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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 283 332 312
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -20
Contract jobs citing OSPF 120 72 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.56% 0.32% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.22% 2.76% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 52 44
Average daily rate
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£373 £400 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £286 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £550 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £103.94 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-71.13% +219.80%
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
2845 2609 2796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.31% 11.64% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1827 1677 1730
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 91 130
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
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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 +33 35 £425 +28.78% 16
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Greenwich - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 272 (88.60%) Cisco
2 264 (85.99%) BGP
3 212 (69.06%) Firewall
4 206 (67.10%) Cisco Certification
5 156 (50.81%) CCNP
6 146 (47.56%) F5
7 138 (44.95%) MPLS
8 133 (43.32%) WAN
9 128 (41.69%) Juniper
10 126 (41.04%) CheckPoint
11 123 (40.07%) EIGRP
12 118 (38.44%) LAN
13 105 (34.20%) Cisco Nexus
14 103 (33.55%) VPN
15 98 (31.92%) Cisco ASA
16 94 (30.62%) TCP/IP
17 84 (27.36%) Network Security
18 78 (25.41%) CCIE
19 66 (21.50%) Wireless
19 66 (21.50%) IPsec
19 66 (21.50%) Finance
19 66 (21.50%) Cisco IOS
20 64 (20.85%) CCNA
21 62 (20.20%) Load Balancing
22 60 (19.54%) DNS
22 60 (19.54%) Blue Coat
23 58 (18.89%) HSRP
24 55 (17.92%) Multicast
25 54 (17.59%) VLAN
26 50 (16.29%) Citrix

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (1.95%) Apache
1 6 (1.95%) Confluence
1 6 (1.95%) MediaWiki
2 4 (1.30%) nginx
3 3 (0.98%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.65%) IIS
5 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.93%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.65%) SaaS
2 2 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 264 (85.99%) BGP
2 212 (69.06%) Firewall
3 138 (44.95%) MPLS
4 133 (43.32%) WAN
5 123 (40.07%) EIGRP
6 118 (38.44%) LAN
7 105 (34.20%) Cisco Nexus
8 103 (33.55%) VPN
9 98 (31.92%) Cisco ASA
10 94 (30.62%) TCP/IP
11 84 (27.36%) Network Security
12 66 (21.50%) Cisco IOS
12 66 (21.50%) Wireless
12 66 (21.50%) IPsec
13 60 (19.54%) DNS
14 58 (18.89%) HSRP
15 55 (17.92%) Multicast
16 54 (17.59%) VLAN
17 49 (15.96%) VoIP
18 47 (15.31%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (1.30%) MySQL
3 3 (0.98%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.98%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (1.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 6 (1.95%) Subversion
1 6 (1.95%) JIRA
1 6 (1.95%) Git (software)
1 6 (1.95%) Hudson
1 6 (1.95%) Jenkins
General
1 66 (21.50%) Finance
2 47 (15.31%) Banking
3 39 (12.70%) Telecoms
4 17 (5.54%) Investment Banking
5 15 (4.89%) Games
6 8 (2.61%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.95%) Retail
7 6 (1.95%) Marketing
8 3 (0.98%) Back Office
9 2 (0.65%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.33%) German Language
10 1 (0.33%) Billing
10 1 (0.33%) Electronics
10 1 (0.33%) Legal
10 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 182 (59.28%) Network Engineer
2 32 (10.42%) Architect
3 28 (9.12%) Cisco Engineer
4 22 (7.17%) Senior Network Engineer
5 19 (6.19%) Network Security Engineer
5 19 (6.19%) Consultant
5 19 (6.19%) Security Engineer
6 16 (5.21%) Network Architect
6 16 (5.21%) Network Specialist
6 16 (5.21%) Support Engineer
6 16 (5.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 15 (4.89%) Network Support
8 12 (3.91%) Technical Consultant
9 11 (3.58%) Security Specialist
