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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 309 321 291
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -30
Contract jobs citing OSPF 91 95 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.40% 0.39% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.29% 3.36% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 56 88
Average daily rate
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£410 £351 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% -14.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £421 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £48.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.03%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2762 2829 3577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.06% 11.67% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1720 1774 2066
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 116 165
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +21 29 £400 +11.11% 19
Docklands, London +9 2 £525 +66.66%
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 135 (87.66%) BGP
2 125 (81.17%) Cisco
3 87 (56.49%) WAN
4 86 (55.84%) Cisco Certification
5 78 (50.65%) LAN
6 73 (47.40%) Firewall
7 70 (45.45%) MPLS
8 60 (38.96%) Juniper
9 59 (38.31%) CCNP
10 50 (32.47%) TCP/IP
10 50 (32.47%) VPN
11 47 (30.52%) CheckPoint
12 46 (29.87%) EIGRP
13 43 (27.92%) F5
14 42 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
15 40 (25.97%) Finance
16 37 (24.03%) Cisco IOS
17 35 (22.73%) Multicast
18 34 (22.08%) Wireless
19 33 (21.43%) VLAN
19 33 (21.43%) CCIE
20 29 (18.83%) Network Security
21 27 (17.53%) Banking
22 26 (16.88%) Telecoms
23 25 (16.23%) IPsec
24 23 (14.94%) Cisco ASA
25 22 (14.29%) Blue Coat
25 22 (14.29%) DNS
25 22 (14.29%) RIP
26 21 (13.64%) VoIP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 5 (3.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.60%) IIS
2 4 (2.60%) Lync
3 3 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.95%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (3.90%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.25%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.30%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 135 (87.66%) BGP
2 87 (56.49%) WAN
3 78 (50.65%) LAN
4 73 (47.40%) Firewall
5 70 (45.45%) MPLS
6 50 (32.47%) TCP/IP
6 50 (32.47%) VPN
7 46 (29.87%) EIGRP
8 42 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 37 (24.03%) Cisco IOS
10 35 (22.73%) Multicast
11 34 (22.08%) Wireless
12 33 (21.43%) VLAN
13 29 (18.83%) Network Security
14 25 (16.23%) IPsec
15 23 (14.94%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (14.29%) DNS
16 22 (14.29%) RIP
17 21 (13.64%) VoIP
17 21 (13.64%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.65%) MySQL
1 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.65%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Subversion
1 1 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (25.97%) Finance
2 27 (17.53%) Banking
3 26 (16.88%) Telecoms
4 11 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.90%) Retail
6 5 (3.25%) Law
7 3 (1.95%) German Language
7 3 (1.95%) Legal
7 3 (1.95%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.30%) Publishing
8 2 (1.30%) Front Office
9 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.65%) Games
9 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 68 (44.16%) Network Engineer
2 29 (18.83%) Consultant
3 22 (14.29%) Network Consultant
4 21 (13.64%) Architect
5 15 (9.74%) Senior Network Engineer
6 11 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
7 10 (6.49%) Security Engineer
7 10 (6.49%) Network Architect
8 9 (5.84%) Analyst
9 7 (4.55%) Network Analyst
9 7 (4.55%) Network Support
9 7 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) Network Security Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) IP Engineer
11 5 (3.25%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (3.25%) Senior Security Engineer
12 4 (2.60%) Support Engineer
12 4 (2.60%) Network Manager
12 4 (2.60%) Technical Manager
12 4 (2.60%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (3.25%) PKI
2 5 (3.25%) Clustering
2 5 (3.25%) Replication
3 3 (1.95%) NHS
4 2 (1.30%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.30%) AS400
4 2 (1.30%) Derivative
4 2 (1.30%) Hedge funds
4 2 (1.30%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.65%) FMCG
5 1 (0.65%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.65%) SecurID
5 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.65%) Online Games
5 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.65%) e-Health
5 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.04%) Linux
2 15 (9.74%) Windows
3 13 (8.44%) UNIX
4 5 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.60%) SUSE
5 4 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.30%) AIX
6 2 (1.30%) CentOS
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.65%) VMS
7 1 (0.65%) Solaris
7 1 (0.65%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.99%) Network Design
2 19 (12.34%) Load Balancing
2 19 (12.34%) ITIL
2 19 (12.34%) Network Management
3 15 (9.74%) Network Monitoring
4 14 (9.09%) Low Latency
5 13 (8.44%) WAN Optimisation
6 12 (7.79%) Migration
7 11 (7.14%) Network Architecture
7 11 (7.14%) Project Management
7 11 (7.14%) Change Management
8 9 (5.84%) Service Delivery
9 8 (5.19%) Data Protection
10 6 (3.90%) E-Commerce
11 5 (3.25%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (3.25%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 5 (3.25%) BCP
12 4 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (2.60%) Identity Management
12 4 (2.60%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.90%) C
2 3 (1.95%) Python
3 2 (1.30%) Perl
4 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.65%) Ruby
4 1 (0.65%) SQL
4 1 (0.65%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 86 (55.84%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (38.31%) CCNP
3 33 (21.43%) CCIE
4 21 (13.64%) CCNA
5 11 (7.14%) CCDP
6 10 (6.49%) Security Cleared
7 9 (5.84%) SC Cleared
8 7 (4.55%) CCIP
9 6 (3.90%) JNCIA
9 6 (3.90%) JNCIS
10 5 (3.25%) JNCIP
10 5 (3.25%) CCSE
11 4 (2.60%) Degree
11 4 (2.60%) ACSP
11 4 (2.60%) HP ASE
12 3 (1.95%) JNCIE
13 2 (1.30%) CCSP
13 2 (1.30%) VTSP
14 1 (0.65%) CISSP
14 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.55%) SLA
2 4 (2.60%) QA
3 2 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (5.19%) Active Directory
1 8 (5.19%) Snort
2 7 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.90%) VMware ESX
4 5 (3.25%) vSphere
5 4 (2.60%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.60%) SRDF
5 4 (2.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (1.95%) OpenSSH
7 2 (1.30%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.30%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (3.90%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (3.25%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.95%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.30%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.30%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.65%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.65%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.65%) OpenView
6 1 (0.65%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 125 (81.17%) Cisco
2 60 (38.96%) Juniper
3 47 (30.52%) CheckPoint
4 43 (27.92%) F5
5 22 (14.29%) Blue Coat
6 18 (11.69%) HP
7 16 (10.39%) Riverbed
8 15 (9.74%) Citrix
9 12 (7.79%) Aruba
10 10 (6.49%) VMware
11 8 (5.19%) Avaya
11 8 (5.19%) Microsoft
11 8 (5.19%) Sourcefire
11 8 (5.19%) Brocade
11 8 (5.19%) SolarWinds
12 6 (3.90%) Red Hat
12 6 (3.90%) Fortinet
13 5 (3.25%) Meraki
13 5 (3.25%) Polycom
13 5 (3.25%) Symantec
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