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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 226 318 320
Rank change year-on-year
+92 +2
Contract jobs citing OSPF 197 106 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.85% 0.44% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.69% 3.58% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 84 32
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£338 £390 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £514 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £288
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +32.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -34.61%
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
2943 2962 3057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.77% 12.21% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1993 1942 1934
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 77 161
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £27.54 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +29 56 £325 -7.14% 16
Uxbridge - 2 £288 -
Docklands, London - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 304 (91.02%) BGP
2 297 (88.92%) Cisco
3 221 (66.17%) Firewall
4 198 (59.28%) Cisco Certification
5 158 (47.31%) WAN
6 146 (43.71%) EIGRP
7 143 (42.81%) CCNP
8 141 (42.22%) CheckPoint
9 136 (40.72%) Juniper
10 134 (40.12%) LAN
11 123 (36.83%) MPLS
12 122 (36.53%) Cisco Nexus
13 119 (35.63%) F5
13 119 (35.63%) VPN
14 113 (33.83%) TCP/IP
15 104 (31.14%) CCIE
16 94 (28.14%) HSRP
17 77 (23.05%) Network Security
18 76 (22.75%) Finance
19 68 (20.36%) Banking
19 68 (20.36%) Cisco ASA
20 67 (20.06%) VLAN
21 65 (19.46%) Multicast
22 61 (18.26%) IPsec
23 59 (17.66%) DNS
24 57 (17.07%) CCNA
25 56 (16.77%) Wireless
26 54 (16.17%) Cisco IOS
27 49 (14.67%) VRRP
28 48 (14.37%) TACACS

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (2.40%) MS Exchange
1 8 (2.40%) SharePoint
1 8 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (2.10%) Lync
3 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.30%) Confluence
3 1 (0.30%) nginx
3 1 (0.30%) MediaWiki
3 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.30%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.99%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.40%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.30%) SaaS
2 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 304 (91.02%) BGP
2 221 (66.17%) Firewall
3 158 (47.31%) WAN
4 146 (43.71%) EIGRP
5 134 (40.12%) LAN
6 123 (36.83%) MPLS
7 122 (36.53%) Cisco Nexus
8 119 (35.63%) VPN
9 113 (33.83%) TCP/IP
10 94 (28.14%) HSRP
11 77 (23.05%) Network Security
12 68 (20.36%) Cisco ASA
13 67 (20.06%) VLAN
14 65 (19.46%) Multicast
15 61 (18.26%) IPsec
16 59 (17.66%) DNS
17 56 (16.77%) Wireless
18 54 (16.17%) Cisco IOS
19 49 (14.67%) VRRP
20 48 (14.37%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.30%) MySQL
1 1 (0.30%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (2.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.60%) Subversion
3 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.30%) Hudson
3 1 (0.30%) JIRA
3 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
General
1 76 (22.75%) Finance
2 68 (20.36%) Banking
3 44 (13.17%) Telecoms
4 25 (7.49%) Investment Banking
5 17 (5.09%) Retail
6 12 (3.59%) Games
7 5 (1.50%) Spanish Language
7 5 (1.50%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.50%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.90%) Marketing
8 3 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.60%) Law
9 2 (0.60%) Legal
9 2 (0.60%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.30%) German Language
10 1 (0.30%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) Back Office
10 1 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 179 (53.59%) Network Engineer
2 45 (13.47%) Architect
3 35 (10.48%) Cisco Engineer
4 33 (9.88%) Senior Network Engineer
5 29 (8.68%) Security Engineer
6 27 (8.08%) Consultant
7 26 (7.78%) Network Security Engineer
8 21 (6.29%) Support Engineer
9 19 (5.69%) Network Support
10 17 (5.09%) Network Architect
11 16 (4.79%) Network Consultant
12 15 (4.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 15 (4.49%) Security Architect
13 13 (3.89%) Cisco Support Engineer
13 13 (3.89%) Cisco Support
