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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 320 250 304
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +54
Contract jobs citing OSPF 89 161 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.43% 0.77% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.37% 5.74% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 115 75
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £265 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £442 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
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
2641 2807 2726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.66% 13.39% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1715 1822 1723
Average daily rate £423 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 83 76
Average hourly rate £23.31 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.55% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.57 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £33.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the London region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(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 +15 15 £388 - 12
Canary Wharf +3 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £525 - 1
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 205 (93.61%) Cisco
2 192 (87.67%) BGP
3 170 (77.63%) Firewall
4 133 (60.73%) WAN
5 124 (56.62%) LAN
6 123 (56.16%) Cisco Certification
7 108 (49.32%) EIGRP
8 107 (48.86%) Juniper
9 102 (46.58%) VPN
10 101 (46.12%) CCNP
11 90 (41.10%) CheckPoint
12 82 (37.44%) F5
13 80 (36.53%) Cisco Nexus
13 80 (36.53%) MPLS
14 74 (33.79%) DNS
15 70 (31.96%) TCP/IP
16 63 (28.77%) DHCP
16 63 (28.77%) Data Centre
17 61 (27.85%) Cisco ASA
18 60 (27.40%) Network Security
18 60 (27.40%) IPsec
19 58 (26.48%) Finance
20 51 (23.29%) Cisco IOS
20 51 (23.29%) Spanning Tree
21 44 (20.09%) HSRP
21 44 (20.09%) CCIE
22 43 (19.63%) Wireless
23 41 (18.72%) ITIL
24 40 (18.26%) VLAN
25 39 (17.81%) Multicast

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 8 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.37%) Apache
2 3 (1.37%) IIS
2 3 (1.37%) JBoss
2 3 (1.37%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.37%) SAS
2 3 (1.37%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.91%) Confluence
3 2 (0.91%) MediaWiki
3 2 (0.91%) nginx
4 1 (0.46%) CMS
4 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.46%) Smallworld
4 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.02%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.83%) MS Office
4 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.91%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.46%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 192 (87.67%) BGP
2 170 (77.63%) Firewall
3 133 (60.73%) WAN
4 124 (56.62%) LAN
5 108 (49.32%) EIGRP
6 102 (46.58%) VPN
7 80 (36.53%) Cisco Nexus
7 80 (36.53%) MPLS
8 74 (33.79%) DNS
9 70 (31.96%) TCP/IP
10 63 (28.77%) DHCP
11 61 (27.85%) Cisco ASA
12 60 (27.40%) IPsec
12 60 (27.40%) Network Security
13 51 (23.29%) Cisco IOS
13 51 (23.29%) Spanning Tree
14 44 (20.09%) HSRP
15 43 (19.63%) Wireless
16 40 (18.26%) VLAN
17 39 (17.81%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.91%) Big Data
2 2 (0.91%) MySQL
2 2 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.91%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.83%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.91%) Hudson
2 2 (0.91%) JIRA
2 2 (0.91%) Subversion
3 1 (0.46%) Ant
General
1 58 (26.48%) Finance
2 29 (13.24%) Banking
3 16 (7.31%) Investment Banking
4 12 (5.48%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.57%) Spanish Language
6 8 (3.65%) Legal
7 7 (3.20%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.74%) Retail
9 4 (1.83%) Multimedia
10 3 (1.37%) Advertising
10 3 (1.37%) Games
11 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.46%) Law
12 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 115 (52.51%) Network Engineer
2 36 (16.44%) Cisco Engineer
3 30 (13.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 30 (13.70%) Senior Network Engineer
4 27 (12.33%) Security Engineer
5 19 (8.68%) Architect
5 19 (8.68%) Consultant
6 18 (8.22%) Network Security Engineer
7 13 (5.94%) Network Architect
7 13 (5.94%) Senior Security Engineer
8 12 (5.48%) Administrator
8 12 (5.48%) Network Consultant
9 11 (5.02%) Design Engineer
10 10 (4.57%) Network Administrator
10 10 (4.57%) Network Design Engineer
11 9 (4.11%) Analyst
11 9 (4.11%) Network Analyst
11 9 (4.11%) Network Specialist
11 9 (4.11%) Network Support
12 8 (3.65%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.94%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.83%) XMPP
