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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 269 294 323
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +29
Contract jobs citing OSPF 161 130 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.65% 0.51% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.04% 4.20% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 89 53
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£400 £393 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% -7.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £285 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +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 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.38%
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
3197 3098 3429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.98% 12.23% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2105 2038 2183
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £575 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 92 151
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.65 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 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 21 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 21 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 +31 53 £388 -3.12% 13
Kingston Upon Thames +6 4 £310 -0.08% 2
Uxbridge - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 237 (94.05%) BGP
2 217 (86.11%) Cisco
3 148 (58.73%) Firewall
4 142 (56.35%) Cisco Certification
5 138 (54.76%) WAN
6 114 (45.24%) LAN
7 101 (40.08%) VPN
8 99 (39.29%) CCNP
9 96 (38.10%) Juniper
10 93 (36.90%) CheckPoint
10 93 (36.90%) TCP/IP
11 92 (36.51%) MPLS
12 91 (36.11%) EIGRP
13 89 (35.32%) Cisco Nexus
14 80 (31.75%) F5
15 77 (30.56%) HSRP
16 72 (28.57%) CCIE
17 61 (24.21%) Finance
18 58 (23.02%) VLAN
19 52 (20.63%) Multicast
20 48 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
21 47 (18.65%) Network Security
22 45 (17.86%) Banking
22 45 (17.86%) VRRP
23 44 (17.46%) Wireless
24 41 (16.27%) IPsec
25 39 (15.48%) DNS
26 37 (14.68%) Network Design
27 36 (14.29%) CCNA
27 36 (14.29%) Cisco ASA

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.17%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (2.78%) Lync
4 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 8 (3.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 237 (94.05%) BGP
2 148 (58.73%) Firewall
3 138 (54.76%) WAN
4 114 (45.24%) LAN
5 101 (40.08%) VPN
6 93 (36.90%) TCP/IP
7 92 (36.51%) MPLS
8 91 (36.11%) EIGRP
9 89 (35.32%) Cisco Nexus
10 77 (30.56%) HSRP
11 58 (23.02%) VLAN
12 52 (20.63%) Multicast
13 48 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
14 47 (18.65%) Network Security
15 45 (17.86%) VRRP
16 44 (17.46%) Wireless
17 41 (16.27%) IPsec
18 39 (15.48%) DNS
19 36 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
20 35 (13.89%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.40%) MySQL
1 1 (0.40%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.40%) Ingres
1 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 61 (24.21%) Finance
2 45 (17.86%) Banking
3 29 (11.51%) Telecoms
4 16 (6.35%) Investment Banking
4 16 (6.35%) Retail
5 5 (1.98%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.98%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.59%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.19%) Law
7 3 (1.19%) Legal
7 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.79%) Publishing
8 2 (0.79%) Games
8 2 (0.79%) Marketing
8 2 (0.79%) German Language
8 2 (0.79%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.40%) Back Office
9 1 (0.40%) Local Government
9 1 (0.40%) Billing
Job Titles
1 120 (47.62%) Network Engineer
2 38 (15.08%) Architect
3 33 (13.10%) Senior Network Engineer
4 30 (11.90%) Cisco Engineer
5 26 (10.32%) Consultant
6 24 (9.52%) Security Engineer
7 21 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
8 19 (7.54%) Network Consultant
9 15 (5.95%) Network Architect
9 15 (5.95%) Network Support
10 14 (5.56%) Security Architect
11 13 (5.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 11 (4.37%) Support Engineer
13 10 (3.97%) Analyst
14 9 (3.57%) Senior Security Engineer
14 9 (3.57%) Cisco Consultant
14 9 (3.57%) Cisco Network Consultant
15 8 (3.17%) Senior Network Security Engineer
15 8 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
16 7 (2.78%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.56%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (0.79%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.16%) FlexPod
3 11 (4.37%) PKI
4 8 (3.17%) Clustering
5 5 (1.98%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.59%) Open Source
6 4 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.19%) SecurID
8 2 (0.79%) Online Games
8 2 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.79%) NHS
8 2 (0.79%) e-Health
9 1 (0.40%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.40%) IVR
9 1 (0.40%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.40%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.40%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.40%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (11.51%) Windows
2 27 (10.71%) UNIX
3 24 (9.52%) Linux
4 10 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.38%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.79%) Windows NT
6 2 (0.79%) Solaris
6 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.79%) CentOS
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (14.68%) Network Design
2 32 (12.70%) Network Monitoring
3 28 (11.11%) Network Management
4 27 (10.71%) Low Latency
5 23 (9.13%) ITIL
6 21 (8.33%) Project Management
6 21 (8.33%) Change Management
6 21 (8.33%) Load Balancing
7 20 (7.94%) Migration
7 20 (7.94%) Network Architecture
8 18 (7.14%) Mentoring
9 13 (5.16%) Service Delivery
10 12 (4.76%) WAN Optimisation
11 11 (4.37%) Information Assurance
12 10 (3.97%) ISMS
12 10 (3.97%) High Availability
12 10 (3.97%) Network Load Balancing
13 8 (3.17%) Asset Management
13 8 (3.17%) BCP
13 8 (3.17%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.75%) Perl
2 8 (3.17%) R
3 2 (0.79%) Python
4 1 (0.40%) Tcl
4 1 (0.40%) Ruby
4 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.40%) C
4 1 (0.40%) SQL
Qualifications
1 142 (56.35%) Cisco Certification
2 99 (39.29%) CCNP
3 72 (28.57%) CCIE
4 36 (14.29%) CCNA
5 17 (6.75%) CCSE
6 10 (3.97%) CCDP
7 9 (3.57%) CCIP
7 9 (3.57%) Security Cleared
8 8 (3.17%) SC Cleared
8 8 (3.17%) Degree
9 6 (2.38%) CCSA
9 6 (2.38%) JNCIA
10 5 (1.98%) JNCIS
10 5 (1.98%) CISSP
10 5 (1.98%) HP ASE
10 5 (1.98%) ACSP
11 4 (1.59%) JNCIE
11 4 (1.59%) CCSP
12 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.76%) SLA
2 6 (2.38%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.59%) QA
4 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (7.14%) Snort
2 9 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.17%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.98%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.59%) Nmap
5 4 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.19%) OpenSSH
7 2 (0.79%) vSphere
8 1 (0.40%) XenApp
8 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (5.56%) RANCID
2 13 (5.16%) OpenNMS
3 10 (3.97%) SolarWinds Orion
3 10 (3.97%) FortiGate
4 8 (3.17%) Nessus
4 8 (3.17%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (2.78%) SCOrch
6 4 (1.59%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.19%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.79%) Cisco LMS
9 1 (0.40%) Foglight
Vendors
1 217 (86.11%) Cisco
2 96 (38.10%) Juniper
3 93 (36.90%) CheckPoint
4 80 (31.75%) F5
5 35 (13.89%) Blue Coat
6 25 (9.92%) Microsoft
7 19 (7.54%) SolarWinds
8 18 (7.14%) HP
9 17 (6.75%) Riverbed
10 14 (5.56%) Sourcefire
11 13 (5.16%) Dell
12 12 (4.76%) Aruba
13 11 (4.37%) Citrix
14 9 (3.57%) Nortel
15 7 (2.78%) VMware
16 6 (2.38%) Meraki
17 5 (1.98%) AirMagnet
17 5 (1.98%) 3Com
17 5 (1.98%) Fortinet
17 5 (1.98%) Avaya
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £319 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £319 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £175 - £225 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 325-375 Per Annum
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago