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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 260 293 309
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +16
Contract jobs citing OSPF 140 98 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.66% 0.45% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.00% 3.77% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 70 43
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£370 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £311 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +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
2800 2599 2799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.19% 11.89% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1792 1631 1729
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 76 142
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -19.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.58 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -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 4 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 4 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 +29 42 £388 +10.71% 11
Canary Wharf - 1 £450 -
Greenwich - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 296 (88.89%) Cisco
2 293 (87.99%) BGP
3 218 (65.47%) Cisco Certification
3 218 (65.47%) Firewall
4 161 (48.35%) CCNP
5 151 (45.35%) WAN
6 146 (43.84%) EIGRP
7 141 (42.34%) CheckPoint
8 140 (42.04%) F5
9 135 (40.54%) MPLS
10 132 (39.64%) Juniper
11 128 (38.44%) LAN
12 105 (31.53%) TCP/IP
12 105 (31.53%) VPN
13 100 (30.03%) Cisco Nexus
14 95 (28.53%) CCIE
15 86 (25.83%) Cisco ASA
16 83 (24.92%) Network Security
17 71 (21.32%) Finance
18 67 (20.12%) HSRP
18 67 (20.12%) Multicast
19 64 (19.22%) CCNA
20 63 (18.92%) Wireless
21 62 (18.62%) IPsec
22 61 (18.32%) DNS
23 56 (16.82%) Banking
23 56 (16.82%) Cisco IOS
24 54 (16.22%) Blue Coat
25 53 (15.92%) Load Balancing
25 53 (15.92%) VLAN

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (1.80%) Confluence
1 6 (1.80%) MediaWiki
1 6 (1.80%) Apache
2 4 (1.20%) nginx
2 4 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.60%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.60%) IIS
4 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.30%) Lync
4 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.40%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.80%) MS Office
4 3 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.60%) SaaS
2 2 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 293 (87.99%) BGP
2 218 (65.47%) Firewall
3 151 (45.35%) WAN
4 146 (43.84%) EIGRP
5 135 (40.54%) MPLS
6 128 (38.44%) LAN
7 105 (31.53%) TCP/IP
7 105 (31.53%) VPN
8 100 (30.03%) Cisco Nexus
9 86 (25.83%) Cisco ASA
10 83 (24.92%) Network Security
11 67 (20.12%) HSRP
11 67 (20.12%) Multicast
12 63 (18.92%) Wireless
13 62 (18.62%) IPsec
14 61 (18.32%) DNS
15 56 (16.82%) Cisco IOS
16 53 (15.92%) VLAN
17 49 (14.71%) DHCP
18 43 (12.91%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (1.20%) MySQL
3 3 (0.90%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.80%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.80%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.80%) Hudson
2 6 (1.80%) JIRA
2 6 (1.80%) Subversion
General
1 71 (21.32%) Finance
2 56 (16.82%) Banking
3 46 (13.81%) Telecoms
4 19 (5.71%) Investment Banking
5 15 (4.50%) Games
6 13 (3.90%) Retail
7 7 (2.10%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.80%) Marketing
9 5 (1.50%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.60%) Russian Language
10 2 (0.60%) Back Office
11 1 (0.30%) Billing
11 1 (0.30%) Local Government
11 1 (0.30%) Electronics
11 1 (0.30%) Law
11 1 (0.30%) Legal
11 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.30%) German Language
11 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 182 (54.65%) Network Engineer
2 42 (12.61%) Architect
3 28 (8.41%) Cisco Engineer
4 27 (8.11%) Senior Network Engineer
5 26 (7.81%) Consultant
6 22 (6.61%) Network Security Engineer
6 22 (6.61%) Security Engineer
7 20 (6.01%) Network Architect
8 17 (5.11%) Support Engineer
9 15 (4.50%) Network Support
10 14 (4.20%) Network Specialist
10 14 (4.20%) Technical Consultant
11 13 (3.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 13 (3.90%) Security Architect
