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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 351 287 315
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +28
Contract jobs citing OSPF 90 149 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.65% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.73% 5.24% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 105 92
Median daily rate £413 £435 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +2.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +42.85%
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
3299 2845 3196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.41% 12.33% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2123 1877 2050
Median daily rate £448 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.48% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 89 91
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -22.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -15 14 £425 -5.55% 5
Croydon -10 4 £300 -42.85% 1
Uxbridge +3 2 £475 - 1
Mayfair - 2 £325 -
Hammersmith +2 1 £425 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 149 (87.65%) BGP
2 144 (84.71%) Cisco
3 117 (68.82%) Cisco Certification
4 106 (62.35%) Firewall
5 88 (51.76%) TCP/IP
6 82 (48.24%) CCNP
7 80 (47.06%) VPN
8 75 (44.12%) MPLS
9 72 (42.35%) CheckPoint
10 70 (41.18%) Wireless
11 67 (39.41%) WAN
12 65 (38.24%) Juniper
13 63 (37.06%) Data Centre
14 60 (35.29%) Cisco ASA
15 57 (33.53%) LAN
16 56 (32.94%) EIGRP
17 54 (31.76%) CCNA
18 50 (29.41%) IPsec
19 49 (28.82%) Cisco Nexus
20 46 (27.06%) Network Security
20 46 (27.06%) Finance
21 45 (26.47%) HSRP
22 42 (24.71%) Palo Alto
23 41 (24.12%) F5
24 38 (22.35%) Windows
24 38 (22.35%) VRRP
25 37 (21.76%) CCIE
26 33 (19.41%) Cisco IOS
26 33 (19.41%) 802.1X
27 31 (18.24%) Microsoft

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 7 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (4.12%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (2.35%) Apache
3 4 (2.35%) Confluence
3 4 (2.35%) JBoss
3 4 (2.35%) MediaWiki
3 4 (2.35%) nginx
4 3 (1.76%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.59%) WildFly
Applications
1 21 (12.35%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.24%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.76%) Office 365
3 2 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 149 (87.65%) BGP
2 106 (62.35%) Firewall
3 88 (51.76%) TCP/IP
4 80 (47.06%) VPN
5 75 (44.12%) MPLS
6 70 (41.18%) Wireless
7 67 (39.41%) WAN
8 60 (35.29%) Cisco ASA
9 57 (33.53%) LAN
10 56 (32.94%) EIGRP
11 50 (29.41%) IPsec
12 49 (28.82%) Cisco Nexus
13 46 (27.06%) Network Security
14 45 (26.47%) HSRP
15 38 (22.35%) VRRP
16 33 (19.41%) Cisco IOS
17 31 (18.24%) VoIP
18 30 (17.65%) VLAN
19 28 (16.47%) VPLS
20 27 (15.88%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.35%) MySQL
1 4 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (2.94%) JIRA
3 4 (2.35%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.35%) Hudson
3 4 (2.35%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.35%) Subversion
General
1 46 (27.06%) Finance
2 18 (10.59%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.47%) Banking
4 5 (2.94%) Legal
4 5 (2.94%) Retail
5 4 (2.35%) Advertising
5 4 (2.35%) German Language
5 4 (2.35%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.18%) Billing
6 2 (1.18%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.18%) Japanese Language
6 2 (1.18%) Malay Language
6 2 (1.18%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (1.18%) Portuguese Language
6 2 (1.18%) Publishing
6 2 (1.18%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.59%) Games
7 1 (0.59%) Law
7 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 94 (55.29%) Network Engineer
2 38 (22.35%) Cisco Engineer
3 35 (20.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 20 (11.76%) Security Engineer
5 17 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 14 (8.24%) Firewall Engineer
7 13 (7.65%) Architect
7 13 (7.65%) Designer
8 8 (4.71%) Cisco Support
8 8 (4.71%) Infrastructure Designer
8 8 (4.71%) Juniper Engineer
8 8 (4.71%) Network Architect
9 7 (4.12%) Administrator
9 7 (4.12%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (3.53%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 6 (3.53%) Data Engineer
10 6 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.53%) Network Designer
10 6 (3.53%) Network Support
