Consultant
9 16 (6.13%) Network Support
10 15 (5.75%) Network Architect
11 14 (5.36%) Security Architect
11 14 (5.36%) Support Engineer
12 13 (4.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 10 (3.83%) Senior Security Engineer
13 10 (3.83%) Analyst
14 9 (3.45%) Cisco Support
14 9 (3.45%) Senior Network Security Engineer
14 9 (3.45%) Cisco Consultant
14 9 (3.45%) Cisco Support Engineer
14 9 (3.45%) Cisco Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.13%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (0.77%) XMPP
3 1 (0.38%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.75%) FlexPod
3 11 (4.21%) PKI
4 8 (3.07%) Clustering
5 5 (1.92%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.53%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.53%) Open Source
7 3 (1.15%) SecurID
8 2 (0.77%) NHS
8 2 (0.77%) e-Health
8 2 (0.77%) Online Games
8 2 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.38%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.38%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.38%) Wiki
9 1 (0.38%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.38%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.38%) IVR
9 1 (0.38%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 32 (12.26%) Windows
2 29 (11.11%) UNIX
3 25 (9.58%) Linux
4 12 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.07%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.15%) CentOS
7 2 (0.77%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.77%) Windows NT
7 2 (0.77%) Solaris
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.38%) Debian
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (14.56%) Network Design
2 33 (12.64%) Network Monitoring
3 28 (10.73%) Network Management
4 27 (10.34%) Low Latency
5 23 (8.81%) Change Management
5 23 (8.81%) ITIL
6 21 (8.05%) Project Management
6 21 (8.05%) Load Balancing
7 20 (7.66%) Migration
7 20 (7.66%) Network Architecture
8 18 (6.90%) Mentoring
9 13 (4.98%) Service Delivery
10 12 (4.60%) WAN Optimisation
11 11 (4.21%) Information Assurance
12 10 (3.83%) ISMS
12 10 (3.83%) High Availability
12 10 (3.83%) Network Load Balancing
13 8 (3.07%) Asset Management
13 8 (3.07%) BCP
13 8 (3.07%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.66%) Perl
2 8 (3.07%) R
3 2 (0.77%) SQL
3 2 (0.77%) Python
3 2 (0.77%) Ruby
3 2 (0.77%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.38%) Tcl
4 1 (0.38%) PHP
4 1 (0.38%) C
4 1 (0.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 146 (55.94%) Cisco Certification
2 101 (38.70%) CCNP
3 74 (28.35%) CCIE
4 38 (14.56%) CCNA
5 17 (6.51%) CCSE
6 10 (3.83%) CCDP
7 9 (3.45%) CCIP
7 9 (3.45%) Security Cleared
8 8 (3.07%) SC Cleared
8 8 (3.07%) Degree
9 6 (2.30%) CCSA
9 6 (2.30%) JNCIA
10 5 (1.92%) JNCIS
10 5 (1.92%) CISSP
10 5 (1.92%) HP ASE
10 5 (1.92%) ACSP
11 4 (1.53%) JNCIE
11 4 (1.53%) CCSP
12 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.60%) SLA
2 6 (2.30%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.53%) QA
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (7.28%) Snort
2 9 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.07%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.68%) ProxySG
5 5 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.53%) Nmap
7 3 (1.15%) OpenSSH
8 2 (0.77%) vSphere
9 1 (0.38%) Xen
9 1 (0.38%) Samba
9 1 (0.38%) Postfix
9 1 (0.38%) XenApp
9 1 (0.38%) XenServer
9 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (6.13%) RANCID
2 15 (5.75%) OpenNMS
3 10 (3.83%) SolarWinds Orion
3 10 (3.83%) FortiGate
4 8 (3.07%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (3.07%) Nessus
5 7 (2.68%) SCOrch
6 4 (1.53%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (1.15%) CiscoWorks
7 3 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.77%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.77%) Cisco LMS
9 1 (0.38%) Salt
9 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.38%) Puppet
9 1 (0.38%) Foglight
9 1 (0.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 225 (86.21%) Cisco
2 99 (37.93%) Juniper
3 98 (37.55%) CheckPoint
4 82 (31.42%) F5
5 37 (14.18%) Blue Coat
6 27 (10.34%) Microsoft
7 19 (7.28%) HP
7 19 (7.28%) Riverbed
7 19 (7.28%) SolarWinds
8 15 (5.75%) Sourcefire
9 13 (4.98%) Dell
10 12 (4.60%) Citrix
10 12 (4.60%) Aruba
11 9 (3.45%) Nortel
12 8 (3.07%) VMware
13 6 (2.30%) Meraki
14 5 (1.92%) AirMagnet
14 5 (1.92%) 3Com
14 5 (1.92%) Fortinet
14 5 (1.92%) Avaya
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Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £319 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Connectus
Rate: £319 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
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Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 325-375 Per Annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago