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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 270 311 302
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -9
Contract jobs citing OSPF 155 112 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.64% 0.47% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.09% 3.58% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 76 74
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£435 £388 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.25% +5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £507 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £42.75 - £50.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 - £48.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.95 - £57.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +25.00%
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
3048 3125 3045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.66% 13.03% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1966 1936 1968
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 97 96
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 43 £450 +12.50% 8
Isleworth - 4 - -
Hammersmith - 4 £438 -
Croydon -21 2 £525 +15.06%
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Docklands, London -7 1 £435 -17.14%
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 236 (93.28%) Cisco
2 233 (92.09%) BGP
3 184 (72.73%) Firewall
4 168 (66.40%) Cisco Certification
5 135 (53.36%) MPLS
6 133 (52.57%) WAN
7 126 (49.80%) EIGRP
8 125 (49.41%) CCNP
9 121 (47.83%) LAN
10 117 (46.25%) Juniper
11 112 (44.27%) F5
12 111 (43.87%) CheckPoint
13 107 (42.29%) VPN
14 105 (41.50%) Cisco ASA
15 94 (37.15%) TCP/IP
15 94 (37.15%) Wireless
16 86 (33.99%) IPsec
16 86 (33.99%) Cisco IOS
17 82 (32.41%) Cisco Nexus
17 82 (32.41%) Data Centre
18 79 (31.23%) Network Security
19 75 (29.64%) DNS
20 74 (29.25%) Finance
21 73 (28.85%) DHCP
22 72 (28.46%) HSRP
23 68 (26.88%) VoIP
24 63 (24.90%) SolarWinds
25 62 (24.51%) Load Balancing
26 61 (24.11%) Spanning Tree
26 61 (24.11%) VLAN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 4 (1.58%) SharePoint
1 4 (1.58%) Lync
2 2 (0.79%) IIS
2 2 (0.79%) Apache
3 1 (0.40%) MediaWiki
3 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.40%) nginx
3 1 (0.40%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (3.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.37%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.98%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.79%) Office 365
2 1 (0.40%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 233 (92.09%) BGP
2 184 (72.73%) Firewall
3 135 (53.36%) MPLS
4 133 (52.57%) WAN
5 126 (49.80%) EIGRP
6 121 (47.83%) LAN
7 107 (42.29%) VPN
8 105 (41.50%) Cisco ASA
9 94 (37.15%) Wireless
9 94 (37.15%) TCP/IP
10 86 (33.99%) IPsec
10 86 (33.99%) Cisco IOS
11 82 (32.41%) Cisco Nexus
12 79 (31.23%) Network Security
13 75 (29.64%) DNS
14 73 (28.85%) DHCP
15 72 (28.46%) HSRP
16 68 (26.88%) VoIP
17 61 (24.11%) VLAN
17 61 (24.11%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.79%) MySQL
2 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (3.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.79%) Subversion
2 2 (0.79%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.40%) Hudson
3 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.40%) JIRA
General
1 74 (29.25%) Finance
2 34 (13.44%) Banking
2 34 (13.44%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.93%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.77%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.58%) Multimedia
5 4 (1.58%) Advertising
5 4 (1.58%) Marketing
6 3 (1.19%) Legal
7 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.40%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 177 (69.96%) Network Engineer
2 38 (15.02%) Senior Network Engineer
3 24 (9.49%) Security Engineer
4 22 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
5 20 (7.91%) Network Security Engineer
6 19 (7.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 14 (5.53%) Network Support
8 13 (5.14%) Support Engineer
9 12 (4.74%) Communications Engineer
10 11 (4.35%) Network Specialist
10 11 (4.35%) Voice Engineer
10 11 (4.35%) Project Manager
11 10 (3.95%) Consultant
11 10 (3.95%) Data Network Engineer
12 9 (3.56%) Avaya Engineer
12 9 (3.56%) Architect
12 9 (3.56%) Network Support Engineer
13 8 (3.16%) Design Engineer
14 7 (2.77%) Network Design Engineer
14 7 (2.77%) Senior Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.86%) 802.1X
2 10 (3.95%) XMPP
3 1 (0.40%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 82 (32.41%) Data Centre
2 30 (11.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 16 (6.32%) Video Conferencing
4 13 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.35%) IVR
6 9 (3.56%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.16%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.58%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.19%) e-Health
9 3 (1.19%) NHS
9 3 (1.19%) PKI
10 2 (0.79%) Eurex
10 2 (0.79%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.79%) Life Science
11 1 (0.40%) Wiki
11 1 (0.40%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.40%) Online Games
11 1 (0.40%) Streaming Video
11 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.40%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 50 (19.76%) Windows
2 36 (14.23%) UNIX
2 36 (14.23%) Linux
3 7 (2.77%) Solaris
3 7 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.58%) Windows 2000
6 4 (1.58%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.79%) CentOS
7 2 (0.79%) SUSE
8 1 (0.40%) Debian
8 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.40%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (24.51%) Load Balancing
2 45 (17.79%) ITIL
3 25 (9.88%) Network Management
4 24 (9.49%) DDoS Mitigation
4 24 (9.49%) Network Design
5 23 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
6 21 (8.30%) Project Management
7 19 (7.51%) Capacity Planning
8 16 (6.32%) Kalman Filter
9 15 (5.93%) Low Latency
10 14 (5.53%) E-Commerce
11 13 (5.14%) Service Management
11 13 (5.14%) Migration
11 13 (5.14%) WAN Optimisation
12 12 (4.74%) Performance Management
13 11 (4.35%) Information Security
14 10 (3.95%) Scrum
14 10 (3.95%) Kanban
15 9 (3.56%) Change Management
16 8 (3.16%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.74%) SQL
2 11 (4.35%) VB
3 6 (2.37%) Perl
4 4 (1.58%) Ruby
5 3 (1.19%) VBScript
5 3 (1.19%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.19%) Python
5 3 (1.19%) Tcl
5 3 (1.19%) Lisp
6 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.40%) PHP
7 1 (0.40%) C
7 1 (0.40%) Java
Qualifications
1 168 (66.40%) Cisco Certification
2 125 (49.41%) CCNP
3 57 (22.53%) CCIE
4 37 (14.62%) CCNA
5 31 (12.25%) Degree
6 27 (10.67%) CCSA
7 13 (5.14%) CCSE
7 13 (5.14%) CCIP
8 10 (3.95%) CCDA
9 6 (2.37%) Security Cleared
10 5 (1.98%) SC Cleared
11 4 (1.58%) JNCIS
11 4 (1.58%) MCSE
11 4 (1.58%) CISSP
11 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.19%) Check Point Certification
12 3 (1.19%) JNCIP
12 3 (1.19%) CISM
12 3 (1.19%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.51%) SLA
2 3 (1.19%) COBIT
3 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 16 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.77%) Snort
3 2 (0.79%) iptables
3 2 (0.79%) vSphere
3 2 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.79%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.40%) Firmware
4 1 (0.40%) Samba
4 1 (0.40%) Postfix
4 1 (0.40%) XenServer
4 1 (0.40%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 41 (16.21%) Cisco CUCM
2 18 (7.11%) RANCID
3 15 (5.93%) CiscoWorks
4 10 (3.95%) OpenView
5 9 (3.56%) AirWatch
6 8 (3.16%) Cisco UCCE
7 7 (2.77%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (2.37%) NetCrunch
9 5 (1.98%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (1.98%) CA Spectrum
10 4 (1.58%) OPNET
10 4 (1.58%) Cisco IPCC
11 3 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
12 2 (0.79%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.79%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.79%) Puppet
13 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
13 1 (0.40%) Ansible
13 1 (0.40%) yum
13 1 (0.40%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 236 (93.28%) Cisco
2 117 (46.25%) Juniper
3 112 (44.27%) F5
4 111 (43.87%) CheckPoint
5 63 (24.90%) SolarWinds
6 33 (13.04%) Citrix
7 26 (10.28%) Blue Coat
8 25 (9.88%) Riverbed
9 24 (9.49%) Aruba
9 24 (9.49%) Infoblox
10 21 (8.30%) HP
11 19 (7.51%) Microsoft
12 18 (7.11%) Nortel
12 18 (7.11%) Avaya
13 17 (6.72%) VMware
14 13 (5.14%) Fortinet
15 11 (4.35%) Sourcefire
15 11 (4.35%) Dell
16 10 (3.95%) Nokia
16 10 (3.95%) Websense
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £382.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £470 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £549 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Spinnaker Red
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 13 days ago