9 11 (3.58%) Network Security Specialist
10 9 (2.93%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 9 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (2.61%) Network Support Engineer
11 8 (2.61%) Cisco Support
11 8 (2.61%) Cisco Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.30%) XMPP
2 2 (0.65%) Web Services
2 2 (0.65%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.89%) Video Conferencing
3 14 (4.56%) Online Games
4 11 (3.58%) Fat Client
4 11 (3.58%) Thin Client
4 11 (3.58%) IVR
5 9 (2.93%) FlexPod
6 7 (2.28%) PKI
7 6 (1.95%) Wiki
7 6 (1.95%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.98%) Clustering
8 3 (0.98%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.65%) Open Source
9 2 (0.65%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.65%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.33%) NHS
10 1 (0.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.40%) Linux
2 28 (9.12%) Windows
3 22 (7.17%) UNIX
4 10 (3.26%) Windows XP
5 9 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.28%) Solaris
6 7 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.95%) CentOS
8 5 (1.63%) Windows 2000
9 4 (1.30%) Debian
9 4 (1.30%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (20.20%) Load Balancing
2 43 (14.01%) E-Commerce
3 39 (12.70%) ITIL
4 32 (10.42%) Network Design
5 31 (10.10%) Network Monitoring
6 28 (9.12%) Low Latency
7 25 (8.14%) Network Management
8 24 (7.82%) Service Management
8 24 (7.82%) Service Delivery
9 22 (7.17%) Project Management
10 18 (5.86%) Mentoring
11 15 (4.89%) Change Management
12 14 (4.56%) Migration
13 13 (4.23%) Network Architecture
14 11 (3.58%) Network Load Balancing
15 9 (2.93%) Capacity Planning
16 8 (2.61%) High Availability
16 8 (2.61%) Kalman Filter
17 7 (2.28%) Information Assurance
17 7 (2.28%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.21%) Perl
2 13 (4.23%) C
3 5 (1.63%) Ruby
3 5 (1.63%) Bash Shell
4 4 (1.30%) Java
5 3 (0.98%) PHP
5 3 (0.98%) SQL
5 3 (0.98%) Python
6 1 (0.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 206 (67.10%) Cisco Certification
2 156 (50.81%) CCNP
3 78 (25.41%) CCIE
4 64 (20.85%) CCNA
5 25 (8.14%) CCSE
6 21 (6.84%) Degree
7 13 (4.23%) CCDP
7 13 (4.23%) CCIP
8 6 (1.95%) CCSP
8 6 (1.95%) CCSA
9 4 (1.30%) JNCIS
10 3 (0.98%) JNCIP
10 3 (0.98%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.98%) Security Cleared
10 3 (0.98%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (0.98%) Avaya Certification
10 3 (0.98%) PMP
10 3 (0.98%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.65%) CISM
11 2 (0.65%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.79%) SLA
2 3 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (4.23%) XenServer
3 10 (3.26%) ProxySG
4 7 (2.28%) Snort
5 6 (1.95%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.95%) Samba
5 6 (1.95%) Postfix
5 6 (1.95%) iptables
6 3 (0.98%) vSphere
6 3 (0.98%) Xen
7 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.65%) XenApp
8 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (6.51%) RANCID
2 15 (4.89%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (2.93%) Cisco UCCE
4 8 (2.61%) OpenNMS
4 8 (2.61%) SolarWinds Orion
5 7 (2.28%) Cisco IPCC
6 6 (1.95%) Puppet
6 6 (1.95%) ZABBIX
7 4 (1.30%) Salt
7 4 (1.30%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.30%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (1.30%) OPNET
8 2 (0.65%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (0.65%) SCOM
8 2 (0.65%) Cisco LMS
8 2 (0.65%) NetCrunch
8 2 (0.65%) Iperf
9 1 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 272 (88.60%) Cisco
2 146 (47.56%) F5
3 128 (41.69%) Juniper
4 126 (41.04%) CheckPoint
5 60 (19.54%) Blue Coat
6 50 (16.29%) Citrix
7 38 (12.38%) VMware
8 37 (12.05%) Riverbed
9 36 (11.73%) SolarWinds
10 33 (10.75%) Infoblox
11 27 (8.79%) HP
12 23 (7.49%) Fortinet
13 16 (5.21%) Microsoft
14 12 (3.91%) Imperva
15 9 (2.93%) Nokia
16 7 (2.28%) Sourcefire
16 7 (2.28%) Nortel
17 6 (1.95%) Red Hat
17 6 (1.95%) BT
17 6 (1.95%) Aruba
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago