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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 298 355 327
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -28
Contract jobs citing OSPF 102 60 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.45% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.43% 2.15% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 38 33
Average daily rate
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£363 £365 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £301
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.88 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.49% -14.23%
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
2975 2789 3060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.23% 11.95% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1906 1849 1893
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 86 137
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +20 26 £438 +27.73% 11
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £173 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 242 (90.30%) Cisco
2 225 (83.96%) BGP
3 186 (69.40%) Firewall
4 179 (66.79%) Cisco Certification
5 137 (51.12%) F5
6 135 (50.37%) CCNP
7 125 (46.64%) MPLS
8 120 (44.78%) Juniper
9 115 (42.91%) CheckPoint
10 108 (40.30%) EIGRP
10 108 (40.30%) WAN
11 107 (39.93%) Cisco ASA
12 100 (37.31%) LAN
13 88 (32.84%) VPN
13 88 (32.84%) Cisco Nexus
14 79 (29.48%) Network Security
15 72 (26.87%) Cisco IOS
16 71 (26.49%) Wireless
16 71 (26.49%) TCP/IP
17 70 (26.12%) Finance
18 66 (24.63%) Load Balancing
19 62 (23.13%) DNS
20 60 (22.39%) CCIE
20 60 (22.39%) IPsec
21 55 (20.52%) Citrix
22 53 (19.78%) Blue Coat
22 53 (19.78%) HSRP
22 53 (19.78%) Multicast
23 51 (19.03%) DHCP
24 50 (18.66%) VoIP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 5 (1.87%) Apache
1 5 (1.87%) Confluence
1 5 (1.87%) MediaWiki
2 3 (1.12%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.12%) nginx
3 2 (0.75%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (2.99%) MS Excel
1 8 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.75%) SaaS
1 2 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 225 (83.96%) BGP
2 186 (69.40%) Firewall
3 125 (46.64%) MPLS
4 108 (40.30%) EIGRP
4 108 (40.30%) WAN
5 107 (39.93%) Cisco ASA
6 100 (37.31%) LAN
7 88 (32.84%) VPN
7 88 (32.84%) Cisco Nexus
8 79 (29.48%) Network Security
9 72 (26.87%) Cisco IOS
10 71 (26.49%) Wireless
10 71 (26.49%) TCP/IP
11 62 (23.13%) DNS
12 60 (22.39%) IPsec
13 53 (19.78%) HSRP
13 53 (19.78%) Multicast
14 51 (19.03%) DHCP
15 50 (18.66%) VoIP
16 49 (18.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.12%) MySQL
2 3 (1.12%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.87%) Subversion
1 5 (1.87%) JIRA
1 5 (1.87%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.87%) Hudson
1 5 (1.87%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 70 (26.12%) Finance
2 39 (14.55%) Banking
3 31 (11.57%) Telecoms
4 15 (5.60%) Investment Banking
5 13 (4.85%) Games
6 8 (2.99%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.87%) Marketing
8 2 (0.75%) Back Office
8 2 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Electronics
9 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 172 (64.18%) Network Engineer
2 23 (8.58%) Security Engineer
3 22 (8.21%) Network Security Engineer
4 21 (7.84%) Cisco Engineer
5 20 (7.46%) Architect
6 17 (6.34%) Consultant
6 17 (6.34%) Network Specialist
7 16 (5.97%) Support Engineer
7 16 (5.97%) Senior Network Engineer
8 15 (5.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 14 (5.22%) Network Architect
10 11 (4.10%) Network Security Specialist
10 11 (4.10%) Security Specialist
10 11 (4.10%) Technical Consultant
11 9 (3.36%) Network Support
11 9 (3.36%) Network Support Engineer
12 7 (2.61%) Implementation Engineer
12 7 (2.61%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
13 6 (2.24%) NOC Engineer
13 6 (2.24%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.49%) XMPP