12 12 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (3.30%) Security Specialist
13 11 (3.30%) Network Security Specialist
14 10 (3.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
14 10 (3.00%) Network Consultant
14 10 (3.00%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.90%) XMPP
2 2 (0.60%) Web Services
2 2 (0.60%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.50%) FlexPod
3 14 (4.20%) Online Games
4 11 (3.30%) Thin Client
4 11 (3.30%) Fat Client
5 10 (3.00%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (2.70%) IVR
7 7 (2.10%) PKI
8 6 (1.80%) Wiki
9 4 (1.20%) Clustering
9 4 (1.20%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.90%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.60%) Open Source
11 2 (0.60%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.60%) SecurID
12 1 (0.30%) e-Health
12 1 (0.30%) Freedom of Information
12 1 (0.30%) NHS
12 1 (0.30%) DTV
12 1 (0.30%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 39 (11.71%) Linux
2 29 (8.71%) UNIX
3 28 (8.41%) Windows
4 9 (2.70%) Windows XP
4 9 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.10%) Solaris
6 6 (1.80%) CentOS
7 4 (1.20%) Debian
7 4 (1.20%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.90%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (15.92%) Load Balancing
2 39 (11.71%) E-Commerce
3 38 (11.41%) Network Design
4 35 (10.51%) ITIL
5 33 (9.91%) Network Monitoring
6 31 (9.31%) Low Latency
7 26 (7.81%) Network Management
8 25 (7.51%) Service Delivery
9 21 (6.31%) Project Management
9 21 (6.31%) Network Architecture
9 21 (6.31%) Mentoring
10 19 (5.71%) Service Management
11 18 (5.41%) Migration
12 17 (5.11%) Change Management
13 11 (3.30%) Network Load Balancing
14 9 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
15 8 (2.40%) High Availability
16 7 (2.10%) Disaster Recovery
16 7 (2.10%) PRINCE2
16 7 (2.10%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.61%) Perl
2 13 (3.90%) C
3 5 (1.50%) Ruby
3 5 (1.50%) R
3 5 (1.50%) Bash Shell
4 4 (1.20%) Java
5 3 (0.90%) PHP
5 3 (0.90%) SQL
5 3 (0.90%) Python
6 1 (0.30%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 218 (65.47%) Cisco Certification
2 161 (48.35%) CCNP
3 95 (28.53%) CCIE
4 64 (19.22%) CCNA
5 27 (8.11%) CCSE
6 13 (3.90%) CCIP
6 13 (3.90%) CCDP
7 12 (3.60%) Degree
8 8 (2.40%) VCP4
8 8 (2.40%) CCSA
9 6 (1.80%) CCSP
10 4 (1.20%) PMP
10 4 (1.20%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.20%) JNCIS
11 3 (0.90%) JNCIP
11 3 (0.90%) CCVP
11 3 (0.90%) Check Point Certification
11 3 (0.90%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.90%) Security Cleared
12 2 (0.60%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.21%) SLA
2 4 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (3.90%) XenServer
3 11 (3.30%) ProxySG
4 7 (2.10%) Snort
4 7 (2.10%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.80%) Postfix
5 6 (1.80%) Samba
6 3 (0.90%) Xen
6 3 (0.90%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.90%) vSphere
7 2 (0.60%) XenApp
8 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.30%) Firmware
8 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (5.41%) RANCID
2 14 (4.20%) OpenNMS
3 13 (3.90%) SolarWinds Orion
4 8 (2.40%) FortiGate
5 7 (2.10%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.80%) ZABBIX
6 6 (1.80%) Puppet
7 5 (1.50%) Cisco IPCC
7 5 (1.50%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (1.20%) Salt
8 4 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.20%) Cisco UCCE
8 4 (1.20%) Nessus
9 3 (0.90%) CiscoWorks
9 3 (0.90%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.60%) Cisco LMS
10 2 (0.60%) NetCrunch
10 2 (0.60%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.60%) SCOM
11 1 (0.30%) Foglight
Vendors
1 296 (88.89%) Cisco
2 141 (42.34%) CheckPoint
3 140 (42.04%) F5
4 132 (39.64%) Juniper
5 54 (16.22%) Blue Coat
6 43 (12.91%) Citrix
7 41 (12.31%) Riverbed
8 38 (11.41%) VMware
9 28 (8.41%) HP
9 28 (8.41%) SolarWinds
10 25 (7.51%) Infoblox
11 24 (7.21%) Fortinet
12 21 (6.31%) Microsoft
13 12 (3.60%) Imperva
14 9 (2.70%) Nortel
15 8 (2.40%) Aruba
15 8 (2.40%) Dell
16 7 (2.10%) Sourcefire
17 6 (1.80%) Tandberg
17 6 (1.80%) Red Hat
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