10 6 (3.53%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (19.41%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.76%) RESTful
2 3 (1.76%) RFC 2544
3 2 (1.18%) CSS
3 2 (1.18%) LAMP
3 2 (1.18%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (1.18%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (1.18%) REST
4 1 (0.59%) COM
4 1 (0.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 63 (37.06%) Data Centre
2 24 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (3.53%) Hedge funds
4 5 (2.94%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.35%) Clustering
5 4 (2.35%) Fintech
5 4 (2.35%) Wiki
6 3 (1.76%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.76%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.18%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.59%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.59%) iSeries
8 1 (0.59%) NHS
8 1 (0.59%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (22.35%) Windows
2 27 (15.88%) Windows Server
3 21 (12.35%) Linux
4 13 (7.65%) Unix
5 10 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.94%) Ubuntu
8 4 (2.35%) CentOS
8 4 (2.35%) Debian
9 3 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.18%) Solaris
11 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.59%) Mandriva Linux
11 1 (0.59%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (11.76%) Network Management
2 19 (11.18%) Load Balancing
3 18 (10.59%) Change Management
3 18 (10.59%) ITIL
3 18 (10.59%) Network Architecture
3 18 (10.59%) Network Design
3 18 (10.59%) Network Monitoring
4 14 (8.24%) Change Control
5 12 (7.06%) Time Management
6 11 (6.47%) Network Planning
6 11 (6.47%) Penetration Testing
7 10 (5.88%) Information Security
8 9 (5.29%) Escalation Management
8 9 (5.29%) Low Latency
8 9 (5.29%) Migration
9 8 (4.71%) Security Architecture
10 7 (4.12%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (4.12%) High Availability
10 7 (4.12%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (4.12%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.29%) Shell Script
2 3 (1.76%) Bash Shell
2 3 (1.76%) Java
3 2 (1.18%) Perl
3 2 (1.18%) PHP
3 2 (1.18%) Ruby
3 2 (1.18%) SQL
4 1 (0.59%) C
4 1 (0.59%) Korn
4 1 (0.59%) Lisp
4 1 (0.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 117 (68.82%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (48.24%) CCNP
3 54 (31.76%) CCNA
4 37 (21.76%) CCIE
5 16 (9.41%) SC Cleared
5 16 (9.41%) Security Cleared
6 12 (7.06%) CISSP
7 11 (6.47%) CCSE
7 11 (6.47%) Degree
7 11 (6.47%) JNCIE
8 8 (4.71%) CCSA
9 7 (4.12%) JNCIP
10 6 (3.53%) CCSP
11 5 (2.94%) CCDP
11 5 (2.94%) GIAC
11 5 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (2.35%) JNCIA
12 4 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (1.76%) CISM
13 3 (1.76%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.94%) PCI DSS
1 5 (2.94%) SLA
2 3 (1.76%) COBIT
2 3 (1.76%) ISO27002
3 2 (1.18%) QA
4 1 (0.59%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.59%) MiFID
System Software
1 18 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (8.82%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.53%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.35%) iptables
5 4 (2.35%) Postfix
5 4 (2.35%) Samba
5 4 (2.35%) XenServer
6 3 (1.76%) Firmware
6 3 (1.76%) KVM
6 3 (1.76%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.59%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.59%) Snort
7 1 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (12.94%) FortiGate
2 17 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
3 15 (8.82%) Nagios
4 11 (6.47%) Cacti
5 9 (5.29%) SmokePing
6 6 (3.53%) OpenView
6 6 (3.53%) Puppet
7 5 (2.94%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (2.94%) SCCM
8 4 (2.35%) EnCase
8 4 (2.35%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.18%) Endace
9 2 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.59%) AppManager
10 1 (0.59%) Cisco CME
10 1 (0.59%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.59%) TrustSec
10 1 (0.59%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 144 (84.71%) Cisco
2 72 (42.35%) CheckPoint
3 65 (38.24%) Juniper
4 42 (24.71%) Palo Alto
5 41 (24.12%) F5
6 31 (18.24%) Microsoft
7 25 (14.71%) SolarWinds
8 23 (13.53%) VMware
9 20 (11.76%) Aruba
10 18 (10.59%) HP
11 17 (10.00%) Riverbed
12 12 (7.06%) Fortinet
13 9 (5.29%) Citrix
13 9 (5.29%) Intel Security
14 8 (4.71%) Infoblox
15 7 (4.12%) Blue Coat
16 6 (3.53%) Avaya
16 6 (3.53%) Extreme Networks
17 5 (2.94%) Symantec
17 5 (2.94%) Veeam
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