14 12 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
15 10 (2.99%) Analyst
16 9 (2.69%) Network Support Engineer
17 8 (2.40%) Cisco Consultant
17 8 (2.40%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.60%) XMPP
2 1 (0.30%) Web Services
2 1 (0.30%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.99%) FlexPod
3 11 (3.29%) Online Games
3 11 (3.29%) PKI
4 8 (2.40%) Clustering
5 7 (2.10%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.20%) Open Source
8 3 (0.90%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.90%) SecurID
8 3 (0.90%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.90%) IVR
9 2 (0.60%) e-Health
9 2 (0.60%) NHS
9 2 (0.60%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.60%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.60%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.30%) Wiki
10 1 (0.30%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.30%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 33 (9.88%) UNIX
2 32 (9.58%) Windows
3 26 (7.78%) Linux
4 14 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (2.69%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.20%) Solaris
7 2 (0.60%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.60%) CentOS
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.30%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (13.77%) Network Design
2 41 (12.28%) Load Balancing
3 37 (11.08%) ITIL
4 35 (10.48%) Low Latency
4 35 (10.48%) Network Monitoring
5 30 (8.98%) Network Management
6 26 (7.78%) Change Management
7 25 (7.49%) Network Architecture
8 23 (6.89%) E-Commerce
9 22 (6.59%) Migration
10 21 (6.29%) Project Management
11 20 (5.99%) Mentoring
12 19 (5.69%) Service Delivery
13 15 (4.49%) Service Management
14 12 (3.59%) Network Load Balancing
15 11 (3.29%) Information Assurance
15 11 (3.29%) High Availability
16 10 (2.99%) WAN Optimisation
16 10 (2.99%) ISMS
17 8 (2.40%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (7.19%) Perl
2 8 (2.40%) R
3 6 (1.80%) C
4 3 (0.90%) Python
5 2 (0.60%) Ruby
6 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.30%) Tcl
6 1 (0.30%) Java
6 1 (0.30%) PHP
6 1 (0.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 198 (59.28%) Cisco Certification
2 143 (42.81%) CCNP
3 104 (31.14%) CCIE
4 57 (17.07%) CCNA
5 17 (5.09%) CCSE
6 14 (4.19%) Degree
7 13 (3.89%) CCDP
8 12 (3.59%) CCIP
9 8 (2.40%) CCSA
9 8 (2.40%) Security Cleared
10 7 (2.10%) SC Cleared
10 7 (2.10%) CISSP
10 7 (2.10%) JNCIS
11 6 (1.80%) CCSP
12 4 (1.20%) JNCIP
12 4 (1.20%) Check Point Certification
12 4 (1.20%) HP ASE
13 3 (0.90%) ACSP
13 3 (0.90%) CCDE
13 3 (0.90%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.59%) SLA
2 6 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.20%) QA
4 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (4.49%) Snort
2 11 (3.29%) ProxySG
3 9 (2.69%) Hyper-V
3 9 (2.69%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.20%) Nmap
6 3 (0.90%) OpenSSH
7 2 (0.60%) vSphere
8 1 (0.30%) XenApp
8 1 (0.30%) XenServer
8 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.30%) Postfix
8 1 (0.30%) Xen
8 1 (0.30%) Samba
Systems Management
1 21 (6.29%) RANCID
2 19 (5.69%) OpenNMS
3 12 (3.59%) SolarWinds Orion
4 9 (2.69%) FortiGate
5 8 (2.40%) Nessus
6 7 (2.10%) SCOrch
7 6 (1.80%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (1.50%) CiscoWorks
9 4 (1.20%) CA Spectrum
10 3 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.60%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (0.60%) Cisco LMS
12 1 (0.30%) Salt
12 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.30%) Puppet
12 1 (0.30%) SCOM
12 1 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
12 1 (0.30%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.30%) Foglight
12 1 (0.30%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 297 (88.92%) Cisco
2 141 (42.22%) CheckPoint
3 136 (40.72%) Juniper
4 119 (35.63%) F5
5 46 (13.77%) Blue Coat
6 35 (10.48%) Riverbed
7 30 (8.98%) Microsoft
8 22 (6.59%) HP
9 21 (6.29%) Citrix
10 20 (5.99%) SolarWinds
11 19 (5.69%) Fortinet
12 12 (3.59%) Dell
13 11 (3.29%) Sourcefire
14 10 (2.99%) VMware
14 10 (2.99%) Aruba
15 7 (2.10%) Nortel
16 6 (1.80%) Infoblox
17 5 (1.50%) Tandberg
17 5 (1.50%) 3Com
18 4 (1.20%) Huawei
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