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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 243 313 317
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +4
Contract jobs citing OSPF 183 106 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.77% 0.42% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.94% 3.49% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 83 38
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £285 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.97%
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
3079 3035 3124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.88% 12.15% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2103 1999 1976
Average daily rate £388 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 97 146
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -1.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £39.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +25 61 £363 -9.37% 17
Uxbridge - 2 £288 -
Hayes - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 264 (92.31%) BGP
2 255 (89.16%) Cisco
3 180 (62.94%) Firewall
4 161 (56.29%) Cisco Certification
5 149 (52.10%) WAN
6 123 (43.01%) LAN
7 119 (41.61%) EIGRP
8 115 (40.21%) VPN
9 114 (39.86%) CheckPoint
10 113 (39.51%) CCNP
11 107 (37.41%) TCP/IP
11 107 (37.41%) Juniper
12 103 (36.01%) Cisco Nexus
13 96 (33.57%) MPLS
14 91 (31.82%) HSRP
15 89 (31.12%) F5
16 78 (27.27%) CCIE
17 66 (23.08%) VLAN
18 60 (20.98%) Finance
19 57 (19.93%) Network Security
20 53 (18.53%) Multicast
20 53 (18.53%) VRRP
21 52 (18.18%) DNS
21 52 (18.18%) Banking
21 52 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
22 51 (17.83%) Wireless
23 50 (17.48%) CCNA
24 49 (17.13%) Cisco IOS
25 46 (16.08%) IPsec
26 43 (15.03%) Network Design

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (3.15%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.80%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (2.45%) Lync
4 1 (0.35%) MediaWiki
4 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.35%) Apache
4 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.35%) nginx
4 1 (0.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.20%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.80%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 264 (92.31%) BGP
2 180 (62.94%) Firewall
3 149 (52.10%) WAN
4 123 (43.01%) LAN
5 119 (41.61%) EIGRP
6 115 (40.21%) VPN
7 107 (37.41%) TCP/IP
8 103 (36.01%) Cisco Nexus
9 96 (33.57%) MPLS
10 91 (31.82%) HSRP
11 66 (23.08%) VLAN
12 57 (19.93%) Network Security
13 53 (18.53%) VRRP
13 53 (18.53%) Multicast
14 52 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
14 52 (18.18%) DNS
15 51 (17.83%) Wireless
16 49 (17.13%) Cisco IOS
17 46 (16.08%) IPsec
18 38 (13.29%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.70%) MySQL
1 2 (0.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.35%) Ingres
2 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (2.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.70%) Subversion
3 1 (0.35%) JIRA
3 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.35%) Hudson
3 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
General
1 60 (20.98%) Finance
2 52 (18.18%) Banking
3 37 (12.94%) Telecoms
4 19 (6.64%) Retail
5 17 (5.94%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.75%) Multimedia
6 5 (1.75%) Games
6 5 (1.75%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.40%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.05%) Law
8 3 (1.05%) Legal
8 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.05%) Marketing
9 2 (0.70%) Publishing
9 2 (0.70%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.35%) Back Office
10 1 (0.35%) German Language
10 1 (0.35%) Local Government
10 1 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 144 (50.35%) Network Engineer
2 42 (14.69%) Architect
3 35 (12.24%) Cisco Engineer
4 33 (11.54%) Senior Network Engineer
5 27 (9.44%) Security Engineer
6 24 (8.39%) Network Security Engineer
7 21 (7.34%) Consultant
8 17 (5.94%) Support Engineer
8 17 (5.94%) Network Support
9 16 (5.59%) Security Architect
10 14 (4.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 14 (4.90%) Network Architect
11 13 (4.55%) Network Consultant
12 12 (4.20%) Analyst
12 12 (4.20%) Cisco Support
