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 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 259 289 316
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +27
Contract jobs citing OSPF 166 133 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.68% 0.53% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.27% 4.33% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 96 46
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£375 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £285 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £510 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £356 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.75% +4.77%
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 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.40%
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
3148 3075 3283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.81% 12.32% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2103 2028 2094
Average daily rate £400 £400 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 94 140
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 £12.68 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +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 30 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 30 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 30 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 +32 54 £375 -16.66% 12
Uxbridge - 1 £288 -
West Drayton - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 246 (93.54%) BGP
2 228 (86.69%) Cisco
3 155 (58.94%) Firewall
4 147 (55.89%) Cisco Certification
5 145 (55.13%) WAN
6 119 (45.25%) LAN
7 105 (39.92%) VPN
8 101 (38.40%) EIGRP
8 101 (38.40%) Juniper
9 100 (38.02%) CCNP
10 98 (37.26%) CheckPoint
11 97 (36.88%) TCP/IP
12 95 (36.12%) MPLS
13 93 (35.36%) Cisco Nexus
14 82 (31.18%) HSRP
15 81 (30.80%) F5
16 74 (28.14%) CCIE
17 61 (23.19%) Finance
17 61 (23.19%) VLAN
18 52 (19.77%) Multicast
19 50 (19.01%) Network Security
20 48 (18.25%) Cisco IOS
20 48 (18.25%) VRRP
21 46 (17.49%) Banking
22 44 (16.73%) Wireless
23 43 (16.35%) IPsec
24 42 (15.97%) DNS
25 40 (15.21%) CCNA
26 39 (14.83%) Network Design
27 37 (14.07%) RIP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (3.04%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.66%) Lync
4 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.38%) Apache
4 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.38%) Confluence
4 1 (0.38%) nginx
4 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.38%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 16 (6.08%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.56%) MS Visio
3 8 (3.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) SaaS
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 246 (93.54%) BGP
2 155 (58.94%) Firewall
3 145 (55.13%) WAN
4 119 (45.25%) LAN
5 105 (39.92%) VPN
6 101 (38.40%) EIGRP
7 97 (36.88%) TCP/IP
8 95 (36.12%) MPLS
9 93 (35.36%) Cisco Nexus
10 82 (31.18%) HSRP
11 61 (23.19%) VLAN
12 52 (19.77%) Multicast
13 50 (19.01%) Network Security
14 48 (18.25%) Cisco IOS
14 48 (18.25%) VRRP
15 44 (16.73%) Wireless
16 43 (16.35%) IPsec
17 42 (15.97%) DNS
18 37 (14.07%) RIP
19 36 (13.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.76%) Relational Database
1 2 (0.76%) MySQL
2 1 (0.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.38%) Ingres
2 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.76%) Subversion
3 1 (0.38%) JIRA
3 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.38%) Hudson
General
1 61 (23.19%) Finance
2 46 (17.49%) Banking
3 32 (12.17%) Telecoms
4 17 (6.46%) Retail
5 16 (6.08%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.90%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.90%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.52%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.14%) Law
8 3 (1.14%) Legal
8 3 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.14%) Games
9 2 (0.76%) German Language
9 2 (0.76%) Russian Language
9 2 (0.76%) Marketing
9 2 (0.76%) Publishing
10 1 (0.38%) Back Office
10 1 (0.38%) Billing
10 1 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 127 (48.29%) Network Engineer
2 38 (14.45%) Architect
3 33 (12.55%) Senior Network Engineer
4 32 (12.17%) Cisco Engineer
5 26 (9.89%) Consultant
6 25 (9.51%) Security Engineer
