The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 306 316 280
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -36
Contract jobs citing OSPF 93 96 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.40% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.24% 3.41% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 57 92
Average daily rate
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£420 £360 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £421 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £48.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.03%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2871 2815 3615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.18% 11.61% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1788 1779 2087
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 101 170
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
OSPF
England

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 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 +7 28 £400 +9.96% 20
Docklands, London +11 2 £525 +66.66%
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 137 (88.96%) BGP
2 126 (81.82%) Cisco
3 87 (56.49%) WAN
3 87 (56.49%) Cisco Certification
4 77 (50.00%) LAN
5 73 (47.40%) Firewall
6 70 (45.45%) MPLS
7 61 (39.61%) Juniper
8 59 (38.31%) CCNP
9 52 (33.77%) VPN
10 49 (31.82%) TCP/IP
10 49 (31.82%) CheckPoint
11 46 (29.87%) EIGRP
12 43 (27.92%) F5
13 42 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
14 40 (25.97%) Finance
15 38 (24.68%) Cisco IOS
16 35 (22.73%) VLAN
16 35 (22.73%) Multicast
17 34 (22.08%) Wireless
17 34 (22.08%) CCIE
18 29 (18.83%) Network Security
19 26 (16.88%) IPsec
19 26 (16.88%) Telecoms
19 26 (16.88%) Banking
20 23 (14.94%) RIP
20 23 (14.94%) DNS
20 23 (14.94%) Cisco ASA
21 22 (14.29%) VoIP
21 22 (14.29%) Blue Coat

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 6 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.25%) Lync
3 4 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.60%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.60%) IIS
4 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (3.90%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.25%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.30%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 137 (88.96%) BGP
2 87 (56.49%) WAN
3 77 (50.00%) LAN
4 73 (47.40%) Firewall
5 70 (45.45%) MPLS
6 52 (33.77%) VPN
7 49 (31.82%) TCP/IP
8 46 (29.87%) EIGRP
9 42 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
10 38 (24.68%) Cisco IOS
11 35 (22.73%) VLAN
11 35 (22.73%) Multicast
12 34 (22.08%) Wireless
13 29 (18.83%) Network Security
14 26 (16.88%) IPsec
15 23 (14.94%) RIP
15 23 (14.94%) DNS
15 23 (14.94%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (14.29%) VoIP
17 21 (13.64%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.65%) MySQL
1 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.65%) Ingres
1 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.65%) Subversion
General
1 40 (25.97%) Finance
2 26 (16.88%) Banking
2 26 (16.88%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.90%) Retail
5 5 (3.25%) Law
6 3 (1.95%) Legal
6 3 (1.95%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.95%) German Language
7 2 (1.30%) Publishing
7 2 (1.30%) Front Office
8 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.65%) Games
Job Titles
1 69 (44.81%) Network Engineer
2 28 (18.18%) Consultant
3 22 (14.29%) Architect
3 22 (14.29%) Network Consultant
4 14 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
5 13 (8.44%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (6.49%) Network Architect
7 9 (5.84%) Security Engineer
8 8 (5.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (5.19%) Analyst
9 7 (4.55%) Network Support
9 7 (4.55%) IP Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) Network Security Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (3.90%) Network Analyst
11 5 (3.25%) Senior Security Engineer
12 4 (2.60%) IP Network Engineer
12 4 (2.60%) Security Architect
12 4 (2.60%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 4 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (3.90%) Clustering
3 5 (3.25%) PKI
3 5 (3.25%) Replication
4 3 (1.95%) NHS
5 2 (1.30%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.30%) AS400
5 2 (1.30%) Derivative
5 2 (1.30%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.30%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.65%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.65%) FMCG
6 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.65%) Online Games
6 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.65%) e-Health
6 1 (0.65%) SecurID
6 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.04%) Linux
2 16 (10.39%) Windows
3 13 (8.44%) UNIX
4 5 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.60%) SUSE
6 2 (1.30%) AIX
6 2 (1.30%) CentOS
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) Solaris
7 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.65%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.65%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.64%) Network Design
2 19 (12.34%) Load Balancing
2 19 (12.34%) ITIL
3 17 (11.04%) Network Management
4 15 (9.74%) Network Monitoring
5 13 (8.44%) WAN Optimisation
5 13 (8.44%) Low Latency
6 12 (7.79%) Migration
7 11 (7.14%) Change Management
7 11 (7.14%) Project Management
7 11 (7.14%) Network Architecture
8 9 (5.84%) Data Protection
8 9 (5.84%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.90%) BCP
9 6 (3.90%) E-Commerce
10 5 (3.25%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 5 (3.25%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (3.25%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (2.60%) Information Assurance
11 4 (2.60%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.25%) C
2 3 (1.95%) Python
3 2 (1.30%) Perl
4 1 (0.65%) SQL
4 1 (0.65%) Tcl
4 1 (0.65%) Ruby
4 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 87 (56.49%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (38.31%) CCNP
3 34 (22.08%) CCIE
4 21 (13.64%) CCNA
5 11 (7.14%) CCDP
6 9 (5.84%) Security Cleared
7 8 (5.19%) CCIP
7 8 (5.19%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.90%) JNCIS
9 5 (3.25%) JNCIP
9 5 (3.25%) CCSE
9 5 (3.25%) JNCIA
10 4 (2.60%) HP ASE
10 4 (2.60%) ACSP
10 4 (2.60%) Degree
11 3 (1.95%) JNCIE
12 2 (1.30%) VTSP
12 2 (1.30%) CCSP
13 1 (0.65%) CISSP
13 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.55%) SLA
2 4 (2.60%) QA
3 2 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (5.84%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.19%) Snort
3 7 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.90%) VMware ESX
5 5 (3.25%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.25%) vSphere
6 4 (2.60%) SRDF
6 4 (2.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 3 (1.95%) OpenSSH
8 2 (1.30%) ProxySG
8 2 (1.30%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (3.90%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (3.25%) FortiGate
4 4 (2.60%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.30%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.30%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.65%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.65%) OpenView
6 1 (0.65%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.65%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 126 (81.82%) Cisco
2 61 (39.61%) Juniper
3 49 (31.82%) CheckPoint
4 43 (27.92%) F5
5 22 (14.29%) Blue Coat
6 18 (11.69%) HP
7 16 (10.39%) Riverbed
8 15 (9.74%) Citrix
9 12 (7.79%) Aruba
10 10 (6.49%) VMware
11 9 (5.84%) Microsoft
12 8 (5.19%) Avaya
12 8 (5.19%) Sourcefire
12 8 (5.19%) Brocade
13 6 (3.90%) Fortinet
13 6 (3.90%) Red Hat
13 6 (3.90%) SolarWinds
14 5 (3.25%) Meraki
14 5 (3.25%) Symantec
14 5 (3.25%) NetApp
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
East London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 26 days ago