2 2 (0.75%) Web Services
3 1 (0.37%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.48%) Online Games
2 12 (4.48%) IVR
3 11 (4.10%) Thin Client
3 11 (4.10%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (4.10%) Fat Client
4 5 (1.87%) FlexPod
4 5 (1.87%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.87%) Wiki
5 3 (1.12%) BYOD
6 2 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.75%) NHS
6 2 (0.75%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.75%) Clustering
6 2 (0.75%) Eurex
6 2 (0.75%) Open Source
6 2 (0.75%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.37%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.37%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.37%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.07%) Windows
2 26 (9.70%) Linux
3 18 (6.72%) UNIX
4 10 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (3.36%) Windows XP
6 7 (2.61%) Windows 2000
6 7 (2.61%) Solaris
7 5 (1.87%) CentOS
8 3 (1.12%) Debian
8 3 (1.12%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (24.63%) Load Balancing
2 44 (16.42%) E-Commerce
3 40 (14.93%) ITIL
4 28 (10.45%) Network Design
5 25 (9.33%) Low Latency
6 22 (8.21%) Service Management
7 19 (7.09%) Mentoring
8 18 (6.72%) Service Delivery
9 17 (6.34%) Project Management
9 17 (6.34%) Network Monitoring
10 15 (5.60%) Network Management
11 11 (4.10%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (3.36%) Kalman Filter
12 9 (3.36%) Information Security
13 8 (2.99%) Migration
14 7 (2.61%) Disaster Recovery
15 6 (2.24%) Scrum
15 6 (2.24%) Change Management
15 6 (2.24%) Kanban
15 6 (2.24%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.85%) C
2 9 (3.36%) Perl
3 4 (1.49%) Ruby
3 4 (1.49%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.12%) Java
5 2 (0.75%) PHP
5 2 (0.75%) SQL
5 2 (0.75%) Python
6 1 (0.37%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 179 (66.79%) Cisco Certification
2 135 (50.37%) CCNP
3 60 (22.39%) CCIE
4 47 (17.54%) CCNA
5 25 (9.33%) Degree
6 24 (8.96%) CCSE
7 7 (2.61%) CCSA
7 7 (2.61%) CCDP
8 6 (2.24%) CCSP
8 6 (2.24%) CCIP
9 4 (1.49%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (1.49%) Avaya Certification
9 4 (1.49%) JNCIS
10 3 (1.12%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.12%) PMP
10 3 (1.12%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.75%) CISM
11 2 (0.75%) CCVP
11 2 (0.75%) CISSP
11 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.07%) SLA
2 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (4.48%) XenServer
3 6 (2.24%) ProxySG
4 5 (1.87%) Snort
4 5 (1.87%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.87%) Samba
4 5 (1.87%) Postfix
4 5 (1.87%) iptables
5 2 (0.75%) vSphere
5 2 (0.75%) Firmware
5 2 (0.75%) Xen
5 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (7.46%) RANCID
2 16 (5.97%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (4.48%) CiscoWorks
4 11 (4.10%) Cisco UCCE
4 11 (4.10%) OpenView
5 9 (3.36%) AirWatch
6 7 (2.61%) Cisco IPCC
7 5 (1.87%) Puppet
7 5 (1.87%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.49%) OpenNMS
8 4 (1.49%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (1.49%) OPNET
9 3 (1.12%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.12%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (1.12%) Salt
10 2 (0.75%) Iperf
10 2 (0.75%) SCOM
10 2 (0.75%) NetCrunch
11 1 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 242 (90.30%) Cisco
2 137 (51.12%) F5
3 120 (44.78%) Juniper
4 115 (42.91%) CheckPoint
5 55 (20.52%) Citrix
6 53 (19.78%) Blue Coat
7 48 (17.91%) SolarWinds
8 45 (16.79%) VMware
9 39 (14.55%) Infoblox
10 38 (14.18%) HP
11 29 (10.82%) Riverbed
12 25 (9.33%) Fortinet
13 15 (5.60%) Aruba
14 13 (4.85%) Microsoft
15 12 (4.48%) Imperva
16 10 (3.73%) Websense
17 9 (3.36%) Nokia
18 8 (2.99%) Nortel
19 7 (2.61%) Avaya
20 6 (2.24%) McAfee
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Volt
Rate: £260.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago