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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 312 304 305
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing OSPF 99 122 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.49% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.30% 4.03% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 74 76
Average daily rate
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£401 £371 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.87% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £50.25 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.92%
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
3003 3027 3648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.61% 12.06% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1843 1962 2156
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 95 172
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.99 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 +23 27 £400 +11.11% 10
Docklands, London - 2 £525 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £315 -
West Drayton - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hayes - - - - 3
Hounslow - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 143 (89.38%) BGP
2 132 (82.50%) Cisco
3 93 (58.13%) WAN
4 85 (53.13%) Cisco Certification
5 83 (51.88%) Firewall
6 81 (50.63%) LAN
7 67 (41.88%) MPLS
8 63 (39.38%) Juniper
9 59 (36.88%) CCNP
10 53 (33.13%) VPN
11 52 (32.50%) Cisco Nexus
12 51 (31.88%) CheckPoint
13 49 (30.63%) EIGRP
14 48 (30.00%) TCP/IP
15 45 (28.13%) F5
16 43 (26.88%) Finance
17 42 (26.25%) VLAN
18 39 (24.38%) Cisco IOS
19 37 (23.13%) Multicast
20 35 (21.88%) Network Security
21 34 (21.25%) HSRP
21 34 (21.25%) CCIE
22 31 (19.38%) Wireless
23 28 (17.50%) IPsec
23 28 (17.50%) Banking
23 28 (17.50%) Cisco ASA
24 27 (16.88%) DNS
25 25 (15.63%) RIP
26 23 (14.38%) Blue Coat
26 23 (14.38%) Network Design

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 8 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.38%) Lync
3 6 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.75%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.50%) IIS
5 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 143 (89.38%) BGP
2 93 (58.13%) WAN
3 83 (51.88%) Firewall
4 81 (50.63%) LAN
5 67 (41.88%) MPLS
6 53 (33.13%) VPN
7 52 (32.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 49 (30.63%) EIGRP
9 48 (30.00%) TCP/IP
10 42 (26.25%) VLAN
11 39 (24.38%) Cisco IOS
12 37 (23.13%) Multicast
13 35 (21.88%) Network Security
14 34 (21.25%) HSRP
15 31 (19.38%) Wireless
16 28 (17.50%) IPsec
16 28 (17.50%) Cisco ASA
17 27 (16.88%) DNS
18 25 (15.63%) RIP
19 21 (13.13%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.63%) MySQL
1 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.63%) Ingres
1 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.63%) Subversion
General
1 43 (26.88%) Finance
2 28 (17.50%) Banking
3 21 (13.13%) Telecoms
4 12 (7.50%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.75%) Retail
6 5 (3.13%) Law
7 3 (1.88%) Legal
7 3 (1.88%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.25%) Publishing
8 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.25%) Front Office
8 2 (1.25%) German Language
8 2 (1.25%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 75 (46.88%) Network Engineer
2 25 (15.63%) Architect
3 22 (13.75%) Consultant
4 18 (11.25%) Senior Network Engineer
5 17 (10.63%) Network Consultant
6 14 (8.75%) Cisco Engineer
7 13 (8.13%) Security Engineer
8 11 (6.88%) Network Architect
9 9 (5.63%) Network Security Engineer
10 8 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 7 (4.38%) Network Support
11 7 (4.38%) Analyst
12 6 (3.75%) Infrastructure Manager
12 6 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (3.75%) IP Engineer
13 5 (3.13%) Network Analyst
13 5 (3.13%) Support Engineer
13 5 (3.13%) Senior Security Engineer
14 4 (2.50%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.38%) Clustering
2 5 (3.13%) PKI
2 5 (3.13%) Replication
3 4 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.88%) Open Source
4 3 (1.88%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.25%) AS400
5 2 (1.25%) NHS
5 2 (1.25%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.25%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.25%) Derivative
6 1 (0.63%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.63%) Online Games
6 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.63%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.63%) FMCG
6 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.63%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.75%) Windows
2 16 (10.00%) Linux
3 12 (7.50%) UNIX
4 5 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.50%) SUSE
5 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.50%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.25%) Windows NT
6 2 (1.25%) AIX
6 2 (1.25%) CentOS
7 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.38%) Network Design
2 21 (13.13%) Network Management
3 19 (11.88%) Low Latency
3 19 (11.88%) ITIL
4 17 (10.63%) Load Balancing
5 14 (8.75%) Project Management
5 14 (8.75%) Migration
6 13 (8.13%) Network Monitoring
7 12 (7.50%) Network Architecture
8 11 (6.88%) Data Protection
8 11 (6.88%) Change Management
9 8 (5.00%) BCP
9 8 (5.00%) Service Delivery
10 7 (4.38%) WAN Optimisation
11 6 (3.75%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (3.75%) Asset Management
11 6 (3.75%) E-Commerce
11 6 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (3.13%) Project Planning
12 5 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.88%) C
2 2 (1.25%) Python
3 1 (0.63%) Ruby
3 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.63%) Perl
3 1 (0.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 85 (53.13%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (36.88%) CCNP
3 34 (21.25%) CCIE
4 20 (12.50%) CCNA
5 10 (6.25%) CCDP
6 8 (5.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (4.38%) CCSE
7 7 (4.38%) JNCIS
7 7 (4.38%) CCIP
7 7 (4.38%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.75%) JNCIA
8 6 (3.75%) Degree
9 5 (3.13%) JNCIP
9 5 (3.13%) CCSP
10 4 (2.50%) CISSP
10 4 (2.50%) HP ASE
10 4 (2.50%) ACSP
11 3 (1.88%) JNCIE
12 1 (0.63%) CCDE
12 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.00%) SLA
2 4 (2.50%) QA
3 2 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (6.88%) Active Directory
1 11 (6.88%) Snort
2 8 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.13%) VMware ESX
3 5 (3.13%) vSphere
4 4 (2.50%) SRDF
4 4 (2.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 3 (1.88%) OpenSSH
5 3 (1.88%) Nmap
6 2 (1.25%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (3.75%) SCOrch
2 5 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (3.13%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.88%) Nessus
4 2 (1.25%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.25%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.25%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.63%) OpenView
5 1 (0.63%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.63%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.63%) RANCID
Vendors
1 132 (82.50%) Cisco
2 63 (39.38%) Juniper
3 51 (31.88%) CheckPoint
4 45 (28.13%) F5
5 23 (14.38%) Blue Coat
6 19 (11.88%) HP
7 14 (8.75%) Microsoft
8 11 (6.88%) Citrix
9 10 (6.25%) VMware
10 9 (5.63%) Avaya
10 9 (5.63%) Riverbed
10 9 (5.63%) Aruba
11 8 (5.00%) Sourcefire
12 7 (4.38%) Dell
12 7 (4.38%) SolarWinds
13 6 (3.75%) Red Hat
14 5 (3.13%) Brocade
14 5 (3.13%) Symantec
14 5 (3.13%) NetApp
14 5 (3.13%) Nokia
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