Period
to 19 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for OSPF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OSPF over the 6 months to 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
London > Central London
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 221 269 231
Rank change year-on-year +48 -38 +1
Contract jobs citing OSPF 58 31 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.67% 0.33% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.18% 2.66% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 23 14
Central London median daily rate £500 £385 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.87% -12.75% +13.87%
10th Percentile £341 £329 £351
90th Percentile £681 £501 £576
London median daily rate £463 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +8.82% -5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Central London median hourly rate £47.50 - -
London median hourly rate £34.25 - £49.19

OSPF is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 938 1,165 869
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.84% 12.56% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 895 634
Central London median daily rate £490 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £210 £194 £180
90th Percentile £662 £625 £625
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 24
Central London median hourly rate £33.75 £19.00 £20.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.63% -5.37% +0.39%
10th Percentile £13.93 £14.35 £13.01
90th Percentile £44.80 £34.60 £29.93
London median hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £21.30
% change year-on-year +16.25% -6.10% +2.65%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in Central London

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OSPF in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in Central London

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in Central London over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in Central London

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in Central London

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Central London region over the 6 months to 19 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +24 44 £500 +25.39% 10
City of Westminster - 6 £575 -
West End of London +9 1 £500 +110.53%
Southwark - 1 - -
OSPF
London

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 53 (91.38%) BGP
2 50 (86.21%) Cisco
3 41 (70.69%) Cisco Certification
3 41 (70.69%) Firewall
4 35 (60.34%) WAN
5 31 (53.45%) VPN
6 29 (50.00%) CCIE
7 28 (48.28%) F5
8 26 (44.83%) MPLS
9 25 (43.10%) TCP/IP
10 24 (41.38%) LAN
10 24 (41.38%) CCNP
11 23 (39.66%) EIGRP
11 23 (39.66%) CheckPoint
12 22 (37.93%) Wireless
13 21 (36.21%) Multicast
14 19 (32.76%) VLAN
15 18 (31.03%) Internet
15 18 (31.03%) ITIL
15 18 (31.03%) VoIP
16 17 (29.31%) DNS
16 17 (29.31%) Python
16 17 (29.31%) Finance
16 17 (29.31%) Cisco Nexus
16 17 (29.31%) Network Security
17 15 (25.86%) Data Centre
17 15 (25.86%) Juniper
18 14 (24.14%) IPsec
18 14 (24.14%) Palo Alto
19 13 (22.41%) Cisco ASA

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.62%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.45%) Apache
2 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (18.97%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (3.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 2 (3.45%) SaaS
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.72%) GitHub
4 1 (1.72%) Serverless
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (91.38%) BGP
2 41 (70.69%) Firewall
3 35 (60.34%) WAN
4 31 (53.45%) VPN
5 26 (44.83%) MPLS
6 25 (43.10%) TCP/IP
7 24 (41.38%) LAN
8 23 (39.66%) EIGRP
9 22 (37.93%) Wireless
10 21 (36.21%) Multicast
11 19 (32.76%) VLAN
12 18 (31.03%) Internet
12 18 (31.03%) VoIP
13 17 (29.31%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (29.31%) DNS
13 17 (29.31%) Network Security
14 14 (24.14%) IPsec
15 13 (22.41%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (22.41%) Ethernet
16 11 (18.97%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.90%) JIRA
3 2 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.72%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.72%) Hudson
4 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 17 (29.31%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Telecoms
3 6 (10.34%) Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.45%) International Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Electronics
5 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (70.69%) Network Engineer
2 9 (15.52%) Senior Network Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Architect
6 4 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Network Architect
6 4 (6.90%) Voice Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Voice Network Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) WAN Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) DevOps Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Implementation Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) LAN Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Network Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) 802.1X
1 5 (8.62%) JSON
1 5 (8.62%) Regular Expression
1 5 (8.62%) YAML
2 1 (1.72%) CSS
2 1 (1.72%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.86%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.62%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.17%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) e-Health
5 1 (1.72%) Eurex
5 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.72%) Social Media
5 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Linux
1 13 (22.41%) Unix
2 6 (10.34%) Windows
3 4 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.03%) ITIL
2 13 (22.41%) Change Management
3 11 (18.97%) Project Management
4 8 (13.79%) High Availability
4 8 (13.79%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (13.79%) Network Design
5 7 (12.07%) DevOps
5 7 (12.07%) Network Management
5 7 (12.07%) Service Delivery
6 6 (10.34%) Incident Management
6 6 (10.34%) Technical Leadership
6 6 (10.34%) Web Filtering
7 5 (8.62%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (8.62%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (6.90%) Business Continuity
8 4 (6.90%) Compatibility Testing
8 4 (6.90%) Content Management
8 4 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.90%) Load Balancing
8 4 (6.90%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) Python
2 6 (10.34%) Bash Shell
3 5 (8.62%) Perl
4 3 (5.17%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.45%) C
6 1 (1.72%) Java
6 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.72%) R
Qualifications
1 41 (70.69%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (50.00%) CCIE
3 24 (41.38%) CCNP
4 11 (18.97%) CCDP
5 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
6 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
7 7 (12.07%) CCDA
8 6 (10.34%) CCNA
9 5 (8.62%) BC Cleared
9 5 (8.62%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (8.62%) CCVP
10 4 (6.90%) CCDE
10 4 (6.90%) CISSP
10 4 (6.90%) JNCIP
11 3 (5.17%) Degree
11 3 (5.17%) JNCIE
12 2 (3.45%) CCSA
12 2 (3.45%) CCSP
12 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Docker
1 4 (6.90%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) Ansible
2 6 (10.34%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (5.17%) Cacti
3 3 (5.17%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (5.17%) Iperf
4 2 (3.45%) Cisco CME
4 2 (3.45%) Nagios
4 2 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.45%) Puppet
5 1 (1.72%) Grafana
5 1 (1.72%) Graphite
5 1 (1.72%) Salt
5 1 (1.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 50 (86.21%) Cisco
2 28 (48.28%) F5
3 23 (39.66%) CheckPoint
4 15 (25.86%) Juniper
5 14 (24.14%) Palo Alto
6 11 (18.97%) Fortinet
6 11 (18.97%) SolarWinds
7 8 (13.79%) Arista
8 7 (12.07%) Riverbed
9 6 (10.34%) HP
9 6 (10.34%) Splunk
10 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
11 4 (6.90%) Aerohive Networks
11 4 (6.90%) ArcSight
11 4 (6.90%) Blue Coat
11 4 (6.90%) Meraki
12 3 (5.17%) NetScout
12 3 (5.17%) Red Box
12 3 (5.17%) Reuters
12 3 (5.17%) SevOne