7 22 (8.37%) Network Security Engineer
8 19 (7.22%) Network Consultant
9 17 (6.46%) Network Support
10 15 (5.70%) Support Engineer
10 15 (5.70%) Security Architect
11 14 (5.32%) Network Architect
12 13 (4.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 10 (3.80%) Senior Security Engineer
13 10 (3.80%) Analyst
14 9 (3.42%) Senior Network Security Engineer
14 9 (3.42%) Cisco Support
14 9 (3.42%) Cisco Consultant
14 9 (3.42%) Cisco Network Consultant
14 9 (3.42%) Cisco Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.76%) XMPP
2 1 (0.38%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.70%) FlexPod
3 11 (4.18%) PKI
4 8 (3.04%) Clustering
5 5 (1.90%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.52%) Open Source
6 4 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.14%) SecurID
7 3 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.14%) Online Games
8 2 (0.76%) e-Health
8 2 (0.76%) NHS
9 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.38%) IVR
9 1 (0.38%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.38%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.38%) Wiki
9 1 (0.38%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 32 (12.17%) Windows
2 29 (11.03%) UNIX
3 24 (9.13%) Linux
4 12 (4.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.04%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.14%) CentOS
7 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.76%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.76%) Windows NT
7 2 (0.76%) Solaris
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.38%) Debian
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (14.83%) Network Design
2 35 (13.31%) Network Monitoring
3 30 (11.41%) Network Management
4 26 (9.89%) Low Latency
5 23 (8.75%) ITIL
5 23 (8.75%) Change Management
6 22 (8.37%) Migration
7 21 (7.98%) Load Balancing
7 21 (7.98%) Network Architecture
8 20 (7.60%) Project Management
9 17 (6.46%) Mentoring
10 13 (4.94%) Service Delivery
11 12 (4.56%) WAN Optimisation
12 11 (4.18%) Information Assurance
13 10 (3.80%) Network Load Balancing
13 10 (3.80%) ISMS
13 10 (3.80%) High Availability
14 8 (3.04%) Data Protection
14 8 (3.04%) Asset Management
14 8 (3.04%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.60%) Perl
2 8 (3.04%) R
3 2 (0.76%) Bash Shell
3 2 (0.76%) Ruby
3 2 (0.76%) Python
3 2 (0.76%) SQL
4 1 (0.38%) Tcl
4 1 (0.38%) PHP
4 1 (0.38%) C
4 1 (0.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 147 (55.89%) Cisco Certification
2 100 (38.02%) CCNP
3 74 (28.14%) CCIE
4 40 (15.21%) CCNA
5 16 (6.08%) CCSE
6 10 (3.80%) CCDP
7 9 (3.42%) CCIP
7 9 (3.42%) Security Cleared
8 8 (3.04%) SC Cleared
8 8 (3.04%) Degree
9 6 (2.28%) JNCIA
9 6 (2.28%) CCSA
10 5 (1.90%) CISSP
10 5 (1.90%) JNCIS
10 5 (1.90%) HP ASE
10 5 (1.90%) ACSP
11 4 (1.52%) JNCIE
11 4 (1.52%) CCSP
12 2 (0.76%) CCDE
12 2 (0.76%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.56%) SLA
2 6 (2.28%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.52%) QA
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (7.22%) Snort
2 9 (3.42%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.04%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.66%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.52%) Nmap
6 3 (1.14%) OpenSSH
7 2 (0.76%) vSphere
8 1 (0.38%) Samba
8 1 (0.38%) Xen
8 1 (0.38%) Postfix
8 1 (0.38%) XenApp
8 1 (0.38%) XenServer
8 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (6.08%) RANCID
2 15 (5.70%) OpenNMS
3 10 (3.80%) SolarWinds Orion
3 10 (3.80%) FortiGate
4 8 (3.04%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (3.04%) Nessus
5 7 (2.66%) SCOrch
6 4 (1.52%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (1.14%) CiscoWorks
7 3 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.76%) Cisco LMS
9 1 (0.38%) Foglight
9 1 (0.38%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.38%) Salt
9 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 228 (86.69%) Cisco
2 101 (38.40%) Juniper
3 98 (37.26%) CheckPoint
4 81 (30.80%) F5
5 36 (13.69%) Blue Coat
6 27 (10.27%) Microsoft
7 22 (8.37%) Riverbed
8 19 (7.22%) HP
8 19 (7.22%) SolarWinds
9 15 (5.70%) Sourcefire
10 13 (4.94%) Dell
11 12 (4.56%) Aruba
12 11 (4.18%) Citrix
13 9 (3.42%) Nortel
14 7 (2.66%) VMware
15 6 (2.28%) Meraki
16 5 (1.90%) Motorola
16 5 (1.90%) Avaya
16 5 (1.90%) Nokia
16 5 (1.90%) 3Com
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