3 3 (1.37%) POSIX
3 3 (1.37%) Web Services
4 2 (0.91%) LAMP
4 2 (0.91%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (0.91%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.46%) CSS
5 1 (0.46%) Middleware
5 1 (0.46%) RFC 2544
5 1 (0.46%) RFC 2547
5 1 (0.46%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 63 (28.77%) Data Centre
2 21 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.48%) Computer Science
3 12 (5.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (2.28%) Clustering
4 5 (2.28%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.28%) Handset
4 5 (2.28%) iSeries
4 5 (2.28%) NHS
4 5 (2.28%) Thin Client
4 5 (2.28%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.37%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.37%) IPTV
5 3 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.37%) PKI
5 3 (1.37%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.91%) Life Science
6 2 (0.91%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (0.91%) VCE vBlock
6 2 (0.91%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (13.24%) Linux
2 26 (11.87%) Windows
3 20 (9.13%) Unix
4 8 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.28%) CentOS
6 5 (2.28%) Debian
6 5 (2.28%) Ubuntu
6 5 (2.28%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.37%) AIX
8 3 (1.37%) CatOS
8 3 (1.37%) Solaris
8 3 (1.37%) SUSE
8 3 (1.37%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.72%) ITIL
2 35 (15.98%) Network Design
3 31 (14.16%) Load Balancing
4 28 (12.79%) Change Management
5 18 (8.22%) Network Architecture
6 15 (6.85%) High Availability
6 15 (6.85%) Load Testing
6 15 (6.85%) Migration
7 14 (6.39%) Mentoring
8 11 (5.02%) Network Monitoring
8 11 (5.02%) Service Delivery
9 10 (4.57%) Low Latency
9 10 (4.57%) Project Management
9 10 (4.57%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (3.65%) E-Commerce
11 8 (3.65%) Network Management
11 8 (3.65%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (3.20%) Problem Management
12 7 (3.20%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.11%) SQL
2 7 (3.20%) Bash Shell
3 6 (2.74%) Lisp
4 5 (2.28%) Perl
5 4 (1.83%) C
6 3 (1.37%) Korn
6 3 (1.37%) Python
6 3 (1.37%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.91%) Java
7 2 (0.91%) PHP
7 2 (0.91%) Ruby
8 1 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 123 (56.16%) Cisco Certification
2 101 (46.12%) CCNP
3 44 (20.09%) CCIE
4 29 (13.24%) CCNA
5 19 (8.68%) CCSE
6 17 (7.76%) Degree
7 15 (6.85%) CISSP
8 9 (4.11%) Security Cleared
9 8 (3.65%) CCSA
10 7 (3.20%) CCDP
10 7 (3.20%) CCNP Voice
11 6 (2.74%) SC Cleared
12 3 (1.37%) GIAC
12 3 (1.37%) JNCIP
13 2 (0.91%) CCVP
13 2 (0.91%) Check Point Certification
13 2 (0.91%) JNCIE
13 2 (0.91%) MCSE
13 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.46%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.65%) SLA
2 2 (0.91%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (7.31%) Snort
3 8 (3.65%) Active Directory
4 7 (3.20%) Samba
5 5 (2.28%) iptables
5 5 (2.28%) Postfix
6 4 (1.83%) NFS
6 4 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.37%) Sendmail
7 3 (1.37%) vSphere
8 2 (0.91%) BIND 9
8 2 (0.91%) Docker
8 2 (0.91%) Firmware
8 2 (0.91%) pfSense
8 2 (0.91%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.91%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.46%) Ceph
9 1 (0.46%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.46%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.46%) KVM
Systems Management
1 23 (10.50%) FortiGate
2 18 (8.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 16 (7.31%) Proventia
4 8 (3.65%) Nagios
5 6 (2.74%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (2.74%) SolarWinds Orion
6 5 (2.28%) Iperf
7 4 (1.83%) EnCase
7 4 (1.83%) Puppet
8 3 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.37%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (1.37%) systemd
9 2 (0.91%) Ansible
9 2 (0.91%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.91%) Cacti
9 2 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.91%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.91%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.46%) RANCID
10 1 (0.46%) SCOM
Vendors
1 205 (93.61%) Cisco
2 107 (48.86%) Juniper
3 90 (41.10%) CheckPoint
4 82 (37.44%) F5
5 32 (14.61%) VMware
6 26 (11.87%) Blue Coat
7 24 (10.96%) Palo Alto
7 24 (10.96%) SolarWinds
8 20 (9.13%) Microsoft
9 19 (8.68%) Infoblox
10 18 (8.22%) Citrix
11 17 (7.76%) Aruba
11 17 (7.76%) Riverbed
12 16 (7.31%) Sourcefire
13 12 (5.48%) HP
14 9 (4.11%) Fortinet
14 9 (4.11%) IBM
15 8 (3.65%) Red Hat
16 7 (3.20%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 7 (3.20%) Dell
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