12 12 (4.20%) Cisco Support Engineer
13 11 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
14 10 (3.50%) Senior Security Engineer
15 9 (3.15%) Senior Network Security Engineer
16 8 (2.80%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.70%) XMPP
2 1 (0.35%) Web Services
2 1 (0.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.29%) FlexPod
3 11 (3.85%) PKI
4 8 (2.80%) Clustering
5 6 (2.10%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.10%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.75%) Online Games
7 4 (1.40%) Open Source
7 4 (1.40%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.05%) SecurID
8 3 (1.05%) NHS
8 3 (1.05%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.70%) e-Health
10 1 (0.35%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.35%) IVR
10 1 (0.35%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (11.89%) UNIX
1 34 (11.89%) Windows
2 26 (9.09%) Linux
3 14 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (3.50%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.40%) Solaris
6 3 (1.05%) CentOS
7 2 (0.70%) Windows NT
7 2 (0.70%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.35%) Debian
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.03%) Network Design
2 37 (12.94%) Network Monitoring
3 29 (10.14%) Network Management
4 26 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 26 (9.09%) ITIL
4 26 (9.09%) Change Management
5 25 (8.74%) Low Latency
6 24 (8.39%) Network Architecture
7 22 (7.69%) Migration
8 21 (7.34%) Project Management
9 16 (5.59%) Mentoring
10 13 (4.55%) Service Delivery
11 12 (4.20%) Network Load Balancing
12 11 (3.85%) Information Assurance
12 11 (3.85%) High Availability
13 10 (3.50%) ISMS
13 10 (3.50%) WAN Optimisation
14 9 (3.15%) Service Management
15 8 (2.80%) BCP
15 8 (2.80%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.39%) Perl
2 8 (2.80%) R
3 2 (0.70%) SQL
3 2 (0.70%) Python
3 2 (0.70%) Ruby
3 2 (0.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.35%) Tcl
4 1 (0.35%) PHP
4 1 (0.35%) C
4 1 (0.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 161 (56.29%) Cisco Certification
2 113 (39.51%) CCNP
3 78 (27.27%) CCIE
4 50 (17.48%) CCNA
5 16 (5.59%) CCSE
6 13 (4.55%) CCIP
7 12 (4.20%) CCDP
8 11 (3.85%) Degree
9 8 (2.80%) Security Cleared
9 8 (2.80%) CCSA
10 7 (2.45%) SC Cleared
11 6 (2.10%) CCSP
12 5 (1.75%) CISSP
12 5 (1.75%) JNCIS
13 4 (1.40%) JNCIA
13 4 (1.40%) HP ASE
13 4 (1.40%) ACSP
13 4 (1.40%) Check Point Certification
14 3 (1.05%) CCVP
14 3 (1.05%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.55%) SLA
2 6 (2.10%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.40%) QA
4 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (6.64%) Snort
2 10 (3.50%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.15%) Hyper-V
3 9 (3.15%) ProxySG
4 4 (1.40%) Nmap
5 3 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.05%) OpenSSH
6 2 (0.70%) vSphere
7 1 (0.35%) Xen
7 1 (0.35%) Samba
7 1 (0.35%) Postfix
7 1 (0.35%) XenApp
7 1 (0.35%) XenServer
7 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (6.64%) RANCID
2 18 (6.29%) OpenNMS
3 12 (4.20%) SolarWinds Orion
4 10 (3.50%) FortiGate
5 8 (2.80%) Nessus
6 7 (2.45%) SCOrch
6 7 (2.45%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (1.75%) CiscoWorks
8 4 (1.40%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.70%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.70%) Cisco LMS
11 1 (0.35%) Salt
11 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.35%) Foglight
11 1 (0.35%) Cisco IPCC
11 1 (0.35%) Puppet
11 1 (0.35%) SCOM
11 1 (0.35%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 255 (89.16%) Cisco
2 114 (39.86%) CheckPoint
3 107 (37.41%) Juniper
4 89 (31.12%) F5
5 35 (12.24%) Blue Coat
6 30 (10.49%) Microsoft
7 24 (8.39%) Riverbed
8 20 (6.99%) SolarWinds
9 18 (6.29%) HP
10 15 (5.24%) Sourcefire
11 13 (4.55%) Dell
12 11 (3.85%) Citrix
13 10 (3.50%) Aruba
14 8 (2.80%) Nortel
15 6 (2.10%) Fortinet
15 6 (2.10%) VMware
16 5 (1.75%) 3Com
16 5 (1.75%) Nokia
17 4 (1.40%) Siemens
17 4 (1.40%) CA
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £319 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £300 - £319 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day £300-325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago